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Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

[ 1 ] December 12, 2013 |

If you check my online bio on any number of sites, it almost always mentions my love of travel and road trips. I am happiest when exploring.  I got to do a little exploring this past summer and I returned to some favorite Canadian places.  The highlight of a 5000 mile (8046.72 KM) road trip […]

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Riding the Bow in Calgary Alberta

Riding the Bow in Calgary Alberta

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013 |

The Bow River as it flows between Baker Park and Bowness Park in Calgary Alberta. Official boats were the only watercraft allowed after a ban on the river post-flood. The ban has since been lifted. CBC News Calgary reported: “Conditions on the Bow River continue to be dangerous and pose a considerable risk for anyone […]

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Nova Scotia: Raven Gets a Helping Hand

Nova Scotia: Raven Gets a Helping Hand

Just goes to show that it makes no difference, human or beast, when we need to rely on one another for help, as this raven demonstrates while allowing porcupine quills to be picked from his face. The helping hand is Gertie Cleary, and the camera woman is her daughter, Colleen. Both live in Elmsdale, Nova […]

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Bigfoot: Sasquatch in Canada

Bigfoot: Sasquatch in Canada

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

Stories about Sasquatch in Canada, sometimes called Bigfoot (mostly an American term) or Yeti, in terms of the Himalayan creature, just won’t go away. They appear in publications both scientific and starry-eyed. For example, “one of the Web’s leading sources for celebrity gossip, news and information”, The Hollywood Gossip, posted two videos in the summer […]

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Molson Canadian Beer Fridge Spoof by This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Molson Canadian Beer Fridge Spoof by This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Love this spoof by Canada’s comedy show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes. If you haven’t seen the original commercial by Molson Canadian you can check it out here.

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Trivia Eh? Chip Wilson

Trivia Eh? Chip Wilson

[ 0 ] September 27, 2013 |

Dennis “Chip” Wilson is one of the 20 richest people in Canada, with a net worth (in 2013) of almost $3 billion dollars. Wilson is married to Shannon, and the two currently live in an almost $40 million custom home built in the Vancouver area. They have five sons. Chip loves art and music: for one […]

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Canuck Quotes: Chip Wilson

Canuck Quotes: Chip Wilson

[ 0 ] September 26, 2013 |

Based on Lululemon’s revamped (scalable) Vision: “Mediocrity can be defined in many ways. To paint you a picture, mediocrity is doing an “okay job,” having a relationship that “works,” being just “a little” overweight, or having a job that “pays the bills.”” On Lululemon’s hiring practices: “So we started hiring runners who like yoga. They’re […]

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Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Chip Wilson

Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Chip Wilson

[ 1 ] September 25, 2013 |

Chip Wilson’s Lululemon Athletica Inc. has made him one of the richest Canadians of all time. There are a lot of Canadians in the $1 billion dollar plus club, and Mr. Wilson has amassed a fortune of approximately $3 billion in a relatively short time. Dennis “Chip” Wilson was born in 1956. Raised in San […]

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Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders

Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders

Ever wondered how the US-Canada border was decided? How about how they manage to police the 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi including Alaska)? C.G.P. Grey has created an interesting video with tidbits of information to appease your curious mind.

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Lights, Camera, Action – in Canada!

Lights, Camera, Action – in Canada!

[ 0 ] August 28, 2013 |

In 1862, architect William Thomas died. His sons had to step in to finish what he couldn’t. But even they were delayed, as a massive fire took the whole block. Finally, in 1864, one of Canada’s most notorious prisons was built: Toronto’s Old Don Jail. During its lengthy ‘service’, it’s estimated that 34 people were […]

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