Saturday, February 10, 2018

Dr. Mike Evans Is Trying To Help You Live And Enjoy Life Better

Dr. Evans is a physician, author and educator who has founded ReFrame, a media lab that creates health media, such as videos, like 23 1/2 Hours: What Is The Single Best Thing We Can Do For Our Health. That video, which has gone viral and seen by more than five million people. You can check out his Medical School for the Public, which features more than 30 videos on youtube.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Buzzfeed Gets It - Cheese Fries Are Most Definitely NOT The Same As Poutine

A little fun for your mid-week. Buzzfeed has compiled a list of all the indignities Canadians who have come over to the US have to deal with on a regular basis.

Enjoy with a big plate of poutine and coffee from Timmie's!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

If You're Looking For The Christmas Spirit, Look No Further Than Quebec City

Travel and Leisure, which chose Canada as its 2017 Travel Destination of the Year, highlights Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain as the perfect spot to get your Yuletide on. Visitors will find festive cobblestone streets, carolers, Santa handing out gifts to children and more. If you happen to be in Quebec City this weekend, Saturday is Family Day.

If you can't get there, enjoy some photos of the Quartier Petit Champlain.

Friday, November 17, 2017

TransCanada Responds To Keystone Pipeline Oil Leak

On Thursday, approximately 795,000 litres of oil leaked in South Dakota. It remains to be seen whether any of the water systems in the area have been affected. The cause is currently unknown.

The pipeline is responsible for transporting crude from Alberta to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma and passes through a number of states along the way including the Dakotas. There have been multiple leaks over the course of the last 15 years. There was a leak less than two years ago in April 2016. TransCanada will be tasked with doing the clean up. Nebraska is due to vote on expansion of the pipeline next week.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Who Is In Charge Of Naming In Canada?

The country has an abundance of funny, lewd and just odd city, street and bodies of water names like Big Beaver, Bastard and Shitagoo Lake.

Enjoy the splendour.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company Invaded New York City For A Month-Long Residency In July

Soulpepper, a 20-year-old company had the risky idea of bringing a bunch of shows to Gotham, having no idea whether audiences would come. In fact, the New York Times and other theatre critics gave rave reviews to a number of their shows including Kim's Convenience and Spoon River Anthology.

I caught the final performance of writer and director Ravi's Jain's A Brimful of Asha. Jain created Asha to showcase what happened to him 10 years ago, when his Indian-born parents ramped up their efforts to get him married off. His parents, who had come together via an arranged marriage, wanted to do the same for their youngest son. Hilarity and a pursuit across India ensued.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New York City And Joe's Pub Celebrate Canada Day In Style

For the 15th year, Joe's Pub put together a music celebration honouring Canadian artists such as Leonard Cohen, Rush, The Weeknd, Celine Dion, Drake and The Tragically Hip with interpretations from singers like Greg Naughton, Canadian Tylee Ross, Alyson Palmer and J'Sun. Canadian storyteller, comedian and NPR host of "Ask Me Another" Ophira Eisenberg added some comedy to the mix.