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Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Winner

The news hit the media today: Bob Dylan is this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. 

How did you react?

How did Canadian writers react? Read all about it on the Walrus Website

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Star Trek at 50

Fiction meets fact

Bob Macdonald

This week, science fiction fans celebrated a half century since the intrepid crew of Starship Enterprise set out on what started as a five-year voyage into the unknown, and ended up a long-lived and very prosperous franchise. Ten years later, CBC's Quirks & Quarks began chronicling incredible changes in real science and technology, many predicted in the science fiction series.

Read all about it on the Quirks and Quarks blog

 

 

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This changes everything

The Passionaate Eye on Curio.ca

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller on climate change, This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines – from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. 

Source: Curio.ca

Watch This Changes Everything, the film, by clicking on the Curio.ca icon on the lower right hand of the library portal (This page).

 

 

 

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Earth Day

Hello everyone,

For Earth Day, Curio.ca has prepared a great selection of programs on environmental issues.

To access these, click on the Curio.ca icon on the right hand side of the portal.

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Understanding Attawapiskat

As a state of emergency is declared in the isolated First Nation of Attawapiskat, following a spate of suicide attempts, watch Alanis Obomsawin's feature doc about the community's ongoing housing crisis.

Watch THE PEOPLE OF THE KATTAWAPISKAK RIVER here: http://bit.ly/1NmzvLF

Source: NFB on Facebook.

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