August 2014 Archive

Building a future

By Nate Smelle TAKING A WALK AROUND the new straw bale building in Riverside Park during the farewell celebration for the Sir Sandford Fleming College ...

Chapin uses music to bring people together

"If you are trying to create something, and you are giving something to people it has an authenticity," said singer/songwriter Jen Chapin.

Bancroft says goodbye to sustainable building class

By Nate Smelle Community members from Bancroft and beyond gathered out front of the newly constructed straw bale canteen in Riverside Park on Friday, Aug. ...

Kicking at the Darkness

A timeless message really. Universal wisdom applicable anywhere politics and corruption hold hands.

Cockburn communicates compassion through his music

Whether he is singing about Where the Death Squad Lives in Guatemala, or If a Tree Falls, Cockburn is able to communicate his impression of the world within and outside of him in a way that is distinctly Canadian.

Celebrating Pride in Maynooth

By Jim Eadie One month following the huge World Pride 2014 celebrations in Toronto, the annual Pride event was held in Maynooth at the Arlington ...

After midnight

Could this be the real life Dawn of the Dead that would bring on the zombie apocalypse? I remembered the mantra from nearly every film on the undead I had ever seen “remove the head or destroy the brain.

Mineral tours attract ‘Rockhounds’

“The Himalayas and Mount Everest are nothing compared to what was formed when this massive upheaval occurred,” mineral tour guide Corey Lablans said.

Outside the big box

Why wouldn’t someone earning minimum wage buy three polyester T-shirts from a sweat shop in Bangladesh for the price of one made of organically grown hemp fabric grown and manufactured here in Canada? One thing for certain is that poverty and low, low prices go hand in hand.