Pipelines, tar sands,  treaties – and memories of ice skating …An article about picking local fruit for the Food Bank (In Focus Magazine):  http://www.infocusmagazine.ca/2012/sharing-the-bounty/

A video from the Watershed Sentinel on the recently-inked Canada-China trade deal (which comes into effect on November 1):

And a brief on what’s in the agreement here (from the Green Party): http://www.firstperspective.ca/news/31-fn-policy-and-opinions/2130-what-has-harper-done

And what you can do about it here:

What First Nations are doing to fight the tar sands here: http://firstperspective.ca/news/2181-alberta-tar-sands-illegal-under-treaty-8-first-nations-charge

AND a statement from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs here:http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/News_Releases/UBCICNews10211201.html#axzz29rtw7GNf

Finally, on the lighter side, anyone old enough to remember neighbourhood skating rinks (in places where there was real winter), might smile at this NFB short from 1962: http://www.nfb.ca/film/rink/?ntpg_src=links&ntpg_sid=kr_tw_20120309