BlogsCanada.ca
"The Pulse of Canada "


 
 

 
General

Boiling Over

Posted November 26, 2014 by The Pedgehog

This week so far has been like a strange dream that I have floated through. The decision out of Ferguson did not surprise me but it stunned me, and ever since I have been detached and numb. It can’t help that I had my IUD removed (more on that in anoth…

Full Story »

 
Canada

Jian Ghomeshi goes to court

Posted November 26, 2014 by Anne Kingston

Anne Kingston on the mob and scene at court when the disgraced host appeared

The post Jian Ghomeshi goes to court appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Conservative Tried To Vote Twice

Posted November 26, 2014 by John Klein

Here’s yet another example of Conservatives behaving criminally, and being let off the hook by Elections Canada. There’s such a culture of crime in the Conservative Party, I wonder when it will be deregistered as a legitimate political party in Canada. With election fraud examples from the past three elections, what’s the hold-up? I wouldn’t expect any other party to survive a review at Elections Canada after consecutive dirty, unethical election attempts.

Full Story »

 
General

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted November 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Even through the wind and rain that is shaking the last rust-coloured leaves from the trees, Vancouver’s beauty is hard to ignore. Along puddle-soaked paths and umbrella-covered sidewalks, local photographers with everything from smartphones to professional cameras have shared their images with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and #Photos604 on […]

The post Vancouver Photos of the Week appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Contests

The Arts Club Presents Mary Poppins

Posted November 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The holidays are about spending time with family and friends, and what better way to enjoy a night out in the city than to catch a show at the Stanley Theatre? The Arts Club presents Mary Poppins from December 5th until January 4th bringing P.L. Travers’ writings and the […]

The post The Arts Club Presents Mary Poppins appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

It’s deadline day for First Nations financial disclosures

Posted November 26, 2014 by John Geddes

New law ‘leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth’

The post It’s deadline day for First Nations financial disclosures appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Economy

Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Build The Change #skpoli #YXE

Posted November 26, 2014 by John Klein

This is awesome. The 3 competing projects are all so great, it’s honestly hard to choose. I was just talking about being able to invest in solar power though, so I may go with the SES option. $1000 gets a future co-op membership too!

BCBC GFJ

Full Story »


 
Education

Art Threat: Activist pasts, austere presents, queered futures: An interview with Emily Davidson

Posted November 26, 2014 by Max Haiven

“Imagine a new relationship to every aspect of everything.”

“Capitalism has fallen; Art must be redefined.”

“You get to pick your gender when you come of age, but feel free to change your mind.”

“Living together is still hard; Art makes it better.”

These missives from the Inner City Artists’ Commune arrive to us from a post-capitalist future, as envisioned by Halifax-based artist and community organizer Emily Davidson as part of her contribution to the Activist Ink exhibition in early 2013 at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.

“I was frustrated with seeing history repeat (Read more…)

Full Story »

 
General

John Baird and Carl Bildt on protecting digital freedoms

Posted November 26, 2014 by macleans.ca

‘We see openness as a virtue, others see it as a threat.’

The post John Baird and Carl Bildt on protecting digital freedoms appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault: Toronto police

Posted November 26, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Ghomeshi surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, police said

The post Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault: Toronto police appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

untitled
Allan's Perspective

Let’s get things into perspective here! # 6634

Posted November 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

I think it’s time for me to put my two cents worth in again, and damn the opposition! OR! As our motto says: “Let’s get things back into perspective here!” First we take you to Ferguson, where things are hopping, and guns are popping’! As any regular reader of this blog knows, your humble reporter […]

Full Story »

 
General

Memo to PM questions across the board budget cuts

Posted November 26, 2014 by The Canadian Press

‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ memo suggested poorly executed austerity undermines trust and confidence in public institutions.

