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Low Oil Prices Deflate Canada’s Petrocurrency

By Roy L Hales

The Canadian dollar dropped to its lowest exchange rate in eleven years Wednesday. Dr Werner Antweiller, of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, that is because our economy is so focused on the oil sector. Consequently, low oil prices deflate Canada’s petrocurrency.

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Logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There are 466 watershed in British Columbia. More than a quarter have problems with logging activities. The requirements to protect drinking water are not always clear or enforceable. In the interview that follows,  Hans Penner of the Elphinstone Logging Focus talks about logging Impacts in the Chapman Creek Watershed.

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In Germany, public transit is often the preferred way to Travel

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1North American cities are primarily designed for automotive traffic. There has been more attention to bicycles, buses and trains, but most people still look upon them as a poor person’s transportation. There is a much different model in Europe. In Germany, public transit is often the preferred way to travel.

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Do Chickens Have A Life? Or Are They Simply Food?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMA new study published in Poultry Science states that though modern hens are given half the food, 32% less water and yet producing 27% more eggs than their counterparts from 1960. Should we perceive this as an accomplishment of new technologies and increased efficiency? Or simply cruelty to animals?Do chickens have a life? Or are they simply food?
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