Henderson Elementary School's grade-three/four class in Dauphin, Manitoba, has received 600 pieces of mail from around the world since putting a call out on Facebook for postcards. (Photos courtesy of A.J. Hrychuk)
When a grade-three/four teacher in Manitoba put a call out on Facebook for postcards, he wasn’t expecting a response quite like this. One month after the initial post, the class has received 600 pieces of mail from across Canada — and the world.
Henderson Elementary School's grade-three/four class in Dauphin, Manitoba, is waiting for the first postcards to add to this map of Canada. (Photo courtesy of A.J. Hrychuk)
In the age of social media, snail mail may seem like an outdated way to connect with other Canadians. But one Manitoba elementary class has taken on a project that harnesses the power of both types of mail to teach his class about Canada.
Our climate futures issue in October struck a chord with many Canadians. Some thought we didn't do enough to warn about the dangers of a warming world and urge action. Others thought that we did too much and wondered why we would cover the topic at all.
Below we've collected together a mixed-bag of the mail we received to show the spectrum of opinions that arrived at our door.
We would like to hear more and welcome you to add your voice. What do you think ...
Around this time every summer, communities across Canada wake from their winter slumber and head outdoors to reconnect with their neighbours. What better way than to have a large, friendly flea market? It's garage sale season again and we've got exclusive shots from one of Canada's biggest, happening on virtually every street throughout Ottawa's Glebe community.
Social networking can be all-pervasive: Twitter is used as a credible source in newspapers, Facebook has become the most visited website, and it seems that not a day goes by when an apology is not made via blog (I realize the irony of writing this on a blog, believe me). However, there's a new use for Twitter and Facebook, and it can mean the difference between life and death.
These sites are invaluable to people working in disaster zones, says a new study in the Journal of International Emergency ...