Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: The day after yesterday

    The day after yesterday

    October 31, 2012

    When tropical storm Sandy battered the Eastern United States and Canada, it outlined the grim and strange future of runaway climate. Although no one storm can be linked to any... More »

  • Photo: Canadians: More urban than you think?

    Canadians: More urban than you think?

    October 30, 2012

    Who do you think is more urban: Canadians, Brits or Germans? Despite being a vast nation of forests, fields, lakes and ice, Canada has officially become one of the most... More »

  • Photo: Defending the coast is defending ourselves

    Defending the coast is defending ourselves

    October 27, 2012

    The Defend Our Coast rally in Victoria on Monday, October 22, garnered national headlines, but just two days later this pipeline protest became even more impressive as it swept across the province. In what could be the most widespread display of unity in B.C.'s history, Wednesday, October 24, saw 70 events in communities across the province, where thousands took time out of the work and school day to "Defend Our Coast". More »

  • Photo: Superb sunny celebration at Soupstock

    Superb sunny celebration at Soupstock

    October 25, 2012

    Thank you to the more than 40,000 soup lovers that joined us on Sunday October 21st at Toronto's Woodbine Park. The gloriously sunny celebration at Soupstock was Canada's largest-ever culinary... More »

  • Photo: Government offers lifeline to caribou

    Government offers lifeline to caribou

    October 16, 2012

    The federal government's recovery strategy for boreal woodland caribou, released on October 7, represents a triumph of science over politics. Yes, you heard that correctly! But there's more to the... More »

  • Photo: Richmond takes up Family Challenge

    Richmond takes up Family Challenge

    October 10, 2012

    British Columbia's record-setting sunny fall was great for families and youth who wanted to reconnect with nature. More »

  • Photo: Join us at Soupstock, and bring your Ontario MPP.

    Join us at Soupstock, and bring your Ontario MPP.

    October 10, 2012

    On Sunday October 21, over 180 of Canada's top chefs will join thousands of concerned citizens, plus farmers, musicians and MPPs in Toronto's Woodbine Park. Join us in celebrating local farmlands, food and water, and opposing the Highland Mega-Quarry. More »

  • Photo: Tar sands lake proposal shouldn't hold water

    Tar sands lake proposal shouldn't hold water

    October 9, 2012

    Somehow, I can't imagine any of the engineers or oil executives behind this report building a cottage on an EPL as a place to spend summer months fishing and swimming with loved ones. More »

  • Photo: Edmonton's Folk Music Festival: folk philosophy success

    Edmonton's Folk Music Festival: folk philosophy success

    October 1, 2012

    Edmonton's Folk Music Festival is a special world. Magic happens; one senses it when candles illuminate the hill facing the main stage at nighttime, and the audience, wrapped in sleeping... More »

  • Photo: Girls link climate change and human rights at United Nations

    Girls link climate change and human rights at United Nations

    September 28, 2012

    I'm don't know about you, but when I was a teen, I wasn't meeting with officials at the United Nations. But then, Rekha Dhillon-Richardson (13) and Zoe Craig (15) aren't your average teenagers. More »