The Weeknd brought his latest tour home to Toronto last night at the Molson Amphitheatre and his fans were there to greet him with all of the hugs and kisses. The once-protege of Drake has now cultivated his very own loyal following and it is clear that he is a star is his own right. […]
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.
Abacus poll: PM’s foreign policy earns approval, just not enough to pull votes his way
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The $27-billion lawsuit pitting Quebec smokers against Big Tobacco is believed to be the biggest class-action ever seen in Canada
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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.
Judging by the RCAF Faceb…
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 [...]
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…
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 …
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.
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 …
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….
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…
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 […]
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…
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.
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!”
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
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Flashdance is coming to Vancouver this fall and Broadway Across Canada is hosting a pre-sale today only! This electrifying live show will hit to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage November 11th to November 16th, 2014. The pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance […]
Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast: T-Rex of winters predicted for Canada: Please no.
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Enjoy the last weekend before school starts up again with Vancouver Fashion Week, the Fraser Valley Cork & Keg, Steam Whistle’s Oktoberfest at the Imperial and all the walking tours and farmers markets you can fit into a weekend. The Friday Late Night Movie series at the Rio Theatre […]
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…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The BC Sports Hall of Fame‘s 46th annual Banquet of Champions is coming up on September 25th an in honour of all inductees, past and present, I have dedicated this week’s archive photo roundup to the athletes. Featured BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Helen and Margaret Callaghan Inducted […]
Fraser Surrey Docks says review of dust, diesel emissions is ‘voluntary.’ Not so fast, counters Metro Van.
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Canuck Place is hosting their sold out Gift of Time Gala on September 27th. This is the 10th annual Gift of Time Gala, bringing together community supporters, families, businesses, and friends for a black tie reception and dinner all for an amazing cause. What: Gift of Time Gala When: […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver Trolley Company has just announced the dates of their upcoming Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours. These spine-tingling tours will run four times a night in mid- to late October, taking guests to ghoulish sites around the city, sharing local history and lore. Photo by Aaron Aubrey, courtesy of […]
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.
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
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.
Halifax: Equal Access Now Event–National Day of Action. 1pm, Victoria Park.
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.
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).
Vancouver: Reproductive Justice Solidarity Rally. Noon, Thornton Park, 1166 Main Street.
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
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…
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 [...]
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
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If you thought July 11th (7-Eleven Day) was awesome because it’s the annual Free Slurpee Day then this will make you even more happy. On Friday, September 19th 7-Eleven stores across Canada are hosting Slurpee Name Your Price Day where 100% of proceeds will go to Food Banks in […]
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© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The 102nd Grey Cup will play out at BC Place in Vancouver this November, and with the championship football game comes a world class city-wide festival where fans from across the country can meet to celebrate. Hosted by our very own BC Lions, the Grey Cup Festival announced its […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. This morning the Georgia Straight released the results of their 19th annual Best of Vancouver readers’ choice awards. I am very honoured to have been voted #1 Best Local Blog this year. I am so thankful for every reader, sharer, commenter, and contest entrant that has read my blog […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Nat Jay is releasing her first full-length album All I Think When I Wake Up on September 23rd, celebrating in style with a release party later that week. Recorded in Vancouver at Fader Mountain Sound with Craig Northey, Doug Elliott, and Pat Steward of The Odds as […]
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) […]
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 […]
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.
“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”
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 […]
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 [...]