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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy 150th, Canada!

For your Canada Day, here's a video that guarantees laughs and well-deserved pride as it reminds us of all the reasons why Canada is beloved. It's this century's version of the "I Am Canadian" campaign from Molson that sadly but not surprisingly came to an end when Molson merged with Coors.

Have some good, Canadian beer this weekend!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

This Will Give You All The Feels

Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Why Just Shovel When You Can Dance?

A Bhangra dance troupe based in Halifax has been generating attention for months with their performances and videos across the Maritimes.

For heir latest video, the dancers decided to liven up the snow removal and stay warm by partnering up with their shovels:

Read more about the group here: