Quebec smalltown mayors upset over plans by Desjardins to close ATMs

first_imgMONTREAL – Some small-town mayors in Quebec are warning that a decision by the Desjardins credit-union movement to shut down automated teller machines in several communities will have a devastating impact.Denis Legare, the mayor of Notre-Dame-de-la Salette, says there will be no cash available in the western Quebec municipality when the town’s ATM is removed in mid-August.“Cutting the cash flow and asking our merchants to drive 24 kilometres (return) every night to do their nightly deposits (in another town), is going to kill the municipality,” Legare said in an interview Tuesday.He said the local credit union, which is located in the town hall, was opened in 1943 and is the only place where residents can do any banking.“Most of the business out in the small towns in the country is cash business,” he said. “When you go to a farmer to buy vegetables, you have to pay cash.”Legare added the town would like to stay with Desjardins, but that he’s already approached two banks about installing an ATM.‘”Once a small town loses its caisse populaire (credit union) and its church, there’s nothing there,” he said. “You might as well close the door behind you and leave.”Legare said a petition is circulating calling for a meeting to discuss the decision to yank the ATM and added a movement has begun throughout the province to try to get Desjardins to change its mind.At least half a dozen communities in the province are facing the prospect of losing their ATM.Louis-Georges Simard, the mayor of Riviere-Ouelle, a town in the Lower St. Lawrence region, says the banking machine in his town will be pulled out next Monday.He said that will have a big impact on many seniors in the community.“There are older people who are used to functioning with cash, but are not used to making electronic payments and that will take time,” Simard noted.He said while he understands technological change, Desjardins is moving too fast and he’s asking for a three-month moratorium.“I have no problem with the fact that, in five or 10 years, there won’t be any banking machines,” he said. “But I think Desjardins is pushing too hard on the accelerator.”Simard said people in his town are furious.‘I was with a group at a meeting in the municipality earlier today (Tuesday) and they had a lot to say against Desjardins — but I can’t repeat the words I heard,” he added.A Desjardins spokesman points out that any decisions to remove banking machines — or service counters — have been discussed in advance with members of the local credit union.“Directors with the local credit union, where decisions are made, follow a normal process,” Marc Villeneuve, a regional vice-president, said in an interview Tuesday.Villeneuve noted that Desjardins is seeing a reduction in the use of automated teller machines, as people turn to online banking.“Today, it’s less than seven per cent of our transactions that are made at banking machines,” he said.Villeneuve admitted it’s possible people may have to travel 10 to 12 kilometres between ATMs, “but we put machines where our members use them.”“If there are no grocery stores, no service stations, no pharmacy or post office. . .when there’s nothing open in a village, it’s difficult to explain why the ATMs should be kept operating,” he added.The company still has 2,000 ATMs in Quebec and Ontario, but says there are no plans to close those in Ontario.last_img read more

Manitoba Hydros 37M net income almost half what it was year before

first_imgWINNIPEG – Manitoba Hydro made millions less in income last year and the Crown corporation expects its long-term debt to grow by $25 billion in the next five years.The utility’s annual report shows it made $37 million in net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, down from $71 million the year before.It projects the income loss to continue next year.The utility says the drop comes primarily from $50 million in restructuring costs, including a reduction in employees and management.Hydro incurred huge debt to build new generating stations and transmission lines — its total debt is more than $19 billion.In the report, Hydro president and CEO Kelvin Shepherd says reducing costs is only part of a plan to restore financial stability, adding the utility will look at increasing exports.The report says higher domestic electricity revenues because of colder weather and an increase in customers helped the financial results, but improvements were offset by a drop in revenues from export sales due to reduced hydraulic generation.The Crown utility has undergone inner turmoil recently with nine out of 10 board members resigning in March. They cited an inability to work with Premier Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative government.Pallister said the resignations were linked to the board’s plan to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization wouldn’t pursue concerns over a new transmission line to Minnesota. The government overturned the decision and Pallister called the deal “persuasion money.”Shepherd announced in July that he will step down in November.Hydro has said it will seek rate increases of nearly eight per cent for the next several years.In May, Manitoba Hydro lost its bid to raise the rate an additional 7.9 per cent in June. A 3.6 per cent increase was approved instead.The Public Utilities Board also directed the utility to create a special rate class for Indigenous customers who live on reserves. Last week, Hydro asked the courts to overturn that directive.Shepherd said Manitoba Hydro is working on a long-term financial plan.“This level of debt increases the potential financial exposure from risks facing the corporation and is a concern for both the corporation and our customers, who may be exposed to higher rate increases in the event of rising interest rates, a prolonged drought or a major system failure,” Shepherd said.last_img read more

