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On this day in 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov's letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if ...

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2 hours, 22 minutes ago

Earth Day all week long

Earth Day all week long

by Kate Thompson

April 22nd is Earth Day, in Victoria and everywhere else. There are events, presentations, fundraisers, and, coincidentally, a couple of Municipal Planning Open Houses this week ...

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2 days, 13 hours ago

Even seniors fret about older drivers

Even seniors fret about older drivers

by Brian Kieran

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2 weeks, 1 day ago

Coming to a neighbourhood near you – markets for food ...

Coming to a neighbourhood near you  –   markets for food and finds

Spring in our town brings farm fresh choices to local markets and the farmer’s market in your neighbourhood is set to go for another year.  Here are a few ...

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6 days, 14 hours ago
Arts & Letters Daily
  • Art is of the world, and poets are some of the best rumor-spreaders. Why immortalize gossip in poetry? Because the results are delightful… more»

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  • Reluctant to bite into an insect? Consider the environmental and nutritional benefits of eating grasshoppers. Just think of them as “land shrimp”… more»

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  • Social media don’t lead to addiction but do lead to drama. And that’s why we spend so much time online. We fear boredom, and that’s a problem… more»

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  • The April 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine has a fantastic photo-essay on two French islands of the Mozambique Channel: Europa and Bassas da India. The article describes the pristine marine environments around the islands along with some amazing dive shots. I was privileged enough to work on Europa Island throughout 2008, not on the…
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  • By Meg Wilcox, Senior Manger, Communications, Ceres The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California’s Antelope Valley. Its neatly arrayed modern homes blend into the arid landscape, sporting hues the colors of the desert—burnt umber, sienna and ecru. But Dawn Creek contains a…
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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditional fuels for 2013. In January the EPA agreed to reconsider the mandate “due to the reduced estimate of anticipated cellulosic biofuel production in 2013 that was announced shortly after EPA signed its final rule by one of two companies…
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