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    Fractured Land Crowd Funding Campaign Hits Target

    Fractured Land crowd funding campaign hits target!

    Following a last-minute outpouring of support from around the world, the crowd funding drive for Fractured Land achieved and surpassed its target late yesterday. The campaign surged past its $50,000 goal around 6 pm January 18,...


    The Early Editions's Lee Rosevere and Shiral Tobin at the 2012 Webster Awards (photo by Dave Thomson)

    Rafe on Webster winner Shiral Tobin and the decline of CKNW

    How is the absence of environmental coverage in the media related to Shiral Tobin, who recently shared a Webster Award for “BEST FEATURE STORY – RADIO”? Simple – when Shiral was my producer on CKNW and l...



    Rafe Mair’s landmark free speech case credited in salmon activist Staniford’s victory

    I was delighted to learn recently that my good friend and colleague, leading salmon farming critic Don Staniford, won a major victory in the BC Supreme Court over the aquaculture industry – in large part thanks to an impo...


    Star Globe columnist Margaret Wente at cente of plagiarism scandal

    Star Globe columnist Margaret Wente at cente of plagiarism scandal

    Read this column from the Toronto Star’s Kathy English on the Margaret Wente plagiarism scandal. (Sept. 28, 2012) Only two newspapers in Canada have public editors. I have been public editor of the Toronto Star for more t...



    The Internet Addiction

    Canada’s media guru, Marshall McLuhan, wrote that we invent things and thereafter they invent us. So, what invention are we being transformed into by the things we invent? Perhaps, if we truly understood the character of ...


    Cartoonist Murphy at it again: New video mocks Enbridge’s route animation

    Province cartoonist Dan Murphy is back at it – poking fun at Enbridge’s laughable marketing campaign for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. (Incidentally, The Common Sense Canadian first alerted the public to E...