Only seven per cent are travelling overseas this summer
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Not long after arriving in the field a few weeks ago, I received a surprise e-mail with a motion blurred photo of me attempting to juggle (right). The picture was taken in 1994 on Little Cornwallis Island in what is now Nunavut, although it was s…
There is a rumour that Target Stores, after just 18 months here in Canada, (And over 1 BILLION dollars in loses) is going to pull the plug, pull up stakes, and pull out, as in “coitus interruptus!” Yup, they just might pull a fast one …………….., and split! ——————————————- How’s THIS for bullshit supreme?During all […]
We met on an early morning of a very rainy day in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It was a guest appearance on the TV show the New Fly Fisher that brought us here. Dave and I have been on a few news programs and talk shows, but this is our first appearance in full length episodic TV. Needless to say, we were very excited. Bill Spicer is the host of the popular fishing show The New Fly Fisher. We knew [...]
Elle est née en Haïti. En 1968, sous la dictature de François « papa doc » Duvalier, sa famille fuit son pays pour s’établir à Thetford Mines, la ville de l’amiante québécoise au Canada, où il n’y a aucune famille noire. Elle a onze ans.
Like… New Brunswick is a province that is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to access to abortions. An abortion must be be deemed “medically neccesary” before it can be performed. And… that Beelzebub is alive and active in Fredericton. As for the first new piece of knowledge… I learned this upon hearing […]
Sometimes a good haircut can really change things around, don’t you think? My own hair appointment isn’t until August. I needed a new place to go so I took it to Facebook (crowdsourcing for the win!) where I received many suggestions but Mint Hair Studio won out. Woot! Other exciting things: The girls and I […]
I keep wondering if the Canadian government will do the same to the citizens of Quebec when they finally decide to make Quebec into a country.
I am also wondering if Malaysian Airlines would have still continued flying over the conflict region if the MSM had not thrown a blanket on the civil war happening in Ukraine. Many of the world’s countries pick up news from the main news outlets of the West and if the media in the West was doing its duty to give the news as is their mandate, more people around the world, including Malaysia Airlines would have known to give that particular airspace a wide berth. IMO, the MSM is partly to blame for the deaths of almost 300 passengers of the Malaysia MH17 flight.
From AP via Yahoo:
Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians.
An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents.
Rebels pinned the attack on the Ukrainian air force. The government swiftly denied blame but was not immediately able to offer an alternative explanation.
The bombing in the rebel-held town of Snizhne demonstrated how airstrikes and heavy rocket fire are becoming increasingly common as the conflict drags into its fourth month. The attack comes one day after a Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down in disputed circumstances.
The devastation in Snizhne bore signs of a strike by several missiles and left only a mountain of smoking debris. The four-story apartment block appeared to have been hit in two separate spots, causing the collapse of several tiers. A nearby house was also destroyed.
Resident Igor Chernetsov lost his wife in the attack. “I heard an explosion, and suddenly I was thrown out of the apartment, out of the fourth floor,” said Chernetsov, his head swathed in a bandage. “I woke up covered in dust and had no idea what had happened.”
Health officials in the Donetsk region, which includes Snizhne, provided the number of dead. Rescue workers pulled a small child with broken legs alive from the rubble as grieving residents sifted for belongings. An Associated Press reporter counted six large impact craters.
Dmitry Tymchuk, a military analyst who coordinates closely with Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, said that since rebels are unlikely to have any planes capable of conducting the bombing, there could only be one explanation.
“Only Russian aviation could have performed the airstrike on Snizhne,” he wrote on his Facebook account.
The Defense Ministry stopped short of that claim but insisted the bombing could not have been carried out by the air force as none of its planes were on sorties at the time of the strike.
Security Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko called the incident a “cynical and bloody provocation” aimed at discrediting the armed forces.
Sergei, a rebel commander at the scene who declined to give his surname, said locals bore witness to Ukrainian involvement.
“Many local citizens saw the plane that dropped the bomb — it had Ukrainian markings,” he said. “Why Ukraine would bomb its own territory is harder for me to say.”
No reliable official recent death toll has been produced, but hundreds of civilians are believed to have been killed so far in the conflict. Authorities said Tuesday that 258 servicemen have been killed in fighting and 922 injured.
Representatives for the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic said that 12 more civilians were killed Monday evening in the eastern city of Luhansk following rocket attacks and airstrikes. It was not immediately possible to verify those claims…………….
Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]
His naive whimsical style and sense of humor attracts acclaim Born and raised in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Bill is a self-taught folk artist. He has painted and made woodcarvings since childhood and has been able to make a full time living at this work for the last 5 years, he told me, when we stopped […]
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High Ends, the side project of Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes has announced that he will release his solo debut Super Class on October 7 via Dine Alone Records. To celebrate, he’d shared a free streams of ‘Intoxicated’, ‘The Weight’ and ‘Downtown’ from the album; The side project came about as a result of the
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. With a bit of a break from the scorching sunshine we’ve seen recently, you will still be able to participate in plenty of activities around Metro Vancouver this weekend. In Surrey it’s time for Fusion Festival (my favourite free, family-friendly summer festival filled with delicious food options) and in […]
Folks, let’s get things back into perspective here! Your humble and overworked reporter has to set things right on certain occasions, so we here at the Perspective Research Department, along with the staff at Naked News, are going to provide a regular feature here on BlogsCanada.ca called…………………………, LET’S GET THINGS BACK INTO PERSPECTIVE HERE! We […]
When we were invited to the unveiling of the 2014 Entrepreneur Barbie this week, attendees were sharing their personal Barbie stories. There were several who mentioned that Barbie is where aspiring hair stylists had experimented with their dolls and others […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Surrey Women’s Centre is launching Bid to Benefit, a new and creative campaign to help raise funds for their SMART (Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team). Bid to Benefit is an online auction that will run from July 18th to July 28th, featuring over 150 brand new designer dresses […]
The day has com; King Reign’s debut solo album has been released. The drop of Sincere has been greatly anticipated by both fans and King Reign. Leading up to the album drop, King Reign gave fans a little taste of 12 songs off of the new album with 12 Days of Reign. Every day for the last
In life, and in politics, risk normally matches reward. And the Alberta Liberals are throwing a die so far, so long, that it overshadows any risk the party has ever taken on before. And the reward may in fact be massive if all goes well. Today Kent Hehr announced his run for Member of Parliament by […]
This cowgirl has finally put away her cowboys boots. I know, the Calgary Stampede has been over for 4 days, but it took me a while to get my life together after the 10 day festivities wrapped.From the deep-fried-everything, to the Grandstand Show all t…
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 […]
Sometimes when you are on an adventure in Toronto to celebrate your Mama’s 70th Birthday, the best moments are made in the most unexpected of places. This is how girls from the suburbs rock the revolving doors. Memories made. Can’t wait for our next adventure.
The Toronto band MAGIC! has made their way to the top this week…of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The pop-reggae band’s song Rude has dethroned Iggy Azalea’s Fancy as the number one song in America. *Applause*It has been over 20 years since a Can…
To help celebrate their amazing community of farmers and a brand spanking new kitchen, longtime Fishbowl patron Saunders Farm has announced a couple of really cool dinner-related events. All of the food will be local and fresh! fresh! fresh! and will also feature local craft beers and craft VQA wines from Ontario. Chef Whitney Toogood recently […]
The Polaris Prize short list was announced this morning. The Prize, given to the best Canadian full length album as decided by a large group of music journalists, went from a long list of 41 to a short list of 10.
Making the announcement was one of my favorites, Jay Baruchel. The Canadian actor was sporting a Montreal Canadians hat while he read through the list…extremely fast. So fast that they made him read it again. Oh Jay, I still love you. The short list was comprised of a bunch of repeats and some new comers, including Jessy Lanza – LOVE! Go Jessy Lanza Go!
The artists on the 2014 Polaris Prize Short list are:
Arcade Fire — Reflektor
Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett — In Conflict
Shad — Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq — Animism
Timber Timbre — Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU
The Polaris Prize gala will be broadcast on September 22.
Side Note: OMG Jay Baruchel is so cute. Remember when he was engaged to Allison Pill and I was devastated?! That was a dark time.
It’s our final Ontario motorcycle ride before the big Lake Superior trip at the end of the month. I cannot believe how far we’ve come in such a short time. It’s hard to fathom that just a few short months ago we wrote our M1 test and then took our M2 exit course in Toronto with MotorSoul Driving School. There’ve been so many ups and downs during our summer motorcycle riding adventure. From wondering if we could indeed learn to [...]
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Not only have federal transfers to the province grown rapidly in recent years but they have grown as a share of all federal transfers
There isn’t a case in the country which to my memory has been jeopardized by what police say — whatever they say — at a press conference to announce an arrest
Well folks, the PETA People are at it again! You know who they are, the do-gooders who want you to stop wearing fur, become a vegetarian, feed the birds and adopt a pet, people! This time the object of their wrath is once again the Calgary Stampede! First of all, they want to ban the […]
We don’t have a cottage of our own, but we have family who does. This is how we spent most of Saturday. (Let’s not even mention what happened on Sunday morning when we attempting to sleep in/recover from a day of sunshine and utter indulgence.) Sigh.
Well I said I was going to see the movie ……………………….. and I did! It turned out to be exactly what I figured it would be, no more and no less, and that’s O.K. with me! —————————————- Quebec Report! Why Quebec is closed for business: La Belle Province comes close to dead last in almost […]
“The water is huge right now” our whitewater rafting guide KT said with a giddy smile. “I love hitting it big, so we’re going to try to catch every big rapid we can.” The Ottawa River is world renowned for it’s big white water. Guides from all four corners of the earth come to play in its rapids. It seems that wherever we’ve been in the world, one guide or another has been on the Ottawa River. For the next [...]
Protesters march in the @SlutWalkTO because victim blaming and sexual violence still continues. Bringing their collective voices to the streets has made the home grown movement grow into a global protest. Originating in response to a Toronto Polic…
Brazilian dancers brought the host country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to life in #Toronto at the July 12-13, 2014 street festival at the headquarters of CBC. Celebrating the world wide excitement of championship football with an outdoor viewing party f…
Always, rarely acknowledged but nonetheless roaring like a river through these judgments and practices, is the same theme: Women are special and different
It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves: What would we do if we found $13,000 in cash on the side of the road? For one Good Samaritan in Halifax, the answer was obvious. While driving along Herring Cove … Continue Reading
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From the Perspective Naked News Department comes a story out of the United States that shows Americans really are a clueless bunch. You’ve already heard that a good percentage of these geniuses don’t believe in evolution, and that the Universe is only 6000 years old, BUT …….., on top of not being born in the […]
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