Category Archives: Uncategorized

18 May
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Funeral services postponed for Calgarian who went missing for three weeks

The family of Simpson Van Der Linden, 34, is waiting until a future date to hold a memorial service after his body was discovered last week. Van Der Linden made headlines in May when he mysteriously went missing after returning ...

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18 May
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Canadians mourn loss of beloved RCAF pilot

The Royal Canadian Air Force is mourning the loss of one of its pilots, Captain Jennifer Casey, after a tragic plane over the weekend.  The death happened during an exhibition fly over by the Canadian Snowbirds, the RCAF’s aerobatic stunt ...

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17 Apr
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Canadians are keen with the Queen, but not with her family

As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Canada officially acknowledges Queen Elizabeth’s position as monarch and Head of all 54 member states.  Yet, Canadians aren’t fully sold on the role of the Royal Family in the lives of North ...

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08 Jan
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The changing face of Canadian diplomats, policymakers

From what you’ve seen, how is Canada’s multiculturalism received abroad? This is one of those funny anecdotes. I was at an event hosted by the Pakistan High Commission here in Ottawa. I met someone new, who shook my hand and ...

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15 Sep
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Getting to know Canada’s nonprofit sector: why we need better data

Did you know that we can tell how many eggs are produced and how many asphalt roofing tiles are manufactured each month in Canada, but we don’t know how many charities and nonprofits there are?  Unfortunately, knowledge about the composition ...

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15 Sep
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Best food tours in Canada

There are many ways to seek insights into a country’s identity. It could be through art, music or even fashion, but the tastiest way to understand a culture is through their food. As a nation of diversity, Canada’s flavours are ...

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01 Aug
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CARBON PRICING IN CANADA

Carbon pricing is an effort by government to raise the cost – by taxes or by regulation – of carbon-based fossil fuels, in the hope of reducing their use, thereby limiting greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. In 2016, ...

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01 Aug
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CANADA’S CHANGING FEDERAL COMMUNITY

The Canadian federation has evolved, and it continues to change in a number of important ways. This needs to be better understood and appreciated. By almost every meaningful measure, we are not the same country we were a few decades ...

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30 Jun
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Canadian Clothing

Clothing The colonization of eastern Canada began with the French in the 17th century. For some years, these settlers depended for clothing on what they brought with them. New garb was expensive and the only clothing available was ready-made garments ...

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28 Jun
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Canadian Industry

Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing a selection of my favourite stats and feats from my new book Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts & Figures (in stores now!). If you enjoy trivia, particularly Canadian ...

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