Editorial for Saturday March 7, 2015: Spring Break

The boys in the news have pretty much been waterboarding the Canadian public for the last few weeks. The Harper Conservatives have ramped up their exploitation of Terror, Retribution, Tax Crumbs, the Non-existent Crime Wave, and Corporate Sucking-Up for another … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, August 9, 2014: Harper-Brand Environmental Policy: Better Sorry Than Safe

Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine just spilled 15 million cubic meters of tailings pond goodies all over a chunk of the B.C. Wilderness. The salmon run up the Fraser is in danger, and local drinking water is off the menu. … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, June 28, 2014–The World Bank Shows A New Economic Reality

The World Bank has just released a report that shows that addressing global climate change and supporting initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “will improve human health, add jobs…increase energy supply and boost national GDP”. Thousands of lives would be … Continue reading

Eidtorial for Saturday, May 3, 2014–End of an Obstacle

Last week, the Harper Conservatives upgraded the North Pacific humpback whale status from “threatened” to “species of concern”. This seemed like something that made sense, was good for business and didn’t sacrifice the well-being of Canadian citizens and their environment … Continue reading

Editorial for Saturday, September 7, 2013– The Economy Needs a Boost, So the US Needs a War

The Yankees want to attack Syria because, they claim, Assad is using nerve gas on his own citizens. Not that hard to believe given that Mr. Assad is a bad man, and has been a bad man for a very … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, July 18, 2013–MMA: Mega-Death, Mega-Classy, Mega-Disgusting

Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway–MMA–announced that, in the wake of the Lac Megantic diaster, where they managed to kill around fifty people, that they were also laying off nineteen of the seventy-five employees they have in the Province of Quebec. … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Sunday, July 7, 2013–The Kid Summed It Up Pretty Well, But Egypt’s Political Mess Has Some Unanswered Questions

When a twelve-year-old boy was asked about his country’s political problem, he summed it up pretty well. But there may be more going on than first appears. In this bad translation, some interesting, and troubling, questions arise. Why was Morsi’s … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Sunday, June 30, 2013–Harper Conservatives Hate Science When It Disagrees With Their Corporate Money Agenda

A little video on Youtube is making a hell of a statement on the weather. As hilarious as it is, the message becomes chilling when the circumstances are considered: Long heatwave, early in the season, about to set centuries-old temperature … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, May 22, 2013–“Safe” for Pipelines Doesn’t Look That Good for the Rest of Us

A Global piece opens with “Alberta’s had an average of two crude oil spills a day, every day, for 37 years.” Not surprising. Pipelines are hazardous things. But the piece goes on to reveal a few other details: The total … Continue reading