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Articles by Karen Turner

Karen has been writing and executing a variety of internal and external communications for over 16 years. Her experience covers the full content-creation continuum, from planning, strategy and coordination, to writing, publishing and evaluation. She has worked with leading advertising agencies in Toronto, Ottawa and the US, and has written engaging content for every type of audience, industry and media. A natural curiosity and love of learning keeps her in tune with evolving trends, technologies and best practices. Her educational resume includes a BA Honours in Psychology/Sociology, a postgraduate certificate in Media Copywriting, and additional studies in social media, SEO, web analytics, graphic design, print production, and learning principles.

CPAWS heads to the Hill for Lobby Day 2014

On Thursday, Nov. 27, CPAWS' staff and board members headed to Parliament Hill to meet with 61 MPs and Senators throughout the day. It was a busy day filled with great conversation. Below are a sampling of photos taken from our various meetings.

From participant to intern and beyond

When my English teacher recommended I do an outdoors program during the summer, I expected to maybe swim in a lake, not have my heart ripped out and restrung in a vicious Wilderness vs. Wifi battle. In June 2013, I escaped into Get Outside BC's magic for 5 days and the experience blossomed from there.

Why Alberta’s Caribou are in Trouble

Ten years ago, the Alberta government drafted its Woodland Caribou Recovery Plan promising that real and bold steps would be taken to ensure the species' future in the province. While Alberta has made a large investment in monitoring and predator management, it has taken few concrete actions to protect, limit further damage or restore caribou habitat. In the meantime, more caribou habitat has been damaged.

CPAWS’ Whale Mascot is having a whale of a time in New Brunswick

Baleen, CPAWS’ humpback whale mascot, arrived in New Brunswick just in time to join CPAWS’ summer students for a very busy Parks Day. She made a splash at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, where she visited with Chef Ned Bell, who was biking across Canada to raise awareness for sustainable seafood . She met lots of people, and enjoyed many hugs from the kids.

Bou’s Trip to the Wild West!

Bou the woodland caribou arrived in Southern Alberta just in time for two large summer celebrations! To kick it all off, Bou took part in the Calgary Stampede by attending the “greenest Stampede Breakfast” in the city at Community Natural Foods. Being the only caribou in a sea of cowboy hats, Bou was a huge hit! The brave caribou trudged through the sun and heat and mingled with the long line of Calgarians awaiting their pancakes.

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