Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 2)

Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 2)

In the first half of this blog post, I explained the issue of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, and why it has divided British Columbia and Alberta.  Now, I will talk about the major points for and against the project. What Are The Points In Favour Of The Expansion? 1) Benefits for the economy.  As I mentioned previously, expanding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline project would bring a significant amount of money to the Canadian government.  The Trans Mountain…

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Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 1)

Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 1)

This blog post is the first half of a two-part series about the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. Without a doubt, most of my Canadian readers (and especially those from Western Canada) will know about this highly contentious and polarizing dispute: The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.  This hot-button issue has pitted provinces against each other for the past few months, and forced the residents of British Columbia and Alberta to take sides. For the last little while, I’ve been trying to figure…

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It’s #EarthHour Once Again!

It’s #EarthHour Once Again!

It was March of 2016 when I stumbled across an event on social media.  It was called Earth Hour, and I was intrigued.  Then, when my family went for a drive, I saw it again on a digital billboard. “Earth Hour: Saturday March 29th!” “Wow,” I thought, “Why haven’t I heard about this before?” I typed in #EarthHour2016 on Twitter, and before my eyes, I saw a global movement.  All over the world, people were turning out their lights to…

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Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

There’s no doubt about it: the image above is disconcerting.  Even without knowing exactly what’s going on, we can observe fish swimming around—yes—an approaching cloud of blood. Knowing the facts behind this image will make you feel even more queasy. Let’s start from the beginning.  As I’m sure many of you know, I’m from the province of British Columbia, Canada.  Our province is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, and in particular, our coastal waters.  However, these waters also have a…

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#WorldEnvironmentDay + A Special Challenge

#WorldEnvironmentDay + A Special Challenge

Here’s a question that I want all of my readers, young and old, to ponder. How much time do you spend in nature? On a daily basis?  A weekly basis? Keep the answer in your mind as you read this post. Today is World Environment Day, an initiative hosted by UN Environment.  This event was created to celebrate nature and encourage the protection of our environment!  The first World Environment Day was held in 1974 in U.S., and since then,…

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I Will Never Be A Martian. Period.

I Will Never Be A Martian. Period.

This post was inspired by a segment on the show “Real Time With Bill Maher”.  As this show contains profanity and other mature content (and some of my readers are quite young), I haven’t included the video in this post.  However, you can find the video on Youtube by searching “Bill Maher: Make Earth Great Again”. I will never be a Martian. This may sound like a weird statement to make.  But read on, and I’ll explain what I mean….

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TheCramm Award!

TheCramm Award!

  I am excited to announce that I have been nominated for TheCramm Award by Gracie from A Light in The Darkness!  TheCramm is an amazing website that aims to make current news and events understandable and entertaining for youth.  I absolutely LOVE the daily email newsletter, so if you haven’t already, go subscribe! Thank you so much for the nomination, Gracie!  I’ve never actually taken part in a blog award before, but I’ll try my best to do this right 🙂…

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We Are The Future

We Are The Future

When was the last time you felt really inspired? The last time that you learned about something, and knew that you had to share it? The last time you wanted to change the world? The last time that you felt that you could really make a difference? It’s just too easy to use age as an excuse. Sure, we can imagine ourselves doing notable things as adults, but as teenagers, what do we see ourselves doing? Texting? Watching Netflix? We limit…

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