Writing and Expression From The Sunshine Coast

Business

The Walmart Myth

It seems every time a sizable vacant property is cleared, Sunshine Coast residents start speculating about whether Walmart Canada is coming to the area. It’s been nearly a decade since Walmart announced it was going to build a 115,000-sq.-ft. store, in partnership with Wesbild, beside the Gibsons Park Plaza. From www.coastreporter.net Keep Reading

Environment/Politics

Climate Change Critics Can’t Ignore Facts

World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organisations, was issued two days… Keep Reading

Media/Politics

Violence, Media, and Kids

Michael Maser here in Gibsons has developed a very important idea about the impact of broadcast news violence on kids.  Here’s his site.  Sign the petition. http://www.choosenews.org Keep Reading

Business/Gardening/Health

No farms, no beer

The clock is ticking for Persephone Brewing Co. after a panel of the Agricultural Land Commission gave the Sunshine Coast’s farm-based brewery two years to comply with provincial regulations, or halt operations. Persephone had hoped to get around a requirement that it grow at least 50 per cent of the raw material for its beer… Keep Reading

Health/Remedy

Ghee – The Secret Ingredient

Ghee has long been considered the healthiest source of fat in the Ayurvedic diet. It may offer many benefits, including promoting longevity and protection from various diseases. Ghee has been used for thousands of years as an Ayurvedic therapy. It has been used to: improve memory strengthen the nervous system lubricate connective tissues strengthen digestion… Keep Reading

Politics

Trump, Putin, hacking

Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin’s foreign minister, once remarked while on a trip to Berlin in the early days of the Cold War, “The trouble with free elections is that you never know how they will turn out.” On the morning of November 9th, Molotov’s grandson, Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Russian Duma’s foreign-affairs committee, announced… Keep Reading

Health

Blues In The Key Of Winter

  As goes the Sun, so goes the mood. For some people, short dark winter days are a time of low energy and sad spirits. Virginia Woolf, who knew a bit about gloom, wrote: “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” This seasonal dreariness can lead to productive introspection and creativity – or it… Keep Reading

Health/Pets

Pet sounds

Humans are too good at thinking. We decide on emotional choices based on what seems rational; what makes sense; what is statistically likely. Sometimes we think ourselves into loops, or to places our hearts tell us are not quite right. This causes us to mistrust what our feelings tell us – to ignore good advice… Keep Reading

Health

Clove and Coconut

It is a proven fact that well-blended purely sourced ingredients can help with our personal wellbeing. Watch this space to find out more.   Keep Reading

Health/Uncategorised

Just Makes Sense

The Regulation Of Mental Health Counseling Therapy Imagine this: You are building a house and find an architect who sells you on her ideas. Trouble is, she’s not an architect at all; has never studied architecture; and your house turns out to be a disaster. Totally unacceptable, right? Of course, and there are regulatory processes… Keep Reading

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