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The Market: Vancouver’s Farmer’s Markets

There is something so comforting about a bustling farmer’s market. Proud vendors carefully arrange their eatable masterpieces; local residents circle the market with hopeful eyes. It provides me with a sense of community in a society that is so individualistic and often so isolating.

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#Healthcare4All – Two different experiences

There’s an upcoming court case in September that may potentially have a tremendous impact on something that we, as Canadians, hold near and dear to us. This court case is far too important for us as Canadians to not be aware of.

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Connecting the Dots. Taking Action.

Youth can spark massive movements that fundamentally change society despite institutionalized power and oppression. Do we have to wait until the guns start firing and the square starts burning until we begin to pay attention and act?

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How is Environmental Justice an Act of Radical Self Love?

Environmentalism, justice, and body positivity are rarely linked, but I think they should be. Due to systemic and environmental factors, many people have a much more difficult time pursuing well-being and self-care than others. Environmental justice seeks to highlight and halt the unequal distribution of the burden of pollution and environmental degradation, while also empowering all communities to have a meaningful say in environmental policy, implementation and enforcement.

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What Real-Life Barbie Reveals About Us

Valeria’s blatant honesty about her motivation behind her look points out a saddening truth in our society – girls have more of a voice because of the way they look. Isn’t it silly that we are more willing to listen to a message because of the appearance of the person delivering it?

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Beauty Ideals and Body Image in a Multicultural-Multifaith Society

We are surrounded and bombarded by media of all kinds every day, so it is essential that we empower ourselves to consume media critically and intelligently.

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#Healthcare4All – Medicare Helps Canadian Families

This Canada Day, I am endlessly thankful to be free of the heavy burden of medical debt. This Canada Day, I am joyful to have disposable income to spend on friends and family instead of fevers and fractures.

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#Healthcare4All – Get Involved: It’s Good for Your Health!

If you’re already aware of the attack on Canada’s health care system, you may be wondering how you can help out with the cause. We’ve got a few great suggestions for how you can make a difference and get this important issue the attention it deserves!

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#Healthcare4All – Canadian Health Heroes

Canada’s health service was integral to my sister’s recovery! Today she is on the cusp of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in order to further the endeavours of Canadian healthcare development. She is my inspiration and role model, and I am incredibly grateful to have her in my life.

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The Necessity of (milk)Weeds

Our need to increase productivity in agriculture to account for the amount of human mouths to feed should aim to avoid impacting the natural movement of this species, or any species for that matter.