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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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Allan's Perspective

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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Canada

New trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (VIDEO)

Posted August 2, 2014 by Jes

A new trailer was released this week for Christopher Nolan’s latest creation Interstellar.It gives the most contest behind the Alberta filmed feature. As we know, Nolan’s movies are generally hush hush and very confusing (RE: Inception), but it looks l…

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Canada

9 Great Lunch Box Ideas & The Sobeys #BetterFoodForAll Challenge!

Posted September 4, 2014 by Sonya

It’s the first week back to school and the kids have already made a few requests for their school lunch boxes. I’m totally happy to have their input if it means they will eat it. We had some winning lunch […]

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Edmonton

No Museums “I Was A Worker & Now I’m Old”

Posted September 23, 2014 by Anonymous

September 23. Edmonton’s No Museums have just released “I Was A Worker And Now I’m Old”. This seven song album was recorded over the summer and is now freely available on Bandcamp The album features songs about museums, ships, snow, distance, engines, drivers, mountains, trains, water, parks, and workers. Some say that No Museums sound
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Canada

Welcome, Dropping Oil Prices!

Posted October 28, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

So, expensive oil made the tarsands and LNG more financially attractive if not climate-destroying. We know this because…science! Unless you are a science-denier. But even with and prices AND demand dropping, we are seeing the makings of a real flattening of long-term stability in demand that can fundamentally undermine the BC Liberal Party’s ignorance-embracing lust […]

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Canada

Putin and Ensign Teal

Posted November 15, 2014 by Boris

Apparently, they’ve had a bit of chat.

Putin approached
Harper and stuck out his hand. Harper responded: “Well, I guess I’ll
shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to
get out of Ukraine.”

“Mr. Putin did not
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Canada

Inquest into Quebec seniors’ home fire hears dramatic 911 calls

Posted November 24, 2014 by The Canadian Press

‘We can’t get out. It’s very smoky. We can’t get out.’

The post Inquest into Quebec seniors’ home fire hears dramatic 911 calls appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Allan's Perspective

Republicans finally have a cause!

Posted August 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens to other Senators speak on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a news conference on the violence in the Mideast. ( AP FILE PHOTO) Well folks, IT WASN’T THE FACT THAT HE IS BLACK! It wasn’t his birthplace. It wasn’t his religion. It wasn’t the economy. It wasn’t Obamacare! It wasn’t […]

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Allan's Perspective

Westward Ho!

Posted September 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is important! Aside from the historical aspects, the discovery of a ship from the Franklin expedition will do wonders to strengthen our claim on the ARCTIC! Yup, we were up thee rooting around, and disturbing the Eskimo’s, hundreds of years ago. Canadian explorers were looking for the North-West passage long before […]

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Canada

Canada in Iraq: Suppressing fire

Posted October 5, 2014 by Boris

So Harper announces that he’s sending six very old fighter airframes to Iraq (the desert is very hard on advanced fighter aircraft and takes years off airframe life), along with Aurora surveillance and other assets. These are essentially providing air …

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General

Celebrity Chefs And What They Feed Their Own Kids

Posted November 3, 2014 by Sonya

Hanging out at the amazing Delicious Food Show in Toronto recently was definitely a fun time and good thing I went hungry! The morning media breakfast created by the amazing chef Rob Gentile and Buca Restaurant not only tantalized our […]

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted November 20, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Before American Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the Grey Cup Festival, and the cracking open of advent calendar windows (or beer boxes) we have a very full second-to-last weekend in November to enjoy. Here’s what you can get up to in Vancouver this weekend before the holiday rush begins. Photo credit: […]

The post Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

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Alberta

Bill Longstaff: Pipelines in every direction

Posted November 25, 2014 by Bill Longstaff

Our new premier, Jim Prentice, claims he is committed to making Alberta an environmental leader. That’s on Sundays, just after church. The rest of the week his commitments lie elsewhere. He made that plain in a speech to the Economic Club last week when he declared his goal is to see pipelines built in every possible direction. The Northern Gateway gushing oil west, Keystone gushing oil south

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Allan's Perspective

Winnipeg makes the six o’clock news!

Posted August 25, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Look folks, your ever helpful reporter is getting tired about all the bitchin’ and complainin’ over how poorly we cover news from Manitoba…………………., so hopefully this will shut a few of you up! The public is advised that the railway crossing on Panet Road between Molson Street and Munroe Avenue will be closed from 8:00 […]

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Calgary

What to Watch: CIFF 2014

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jes

The Calgary International Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting this Thursday and running until September 28, 2014, CIFF will bring us films from all over the world in all different genres.Here are my picks for the movies to watch in their years li…

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Canada

Where "decolonization" goes off the rails [updated]

Posted October 17, 2014 by Boris

In another venue, fellow inkypixelcreature Alison kindly drew my attention to some aspects of this case that escaped my initial vexatious outburst below. The case is clearly not settled, and the discussion is partly one of collective versus individual …

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Entertainment

Sitting Down With Cinderella: An Interview With Danielle Wade

Posted November 10, 2014 by Sonya

Ross Petty and his production team are getting ready for the 19th annual holiday family musical. We can’t wait to see what antics are in store in the new CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical. If you haven’t experienced a […]

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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 […]

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General

Video Review – The Nursery – Lysergically Yours

Posted August 3, 2014 by JadeSperry

By Jade Sperry Jadedphotography Toronto band The Nursery released a new video from their EP Carnival Nature called “Lysergically Yours” which hit their YOUTUBE channel on July 9, 2014.  They’ve been touring and doing shows from Toronto to Buffalo and back again.  They just met a new band member, Jocelyn, who is their new drummer, and life couldn’t be
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General

How To Pair Craft Beer With Your Meal!

