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Canadian Liquor Culture, Facts, and Fallacies (Can I start you with a Beverage?)

Canadian Liquor Culture, Facts, and Fallacies (Can I start you with a Beverage?)

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

In terms of per capita alcohol consumption—and as a Canadian, I hate to burst my fellow Canadians champagne bubbles—Canada is way down the list! We’re often perceived to be big beer drinkers, for example, but on average per year we lag far behind the Czechs (8.5 litres), the Austrians (6.7 litres), and Americans (4.5 litres). […]

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What’s in Store for The Loonie in 2013, and Beyond?

What’s in Store for The Loonie in 2013, and Beyond?

[ 0 ] November 13, 2012 |

Peter Lavelle at foreign exchange broker Pure FX 13.11.2012 If you intend to relocate to Canada from the United States, or even vice versa, one of the things that has a big influence on your plans is the exchange rate. If the Canadian dollar gains in the weeks before you emigrate, for instance, you can […]

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Nanaimo Arrival

Nanaimo Arrival

[ 0 ] November 8, 2012 |

A BC Ferry arrives at port in Nanaimo.

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Fountain Play – High Park, Toronto

Fountain Play – High Park, Toronto

[ 0 ] November 7, 2012 |

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Canada – United States Relations Explained by Tom Brokaw

Canada – United States Relations Explained by Tom Brokaw

[ 0 ] November 6, 2012 |

Tom Brokaw explains the relationship between Canada and The United States, in a pre-recorded short film that aired on NBC, prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Feb. 12th, 2010. Side note: Tom Brokaw mentioned Canada’s help in the Iran Hostage Crisis which is chronicled […]

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Toronto Schooner

Toronto Schooner

[ 0 ] November 4, 2012 |

I believe this is the ship, Kajama, owned by the Great Lakes Schooner Company in Toronto, Ontario. They give sailing tours of the Toronto Harbour and islands area.

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First Subway Ride

First Subway Ride

[ 0 ] November 4, 2012 |

Visitors to Toronto look forward to their first subway ride on Toronto’s underground trains.

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High Park in Toronto

High Park in Toronto

[ 0 ] November 4, 2012 |

High Park is a 400 acre (161 hectare) municipal park located at 1873 Bloor Street West in the City of Toronto. One third of the park remains in a natural state while the remainder offers recreation and picnic areas, including parks, gardens and a zoo. High Park was opened to the public in 1876.

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Toronto’s Osgoode Hall

Toronto’s Osgoode Hall

[ 0 ] November 4, 2012 |

As you can see from this picture, Osgoode Hall is a very large building located at 130 Queen Street West. Considered a heritage building Osgoode Hall sprawls over 6 acres located at the corner of Queen St and University Ave in downtown Toronto. The circa 1860 building is jointly owned by the Ontario Government and […]

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On A Canadian Adventure

On A Canadian Adventure

[ 6 ] October 29, 2012 |

Growing up, I was enchanted by my family’s stories from Canada: my Grandmother’s first boyfriend was a Mountie; my Great-Grandfather took his three newly-motherless children to Alberta; and my Uncle grew out of his trousers in a one-week holiday in the Rockies due to a predilection for maple sugar. So, when given the opportunity to […]

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