Monday, 29 May 2017

Park Canada Reflection

Lake Louise, Banff National Park
  • Alberta
  • 51.4172891,-116.223255
  • Lake Louise is a hamlet in the famous Banff National Park. It has nice a nice turquoise, glacier-fed lake. It is both beautiful in the summer and in the winter. The Lake Louise Ski Resort features a wildlife center at the top of a gondola.
  • Lake Louise is one of the most visited lakes in the world and you should go visit it too!


Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
  • BC
  • 48.66566, -123.40775
  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is the sixth of eight National Park Reserves in a system of 46 parks and park reserves across Canada. It is located in British Columbia's Gulf Islands, and covers 36 square kilometres. It also includes numerous islets (islands).
  • The islands support many plant and animal species such as killer whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, shorebirds, waterfowl rocky bluffs, and headlands etc.


Kouchibouguac National Park

  • NB
  • 46.77286, -65.00533
  • The park includes barrier islands, sand dunes, lagoons, salt marshes and forests. It provides habitat for seabirds, including the endangered piping plover, and the second largest tern colony in North America. There is a vast fauna of harbour seals and grey seals which inhabit the park's 25 km of sand dunes.
  • Mammal species that inhabit on the land are raccoon, bobcat, lynx, moose, species of bats, timber wolf, coyote, black bear, beaver, marten, species of shrews, river otter, porcupine, muskrat, species of mice, woodchuck, mink, striped skunk, and snowshoe hare.

These are all beautiful national parks that every Canadian and everyone in general should go visit. They all have breathtaking views and the history behind them is fascinating. 







Thursday, 25 May 2017

Canada's Chemical Valley

In this video, many concerns and topics were raised such as the pollution in Sarnia and Aamjiwnaang. The petrochemical industry in Sarnia is affecting the first nations due its factories which are basically in their backyards. Sarnia has the worst air in all of Canada which is something in itself, but these factories have had spills and leaks which have affected not just adults, but even children.


My solution would be just to take extra precautions and have these companies put in extra money to create a safer environment. Many people have already tried providing this solution, but these rich companies still aren’t willing to put in the money. Knowing this, I wouldn’t really know what else to do if these companies aren’t willing to listen.

Honestly this is really sad. I can’t imagine living in a place where air isn’t even air, and instead it’s poisonous chemical smog. It’s like having a chemical filled factory in your backyard and having no one doing anything about. This is a serious issue that has to be dealt as soon as possible. It’s not just affecting the first nations but everyone in Sarnia.

Caribou Presentation Reflection

Today in Geography class, we welcomed Carolyn Callaghan who is a Senior Conservation Biologist who specializes in Wolf Ecology. She took time out of her day at the Canadian Wildlife Federation to come to CRHS to Speak to us.

A couple things that I learnt from this presentation are:

Caribou are safe and able to move around in 100cm in snow due to their big hooves. 

It uses it's big hooves to scoop low in the snow for lichen and other plants. 

The government has taken some caribou from healthy populations and were relocated to increase population size. 

Some questions I have are:

Why is caribou awareness vital in saving them?

What is the biggest complication causing this entire food chain to be unstable?

Who are killing off the caribou and putting them in danger?

Overall I think the presentation was very insightful and interesting and I'd love to hear more about this topic. I hope there's a future for caribous and all other animals . 


- Donald