BlogsCanada.ca
Top Canadian Blogs and News Sites


 
 

LATEST POSTS !

 

 
0
comments
General

#483 Those beautiful Do Nothing Days

Posted  June 13, 2019  by  Anonymous

It’s like a mirage. You see that distant Do Nothing day coming up on the horizon of your kitchen calendar. You stare at its white squarey blankess beckoning you closer and closer and closer. Time moves forward, days march on, and still nothing gets planned on that beautifully perfect patch of nothingness. No homework, no […]

The post #483 Those beautiful Do Nothing Days appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

Full Story »

 
General

“And cracking down on male-painted female nudes as a means to this end seems pointless…”

Posted  April 23, 2018  by  Kathy Shaidle

…at least to Marilyn Minter, a #MeToo supporter who nonetheless says she’s seen a version of this before, when her “Porn Grids” ran afoul of anti-pornography feminists in the late ’80s and early ’90s. “I was a traitor to feminism, but my side won,” she says. “Now it’s the return of all that.” Her larger […]

Full Story »

 
General

Address by Minister Dion at the ministerial meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the UN General Assembly

Posted  September 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

We have come a long way since nuclear tests were common, threatening the environment and reminding all of us what those mushroom clouds meant for humanity. But the threat remains.

Full Story »

 
General

Government of Canada to ban asbestos

Posted  December 15, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, along with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Se…

Full Story »

 
General

FedDev Ontario Invests in Health Innovations to Support Canadians Living with Chronic Disease

Posted  July 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada supports the development of new health technologies to address the rising rates of chronic disease. As part of this program, York University, Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre and the University Health Network will receive an investment of up to $15 million.

Full Story »

 
General

Government of Canada Invests $4.39 Million in Improvements to Saskatchewan’s Community Infrastructure

Posted  December 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Sixty-two recreational and cultural facilities in Regina and across Saskatchewan will be upgraded with a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) investment of $4,390,906. These improvements will help the facilities be sustainable over the…

Full Story »

 
General

Friends share more than interests, their brains are similar too

Posted  February 2, 2018  by  Anonymous

Scientists can predict who your friends are by scanning your brain

Full Story »

 
General

Better wastewater treatment facility in store for Chipman thanks to newly approved funding for water and wastewater projects across New Brunswick

Posted  January 20, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province’s waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date, efficient and meet communities’…

Full Story »

 
General

Media Advisory – Edmonton, Alberta

Posted  August 15, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to mark a construction milestone of the Royal Alberta Museum with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Randy Boissonnault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritag…

Full Story »

 
General

The Government of Canada Reaffirms Commitments to Oceans Conservation and Protection at Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted  September 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Washington, D.C. – The conservation and protection of our oceans is of paramount importance to the Government of Canada. We continue to take tangible steps, both domestically and internationally, to conserve and protect our precious marine environments.

Full Story »

 
General

Minister Hehr reaffirms Government of Canada’s sacred obligation to Veterans

Posted  June 17, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement

Full Story »

 
Educational Training

Minister Chagger to deliver remarks during the sixth Americas Competitiveness Exchange

Posted  September 27, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, September 28, 2016 – The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, will be participating in the sixth Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) in Waterloo.

Full Story »

 
General

Canada and Alberta fund 89 projects to improve public transit across the province

Posted  December 3, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day.

Full Story »

 
General

Minister Garneau to address the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Posted  January 23, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver a keynote address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on January 25.

Full Story »

 
General

Canadians Have Your Say on Cyber Security

Posted  August 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has launched its public consultation to engage with Canadians on the evolving cyber security landscape.

Full Story »

 
General

Address by Minister Dion at the UN General Assembly for the closing session of the High-Level Panel on Inclusion and Diversity

Posted  September 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Together, going forward, we must build the narrative that diversity is strength.

Full Story »

 
General

Canada to Host High-Level Meeting of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

Posted  December 12, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative brings together privately sponsored refugees, sponsor groups, leaders from civil society and business, international organizations and government representatives interested in replicating Canada’s private sponsorsh…

Full Story »

 
General

The Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec announce measures in support of the community organizations involved in the Volunteer Program

Posted  January 28, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Quebec Finance Minister Carlos J. Leitão are happy to announce the creation of a discussion forum in support of the community organizations that are involved in the Volunteer Program.

Full Story »

 
General

Four Falls seasonal port of entry closure on October 9, 2016

Posted  October 6, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency would like to advise travellers of the Four Falls port of entry seasonal closure on October 9, 2016 at 10 p.m. The port will reopen on April 10, 2017.

Full Story »

 
General

Mining company in Newfoundland and Labrador sentenced for Fisheries Act violations

Posted  December 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

On December 12, 2016, the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador sentenced Labrador Iron Mines Limited to pay $21,000 for two offences under the Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. Of the penalty, $15,000 will be…

Full Story »

 
General

Backgrounder: Three Northwest Territories infrastructure projects benefitting from joint government funding

Posted  November 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are announcing funding for three infrastructure improvement projects in the Territory under the Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada will provide up to $2,655,250 for these projects, w…

Full Story »

 
General

Is the flu as scary as media stories make it out to be?

