In the last few months we've seen some great environmentally themed rap songs, notably John Forté's "Oil on the Shore" and 350's "A Rap for Copenhagen." Now Montreal-based Da Gryptions have laid down a track to celebrate bike sharing: "The Bixi
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It seems like it's been a long time coming: in North America, where no bike sharing plan has gotten near the grandeur and style of Paris' Vélib (except perhaps the forthcoming Bcycle), we've been waiting to see exactly how cool Montreal's
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Educating teens and pre-teens about globalization cannot be an easy thing. Teachers face plenty of obstacles in captivating impressionable attention spans that are routinely molded by 30-second television
[The Indigenous Network of Environment and Trade] argued that Canada's policy of not recognizing aboriginal treaty rights [in the Canadian-US softwood lumber dispute] was a form of a cash subsidy, a real cash subsidy, because the only thing that the
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This billboard is on top of a four-storey building in the Plateau neighbourhood of Montreal. With the Canadian election day coming up on October 14th, there's a bombardment of plastic election signs everywhere - major pedestrian hazards.
Montreal's new public bike sharing system or "PBS," as it's being called, relies on a new bike design, solar powered stations, wireless inventory management, and software to manage it all. The website is wonderful, and we suggest you pay it a visit
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I believe there is absolutely a direct relationship between living with too much and living with not enough… we have in every part of the world lost control of our food systems to agribusiness… [referring to Monsanto] a
We showed the Bike Project that starts this video earlier, but a lot of other neat stuff came out of Montreal's UQAM École de Design's year-end show, EXP08. Jacinthe Lemire and Christel Leblanc-Denis built an interesting combination
We whine often that bikes have a right to the road, but often do not have the speed and visibility to move with traffic. Now four students at UQAM École de Design have built a machine that can dominate the road like it does at the Jacques Villeneuve