It’s a great honour to help make waves of change especially when it comes to taking action against plastic pollution.
We may be only a short time away from having a concrete national plastics strategy in Canada.
Being one of the first journalists to put out this important information really underpins why we in the Canadian media do what we do to disseminate information. Driving the national news agenda and hopefully creating waves of change. Lets see what comes out of an upcoming meeting that could serve as the forum for this big announcement if all goes as signals suggest.
Original investigative sourcing, reporting for TV, Web and of course writing the full context in this Weather Network article.
Read it for yourself, the statistics are staggering.
Only 11 per cent of plastics are recycled in Canada. The rest end up in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans, destroying ecosystems and leaching toxic chemicals.
It’s a fascinating blend of journalism, environment, technology, broadcasting, forecasting and performance. Here are some behind the scene shots from the green screens and studio to active weather reporting in the elements in storm systems. All from the past few months at The Weather Network.
For me, this picture from my wedding day really symbolizes my fight to help make lives better for those with Parkinsons. As a regional spokesperson for the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario it’s been my mission to spread hope and awareness. And it all stems from the man you see in this shot. It has been three years since my Grandfather passed away from a valiant fight with the neurological disease. I say it came at us like a freight train. We had the rug pulled from beneath us after his diagnosis and continued to watch what was (for us) a fast deterioration. That doesn’t have to be your reality though. There is support with groups like the Parkinson Society. Reach out to your local chapter. Buy tulips this month when you see the volunteers at a busy hub near you. Check out great community events like the yearly Superwalk. I believe that more moments like the one in this picture can happen for the 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinsons. All while we never give up hope for a cure. This April is Parkinson Awareness month. Check out the Parkinson Society for more information, to donate to the cause or to get involved.