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PriceWiki: What is the cost of living in Canada?

PriceWiki: What is the cost of living in Canada?

I came across this site when approached by one of it’s people. I thought it was a very cool tool for people looking to relocate or travel. It allows them to see the buying power of their dollar and to budget trips. I asked PriceWiki to write the following article to allow us to learn […]

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Leslie Nielson’s American Anthem

Leslie Nielson’s American Anthem

[ 0 ] February 7, 2011 |

What is the Super Bowl without a little scandal? Apparently, Christina Aguilera flubbed a line. Yes, the National Anthem is important but it just goes to show that even the most seasoned performers can be intimidated and forget their lines when the whole world (minus me) is watching. You can watch her performance here. In […]

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Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

[ 0 ] February 6, 2011 |

“I grew up in Canada. I used to think America was too introspective, that somehow it was a bad thing that Americans couldn’t rattle off the name of my prime minister. But September 11 has made things different. It’s true – ask many Americans about history, and they’ll fluently recite Revolutionary War tales and Civil […]

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Sydney to Sydney: Tony McFadden

Sydney to Sydney: Tony McFadden

[ 0 ] February 1, 2011 |

It took me forty years and half a handful of countries to get from my birthplace, Sydney Nova Scotia, to where I am now in Sydney, Australia. Twenty (plus) years ago, before wife and I were married (living in Dartmouth and thoroughly sick of the winters) she tried to call information in Sydney (Australia) to […]

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The Internet Just Wasn’t Big Enough

The Internet Just Wasn’t Big Enough

[ 1 ] January 21, 2011 |

As I work to update this site and slowly transfer it’s multitude of pages over to a wordpress platform, I was reflecting on how much the internet has changed since I first wrote much of the material, +/- a decade ago. There is so much information online now, but when I began to post about […]

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Trivia EH? Martin Short

Trivia EH? Martin Short

[ 9 ] January 19, 2011 |

One of our readers is looking for some answers. Who knows where the following image of Martin Short appeared? What movie, book, cartoon, or advertisement is it affiliated with? Any guesses?

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When Snowbirds Don’t Come Home

When Snowbirds Don’t Come Home

[ 1 ] January 16, 2011 |

The Financial Post ran an article just before Christmas discussing seniors getting legal status to live in the USA. They stated that some seniors, after spending the winters in the warmer US regions, choose to stay permanently. Warmer climates weren’t the only reason; a lower cost of living was an important determination. The article recommends […]

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True North Strong and Plaid

True North Strong and Plaid

The following story was printed in the Globe & Mail using mostly Canadiana Connection reader’s quotes. You can read their original comments on our Canuck Quotes page True North Strong and Plaid By GAYLE MACDONALD Saturday, April 13, 2002 Page R15 Look closely at the shirt. The myriad lines. The medley of colours. Forget the […]

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Canuck Quotes: True North Strong & Plaid

Canuck Quotes: True North Strong & Plaid

[ 1 ] January 15, 2011 |

(April 2002) Gayle Macdonald of The Globe & Mail approached the Canadiana Connection for opinions on why plaid has had such an enduring appeal to Canadians. We contacted our list of subscribers, and many replied. (Read the Globe and Mail article) Deborah Knight, one of our readers, and expatriate Canadian, was quoted extensively. Here are […]

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Quick Thinking

Quick Thinking

A man walked into the produce section of his local supermarket and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. The boy working in that department told him that they only sold whole heads of lettuce. The man was insistent that the boy ask his manager about the matter. Walking into the back room, the […]

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