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Cover: Location of Proposed Park in downtown Edmonton. (Taken from Google Maps on 25 November 2016)

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For decades our society has been constantly urbanizing, turning untouched land into skyscrapers and sub-divisions.  We are constantly attached to technology and glued to what’s going to happen next on social media. What if everyone took a step back and remembered what used to make most of us so happy when we were younger? Playing outside!! After researching the effects of how being outside affects mental and physical health; it’s evident that going outdoors has many positive benefits

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Invasive Species Radio Script  Niko: Hey this is Niko coming to you from Brockport NY to bring you a special news story. Niko: Many people don’t know about the controversial topic of invasive species. Niko: Now for the people who don’t know what an invasive species is; it’s basically a species that has been introduced in a place separate from its natural habitat through humans. Niko: Here in New York there is a legal penalty for chopping down an ash tree. But why is that?

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While the wage gap is a widely controversial topic, it does indeed exist. However, what most people do not realize is that this wage gap might be in place for a good reason. The United States percentage as a whole says that on average women get around 80% of the pay that men receive annually. That means if a man is making $100,000 annually, that on average depending on the state, a woman would make around $80,000 doing the exact same job with the exact same qualifications.

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In the City of Toronto, a new elevated park has been proposed to be built across the railway tracks in the downtown core. With the addition of Rail Deck Park, it would increase the amount of green space in the area, which is lacking compared to other parts of Toronto. According to interviewed citizens living downtown, many agree that a park is much needed in the area. The drawback however is the hefty price tag associated with the development: $1.05 billion dollars (CAD).

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