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Shambhala’s farm-to-turntable party

Posted September 2, 2014 by macleans.ca

Cattle farming is a tough go. Until you add Moby, Skrillex, and 15,000 ravers.

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TIFF 2014 survival guide: 11 days of movies, madness and Murray

Posted September 1, 2014 by Barry Hertz

The top tips a true TIFFer needs for 11 days of screenings, queues and whiny journalists

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What Robot Theology Can Tell Us About Ourselves

Posted September 1, 2014 by Michael Schulson

There are places you never expect to be in life. For me, this was certainly one of them: in a conference room in suburban Charlotte, on the campus of Southern Evangelical Seminary, with an enormous old Bible on a side table, shelves of Great Books lini…

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“Muscular Christianity” Not to Blame For Driscoll: A Response

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

When I began attending Mars Hill Church in 2006, its main facility…

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Winners Announced for 2014 Carpenters Apprentice Competition

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jack Landau

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This past weekend, Roundhouse Park in Downtown Toronto played host to the 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition (NAC), held by United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC). The event has been active since the early 1990s, started by UBC as a way to showcase the training and skills that the Brotherhood imparts in their trainees, and has continued to evolve ever since.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, image courtesy of UBC

Apprentices in the trades of Carpentry, Millwright, Interior Systems, and Floor Covering Installer competed for Gold, Silver and Bronze awards over the weekend, and the UBC has now announced the winners from each of the four trades, which are listed below.

Carpentry:  Chris Erbus – Local 343, Winnipeg

Flooring:  Daniel Moxom – Local 27, Toronto

Millwright:  Steve Ford – Local 1009, Paradise, Newfoundland

Drywall:  James Theriault – Local 675, Toronto

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, image courtesy of UBC

The competition was judged by a panel of experts from various different trades, including business owners and instructors, both from within and outside the UBC.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, National Apprenticeship Competition22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition at Roundhouse Park, image courtesy of UBC

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with over 130 years of experience and almost 500,000 members. Events like the NAC help to prepare workers for their futures in the trades in a competitive and fun setting, in addition to fostering community interest in the trades. 

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Real Rio: Experiencing Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Real Rio: Experiencing Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas While planning my first trip to Rio de Janeiro in March, 2013, I had images of stunning Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, vibrant South American culture and the yearly Carnival of Brazil festival. Everywhere I looked I encountered stunning postcard images of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) standing arms outstretched atop Corcovado Mountain.   But the image that most intrigued me was Rio’s iconic favelas (shanty towns) that hug the hillsides in and around [...]

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Cityfest Returns to Concord CityPlace for Second Year

Posted August 27, 2014 by Jack Landau

UrbanConcord CityPlace, a master-planned high-rise community by developer Concord Adex, continues to see new growth, new residents and most importantly, new levels of community spirit and involvement. As this collection of new high-rise towers con…

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

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 […]

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Feudal System

Posted August 14, 2014 by Anonymous

Gjon Mhilli doesn’t leave his house out of fear he’ll be killed. Photo by the author

Gjon Mhilli peered out through his curtains at the countryside near Shkodër, in northwestern Albania. Outside it was sunny, warm—buc…

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Stop, BANG, or I’ll shoot!

Posted July 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, well, just like dash cameras lessened incidents of violence during police traffic stops, so too will personal cameras on individual cops alleviate many of the problems associated with “police officers” shooting and beating on civilians …………………….., whether they deserve it or not! That, combined with the judicious use of Tasers instead of guns, will […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

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 […]

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Lets get things back into Perspective here! #1

Posted July 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

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 […]

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Great lines from great movies!

Posted July 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The weekend is coming and the Mrs. Herself and I have decided to go to the movies. We have a method that keeps everybody happy folks! The Mrs. Herself checks the movie times and finds two movies in the same cineplex, at about the same time, that we can see! For example, she wants to […]

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I’m Normal!

Posted July 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

So ya say that life is getting you down! Your wife is a bitch, and your son is a clown. The mother-in-law is crazy, and last night is real hazy! Even the job is the pits, and life is the shits! There’s no money to spend, and ya don’t have a friend! IS THAT WHAT’S […]

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Convert to Islam or face the sword!

Posted June 23, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Christianity is on the run in the Middle-East folks! Won’t be long before Israel is the only place they will be safe! “Iraqi Christians flee cities captured by extremists known to kill non-Muslims:” That was the stark message Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa received when ultra-fundamentalist Sunni extremists, proclaiming themselves to be members […]

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Dick Cheney is a real Dick!

Posted June 20, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I have said many times in the past that Dick Cheney is one person who who actually scares me! I can’t say he is totally evil since I don’t believe in the devil, but there is something fundamentally NASTY about him! And, after the disasters he got the United States into during Bush’s term, […]

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I’m not at all confused about Saturday morning!

Posted June 14, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nope, everything is as “right as rain” if you will pardon the expression. Yesterday was the famous “Friday the 13th” motorcycle rally in Port Dover, Ontario, and as usual, tens of thousand of bikers gathered for the event. Even the rain didn’t seem to deter the hard-core bikers, as the streets of Port Dover filled […]

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All is fair in love and war….and politics!

Posted June 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Down in the U.S, of A. it looks more and more as if Hillary Clinton will run for the Presidency in 2016. Just to show you how nasty the Republicans can be, they’re sticking to their story that Hillary got brain damage when she bumped her head a few months ago! (I can tell ya […]

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We got trouble in River City Folks!

Posted June 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]

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I’m sorry Dave, but I cannot allow you to jepardize the mission!

Posted June 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity, it became the computer ever to pass the famous Turing Test. ` The Turing Test is a controversial test invented by Alan Turing […]

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Gun Size Tied to Dick Size?

