Posts from the ‘Canada’ category

A 1929 Film of the Islands of Zavikon

A couple of years ago I wrote about the island of Zavikon, an island in the St. Lawrence River which may or may not straddle the…

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From the Front Door Directly to the Recycling Bin

Our latest phone book arrived today. I picked it up off the welcome mat, carried it through the house, out the back door and deposited it…

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Mr. Gladwell, Turn in Your Passport

I recently started listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers: The Story of Success. I’ve enjoyed his other books, and a New Yorker Conference video on…

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The Shortest Domain Name in Canada

Somebody from the National Film Board of Canada emailed to tell me they’d launched a new version of their site at NFB.ca. At first glance, it…

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I Don’t Know What To Think About Our Government

As you’ve probably heard, our federal government has gone a bit mad. If nothing else, this political crisis has taught an unsuspecting nation the meaning of…

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Death By a Thousand Controversial Cuts

Yesterday, as you probably know (I first read about it on Beth’s site), Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave a financial update of sorts in the House…

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Which Province Has the Highest Divorce Rate?

A while back I subscribed to the RSS feed for Statistics Canada. As you might imagine, the agency produces statistics and reports on a wide and…

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Which Province Has the Highest Divorce Rate?

A while back I subscribed to the RSS feed for Statistics Canada. As you might imagine, the agency produces statistics and reports on a wide and…

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