I was very fortunate to participate in the Keepers of the Water conference in Wollaston Lake, northern Saskatchewan, in mid-August. It was my first time to this remote community, which can only be reached by barge/boat or airplane as there are no roads that go directly there. People say the water there is clean enough to drink right out of the lake, which I saw someone doing. The lake, one of Saskatchewan's largest, certainly looked beautiful, though I hesitated to drink from it like the locals.
Laureen Harper hosted an awards ceremony for cat videos on the Internet. Then things got real, with questions about missing and murdered women and why there has been no inquiry.
"Mrs. Harper was in Toronto to introduce 'Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival'. The event appears to be part of a larger Conservative strategy to 'exploit Laureen Harper's popularity' to win re-election in 2015. However, the PR exercise was unexpectedly disrupted when Hailey King, a 21-year-old student and volunteer at a local women’s centre interrupted Harper’s speech to ask the following question:
This will be the 4th Annual Seniors' Multicultural Festival, planned for Friday, April 25th 2014. We will provide entertainment, including music and dancing with performances from more than 20 different multicultural seniors groups from the lower mainland. We also provide food tasting from around 15 different countries, which will be available at minimal cost. In addition, we will showcase Aboriginal culture through performance and artifacts. There will be a dialogue between immigrant seniors and the urban indigenous community, focused on reconcilation.