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The Powerful Lobby Against Medical Marijuana – Part I

An editorial comment, by Dean Unger "The prescription opioid crisis was created when we loosened regulations around opioid prescribing,” he remarks; “I hope history doesn’t repeat...

Sound Engineer, Mike Fraser – The House That Rock Built

Looking over Mike Fraser's completed project list, his career spans the last thirty years and forms testament to the role Vancouver, and Mike himself,...

A Letter From the Editor

If something is broke, don't fix it. This seems to be the apt mantra of doing business in the 21st century. Our “systems” are the...
The Soul of Music by Dean Unger

Lloyd Loar – Inventor of the Modern Electric Guitar

Famous for the design and creation of the Gibson L50 , Lloyd Loar's designs were known for precise tone, exquisite  resonance, smooth aesthetics - all are the luthiers’  manna. The art and...

GONZO DICTIONARY – Modern Meanings for Mismanaged Minds

by Linda Schaab When placing a call, do you sometimes find yourself at an embarrassing loss for words when that person answers? ...Rich Hall, from the...

Gord Downie – Dead at 53

Gord Downie did much to open the lines of communication and the healing journey in this Country. He will remain a Canadian Icon, a...

Escaping the Debt Trap

Escaping the Debt Trap - Present Economy Requires New Thinking, New Tactics, Proactive Consumers Living organisms are a product of their environment, reacting and responding...

Angelina Wrona – Canada’s Pop – Surrealist Superstar

Canadian painter, Angelina Wrona, is  synonymous with the mainstream emergence of pop-surrealism in Canada... Since breaking onto the scene in 2006, her paintings have poured...

The Vinyl Revival – Records as a dominant music distribution format & why it matters.

In 2010, a small factory in Cleveland started pressing vinyl records. Why does that matter? Because Gotta Groove was the first new vinyl pressing facility to  come out of the United States in a    long, long time. ...Somehow, a group of smart, experienced people got  together and decided there was money to be made  pressing vinyl. What’s more, they got other people to   agree and give them some money. Apparently, records are good business again. So, how did we get here? First,a quick history lesson. Records - wax and then vinyl - were the dominant medium in the recording industry for nearly a  century. Record companies were blissfully cranking out 33’s, 45’s and 78’s until 1988, when, for the first time, compact discs out sold vinyl records. Vinyl never recovered. Compact discs are ...

Jeff Neill & Kenny Shields of Streetheart – The Mystery of Song

Jeff Neill is veteran lead guitarist for Streetheart, an epic Canadian band that, sadly, recently lost lead singer, Kenny Shields, to an unexpected passing....

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