Vol. 10 Iss. 04

Volume 10 Issue 4 - 01/23/2002

Fed Watch!

Another Way to Sustainable Health New Brunswick has just announced (http://www.gov.nb.ca/cnb/news/fcs/2002e0037fc.htm) a 1.8 million dollar prenatal benefit program. Tied to this program are sessions for the expectant mothers in healthy lifestyle and eating habits to help make sure that the baby is born healthy. It is hoped that by concentrating on the prevention of sick… Read more »

ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION

FUNDRAISING DINNER & AUCTION for Afghanistan January 25th 2002, 7:00 p.m. @ Maharaja Banquet Hall, 9257 – 34A Ave. Tix: $40 (partial tax receipt to be issued) Funds raised will be used to alleviate suffering of all people in Afghanistan regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Hear from Dave Rutherford and Dr. Noor Jaffer… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Indigenous Education Event Thursday January 31, 2002 – 6:00 p.m. @ the Provincial Museum of Alberta Infoline: 428-2064 / E-mail: janism@athabascau.ca Athabasca University is launching its new Indigenous Education initiative with the Canadian premiere screening of Yolngu Boy, an Australian film about Indigenous youth, at the Provincial Museum in Edmonton the evening of Thursday, January… Read more »

From My Perspective – The Horse Lake Reserve and Accountability

Last week I commented on a recent court case involving eight members of the Horse Lake reserve who were convicted of numerous charges of sexual abuse against young female relatives. In the process of researching the article, I discovered something about this particular reserve; something that led me to think that perhaps the sexual abuse… Read more »

Teacher’s On Strike – The Heart of the Issue

On February 4, teachers in several districts of the Alberta region will strike unless their demands for increased funding are met. If this occurs, not only children will suffer, but parents and communities as well. With children out of school, many working parents will have to stay at home until the strike is over. If… Read more »

Riverboat

About 17 years ago, as my father prepared for retirement, he planned on buying himself a property in the very small community of Penny, BC where he had worked as a station agent for the Canadian National Railway in the 1950s and 60s. Penny is situated between the CN Rail tracks and the Fraser River… Read more »

Education Revolutionary

It’s a fascinating and somewhat unbelievably complex study into organizational cultures when one looks at the controversies that have erupted when traditional colleges and universities have tried to change their learning environments from ones that are mainly dependent on live-classroom lectures, the so called “teaching-centered” learning environment, into ones that are less dependent on the… Read more »

Community Involvement

This last week, the youth group that I belong to in Red Deer went door to door, asking people to take a few moments and answer a few questions. Two of the questions were: 1) What can youth in this community do to improve their world? 2) Every day we hear about murders, child abuse,… Read more »

Quote of the Week

“Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.” –Thomas N. Carruther