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PCN recognized for its work in BC

A team of diverse partners in BC (including Prevent Cancer Now) taking action to reduce the cosmetic use of pesticides has been recognized with a prestigious national award from the Canadian Cancer Society. The award, called the Circle of Distinction, recognizes team effort between Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff and their partners in contributing to the goals and mission of the Society.

Documentary takes on the Pink Ribbon

PINK RIBBONS, INC. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success. The film recently celebrated its World Premiere at TIFF, where it was named one of the TOP 10 Films. It will be released in Canadian theatres in early 2012. Click here to learn more.

Liz & Janet Protest the Tar Sands in Ottawa

Janet McNeil and Liz Armstrong demonstrated a great deal of courage in allowing themselves to be arrested in yet another country (Washington last week) by making a statement for what will be a huge assault on our climate and health. Many inspiring speakers, most from aboriginal communities downstream from the Tar Sands, highlighted how much destruction can be expected from its expansion.

Janet and Liz, you made us proud!

– Mark MacKenzie, Prevent Cancer Now

Cellphones in the news

Cellphone usage limits urged, CBC News (October 4)
To avoid breast cancer, take that cell phone out of your bra, The Cap Times (September 21)
Cell phone study ‘misleading’: Experts, Huffington Post (July 29)

More news bits …

Environmentalists go to court to halt new Ontario nuclear reactors, Media Release (September 29)
Critics say leading breast cancer research group in pocket of pro BPA sponsors, Mother Jones (October 3)
Think before you Pink, Ottawa Citizen (October 1)
Pink Fatigue, Ottawa Citizen (October 1)
No nuclear is safe nuclear, The Spectator (August 3)
Cancer prevention and organic food, Down to Earth (Summer Issue)

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