Day Hiking Packing List: Everything You Need to Stay Safe
A day-hiking packing list of everything you need to stay safe and to make for an enjoyable hike in the mountains. Perfect for beginner hikers!
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Posted on 22 April 2016 | 2:34 pm
Bernie Sanders Knows
Ask any American politician which people have the lowest average income and the chances are you’ll get a wrong answer.
Bernie Sanders knows....
Posted on 6 May 2016 | 12:00 am
Fleurs De Villes Floral Fashion Series at Oakridge Centre Vancouver
Fleurs De Villes have teamed up with Oakridge Centre to host a spectacular extravaganza of Floral Fashion Art Displays. Last night I attended the Fleurs De Villes V.I.P pre-show event held after hours at Oakridge...
The post Fleurs De Villes Floral Fashion Series at Oakridge Centre Vancouver appeared first on Hello Vancity.
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 4:12 am
10 Modern-Day Sightings Of Reptilian Humanoids
As soon as the subject of reptilians is brought up, most people roll their eyes, state how crazy all that stuff is, and possibly mention David Icke and his equally crazy theories on the subject. All of that might very much be true, but there are plenty of examples in mythology and ancient texts that […]
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 7:03 am
10 Canadians to watch at 69th Festival de Cannes
The 69th Festival de Cannes is just over a week away, running from May 11 to 22, and leading up to the big, international film festival, Telefilm Canada has put together a cheat sheet for the Canadian talent to watch this year, including directors Xavier Dolan, and Kim Nguyen; producers Nancy Grant, and Allison Black; and actors Tatiana Maslany, and Sophie Nélisse.
Posted on 2 May 2016 | 3:56 pm
Easy Chicken Shawarma Kebobs
Posted on 10 July 2014 | 3:45 pm
Octopus killing a seagull - THE KRAKEN WAKES
|Octopus killing a seagull off Ogden Point breakwater|
These are the first ever photos of a Giant Pacific Octopus catching and killing a Glaucous-winged seagull.
And they provide two important lessons: One, always carry a camera with you because you may happen upon a scientifically important event. And two, keep an eye out for the unusual.
I loved finding and booking this story for my local CBC morning show, On The Island.
Take a listen to Ginger Morneau, the woman who took these photos.
Here she is speaking with CBC On The Island host, Gregor Craigie.
And this is where I found this story.
Posted on 3 May 2012 | 6:21 pm
Photo of the Day: Regent Park Aquatic Centre
Today's Photo of the Day, submitted to the UrbanToronto Flickr Pool by contributor Randy Hoffmann, features a dusk view of the Regent Park Aquatic Centre. Designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), and completed in 2012, the aquatic centre serves as a central community amenity in the neighbourhood, and a key element in the Regent Park Revitalization project.
Want to see your work featured as Photo of the Day? Head over to the City Photos & Videos section of the Forum, or submit your images to the new and improved UrbanToronto Flickr Pool for your chance to be featured on our Front Page!
Posted on 6 May 2016 | 4:00 am
Fleeing Fort McMurray... for Good? (in News)
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 7:40 am
A little screwed
Posted on 22 September 2015 | 9:39 pm
Digital Immigrant: Estonia's e-Residency Program Is the Future of Immigration
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 9:38 pm
The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation
Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video of the talk can be found here.
The post The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation appeared first on Michael Geist.
Posted on 4 May 2016 | 12:45 pm
Fleeing Fort McMurray... for Good? (in News)
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 7:40 am
18 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Friday, May 6
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 9:00 pm
Posted on 22 December 2013 | 2:24 pm
Raging fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta: look for the helpers
Posted on 4 May 2016 | 6:44 pm
The Lasting Damage of The Biggest Loser (Part II) - Lawsuit Edition
|By Fayerollinson - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17999473|
Now I know from chatting with former contestants, the show requires them to sign massive indemnity and non-disclosure agreements, and while I'm no lawyer, I wonder what legal standing former contestants might have to launch a class action lawsuit in response to the show's trashing of their metabolic futures?
