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How Sandro Lisi influenced the Elliot Lake mall inquiry

Posted July 29, 2014 by Michael Friscolanti

Recent case law pertaining to Mayor Rob Ford’s notorious driver forms key part of ruling against former engineer

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Alberta

Fake passengers booked on plane so Alta. premier could fly alone

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Redford’s staff blocked others from flying on government plane, says report

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General

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main […]

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General

Through The Eyes Of A Child: WW

Posted July 29, 2014 by Stephanie

This month we escaped the suburbs and took on the big city of Toronto.  One of our stops on our whirlwind tour was to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.  Want to know what’s kind of takes your breath away?  Being astounded by the teeny wonders of the world, through the eyes of a child.  Breath taken.  […]

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General

Public Tours of BC Place

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, […]

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General

Senate debates sanctions against Tory senator

Posted July 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu employed girlfriend as assistant

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Calgary

All Hail HYDRA: the Calgary Folk Fest stand out

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Every July a very random group of Calgarians come together on an Island in the inner city to listen to music, eat from food trucks and hang out in my favorite spot – the beer gardens. Obviously I am talking about the Calgary Folk Festival!This year the…

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General

Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke

Posted July 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

Paul Wells on how Harper’s winning issue is losing its kick

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General

Book Lovers cry

Posted July 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Not much remains of the signage at the former World’s Biggest Bookstore in downtown #Toronto on Edward Street, just a mural and some of the paint. Book Lovers don’t pay the bills when you download electronic books and stop coming into the brick and mor…

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General

Ryerson Glass Curtainwall

Posted July 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Rising in the former Sam the Record Man location on Yonge Street is the new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre. The concrete structure is quickly being contained with an interesting glass wall.

“Transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould streets into one of Toronto’s most vibrant, people-friendly intersections, the Student Learning Centre (SLC) will give the Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC was designed through a partnership between two renowned architectural firms: Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has been targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification.”

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Celebrate Your Birthday with Capilano Suspension Bridge

Posted July 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Capilano Suspension Bridge, almost as old as the City of Vancouver itself, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, and spread the joy, everyone with a birthday between August 1st and November 29th is invited up to Capilano Suspension Bridge to enjoy free admission […]

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Alberta

Bread, circuses and the great Alberta licence plate debate

Posted July 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Poor Premier Dave Hancock. Remember him. He tried to pull off the “bread and circuses” gambit — and kicked over a hornet’s nest.
The phrase “bread and circuses” was coined the Romans. It refers to the political strategy of distracting the popul…

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General

USA Vancouver Fireworks Photos

Posted July 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The USA kicked off the first night of the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks in Vancouver on Saturday as 250,000 people packed English Bay and the surrounding shores to watch. Thanks to those who shared their photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and #Photos604 on Instagram, I have a […]

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Children

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live on Stage at the Panasonic Theatre

Posted July 28, 2014 by Anonymous

  The Dinosaurs are taking over Toronto!!! Like most boys, my guys love dinosaurs! Imagine their surprise when we brought them to see Dinosaur Zoo Live this past weekend where their favourite dinosaurs came to life right before their very eyes!!  Erth – one of Australia’s best-loved and most innovative theatre companies – take kids [Read On]

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Events

Vancouver Pride Parade 2014: Route, Viewing, Road Closures

Posted July 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. It’s Pride Week in Vancouver and that means there will be no shortage of events for the LGBTQ community and beyond. From Pride Trans Youth Night to the Davie Street Block Party and the Vancouver Dyke March, these diverse and inclusive events showcase not only Vancouver Pride but they […]

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Arctic

Arctic Badlands

Posted July 28, 2014 by Tim Rast

The Canadian Arctic has many faces.  One of the rivers that we fly along to get to work has a short section of eroding sandstone, creating a few hundred metres of eroding cliffs and boulders that reminds me a lot of the badlands that I grew up aro…

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General

The CN Tower: A Must Do For Families Visiting Toronto

Posted July 28, 2014 by Stephanie

58 seconds at 22 Kilometers an hour.  That’s all the time it takes to usher your family from the ground floor to the Look Out Level of the CN Tower, a staggering 346 meters (1,122’) off the ground.  Your ears pop as you exit the elevator and tentatively make your way over to the famous […]

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Canada

Several more human traffickers deported from Canada

Posted July 27, 2014 by MariaS

The investigation is likely going to ferret out more of these slave traders …. at least, I hope so.

From CBC:
….A man who was lured into what has been called the largest human trafficking ring in Canadian history says he’s thrilled the individuals who forced him to work in deplorable conditions have been deported — because he was afraid they would come after him again.


“I feel very good about it. Now they won’t bother me again,” Tomas Miko told CBC News on Wednesday. “If someone did it to me once, perhaps they’d do it again.”


Miko was one of 19 Hungarian men who were falsely lured to Canada by the Domotor-Kolompar criminal organization with the promise of work in the construction industry and thousands of dollars in pay. Instead, they were kept in basements, forced to work from dawn to dusk and fed table scraps……..


……….The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) deported 20 people from May 2012 to May 2014 at the end of their prison sentences. The nine deportations publicly announced Tuesday were:


Krisztina Csaszar.
Ferenc Domotor Jr.
Gizella Domotor.
Jozsef Domotor.
Ferenc Karadi.
Attila Kolompar.
Gizella Kolompar.
Gyozo Papai.
Janos Szanto.


A Canadian escort back to Hungary
The CBSA even went so far as to send an escort to ensure the nine arrived in Hungary.
“Generally, if the CBSA has reasonable grounds to believe that an individual could pose a danger to the public during a flight, officers will be deployed to escort the individual to their point of finality,” CBSA spokeswoman Antonella DiGirolamo told CBC News………

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General

Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar

Posted July 27, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja

“The” place to sample an assortment of Prince Edward Island’s famous Malpeque Oysters Malpeque Oysters from Prince Edward Island, Canada, are famous for their flavour and texture. They are, hands down, my favourite oyster variety – for now. When I knew were were headed to PEI, I knew I wanted to participate in an Oyster […]

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Canada

Best Motorcycle Movies

Posted July 27, 2014 by Anonymous

As you read this, Dave and I are driving around Lake Superior on a couple of Honda Motorcycles. Passing through three US States and a huge portion of Northern Ontario, we’re covering over 2500km on our bikes. On the road, we’ve had a lot of time to think about things and while riding, I went through a list of some of the best motorcycle movies and moments that we’ve ever seen. Dave and I talked through our Scala communication devices as [...]

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General

#Toronto Importfest 2014

Posted July 26, 2014 by James Hamilton

Wow, hundreds of top tuner cars filled row upon row of the north building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the 14th annual Biggest and Baddest day of cars and girls. Scheduled non-vehicular entertainment featured the bikini contest at 5pm and…

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General

Palestine and Israel supporters march in #Toronto

Posted July 26, 2014 by James Hamilton

A peaceful day of screaming ended around 5 pm as the thousands of protesters waved their favourite team flags and signs that called on the end of violence by both sides. Neither side admitted the other was correct and the protest march that started on …

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Canada

The Cons are already lining up their hate campaign in Ottawa South…

Posted July 26, 2014 by trashee

…in advance of next year’s Federal election. I was just cruising through Twitter and found this: Looking through the followers of this anonymous account, there is a veritable who’s-who of the Ottawa conservative Twitter attack dawg crew. Same ol’, same ol’…. David is and has been a very effective and responsive MP. And as the […]

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Baseball

What’s Happening to the Toronto Blue Jays?

Posted July 25, 2014 by Anonymous

By: Mark S. When Mark Buehrle won his major-league leading 10th game of the season on June 1st, the Blue Jays were 10 games over .500 with a 3.5 game lead in the AL East. Fast forward to today and you will still see 10 […]

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Contests

Oakridge Style: The Occasion

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. If your summer has been anything like mine, it’s been filled fun at weddings, festivals, barbecues, and dinner parties. Oakridge Centre has just unveiled a new online resource for these happenings called The Occasion, which is the good guest’s guide to attending any event in style. The Occasion provides […]

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. This weekend is all about the return of the sunshine, Pride Week Kicking off, and the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks. There are also some great festivals, markets, and outdoor movie opportunities. Here’s the full list and be sure to send me a note if there’s anything to add […]

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Canada

Street Party Tomorrow

Posted July 25, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

(Editor’s note: This is a shameless plug for a free renegade parade I am throwing in Toronto tomorrow. It’s going to be amazing and you should come.) 

Canadian cities all seem to have a contingent of whacky, free-spirited, “let’s throw glitter everywhere and dance” crazy kids. Tomorrow in Toronto I am throwing a renegade parade/subway party/surprise ending celebration called Castles in the Sky. The fun starts at Bloor & Spadina at 3 PM. Bring subway fare.

