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Residents worried about persistent poverty want to revive Scarborough

Watch video above: Campaign launched for ‘Scarborough Community Renewal.’ Mark McAllister reports. 

TORONTO – Despite parts of Scarborough being assigned a priority designation by the city of Toronto, pockets of poverty persist in Toronto’s eastern suburb. 428 more words


The Lad Said, "I Made a Difference For That One."

In some parts of the world, when the tide comes in from the ocean, it brings with it thousands of starfish. Then the tide recedes and leaves thousands of them behind on the shore. 230 more words


An Acronym Can Be a Window

“PK”, as some know, stands for “Preacher’s Kid”.  It is a term first applied to her and to her sister upon arriving at the meetinghouse, even before her father was officially offered the position of minister there. 1,229 more words

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Understanding blessings

I have spent time in the last couple of weeks reading, listening and learning in preparation for returning to the village of Pasquette, Haiti in June. 884 more words

From The Cavalier County Republican

The blessing of water

Just as we were getting ready to leave for a weekend in late January, the main water hydrant used to water our cows froze solid. We have used the same hydrant for years and never before have we had a problem with this water source. 885 more words

From The Cavalier County Republican

The Māori struggle is not a 'left' thing

Morgan Godfery wrote an amazing obituary to Shane Jones’s retirement from politics. I was going to write something on Jones specifically, but Godfery’s piece summed up most the things I would have tried to express (although I would have done a poor job in comparison). 826 more words

NZ Party Politics

After 6 months of traveling

English version: A few month ago I read something written by Paul Harris describing live in South Africa:
“… We have our challenges and surprises. The standard deviation of our emotions are set at MAX. 1,378 more words

Africa Overland