The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Summer isn’t over yet and with events lined up for Labour Day Weekend — even in the rain — you’ll have plenty of activities to enjoy with the family around town. Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend Events that run for […]
Cosplay and celebrities bring out fans by the thousands in #Toronto from August 28 to 31, 2014. The cavernous halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre become tightly packed with visitors making the days feel like a continuous rush hour on the city’…
Exterminate, exterminate! Sorry, wrong robot. A full sized Kurios robot is locked in a crate at the Eaton Centre. The quirky robot, assembled from scraps, is one of many that help put on the Cirque Du Soleil show in the Portlands from August 28 to October 26, 2014.
“What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Combine fitness, performance art skills, and good old fashion play with CircusWest this fall as they launch their new program for the season for kids and adults alike. Photos courtesy of CircusWest CircusWest is Vancouver’s circus performing arts society – a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. Located […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Two days ago Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a new app that allows users to create speedy timelapse videos with their phones: “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Rifflandia Festival will take over Victoria clubs, bars, public spaces and parks from September 11th to September 14th as this mega music event welcomes acts like Girl Talk, Serena Ryder, Dragonette, The Skatalites, Dear Rouge, Head of the Herd, Jon and Roy, Rich Aucoin, We Hunt Buffalo, and […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Vancouver’s cobblestone streets will be dripping with sweet and smoky sauce this weekend as the Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival takes place Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st. Carrall Street will be closed to traffic and the neighbourhood will turn into a festival space complete with live music, […]
Imagine if Stevie hammered the GTA like the Israelis have hammered Gaza? Toronto filmmaker John Greyson’s efforts to give us a better and more personalized feel for how the bombing of Gaza would look, feel, and play itself out for all us ordinary ci…
It was so beautiful and warm yesterday I wish I could have spent the whole day sunning myself on the beach, or swimming in Lake Ontario.
Because when I saw the lifeguard boys racing for home at the end of their shifts, I was reminded that summer will soon be following them.
Which was a really depressing thought eh?
Until I thought that maybe they were just racing to save Stephen Harper.
Because when it comes to the province of Ontario, he’s definitely going under.
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A calm swimming pool sits empty in #Toronto as a mural on the adjacent wall reflects butterflies in the still water. The site is at Alexandra Park at Bathurst and Dundas and I always associate the park with zombies.Kitty Sin City – a stomach to draw on…
Stop searching for a photographer online, stop wasting your money and get the deals and discounts you want. Head on over to 51moments.com a Vancouver web database that links those seeking professional photographs at great discounts. Keep reading for your own discount below. So How Does 51 moments Work? It’s pretty easy and takes all […]
Charities will squawk at the impact this would have on private donations, which only highlights how disconnected from actual charity the whole business has become
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Westham Island Herb Farm hosts their 9th annual A Day at the Farm event on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Westham Island Herb Farm bounty. Photo credit: Ann Hung & Eric Flexyourhead on Flickr Organized by the Delta Farm and Wildlife Trust A Day at […]
Presented by Travel Alberta Photo (below) via Jess Harcombe Fleming Photography In terms of booming cities, Grande Prairie is one of Alberta’s “boomiest.” Over the past couple of years, it’s become a hub for people working in living in north western …
‘My heart is, and always will be, yours’ is the motto behind the gathering of locks in the Historic Distillery District. Couples in love can leave a padlock on the metal heart and LOVE sign at the corner of Pure Spirits Mews and Tank House Lane.The fir…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) is known for showcasing local, Canadian, and international film talent and this year homegrown talent is front and centre as VIFF has just confirmed 13 features for the BC Spotlight program. Sonja Bennett of Vancouver and James Caan in Preggoland. Launched in 2013, […]
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 […]
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Once reaching the lodge at Grouse Mountain, by SkyRide or after completing the Grouse Grind, there’s one thing most people do: check in on the bears. Grinder and Coola are both orphaned grizzlies who were found in 2001 in different parts of BC and they now live in a […]
Central America continues to reel under severe, multi-year drought. Guatemala has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country’s 22-provinces. Experts believe the impact on agriculture could soon leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.
As America’s west coast and southwest continue to be plagued by drought, an article at Treehugger examines how Americans might look to Canadian waters to ease their pain. The article revives a long-forgotten idea to dam James Bay and divert the excess freshwater via canal to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. Presumably the diverted James Bay water would then be drawn into the U.S. via the Mississippi River.
In Australia, farmers are bracing for a possible, late season El Nino to worsen an already serious drought.
