Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Of Course Canada, Being The More Civilized Nation, Responds With Humour To The Ridiculous G7 Remarks

Grab a butter tart, a cup of Red Rose tea and enjoy:

Monday, May 28, 2018

Love The Headline, But NY Post, You Are So Wrong!

The NY Post's gossipy Page Six reported that the royal newlyweds, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be "honeymooning in the most boring place". According to them, that's Alberta, where the very posh Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is located.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as the Prince and his bride are now known by, will be staying in the 6000-square-foot Outlook Cabin dubbed "The Royal Retreat". Harry's gran, Queen Elizabeth II, stayed there in 2005 with Prince Philip. In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth also spent time there.

Monday, April 23, 2018

I'm Making Rick Astley An Honourary Canadian

The charming and good-natured British singer, famous for a couple of hits in the 1980s that have had major legs, received an invite from singing group Choir Choir Choir in Toronto to join them for some vocal merriment and he accepted, turning up earlier this past week to perform "Never Gonna Give You Up". From the looks of it, he and everyone gathered had a great time!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My Cousin, Saul Cherniack, A Well-Known Manitoba New Democrat And Cabinet Member, Passed On March 30th

A couple of links celebrating his long life.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Today Is The Day: There's A New Face On The $10 Bill

Earlier today in Halifax, civil rights icon Viola Desmond was honoured with a ceremony at which the $10 bill with her face on it was presented. Desmond is the first non-royal and first Black person to be on Canadian currency.

Desmond's story, which took place nearly a decade before Rosa Park's refusal to give up her seat on a bus, had been largely forgotten in Canada until a few year ago. On November 8th, 1946, Desmond  had been on a business trip when her car broke down. She had to stay the night in New Glasgow and decided to see a movie at the Roseland theatre in Nova Scotia. But she refused to give up her seat in a whites-only section when an usher insisted she move.

Today, Desmond's name graces a Halifax harbour ferry and she has also been featured on a postage stamp. 

Read more about Desmond here:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In Week Two Of The Olympics, Skating Partners Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Get The Gold And Set A Record

Prior to their appearaince in Pyeongchang, Virtue and Moir, who have skated together for two decades, had announced this would be their final Olympics. The Ontario duo, who earned a world-record overall score of 206.07 points, eclipsing their French competitors Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron by 0.79 points and gave fans a terrific, moving farewell performance. With their team gold medal, Virtue and Moir now have five gold medals.

Watch their routine, set to Moulin Rouge:

And the two reflect on their enduring partnership:

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.