Archive for March, 2015

Turning the page on toxic site’s dirty legacy

March 9, 2015
Turning the page on toxic site’s dirty legacy

For a long time, it was one of the largest employers in the city, a place where hundreds earned paycheques making iron castings — while we ignored the environmental consequences of that dirty work. But that was many years ago. Today, the 13-acre former International Malleable Iron Company site is a polluted, ugly blight...
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Who needs vaccines when you can just eat organic kale?

March 9, 2015
Who needs vaccines when you can just eat organic kale?

I heard from my friend Larry at spin class that vaccines can cause autism. It’s true, because he read it on a blog. Larry’s a pretty informed guy. He’s vegan, after all. There’s been a lot of debate in the news lately about vaccines and whether they’re safe. Media-types have been lining up physicians...
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Forget toboggans, let’s ban all childhood activities

March 9, 2015
Forget toboggans, let’s ban all childhood activities

Let’s hear it for those precautious towns around Ontario and beyond that have cracked down on one of the most hazardous, risky things our kids love to do in winter — tobogganing. Faced with a growing onslaught of lawsuits from parents whose children have been hurt while sledding, some municipalities are banning the traditional...
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