Vanishing Sentinels

For information on ghost towns I rely on several sources. One of my more recent supplies of knowledge comes from Jim A. Pearson’s Vanishing Sentinels series. It was only last summer that I discovered his comprehensive books on the grain elevators of Saskatchewan. For Christmas, I received volumes 2 and 3 of his work; the elevators of Western and Eastern Saskatchewan. He had also documented … Continue reading Vanishing Sentinels

2018 Goals Recap

This year I accomplished about half the goals I had committed to: Traveled to Portland and Seattle   4 camping trips – I only went on two camping trips – Riding Mountain National Park and Cypress Hills   Walked 250 kilometres (264.57 kilometres total)   Bike 1,000 kilometres (1,122.06 kilometres total) Mountain biking 65.46 kilometres total   Snowshoe 80 kilometres (60.85 kilometres total)   15 … Continue reading 2018 Goals Recap

Human Rights Passport

Every year around December 10th I introduce my students to the concept of human rights. This is the day the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! Children are aware of some human rights such as the right to belong or have a family, go to school, own a house or possessions, … Continue reading Human Rights Passport