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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s the last weekend of September and the month is going out in style. Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Canuck Place Gift of Time Gala on Saturday as well as the Vancouver International Film Festival that has an amazing lineup of international, Canadian, and BC-made films. Science World […]

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Zombiefestation

Posted September 25, 2014 by James Hamilton

Shuffling down Yonge Street in #Toronto was a horrifying zombie horde. Then mixed in with theses regular commuters walking to work were the undead! I couldn’t immediately tell which set were scarier, but then I noticed that some of the undead were clow…

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Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted September 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Before the rain came, before the Gore-Tex was dusted off, before shorts were traded for pants, these photos captured the last moments of summer in Vancouver. Thanks to all those who have shared their wonderful photos of the region this week with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and #Photos604 on […]

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Canada

You’re Paying for Those Pot Holes Whether They’re Fixed or Not

Posted September 25, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

It’s no secret that essential infrastructure in North America is in a bad way. Neglect driven by tax cutting has led to deterioration in everything from roadways to overpasses, bridges, sewers and water mains.  The end result is essential infrastructure in immediate need of repair and replacement.

An illustration of the problem comes from a forced retreat of the “just in time” manufacturing sector.

Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for “just in time” delivery.
Some opt to keep more trucks and inventory on the road. Others are leasing huge “just in case” warehouses and guarded parking lots on the edges of big cities. All that activity raises costs, which are expected to increase even more if roads are allowed to deteriorate further and an improving economy boosts traffic.
Whirlpool, for instance, has set up a network of secure drop lots outside Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. A washing machine that used to go from regional distribution center to local distribution center to customer in one day now sits overnight in a parking lot.
It “adds an extra day of lead time, which means extra inventory,” said Whirlpool Corp logistics chief Michelle VanderMeer.

Then there are the parking lots and the guards. “That’s real physical infrastructure and security that we have to pay for,” she said. “We’d rather be investing our money elsewhere,” she added, declining to estimate Whirlpool’s expenses.
Last summer, as Calgary flooded, the World Council on Disaster Management held its annual conference in Toronto.
Dr. Saeed Mirza, emeritus professor at Montreal’s McGill University specializing in structural engineering, added that the monumental infrastructure costs accumulated over decades of negligence have left Canada particularly vulnerable to catastrophic events.
“The frequency and intensity of these events has been increasing at an escalating rate and what was a one-in-100-year event at one time may become the norm,” he said.
Mirza estimated that Canada’s infrastructure requirements have reached a cost of about $1-trillion, while a recent survey by the McKinsey Global Institute earlier this year stated that worldwide infrastructure needs are about $57 trillion.
Canada needs a major infrastructure overhaul.  The premiers are trying to engage the federal government but Harper thinks a $50 billion programme spread out over ten years should suffice.  
 Welcome to Third World Canada.
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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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Allan's Perspective

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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Canada

Canada Post

Posted September 24, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Other. [h/t reddit]

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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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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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Fall colour change 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 by James Hamilton

Nothing better than a beautiful first day of Fall – sunny and very comfortable outside, with a splash of colour spread throughout the forests and urban foliage. This week is supposed to continue sunny and with pleasant temperatures in the 20s which is …

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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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Tit for Tat!

Posted September 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, maybe I should have saved this article for the Saturday Morning Confusion posts, since I really am quite confused about whether I should make this girl our “Winner of the Day,” or maybe our “Loser of the Day,” or maybe even our “Asshole of the Day!” You see, Jasmine Tridevil found a doctor […]

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Canada

Pushing the limits again on the trail

Posted September 23, 2014 by Anonymous

If you are looking for one of those badges of honour hikes, or hikes to brag about when your older, the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail fits the bill. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, it is a 60km mammoth hike of rugged terrain, perilous sea cliffs, and challenging trails. We did everything from scramble up steep rocky cliffs to wade through hip deep icy water. All while carrying 35 pounds of gear on our backs for 7 days. Sound [...]

