editorials

The Folly of Fracking

The development of more fossil fuels, particularly sources that come with an increasing social and environmental cost, is contrary to the long-term interests of the human species. By Kyle Boulden

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Fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing – is a dangerous and unsustainable method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale other underground rock formations. It’s a hotly-debated topic these days, as both governments and citizens weigh the short term gains against the long-term costs associated with the drilling. With rising oil prices, the world […]

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Which Do You Know: Bieber’s Favourite Colour? Or Your MPP?

A radio announcer recently claimed that more eligible voters know Justin Bieber’s favourite colour than the name of their MPP. Is he right? By Megan Powell

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Shortly after our most recent provincial election, I heard a disturbing fact on the radio. The announcer claimed that more eligible voters know Justin Bieber’s favourite colour than the name of their MPP. Whether or not this is actually accurate, the idea that this is quite probable is very concerning. It got me wondering: How […]

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Bahrain and American Arms Sales

How America denounces human rights offending nations, then sells them weapons. By Kyle Boulden

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The recent “Arab Spring” has seen sweeping political changes across the Middle East, with governments toppled and democratic movements gaining more and more momentum. This revolution has not been without bloodshed however, as corrupt dictators and governments struggle to retain their grip on power. Bahrain was one such country, where protestors demanding greater political, social, […]

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