A town in my province, in the 70s, decided to run a pilot program to give people under the poverty line a living wage. Not welfare or food stamps, just flat out give them money to bring their income up over the poverty line.
Recently I was pointed to this article from the CBC detailing how a nurse in Nunavut managed to keep her job and actually be promoted while having numerous complaints about her, her license to nurse being amended and even the death of an Inuit child. It really got me going and a several hours long conversation (with…
Here's a very interesting and thought-provoking piece from James West of Mother Jones which, while reinforcing what I already knew — as a Canadian and a Friend of the CBC — got me wondering: when exactly did American cable T.V.'s breaking news coverage and developing story reporting become so over-the-top and lacking…
A little cuteness to brighten the day...
...according to Pat Sajak. Because white people need a team name to be offended by, too!
Attention Vancouver residents of Vietnamese of Filipino descent: a 34 year-old Montreal woman has only six weeks left to get a life-saving stem cell or bone marrow transplant — and she's pleading with the Lower Mainland's Asian population to save her.
Bell Media has made some drastic cuts to the music channels Much (formerly Much Music) and M3 (formerly Much More Music). They've laid off VJs Lauren Montoya, Scott Willats and Leah Miller. L:eah Miller was a very prolific VJ, hosting MuchOnDemand and all season of the Canadian version of "So You Think You Can Dance?"…
Aaand that's why you want to make sure both brakes on your bike are fully working at all times.
I want a body pillow. Simple enough, right? WRONG. WRONGGITY WRONG WRONG.
An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.
- MAN, n.
A lot of changes are happening in my life right now, the worst of which is going to be not living near my best friend I have known since Grade 7. So I wanted to share some of the songs from the bands Mariana's Trench and Hedley, two Canadian bands, one of which we've seen in concert. I call these songs, 'our songs.'…
A lot has happened so that's understandable.
A total of 86 people are recipients of the various levels of the Order of Canada this year. Astronaut Chris Hadfield and comedian/all-around-clever-person Rick Mercer* are essentially two of the most beloved Canadians currently alive, so this makes complete sense.
Just in time for July 1st, the Molson beer fridge has come home........ with a slight patriotism-testing "adjustment".
I am woefully undereducated about Canadian visual artists apart from Haida art, please please please share some favorites in the comments if you have some? The themey visual art posts are stronger and more awesome when we share. That said, my google-fu pulled up some new favorite images.
This year Toronto hosted World Pride, an event that saw more than 12,000 registered walkers for the main parade on Sunday.