Posted  February 4, 2018  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

The seasonal flu, influenza, is front page news across North America. Every day we are reading or hearing of someone who has died – and often it is someone young and healthy, the last person you would expect to die from the flu.So is the flu as scary a…

Full Story »

 
General

“Ironically, because of this history of distortion, the statue actually does represent the lynching memorial perfectly”

Posted  May 2, 2018  by  Kathy Shaidle
“Ironically, because of this history of distortion, the statue actually does represent the lynching memorial perfectly”

David Cole writes:The whole thing plays out like a game of telephone. A photo of South African miners at a medical exam became a sculpture of South African miners with their hands raised in surrender, which became a sculpture of inner-city American black men asking cops not to shoot, which became a monument to the […]

Full Story »

 
General

Media Advisory – Vancouver, British Columbia

Posted  January 6, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Killarney Seniors Centre with the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastruc…

Full Story »

 
Educational Training

Veterans to receive help to overcome barriers to jobs

Posted  September 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans struggling with mental health issues are receiving skills training and the support they need to obtain and retain employment, announced the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence today.

Full Story »

 
General

Keynote Address for Pipeline Safety Trust Conference

Posted  October 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

I am very pleased to be joining you here today. Forums like these speak to the value of having inclusive dialogue about pipeline safety, between regulators, companies, agencies, environmental organizations and citizens – what it means for each of us, w…

Full Story »

 
General

Kaplan & Sprachman Architects and the Eglinton Theatre Recognized for their National Historic Significance

Posted  November 15, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, commemorated the national historic significance of Kaplan & Sprachman, Architects, as a national historic event and the Eglinton Theatre as a national historic site. A special ceremony was held in Toronto, Ontario, with members of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and members of the Kaplan, Sprachman and Eglinton families.

Full Story »

 
General

Canada promotes regional security and safety in Southeast Asia

Posted  July 25, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced seven new security and safety initiatives worth more than $17 million during his participation at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).

Full Story »

 
General

Automotive Innovation Fund—Honda of Canada Mfg.

Posted  January 9, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Good morning, and thank you, Bill [Bill Easdale, Senior Vice President, Honda of Canada Mfg.], for that kind introduction. It’s my pleasure to be here to announce an investment in well-paying middle-class jobs.

Full Story »

 
General

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: Program Results and a Course for the future

Posted  February 10, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: Program Results and a Course for the future

Full Story »

 
General

BizPaL simplifies access to information on permits and licences for Canadian businesses

Posted  October 17, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL then automatic…

Full Story »

 
General

CRTC Supports Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day

Posted  December 1, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is pleased to participate in the Text with 9-1-1 Awareness Day. Text with 9-1-1 is now available throughout most of Canada to Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impai…

Full Story »

 
General

Media Advisory – Sudbury, Ontario

Posted  October 11, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Maley Drive Extension project with Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury; the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy and Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Brian Bigger, Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Full Story »

 
General

Member of Parliament Bill Casey to attend grand opening of Hampton Inn and Suites at Millbrook First Nation

Posted  July 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa – Please be advised that Bill Casey, M.P. for Cumberland-Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Chief Bob Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, will participate in the grand o…

Full Story »

 
General

Toronto The Unready

Posted  January 27, 2019  by  bigcitylib

WTF happened?  Did the dispatcher pass out just before the storm hit?  Did the plow-guy bust a leg trying to smuggle a hooker into the barracks through a back window?  Or did they stop at VP and say Fuck it its Scarborough lets turn arou…

Full Story »

 
General

Photo Opportunity with Minister Philpott and Senator Petitclerc

Posted  November 22, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health, along with Senator Chantal Petitclerc, will meet with students regarding the proposed amendments to the Tobacco Act.

Full Story »

 
General

Your rooftop could be sprinkled with cosmic star dust

Posted  August 3, 2018  by  Anonymous

A jazz musician moonlighting as an amateur scientist discovered cosmic dust falls all around us.

Full Story »

 
General

Minister Carr to Participate in a Breakfast Discussion Hosted by the Alberta Enterprise Group

Posted  August 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will participate in a breakfast discussion with Jeremy van Loon, Calgary bureau chief, Bloomberg News, hosted by the Alberta Enterprise Group, on August 29, 2016.

Full Story »

 
General

2017 Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Announcement

Posted  January 19, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

2017 Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Announcement

Full Story »

 
General

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan – Western Innovation Forum Speech

Posted  November 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, it is pleasure to be back home in Vancouver for this year’s Western Innovation forum. I’ve had an interesting few days, starting in Kitchener-Waterloo, then to Mali and Senegal, and seeing the outcome of ye…

Full Story »