Getting Canadian Farmers to Kick their Foreign Seed Addiction - Modern Farmer
As the climate changes, newly adapted pests and diseases are parrying
farmers’ every move while government-funded research programs are being
slashed. Decades ago, farmers’ primary weapon was the amazing diversity
of plants: if one kind of wheat failed, plant another; if a bug attacked
your potatoes, switch varieties.
Turkey Wars - Modern Farmer
With blue heads, bright red wattles and spectacular tiers of bronze,
black and beige feathers, wild turkeys can be exceptionally beautiful
creatures. Benjamin Franklin himself, in a letter to his daughter in
1784, wrote that the turkey, compared to the bald eagle, was “a much
more respectable Bird.”
“’Tis home, you understand." - Telegraph-Journal (cover)
In an era before the telephone, many of Newfoundland’s outport homes had a ramshackle flagpole in their yard, an old clothesline or a stripped wooden pole, nestled among mossy scruff beside their saltbox homes. It’s an image that fascinates artist Jerry Ropson.
Final Sale - The Walrus
A few months ago,
Arizona retail consultant Bobbie Hollowell arrived in Fredericton,
ankle-length fur coat and all, to manage the liquidation of the city’s
two Zellers stores and make way for Target’s “Project Bacon.”
From Blew to Green - Maclean's
It’s a chilly midwinter day in Lunenberg, N.S., and the furnace at the Windbag Company
has stopped working.
Lest We Forget
“This is about the guys who gave their lives… if legions die, then remembrance will die.”
Radioactive waste project east of Toronto years, millions behind schedule
A planned cleanup of low-level radioactive waste near the
shores of Lake Ontario remains years behind schedule and millions of
dollars over budget.
How Spotify might save the music industry
According to some of the most respected and esteemed minds in the troubled music industry, the future of music is hopeful, and it's resting on a cloud.
Money for sale
Payday loan stores are the pawn shops of the pay loan industry –
and they’re doing big business among 18- to 35-year-olds. The risks and
rewards of cashing in.
Bands see Web as friend and foe in quest to make it big
Before he signs a new band to his independent music label, Franz Schuller usually gives aspiring musicians bad news: They're probably not going to be famous.
Homeless find help through technology, Internet
While the Internet has fundamentally changed our day-to-day lives and affects everything from how we communicate, hunt for apartments and obtain information, the boundless opportunities of the web hold little promise for homeless people.
Good for business
A new generation of M.B.A. graduates sets out to better the world. Honestly.
Building a faster Internet
Engineers are developing a new type of Internet connection called a dynamic-circuit network that could carry so much data so quickly it might startle even Net surfers in Japan or South Korea.
What’s that on your arm?
Enthusiasts are piercing the secrecy of the mysterious world of covert military operations with an unconventional weapon: the uniform patch.
In this class, everyone gets A+
At first glance, Denis Rancourt is a self-proclaimed anarchist with a history of causing trouble. But that’s not why Carleton University says it’s firing him.
Carleton cancels Shinerama; says disease only affects “white people”
Carleton University Students’ Association is cancelling Shinerama, the school’s popular fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, after the council said the fatal disease is not “inclusive” enough.
Can I have your half-attention, please?
Profs say laptops are creating culture of "constant partial distraction."
Deaf advocates call for real-time texting
Supporters of the hearing impaired say the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will save people’s lives if it requires all wireless carriers to provide real-time text.
White Stripes rock T.O. kids’ camp –
Alt-rock duo the White Stripes thrilled dozens of children at a Toronto day camp Thursday afternoon with an impromptu gig that had the youngsters clapping their hands and wriggling in time to the music.
Confused? Get a career counselor
Your palms are sweaty and your stomach is doing backflips. If you are a student having a hard time deciding which university to attend or what program to take, this is probably your uncomfortable reality.
Outfront: Breaking the Silence
University courses, in your high school
Before she’d set foot on campus, Jacqueline Dohaney already had two university courses under her belt.
Rising tuition? It’s a myth
A new study says the real cost of university is falling. One province is even paying its students.
Broken student loan program makes millions on the backs of students: critics
Canada’s student loan program is making millions of dollars a year by gouging cash-strapped graduates who make a ‘‘deal with the devil’’ to extend their loan terms, credit counsellors and student activists say.
Innocent lives at risk unless journalists, officials held responsible: Arar
Ordinary Canadians should fear losing their freedoms because officials can leak damaging and false information to journalists without being held accountable, says Maher Arar.