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Alberta

A colourful guide to Alberta’s amazing larches!

Posted September 22, 2014 by mike

This post is presented by Travel Alberta There’s lots of questions that everyone has been asked at least once in their life: What are you doing after graduation? Get up to anything fun this summer? Have you seen the larches? …
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Canada

Bulk Barn

Posted September 22, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Bulk Barn is an only-in-Canada godsend to thrifty-minded moms from Halifax to Vancouver. It features hundreds of bulk items in giant bins that you can scoop out into little bags; everything from corn starch and flour to various candies to the best part of Lucky Charms (the marshmallows.) There is also a surprising number of piñatas in every store. There are over 200 stores across Canada in every province, and every Canadian alive is guilty of secretly sampling from the bins.

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Canada

Baubles, RCAF edition

Posted September 22, 2014 by Boris

The news yesterday was about the RCAF (officers, mostly, save for ‘aviators’) joining the RCN and the Army (officers, entirely) in the back to the future schtick of reverting to pre-Trudeau unification ranks and symbolism.

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Canada

The Wild Coastal Trail of Pukaskwa National Park

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anonymous

The map says that in good weather, the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail can be a terrific hike. If the weather is bad, it is horrible. They actually used the word “horrible!” While trekking the Arctic headwaters last winter one of our guides said to me “You know the Pukaskwa is difficult right?” More difficult than this? Here we were snowshoeing 100km over snow and ice pulling 100 lb sleds through deep slush and killer portages and she’s telling me the Pukaskwa [...]

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Canada

Movie Review: Advance Style (CIFF 2014)

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jes

You don’t often hear people talking about a desire to be old. As a society we generally associate being old with being closer to death and the inability to do things you once could. We love old people, we just don’t want to be them……until we get co…

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General

Smoke over the Fair

Posted September 21, 2014 by James Hamilton

You can feel the 4×4 pickups trucks wind up their engines after the vehicles are hitched to the sledge, like a husky hitched to a dog sled, the exhaust goes from a slight grey puff of smoke to a thick black cloud that casts a shadow over a big part of …

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Canada

Sarkozy, le retour d’un champion

Posted September 21, 2014 by Claude Dupras

Il n’est pas un politicien comme les autres. Nicolas Sarkozy a été président de la France. Il a fait du bon boulot mais a été sali sans répit par une campagne antisarkozyste d’une violence inouïe. Elle a commencé dès sa prise de pouvoir et a eu finalement raison de lui lorsque les Français ont élu, à l’élection suivante, le socialiste François Hollande, avec une très faible majorité. J’ai été surpris de ce résultat malgré les sondages qui le prédisaient depuis plusieurs mois. J’avais toujours cru que Sarkozy ferait une remontée dans les dernières semaines de campagne précédant le scrutin. Elle a eu lieu et elle fut spectaculaire mais a manqué de temps. Une semaine de campagne de plus et le revirement spectaculaire que j’attendais se serait probablement concrétisé. Ce soir-là, j’étais triste pour la France car j’avais bien apprécié et admiré les actions intelligentes de ce président dynamique, affirmant même, souventes fois dans mes blogues, que j’aurais aimé qu’il soit premier ministre de mon pays, le Canada. « Moi, le président Hollande » sonnait faux.   

