1. Millionaire Builds 99 Tiny Homes to Cut Homelessness in His Community
After selling his company for eight figures to a competitor, one Canadian entrepreneur is using his profit to build a community of tiny homes for those who need it most.
In the New Brunswick city of Fredericton, his factory is now churning out 1 tiny home every 4 business days in a bid to create the 12 Neighbours gated community of 99 homes and an enterprise center to give homeless Frederictonians a real second chance.
12 Neighbours founder Marcel LeBrun had a successful social media monitoring company which he sold to an American competitor, and is now putting his new money where his mouth was—every time he used to say something needed to be done about the homelessness problem in the city.
2. Red Maple Trees Line English Road to Honor 418 Canadian Soldiers Who Died Defending Freedom Overseas
Stunning photos of autumnal red maple trees lining a highway are a moving commemoration to Canadian soldiers who gave their lives overseas during the two World Wars.
Many motorists are unaware that they are passing through a sacred war memorial on the A3 in Hampshire, England.
The 418 maples, Canada’s national tree, were planted near Liphook to mark the lives of the 418 Canadian servicemen who trained locally and were stationed at Bramshott, in five temporary army camps established by the Canadian Army on each side of the A3.
Associated with the five military camps named for the five Great Lakes, there was also a large hospital caring for sick and wounded soldiers, especially in preparation for, and in the aftermath of, D-Day, which helped the allied forces win WWII.
3. Chemistry Students Explode Pumpkins to Infuse Halloween With Science and Chemistry
The Washington College held its annual exploding pumpkins bash, using science to infuse Halloween with excitement and inspire kids to be more interested in chemistry.
The Maryland school’s Chemistry Club delighted the crowd with their gourd detonation, reveling in science-based fun.
The event, which is conducted in conjunction with the American Chemical Society and a Chemistry Honor Society, draws students from Kent and Queen Anne’s County public schools, and combustion-loving Eastern Shore community members each year ahead of Halloween.