Last week, BC was under a heat dome, and our normally temperate town hit 39 degrees. As such, I melted into a puddle and opted not to do a blog post. So here’s what I’ve been reading for the past two weeks.
Canadians are reeling at the confirmation of long suspected beliefs of unmarked graves and mass graves at former residential schools. This is yet another school in a long lost, yet another distressing discovery.
It is estimated that the fatality rate in these schools was between 40-60%. Canadians need to reckon with this terrible part of our history. At a minimum, we should all read and consider the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action.
In a small win to celebrate the end of pride month, conversion therapy is on the way to be banned in Canada!
However, 63 MPs voted against this bill. Please keep their names in mind as we proceed towards our next election.
It is disappointing to see that the Vatican stood against an anti-hate bill. Disappointing because it’s not unexpected.
Families who love each other, who look out for one another, who fight the good fight together are beautiful. I cannot see any good reason to possibly deny the right to family for LGBTQ+ individuals.
This beautiful story is a reminder where we came from, and the rights that are still under attack.
For a long time, rumours have circled around the details of Britany Spears’ conservatorship, and now as more and more information has come out, nothing is more damming than Spears’ own testimony.
While her personal circumstances are incredibly distressing, this case has provided an important platform for people to learn about disability activism and the lack of autonomy people with disabilities can face. It is a truly frightening legal world that, if used inappropriately, can do incredible harm.
Let. Her. Run!!!
This incredible athlete used marijuana to cope with the emotional stress of losing her mother. This is an edict lacking in humanity. At the very least, there is no evidence to suggest that marijuana usage is performance enhancer for athletes.
After demolishing all time heat records, Lytton was destroyed by a fire. In less than 15 minutes, the town went from spotting smoke to being engulfed by flames. I cannot add much but I am devastated for this small community.
Who had ‘oceans of fire’ on their apocalypse bingo?
This is… objectively bizarre.
Listen, I may just be coming down off the high of sitting next to an AC unit, but Accent Inn saved us during the heat wave.
They had our welcome package ready before we arrived that included a cheeky bandanna for buster and the signature duck.
And the AC. Boy howdy, that AC.