Posted June 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well, folks, we finally did it! The Perspective Research Department, along with the Naked News staff, have finally found a direct correlation between guns and dick size! After years of study and conjecture, we began to realize that men in the NRA had a unusual, and unhealthy fascination ………, no, let’s make that OBSESSION, with […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 22

Posted June 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

————-The Job Interview An office manager was given the task of hiring an individual to fill a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four people who were equally qualified. He decided to call the four in and ask them one question and their answer would determine who would get the […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion does cartwheels!

Posted June 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Your ever curious reporter is confused about why she would ever do this in the first place? We have changed, and hidden, the names and addresses of those involved, so that we don’t unnecessarily embarrass anyone, but just the same it’s a pretty strange story folks! A ******** woman will have to keep […]

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The hell with Keystone: We’ll do it the hard way!

Posted May 22, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, since the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, officials are now talking about sending the Tar Sands oil down south by RAIL! There’s nothing to stop them from doing that ……….., ! BUT! It’s not nearly as efficient, safe, or environmentally friendly! (Just look at the Lac-Mégantic train de-railment!) […]

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Big Brother IS watching you!

Posted May 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Abby Deshman, a director with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, says legislative reform is needed to protect innocent Canadians from unfair disclosure of police records. Folks, you have heard me mention many times in the past that cops not only paid to “uphold” the law……, they very quickly start to think that they “ARE” the […]

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Do we live in a police state? God damned right we do!

Posted May 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

OK folks, here’s the scene: The engineer in charge of that train in blew up in Lac-Megantic last year has been charged! BUT! That’s not the reason for this article bunky! OH NO! NOW! HERE’S THE RUB, KIDS, AND WHY THESE COPS ARE OUR “ASSHOLES OF THE DAY!” The train engineer knew the cops were […]

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DUCK!

Posted May 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Most of us were blissfully unaware, but a huge asteroid the size of a double-decker bus careered past the Earth over the weekend. The space rock flew within 186,000 miles of the planet after being spotted by astronomers a few days before. While the distance from the planet might seem big, the asteroid in fact […]

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Ya can’t fix stupid!

Posted May 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, what people believe, and what the truth of the matter is, can very often be two different things! Here are some examples of just how ridiculous beliefs can be! Those Boko Haram Islamists believe that a round earth is a Western conspiracy………., as is evolution, immunizations, and Western education. (Including the fact that rain […]

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Armageddon is closer than we think!

Posted May 7, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well kids, today we are either going to educate you …………… or bore you. Depends on what you consider important! ——————————– Folks, it is a human tendency to NOT worry about, or plan, for a world wide disaster that is surely coming. Oh, there’s the danger of nuclear war, global warming, mass starvation, a world-wide […]

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Youth: It’s in the blood!

Posted May 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well get a load of THIS! Two separate teams of scientists have announced that blood transfusions from young individuals make older individuals younger, fixing their hearts and curing aging brains. Speaking to the New York Times, Harvard Medical School’s professor of neurology Rudolph Tanzi, “these findings could be a game changer.” Tanzi, who is not […]

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Bolero!

Posted May 3, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

- – WHAT A SAD DAY WHEN THE HUMAN RACE IS NO MORE! – - FOR THEN OUR MUSIC WILL BE LOST AS WELL! –   LET US HOPE OUR MUSIC SURVIVES ……………, SO THEY MAY KNOW WE WERE HERE!

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Islam must be stopped!

Posted May 1, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

(Muslim students protesting the use of pork products at “Subway” shops!) Folks, your long suffering reporter tries to live by that old motto: “Live, and let live,” but I gotta tell ya that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to contain my sense of outrage! The Muslims in Great Britain are at it again! (Well O.K. in […]

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MONTREAL: Sin City!

Posted April 27, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, the Perspective Research Department has done a lot of fact-finding on this issue, and discovered the real reason Montreal bars can now stay open until the sun comes up! The bars used to close at 3 a.m. and the drunk revelers were the only people on the streets after that. Now, with the later, […]

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Can we make an entire University administration our “Assholes of the Day?”

Posted April 21, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Enough has been said about the debacle at University of Regina, and how they tried to shut up a anti-abortion protester by having him arrested, that I don’t think my two cents worth will add or subtract significantly from the discussion. HOWEVER, the tendency, especially among our academic institutions, to muzzle free speech […]

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Rob Ford: Why does the term “white trash” keep coming to mind?

Posted April 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

The more I hear about Rob Ford, the more the term “white trash” comes to mind! One of the first members of Rob Ford’s campaign team is the co-host of an online marijuana show, High F—ers, in which he smokes joints until he vomits, tells profane stories while high, and dedicates his drug use to […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion About Rob Ford Reality Show!

Posted April 5, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

STOP THE PRESSES FOLKS: An American production company wants to record the everyday life of Rob Ford, Toronto’s crack-smoking half-mayor, and turn him into a reality television star. Ford might be the perfect reality television star! The Globe and Mail‘s Ann Hui reports that Pilgrim Studios, the company responsible for The Ultimate Fighter, American Chopper, Dirty […]

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Quebec Real Estate on Hold Until After Election!

Posted March 30, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

(PLEASE NOTE QUEBEC’S POST-REFERENDUM SHAPE ………….., IT ACQUIRED LABRADOR, BUT LOST THE SOUTH SHORE!) The Quebec election has real-estate agents on both sides of the Quebec-Ontario border agreeing on one thing: the market is on hold as home buyers await the outcome. Realtors say a Parti Quebecois majority on April 7 would likely result in […]

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