Certainly, for consent to now be informed, participants must be told to expect that as a direct consequence of the show, when they're done, their metabolisms will burn far fewer calories than expected, and will leave them metabolically far worse off than were they instead to choose bariatric surgery.
If such informed consent is not obtained moving forward, I've little doubt there'd at least be a theoretical legal case. But even looking back, I can't help but wonder whether, indemnity waivers or not, there are grounds for former participants to sue the show for their severe metabolic damages? Certainly the writing was on the wall back in 2011 with the first Biggest Loser energy expenditure studies. And even if those hadn't been done, is not knowing a fulsome defence vs. inflicting lasting harm?
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:58 pm
The great global greening is happening now
Posted on 23 April 2016 | 12:00 pm
HIATUS: LaurenOutLoud.com re-launching sometime, maybe, in the future
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:54 pm
Do You Have Asthma? Take the 30 Second Asthma Test
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of a Canadian leading research based pharmaceutical company. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have asthma? Take the 30 second Asthma Test to find out. Many Canadians suffer with asthma. Most people just believe that having asthma is the inability to simply not catch your breath, but that’s not […]
The post Do You Have Asthma? Take the 30 Second Asthma Test appeared first on Rants n' Rascals.
Posted on 3 May 2016 | 6:02 pm
My Dear Watson A Study in Charlotte Reviewed
Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:00 pm
Toronto from the sky
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 2:05 am
Free tuition in other provinces virtually inevitable: student leaders
New Brunswick's free tuition plan just the latest sign of a trend taking hold across the country
The post Free tuition in other provinces virtually inevitable: student leaders appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Posted on 17 April 2016 | 10:54 pm
Kitchen remodel phase one: In which the schedule gets accelerated
Posted on 2 May 2016 | 11:45 am
Climate change, Fort McMurray, Elizabeth May & Justin Trudeau
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:49 am
The Fifth Season
Posted on 21 April 2016 | 3:46 am
Game of Thrones 6.2: Home
Hello again, everyone, and welcome to week 2 of our Game of Thrones recaps. I'm joined, as always, by Ser Lockett, who still offers the GRRM perspective even though the series has gone off-book. Before we get started, last week a couple of people asked why I'd come down so hard on Margaery, and to be honest, that is an excellent question. She hasn't committed a fraction of the crimes Cersei has, and in many ways has been a victim of the game. But my issue with her is entirely a personal one. As a mom whose daughter has been dealing with a group of mean girls for the past three years, I noted quite a similarity between Margaery and the queen bee of the group, who has been tormenting my daughter and many other girls for a few years now. Margaery is a loathsome social climber, a woman with no emotional ties to anyone but her brother, who will marry and befriend purely if it helps her social status, and will claw her way through and over anyone who gets in the way. When she and her fellow worker bees were badgering Cersei last season, and ganging up on her the way these girls gang up on my daughter and others at lunchtime, I instantly despised her, and I've never stopped. So no, from the outside perspective, Margaery certainly doesn't deserve our wrath in quite the same way as Cersei. As my mental representative of all the little bullying mean girls I've had to deal with over the past few years, I want Margaery pushed off a short pier into a very deep, concrete ravine. Ahem.
- Davos apologizing to the others for what they’re about to see as he draws Jon’s sword is classic, and a perfect line for that character.
- The showrunners really want to be a bit more sparing with their deus ex machinas. Brienne riding to the rescue last week was great, but the wildlings’ appearance at Castle Black was so utterly predictable you could have set your watch to it. I found myself thinking “I wonder how many blows they’ll get on that door before Edd returns with Tormund?” Which isn’t to say it wasn’t a thrilling sequence, just that it’s not necessarily a good pattern to fall into.
- It’s official: crushing skulls is the Mountain’s preferred method of killing. Dude doesn’t even need a sword.
- “Next time I have an idea like that, punch me in the face” is my other favourite Tyrion line of the episode, though “Don’t eat the help!” is pretty good too.
