Words of Wisdom
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Against the Odds
Think having a tough life is an excuse to do drugs? Consider the story of my 15 year old friend and "little brother" Jon* that I have been matched with since 2006 through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada ...
Marijuana just as dangerous as tobacco
Many Canadians believe marijuana smoke is less toxic and causes less lung damage than tobacco because pot is 'natural', but some research doesn't support this contention ...
After a night at a party, Erin and her boyfriend headed to bed around 2:00 a.m. blissfully unaware of the tragedy that lay ahead. What began as a fun-filled night would quickly become a nightmare ...
Ignorance is no defence
As a Case Management Officer in Consular Services, I often have to wear many hats... sometimes I feel like I'm playing the role of a social worker, sometimes a private eye, sometimes, a close ...
Never leave a friend behind
I always tell my friends to be careful with their drinks, wherever they are. I work abroad as a consular officer for the Government of Canada, and I understand that when visiting a foreign country ...
Why do Canadians sometimes behave more recklessly abroad than they do at home?
As a Management and Consular Officer, I've heard many stories of foreigners who have gotten ...
Not worth the price
While living and working in my community, I came to know a young man who was a gifted hockey player. He played hockey with my son for many years and was well known for his outstanding ...
Don't take candy from strangers - is that really ecstasy?
You've likely had parents who scoured your bag of Halloween candy searching for signs of 'suspicious' treats. You've been told hundreds of times, "Don't take food or candy from a stranger" ...
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