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Oil Comes Ashore in Gulf, Scale of ‘Historic’ Disaster Sets In

April 30, 2010

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The oil began washing ashore where the Mississippi River hits the coast. Louisiana is home to 40 percent of the United States’ wetlands and the oil now threatens some 400 species of animals. The slick is threatening migrating birds, nesting pelicans and even river otters and mink along Louisiana’s fragile islands and barrier marshes. via […]

Syncrude to go to trial for duck deaths

April 30, 2010

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An Alberta judge has rejected arguments by energy giant Syncrude Canada Ltd. that the charges against it stemming from the deaths of more than 1,600 ducks in 2008 should be dismissed. Provincial court Judge Ken Tjosvold said Thursday the Crown has presented enough evidence for the trial to proceed. via Syncrude to go to trial […]

China’s clout draws IPO

April 30, 2010

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China’s growing influence on Canada’s oil and gas sector is about to show up in a new way as an oil-sands company prepares to go public in Hong Kong, rather than on Bay Street. The move breaks from the pattern domestic energy companies and their bankers have long followed, and could have lasting implications for […]

Chickens ordered out | London

April 29, 2010

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A paraplegic Londoner who this week asked city politicians to allow backyard chickens — and admitted to keeping birds on her property — says she’s been ordered to get rid of them …  just 48 hours after her presentation to councillors. via Chickens ordered out | London | News | London Free Press.

The Surprising Reason Why Americans Are So Lonely, and Why Future Prosperity Means Socializing with Your Neighbors

April 29, 2010

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Community may suffer from overuse more sorely than any word in the dictionary. Politicians left and right sprinkle it through their remarks the way a bad Chinese restaurant uses MSG, to mask the lack of wholesome ingredients. But we need to rescue it; we need to make sure that community will become, on this tougher […]

A cup of social change | London

April 28, 2010

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“I was standing in front of the class, talking about the broken community in modern society and I realized I was part of the fractured community,” Wayne says in the coffee shop she now owns. “There I was, in Peterborough, and they were closing a school in my neighbourhood (Lorne Avenue public school) and I […]

‘He sees the big picture’ – East London

April 28, 2010

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“The stigmatism that was happening and continues today has allowed people to buy in to the neighbourhood at very reasonable prices,” said Thompson. “But a number of people realized you get the type of neighbourhood you deserve. There was a perception Old East wasn’t in the minds of people at city hall and the area […]