Tag Archives: environment

Emily Kennedy: An illegal dam may kill tourism in Jinja, Uganda

Tucked away on the outskirts of Jinja, Uganda is Itanda Falls. This section of the River Nile is home to a Category 6 rapid so energetic, local rafting companies have to walk clients around it, to ensure their safety. The flow of water is already controlled by two hydroelectric dams – one found in Jinja town known as Owen Falls Dam, or more recently Nalubaale Dam, the other upstream in the former home of Bujagali Falls.  Continue →

Hannah Spyksma on losing Rachel Morrison, but not her legacy

I’m not going to lie; I’m really good at losing things. Last year it was my favorite winter coat and raincoat. This year, so far, there’s been a dress, a hat and a scarf, that I know of. I once left my bike downtown for a week before realizing – when I should have been riding it to an interview – that it wasn’t in my backyard. Continue →