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toni morrison on good and evil in literature

Graphic viaStudents Exploring Inequality in Canada For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories of forgiveness and redemption. I believe endlessly in the human capacity for redemption, and that belief that has only been strengthened as I've seen more of the world.The stories that interest me the most are when people who suffer loss do not seek vengeance.I first came upon this idea in the book Dead Man Walking, the 1994 book by Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean is foundatio...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, China, Iraq, US, Canada, Aclu, New York Times, Death Penalty, Norway, Toni Morrison, September 11, Morrison, Harvard Divinity School, What I'm Reading, North Korea Iran


in which i reflect on many one-year anniversaries of a big life change

It's November. Here at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the days are getting mighty short. It's not cold -- most days still reach 9 or 10 C -- but the gray sky and low sun feel like winter.This time last year, everything was happening. I was buzzing with nervous energy -- making lists, organizing the cross-country move, preparing to leave my job, preparing to leave my life and start anew.Now, I feel a tremendous sense of calm and contentment.Next week begins all the "one year since". One y...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Canada, Ontario, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Moving To Bc, Life In A Small Town


what i'm reading: the marrow thieves, the glass beads

Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves, winner of multiple Canadian awards, is a brilliant book -- and a frightening one. Set in a future Canada after climate change has devastated the planet, Indigenous people are being hunted. The government believes Indigenous people are useful for survival. "Recruiters" kidnap them, and force them into "schools" where they are exploited -- to death.In other words, it's a future dystopia that sounds and feels all too real.The reader follows Frenchie, 16 years ...
Tags: Travel, First Nations, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Saskatchewan, Frenchie, Dumont, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Youth Books, Cherie Dimaline, Dimaline, Dawn Dumont


"at your library" in the north island eagle: you can now borrow video games from your library

I am very pleased to announce that all Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches now offer video games! You can request and borrow games for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.Video games are a great fit for the public library. You -- our customers -- want media. Whether you borrow DVDs, stream Kanopy, or listen to downloadable audiobooks, we want to help you access media. We believe our library services should reflect what our customers are interested in.Video games are for pl...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Nintendo, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, ESRB, My Writing, VIRL, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, At Your Library" Column


write for rights 2019 #write4rights

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. The date commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the first document of its kind.Every year on December 10, Amnesty International holds a global letter-writing event: Write For Rights (in Canada). Hundreds of thousands of people around the world write handwritten letters calling for action for victims of human rights abuses, and offering comfort and support to political prisoners.Every year at this time,...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Activism, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Environment, Canada, Egypt, Philippines, Amnesty International, Death Penalty, Belarus, Indigenous Peoples, Civil Liberties, Cairo


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Beckett, Gandhi, Laura K, David Suzuki Foundation


solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Canadian Politics, Kahnawake


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Allan, Beckett, Gandhi, David Suzuki Foundation


solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Liberal party, Allan, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Vancouver Island, Canadian Politics, Kahnawake


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


CBS All Access to gain content from Nick, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures & more

CBS All Access, the streaming service now owned by ViacomCBS following the merger, is expanding. Announced today as part of the company’s otherwise underwhelming Q4 earnings, the plan is to launch a new “broad pay” streaming service that will include CBS All Access content along with other ViacomCBS assets in film and TV to complement the company’s existing free streaming service Pluto TV and premium network Showtime. The company believes this three-tiered strategy of free, broad pay, and premiu...
Tags: Travel, TC, Media, Australia, Disney, Netflix, Canada, Showtime, Switzerland, Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Latin America, Pluto TV, Nbcu, Cbs All Access


What Are eSIMs? Easy Mobile Internet For Travel

This post was sponsored by Airalo who wanted me to share with you the benefits of eSIMs using their service. [What is this?]  The latest version of mobile SIM cards make it easy to get data plans around the world through an app – and it may already be built into your phone. eSIMs are the next generation of subscriber identity modules that differ from plastic and gold physical SIMs by being software based. What this means for international travelers is getting mobile data from country to cou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Tech, Canada, Apn, Airalo


