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Articles by Holly Postlethwaite

Holly first joined CPAWS in September 2010 as the National Public Relations Coordinator replacing Jill Sturdy for her leave. Holly's responsibilities include media relations, public relations, marketing, and chapter support and coordination. Previous to CPAWS, Holly's experience includes promotions, media relations for not-for-profits, and Traffic Coordination for Teletoon Canada.

Holly has an Honours Degree in Communications and a Diploma in Creative Advertising. She loves Ottawa and enjoys the outdoor. She is a member of an all women's dragon boat racing team and enjoys running in her spare time.

Riding Mountain National Park “sans” ski is fine by me

True to my Canadian heritage, I love winter. As soon as the first snowfall hits, I look forward to the crystal white blanket that covers my neighbourhood, the rosy cheeks sported by all, and the opportunity to snowshoe, skate, sled and of course ski! Skiing is probably my most enjoyable winter hobby and every year I look forward to night skiing on local hills and my big annual ski trip. With all this being said, is it really necessary to promote a downhill ski resort in a national park? I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Parks Canada is proposing amending the current Riding Mountain National Park Management Plan for Mount Agassiz to allow the re-development and re-opening of a downhill ski hill. And not just any downhill ski area… this one has been closed for over a decade. This is yet another example of the resurgence of this worrisome trend of inappropriate commercial development in our national parks.

Day on the Hill with a caribou

If you’re reading this blog, I assume you’ve heard about CPAWS’ mission to collect one voice for every remaining woodland caribou in Canada. We did it! That’s right, today we proudly made our way to Parliament Hill to officially present the names of the 32,045 people who signed on to protect woodland caribou and its boreal habitat. And collecting the signatures was the easy part. Getting there…not so easy.

A night to remember

Back in December, I was given the task of planning a special reception for a special person for a very special award. Working as CPAWS does, myself, CPAWS staff and some dedicated volunteers put their heart and soul into creating an event that would meet the occasion. Finally last night, after weeks of hard work, I had the pleasure of attending the beautiful award reception held at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, where CPAWS honoured Nikita (Nik) Lopoukhine with the prestigious J.B. Harkin Award for conservation. Nik was honoured for his lifetime of commitment to promoting scientific discussion and ecological integrity within Parks Canada and for championing Canadian conservation and park values globally.

A holiday activity for the whole family

Take part in this fun and festive activity with the entire family. From preschoolers to adults, CPAWS is asking you to send a holiday caribou card to your local Member of Parliament asking them to support protection of the Boreal woodland caribou’s remaining habitat. We’ll pick a different card to be featured on each week!

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