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Core Values & Goals: Kids Help Phone is an organization whose main goal is “to improve the well being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counseling, referrals and information in English and French.” The organization sees importance in creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in which children and teens are able to vent their emotions and thoughts openly and freely.  

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After reading this article on the Montreal Gazette tonight, I decided to re-write my news summary because I thought this one was more of a feel-good topic. The article, written by June Thompson, features a local group called the Morning Walkers have been together for 20 years on Friday. The members are all between 55 and 85 years of age and joined the group to take up a healthier lifestyle.

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On Thursday, January 02, 2014, an article was published on CTV news regarding a homeless man being threatened by a police officer that he will tie him to a pole outside in -30°C. The incident took place around 3: 00 p.m. on January 02 outside of Jean Talon metro station.  A 52 second video was posted online by a YouTube user in the name of Omar Tunisiano. The video ends with the cameraman speaking up for the homeless man. This video was seen by the Mayor Denis Coderre and he tweeted his reaction. The Mayor was not the only one who was concerned of this homeless man.

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When I look around any classroom that I am in all I see is boredom, yawning, students falling asleep or in my case, sitting there looking but not listening. All we do is SIT. It’s exhausting having to do the same thing every day and then be kicked out of class for sleeping or talking too much. Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it?

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Megan Griffith-Greene posted an article on the Montreal CBC news online, “Sports drinks unnecessary, counterproductive for most people” on January 31st, 2014. This article explains how many of us intake energy drinks after doing our workouts. However, it is proven that the energy drinks do not necessarily benefit everyone. A CBC marketplace research shows that most Canadians have an energy drink after their workout; however they do not need one. Energy drinks are not needed for those who workout at an average level for their age.

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