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Canada leaves Kyoto behind

Canada’s exit from the Kyoto Protocol was official on Dec. 15, 2012, the first treaty in Canadian history to have been ratified and then quit. Those concerned with the environment see the decision as major defeat toward combating greenhouse gas emissions and threatens our country’s standing in the world. Yet, the protocol itself has fallen far short of the five per cent reduction of greenhouse gases it called for, instead the world has seen an increase of 58 percent of harmful emissions into our atmosphere.

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January 10, 2013

Our disconnect with nature is profound Dear Editor, It shocked and alarmed me that Maligne Canyon was blasted to alter this year’s natural accumulation of log jams. Nature is a powerful force; every year the canyon is different. We go there to be in awe of nature. We should be adjusting our activities in the changing environment of the canyon, not exploding things in this majestic natural cathedral to ...

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January 3, 2013

Are you and Bingo above the law? Dear Editor, I believe that living in a national park is a privilege. I don’t just say it, I live it. I live it by my respect and awe of nature and all its creatures, by my commitment to leaving the natural world as it was before I entered it and in the way I have trained my dog to accompany me in this national park...on leash.   Parks Canada fights to keep nature ...

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January 26, 2012

Shakespeare’s Discovery a Walk in the Park Dear Editor, “To guard a title that was rich before, To gild the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To see the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.”   – Salisbury (from King John, 1595)   Ward Hughson Jasper, Alta. ...

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