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Can periods sync up? Why the ‘yuck factor’ means menstruation myths live on
(via CBC)

Period myths online abound, and many have been around for ages. But platforms like TikTok and Instagram cause these myths to spread faster and reach a wider audience. To combat that, a movement of people is trying to change how we talk — and learn — about our periods.

12 Jun 2024

BC’s next massive earthquake more dramatic than first thought
(via City News)

For decades now, you’ve been told the ‘big one’ is coming and new research suggests it could be even more dramatic than expected.

12 Jun 2024

Green Leader Elizabeth May says there’s no list of disloyal MPs in unredacted NSICOP report
(via CBC)

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says she’s read the original version of a highly-publicized intelligence watchdog’s report on foreign interference and she doesn’t believe any of her House of Commons colleagues knowingly betrayed their country.

12 Jun 2024

The mysterious X factor behind a year of unbelievable heat
(via Grist)

Was this extra warming a blip, or a sign that climate change is veering off predictable tracks?

12 Jun 2024

US banana giant ordered to pay $38 million to families of Colombian men killed by death squads
(via the Guardian)

Landmark verdict against Chiquita marks first time major US company held liable for funding human rights abuses abroad.

12 Jun 2024

The benefits, opportunities, costs and challenges of restoring Sumas Lake (Part 1)
(via Fraser Valley Current)

Restoring Sumas Lake would bring uncalculable environmental benefits — and costs and flood challenges.

12 Jun 2024

How the Giller prize became associated with genocide
(via the Walrus)

Scotiabank’s military investments have tainted one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

12 Jun 2024

Rare white grizzly bear Nakoda and her cubs die in separate crashes in BC park
(via CP24)

Parks Canada staff who spent hundreds of hours tracking a rare white grizzly bear known as Nakoda had recently celebrated her emergence from hibernation with two new cubs in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, said parks wildlife management specialist Saudi Stevens.

12 Jun 2024

Grift, disinfo, fraud? What happened at the Epoch Times?
(via CBC)

We dive into the wild story behind The Epoch Times, a fringe conservative newspaper turned right-wing propaganda machine with ties to a mysterious dissident Chinese meditation movement.

12 Jun 2024

A third of BC residents are considering leaving the province: poll
(via CTV News)

One-in-three British Columbians are seriously considering leaving the province for more affordable housing, according to a new survey.

12 Jun 2024