À la passation des pouvoirs, j’ai pu juger de la grandeur du nouveau président. Après leur rencontre, il a refusé d’accompagner, comme le veut la coutume, le président sortant-de-charge jusqu’à son automobile placée au bas de l’escalier principal dans la cour de l’Élysée. Sur le perron, il lui a serré faiblement la main, sans aucun signe de sympathie, et l’a quitté subitement pour rentrer au palais présidentiel, lui retournant le dos et le laissant là seul. Des millions de spectateurs à la télé, qui suivaient cette cérémonie, ont été surpris de ce manque de courtoisie. Ce n’est pas grand-chose mais ce geste mesquin me confirmait qui serait le nouveau président. En fait, j’ai constaté que Sarkozy et Hollande sont physiquement de la même hauteur mais pas de la même grandeur. Hollande s’est démontré petit, Sarkozy grand. C’était un premier signe de ce que serait l’administration Hollande.
Depuis, les socialistes ont sans cesse manifesté leur peur de Sarkozy. Ils ont voulu s’assurer de demeurer au pouvoir et qu’il ne puisse revenir actif en politique. Il est devenu l’homme à abattre et la campagne antisarkozyste s’est ré-accentuée au point qu’il a été pourchassé sans cesse par des policiers d’enquêtes policières mises sur pied par des juges d’instruction.
Je rappelle les plus importantes affaires. Karachi pour la création d’une société luxembourgeoise afin de financer la campagne Balladur : les juges l’ont libéré le qualifiant de témoin assisté. Tapie pour escroquerie en bande organisée : il été déterminé qu’il est hors cause. Le financementlybien de sa campagne : le document de Médiapart s’est révélé un faux. Les écoutes de la police pour l’obtention par son avocat d’informations couvertes par le secret : il a été libéré de sa garde-a-vue. Le favoritisme en rapport avec des sondagesde l’Élysée : aucune mise en examen n’a été prononcée. Bettencourt pour des sommes d’argent illicites pour sa campagne : la cour a décidé d’un non-lieu. Bygmalion par laquelle il aurait bénéficié de fausses factures pour sa campagne présidentielle : l’information judiciaire est en cours.  À ce jour, chacune tourne en queue de poisson. Mais les socialistes et les médias (qui leur sont favorables) continuent de s’acharner sur lui et ressasser constamment toutes ces affaires.
Au lieu d’agir intelligemment et de l’écouter pour savoir ce qu’il à dire, au lieu de lui reprocher un passé noir fabriqué de toute évidence de toutes pièces, au lieu de reconnaître que les français ont besoin d‘espoir et qu’ils recherchent la lueur d’un avenir plus prospère, au lieu de reconnaître qu’ils voient en lui la solution à ces problèmes, on lui cogne encore dessus.
Sarkozy a été président, il sait plus que tous qu’il n’a pas fait que des bons coups. Il a acquis une expérience inestimable et en homme intelligent a appris.  Au lieu de le juger sans preuves, de le salir et de remuer de la boue, il y a lieu que les français s’informent et que la presse cesse de déformer et analyse avant de conclure.
Et aujourd’hui, malgré toutes ces affaires, il revient en politique active.
Dès l’annonce de son retour, le président Hollande a ressorti ses arguments anti-Sarkozy à sa récente conférence de presse, répondant à une question sur le sujet, il a dit ne pas vouloir commenter mais a enchainé aussi vite en déblatérant contre Sarkozy avec des arguments qui ne tiennent plus. Il a encore démontré sa petitesse. Le secrétaire-général du PS, lui-même sous enquête, a ajouté hautement, sans broncher, que Sarkozy revient en politique pour cacher les fautes qu’on lui reproche. Quelle connerie ! Il faut vraiment n’avoir rien dire pour inventer continuellement de telles sottises.
Si Sarkozy est coupable d’une des affaires, celui qui le sait c’est lui. Et s’il ne l’est pas, c’est encore lui qui le sait. Ferait-il tout le travail que son engagement à la tête du parti requiert pour risquer de se voir éventuellement démettre dans la honte, s’il se sait coupable?
Il est surprenant de le voir revenir et de vouloir être le président de son parti pour lequel il a été  le principal fondateur. Constatant le désordre de sa famille politique, il le juge dans une situation précaire et a décidé de retrousser ses manches et de le remettre sur pied, dans le meilleur intérêt des membres. C’est important, car la France démocratique a besoin de bons partis politiques, bien organisés, qui représentent toutes les tendances d’idées et d’opinions. Il est important que les membres des partis puissent participer à l’élaboration de leur programme politique et au choix de leurs dirigeants. Et pour ce faire pleinement, le parti doit être bien structuré, vivant, dynamique et en bonne santé financière.
Même si cela semble bizarre qu’un ancien président de la république française veuille revenir à la base en reprenant la tête de son parti dans « une marche qui sera longue » pour lui donner une orientation nouvelle et moderne, je trouve cela rafraîchissant. Nicolas Sarkozy voudra fort probablement, par la suite, redevenir son candidat présidentiel afin de diriger à nouveau la nation. C’est une autre chose que nous pourrons juger au moment du choix du candidat.
Aujourd’hui, on peut reconnaître que Sarkozy ne fait pas les choses comme les autres et qu’il exprime une ferveur, un zèle, une ardeur et un enthousiasme hors de l’ordinaire. Il a avec lui l’intérêt populaire, comme le démontrent les chiffres mirobolants sur sa page Facebook et son lien Tweeter générés par l’annonce de sa décision.

