// ralffalbe @ Compfight

Terrorism in not a real threat to Canada

The increasing emphasis on terrorism in Canada—specifically with the introduction of the Harper government’s Anti-Terrorism Bill C-51—is a sneaky way to raise the levels of fear so high among o...
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The wild, Wildrose

The Wildrose Party wants to join forces with the Conservatives. Sure, it was only a few weeks ago that Danielle Smith was scolding now-former party members Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan for crossing th...
// Shawna Iwaniuk

From medical to midwife

There seem to be two camps when it comes to birthing: those who believe birth should happen in a hospital where medical help is on hand should anything go wrong, and those who believe life should not...
It's turkey time // Dave Malkoff via Compfight

Two turkeys and some Christmas cheer

Two 25-pound turkeys and all the fixings keep Henk Kalkman busy in the kitchen at Buddys Nite Club every Christmas. “I always look for leftovers the next day and never can find them,” the...
// Amber 1079 via Compfight

Writing the rights of animals

Animal abuse is a criminal act in Canada, but defining what abuse is gets tricky. Animal Justice, a Toronto-based advocacy group, is pushing for further protection of animals by lobbying lawmakers to...
// Supplied

The little ski hill that could

Sixty years ago, the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort was just a piece of land on the outskirts of a farmer’s field, but it was the determination of Bob Sutherland—who lived and breathed for skiing—that...
// Avril Benoit

The earth is shifting under women

Sally Armstrong has been writing about the human-rights obstacles women face for the past few decades. But there was a time when people didn’t want to hear about rape and abuse—the mainstream m...