#Resolution and #Goal time for 2017

Tis the season. If you’re setting some goals for 2017, here are some ways to achieve them – straight from the National Health Service. Top 10 goal-setting tips for the New Year. Here’s some advice from the NHS 1. Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing justContinue reading “#Resolution and #Goal time for 2017”

NORTEP, Bodies of Education, and Family History.

The Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) in Saskatchewan, Canada commenced in 1976 to facilitate access to teacher education and certification for northerners, particularly those of Aboriginal ancestry. It covers tuition costs, books, and a living allowance for students who have lived in the north for 10 years or half their life. By most accounts, itContinue reading “NORTEP, Bodies of Education, and Family History.”

Beyond Vape Fear

Richard Roope, of the RCGP, has recently released a report on e-cigarettes. Essentially, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the official channel for General Practice of Medicine in the UK, has given their informed recommendations to health professionals regarding smoking cessation and the use of e-cigarette. The recommendations: 1. GPs provide advice on the relative risksContinue reading “Beyond Vape Fear”

Climate change isn’t your fault, by Justin Fisher

Originally posted on SaskActivist:
“You’re part of the problem. You depend on fossil fuels every day.” You hear this a lot when you talk about climate change, especially if you live in a place like Saskatchewan. Whether it’s coming from oil industry PR people, forever-eager online commentators, or even family and friends (the latter two…

Helping the Body (Politic) by Reforming Donations

Reforming Political Donations: Or How to Slow the Money Train In Australia, the former prime minister Tony Abbott recently outlined a sweeping plan for reform of the country’s political donations system that would ban payments from unions, companies and overseas donors. “Obviously,” he said, “we don’t want influence buying, we don’t want subversion of ourContinue reading “Helping the Body (Politic) by Reforming Donations”

Yoga Boys, Boys of Yoga

Back in August I wrote about ‘Manly Yoga’ and Bro-Culture. But, having been in the UK for a couple of months now, it seems that yoga for boys is also a thing. According to The Telegraph, we’ve seen the launches of Broga, a version of the practice adapted to suit our “macho” sensibilities, and, yes, DirtyContinue reading “Yoga Boys, Boys of Yoga”

Ultrarunning: Nature and Native Americans

Mo Farah, you wuss! It’s time to take it to the next level with ultrarunning. Here’s an excerpt from “Beer, candy fuelled ultrarunner’s record-breaking race,” by Lindsey Crouse. *** At a time when “endurance running” no longer means mere marathons – and even 160-kilometre races are attracting the masses – Karl Meltzer, a former ski-resortContinue reading “Ultrarunning: Nature and Native Americans”

Cocaine Fury

It was tight. It was very, very close. However, Colombians rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with Farc guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. With counting completed from 98% of polling stations, the no vote led with 50.23% to 49.76%, a difference of 61,000 votes. Not much. AccordingContinue reading “Cocaine Fury”

Cocaine and Colombia

The first line of a recent Washington Times story about cocaine in Colombia spells the country incorrectly. ‘Ninety-five percent of the cocaine sold on the streets of the United States today comes from Columbia.’ Don’t get me wrong, we all make mistakes. But c’mon. Really? Then, the rest of the article mixes the spellings. It’s weird.Continue reading “Cocaine and Colombia”

Vape Fear – Updated

November 25, 2016 – CBC NEWS Vaping, e-cigarettes to be regulated by Health Canada The federal government plans to regulate e-cigarettes to make vaping products less accessible to young people. “The proposed act amends the Tobacco Act to regulate vaping products as a separate class of products,” Health Canada said in a statement on Tuesday November, 22.Continue reading “Vape Fear – Updated”