Boreal Citizen: Lessons from Big Tobacco: When the right to make money trumps the right to clean air

In Manitoba, beach-goers fed up with cigarette butt litter and drifting plumes of smoke have reason to celebrate. The province is the first in Canada to make beaches and playgrounds in provincial parks smoke-free. Now, imagine traveling back in time, and showing that headline to somebody in the 1960s when smoking was commonplace in offices, airplanes, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan Council Don’t Smoke and They Don’t Chew and They’re Gonna Tell You What To Do!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger It is really hard taking some serious things seriously. The Cowichan News Leader’s editor, Sir John McKinley no less, penned an article about the Duncan City Mayor and Council’s righteous declaration against smoking cigarettes, here or there. I find it all confusing and am glad that I  now refrain from smoking but when ...