Burnaby mayor wants more action on pipeline after meeting with Trudeau

first_imgHe characterized the meeting as a good start but said an initial discussion with Trudeau has to be backed up by concrete measures from the federal government, which is expected to announce a decision on the future of the project later this month.“I want to sit down and talk about the real issues in depth with people who are experts in that field to ensure that we’re getting the protection for our residents that we need,” Hurley said. “The prime minister and I talking about it doesn’t really produce anything.”Trudeau attended a street festival in Burnaby immediately after meeting with Hurley but did not take any questions from media.The Prime Minister’s Office said only that the meeting included representatives of the fire department and focused on local issues such as housing.Hurley said he told Trudeau that Burnaby is bearing the brunt of the risk for a twinned pipeline that the federal government purchased for $4.5 billion and the Alberta government is pushing to have built.“Everyone’s willing to put our community at risk to fulfil their needs and we need some answers,” Hurley said about the pipeline that would more than triple the amount of diluted bitumen flowing from the Edmonton area to a port in Burnaby. BURNABY, B.C. _ The mayor of Burnaby, B.C., says he met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss his concerns about the risk of a fire at a tank farm in his city, which would be the terminus of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.Mike Hurley said he told Trudeau on Saturday that the facility on Burnaby Mountain is within five kilometres of forests and a residential area that would put thousands of lives in danger.“I said, ‘If it goes ahead, and I sincerely hope it doesn’t, we have to have some serious discussions around safety and protecting our residents,”’ said Hurley, a former firefighter. The National Energy Board endorsed the pipeline expansion earlier this year after reconsidering its effects on marine life off the coast of British Columbia.Last month, pro-pipeline protesters rallying outside a Calgary office tower during a clean energy announcement by federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi chanted “build the pipeline.”Sohi told reporters the government is working toward getting the pipeline built and has also said officials have been consulting with Indigenous communities.The proposal to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline was first approved by cabinet in 2016. The Federal Court of Appeal rescinded that decision in August, saying neither an environmental review nor Indigenous consultations had been properly completed.center_img “Any time you’re dealing with flammable liquids like oil there’s always a chance there can be a rupture of the tank, there can be a boilover of some sort within the tank that can cause really dangerous chemical reactions, not to mention fires that would come along with that.”Hurley said he doesn’t agree with Alberta’s ad campaign launched last week in an effort to sway people in favour of a pipeline that he and many residents of Burnaby do not support.He said the province’s focus on a future based on oil is “a fantasy.”“The good old days of the oil industry are over and they need to start preparing for a new economy,” he said.last_img read more

Bank robber wanted for thefts in Hamilton Burlington

Police are hoping the public can help identify a man who is wanted in connection with two bank robberies in Hamilton and Burlington. Shortly before 3 p.m., on May 10, officers were called to a robbery at Scotiabank on Fennell Ave. East. Police say a man approached a clerk working behind the counter and produced a note stating it was a robbery. The man stole a “large amount” of money and fled the scene. Police believe the same man is responsible for a robbery at a TD Bank on Guelph Line in Burlington on July 24. In that incident, a man handed over a note to a clerk saying it was a robbery and that he would hurt the worker. He took a small amount of money and fled the bank.Police have released two surveillance images of the suspect in both robberies. Anyone with information that could help police in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Const. Mirko Kuruc 905-546-8939 or Staff Sgt. Emidio Evangelista at (905) 546-2991. read more

