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A tweet changed Erin Wilson’s life

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A tweet changed Erin Wilson’s life

One-hundred-forty characters changed Erin Wilson’s life two years ago. Wilson was on Twitter and saw a tweet by Chilean Heber Vega, who had been working and living with his family in northern Iraq for several years as an NGO (Non-governmental organization) worker. “Heber noticed that there weren’t many opportunities for kids on the margins that […]

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Idle No More

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Idle No More

They came together under three flags with one heart and one mind to take a stand for the land, their sovereignty and the future of Mother Earth. “We’re not here to be violent, not here to be savage, we are here to come together in the spirit of unity and take a stand for what […]

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Operation Shut It Down

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Operation Shut It Down

Marineland Animal Defense – http://marinelandanimaldefense.com/ – held its first protest of 2013 on January 1. Called Operation Shut It Down, the protest saw about 40 people show up and stand in front of Marineland, the Niagara Falls park which has amusement rides and houses animals, including deer, bears, walrus, dolphins and an orca, among others. […]

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You can surf a lake

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You can surf a lake

The conditions may not have been perfect for the first-ever surf contest on Lake Ontario at Rochester, N.Y. but surfers from the U.S. and Canada still competed. The contest — Aloha from the Lakes Cold Water Classic 2012 — was put on by Aurélien Bouché-Pillon, with Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) Great Lakes co-director Bob Castleman, and […]

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Letters from a soldier

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Letters from a soldier

With Remembrance Day nearly upon us in Canada, I’m posting a series of letters from Anthony Dembisky of the Canadian Armed Forces. Dembisky served with the Canadian Fusiliers in A Company and D Company in the Second World War. The Canadians were sent to Kiska, Alaska under the command of an American force to take […]

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Chasing storms: finally some success

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Chasing storms: finally some success

Finally! After spending the last few months rushing out the door at the first sign of a promising storm, only to be skunked again and again, a storm forecast was actually accurate. Well, mostly accurate anyway. On Wednesday, July 25, forecasters were calling for a major storm to roll through southern Ontario and the Niagara […]

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