Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chernobyl Disaster

Chernobyl Disaster

 The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear power plant disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant outside of The ukrainian town of Pripyat on 26th of april, 1986. At 1:23 am, there was a power surge which lead to an explosion that realeased dangerous radioactive fallout into the atmosphere, threatening the lives of the nearby occupants of Pripyat. The nearby occupants were evacuated from the town, and Pripyat is still not under livable conditions due to dangerously high radiation levels. today, the Chernobyl Power Plant Disaster is considered the worst nuclear accident, the only one to reach level 7, the highest level of the International Nuclear Event Scale.
View of Pripyat and Chernobyl power plant. Picture taken 2007.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Canadian Identity Test

Many people have labeled canadians as easy-going or pushovers, but the truth is most canadians are outgoing and fairly patriotic. Many canadians express their canadian-ness through their love of the outdoors, as Canada is the 2nd largest country and has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. We have many different outdoor activities that are a large part of some peoples lives; rock climbing, ice hockey, snowboarding, and a large variety of winter sports. In addition to our active lifestyles, canadians are also very well known for our diversity and acceptance of other cultures. For some people our country is a hope of freedom and opportunity to be safe and free. Our country is seen as very accepting towards immigrants and very welcoming, we have so many immigrants and different cultures that we truly are a cultural mosaic. Overall, canadians are incredibly patriotic and express their canadian-ness through their devotion to outdoor pursuits, our acceptance of other cultures and our love of our amazing landscape.