Category Archives: Creative Writing

Eyes in the sky: Preventing elephant and rhino extinction

Picture this: You plan the trip of a lifetime. You’re headed to South Africa to enjoy a safari experience. You pack your bags, board a plane and fly half way around the world to your destination. You join other travelers … Continue reading

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Rejecting willful blindness: One step towards a more honest life

Mahatma Ghandi once said that “to believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest.” The exploitation of animals, wildlife and the environment is one of the biggest and most important social and political issues of our time. Seeing … Continue reading

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Why a sexual assault victim might not go to the police

In the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi fiasco, I felt it important to address some recurring themes I’ve been seeing in the media, namely the tendency to ask “Why didn’t the victim report the assault to the police?” The phrase … Continue reading

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A defense of sexy – NOT slutty – Halloween costumes

I am the first to admit that, especially in recent years, I’ve grown tired of the overdone “sexy nurse,” “sexy police officer,” and “sexy maid” costumes so often worn by the young, 20-somethings of the female population on Halloween. As … Continue reading

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Six lessons learned from my cuddly canine

1. Greet everyone you meet with a smile. There is nothing more rewarding than coming home from a long day at the office and having my canine companion greet me with the utmost excitement and happiness. On his hind legs, … Continue reading

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Why you should adopt your next pet from a shelter

In 2010, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies admitted 143,218 dogs, cats and other animals into its country-wide shelters and facilities. Of those admitted, 51,700 were euthanized, either due to overcrowding, lack of resources or physical or behavioural problems. 1,244 … Continue reading

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Choosing a fireplace

As warm weather subsides and winter moves in, it’s no surprise that many homeowners like to curl up by the fire’s glow on a chilly night in. For centuries, fireplaces and hearths have been symbols of the home, family and … Continue reading

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Create a sustainable, eco-friendly living space

Home owners are becoming increasingly eco-conscious. With global temperatures on the rise, many are taking it upon themselves to reduce their carbon footprint. “Taking steps to make your home more eco-friendly is a great way to broaden its appeal to … Continue reading

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5 budget-friendly flooring facelifts

A smart way to increase the value of your home, or to sell it quickly, is to update your flooring. Hardwood is a popular option, but you may want to consider a few alternatives that could be easier on your … Continue reading

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Five easy tips for a healthier home

Today’s homeowners are busier than ever, which can cause us to put off many small, yet important details in the home. However, tackling a few easy initiatives can pay dividends for the health of your home and, ultimately, your family. … Continue reading

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