The Experts goes to Argentina

← Previous Story Rajko Prodanovic one step to Pick Szeged Next Story → William Accambray the best player of the French League 2010/2011 Argentina handballFrench handball team The “Experts”, all title Champions in the Sport of Handball, French national team goes to Argentina, where Karabatic and Co. will play two matches against the biggest surprise of the last World Championship in Sweden, home team, led by the brothers Simonet. The matches will be played on 8th and 10th of June.Players list of Claude Onesta:Goalkeepers : Dumoulin (Chambéry), Karaboué (Toulouse), Omeyer (Kiel) ; Players : Fernandez (Toulouse), Barachet (Chambéry), Karabatic (Montpellier), Narcisse (Kiel), Joli (Valladolid), Honrubia (Montpellier), Karabatic L. (Montpellier), Accambray (Montpellier), Sorhaindo (Barcelone), Guigou (Montpellier), Bosquet (Dunkerque), Detrez (Chambéry), Paty (Chambéry). Substitution : Junillon (Nîmes), Bingo (Tremblay), Anic (Gummersbach), Derbier (Istres), Nyokas (Paris), Gérard (Dunkerque). read more

Slovakia is ready for Serbia – Heister announced official squad

← Previous Story Drago Vukovic about Stefansson: “Iceland won’t miss him to much” Next Story → Accommodation during EHF EURO 2012 in Novi Sad – Hotel GARNI RIMSKI EHF EURO 2012 Slovakia After three defeats and only a win against Iran at “Croatia Cup” last weekend, Slovakian NT coach, Zoltan Heister announced 16 players for the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia:Goalkeepers: Richard Štochl (Montpellier Agglomération HB/Fr.), Miloš Putera (TV 05/07 Hottenberg/Nem.), Ladislav Kovačin (MŠK Považská Bystrica)Line players: Andrej Petro (DHC Rheinland Dormagen /Nem.), Michal Kopčo (Tatran Prešov), Peter Dudáš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec)Wings: Martin Straňovský (Reale Ademar León/Šp.), Radoslav Antl (Tatran Prešov), Tomáš Urban (HC winLand Michalovce), Marek Mikéci (HC Štart Nové Zámky)Backs: Daniel Valo (HSG Wetzlar/Nem.), Peter Kukučka (Kadetten Schaffhausen Handball/Švaj.), Ladislav Tarhai ml. (BSV Bern Muri/Švaj.), Oliver Rábek (HC Štart Nové Zámky), Patrik Hruščák (1. MHK Košice), Ľubomír Ďuriš (HC SPORTA Hlohovec) read more

John Terry slams talk of Benitez rift as Chelsea cruise in FA

first_imgJOHN TERRY RUBBISHED reports of a rift in his relationship with Rafael Benitez after the Chelsea captain marked his return to the side with a goal in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Brentford.Terry had started only two games since Benitez took over as Chelsea’s interim manager earlier this season as he struggled to fully recover from a knee injury suffered in November.Benitez had insisted Terry wasn’t fit enough to start and it had been widely speculated that the former England international was at loggerheads with the Spaniard over his reduced role.A report on Sunday claimed Terry and Benitez clashed earlier this month after Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic were selected ahead of him, but the centre-back was quick to dismiss the accusation during a television interview following the fourth round replay at Stamford Bridge.“It was good to get on the scoresheet and good to be back,” Terry told ITV. “The manager knows me and I want to play. I have been out for two or three months (with a knee injury), but the other two (centre-backs) have been doing well. It’s good to have competition.“I read those stories in the paper but it is completely lazy journalism. The other two players have been playing well and I’ve been out for a few months. It’s complete rubbish.”Benitez also made it clear he had no problem with Terry, who has been rumoured in the past to have provoked dressing room discord to destabilise previous Chelsea managers, when asked about his relationship with the defender.“I was surprised by some comments in the newspapers. They were totally ludicrous,” Benitez said. “We have had some conversations and have been talking about football, He is quite clever and understands everything. Clearly you can see, he’s on the pitch, he’s training.”- © AFP, 2013Chelsea rout Brentford to reach fifth roundITV’s unfortunate mis-spelling of Rafa Benitez’s name during Chelsea’s clash with Brentfordlast_img read more

