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Rising from the Ashes: My Journey to Quit Smoking

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm   /   The 401

By Sarah Torgerson Nestled in the heart of Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus is one of about a dozen designated smoking areas, where you are likely to come across a handful of generally unhappy-looking smokers wreathed in plumes of grey. I’m often among them. This mecca for the stressed-out and nicotine-addicted is where I take my […]

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Scene from "The Good Life

Out to Lunch

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:27 am   /   The 401

By Diane Bolt Dirk Becker’s farmhouse in the seaside village of Lantzville on Vancouver Island is warm and rustic, with weathered wooden furniture and a crackling fire in the background. It’s early November and the kitchen floor is covered in patches of squash being readied for distribution. The scene reminds me of the classic British […]

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Out to Lunch (Part Two)

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   The 401

In the recently released documentary Genetic Roulette, Jeffrey M. Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, an organization that educates policy makers and the public about genetically modified foods, says that GM crops in the US amount to 94% of all soy, 90% of cotton, 90% of canola, 95% of sugar beets, 88% of […]

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