As Jack Kapica reports in the Globe and Mail (August 5, 2004), “two programs — Connect Ontario: Partnering for Smart Communities (COPSC) and Connect Ontario: Broadband Regional Access Program (COBRA)” have been cancelled. The programs, created in 2000, were “part of a five-year program to deliver high-speed Internet service and…



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I just came across this story on the medical use of maggots (!) — yes, not leeches (which is also a bit ewww!) but maggots (mega ewww!!). Apparently, they are being used in certain cases both to clear dead tissue and to counterattack bacteria. Who knew? All I know is…



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You may have seen these recent headlines, or similar ones: Princess admits mental illnessJapanese princess admits mental illness What struck me as I read these was how much more work we really have to do when it comes to the stigma of “mental illness” (starting perhaps with eliminating that term…



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A new report released today by the CDC indicates that US teenagers fear violence in the schools more today than a decade ago, despite some evidence that the rate of violence is actually declining. In my work with Canadian teens, I see a similar trend. However, I wonder about the…



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Some of you may already know about the PsychLinks Psychology Self-Help & Support Forums, an offshoot of the main PsychLinks Psychology Mental Health & Self-Help Resources website and a sister site to the PsychLinks Blog.Launched on March 25, 2004, PsychLinks Online reached a milestone yesterday with its 1000th post. From…



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