Tuesday, May 31, 2011

De-icers and the Environment: A Project by Olivia Clarke

A look into de-icers and the impact on our environment produced by Science 10 student Olivia Clarke.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jason's walk to work....not bad if the bugs behave.

Eat Your Words

Have you ever wanted to eat your words? ....Here's how!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My wedding 1500 feet in the air!

It was quite the experience getting married in a hot air balloon in Orlando, Florida over the Easter break.  I had to get up at 5:00 a.m. (3:00 a.m Saskatchewan time) and it was canceled the first time!  Luckily the weather was good the second time or I would have turned into Zombie Bride!    They have to do it early before the sun heats the earth creating thermals (wind).  If you ever have the opportunity to go on a ride you MUST do it.  The ride is smooth sailing and the view is gorgeous!  The crew even lets you help with the set up and take down at NO EXTRA COST! LOL      

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An Article on Positve Northern News written by Martina Carriere

In Cumberland House the stories in the news are usually negative. Instead of reporting the positive stories, you always hear of the murder and violence that goes on in the town, which over rules that Cumberland House does have positive things happening. Therefore, I would like to report a positive story from Cumberland House that wasn’t in the news.

Renee Carriere, a teacher at the Charlebois Community School, in Cumberland House came up with an idea from the CBC television show Community on a diet that our community should try getting active together. Each week the group of people, all members of the community came together to do a weigh in. They had six weeks to lose 200lbs collectively. Each week at the weigh in they would do a workout or walk together to help motivate each other and then get weighed in to see how much the group lost. By having that extra support of other people from the community there together it helped everyone stay positive and lose weight.

As the weeks went by the pounds came off. Not only were the people out walking in their community together, but some also made lifestyle changes. One man in the group lost 13lbs in total because he cut down on his coffee intake, which was at a un-healthy level and he worked out. This community came together to help each other become healthier and continue on even after the six weeks are up. At the end of the six weeks the group lost their goal weight of 200lbs and were rewarded with three new elliptical trainers, which are being kept at the school easy access to any member of the community.

With all the positivity the people gained from this experience the community wants to try it again and are starting up again with a new weigh in in May!