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Alicia French

About Me

Alicia is a writer and editor who spends entirely too much time on the computer and is convinced that wine makes her more productive. She has a passion for giving back which typically involves weekends spent with sick children or a home filled with homeless pets. She shares her life with her husband, two beagles, and on occasion, a child or two, thanks to her role as a foster parent.

Stories from Alicia French

Mermaid tails at public pools seem like a recipe for disaster by Alicia French

Water safety is a big concern, especially during the summer months. Hundreds of Canadians die each year from drowning, many of whom would have likely described themselves as strong swimmers. So should a toy that could potentially increase the risk of a tragic accident be allowed at public pools, or is it unfair to call out this toy when so many other water toys could play a role in similar tragedies?

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Father abandons child in a field, puts pet ownership in perspective (VIDEO) by Alicia French

Each year millions of pets are taken to shelters or abandoned in North America alone. Some will be adopted, while many will be euthanized. It's not new information, and many initiatives have been created to help address the problem. Pets should be considered a lifelong commitment, and nothing has ever made that point more powerfully than this video.

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Our #LifeUnfiltered moments show that social media is just a glimpse, not reality by Alicia French

Madison Holleran appeared to have it all together. If you browsed her Instagram account you would have seen a happy, athletic, beautiful and popular college student. You wouldn't have suspected she was struggling immensely. In January of last year, she jumped off the ninth level of a parking garage. Madison's story ended tragically, but it's not that different from many of us who share the best pieces of our lives on social media without ever really revealing what is truly going on in our lives.

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