Month: September 2009

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Lack of protection for H1N1 vaccine nothing new in Canada


By Rachel Muenz Concern over the H1N1 vaccine is growing and Canada still doesn’t have effective legal protection for people if getting the shot results in injury.

Canadian content making its mark on U.S. media


By Rachel Muenz There’s been a lot of talks lately about how many Canadian TV shows have been picked up by U.S. networks this fall. But while U.S. TV has the most Canadian content, Canadians are having a decent impact on other areas of…

Canada’s university magazines beat the U.K.’s in word economy


By Rachel Muenz Apparently, Canada doesn’t think its university students can handle long articles. Either that or it just uses language more efficiently than its U.K. counterparts. Based on a random selection of five articles each from five Canadian online publications for students and…

The Vegedables


THE VEGEDABLES

Canada needs to right past wrongs in response to H1N1 on reserves


By Rachel Muenz Many have said one good thing about the H1N1 outbreak in Canada’s aboriginal communities is that it has brought attention to the lack of basic needs they face. But, it’s doubtful anything will actually be done about improving living conditions in…

The Best of Donna Magazine Published


The best from this online magazine is now packaged in hardcover, paperback and ebook format so you can take it with you anywhere. On the bus, in a canoe, wherever and whenever. Check it out at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Clean energy company shows Ontario’s green services sector is greenest of them all


By Rachel Muenz Ontario’s environmental services, retail, and professional services sectors have the largest number of companies using clean power, according to information from Bullfrog Power.

Top 5 children’s books that are still fun to read as an adult


By Rachel Muenz Often, people read books as children that they think are the best things ever only to be disappointed when they return to them as adults. But there some children’s books that, whether you re-read them or explore them for the first…

The Writer’s Life Writer’s Book List


@ Copyright 2003, Wally Bock Here are some books about writing that I really like. They are offered subject to the following qualification. Over the years I’ve read a ton of books about writing. What I have not done is make a comprehensive survey…

J.J.


By Rachel Muenz There was this kid who lived in a town near where I grew up. He was a friend of my cousin’s cousin and went missing when I was in elementary school and he was a teenager. His friends might have called…

Is the media biased against rural areas?


By Rachel Muenz Almost every article I’ve read in urban newspapers about the countryside and its people seems to rely on stereotypes. Maybe it’s just because I’m from a small town and more sensitive to these things, but media coverage of rural areas often…

Dropouts (Excerpt From Soon to Be Published Book)


When I first started working in radio I had a lot of dropouts Poor reception of radio quality on the reel-to-reel I would bike down to the CBC building on Front Street with my red Yakota bike That bike was “stoked” The saddest thing…

Pen to Computer Screen (Originally Published with Digital Eve)


Writing and the written word have been a major part of Trecia Harley’s life ever since she could remember. As a child she loved to read and be transported to another world.   The magic of words was her main pastime growing up in…

Simple writing is best for everyone


By Rachel Muenz Every English teacher I’ve ever had has always said using plain, clear language is best in any kind of writing. Authors don’t make readers think by language that’s impossible to understand, but by the complex themes and ideas, they write about.

Poison


By Rachel Muenz Dolphin was going to kill the dog because it had desecrated the tree. The tree was the most beautiful monument he had ever seen. He liked it because it reminded him of a snake and he loved snakes and though it…

Murder?


By Rachel Muenz Stan hates Maude and her purple raincoat and the way she trips instead of walks. She even wears that ugly thing in the middle of summer when the air chokes you and sits heavy on your head.

How safe is the H1N1 vaccine?


By Rachel Muenz A friend of my family, who is a nurse, and her colleagues have always refused to get flu shots. When their hospital tried to make the shots mandatory for all staff, they went to the union to put a stop to…

The Best of Donna Magazine to be Published Soon


There are now more than 400 posts on Donna Magazine. Updated from Journalism Stories Collection, The Best of Donna Magazine will incorporate the publisher’s personal favourites from this online magazine in a hardcover, paperback and ebook format that you can take with you anywhere…

Get 20 Per Cent Off My Books


You can get 20 percent off my books this Labour Day weekend only. Please enter the code “WHITE” when you checkout. Choose from a variety of books, a CD and two audio downloads in hardcover, paperback, and ebook format.  The online store is at…

Video Release – Carl Henry


VIDEO RELEASE YOU TUBE LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emV1CjVu94 MOV VERSION http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d5oen2 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Carl Henry

Working and living at home can sometimes cost you


By Rachel Muenz In this tough job market and with a load of student debt to deal with, many college and university graduates like me have had to move in with parents to survive. When I tell people I’m living and working from home,…

Wii’s impact on mental health growing


By Rachel Muenz It wouldn’t be surprising if the Nintendo Wii became an integral part of mental health therapies in the future. Though Wii is mostly being used for physical rehabilitation and fitness in hospitals and nursing homes, it also seems to be gaining…

Bob Phillips: Canadian


Bob Phillips was the editor of a bilingual newspaper in Aylmer, Quebec. This tells of his story of a sensitive man who tried to bridge the gap between two language communities in the place where he lived:

Judging a song by its title can be a delight


By Rachel Muenz Going by its name, you’d expect Martha Wainwright’s song Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole to be an angry rant about a former lover with lots of screaming. But, it’s actually one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard.

Economy Affecting Colour Choices


By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra Toronto, Ontario – September 1, 2009 – The economic recession is affecting more than people’s pocketbooks.  It’s also influencing their choice and use of colour.  That’s the finding of CIL Paints, following a detailed study of colour trends…

Why being a triplet is annoying


By Rachel Muenz When I first meet someone, the last thing I usually tell them is that I’m a triplet. Most people make a scene when they find out and I’d rather avoid that. I love it when people act normal as if being…

Adoption


By Rachel Muenz One afternoon Cori found a token and stayed on for the whole route pressed to the back with her nose against the glass, watching the city leak out behind the red and white canister of people. Someone had opened a window…

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