Working in construction jobs in Canada

by  prepareforcanada.com Are you thinking about working in construction jobs in Canada? If so, Canada needs your skills and experience for many great skilled trades jobs! Canada has a high demand for skilled tradespeople for many large-scale building and infrastructure projects.  So to understand what’s happening in construction, we’ll look at four important things to know about the industry including:   An overview of the industry 2. Construction credentials and certifications requir...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Labour, Edward, Alberta, Canada Canada, Andy Rodriguez, Canadian Construction Association CCA, Construction Career, Engineering Industrial, Columbia Ι Manitoba


Sea to Sky Highway highlights in BC

You may have seen the sights in Vancouver and skied in Whistler traveling the photogenic Sea to Sky Highway — but, if you’re like too many travelers, you may have never stopped to take in the sights along the way. Or you haven’t made it past Whistler to experience the wilderness due north. British Columbia’s Coast Mountains are a beautiful region to explore and are quite accessible from the Sea to Sky Highway that runs from Horseshoe Bay through Squamish to the charming town of Pemberton — t...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Vancouver, North America, Whistler, All, Howe Sound, Diamond Head, Pemberton, Squamish, Brandywine, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Shannon Falls, Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia 's Coast Mountains, Rowan Sims


Does an Income Share Agreement Make Sense for You?

by  Carolyn Ford Income share agreements (ISAs) are gaining traction among students as a means of funding higher education. In this blog post, Carolyn Ford explores the pros and cons of ISAs. She also describes how to compare an ISA to a traditional loan. As students accept offers of admission and prepare to arrive on campus, they usually take stock of their capacity to cover the costs of their degree through personal financial resources, employment, institutional financial aid, private...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Isa, University of Utah, Purdue, Andy Rodriguez, The University of Utah, Carolyn Ford, Purdue University Institutions


2020 ideas for solo female travelers

No mere trend: Solo female travel is here to stay. Women around the world are getting out of their comfort zones to discover the challenges and rewards of planning and executing a trip all on their own. Solo travel encourages confidence, allows you the freedom to do exactly what you want on a trip without having to compromise, grants total immersion in a different environment and culture, and gives you the chance to connect with locals and other travelers. Whether you’re looking to make new f...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Africa, US, Earth, Unesco, Canada, Santiago, Chile, Hawaii, Morocco, Mexico City, Middle East


The Best Things to Do in Penticton, BC in Winter

Penticton, a town that’s perfect for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, beer aficionados and wine lovers alike, is located in the south Okanagan Valley. Home to about 35,000 full-time residents, it has plenty to offer both locals and visitors on a year-round basis. Even though winter is a quieter time to visit, there are still lots of things to do in Penticton, as you’ll see below. Bike a section of the Kettle Valley Railway, visit wineries, go skiing and dine like royalty. There’s a new energy ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Air Canada, Turkey, Canada, Gm, Vancouver, Seattle, British Columbia, Calgary, Wineries, Westjet, Wayne, Jen, Penticton, Burke


SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites but misses booster landing

SpaceX has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this year alone. This launch brings the total constellation to 300 satellites for Starlink on orbit, extending SpaceX’s lead as the largest commercial satellite operator in the world. The Starlink project sees SpaceX deploying a constellation of small, low Earth orbit satellites that will work with one another in concert to delivery high-sp...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean


To be leaving

When I was younger dreamed about moving abroad. I thought I had everything to gain and not much to lose if I leave. The first time I went to Canada I actually got depressed because I saw how much I missed and lacked growing up in a developing country. Now
Tags: Travel, Canada


solidarity with wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies on the frontlines

Thank you to the Wet'suwet'en people who are courageously defending their land for the greater good of us all. Thank you to the Kahnawake people who are courageously blocking the rail lines in solidarity.Thank you to the non-Indigenous allies who blocked the main highway on Vancouver Island, and disbanded only under threats of violence from racist thugs.Thank you to every person who attended a solidarity protest in cities across Canada. It's inspiring to see that protest has moved to full-scale...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Canadian Politics, Kahnawake


