Only two years away from the next Olympic Games in RIO, Brazil’s program of sending special police units to take favelas out of the hands of criminal gangs has been widely praised, but now finds itself facing allegations of abuse and corruption.
The Pacifying Police Unit, abbreviated UPP (from portuguese Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora), is a law enforcement program
There was an interesting article in last weeks local paper suggesting the need to protect a private golf course from future redevelopment. The article refers to the redevelopment of the now closed Shaw-Nee Slopes Golf Course which was purchased by GeoEnergy Enterprises Ltd. in 2009, […]
Based on City of Calgary Statistics it appears that most people are making an effort to recycle to help the environment. However, if we take a closer look at our daily life, we begin to realize that we still need to put more effort in to polluting less. As an example, we drive our kids […]
A recent article in Macleans commented on the proliferation of roundabouts in Canada, and the ability that they have to scare seniors. The article outlines many great reasons for making use of roundabouts as opposed to more conventional intersection designs commonly found in Canada, i.e., the four-way stop, and the T intersection. […]