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A Fair at night

Posted September 21, 2014 by James Hamilton

The 2014 Acton Agricultural Society Fall Fair continues its tradition of 4H, homecraft, thrills and entertainment along with the infamous beer tent – Spot in the Park. The Albion Amusements midway is a colourful explosion of light located right beside …

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Reader’s Diary #1069- Cory Doctorow: Little Brother

Posted September 20, 2014 by John Mutford

I’ll chalk this one up as one of the biggest disappointments I’ve read this year. I enjoyed parts of Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, I usually find his contributions to BoingBoing interesting, and I even support many of his politics….

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Steam Tractor in the Acton Fall Fair Parade

Posted September 20, 2014 by James Hamilton

A Sawyer Massey blows off some steam in Acton during the 2014 Fall Fair Parade. The event started out with the Halton Hills police and fire departments leading the floats and bands down Mill Street on Saturday, September 20, 2014.See more of the parade…

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Abortion

Take Action for Reproductive Justice in the Maritimes & Across Canada

Posted September 20, 2014 by Anonymous

In April, when New Brunswick’s Morgentaler Clinic announced it would be forced to close, the barriers to accessing abortion in the Maritimes came to national attention. Now, with the New Brunswick election on September 23 and the federal election coming in 2015, reproductive justice activists across Canada are hoping to keep the momentum going for […]

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Sunflowers on University Avenue

Posted September 20, 2014 by James Hamilton

Slim sunflower stalks grow high along the island oasis in the middle of #Toronto’s wide and divided roadway leading north to Queen’s Park. As the sunflowers mature, their bulbous heads fill with seeds in the middle of a halo of bright yellow petals. So…

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Gymnasts in the square

Posted September 19, 2014 by James Hamilton

A trio of jumpers work the trampoline and put on a show at @YDsquare during a recent promotion for Dormeo mattresses. The mid day event on September 18, 2014 also featured free servings of Gourmet Gringos food truck tacos.

An aerial silk performer hangs near the stage. 

A number of beds were placed in the square as Dormeo invited people to take a break in bed. “Kick-start your afternoon at Yonge-Dundas Square with a mid-day refresher in one of Dormeo’s premium beds, including the latest addition to the popular collection, a deep and luxurious mattress featuring three layers of the innovative Octaspring technology. Lie back, relax, enjoy performances by trampoline and aerial artists and jam out to DJ beats while enjoying FREE tasty treats from Toronto’s authentic Mexican food truck, Gourmet Gringos. Visitors to the square can enter the Dormeo Facebook and Twitter contests for the chance to win luxury prizes including a set of Dormeo Pillows and Frette sheets!”

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Andrew Coyne: If you tell people they can vote to secede, you’re practically begging them to vote yes

Posted September 19, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Why, given a chance, have so many people there been willing to vote Yes? Mostly, because they were asked. Because it was presented as an option

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Canada

Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast: T-Rex of winters predicted for Canada

Posted September 19, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast: T-Rex of winters predicted for Canada: Please no.

