Category Archives: Live

Sad State of Affairs

The truth is the world is in crisis. The land, water and all life it sustains is at risk. We are not giving the situation the attention and solutions it needs. When man thinks he is above nature, nature fights back. Yes extreme weather happens, but when the planet’s natural defenses are being compromised it can not withstand the damage. Continue reading Sad State of Affairs

Idle No More and Join the Movement

As the First Nations of Canada fight for our land and water, much of the Canadian public sits idle, watching the injustice unfold that could destroy the country we all home. There are too much misled information being broadcast through media and government resources, and the story of the journey for justice and sustainability is falling between the cracks of our corporate driven world. Continue reading Idle No More and Join the Movement

Alberta’s Tar Sands

Canada contains the largest oil extraction in the world. The Province of Alberta is home to the third largest proven crude oil reserve in the world. The oil sands as they are today is a bi-product of the senseless greed that is the problem with our world today. Not only is the earth greedily being pillaged, but the process is being sped up to meet the demand of the United States. The Alberta oil sands supplies 1.4 million barrels of oil to our southern neighbor a day, and has a proven 1.75 trillion barrel reserve of bitumen. Continue reading Alberta’s Tar Sands

The End of the Line for Fish and Fillets

Drowning in our own fishless waters our planet has discovered a staggering decline in marine life. This could mean crisis if something doesn’t change, and if nothing is done. Over-fishing and under nourishing our oceans is in fact a swimming example of how we as people are failing our mother earth. Continue reading The End of the Line for Fish and Fillets

Idle No More a Revolutionary Movement

January 28th marks a big day in the “Idle No More” movement. Although the impact is debatable, thousands of supporters participated in worldwide protests today to be the voice of our mother earth. Whether the focus is a bill that is feared to farther the destruction and contamination of our great country, or simply to demand that we proactively think about sustainability, it is inspiring to see so many come together. Continue reading Idle No More a Revolutionary Movement

The Lower Mainland’s Recycling Program has a Renewed Vision

food-waste-ramadan-300x199Whether as a special treat for the family, or a bachelor’s regular Monday night routine, picking up the phone and ordering in a pizza is something that most of us do without much thought. Once the food is eaten, we used to toss the boxes and containers in the recycling. We then assumed that they will be picked up on Garbage day, and sent on their way to transform from waste to renewed. Unfortunately that is was the case. Continue reading The Lower Mainland’s Recycling Program has a Renewed Vision

Memorial Mural may not Survive a Week

The community is suffering the loss of five lives in recent weeks, and each one appeared to have so much life and love ahead of them. Although sad and feeling at a loss, many have come together to give support in remembering and celebrating the lives they each led. Their message of freedom and ambition is inspiring, and their lifestyle represents a generation. Continue reading Memorial Mural may not Survive a Week

Children for Charity Painting for Poverty

This summer the Richmond Oval will host the 1st annual Children & Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition. The event’s main focus is to promote awareness for children living in poverty, and draw support to improve their living conditions. Poverty is a reality for children and families world-wide, Celebrating diversity, and connecting through humanity is one way we can all support this global issue. Continue reading Children for Charity Painting for Poverty

Sources for Women to Help Break the Silence

rockshope-300x199This International Women’s Day, I had the pleasure to get better acquainted with Sources Women’s Place. The Sources organization held an event on this fitting day to celebrate the launch of its newest resource center. The grounds are inviting, and although new to Sources, the former South Fraser Women’s Services Society has been helping strengthen the community for years. Sources Women’s Place is located on 20th Avenue at 15318. The center has empowered many women to break free from oppression, and express their true selves to better achieve their full potential. Continue reading Sources for Women to Help Break the Silence

An Outstanding Community School with an Outstanding Principal

White Rock Elementary is an amazing school. I am happy that my children get the opportunity to learn in a great building that is filled with so many wonderful people. The teachers and administration’s enthusiasm is contagious, and the children are engaged and excited as they learn and grow.  Continue reading An Outstanding Community School with an Outstanding Principal