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Man Uses Whistle to Summon a Peacock Attack Squad

Posted September 1, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

ARGH, OH MY GOD, WHERE ARE THEY EVEN COMING FROM?Read more…

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Gorgeous Deep-Sea Footage Of ‘An Unusually Large’ Dumbo Octopus

Posted August 31, 2014 by Anonymous

Deep-sea researchers led by Robert Ballard (best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage) have caught a rare, extended look at an uncharacteristically jumbo dumbo octopus, with the aid of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the unlit dep…

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Garden tails, sewing projects, sleepy cats

Posted August 18, 2014 by Jennifer A. Jilks

I haven’t made a dress in ages!Mostly, I’ve been sewing outfits for Frosty…

Dorah is so tired! Such a hard worker.

We spent the morning sewing. I decided to sew a dress for each granddaughter. I need some notions to finish them, that is a task …

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Cats, gardens, fences, mica

Posted August 16, 2014 by Jennifer A. Jilks

It’s in the back, middle,
with a wee fence.

back, between the trees
-seriously, cannot see it from the deck!

I’ve been working hard on cleaning up and extending my garden.

It’s always been my go-to therapy in summer, getting hands dirty, being…

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Duck!

Posted August 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

I am sitting here trying to decide whether this story is about a bunch of ducks and geese, or about the old guy that has appointed himself their guardian. (I guess I better start at the beginning and set the scene for you!) I live in a suburb of London called Byron, which is at […]

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This is not Yogi Bear!

Posted August 11, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A quick-thinking walker in Canada survived a black bear attack last week by grabbing hold of its tongue and not letting go. Gilles Cyr said: “His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had his tongue in my hand and I didn’t want to let […]

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Justin Trudeau is now a Mooslim!

Posted August 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, the kid put his foot in it this time! Last Friday Trudeau went to prayers at a Montreal Mosque, and did the same thing I do when I go to Sunday Mass with my wife………………, ya sit down with everybody, ya stand up with everybody, bow with everybody, turn left and then right with […]

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Let’s get to The Source!

Posted July 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A couple of notes about the left and right wing media here in Canada this morning. (By right wing, I mean, of course, Sun News and Sun TV, while left wing is just about everybody else!) Although I don’t hear cries of “hidden agenda” lately, left wing coverage of the Conservatives, and especially Harper, continues […]

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#HyundaiDriveSquad: That one time I RODE AN ELEPHANT at African Lion Safari

Posted July 22, 2014 by Lauren

    Hay kids, hay! Remember that one time I RODE ON A FREAKING ELEPHANT? No? That’s okay. I haven’t even told you about it yet, bwahaha. I’m about to though, so buckle on innnnn (like I did, that one time I rode on an elephant!)     Yeah, that’s an ele-selfie. Okay, so a […]

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Shark!

Posted July 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A video of a what appeared to be a bull shark swimming off of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario has been revealed to be a marketing ploy for Discovery’s Channel’s Shark Week and its sponsor Nissan Rogue. The whole thing sounded a bit “fishy” to begin with folks, since sharks are salt water fish and […]

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Julia, Child

Posted July 8, 2014 by Perogyo

Julia, ChildWords by: Kyo MaclearPictures by: Julie MorstadPublished by: Tundra BooksPublished on: July 9, 2014Ages: 4+What do you make when you add a love of cooking to a bowl full of friendship and bake with the talent of two of Canada’s most loved c…

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Julia, Child

Posted July 8, 2014 by Perogyo

Julia, ChildWords by: Kyo MaclearPictures by: Julie MorstadPublished by: Tundra BooksPublished on: July 9, 2014Ages: 4+What do you make when you add a love of cooking to a bowl full of friendship and bake with the talent of two of Canada’s most loved c…

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Ya, but is she really nuts? Or just faking it?

Posted June 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, just a few days after Hillary Clinton was in Toronto for a book signing tour, the Republican National Committee has deployed a giant squirrel to follow Hillary Clinton around the country on the book tour for hew new memoir, Hard Choices, mocking her potential 2016 presidential run with the message that, quote, “another Clinton […]

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Man stunned, but doesn’t go down!

