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Discover intriguing new works by emerging Canadian animators at NFB.ca. NFB’s Hothouse program brings together promising animation talent from across Canada.

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Now in its 11th season, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program for emerging animators has helped kick-start the careers of some of Canada’s most acclaimed animators.
Animation lovers can now discover six new short works from the latest c…

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Oromocto’s Improved Gateway Nature Trails Officially Open to Public

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Residents and visitors can now enjoy the conservation area with better access to trails and new boardwalk

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Ministers LeBlanc, McKenna and Bennett Celebrate World Oceans Day

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will deliver remarks and make an announcement at the Ocean Summit 2016 on World Oceans Day.

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Treaty Principals take action to improve treaty negotiations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit have developed a path forward to improve and expedite treaty negotiations with First Nations in British Columbia.

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to deliver a keynote speech at Canada’s Forum on Hydropower

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak at the Canada’s Forum on Hydropower hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association.

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Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

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Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

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Brooke Henderson: A Q&A with Canada’s next golf superstar

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

The young athlete, who will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics, talks family, being Canadian and her guilty pleasure.

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employmen…

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You too can Dream your Country

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

You too can Dream your Country

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How to Forge Memories

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

How to Forge Memories

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ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

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The best new sunglasses for your face shape

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  CanadianLiving.com / Latest

Protect your eyes in style with the most-coveted sunnies of the season.

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A daughter reflects on her final moments with her dad

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

Celebrating Father’s Day hasn’t been the same since losing her dad, but Kate Wells takes it as an opportunity to remember him and the lessons he taught her.

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Everything you need to know about fentanyl, the dangerous new drug on the block

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

A powerful painkiller that’s many times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is the reason music icon Prince is dead. It’s also a growing problem in Canada, where fentanyl-related deaths have spiked in the past five years. Here’s what you need to kn…

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New 2016–2017 programming at the Biosphere

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the launch of its new programming for 2016 2017, the Biosphere invites journalists to visit its new exhibitions on the themes of weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.

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Bringing Home the Pool Table

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Here at our clubhouse we are setting up a pool hall and games room. I am in charge of the games room. We have been given three tables for our use. One is brand new and we have to set it up. One is already set up and the third is another story.This frie…

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Views from Our Balcony

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Our bungalow has a walkout lower level and above it is a nice size balcony. It is large enough for a barbecue , two small tables and four Muskoka chairs. In the winter and the leaves are gone there is a wide open space to view the creek and protected a…

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Bullying Is NOT Leadership Mr. Trudeau.

Posted  May 19, 2016  by  leftdog

Bullying is not leadership, whether it is invoking Closure on an important Bill or testosteronic rampaging on the floor of the House of Commons which injured a fellow Member of Parliament. Just sayin’ 🙁

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"Trudeau’s Rampage"

Posted  May 19, 2016  by  leftdog

Trudeau’s Rampage it is 🙂

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Wonderful Wedding

Posted  May 16, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Saturday past Theresa and I attended a wedding for our Grand daughter and her new partner Jamie. It was a family get together like few from the past. One hundred and sixty people who came together to celebrate this special day. We met people that we ne…

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Trees and Birds are Back

Posted  May 15, 2016  by  Polar Bear

The last two weeks has seen a magical transformation in our area. Our trees budded and blossomed and right during this time the birds came back in large numbers. Our two apple trees were stressed this year from unseasonal weather during January and Feb…

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Mothers Day

Posted  May 8, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Every year when Mothers Day comes around I have memories that pop up to keep Mom alive in my life. It is 42 years since Mom passed away but it does not seem that long ago. When I talk on the phone to my siblings our conversations usually get around to …

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Coach Darcy

Posted  April 3, 2016  by  Polar Bear

My granddaughter Darcy is the coach of an elite midget hockey team in Guelph. This weekend her team won the gold in a tournament representing her large area. It is the Lower Lakes division and it is an excellent division for future elite women hockey p…

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A Friend

Posted  March 31, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Most people believe that they have friends. Most of the people believe that they are a friend to several  acquaintances. I have several friends or used to have several friends. As I age the number diminished to a very few. Today I lost a dear frie…

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Good FridayParty For the Brown’s and Friends

Posted  March 31, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Lynda invited some of her friends and family for dinner and was surprised that the whole gang were free to come. Only Dar and Mitch were unable to come from Ottawa. Twenty three of us came on a wintery day when we had power outages, ice rain and a coun…

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Liberals Appear To Be Reneging on Pot Reform Promises !!! Trudeau Instructs Police Forces To CONTINUE Arresting Canadians For Simple Possession. LYING LIBERALS !!

