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Allan's Perspective

The decline of the U.S. Empire!

Posted September 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

As the U.S. marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and contemplates renewed military action in Iraq, some observers warn that America is a fading power. “There was a time when America would whisper ‘coup’ and nations would quake,” says historian and University of Wisconsin professor Alfred McCoy, noting that in a 20-year period up to […]

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We’re back! Did ya miss me?

Posted September 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks if the site goes down for a day like it just did, then I don’t know what to do with myself! It’s been a creative outlet and a good place to rant, whenever I get myself bent out of shape by some assault on our collective common sense! Don’t know how much I miss venting […]

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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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Entertainment

TIFF14: Oh, The Parties!

Posted September 11, 2014 by Sonya

If you’re around the downtown core at night, chances are you’ve been caught up in the buzz of the Toronto International Film Festival. After parties are de rigeur particularly after gala screenings. Now in it’s seventh day, the parties are […]

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Canada

Living With A Teen Is Hard…

Posted October 7, 2014 by Sonya

But living without one is harder. This statement stopped me in my tracks. This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 youth in Canada, and in tragic instances, may lead to suicidal thoughts […]

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General

Christie Blatchford: Nathan Cirillo given the full honours he deserves as he’s laid to rest

Posted October 28, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

His inner strength, the CO said, showed itself in his warm and radiant smile, now so familiar to his countrymen, and in his willingness to enter the fray

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Entertainment

Santa Shares His Must-Sees At This Years Parade

Posted November 11, 2014 by Sonya

The 110th annual Santa Claus Parade will take over the streets of Toronto this Sunday, November 16th! And we were invited to visit Santa’s Secret Workshop for a sneak peek recently. Over 30 amazing colourful floats and 21 brilliant marching […]

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Agriculture

The Editorial: Protecting Canada’s farmland, the right way

Posted November 20, 2014 by macleans.ca

Canada’s agricultural land is being subsumed by development around our biggest cities. But protecting that land comes with its own problems.

The post The Editorial: Protecting Canada’s farmland, the right way appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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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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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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Entertainment

Save Your Soul & Save The Date: The Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt

Posted September 16, 2014 by Sonya

If you haven’t seen the smash hit The Book Of Mormon, you won’t want to miss its return engagement to Toronto with performances from September 16 to November 30, 2014. It’s one of those really “pushing the limits” type of […]

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Canada

Good for Grapes – Skipping Stone (VIDEO)

Posted October 18, 2014 by Jes

I really like this song. If you can ignore the fact that the principle actors in this video are children – it’s quite good.XOXOJes…

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Canadian Politics

Andrew Coyne: As a work around to a true flat-tax system, you could do worse than Harper’s income-splitting benefit

Posted October 31, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Income-splitting is admittedly a workaround. The simplest way to tax similar households at similar rates would be to tax household incomes rather than individual

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Australia

Canada and Australia, alone in the world

Posted November 16, 2014 by Boris

G20 Summit lead-up, 2020

The world was not shocked today when the remaining G20 countries declined to extend meeting invitations to Canada and Australia over their stance on climate change. The intransigent position on fossil fuels taken by the nation…

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General

Sentencing for former Ontario MP Del Mastro postponed to January

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Questions remain about next steps in disgraced politician’s legal battles

The post Sentencing for former Ontario MP Del Mastro postponed to January appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Beans, beans they’re good for your heart……..!

Posted August 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Beans, beans they’re good for your heart. Beans beans they make ya fart. So eat some beans at every meal, the more you eat, the better you feel! Dear Readers: Canned beans are convenient because you can cook them right out of the can, but they may not be as healthy for you as soaking […]

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Asshole of the Day: Nova Scotia!

Posted September 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp shale located in the Permian Basin in West Texas in this file photo from October 29, 2013. Apache Corp and a handful of smaller independent companies are using seismic surveying and horizontal drilling – […]

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B.C. teacher suspended for prank!

Posted September 25, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

We have a brand new “Asshole of the Day” for ya, folks. A Langley, B.C., teacher has been suspended over a homophobic prank he played on a Grade 11 student in class last year. Daniel Mark Ogloff is a metal fabrication and machining teacher at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. On Sept. 24, 2013, Ogloff wrote […]

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General

Stephen Harper’s Ottawa speech.

Posted October 23, 2014 by Boris

“We are also reminded that attacks on our security personnel and our
institutions of governance are by their very nature attacks on our
country, on our values, on our society, on us Canadians as a free and
democratic people who embrace human dign…

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Canada

Twitter not in the RCAF arsenal, apparently

Posted November 5, 2014 by Ted Bird

  So, let me get this straight.  Under the 21st century Canadian military code, it’s okay to drop laser-guided smarts bombs on the bad guys but you can’t taunt them on Twitter.   The commanding office of the Royal Canadian Air …

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General

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s been a gloriously crisp November so far and before the rain arrives, I wanted to make sure to share a beautiful collection of photos that have been shared with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and #Photos604 on Instagram over the last week and a half: Vancouver Photos of the […]

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

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Life is tough, then ya die!

