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Into the City

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:07 -- Katie Horvath

Coming soon to a YouTube channel near you is an opportunity to see and hear your 2018 Sarnia Municipal candidates speak on screen about their campaign before you hit the telephone and online polls October 11th to October 22nd for the upcoming Sarnia election.

 For the tech savvy, YouTube is second nature. For the not-so-tech savvy, YouTube is known as one of the largest online search engines in the world (second only to Google), but rather than hosting articles, literature and text based media, the network is for video sharing only.

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Democracy depends on us

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:18 -- Katie Horvath

Four people are running for Mayor, 11 for City/County, and 28 for a City seat bringing the grand total to 43 people putting their names forward to run in Sarnia’s 2018 municipal election.

That’s a tall order for me, who plans to extend the invitation for every single one of them to come and complete an on-camera interview, with me, to be shared out online and across various social media platforms.


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It’s not what you do, its how you do it

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 15:51 -- Katie Horvath

A few months ago I was collecting questions from citizens to ask City Council.  I organize question and answer segments between the people of Sarnia and their local government through a project I created called Vocalize Sarnia. We recently celebrated 100 questions exchanged between the local power and the local people. Since the inception of this grassroots project in 2016, every member of Sarnia Council, with the exception of Councillor Boushy, has participated in the ongoing dialogue.

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All we are saying…

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:12 -- Katie Horvath

We have become so polarized by politics, religion, power and money that we forget we’re humans first.  We divide by rich and poor, powerful and powerless, religious and secular, race, status and party lines.  Call me a hippie, but I’m one of those people who believes that in spite of all this, peace is still possible.  

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The Legend of Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:45 -- Katie Horvath

Have you heard of Facebook?

Of course you have.

The social media company netted over 40 billion dollars in 2017. It has over 2 billion users worldwide using its services for the mission of connecting people to “bring the world closer together.” And when Facebook co founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg first launched his site, he was a 19-year-old student in a dorm room.  

So what happens when the tech savvy millennial sets out to bring the world closer together?

Well, a testimony in front of the United States Congress.

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Social Media, Mindfulness & Mayhem

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:06 -- Katie Horvath

Don’t let the fad fool you.  There’s more to mindfulness than some new age, “hippy dippy” buzzword that promises rainbow thoughts and inner peace for 5 easy payments of $29.95.  

Mindfulness is ancient.  Its roots are found in  Buddhist teachings of moment to moment awareness.  The purpose is to cultivate focus and awareness on the present moment; not what happened yesterday, last week, or what you’re worried about in the future – mindfulness is about being present right now.  

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