Archive - 2007

WE CONSERVE - new campaign to tackle climate change by Conservation Council of Ontario

From the Toronto Star

Ontario group launches conservation campaign to tackle climate change - Agency will enlist help of community groups, government, businesses

Peter Gorrie, Environment Reporter  - Dec 30, 2007

It has taken a quarter-century, but most people in Ontario now sort their trash into bins labelled "We Recycle."

Chris Winter wants them to move on to a greater step: "We Conserve."

December 30th

BC First Nation youth produce video of local legend to address local suicide epidemic

More and more young people are sharing their stories online, using the different social networks and by producing short videos that are posted online for others to watch and learn about their struggles.

Wabaseemoong First Nation youth attend Leaf hockey game with support from Toronto's Czech community

From the Toronto Sun ...

Leaf Nation growing


Leaf Nation now includes the White Dog First Nations reserve in a remote part of Northern Ontario, thanks to defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

Lakota Nation withdrawal from treaties with United States called "dangerous"

From the Winnipeg Sun ...

Dangerous withdrawal

By JOSEPH QUESNEL - December 29, 2007

The American Lakota illustrate what is wrong with indigenous politics.

Rather than seek meaningful change from within community, the unfortunate tendency is to look to radical solutions which do not address real issues.

December 29th

Netscape web browser being retired by Time Warner's AOL after 13 years

From CTV ...

Netscape killed, ends 13-year run in February

The Associated Press - Dec. 28 2007

NEW YORK -- Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run.

December 28th

Dramatic climate change with the melting Arctic ice cap becomes top Canadian weather story for 2007

From CBC News ...

Melting Arctic ice cap top Canadian weather story of 2007: Environment Canada

Canadian Press: Alan Black - December 27, 2007

TORONTO - A chunk of ice the size of Ontario melted away in Canada's attic this year and that stunning development in the high Arctic was selected as Environment Canada's top weather story of 2007.

December 27th

Canada's new National Anti-Drug Strategy accepting proposals for community-based projects

Government press release 

Government of Canada Announces Funding for Community Initiatives Working to Reduce Illicit Drug Use 

OTTAWA, December 21, 2007 – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today announced more than $7 million for communities across Canada to tackle the increasing challenge of drug use among our young people. Funding is available through the Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund for 2008/2009 initiatives, and the deadline for proposals is February 29, 2008.