Would you give your 5-year-old child an iPad?

It’s an interesting question, with strong arguments on both sides. Would a gadget-free child be more creative, more imaginative, less distracted and socially more interactive? Or since technology is a reality of life, is it better for children to get used to it sooner rather than later? Read the full article from the Globe and Mail, and let us know what you think in the comments.






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Military tests off Washington killed at least one orca, scientist suspects

Sad news. Some U.S. scientists believe a killer whale that washed up off the coast of Washington last month might have been killed by a military explosion. The three-year-old female orca was a member of L-pod, a group that lives in waters off the coast of British Columbia during the summer months. They may not be our kin or kind, but we feel pretty close to them! For the full story, read the article from CBC.  






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Reminder – Spring Reads Event TONIGHT!

Join authors Rosa Jordan, Matthew Hooton, Sarah N. Harvey and Mark Lavorato for an evening discussion on the art and challenges of storytelling. Full Event Details: 7:00pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Cadboro Bay Books: 3840B Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC For more information contact Cadboro Bay Books at 250.477.1421 or Brindle & Glass at info@brindleandglass.com.






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