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Kids' food ads, a stone circle and fashion recycling

Food companies spend billions of dollars a year to advertise their products. Some of that marketing is targeted towards children, even if the foods advertised aren't necessarily part of what health care professionals call a balanced diet. Don Genova looks at one of the first studies to link advertising to childhood obesity.

 

On a desolate and windswept plateau in the High Chilcotin, lies a mysterious circle of white stones. The stones are the size of large couches. Each weighs up to ten tonnes. The circle is almost 30 metres wide. So who, or what made this structure? Andrew Okulitch of Salt Spring Island has a good idea. He's an emeritus scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada.

 

Reduce, re-use, and re-cycle -- important aspects of every industry. In Victoria local fashion designers are now making an effort to cut down on waste, re-use materials, and "up-cycle." Jennifer Crumka, our State of the Arts columnist, tells us how designers are doing this.

 

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