The post Memo to PM questions across the board budget cuts appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Entertainment

The ROM’s Wildlife Photography Exhibit Is A Must-See

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sonya

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition (WPY) opens at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto this weekend, featuring 100 breathtaking images on tour from the Natural History Museum in London. Making its Canadian debut, the exhibition includes […]

Full Story »

 
Canada

Tax agency discloses confidential tax info to CBC

Posted November 26, 2014 by The Canadian Press

The agency said the document was ”accidentally released” through human error and acknowledges this ”constitutes a serious breach of privacy.”

The post Tax agency discloses confidential tax info to CBC appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
General

A user’s guide to secretly recording an MP

Posted November 25, 2014 by Aaron Wherry

The 2015 election is going to be ever so much fun

The post A user’s guide to secretly recording an MP appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Lougheed Town Centre Giveaway

Posted November 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Lougheed Town Centre is gearing up for the holiday shopping season now that Santa arrived last Saturday. It all starts with Black Friday on November 28th when doors will open at 7:00am and the first 200 people to visit Guest Services will receive a gift card up to a […]

The post Lougheed Town Centre Giveaway appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
Events

Holiday Open House at Township 7 Vineyards

Posted November 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Township 7, the local vineyard and winery known for its community events and of course its tasty wine selection, is hosting two open houses at its Langley and Naramata locations in December. Holiday Open House at Township 7 Vineyards Penticton Where: Naramata Bench/Okanagan Valley Wine Shop 1450 McMillan Ave, […]

The post Holiday Open House at Township 7 Vineyards appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

QP Live: The AG gives the Tories another bad day

Posted November 25, 2014 by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Your daily dose of political theatre

The post QP Live: The AG gives the Tories another bad day appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Defence closes its case in Magnotta murder trial

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Attorney Luc Leclair presented a dozen witnesses over roughly two weeks

The post Defence closes its case in Magnotta murder trial appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Sex offenders convicted abroad may be missing from national registry: auditor

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

RCMP doesn’t have access to Foreign Affairs information on convicts released from prisons in other countries.

The post Sex offenders convicted abroad may be missing from national registry: auditor appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

First Nations that haven’t complied with transparency law face consequences

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

First Nations have until Wednesday to publish their financial information online

The post First Nations that haven’t complied with transparency law face consequences appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

AG urges government to keep better tabs on Nutrition North program

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Unscrupulous retailers may be abusing the federal program aimed at helping to offset the high cost of food in the North, fall report warns

The post AG urges government to keep better tabs on Nutrition North program appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Noted by the AG: A 98,000-box backlog at Library and Archives

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Canada’s collective memory at risk due to shortcomings at Archives: auditor

The post Noted by the AG: A 98,000-box backlog at Library and Archives appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Battle-scarred veterans should not have to fight red tape: AG

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Vets needing PTSD benefits face dizzying paperwork, eight month wait, auditor reports

The post Battle-scarred veterans should not have to fight red tape: AG appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Canada

Ten takeaways from the Auditor General’s 2014 fall report

Posted November 25, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Highlights from Michael Ferguson’s fall report to the House of Commons

The post Ten takeaways from the Auditor General’s 2014 fall report appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
Alberta

Fort McMurray has a chance to do urban planning better. So why doesn’t it?

Posted November 25, 2014 by macleans.ca

There’s a gleaming new airport in the city that oil built. But step outside, and it’s a wasteland of poor planning and low ambitions

The post Fort McMurray has a chance to do urban planning better. So why doesn’t it? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Full Story »

 
General

Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Pat Quinn

Posted November 25, 2014 by Anonymous

From the time I was a kid and put on a pair of skates and held a stick in my hand, I knew his name. Pat Quinn is a hockey icon in the industry and through the years I watched as he took my favorite team the Canucks and favorite players into realms I couldn’t […]

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Up in the crisp North Shore mountain air, with the aroma of evergreens and a rushing river below, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will light up with thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights for the 9th year of Canyon Lights. Featuring the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, a 250 […]

The post Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

Hope in Shadows Calendar 2015

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 2015 Hope in Shadows calendar is now for sale and you can scoop one up from your local vendor, located on a bustling street corner in Vancouver. There are a few layers to the Hope in Shadows project, starting with the photographs that go in the calendars. Hope […]