This #Toronto Community is PROTECTED by neighbourhood watch! Amazingly the protectors are the crew of the Starship Enterprise – from Star Trek the Next Generation. Someone has posted photos in the middle where houses with eyes would normally be staring…
© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. We Heart Local is the best way to find local food, making it easy for consumers who are looking for local options, and the program is currently hosting its second annual We Heart Local Awards. We Heart Local Awards 2014 Anyone living in BC can nominate and vote for […]
I like the idea of ending summer on a high note, with an extra special day trip or family activity. At the very least the kids will go back to school with something good to write for their “what I did this summer” essays. This past weekend Mark’s parents took the four of us […]
Today on the campaign trail, New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant was talking about his job creation plan and hammering the government of incumbent Progressive Conservative Premier David Alward government because it “it lost 3,900 jobs since October 2010, lost, more specifically, 6,500 full-time jobs.” That phrase “since October 2010″ is an important qualifier but, in […]
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 […]
Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]
It’s not like it is cooling off drastically because it has been so cool lately, but with the return of the CNE you know summer is over and the trees are starting to show telltale signs of changing colours. Fall fairs in central ontario will take over f…
For years, we’ve been driving past Silver Springs Farm, which is right on the edge of Bell’s Corners in Ottawa about five minutes from Bayshore Shopping Centre. I’ve always been intrigued by their roadside signs promising fresh garlic, but every year we somehow missed the small window of opportunity to check it out for ourselves. Well, this is a […]
Nearly everyone we know who loves to fish has gone to a fly in lodge in Northern Ontario. We always fantasized about going to one even though we aren’t avid fishermen. There is just something thoroughly romantic about flying in to a remote lodge and spending a few days in the Canadian wilderness. Our TV Guest Appearance We finally got our chance to fulfill that romantic fantasy when appearing as guests on The New Fly Fisher. Sault Ste. Marie Our [...]
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A woman is swept back in time to the mid 1700s, torn between two men – including a Scottish warrior, in this new television series beginning on August 24, 2014. Three men, shirtless, wearing part of the kilt kit help to promote the Show Case series sta…
Street performances continue from early in the day to late at night and as the sun sets, visitors continue to pour into the valley of Yonge Street, deep in shadows between the commercial buildings lining the boulevards in downtown Toronto. As light fro…
Exhibition Place is hosting the 2014 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and you can yell that you want to go faster until September 1. After that your ass is probably in school and winter is here.I took the opportunity to check out the exhibition on a …
Dear Readers: Every time we give out one of our “Asshole’ trophy’s, I think to myself, “boy, it’s gonna be hard to top that one!” And then, the next thing ya know, without any warning or “how-DE-do,” along comes someone else who raises the bar to new levels of “assholeness” and blows my theory apart! […]
A federal government that asserted leadership over the economic union would expose itself to the kind of scrutiny it would probably prefer to avoid
Just as Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne tried to use Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a bogeyman early in her successful election campaign earlier this summer, so too is New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant quickly introducing Harper as a character in the just-launched New Brunswick election campaign. Gallant is way ahead in the […]
I assume you are all familiar with Internet domain names? For example, since this site is Canadian, our web address is BlogsCanada.ca WELL! Those pesky French didn’t like the “.ca” stuff, so starting this fall there will be a “.quebec” address as well! Good for them …………………………, stay there! ——————————————— HitchBOT left Halifax in late […]
There were no riots after Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled out of the Red River in Winnipeg last Friday. It was news, all right, but the 15 year old’s still-unsolved murder couldn’t compete with Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed blac…
The national casting call has been made for Big Brother Canada season 3. From today until November 24, 2014 – can apply online to be on the hit game show.
This is a big year for the show, as all previous years have aired on Shaw’s speciality channel, Slice, and next season they are moving to Shaw’s parent channel – Global. I would say this is the year you want to get cast.
So you can apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca OR you can audition in person during the open casting calls. The casting calls will be held at the following locations starting in October:
Vancouver, British Columbia – Sunday, October 19
Calgary, Alberta – Sunday, October 19
Regina, Saskatchewan – Friday, October 24 (OMG – WILL THEY FINALLY CAST SOMEONE FROM THE PRAIRIES?!?!)
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Friday, October 24
St. John’s, Newfoundland – Wednesday, October 29
Montréal, Québec – Thursday, October 30
Toronto, Ontario – Sunday, November 23
To all you applying – bravo and good luck!