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Unusual partnership brings recycling to St. John's. (St. John's, Newfoundland)
October 1, 1995... Question: What do you get when you cross an entrepreneur in a VW van, 25 mentally ill patients in a work training programme, and a recycling plant? Answer: St. John's recycling programme! And far from being a joke, it's a successful community-based approach to improving waste management....
Legislation may reduce illegal wildlife trade in Canada.
October 1, 1995... Conservationists are welcoming new, federal legislation against trade in endangered species, but are concerned enforcement will remain weak. The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA), to be proclaimed in fall 1995, is...
Charges against environmental doctor worry victims of environmental illness. (Dr. Jozef Krop)
October 1, 1995... One of Canada's leading specialists in environmental medicine has been charged with incompetence and professional misconduct by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Although there were no patient complaints, Dr. Jozef Krop, a Fellow of the American Academy of...
It ain't the humidity. (1995 summer in Canada)(Column)
October 1, 1995... This year 1 spent part of my summer in Winnipeg, land of the Sikorsky twin-rotor mosquito. There's something quintessentially Canadian about the mosquito, I think. Most of the country suffers their reign in the summer months, even as we endure the snow and cold in the winter. Hardship makes...
Now that we are significant. (human influence over the environment)(Editorial)
October 1, 1995... Forehead mites are rarely photographed. This is not because they are rare or elusive (the unassuming creatures reside on most human faces, quietly grazing on dead skin and other delicacies) and it's not because the mites are small and ugly (they may be microscopic and aesthetically...