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“Between Two Joints, You Could Get Up and Do Something”*

December 17, 2018

*Editor’s note: the original quote (“ent’deux joints tu pourrais faire qu’qu’chose, ent’deux joints tu pourrais t’grouiller l’cul”) is the refrain of a popular 1973 Robert Charlebois song, lyrics by Pierre Bourgault, entitled “Entr’ deux joints”.According to Statistics Canada, the illegal cannabis industry was already generating 5.6 billion dollars in profits in... Read more

BC leads the way to a better future for people and planet

December 06, 2018

Maybe it was the months of smoke-filled skies or the flash floods following hard on the heels of long droughts. Or maybe it was mountainsides covered in beetle-killed trees or glaciers melting to slivers of ice. Whatever the reason, British Columbia has got the message when it comes to climate... Read more