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Kingston trip

Posted September 19, 2014 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Today we awoke to much news.
Scotland voted NO to getting out of the UK. The B.C. teachers voted YES to accept their new collective agreement. Kids are going back to school there. And, here, we had subzero C. temperatures. We have a medical appointment…

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National Day of Action for Access – September 20, 2014

Posted September 18, 2014 by The Pedgehog

The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC-CDAC) is hosting a National Day of Action this Saturday – come on out if there is an event in your city! If not, I highly recommend you get in touch with ARCC or with RJNB for tips on how you can help in the battle for abortion access in the Maritimes.

The Toronto event will be featuring a speech by yours truly! (Exciting, I know). Here is the ARCC release in full:

Reproductive Justice Rallies Across the Country: Sep 20

National Day of Action in Solidarity with New Brunswick and PEI: Equal Access Now! 

NATIONAL – Reproductive justice activists across the country will be rallying this Saturday
September 20 to stand in solidarity with the citizens of New Brunswick and PEI, who lack
access to abortion. The former Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton was forced to close in July for
financial reasons, because the provincial government had refused to fund it for 20 years in
violation of federal law and Supreme Court precedent. The province continues to refuse to
improve access, even though many women are now being forced to travel out of province.

In Prince Edward Island, Health PEI blocked the application of three doctors willing to provide
abortions at the Charlottetown hospital, saying “it was not in line with current government
policies.” But the PEI government does not have a policy on abortion, or any other excuse. The
proposal was cost-neutral, and lack of a provider has been the only barrier to providing services
on-Island.

Across Canada, especially in northern, rural, conservative, and low-income areas, there is often
a lack of access to basic sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and information.
The most vulnerable usually pay the highest price, including youth, LGBTQ people, Aboriginals,
refugees, racialized communities, people with disabilities or health issues, and those of low
income. To achieve equality and justice, women and marginalized communities in NB, PEI, and
across Canada are demanding recognition of their rights, and Equal Access Now to services.
Reproductive justice includes a range of issues that are integral to equality for all, including not
just access to SRH services, but also affordable childcare, pay equity, housing, stopping
violence against women, defeating racism and colonialism, and transgender people’s right to
non-discriminatory access to healthcare and employment. Saturday’s rallies will feature
speakers on many of these issues.

Rally Information

Halifax: Equal Access Now Event–National Day of Action. 1pm, Victoria Park.
https://www.facebook.com/events/780975405298334/

New Brunswick: National Day of Action: Equal Access Now / Journée nationale d’action :
Pour l’équité, dès maintenant. https://www.facebook.com/events/330343923809712/

• Rothesay: Rally, 9-10am, look for our red banner on Hampton Rd.
• Sackville: 12:30pm, Fall Fair Parade (starting from 165 Main Street)
• Fredericton: Photo booth at Farmers Market Boyce (8 am to 13 pm)

Charlottetown: Rally for Abortion Access at Province House. Noon, Province House.
https://www.facebook.com/events/749681305098414/

Montréal: Journée nationale d’action : La justice reproductive : Pour l’équité, dès maintenant.
2-4pm, Place Émilie-Gamelin. https://www.facebook.com/events/284717198387009/

Toronto: Rally & March, Reproductive Justice: EQUAL ACCESS NOW! 11am. Lake Devo,
Ryerson U. (corner of Victoria and Gould Streets).
https://www.facebook.com/events/902219373124893/

Vancouver: Reproductive Justice Solidarity Rally. Noon, Thornton Park, 1166 Main Street.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1503188986585849/

Resources and Further Info:

National Day of Action Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/551179511655500/
Reproductive Justice New Brunswick website: http://rjnb.org/
Abortion Access in New Brunswick (ARCC): www.abortionaccessnb.ca

