Category Archives: News/Press

Trump Congress speech- still a loose cannon wolf

A POV: Only DonaldTrump would have the unmitigated gaul to get a SEAL killed through his negligence, then parade his grieving widow as a prop…and then complain when some Congressmen don’t cheer. Respect for the death of any servicemen should … Continue reading

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Aboriginal identity and the arts- a cultural lens

With the recent alleged exposure of Joseph Boyden’s identity by the APTN , the whitewater ripple in Canada is growing. I’m no expert. I’m just a reader and retired librarian but the storm is as chilling as our cold winter.  … Continue reading

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The man who knew-911 Frontline 

https://youtu.be/vtVklkVOF-k PBS Frontline episode The Man Who Knew.  As an FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism, John P. O’Neill investigated the bombing of the American embassies in Africa, the USS Cole in Yemen, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and … Continue reading

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UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute-aaron mueller FYI 

Via @aaronmueller @bctla  UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute Aaron Mueller to BCTLA 23 FebDetails 2016 Digital Literacy Summer Institute Critical Digital Literacy: Issues, Challenges, Directions http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/2016-critical-digital-literacy-summer-institute/ RATIONALE As technology continues to transform educational systems and teaching strategies, the acquisition of … Continue reading

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Teen boys, porn and Internet , parents beware

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/porn-is-wreaking-havoc-on-teen-boys-views-of-sex-and-relationships/article29629647/?click=sf_globefb   (Istockphoto) I’ve been saying for some time that our boys and young men are in trouble in spite of our current trend to assist or compensate our young females. Want a better life for our girls? Help our lost … Continue reading

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Pink shirt and other more serious concerns… 

_____________ Bullying and the pink shirt campaign is a valid exercise but I’d be more inclined to support programs that support more serious issues like rape! We all so easily back anti bullying yet seem blind to far more troublesome … Continue reading

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Canada’s role in Middle East conflicts -dusty at best

As Canadians debate the ISIS strategy in Syria/Iraq, I’m reminded of the confusing days of Afghanistan. Countering the ugly methods of the Taliban appeared to be just at first blush. Our nation felt obligated or was pressured to support the … Continue reading

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