A whale-watching tour that was supposed to last just a few hours turned into a smelly, exhausting night at sea near Boston for a vacationing Newmarket family. “It smelled like vomit and stinky diapers from the babies. There were lots … Continue Reading
After system-wide shutdowns left some Vancouver SkyTrain passengers prying open train doors and fleeing along elevated platforms this summer, TransLink has tapped former GO Transit head Gary McNeil to probe the failures. The independent investigation comes after TransLink conducted an … Continue Reading
Tucked between the satin folds of a wedding dress hangs a letter from the bride who last wore the gown to the bride-to-be who will buy it. The messages have become something of a tradition over ten years at the … Continue Reading
Leaders of a controversial Jewish group are giving “serious” consideration to launching a Calgary chapter after pro-Israel supporters were assaulted during a counter-protest earlier this month. Meir Weinstein, national director of the Jewish Defence League of Canada, said his office … Continue Reading
Brian Black Kettle always put the needs of his five kids, numerous siblings and friends first. The night he died, the 35-year-old had just finished dinner with a friend, whom he advised to head home rather than join him for … Continue Reading
A University of Ottawa student says a company that plans frosh week parties is “preying” on her peers, promoting binge and underage drinking and substance abuse, but the company calls the allegations “slanderous.” Liisa Steinwedel, a fifth-year student leader, is … Continue Reading
As many as 300,000 people are expected to descend on Vancouver’s English Bay on Wednesday night as Team France prepares to light up the sky for the Celebration of Light fireworks performance. Pyrotechnic company F.C. Pyro will represent France during … Continue Reading
Growing up in Sherwood Park, Orville Cameron never heard of John Ware: there was no mention of the iconic Black hero, a founder of the province’s ranching industry, in high school history books. It wasn’t until his brother showed him … Continue Reading
Proposed road barricades for Edmonton’s festivals that won a design competition last summer hit a brick wall with city officials. Designer Nadir Bellahmer sponsored the contest last summer through Make Something Edmonton, with several proposed designs making appearances at the … Continue Reading
TORONTO — He has been buried in the minors and repeatedly had his name mentioned in trade rumours. But after a breakout season, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally made a long-term commitment to one of their top young players on […]
Watch the vid to the end and see if you can catch anything amiss with what the IMF woman says. It’s to do with numbers. I will update this post 24 hrs from now to give the answer.
Hint: She made the statement in January 2014.
Five aboriginal chiefs say they’ll assert their treaty rights over their traditional territory and ancestral lands
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Tiny, high-end military drones are catching up with one of nature’s great engineering masterpieces. A side-by-side comparison has found a “remarkably similar” aerodynamic performance between hummingbirds and the Black Hornet, the most sophisticated nano spycam yet. “(The) Average Joe hummingbird” […]
MONTREAL — The struggling Montreal Impact sent Sanna Nyassi to the Chicago Fire for Dilly Duka in a swap of midfielders on Tuesday and issued a statement saying president Joey Saputo is about to make an important announcement. The Major […]
TORONTO — Ryan Nelsen said Toronto FC has moved on from its 2-1 loss to Sporting KC over the weekend, but the state of officiating in Major League Soccer still seems to be weighing on the mind of the head […]
Can you believe I had never seen Wicked!? It is one of the most beloved Broadway shows…ever, and I had never seen it. I don’t think I ever made it a grade A priority because I was never fully sold on the Wizard of Oz. Dorthy annoyed me and the premis…
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his. “I’ll be bidding, but many other people will […]
CSEC blames a “Chinese state-sponsored actor”
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GLASGOW — Canada’s Damian Warner has won gold in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games. The 24-year-old from London, Ont., recorded a score of 8,282 for the victory that comes a year after he won bronze at the world championships. […]
GLASGOW — Canadian swimmer Ryan Cochrane has won the men’s 1,500-metre freestyle for his second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. The Victoria native raced to a time of 14 minutes 44.03 seconds and was never threatened in the final. […]
There can be no one left in their right mind who supports re-electing Rob Ford. I’m all for differences of political opinion. We can hold different ideas on transit, the environment, what sort of development is best for the city. However, if you want to re-elect a corrupt substance abusing serial liar with criminal ties, […]
Recent case law pertaining to Mayor Rob Ford’s notorious driver forms key part of ruling against former engineer
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In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza.
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GLASGOW — Canadian wrestlers earned two gold medals and a bronze Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games. Ottawa’s Erica Wiebe claimed gold in the women’s 75-kilogram event, and later Korey Jarvis won gold in the men’s 125-kilo competition. Congrats to GOLD […]
Rob Ford can now call Deadmau5 a supporter of Ford Nation. The Canadian DJ/producer paid the Mayor of Toronto a little visit yesterday and now CTV is reporting that Ford will, in fact, appear on an episode of Deadmau5′s YouTube show, Coffee Run. After their meeting, Ford even tweeted this pic of the two: Thanks […]
Redford’s staff blocked others from flying on government plane, says report
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main […]
This story out of The Star hits at two major problems of the Harper government – an inability to take environmental concerns seriously, and a desire to limit access to critical information by the media and citizens.
“Environment Canada’s enforcement branch asked a spokesman to “limit information” given to reporters about how long it took to launch a federal investigation into a serious Alberta oilsands leak last summer. The comments were included in more than 100 pages of emails obtained by the Star that were generated in response to questions from journalists last summer about the mysterious leak in (Read more…) . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: “Limiting information” on oilsands probe demonstrates Harper government problems with both openness and the environment
A recent post on World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) draws attention to the failure of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) to “denounce the murderous assault being carried out by the Israeli government” in Gaza:
Over the past two weeks, Thomas Mulcair, the head of the NDP and the leader of the Official Opposition in parliament, and Paul Dewar, the NDP foreign affairs critic, have refused to oppose Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full-throated support for the Israeli onslaught [in Gaza].
The article notes that Mulcair’s stance on the Gaza conflict has drawn kudos from at least one columnist on the (Read more…)
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, […]
Every July a very random group of Calgarians come together on an Island in the inner city to listen to music, eat from food trucks and hang out in my favorite spot – the beer gardens. Obviously I am talking about the Calgary Folk Festival!This year the…
Quebec tourists escape injury
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Not much remains of the signage at the former World’s Biggest Bookstore in downtown #Toronto on Edward Street, just a mural and some of the paint. Book Lovers don’t pay the bills when you download electronic books and stop coming into the brick and mor…
Rising in the former Sam the Record Man location on Yonge Street is the new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre. The concrete structure is quickly being contained with an interesting glass wall.
“Transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould streets into one of Toronto’s most vibrant, people-friendly intersections, the Student Learning Centre (SLC) will give the Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC was designed through a partnership between two renowned architectural firms: Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has been targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification.”
Spokesperson points to one sentence in citizenship guide to prove government not erasing Thérèse Casgrain from public history
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Recent federal budget announced measures to bring Bitcoin transactions within scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering law
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Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu testified about why he employed his girlfriend as an assistant in violation of Senate guidelines
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