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Cool weather in Fall

Posted September 18, 2014 by James Hamilton

I haven’t turned on the furnace yet, but the windows are closed and my slippers are on my feet now and Fall doesn’t even come until September 22, 2014. Only small splashes of colour can be found around the GTA right now, the peak colours are still a co…

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Canada

Pukaskwa Coastal Hike – Prep and Planning

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Preparing for the Pukaskwa Coastal Hike on the north shore of Lake Superior can be daunting. Situated on the wildest shore of all the great lakes, this is one of the most remote hikes in all of Canada.  And it is known as the toughest hike in Ontario. Unlike many of our treks around the world, the Pukaskwa demanded that we carry enough gear and food to take us through the seven day hike on our backs. We’ve never been quite [...]

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Canadian Politics

Andrew Coyne: Just because McGuinty hasn’t broken laws by lobbying does not make it right in any way

Posted September 17, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

The premise — after 11 months he might be improperly exploiting his connections, but after 12 months everyone would have forgotten who he was — is absurd

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U.S. at War again!

Posted September 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

In the past it was the “war on poverty” and the “war on drugs” etc. etc. and now the United States has gone to war again twice in one week! In a surprise move President Obama yesterday declared a “War on Ebola” and a “War on ISIS!” According to the Perspective Research Department, (see below) […]

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CBC

An unprecedented disaster of an interview for the Liberal leading in New Brunswick

Posted September 17, 2014 by David Akin

With just five full days of campaigning to go until New Brunswickers vote on Monday, Liberal Leader Brian Gallant will be struggling to recover from the worst media interview a politician ever gave in mid-campaign since Stéphane Dion got confused in the 2008 federal election. But while Gallant’s mix-up, like Dion’s, involved a re-do, Gallant […]

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65 running for Toronto Mayor

Posted September 17, 2014 by James Hamilton

Rob Ford dropped out of the 2014 race for the top spot at the City of Toronto as his brother Doug has stepped in. Rob’s health issues has shaken up the battle which was being led by John Tory (above, right), followed by Rob and Olivia Chow (below). Current polls suggest that Doug is now in second place. Election day is Monday, October 27, 2014.

Olivia Chow

Mayor Rob Ford during Carnival launch

“The final list of certified candidates for the 2014 municipal election is available at http://www.toronto.ca/elections/listofcandidates. There are 84 offices to be filled: one mayor, 44 councillors and 39 school board trustees.

There are a total of 606 certified candidates:
• 65 for mayor
• 358 for city councillor
• 127 for trustee – Toronto District School Board
• 42 for trustee – Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 8 for trustee – Conseil scolaire Viamonde
• 6 for trustee – Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
There is one acclamation for 2014. The acclaimed candidate is:
• Jean-François L’Heureux, Ward 4, trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde

In the 2010 municipal election there were 476 candidates. The candidate breakdown was:
• 40 for mayor
• 279 for city councillor
• 88 for trustee – Toronto District School Board
• 59 for trustee – Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 8 for trustee – Conseil scolaire Viamonde
• 2 for trustee – Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud”

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, left, running for Councillor Ward 32 again
A relaxed John Tory wanders around Nathan Phillips Square
David Soknacki – dropped out of race
Karen Stintz – dropped out of race

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Prepare for Dawn

Posted September 16, 2014 by James Hamilton

I loved the poster for the latest primate movie – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with the red marks on the brow of the intelligent simian as he looks out in a threatening manner.

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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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General

and the wind cries Raymi

Posted September 15, 2014 by raymi

Hi guys! Nothing like a hard day’s twerk amiright!? What? There is no way I can dance in Shannon’s crazy heels. She had to walk me over to the pole haha. #amateur Popped into Salvador Darling for oysters and gossip with Tanyamazing. There’s no place like home. Well hi! Yeah, Toronto’s not a bad time [...]

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Arctic

Ice

Posted September 15, 2014 by Tim Rast

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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