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Quebec City | Birthplace of French Canada

Quebec City | Birthplace of French Canada

I don’t know where Alex went, but I think he just went off and joined the army. Orders in English, Alex? Hey? [Translation] Are they in English, Alex? In French. In French? Yes Squeeze the trigger. Cover your ears. Fire Wow Excellent Good morning, Vagabuddies. Welcome back. Right now it is a beautiful morning in …

Explorers and Natives – Canadian History #1

Explorers and Natives – Canadian History #1

We should start things off by me telling you that I’m no historian. I might get things wrong, or I might embellish some facts. So let’s treat this as if we’re friends meeting at the bar telling war stories. That being said any fact-checking that you do have, please leave them down in the comments …

How the CN Tower was Built

How the CN Tower was Built

For almost 50 years, the CN Tower has dominated the skyline here in Toronto, Canada as one of the tallest communication towers ever built, and as one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century. Standing at just over 553 m, the tower opened to the public in the summer of 1976 as the …

Climate alarmists are all hypocrites

In Davos Switzerland last week Prince Charles Addressed the World Economic Forum and outlined a 10-point plan to help the global economy become more sustainable Including the imposition of green taxes and investing in environmentally friendly technologies He also took time out for a photo-op with Greta Thunberg the 16-year-old darling of the left Who …

History at UVic

History at UVic

I like history so much because it is much more than just a list of, you know, names, and dates, and treaties. What it really is, is a collect of stories of everyone that has ever come before us, and the lives they live, that were very much like our own, really. As a person …

Advocacy Idea

Advocacy Idea

I just don’t know what to do anymore. Has the pan-Canadian framework got you down again? Actually, yes. Dave, I have colleagues on leave, colleagues who have quit or are on the verge of quitting. In some cases I honestly believe that employment standards are being violated. Some trainers are overstepping their coaching roles. What …

The Most Expensive Mistake In The Region’s History

The Most Expensive Mistake In The Region’s History

We are about to make the most expensive mistake in our region’s history. Surrey’s light rail plan will be a waste of taxpayers money. Its sky-high operating costs will put a strain on our region’s funds for decades to come. Unlike other light rail systems, the Surrey-Newton-guildford light rail will have no grade separation and …