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Like so many celebrations, probably all of them, Halloween is looking more and more like an excuse to consume crap.
In these modern, toxic-chemical ridden times, dusting off some old ways may be a life saver. Like noisily popping our popcorn on the stove.
If Whitehorse banned plastic bags tomorrow, what would you do? Would you stop shopping? Would you stage a protest at city hall? Would you take the…
The old polystyrene coffee cup has a life expectancy of 500 years, but the new corn coffee cup lasts less time on this Earth than a Yukon summer.
Finally, dangerous weapons for women! As dainty as a disposable razor, the latest CED (conducted energy device), otherwise known as a stun gun, or…
someone asked me if I was on a “Horizon list.” Her expression told me this was something I should know about and would want in on…
I thought everyone on earth was finally off the Atkins diet. Then I visited my stepmother. For eight days, I was forced to survive as a pregnant…
When Starbucks finally took possession of our city’s busiest street corner, the collective groan of indifference could have been heard as far…
Most of us celebrated our status as Canadians yesterday — and why not? Canada continues to rank among one of the best places in the world to…
Opposition leader Stephane Dion’s Green Shift plan has our normally unflappable Prime Minister using words like “crazy” and…
For thousands of years, humans have relied on the roots and herbs of the forests and the fields to keep them healthy.
The idea of water fluoridation was once eyed with so much suspicion that it was dubbed a communist plot.
It’s that time of year again when we pour everything we’ve got into our lawns, our flowers our vegetable gardens — because the…
It’s hard not to smile while eating a Chiquita banana. But we’re not kids anymore. It’s time to put away any nostalgia associated…
If the environmentalist wore a signature sweater, it could be made of cashmere. Also known in Asia as ‘soft gold’ or the ‘diamond…
The dedication of so many in this city of 23,000 souls to the campaign of protecting human rights through fair trading is impressive.
I wrote about bisphenol-A a year ago when the Harper government announced it would be conducting a review on the controversial hormone-mimicking…
Carol Off’s biography of chocolate unravels a long, dark, murderous tale, with virtually nothing sweet about it, not even slim shavings of hope.
Imagine you walked into Super-A and found that the price of a box of cereal had doubled to $10. I guess we’re not buying cereal this week.
The Pfizer poster pinned to the wall at my local medical clinic made me wince. Most of us are suspicious of a sugar-daddy-type affair happening…