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This essay answers the following question: To what extent does community journalism is an asset to its locality? The topic has been chosen in the view that there is a lack of information about what it is and the importance it has in society. The research done is of academic level using examples of news stories from around the globe. The findings of the research illustrate that community journalism is a tool that promotes the cohesion, freedom of expression, and organization within society.

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Albertan oil sands exploitation and pipelines construction and/or expansion throughout North-Canada could be economically benefit for Canada. Canada could open its market internationally in addition to create jobs. Some politicians and environmentalist called that the environmental risks were too important, and that the project should not see rise. The Canadian population also affirmed that they do not want pipelines in their yard, since it could contaminate water areas as well as the soil.

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Alberta premier Rachel Notley pressures Canada Prime Minister Trudeau to take a leadership role regarding the approval of major pipelines projects, after meeting him in Kananaskis Resort, Alberta. In article Trudeau under growing pressure to lead charge for pipelines published on April 24 2016, in the Globe and Mail, the author Steven Chase draws the conclusion from the private meeting that was held the past weekend, in Alberta. Trudeau and his Cabinet were in a retreat to develop an economic strategy.

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Owner of a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago and former professor in genetics at University of British-Columbia (UBC), David Takayoshi Suzuki is known to be a longtime activist on global climate change. The Canadian activist, born in Vancouver, Canada, co-founded the David Suzuki foundation. The goals of the foundation “is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future., to fight climate change as well as advocating clean energy” (David Suzuki Foundation).

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Oil sands exploitation projects are a complex issue to understand. Indeed, the economic benefits that a region or province could benefit can't be neglect. On the other hand, the negative environmental aspects that such a project could bring are well-known. In the article named Consider the global impacts of oil pipelines, published on June 26, 2014 in Nature by Wendy J.

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With all the pipelines construction or expansion project refused in the past, it is fair to ask whether or not Canada will give its consent to the construction of a pipeline. Kyle Bakx’s article Oil export pipelines: Will Canada ever build another?  published on January 16th 2016, by CBC news, analyses the probability that Canada will actually not give the green light to build another pipeline.

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In the article called “Colby Cosh: The magic of ‘ending homelessness’ — and ending up with more” by Colby Cosh in the National Post on March 21st, 2016, the author comments on the state of homelessness in Canada, more particularly in Edmonton, Alberta. The main highlight is that this winter has been a very busy one for the homeless shelters, even if this winter was not as harsh as the previous years. Plus, the staff working in these shelters reported a 42 per cent increase in outdoor sleeping.

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Do you feel concerned about the quality of our water? Do you want to help in cleaning the Canadian coast from debris? 

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If you, the readers, are interested in making some fun volunteer work, near your house, and you have an interest in helping the poor,  the Centre d'Action Bénévole of Saint-Bruno (CABST-BRUNO), Les P'tits Bonheurs is currently looking for individuals. This organization, located in Saint-Bruno, is currently launching a service of Meals on Wheels for its clients. They are looking for drivers and delivery man to deliver the meals in Saint-Bruno.

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On November 13th 2015, more than 130 people were killed by a group of shooters in the capital of France. This event had been covered massively worldwide for a long period of time. In fact, depending on the country, this news raised different reactions from both the population and the politicians. In Europe, the attacks were described as a barbarous act of war.

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One of the most publicized new this last six months has been the debate over the construction and expansion of various pipelines that would bring Alberta oil to various terminals in North America. In the following summary, I will analyze the causes concerning the rejection of three pipeline-construction or amplification plans; Energy East Pipeline, Keystone XL oil Pipeline and Trans Mountain Pipeline. To do so, I will examine three sources coming from three different locations.

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Anonymous teachers from the Montreal’s largest French-language school board, the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), sent many pictures showing the poor states of many schools in Montreal. Indeed, the article “Photos reveal poor state of many Montreal schools” written and published by CBC on January 22nd 2016, revealed the inadequate states of many primary schools as well as high-schools under the jurisdiction of the CSDM.

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In France, there is a committee discussing the French language and its grammar, named the Académie de la langue française, known in English as French Academy. The members of this council agreed about the changes that will be made on the language. Lately, the Académie revealed a new report changing some of the basics of the French language. On February 5th 2016, we could read about this news in the article French Spelling Changes, 26 years in the Making Cause a Fracas by Dan Bilefsky in the New York Times.

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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced last week during a press conference his position regarding the controversial Energy East Pipeline. Indeed, in Montreal Mayor’s own article Mayor Denis Coderre: Why Montreal says no to Energy East Pipeline, published in the Montreal Gazette on January 25th 2016, Mr. Coderre maintains his position concerning the refusal to approve the passage of an oil pipeline in the North of the metropolis.

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One of the most controversial subject in the United States these days is the importance for the people to possess a firearm. One of the reason of this issue is the uprising in mass shooting in schools and public places. In an article from the Montreal Gazette by Michael E. Miller published on January 26, 2016, the reason for the debate is well depicted. On January 21st 2016, Dane Gallion, a 29 years old man from Seattle went in a restaurant, drank a 22-ounce beer and afterward, went to a cinema to see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

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Latin America has recently been affected by a devastating virus that has multiple impacts on various components of society. Effectively, the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes through bites and it causes pregnant women to give birth to babies suffering from microcephaly, especially if the pregnant women becomes ill during the first trimester of pregnancy. It also causes symptoms such as suffering from fever, headaches, conjunctivitis, joint pains and rashes during a period of time that can last from two to seven dats.

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An investigation reported that sixteen tennis players, some ranked in the top 50 and even some Grand Slam winners, have been suspected of match-fixing. Indeed, Simon Cox’s article Tennis Match-Fixing: Evidence of Suspected Match-Fixing revealed, published on January 18th 2016, cites the analysis led by both the BBC and the website Buzzfeed regarding match-fixing in tennis. Those sixteen suspected players were met by the Tennis Investigation Unit (TIU) officials.

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