Posted June 16, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nova Scotia Report: A 48-year-old Halifax man will appear in court to face charges today after police first used a stun gun on the suspect …, and then tackled him during an arrest. Staff Sgt. Reid McCoombs says Halifax police responded to a call on Sunday evening alleging the suspect was threatening to shoot another […]

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Norman, Speak

Posted May 30, 2014 by Perogyo

Norman, SpeakWritten by: Caroline AddersonIllustrated by: Qin LengPublished by:  Groundwood BooksPublished on: May 13 2014Ages: 4+When you welcome someone into your life, and communication doesn’t go as planned, what do you do? Do you just stop th…

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Norman, Speak

Posted May 30, 2014 by Perogyo

Norman, SpeakWritten by: Caroline AddersonIllustrated by: Qin LengPublished by:  Groundwood BooksPublished on: May 13 2014Ages: 4+When you welcome someone into your life, and communication doesn’t go as planned, what do you do? Do you just stop th…

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Cry Fowl in Pictou!

Posted May 15, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

NOVA SCOTIA REPORT! Folks, as soon as we got this report, I instructed the Perspective Research Department to send a squad of reporters down to Pictou and let us know what’s gong on with this suspected genocide of some of our fowl friends! The Town of Pictou’s efforts to clean up for next week’s royal […]

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This story is absolutely horrifying!

Posted May 14, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well kids, aren’t ya glad we live here in Canada, and not down there in Texas? A Texas mother, Veronica Rodriguez, was recently minding her own business, going about her day and doing chores, when she got a surprise in the form of a 12-foot-long African python that snuck into her bathroom. Veronica was bathing […]

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RATS! Why did it have to be rats?

Posted May 2, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

WELL FOLKS, IT’S OFFICIAL: “No new rats found at Alberta landfill plagued by rodents!” That’s right kids, not one new rat found in the dump ………………., according to a just completed survey, it’s still all the old rats that are there! (Once again folks, REMEMBER, ya heard it here first!) Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/no-new-rats-found-at-alberta-landfill-plagued-by-rodents-1.1801382#ixzz30YlbAu5O ————————————– Well […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion About XL Pipeline!

Posted April 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: First of all we have some news from the town of Kitimat, way out in the wilds of British Columbia. You know about Kitimat, that’s the place where the XL pipeline is supposed to feed into a marine terminal for shipping oil overseas! Well, the tree huggers have been poring all sorts of […]

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Dolphins die after getting trapped in Newfoundland ice (graphic video)

Posted March 17, 2014 by The Canadian Press

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — All but three of about 30 white-beaked dolphins that became trapped in ice off southwestern Newfoundland have died, federal fisheries officials said Monday. A spokesman for the Fisheries and Oceans Department said officers visited the […]

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Quebecers bitchin’ again!

Posted March 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: The old saying goes that history is written by the victors. In Quebec, an addendum may be necessary that notes it is re-written by the victors of the most recent election. That’s right kids, if you thought the bitchin’ French had run out of ways to cause trouble, you’re mistaken ……………………., they have […]

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Harper is for the Birds!

Posted January 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is so well like in Israel that they are going to name some stuff after him! GET THIS!!!!!! There is now a “Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary!” (Apparently it’s a “Bird Interpretive Centre!”) ———————————– I just read this in a celebrity rag: “Avicii, 25 things you don’t […]

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Missing in Action

Posted December 15, 2013 by Marguerite

Hello folks, it has been a long dry spell in blogland but I swear I haven’t forgotten about you.  This post is for all of you who have emailed, called and generally wondered what the heck is up with me.  I am still in school and that is conti…

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Safari in Saskatchewan at Grasslands National Park

Posted August 16, 2013 by Corbin Fraser

Finding wildlife in Saskatchewan isn’t particularly hard; however, one will note that cattle and horses often spot the prairie fields and pasture land more often than those more wild. Finding eagles, osprey, bison, moose, bears, and coyotes sometimes takes hours upon hours of driving, and usually quite a bit of luck. For the animal enthusiast, […]

Safari in Saskatchewan at Grasslands National Park is a post from: I Backpack Canada

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