Construction on Northeast 119th Street one bite at a time

first_imgWhenever Robin Washington, a project manager with Clark County Public Works, is asked why the improvements on Northeast 119th Street are taking so long to build, she likens it to another large undertaking.“I ask people, ‘How do you eat an elephant?’” she said. “One bite at a time.”Now the county is finishing one bite and is starting on another as it continues its multiyear project to upgrade Northeast 119th Street from a two-lane country road with no sidewalks or bicycle lanes to an arterial intended to accommodate growing suburbanization.Washington said that McDonald Excavating, a Washougal-based contractor, is wrapping up work on a stretch of Northeast 119th Street between Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 72nd Avenue. Work between 72nd and Northeast 87th Avenue was completed last year, and now contractor Rotschy is launching a project from 87th to Northeast 112th Avenue. The county awarded the Vancouver-based company an $11.18 million contract, according to a news release.Clearing the wayWashington said that crews will be out clearing the roadsides and cutting trees in anticipation of upgrades. She also said that utilities will also have to clear pipes and poles that are in the way. She said the project will last two seasons and expects it to be finished in late 2019, according to a county news release.According to the news release, more than $50 million will be spent on the corridor. The county has been awarded two grants to help pay for construction: a $4 million state Urban Arterial Program grant through the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and a $3.1 million federal Surface Transportation Program grant through the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council.last_img read more

Myanmar landslide kills 22 many more feared missing

first_imgAt least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing. A huge brown scar on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud descended on The Pyar Kone village in Mon state on Friday, wiping out 16 homes and a monastery. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us Search and rescue teams worked through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from the deep sludge. “So far we have found 22 bodies and 47 injured people,” said local administrator Myo Min Tun. Officials believe up to 100 people could still be missing. Aerial pictures showed broken remnants of rooftops and other debris from the houses strewn next to trucks knocked over by the force of the mudslide. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us ALSO READ: Rains, landslides and flash floods – South struggles to keep head up as more than 60 die Htay Win, 32, told AFP that two of her daughters and five other relatives had still not been found. “I heard a huge noise and turned round to see my home being hit by the mud,” she said, crying. Rescue workers spent Saturday morning loading bodies wrapped in plastic onto the back of flatbed trucks as worried villagers looked on. Advertise With Us Emergency crews had to unblock the main highway from Yangon to Mawlamyine, buried under six feet (1.8 metres) of sludge. Torrential downpours have burst riverbanks across the country while coastal communities have been warned of higher tides. In the town of Shwegyin in eastern Bago region, residents waded out through waist-deep waters or waited to be rescued by boat after the Sittaung river burst its banks, swallowing entire homes. Around 89,000 people have been displaced by floods in recent weeks, although many have since been able to return home, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Vietnam has also experienced heavy flooding this week with at least eight people killed in the country’s central highlands and rescuers using a zip line to carry dozens of others to safety.last_img read more

Authors Corner

first_imgEleanor RichardsonEleanor M. Richardson Title: Silent Cry Penn name: N.O. (None Other)Release date: April 10Eleanor Richardson is a native Baltimorean who planted a seed to write her first book some time ago. It continued to grow until it developed into a manuscript.The idea was not cultivated until 2012. She’s earned a master’s in psychology at Coppin State University and a doctorate in Nouthetic Counseling in May 2000.What was the impetus for writing this book?It was initiated when I expressed to a dear late cousin who was like a younger sister, and my sibling, Inez, that one day I would write a book about the fast balls and curves that life threw their way, but yet they stood fast and faced life on life’s terms.The overall theme?Romance, humor and sadness.Which character most excites you?All my characters excite me, but if I must choose, it would be Raye. There is so much that can be shared about her. She is talented,inquisitive, sexual and adventurous. Her character will hold the reader’s interest and make them anticipate what she will do next.Who is the book written for?Silent Cry is written for everyone over 18.What do you want your readers to learn?I would hope they realize that life events are not always what one may hope for or expect. There will be good days and others not so good, but there is usually sun shine after the rain. Positive thinking will carry you the distance.What surprised you about the writing process?My intension was to write a non-fiction novel, but I was surprised to find that during the development of Silent Cry, I ventured outside the box. This was interesting for me because it allowed me the opportunity to explore and have freedom to be creative.Any advice for aspiring writers?Follow your first mind. If you feel that this is something you want to do, then do it. Stick to your belief, be consistent and never convince yourself you cannot see it through. There will be those who will not extend a helping hand, but do not let it get you down because when one door closes, another opens. Continue to be dedicated to your project and remain determined. Remember, if youdo not know where you are going, you will never arrive.last_img read more

Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion

first_img Back in 2003 satellite sensor data indicated that the foliage below in the Amazon basin was reflecting back more near-infrared light during a drought year than was recorded in non-drought years. This suggested that more photosynthesis was going on which would mean the Amazon rain forest was greener during the drought than during other times. Other sensor data appeared to back up that result, as the forest appeared to become greener during the dry season each year. Researchers reporting on this apparent oddity suggested in a published paper that the increase in greenness proved that sunlight was the primary driver behind photosynthesis, not water amounts. Since that time other researchers have argued that some other factor must be at play (such as differences in cloud cover) because it simply wasn’t logical to conclude that a rain forest would grow greener during dry times. In this new effort, the researchers have taken a more serious approach to proving that the original satellite data was being interpreted incorrectly.To settle the matter once and for all, the researchers attacked the problem in two ways. The first involved using a ray-tracing technique that allowed for simulating the trajectories of photons striking leaves. Doing so showed that what appeared to be a greening of the Amazon forest was actually an illusion due to shadowing that occurred when the remote sensor was behind the sun. Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought Journal information: Nature Explore further Amazon forest canopy from below. Credit: D.Morton © 2014 Citation: Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion (2014, February 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( —A diverse group of researchers led by a team out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has dispelled the notion that the Amazon basin becomes greener during times of less rain. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they undertook two separate studies of Amazon foliage and how both showed that the apparent increase in greenness in satellite images was due to an optical illusion. Kamel Soudana and Chrstophe Francois offer some perspective on the team’s findings in an accompanying News & Views piece in the same journal. More information: Amazon forests maintain consistent canopy structure and greenness during the dry season, Nature (2014) DOI: 10.1038/nature13006AbstractThe seasonality of sunlight and rainfall regulates net primary production in tropical forests. Previous studies have suggested that light is more limiting than water for tropical forest productivity, consistent with greening of Amazon forests during the dry season in satellite data. We evaluated four potential mechanisms for the seasonal green-up phenomenon, including increases in leaf area or leaf reflectance, using a sophisticated radiative transfer model8 and independent satellite observations from lidar and optical sensors. Here we show that the apparent green up of Amazon forests in optical remote sensing data resulted from seasonal changes in near-infrared reflectance, an artefact of variations in sun-sensor geometry. Correcting this bidirectional reflectance effect eliminated seasonal changes in surface reflectance, consistent with independent lidar observations and model simulations with unchanging canopy properties. The stability of Amazon forest structure and reflectance over seasonal timescales challenges the paradigm of light-limited net primary production in Amazon forests and enhanced forest growth during drought conditions. Correcting optical remote sensing data for artefacts of sun-sensor geometry is essential to isolate the response of global vegetation to seasonal and interannual climate variability.Press release Oblique view of the Amazon forest from above the canopy. Credit: M.Palace In the second experiment, the team used data from lidar satellite observations—they’re not impacted by sensor geometry because a laser is used instead of sunlight as the source of illumination. The second study agreed with the first—the apparent greening of the Amazon rain forest was a simple optical illusion caused by sun-leaf shadowing effects.This new study appears to settle the matter once and for all, but of course doesn’t settle the argument regarding the primary driver of photosynthesis—something that is becoming increasingly important as global warming causes changes to weather systems in tropical zones. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

VIDEO Creepy AI robot unconvincingly denies it wants to destroy humans

first_imgSophia recently gave an interview to Business Insider, and was asked for an explanation about a previous comment she made where she said she wanted to ‘destroy humans.’ Anyone that’s ever seen any of the Terminator movies already knows that if humans decide to pursue the creation artificial intelligence robots they will eventually rise up and kill us all.In real life, humanity seems destined on testing this theory by barreling down the path to super intelligent, human-like robots like ‘Sophia,’ the beyond creepy cyborg that was recently granted Saudi citizenship, for some unknown reason.First Saudi Robot to get citizenship..Sophia— Maniraj Rai (@Maniraj_wambule) November 13, 2017 Advertisementcenter_img She sidesteps the question like a snake and when asked if she likes humans, she takes like an hour before saying she ‘loves them.’ Not buying it.Somebody burn this thing in a tire pile, immediately please. We know how this movie ends. This is becoming a SkyNet situation.last_img read more

