Grace Giesbrecht

Grace Giesbrecht is a third-year Media and Communications student at Trinity Western University, where she was the news editor for the student newspaper. Originally from northern British Columbia, she enjoys playing hockey, photography, and snowboarding. 
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Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

ABOVE: Creatium has both motorized and gravity fed sandbagging machines. When threatened by floodwaters, community volunteers have always had to pull together to fill, move, and stack the sandbags that will save their homes and properties from rising rivers. From From Fitzroy Harbour in the west all [...]

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Best of Chinatown: Ha’s (incredible) Dim Sum Noodle House

Best of Chinatown: Ha’s (incredible) Dim Sum Noodle House

Near the bottom of the hill on Somerset street on the eastern end of Ottawa’s Chinatown is a new restaurant with blue railings in a red brick building: Ha’s Dim Sum Noodle house. Ha’s is the second dim sum restaurant in Ottawa Chinatown, but their dim sum and Cantonese fry noodles are [...]

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Making art and sticking with it: Avery Lawrance receives art scholarship

Making art and sticking with it: Avery Lawrance receives art scholarship

ABOVE: Artwork by Avery Lawrance (NOTE: PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN CROPPED TO FIT) Avery Lawrance has been making art for as long as she can remember. “I was never really into sports-I would rather stay inside and colour.” In high school, Lawrance recognized her love for art as something she [...]

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First International Vein Week aims to improve vein health

First International Vein Week aims to improve vein health

April is dedicated to many health-related awareness campaigns but this year marks the first time Vein Week will join the roster. Held in collaboration with the vWin Foundation from April 5-11, Vein Week is global event that Canada will participate in. Dr. Mandy Wong, president of the Canadian Society [...]

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Local author’s debut thrills with dark backwoods drama

Local author’s debut thrills with dark backwoods drama

After fleeing the city with her husband and dogs to their cabin in Quebec as the pandemic set in, Ellie Beals’ started writing. The result was her debut novel, Emergence, a quirky Canadian backwoods thriller set in the wilds of the laurentian mountains. “I wrote Emergence in just three months, [...]

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MP annual pay raise raises backlash

MP annual pay raise raises backlash

Member of Parliament (MPs) received their annual salary uptick on April 1st on the same conditions as previous. This year, however, is not a year like any other. The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) slammed MPs for failing to stop this annual pay raise during the economic downturn caused by [...]

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Sproud makes a splash with sustainable alternative milk from unlikely source

Sproud makes a splash with sustainable alternative milk from unlikely source

Plant-based diets propelled by sustainability, health, taste and variety are swelling and expanding across worldwide food and beverage trends. As a result, the world of plant-based alternatives has quickly become a crowded place. But there is one new contender that is catching the eyes of curious Canadians. [...]

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Who you know: Democracy Watch Calls for accountability in judicial appointments

Who you know: Democracy Watch Calls for accountability in judicial appointments

It’s often said, when seeking a job or a step forward in a career, that it is not what you know, but who you know. Nowhere is that more true, apparently, than Canadian politics. But such connections can be questionable—even illegal—when they result in important appointments that dramatically [...]

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Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Have you ever wanted to see Toronto from a bird’s eye view? Then hopped over to Niagara Falls to continue the adventure and, afterwards, wandered the streets of ByWard Market? Though separated by stretches of long highway in the real world, Toronto’s newest tourist attraction puts Canada’s [...]

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Renewed call for telecommunications watchdog in wake of Rogers-Shaw deal

Renewed call for telecommunications watchdog in wake of Rogers-Shaw deal

The massive deal between communications giants Rogers and Shaw has thrown even more light on Canada’s cornered telecommunications market. High prices from lack of competition gouge customers nation-wide in their hunt for affordable television, phone, and internet service. According to Democracy [...]

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