- I’m REALLY happy they cut away from Walda when the hounds attack, but the sound effects were almost as bad as seeing it.
Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:31 pm
What do you Think About Gratuity Free?
Posted on 1 May 2016 | 4:56 pm
PalaeoIndian Points Fitted with Foreshafts
|Lashing the points in place with gut|
|The knapped reproductions with reference drawings|
|Softening the spruce gum and|
red ochre pitch on the stove
|The points hafted in their foreshafts|
|Forming the rawhide sockets|
|A dried rawhide socket (left) and the matching scarf joint on a foreshaft (right)|
|The foreshafts in place while the sockets dry|
Photo Credits: Tim Rast
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 2:26 pm
Voters may want campaign-donation limits, but how much does it matter?
Posted on 30 April 2016 | 1:12 am
Disney Bound! #DisneySMMC
Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:01 pm
CycloFest: A celebration of cycling
With over 600 kilometers of bike paths in the National Capital Region, it’s easy to leave the car at home and hop on your bike. From the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River Pathway and everything in between, Ottawa and Gatineau are great places for a ride. And how great is this? The cities of […]
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:00 pm
When you look, you see
I was going to write up a wee story, a true story, of how someone we know donned a dark dress, drove out to a visitation, got lost (or thought she did), was almost overcome by road rage, and THEN realized it wasn’t Wednesday like I, er, she, had thought. It was Tuesday. Sigh. Instead, […]
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 2:37 pm
New Frontiers In Journalism
Posted on 3 May 2016 | 5:09 pm
C225: Dead as a Doornail
I live-tweeted it, sort of.
After sponsor Cathay Wagantall blathered on about how carefully her bill was written to ensure it had zero zip nada effect on abortion -- choking up theatrically in the process -- Bill (The Liar) Blair, former top cop in Toronto and now MP and parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice, spoke.
Blair pointed out that judges have, and have used, discretion in applying Canada's sensible notion of "aggravating factors" in sentencing people who assault or kill pregnant people. In other words, this bill is not necessary.
Blair: focus on domestic violence. (I'm hating this. Why couldn't some other Lib be saying this stuff.) #c225— Fern Hill (@fernhilldammit) May 2, 2016
After Blair, Murray Rankin (NDP), David Graham (LPC), and Sheila Malcolmson (NDP) stated their opposition to the bill. All pointed to the need for more focus on domestic violence.
Fetus freaks and CPC MPs, Michael Cooper and Garnett Genuis (corrected name; thanks to Joyce in the comments) spoke in favour, mainly whingeing about "justice," which we know means "vengeance" in these people's mouths.
So, with the Liberals and NDP opposed, there is no chance C225 will pass.
On Twitter, I tried to engage supporters (who were using the hashtag #MollyMatters) to answer my question: How exactly does adding a charge for harming or killing a fetus "protect" anyone?
More blathering about justice, but the nearest I got to a coherent answer was "deterrence."
Problem with that is deterrence doesn't work to prevent crime.
Underlying #C225 is the nonsensical notion that person contemplating violence says to self: "Whoa, extra charge for pregnancy! Better not!"— Fern Hill (@fernhilldammit) May 2, 2016
There will be more debate and a vote, but C225 is dead as a doornail.
Previous posts on C225:
Exploiting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights
Vengeance--and More--Drives "Unborn Victims" Law
Nope, This "Preborn Victims" Law Won't Pass Either.
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 10:29 am
Last month Grade 4 constructed the Alberta provincial crest out of clay.
The students did a terrific job and they were quite proud of them. Great tie in with social studies.
Now you could adapt this to fit whatever province you are in.
- 1 box of low fire clay, buffstone or white for each class
- fabric mats, optional (if you work a lot with clay this are handy to have)
- rolling pin
- wooden skewer, penny nail
- small cup of water
- reference photos of the crest
- glazes or acrylic paint depending on what finish you want
I pre roll all the slabs for the class.
Cut a 1inch thick slice off the clay block, place on your fabric mat and roll to about 3/4's of an inch even thickness.
