Hostpapa Review (or Hostpapa’s Scam, and what you should know about all “low-cost” web hosting providers)

A review of Hostpapa and explanation of a common scam that cheap web hosting companies engage in.

By |2020-08-11T18:22:13+00:00July 8th, 2019|96 Comments

Money for Nothing (and the drugs for free)

Doctors’ relationships with drug company representatives have changed, say knowledgeable readers. But for better or worse? A recently-unemployed friend of mine went into a Victoria walk-in clinic in June complaining about unease he couldn’t explain, and walked out with enough free packets of the antidepressant Cipralex and the stimulant Ritalin to last for weeks. If

By |2013-09-05T00:12:57+00:00September 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Numbers Guy Speaks Out

Former federal Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page exhorts Canadians to "wake up." Parliamentary institutions that bolster Canadian democracy “are under attack right now like I’ve never seen them before in my 35 years of public service.” The warning had a particularly sharp sting coming from recently departed federal Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. Brought to

By |2013-05-05T18:03:05+00:00May 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Affordable Housing for Everyone

There’s growing local interest in land trusts as a way to tackle housing costs and reshape our communities.   "It’s not a housing strategy, it’s about land reform,” said Michael Lewis. The declaration felt rousing, as if we were in an impoverished part of Latin America rather than a comfortable University of Victoria meeting room.

By |2013-03-02T05:54:55+00:00March 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Canadian Mining Races to the Bottom

A new book provides a shocking analysis of environmental destruction and human rights abuses committed by Canadian mining companies abroad—and how we help them do it. (Originally published in Focus Magazine, February 2013.) Chandu Claver was born in the small town of Tabuk in the mountainous Cordillera region of the Philippines, near a large copper mine

By |2013-02-06T20:45:19+00:00February 6th, 2013|0 Comments
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