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TIFF, the Enigma Machine

Posted September 14, 2014 by Brian D. Johnson

Brian D. Johnson recaps a festival defined by binge-watching, urban oases, and the craving to find film magic

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Daily Headlines: News From the Internet for September 12, 2014

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jack Landau

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In-N-Out Burger pops up in Toronto — and sells out half an hour before store opening; Fort York visitor centre a welcome addition to Toronto’s heritage; Rob and Doug Ford have until today to decide who’s running for what; and more news…

Mississauga mayoral race tight after Thursday debate (Globe and Mail)

Fort York visitor centre a welcome addition to Toronto’s heritage (Toronto Star)

Rob and Doug Ford have until today to decide who’s running for what (National Post)

CEO of hospital where Rob Ford first treated once vocal critic of John Tory (Globe and Mail)

Brampton appoints municipal law expert to audit controversial downtown deal (Toronto Star)

In-N-Out Burger pops up in Toronto — and sells out half an hour before store opening (National Post)

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TTC Holding Open House at Hillcrest Facility to Benefit United Way

Posted September 11, 2014 by Jack Landau

UrbanThe TTC will be holding an open house event at its Harvey and Duncan Shops, located at the their Hillcrest facility at 1138 Bathurst Street this Saturday. Admission for the event is $5 for adults and $2 for children, with all proceeds fr…

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Join the UrbanToronto Team: Writing and Internship Positions Available

Posted September 11, 2014 by Editor

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Got a knack for writing and a passion for buildings or transportation issues? We’re looking for urban-savvy and enthusiastic applicants who have an excellent command of the written word, know social media and possess an interest in and knowledge of Toronto development, architecture or real estate.

We have two types of positions available:

1) Internship Position: You’re looking for work experience in the industry, seeking a placement for school credit or simply have a particular interest in UrbanToronto. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the industry and you’ll have the chance to tour buildings, meet movers and shakers, and attend events. We are looking for one day a week or whatever suits your schedule 

2) Freelance Writer Position: You’re an experienced writer with a superior knowledge of UrbanToronto’s subject area. Primary duties will include writing news stories and features, interviewing industry members and occasionally “reporting” from events.

Interested applicants should send the following information to ‘online [at] urbantoronto [dot] ca’ with the Subject “Internship” or “Writer”:

• a resume and brief bio explaining why you’d be an awesome addition to UrbanToronto

• a 100-word mini-essay about your favourite building in Toronto and why

• a maximum of three links to previously published articles/blog posts/other proof of your writing experience

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Voice of the Drum: Make, Take, Experience

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anonymous

It was a cool and rainy afternoon on Manitoulin Island. The perfect time to cozy up in a wigwam to make a drum to take home a souvenir from our Aboriginal experience. We had spent the week on Manitoulin traveling around the Great Spirit Circle Trail. This is an Aboriginal experience that gives you a peek into the lives of Ontario’s First Nations people. I think that this afternoon was my favourite experience of the week. It was a relaxing time [...]

Read the original post Voice of the Drum: Make, Take, Experience on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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The Anishinabek People of Ontario: 5 Aboriginal Experiences

Posted September 4, 2014 by Anonymous

Whenever Dave and I travel, we always want to learn about local culture and traditions. We are fascinated with a country’s heritage and history. But when it comes to our own country, we’ve neglected to open our eyes and see what’s right in front of us. We ignored that we have a rich heritage and interesting (sometimes dark) history here in Canada. It was while traveling around Ontario this summer that our eyes were opened to the extraordinary culture that is right [...]

Read the original post The Anishinabek People of Ontario: 5 Aboriginal Experiences on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Your customers are not lab rats!

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

by Saeed Khan Everywhere you turn these days, someone is talking about running experiments and tests to understand your customers or target market. They say things like: use experiments to validate your ideas A/B test responses to interface designs build minimal solutions that can be built and released quickly to get ongoing feedback. It seems that […]

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Top 5 Things to do on Manitoulin Island

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Up until recently, Dave and I have been lacking in our Ontario travels. We aren’t sure why we always looked outside our country for adventure, but we’re glad that we finally opened our eyes to everything our home province has to offer. Lately, we’ve often said “it took  traveling the world to make us finally appreciate our own backyard.” It’s been an amazing adventure spending the summer exploring Ontario and one of the highlights was checking out the sights on Manitoulin Island. Located on [...]

Read the original post Top 5 Things to do on Manitoulin Island on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Cultural Immersion for our Big Winners on Manitoulin Island

Posted August 31, 2014 by Anonymous

As we watched the passengers enter the building from the runway of the Sudbury Airport, I immediately picked out the four winners of the Best of Outdoor Ontario Contest. Entering the building with big smiled, we ran up to them to give a hug and make introductions. I could already tell it was going to be a great week! Jamie of Northeastern Ontario Tourism and Bonita of the Great Spirit Circle Trail were there to see us off as we [...]

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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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