I will place these on a garbage bag that I have cut open, (down 1 side and across the bottom. I usually have mine on a cart as I'm moving from room to room. I can get 6 or 8 on the top of the cart. I then fold over the end of the garbage bag to cover the slabs and put another layer on top.
I will pre roll all I need for a morning or afternoon and the plastic garbage bag keeps the clay soft.
In the classroom each student gets a mat, a wooden skewer, a nail, and they share a small cup of water (every 2 kids).
We look at our reference material, I draw out the shape of the crest on the board and then I get them to first trace the shape using their finger onto the slab.
I like to check them before they cut to ensure the size is large enough and that the shape is good.
If they need to trace it out again just rub a little water on the surface to smooth out the 1st attempt.
Using the nail cut out the shape.
I get them to dip their finger in water and smooth the edges.
Using the skewer we lightly divide our shape into 3 sections.
I stress lightly as we don't want to cut our shape, it's just a line on the surface of the clay.
I asked them to make the middle section the largest as we have a lot to fit in there.
We start at the top of the design and work our way down.
For the cross we cut a long strip. I remind them that we use the nail for cutting and the stick for scratching.
By now they are very used to my 'scratch, scratch, water, water' chant but we say out loud a few times to remind everyone.
To attach the strip we make surface scratches (scoring) both on the crest and the strip. (scratch, scratch)
We then dip our finger in the water and rub a little on the scratches. (water,water)
I tell the kids you then get the scratches to kiss and that is how we glue one piece of clay to another.
The kiss analogy works great, they never forget it.
Cut 2 little strips for the rest of the cross.
Continue working through the sections using the 'scratch, scratch, water, water' method to add your pieces.
With the mountains you can make it all in one piece or indvidual ones.
For the wheat stalks I showed them 2 methods.
- cut a strip and scratch on the kernels or
- form each kernel seperately and add or
When finished we gently turned over in our hands ( a partner can help) and scratch our name and year onto the bottom.
Set clay crests aside somewhere on paper towels to dry out undisturbed.
I tend to use the tops of the bookcases in the library.
Depending on your climate the clay will dry out in 1-2 weeks. To check hold it up to your cheek. I find clay is always a bit cold even when dry but if it feels damp give it more time.
Do the bisque fire when dry. You can then paint using clay glazes (I love Mayco Stroke and Coat) or acrylic paint.
If you choose glaze it will need to be fired a second time.
Great job Grade 4!
Posted on 26 February 2016 | 12:13 am
Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread
This Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread is a great addition to your dinner table. In about 1 hour you can have fresh baked bread to serve alongside your soups, stews or casseroles. Easy and delicious! – – – – – – – If you love fresh bread served with your meals, quick breads are your best friend! In one hours time you can prepare, bake and have warm fresh bread on your table. Can’t beat that! Quick breads are breads that don’t require yeast, and instead use leaveners, so there is no need for kneading and waiting for the dough to rise. They’re the easiest kind of bread to make. So when you’re pressed for time and just want fresh, warm bread for your dinner table you can have it. Just stir together some simple ingredients, bake it for an hour and you’ve got fresh bread ready to devour! I love quick breads so much that I make them quite often, and I like to play with the ingredients to suit our meals. But this Jalapeno Cheddar Quick Bread is our favourite thus far. It’s moist, cheesy and spicy, making it perfect to serve with chili or ribs or dipped in soup! For […]
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:08 pm
Great Ocean Walk – A Beautiful Way to Experience the Twelve Apostles
We had always wanted to see Australia's Great Ocean Road, but we had no idea that you could do a Great Ocean Walk instead! At first we were worried that we'd be missing out. Would a scenic drive be better? Would we be missing a lot of the stunning coast? Wouldn't we be better off [...]
Read the original post Great Ocean Walk – A Beautiful Way to Experience the Twelve Apostles on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:26 pm
It’s Not THAT Personal
Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:14 pm
WW#398 - Wind turbines
Posted on 28 April 2016 | 4:55 am