Charles Yonge obituary

My brother Charles Yonge, who has died aged 74, was a climber, explorer and caver who opened up many new routes and discovered caves all over the world. He also carried out numerous ascents in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.Born in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Charles was the son of Wg Cmdr John Yonge, an RAF pilot, and his wife, Enid (nee Blanch), who worked in surveillance for MI5. He was educated at Sutton Valence school in Kent and then at the University of Surrey, where he gained a degree in ...
Tags: Travel, Science, Americas, UK News, World news, Canada, Mountaineering, Geology, Raf, Exploration, Kent, Rock Climbing, Adventure Travel, Chesterfield, Rocky Mountains, University Of Sheffield


Positive environmental news

This is the Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. What a great week in the news. Before you scoff, hear us out. This week saw some major announcements on the sustainability front, overshadowed by the normal dramatic headlines. This is particularly true for those who prefer to vacation beach-side with a cold cocktail in hand. In southern Mexico, it just got a lot easier to do just that without churning out a cluster plastic cups in the process. Here ar...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, IEA, British Columbia, Arctic Circle, Svalbard, All, Baja California, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Southern Mexico, Riviera Maya, The Star, Banff Alberta


Vernon B.C. launches Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

By  Shelby Thevenot A municipality in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley is accepting applications from immigration candidates New immigrants and temporary foreign workers in Canada may have the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence in Vernon, B.C.— a small city in Canada’s wine country. Vernon became the fourth community to accept applications through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on February 1. The program will be open until February 2022. The following communitie...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Vernon, Okanagan Valley, Andy Rodriguez, Shelby Thevenot


Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather Affects Midwestern United States and Southeastern Canada

If the midwestern United States and southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to a winter storm. A winter storm has been ushering in snow from... The post Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather Affects Midwestern United States and Southeastern Canada appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Canada, United States, Airlines, News And Weather, Midwestern United States, Southeastern Canada


STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 8 February

The Canadian hotel industry recorded mixed year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 2-8 February 2020, according to data from STR.
Tags: Travel, Canada


Hilton Named to 2020 List of Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality in Canada

For the second consecutive year, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is honoured for its outstanding workplace culture in Canada, with recognition on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality. This news comes just a few months after Hilton ranked #2 Workplace in the World by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work™ with Team Members recognising the culture, benefits and travel perks as some of the reasons why Hilton is a great place to work.
Tags: Travel, Canada, Hilton, Fortune, Hilton NYSE


25 Essential Job Search Tips for Immigrants

by  WES Advisor Are you looking for a job in the United States or Canada? Find all of the job search tips you need to succeed, all in one post. Below, we collected the best advice from our experts and the WES Advisor archives. Whether you are actively looking for a job or just researching your options in North America, these tips can help you achieve your goals.  PREPARE FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH Start by taking stock of your abilities. Do you lack any skills that could prevent you fro...
Tags: Travel, Canada, United States, North America, Andy Rodriguez


Opinion: North Bay is finally in the immigration game.

By:  Don Curry Those coming to North Bay, and 10 other communities under the new program, are not coming to take someone’s job. They have to have a job offer but for the employer to make that offer he or she has to demonstrate that advertising did not produce a Canadian citizen or permanent resident qualified and willing to do the job' North Bay will get some new immigrant residents this year, as it does every year. But starting this year some will come in under a new program, the Rural and...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Canada, Montreal Toronto, North Bay, northern Ontario, Atlantic Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, Andy Rodriguez, Patti Carr, Don Curry, Timmins Sudbury Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay The North Bay, North Bay District Multicultural Centre the city, Anthony Rota, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Northern Ontario


My First Gay Ski Weekend — Elevation Gay Ski in Tremblant

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - I’ve been traveling for years and have been lucky to experience a lot of amazing things around the world. Especially so because I work professionally as a gay travel writer; I’ve been able to visit faraway places, some of the world’s biggest gay hotspots, and attend countless LGBTQ pride festivals and other queer events. A lot of times, people just think of gay travel as those gay cruises in the Greek ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Winter, NYC, Washington, La, America, Canada, United States, Tremblant, Montreal, Caribbean, Park City Utah, Georges, Greek Isles, Mammoth California



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