Category Archives: Canada

A New Country, an Old Country

You will always remem­ber this day.” said Judge Anne-Marie Kaines. A tall and impres­sive fig­ure of author­i­ty, she talked about the tra­di­tion that Cana­di­ans have of vol­un­teerism, of sac­ri­fice and car­ing for oth­ers, whether we know them or they are strangers. She invoked Ter­ry Fox — whose stat­ue was only a few hun­dred meters away […]

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Canadian Citizenship

If there was ever some­thing that was going to get me updat­ing this blog again, it would have to be some­thing like this. In less from 24 hours from now, Pam and I will be Cana­di­an cit­i­zens. We have been request­ed to appear at about 8AM tomor­row morn­ing at the Immi­gra­tion offices in Yale­town where I took […]

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Happy Canada Day 2010!

It’s that day of the  year again, when we all wear red and white T‑shirts with Cana­da on them, head down to Granville Island to get tem­po­rary maple leaf tat­toos and cel­e­brate Cana­da Day (or as it was orig­i­nal­ly called, Domin­ion Day). Thanks to Heather for some pho­tos of us in our regalia (well, the […]

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Google Nexus Phone Joins the List of Technologies Not Available in Canada

I know, I know, I should­n’t even be sur­prised, but once again, Google tells Cana­da to wait. Just like they did with the Street-lev­­el view in maps and Google Voice (which still isn’t here).  The Kin­dle is now avail­able in Cana­da, but with­out the key fea­ture (for me, at least) of a built-in brows­er. The […]

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Good-bye to the Oughts

While the past year has been good, I must admit that I’m in com­plete agree­ment with those like Time Mag­a­zine, who dubbed the first 10 years of 2000 as The Decade from Hell. It was a decade that belonged to Bush, whose ascen­dan­cy to the White House I have often said was the worst sin­gle […]

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