Why you should take the Indigenous Canada course offered by UofA on Cousera

Indigenous Canada is being offered every few weeks on Courersa through out the fall. It was developed by people who work in the Indigenous studies department at the University of Alberta. I’ve recently finished the course and I loved it; … Continue reading

Waiting for First Light: My ongoing battle with PTSD by Romeo Dallaire 

For those of you who don’t know, Roméo Dallaire is a Canadian who served in the army for a long time and was the commander of the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. He also served … Continue reading

Review: Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden is a great book, although not particularly cheerful. Niska is welcoming her nephew, Xavier, back from World War 1 and he has been injured in the war; he lost his leg, he’s suffering mentally, … Continue reading

Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada – where to stay and eat and what to do

Fort Frances, Ontario, is a small town of about 8000 people nestled in, well, the forest, lakes and rocks of north western Ontario. A 3.5 hour drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and directly on the border of International Falls, Minnesota, don’t … Continue reading

How to register as a voter in Canada 

Canada’s federal election for prime minister is quickly coming up on October 19, 2015. Everyone’s vote counts, especially the votes of young people who are under the age of 30 and minorities. Even if you are currently undecided, you should … Continue reading

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill lives in Montreal, Canada, which is the setting of her captivating first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals. This story was heartbreaking as Baby, who is a mere 13 years old, is exposed to so many of the harsh … Continue reading