The post Hope in Shadows Calendar 2015 appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

8 Vintage Vancouver Cake Photos

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. There is a deep appreciation for delicious delicacies, decadent treats, and comforting home-cooked fare in Vancouver, from sashimi and Canadian caviar to vegan ice cream, donuts and gooey cheeseburgers. One sweet indulgence is cake, of all shapes and sizes, that our talented local pâtisseries and bakeries serve up for […]

The post 8 Vintage Vancouver Cake Photos appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

 
General

The NDP looks to 2015: “We’re up against our own belief in the ability to get this done”

Posted November 24, 2014 by David Akin

On Saturday, in the western Prince Edward Island riding of Egmont, 1,500 local Liberals showed up to vote in a four-way nomination race. For those not in politics, let me assure that 1,500 at just about any nomination anywhere is a helluva good turnout but this is a rding where, in 2011, there were just […]

Full Story »

 
Alberta

Whether You Support Pipelines or Not, Here’s Something We Can Surely Agree On.

Posted November 23, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

No secret I’m opposed to both Kinder Morgan and Northern Gateway.  A sizeable majority of British Columbians are of the same mind but a significant minority supports the pipeline initiatives.  In situations like this it can be helpful to seek…

Full Story »

drama5
Allan's Perspective

Sunday Morning Funnies #2213

Posted November 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The Male Cycle: When I was 13, I hoped that one day I would have a girlfriend with big tits. When I was 16, I got a girlfriend with big tits, but there was no passion, so I decided I needed a passionate girl with zest for life. In college I dated a passionate girl, […]

Full Story »

 
Christmas

Black Friday in Metro Vancouver

Posted November 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Take our turkey-fuelled Boxing Day deals, amp them up, drive up the discounts, offer them before Christmas, and you have the shopping phenomenon south of the border known as Black Friday. The day after American Thanksgiving is all about deep discounts and deals at retailers of all sizes and […]

The post Black Friday in Metro Vancouver appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

Full Story »

Project1
Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion About Trees!

Posted November 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

“I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree!” That’s a poem by Joyce Kilmer, but this is actually a story about Christine Montgomery and Andy Beaton! The ballad of Chris and Andy! You see, Chris is an amateur Poet who put a small box on the tree in front […]

Full Story »

 
General

My Roommate Ordered Someone to Rape Me When I Was a Student at Queen’s

Posted November 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Victims of sexual violence shouldn’t have to complain to The Toronto Star in order to be heard. I complained to my university 10 years ago, but my complaints did not seem to inspire any change. Was that because I didn’t have a newspaper on my side?

Full Story »

 
Canada

Home Depot For The Holidays! #HolidaysHappenHere

Posted November 21, 2014 by Stephanie

The holidays are the perfect time to add some love to the house.  Little changes, sweet decorations, lots of candles, a few lights, and of course the perfect Christmas Tree can make a huge difference in the feel of your home.  Are you in need some inspiration?  Pop on over to see what is available […]

Full Story »

 
Advertising

Remember those Heritage Minutes?

Posted November 20, 2014 by andrea tomkins

So this happened: And before I could pop another piece in I googled “burned toast” and “Heritage Moment” because TO THIS DAY I can’t smell burned toast without remembering this commercial. Funnily enough, it took me ages to find it because it’s titled: Wilder Penfield on Historica Canada’s YouTube Channel. Had they called it “I […]

Full Story »

 
Edmonton

Duchess Bakeshop Cookbook by Giselle Courteau

Posted November 19, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja

This cookbook is the perfect Christmas gift for any and every Edmonton baker! Unable to attend the early VIP book launch and reception for my favourite Edmonton Bakeshop, I sent my daughter, Ragan. I had to be there, somehow! She came home with my Duchess Bakeshop Cookbook, a swag bag better than any major Christmas […]

** Remember to join %%http://www.ziplist.com/mylist%% to create your own online recipe box and then click SAVE on my recipe below to add it! I use my online recipe box ALL the time! **

Full Story »

 
 


The Latest