Posted August 20, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I don’t have to tell you that life is rough ………………, but for some, it’s rougher than for others! A transient, frequently-jailed alcoholic, who became known as the “Homeless Hero” after saving two people from drowning, battled his demons right up until his death in the same river where he made his rescues. Faron […]

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TV viewers unite, you have nothing to lose except your bundles!

Posted September 11, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, we will have a second article later today, because this first one is strictly for Canadians! Well, OK, anybody else can read it too…………………., but it won’t affect you in any way. DO YA WATCH TV? Then you might want to read this. Even though it’s rather long, it is something everyone who has […]

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And a banana for your monkey!

Posted October 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Now here’s a case straight out of “Planet of the Apes,” or perhaps a poster child for the group “people for the ethical treatment of animals!” (PETA) The case of Tommy the pet chimpanzee goes back to court this week, and a group of judges could decide whether he should be recognized as a “person” […]

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Conservatives

Leading from the cupboard

Posted October 29, 2014 by Boris

You and I don’t know precisely what went on in the Conservative’s caucus room last week. That said, the information we do hvae suggests that when the gunfire was heard, a good number of Tory MPs acted swiftly to barricade the doors and create makeshift…

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Activism

Tens of Billions Wasted

Posted November 12, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

How much will we keep spending to develop more fossil fuels when we know we have to stop to avert climate breakdown? $88b/year? More? How about zero. It’s time to redirect that money to wind, solar, geothermal, and hydro so we can stop exacerbating our climate crisis. Redirect NOW! Let us end this silent accord […]

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Contests

Best Buy Robotic Toy Giveaway

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Best Buy is home to toys for all ages, whether you like to play music or video games, take or print photos, or accessorize your gadgets and gear. Best Buy online also has a toy section, filled with everything from remote control cars, learning toys, and robotics to DVD […]

The post Best Buy Robotic Toy Giveaway appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

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General

The Wilderness of Manitoba Announce New Album, Share MP3

Posted July 23, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

The Wilderness of Manitoba have announced that they will release their new album Between Colours on September 16 via Pheromone Records. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Leave Someone’; The band has been characterized by their evolving sound with each album. From the four part harmonies of their debut album Hymns of Love
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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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Entertainment

Save Your Soul & Save The Date: The Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt

Posted September 16, 2014 by Sonya

If you haven’t seen the smash hit The Book Of Mormon, you won’t want to miss its return engagement to Toronto with performances from September 16 to November 30, 2014. It’s one of those really “pushing the limits” type of […]

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General

Silvercreek in Fall

Posted October 19, 2014 by James Hamilton

The beauty of Ontario in Autumn has to be second to no other place on our lonely blue planet. The pace of colour changes in our forests is starting to slow and gusts of winds blow many of the leaves to the ground.Silvercreek is a tributary of the Credi…

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Feminism

Are Your White Male Entitlements Maiming Your Vote this Month?

Posted November 1, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

I’m not going to argue that using an Intersectionality lens in the municipal election in 2 weeks will make your voting choices perfectly easy. But I will say that your white male entitlements have likely contributed to worse choices in the past. Including not voting. When you read this entire article you will see the […]

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General

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Mega-city unsuitable for region.

Posted November 17, 2014 by Laila

This week’s topic: Should the Lower Mainland become a mega-city like Toronto with one election for the entire region? Brent is right on the money when he states: “What an election!” For politicos, there’s no bigger rush than election night – … Continue reading

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General

Status of Women Canada approved few projects on aboriginal women

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Opposition parties asking why agency didn’t give green light to more projects focused on aboriginal women and girls

The post Status of Women Canada approved few projects on aboriginal women appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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How do you say shit in French!

Posted August 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I gotta tell ya, when I read this I just COULDN’T leave it alone because this is the biggest pile of shit I have heard in years!! Parrot removed from Montreal Biodome after learning too much English! MONTREAL – The Montreal Biodome’s Scarlet macaw will be deported to the Toronto Zoo next Friday after […]

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Entertainment

This Is WICKED GOOD!

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sonya

Families and musical lovers are in for a real treat as WICKED takes the stage for a solid run until November 2 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto! This pop-U-lar musical is a real crowd pleaser for all ages […]

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Australia

When Criminals Turn To Theatre For Our Country’s Good

Posted September 25, 2014 by Sonya

In the 1780s ,the first fleet of British ships brought exiled criminals to Australia to set up a penal colony. Prisoners were separated from the general population in England and shipped off to form their own territory far away from […]

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Canadian Politics

Andrew Coyne: Politics weren’t put aside during the Ottawa hug-out, they were just made over for the occasion

Posted October 23, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

What we have seen, then, is not the absence of politics, but politics as it should be — and could. There is no reason our politics must be so cheap or shallow

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Canada

British Columbia, Witness The Wild Within

Posted November 6, 2014 by Anonymous

This past year we’ve spent a lot of time exploring Canada. After five years travelling the world, we’ve loved coming home and showing our international readers the beauty of our country. When Destination British Columbia asked us if we’d like to share their latest video showcasing all the amazing things the province has to offer, we gladly accepted. Anytime we can show off Canada, we’re happy to do so. Our Connection with BC Dave and I have spent a lot of time […]

Read the original post British Columbia, Witness The Wild Within on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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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 […]

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