Posts filed under: social innovation

After a recent Editorial and letter to the Editor in the Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper related to housing in Valemount, I wanted to add to the conversation. Housing is an issue in Valemount because of limited availability of housing for...
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During my recent trip to Guatemala earlier this year I witnessed grassroots community organizing to create change in seven different non-profit organizations around the country. The people were ordinary citizens – housewives, midwives, weavers, health workers and teachers. But they...
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A cool morning in Tikal, Guatemala reminds me of Valemount, BC, Canada. 14 C to start the day when it was 30 C just a day ago can be a bit of a shock. If I thought Spanish lessons were...
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The temperature is climbing to 32 C in humid conditions in Guatemala as we head off towards Tikal, one of the three biggest Mayan settlements in North / Central America. We drive through peaceful and untouched green landscape that extends...
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Request for a rainbow crosswalk is being made to the Valemount council (June 28, 2016) and in the same agenda is a carefully worded letter from a Christian group concerned about council proclaiming support for a minority group by saying...
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I am a small business owner in Valemount and will have owned my retail store for 10 years in October 2015. I find that living locally I am able to have my finger on the pulse, be flexible and innovative...
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After growing up in India’s commercial capital – Mumbai, Jamshedpur took me by surprise. The minute I stepped off the train at Tatanagar in February 2015, I knew I was in another world. The station was immaculate with sweepers cleaning...
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