After winning Canada’s Polar Medal in March, Jill Heinerth has followed up in April with a four-book contract. Heinerth, a well-known technical diver, filmmaker, writer and photographer will now have another vehicle to educate Canadians in conservation, exploring and increasing awareness of the planet and its challenges.
Author Kathy Dowsett
Next time you see someone throw plastic into the ocean, inform the offender that 8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste are dumped into oceans every year. China is responsible for 2.4 million metric tons. It is time to end such destructive behaviour.
Canada’s Rideau waterway linking Ottawa (the nation’s capital) with Kingston Ontario was built for military purposes but its role evolved dramatically in the years to follow. So did Canada, which did not exist as a nation until 1867. That was more than five decades after the War of 1812 between the United States and British loyalists opposed joining Americans who had broken away from Britain to form their own country. The war was inconclusive with both sides declaring victory in what was mainly a series of skirmishes.
The Scuba News Canada was launched one year ago by the international and leading online diving magazine, The Scuba News. Its mandate is to serve Canadian divers by focusing on the sport in their country.
It is the early summer of 1943 and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is well into its fourth year of existence. Potential air crews from across the Commonwealth are gathered and training is in high gear producing well-trained crews capable of contributing to the war effort. Across Canada the skies are filled with the droning sounds of training aircraft of many types.
The Saskatchewan Underwater Council exists to foster, promote, and create avenues and opportunities for all residents of Saskatchewan to be able to experience and appreciate the benefits and rewards of recreation through underwater activities.
Seals are cute and lovable but their slaughter in Canada’s annual spring hunt is neither. The mass killing is seem as inhumane by many people. It has also taken a huge toll on the species.
As climate change advances and triggers more frequent and severe tropical storms, floods, droughts and rising sea levels, we may wonder what could be worse. The answer is all of the above if they strike those living in poverty.
There was a time when we didn’t carry our groceries home in plastic bags. There was also a time when society was unaware of the damage plastics were creating in our oceans. Thankfully, we are more aware now.