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sonya

“Beer goes with everything!” That’s what my hubby has been saying for years. I’ve humoured him and just shrugged it off as a guy calling out for more beer. Honestly, it didn’t occur to me that he was in fact, […]

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Canada

Break the Cycle: You+Me’s second single is a winner (VIDEO)

Posted September 24, 2014 by Jes

I will admit, a few weeks ago when P!nk and Canadian singer Dallas Green released their first single I was a little ho-hum about it. The single, not the concept of P!nk and Dallas Green forming a folk duo called You+Me – cause that’s awesome. Their sec…

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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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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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Canada

Two Opposition Wildrose members cross floor to join Alberta PCs

Posted November 24, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan have left the Opposition caucus for Jim Prentice’s PCs, citing ‘turmoil’

The post Two Opposition Wildrose members cross floor to join Alberta PCs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Allan's Perspective

Expendable! Or just past their due-date?

Posted August 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The Expendables 3, the third entry in Sylvester Stallone’s action movie old folks home which has been distracting us with its very crowded poster, comes out this weekend. The film itself looks like a shrug-worthy, gun-laden action B-movie that would barely be acknowledged if not for its ridiculous cast of action superstars, past and present, […]

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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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Allan's Perspective

Car 54, someone stole a balloon!

Posted October 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A balloon lifts off over the crowd in the early morning during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Organizers have equipped all 550 pilots with tablet computers capable of running a mapping application that will enable them to steer clear of the many restricted areas or prohibited zones […]

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Canadian Politics

Andrew Coyne: Dissenters may try to dislodge Manitoba premier Greg Selinger, but it won’t be easy

Posted November 3, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Obviously bringing Premier Greg Selinger down is now very much in play. But it is a contest without rules or procedures, a war in the shadows

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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 […]

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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.

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Asshole of the Year: Heather Mallick

Posted August 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I don’t read the Toronto Star because I’m by nature a ‘sort-of-conservative,’ and they are far too red for me! As a result I wasn’t aware of who Heather Mallick was ….., or some of the insane drivel this broad writes about in her columns! (She was brought to my attention when I got […]

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Buy Canadian!

Posted September 15, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: We got this in the mail today and I think it is worth passing on to you! Kellogg’s Moves Ontario Plants To China This has been on our agenda since recently hearing of the closing of the Kellogg’s breakfast cereal plant in London, Ontario and moving it to China. Some of us have […]

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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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Fashion

H&M Opens Its Doors in Place d’Orleans (Plus, An H&M Giveaway!)

Posted November 10, 2014 by Loukia

One of the main reasons I loved travelling to south Florida and to D.C. frequently was for the shopping. Of course, the warmer weather was always a wonderful bonus, and yes, even the weather in D.C. is better than the weather we have here in Ottawa—but really, shopping was always a highlight of my travels.

Ottawa just didn’t have enough awesome shopping for me, you see, but recently, so much has changed and all the shopping centres I frequently visit here in Ottawa have been or are under massive renovations. These renovations mean new stores have opened up, like some of my personal favourites: J.Crew, Nordstrom (coming soon!) Express and H&M! 

I’m so excited because H&M is opening its second Ottawa location this November 13th in Place d’Orleans and I can’t wait to get shopping. I love Place d’Orleans because it’s close to home for me and also, free parking is a huge bonus!

This H&M is going to be massive, you guys—20,000 square feet—and it’ll carry a huge range of the quality fashion we’ve come to know and love at amazing (truly, truly amazing) prices, for men, women, and children, including a maternity and sports line. Something for everyone!

To celebrate the grand opening of this second Ottawa location, H&M will offer the first 300 customers in line on November 13th with an “Access to Fashion Pass” which will reveal a gift card of $10-$300 in value, for use in-store that day.

I’ll be doing some shopping before the doors open at the H&M breakfast on opening day, and I can’t think of a better way to start my day.

To help spread the excitement of this very awesome day, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to one of my fabulous readers!

Just leave me a comment below telling me why you love H&M.

Contest open to all residents of Ottawa, as gift card must be picked up in-store. Winner will be selected randomly, and notified via email. Please include your contact information in your comment below. 

Thank you!

Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post and for working with and promoting the new H&M in Place d’Orleans. All opinions and views are my own.

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Canada

The most powerful people in Canadian business and science

Posted November 24, 2014 by macleans.ca

Filtering out our 2014 Power List to rank the top 13 from the world of business and science

The post The most powerful people in Canadian business and science appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Allan's Perspective

What an Asshole!

Posted August 4, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, our “Asshole of the Day!” award couldn’t go to a more deserving candidate! BRANDON, Man. – Searchers who have been trying to rescue a cat with a bird feeder stuck on its head in Manitoba say their efforts to trap the hapless animal are being sabotaged. The Brandon and Area Lost Animals group began […]

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General

How To Pair Craft Beer With Your Meal!

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sonya

“Beer goes with everything!” That’s what my hubby has been saying for years. I’ve humoured him and just shrugged it off as a guy calling out for more beer. Honestly, it didn’t occur to me that he was in fact, […]

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Black-ish is the new black

Posted September 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, well, boys and girls, time to get serious for a change. North American blacks are leading a truly schizophrenic existence, and I don’t think it’s doing them any good! The reason I mention this is because there is a new TV show premiering tonight called “Black-ish” and it throws a light on some very […]

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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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