I believe that everyone has a voice. Combining my passion of journalism and social issues I have worked to bring the issues of homelessness, mental health and crime to the front burner while covering the city of Toronto for newz4u.net, an online news source that I founded in May 2010.
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This is a submission in our monthly contest. December’s theme is Growth. Enter your own here! We all want our children to be successful but many times in order to really achieve greatness the kids have to fail a few times. By teaching our children that failure isn’t a horrible thing we are setting them up for a happier life. No one wants to fall flat on their face. The fear of not being able to win keeps many kids from even attempting new experiences.
Put aside what you think is culture when it comes to Canada's First Nations until you visit the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada at Toronto's ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). Canada's Aboriginal communities have a rich cultural life that has been around for thousands of years. Each area of Canada brought new traditions, homes and values. From nomadic bands to settled villages First Nations people have influenced the culture backbone of Canada.
The driveway behind the food bank on Saturday was an uneven sheet of ice. As I made my way carefully over it to lock my bike, I was pleasantly surprised by how few people there were waiting. “Quite a crowd!” I commented sarcastically as I arrived within earshot of everyone. The nearest person to me as I spoke looked at me as if I’d just said something suspicious in a foreign language. She was bespectacled and wearing a white toque with green trim over longish wavy and mousy hair.
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Selecting a term
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