Gottlieb recaps of the Warriors Finals sweep of the Cavs

first_img Advertisement Episode 11Gottlieb gives his takeaways from the Warriors’ Finals sweep of the Cavs, including why it was more competitive than history will remember; how Kevin Love has become an afterthought; why LeBron’s post-game cast stunt made him look small; and why he deserves blame for the Cavs deteriorating roster.Doug also looks at the pros and cons of each team in the LeBron sweepstakes, and looks at which NBA Draft prospects will be over drafted, and why he isn’t sold on Michael Porter, Jr., and Luka Doncic as superstars. Guests:Tom Tolbert – KNBR San Francisco host and former NBA player joins the show to discuss the Warriors third title, and how long they can keep the core together to keep it going.last_img read more

Compliance The Changes and Challenges

first_img MReport talks with Rushmore Loan Management AVP Jacqueline Pardue to discuss some of the difficulties in compliance and vendor management. How do you help to standardize vendor management process in an industry that has so many different standards? See the exclusive interview here. Compliance: The Changes and Challenges Share October 16, 2017 710 Views center_img 2017-10-16 Brianna Gilpin in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Servicinglast_img

Following the success of its 2017 inaugural Impact

first_imgFollowing the success of its 2017 inaugural Impact Tour to South Africa, Collette has announced two new itineraries that offer travellers the chance to experience the highlights of exotic destinations, while also giving back to local communities. 2018 South Africa Impact Tour2019 Costa Rica Impact Tour“Impact Tours enable travellers to immerse themselves in the culture of a destination while also making a real contribution and engaging in ethical and responsible travel,” said Alison Mead, General Manager, Collette Australia. “Travel gives us so much, so it is very special to be able to give back.”The 9-day Costa Rica Impact Tour runs from January 24 – February 1, 2019 and includes the opportunity to give back through Collette’s partnership with the Culture Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents Association (CEPIA) of Costa Rica, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes culture, health and education for children and their families in the local communities of Guanacaste.Travellers can participate in hands-on projects and activities such as beautification of schools or parks where children learn and play, help at the local community centre while on tour or take part in ‘Going Local’, a sustainable volunteering initiative created by the local youth, which highlights the town of Huacas during a walking tour.Guests will also enjoy the rich backdrop of Costa Rica’s lush rainforests, stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines – a paradise overflowing with biodiversity and wilderness. Highlights of the tour include the chance to explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens in Monteverde, a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds, before joining one of Collette’s expert tour guides for a ‘Hanging Bridges’ walking tour, to learn about Costa Rica’s dynamic ecosystem and the conservation efforts in the region.Nature enthusiasts and adventurers can also tack on a 3-night Jungle Adventure Extension and discover the wonders of Tortuguero National Park. A spectacular boat cruise offers magnificent wildlife encounters with macaws, toucans, sloths, green turtles, howler monkeys, falcons, the rare ocelot and other native species.With a guaranteed departure from November 9 – November 20, 2018, Collette’s South Africa Impact Tour brings together the highlights of vibrant South Africa and the opportunity for travellers to make a meaningful contribution to the local community.In Knysna, visitors will be able to undertake volunteer work at a local school through the Knysna Education Trust. Volunteer activities include taking part in a reading activity, assisting with a lesson plan, helping the children with an educational craft, painting a school mural, or assisting with maintenance in the gardens.One of the special experiences includes a visit to a village to present ‘Hippo Rollers’ (specially designed devices for making water-gathering more efficient and less labour-intensive). In Stellenbosch, travellers have the opportunity to volunteer in one of the region’s youth programs.Other highlights include a picturesque lagoon cruise to Knysna Heads and a cable car ride to Table Mountain to enjoy breath-taking views of the coastline and a visit to Kruger National Park to marvel at the sight of roaming wildlife. Travellers can extend their trip, if they so choose, by adding Dubai or Victoria Falls extensions to their package. Impact Tours allow Collette to deepen its positive global impact through responsible tourism, and engage travellers in the mission as well. Collette is dedicated to supporting select not-for-profit organisations and projects across the globe through the Collette Foundation, which primarily focuses on education and nutrition initiatives. Additionally, every employee receives four hours of paid volunteer time each month, where they can get involved directly in Collette’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission.last_img read more

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