Posted  March 2, 2016  by  leftdog

LYING LIBERALS ON POT REFORM NOW !! – ‘Keep busting them’ says Trudeau!!!Justin Trudeau has advised the nations police to continue to harass and arrest Canadians for simple possession of marijuana. What a lying bunch of opportunists you guys are:Straig…

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Our Friendly Hawk

Posted  February 29, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Every day there is a hawk which visits our home. It lands in a tree not fifty feet from our balcony and surveys the area. The first time I noticed it was during a kill. The hawk came out of the sky very fast and landed on a small rabbit.The kill was in…

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Buddhism

Random Linkage: Podcasts, Miscellany and More

Posted  February 23, 2016  by  Tanya McGinnity

Been a while friends. Been a while. I’ve been studying a whole lot but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t on my mind. Here are a few distractions from my studies that I’d love to share with you all. This episode of this rather nefarious sounding podcast was something my husband said I’d quite like […]

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Clubhouse Donations

Posted  February 21, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Our new clubhouse is about a month from official opening and we are coping with the generous donations from the residents of Brantwell Village. Some of the donations are very large and expensive such as a beautiful grand piano and several pool tables. …

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Recently Read: You Are Not What You Think

Posted  January 24, 2016  by  Tanya McGinnity

You Are Not What You Think: The Egoless Path to Self-Esteem and Generous Love is the exact book that I needed to cross my path in this particular stage in my life. I’m going through a great deal of “self work” and unraveling some habits and thought processes to fully see how I operate in […]

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Towards a Liberation-based Livelihood in 2016

Posted  December 31, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Right livelihood. It can be yours even if it feels so far away. One step to make it even closer it to find someone who knows how to make it happen and can coach you. Whether it’s being overwhelmed, having fears about what this kind of transition would be like for your life (and wallet), […]

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Random Linkage: Season’s Weepings

Posted  December 31, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

It’s the time of the year where everyone’s feeling awesome and cheery and light. Well some of us. It’s OK if you’re not. Know you’re not alone in feeling sad, guilty, happy, miserable, lighthearted, messy, Christmas cheery and not-so-celebratory. But if you are in need of an ear and do need help – don’t be […]

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Books

Recently Read: The Body of Chris

Posted  December 13, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Judging a book by its cover, this one features a color photo of a shirtless, tattooed man emblazoned across the book jacket. While this is quite common with many of the publications sitting on bookshelves today – memoirs of heavy metal musicians or biographies of male supermodels- this one is quite different and exceptionally powerful. […]

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Lotus Petals in the Snow – Now Available for Purchase!

Posted  December 9, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

This is not a drill! The book that I’ve been working on is officially out! It’s been a complete labor of love, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that being a first time editor of roughly 30 pieces was easy – especially when working with the words of so many people who I […]

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Full Contact Enlightenment – Random Linkage: November

Posted  November 28, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Here dear friends is a handful of items that have crossed my eyeballs on the internet lately. I like to call it Random Linkage. May you all be titillated, entertained and perhaps illuminated. Check out this interview from The Lion’s Roar with Mingyur Rinpoche after emerging from a four year retreat. They’re talkin’ bout my […]

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More Extraordinary Circumstances

Posted  November 22, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

In cased you missed my recent blog post about my recent big night out – well here’s a bit of serendipity after seeing this article a few days ago. “Something that meant so much to me was now part of the problem. Music is one of the most important parts of my life but I […]

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An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance

Posted  November 16, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

This is likely one of the more bizarre show reviews you are about to read. It’s written by someone who grew terrified of going to see bands. A panic attack during the opening act before the band OFF and boom, I was OFF. OFF to the bathroom to have a meltdown and then OFF in […]

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Random Linkage – October

Posted  October 8, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Hey friends. Here are a few links that caught my attention recently: I’m currently trying to Fall in Love With My Work by taking this self-study course in order to figure out my professional shizz. So far so good! I’m seeing things a bit differently so that’s a promising sign. Letting Go of the Need […]

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