Fur is on everything these days. From the trim around your hood to the detailing on your boots, to the cute little trinket on your keychain, it’s no surprise that most of us have become desensitized to the issues that can surround the fur industry. Many people however, choose to make the conscious effort to buy faux fur.
“Phew.” That seemed to be the general reaction around the world after Tuesday night’s extremely close election results. Everyone, American citizen or not, was tuned in waiting to see who would reach the needed 270 electoral votes to clench the presidency and who would become the leader of the most influential country in the world.
Are today’s youth more retirement and saving friendly?
I came across a recent article from the National Post, written by Matt Gurney that discusses the future of today’s youth. The article came to me as a pleasant surprise since the general consensus is that youth have a tough life ahead of them as we see prices rising and the economy down-turning.
You wake up and check the time. It’s 7:00 AM and you have a Chemistry exam at 8:30 AM. Your school is an hour away which means it would take you half an hour to prepare and another half an hour on the Skytrain to get there. You grab everything you need for your exam and head out the door. As you’re sitting on the Skytrain, it stops at a station and in comes two officers with a giant sign on their suit, TRANSIT POLICE.
Vancouver is known to be one of the most beautiful cities around the world, with breathtaking mountain views, spectacular parks, and generous giving people, it almost makes it hard to comprehend that the downtown east side is part of this admirable city.
Apparently Canadian funding cuts arenâ€™t just for the arts anymore. The Conservative partyâ€™s federal budget unveiling on April 19th, 2012 announced Canadian youth volunteer program Katimavik would no longer received government funding, ending the program altogether after 35 years.
Have you ever imagined being killed because of the colour of your skin and the clothes you choose to wear?
On February 26th, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead on his way home in Sanford, Florida. George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old watch captain of the neighbourhood, who had decided that the boy had looked “suspicious” in his dark hoodie and now claims that he had acted out of self-defense, has been charged with second-degree murder.
You might have heard that Bill C-10, otherwise known as Safe Streets and Communities Act or the Omnibus Crime bill, has just passed and become law. On the other hand, you might not have. Well, now you’ve heard it from me, and I tell you,Â there’s no going back because this is really important.
Rather than sitting around waiting for my parents to look after me, I decided to pick myself up and apply for scholarships. Not only does it allow me to help my parents take care of our financial needs, it also maintains my grip of motivation and the sense of moving towards a goal.