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Buddy

My family never had dogs while I was growing up and as an adult I felt that owning one would be more work than its worth. My wife Linda, on the other hand, grew up with various family dogs and has always been a dog-lover. It wasn’t long after we were living together that the… Read more »

Thane Heins: Disciple of Truth

“My government is the world’s number one purveyor of violence.” Dr. Martin Luther King It is the privilege of this writer to have been assigned by our Editor to write an article introducing a new Columnist for The Voice. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Thane Heins, and wish him the best… Read more »

Suicide Versus Acne

Suicide or acne? Which would you pick? It’s an easy choice for most people, but those who suffer from severe forms of acne, may choose the more extreme of the two: suicide. In fact, sixty-six people taking the acne drug Accutane have committed suicide, and 1,373 others reported psychiatric side effects. If this is how… Read more »

MediaWatch announces worst portrayals of women

WINNIPEG (CUP) — A Canadian media watchdog group has published its annual report card on the best and worst advertising portrayals of women in 2001. MediaWatch, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the representation of women and girls in the media, released its report March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. “This is… Read more »

Debt reduction program a sham, lobby group claims

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) — The Canadian Federation of Students says the federal government’s student-debt reduction program is a sham and has helped just a handful of people. The national program, part of the government’s 1998 Canada’s Opportunity Strategy, is an education plan that provides financial aid to students. It gives university graduates extra funding to… Read more »

Fate of Bighorn Wildland decided this month

VANCOUVER (CUP) — The advisory group appointed to recommend action on Alberta’s Bighorn Wildland is ignoring key provincial policies, environmentalists say. Pressure from government, industry and off-road vehicle (ORV) users is causing the advisory group to skip over 1986 policies that designated protected areas, says Tamaini Snaith, Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)… Read more »

Cigarette makers accused of targeting teens

MONTREAL (CUP) — Internal documents released in court earlier this week from Canada’s three major tobacco companies suggest an extensive effort goes into marketing their products to youth, some barely in their teens. The country’s cigarette makers — JTI-MacDonald, Rothman’s-Benson and Hedges and Imperial Tobacco — are challenging Bill C-71, adopted by the federal government… Read more »