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April 2017 Blog Archive

  • Tue 18 Apr

    rePurpose and beyond: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Upcycle, Recycle, and Share

    Thrift stores are great: they employ folks that need work, people that can’t afford retail prices can purchase gently used items at a fraction of the cost, it reduces our carbon footprint whether we are the ones that are giving the items away or the ones that are purchasing them, and it is a fundraising avenue for organizations like Mennonite Central Committee.

    Each year we do rePurpose, I am always reminded that I’m not giving “old” items away just to...

    Posted by Kat McCubbing at 15:12PM | Permalink

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  • Tue 04 Apr


    Refugee Rights Day



    April 4 th  marks Refugee Rights Day in Canada – it is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1985 Singh Decision: “ In this decision the Supreme Court found that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the fundamental rights of refugees. The Court decided that ‘everyone’ includes refugee claimants in the sentence: ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security...

    Posted by Kat McCubbing at 14:34PM | Permalink

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