There are places in North America where you can stand in Canada and the US simultaneously. A massive, historic home straddles Stanstead, Quebec and Plain, Vermont, for example. You can enter the house from both countries.
When I make a complaint, if it’s not about the weather, I say “I’m sorry”. Most of my complaints are about the weather.
My maternal grandfather, who died when my Mom was ten years old, relied on rations during the Second World War. We recently found a ration coupon booklet with many of the little tickets still intact.
All Canadians know about the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series in which the NHL proved its supremacy via Paul Henderson’s last minute goal. In 1974, the upstart WHA took on the Russians with a different outcome. The World Hockey Association was attempting to prove it was as good as the National Hockey League and better than the Russians. …
Our country turns 150 this year but parts of it are much older than that. In fact, if you talk to Canada’s indigenous people, they’ll remind you that this sesquicentennial marks 150 years of colonialism, not confederation. But I digress.
Did you hear the new, updated Ontario anthem? Did you even know we had an unofficial, provincial anthem? It was a song from a movie and I remember learning it in school.
If I had unlimited funds, and no need to work, I would travel, travel and travel. To me, travel means exploring and finding out where the locals spend their time. Avoiding tourist traps as much as possible. Visiting museums and finding out-of-the-way places to stop and look around. And without fail, every time I come …
I’ll never tell you who I vote for and I’ll never ask you that question. But this excruciatingly long federal election campaign will come to an end before we know it and it will be time to make a choice.
I can only imagine how frustrated some backwards Americans are these days. And that thought makes me grin with glee.
Failing some sort of unforeseen and major gaffe, Justin Trudeau will become Prime Minister of this country. I believe it and there’s a lot of evidence to back up the prediction that he’s on his way to the top job.
Last Friday morning, judgment day for Joe Fontana, The Big Show on 98.1 Free-FM had a bit of fun with the Mayor’s plight. Actually, our verdict wheel was a lot of fun and it even got us some ink in The National Post. Everyone who spun got a can of Italian Wedding soup and I …
Did you hear about the 3 wannabe Canadians who don’t want to pledge allegiance to the Queen? They claim it’s against their rights. What rights?!?!? Grrrrr. It’s the subject of this week’s Brandt’s Randt.
I am a good Canadian but I still reserve the right to bitch about the cold!
This weekend I’m going on a cross-border shopping excursion. I very rarely do this. Sometimes when we pop over the border to visit with our good friend Eddie I make Derek stop at Target so I can get Downy Wrinkle Releaser (not sold in Canada) and stroll the aisles but that’s about it.
Honey, you don’t look a day over 125.
When our ancestors decided to settle in Canada they left a legacy for the rest of us to complain about the weather. And here we go with some very whine-worthy conditions!
London has been named the 11th most Canucky city in Canada. A think tank at the University of Toronto called The Martin Prosperity Institute ranked 144 cities based on particularly Canadian criteria and by doing so they’re attempting to make Canucky an actual word.