More info: Click here for Facebook event

Reblog if you know people in Toronto who might be down ;) 

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Canada

Conservative Chris Tells A Tall Tale

Posted July 24, 2014 by John Klein

.@CBCNews – @calxandr HarperCON’s trained MP seal, announces Poverty has been eliminated in Canada. Yes, really youtu.be/ncUtF2E7D8Y— StopApartheid Israel (@NadineLumley) July 24, 2014 How Chris Alexander stacks up with James Moore, and Lying Leona A. I’ll leave to you to sort out.

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General

When a Tree Falls in Saskatchewan

Posted July 24, 2014 by John Klein

.@SusanFelucifer @acoyne We have a deep seated fear of high places, since none exist here. Closed off top floor public observatories too.— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 24, 2014 While reading news page comment sections, even hopeless trolls who’d normally mock people saving trees by “hugging” them, have seen the light because of the nanny-state circumstance […]

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Canada

The LeBron-Wiggins-Love Dilemma

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

  By Norm On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers made what seemed to be a minor trade, sending Carrick Felix, a future 2nd rounder and $1 million dollars to the Utah Jazz for John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. Now you may remember Lucas from […]

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Entertainment

The Prismatic World Tour hits Toronto!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Anonymous

Katy Perry made her COVERGIRL debut in 2013 and I honestly couldn’t think of a better fit for the brand! This is a girl that loves to play dress up and is colourful both inside and out! Her latest concert tour, the Prismatic World Tour, shows us just how much! It’s all about costumes, colour [Read On]

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General

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted July 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The inevitable rain returned this week but not before we had plenty of time to soak up sunshine around Metro Vancouver. It’s just here to wash away some dust and replenish our lush, green landscape before we return to our regularly scheduled sizzling summer. Thanks to readers who have […]

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Canada

On Tim Horton’s and its Faulty Embrace of New Technology

Posted July 24, 2014 by James Bow

In the attempts to divide this nation between Tim Horton’s double-double drinking Joes and elite Starbucks latte sippers, I come down firmly in the middle. I drink at both establishments. Copiously. So much so, that I own both a Tim…

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Contests

East Coast Good Times at Doolin’s

Posted July 24, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Back in 2009 I crossed something off my Truly Canadian Bucket List — I participated in a screech-in at Doolin’s for their first-ever East Coast Good Times dinner. This includes kissing a cod on the lips, a recitation, and a shot of screech. It’s as close to Newfoundland as […]

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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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General

#Toronto Importfest 2014 this weekend

Posted July 23, 2014 by James Hamilton

Update: See photos of the July 26 Importfest on my post here.Canada’s top tuners come to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, July 26 for the 14th annual Importfest. “Combine one part glitz and glamour with sleek design engineering; add in …

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Allan's Perspective

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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Canada

OECD Releases New Broadband Data: Canada Ranks in Bottom Third on Mobile Broadband Subscriptions

Posted July 23, 2014 by Michael Geist

The OECD released its latest Internet broadband data yesterday, covering the 34 OECD member states. The update emphasized wireless broadband access, comparing subscription rates across the OECD (many other aspects of the OECD data collection, including pricing and speeds, were not updated). Wireless broadband has emerged in recent years as a critical method of Internet connectivity with consumers and businesses relying on mobile broadband, yet the OECD data has Canada ranking poorly for wireless broadband subscriptions when compared to the rest of the developed economy world (coverage from the Wire Report (sub req)). The OECD release comes one week after a CRTC sponsored report found that Canadian wireless pricing is among the most expensive in the G7 in every tier of usage.

Seven countries, including Finland, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Korea, and the U.S., have at least one subscription for every inhabitant. In Canada, the number drops to 53.3 subscriptions for every 100 inhabitants. That places Canada 24th out of 34 OECD countries.

OECD, 2014, http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/oecdbroadbandportal.htm OECD, 2014, http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/oecdbroadbandportal.htm

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General

Subway Surfing: WW

Posted July 23, 2014 by Stephanie

What happens when you take a group of girls and put them on the subways of Toronto for the very first time?  They make a scene, and subway surf.  Of course.  First, you look for “the train”! Then you cheer when it arrives, and hold your breath as the subway takes off. Is there anything […]

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