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Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada History: Dec. 1, 1969: Cash and convenience finally meet

In the “good old days” if you needed cash, you had to make to the bank during their relatively limited public hours Monday to Friday. Forget weekends, or after hours, if you ran short it was too bad. So it» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

History Canada: June 14, 1919, the first non-stop transatlantic flight

In 1919, even though there had been many advances in aircraft as a result of the First World War, the aircraft industry was still very much in its infancy. With no lack of daring, people all over were challenging the» 

Society

Misplaced outrage over swastika

It’s not Nazi, it’s not even German An old ship’s anchor mounted in a park in a Quebec town just west of the island of Montreal, has caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The anchor bears an embossed swastika on» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) today

Probably a lot of people aren’t aware of the Christian calendar day today as Shrove Tuesday. That’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, which is a period of fasting, (or at least reduced eating with no» 

International, Society

Canadian to race Formula 1

He’s young and he’s hot, and now it’s official, Lance Stroll who just turned 18 in October, has signed to race Formula 1 in 2017. After a stunning season in Formula 3, it was announced today that the young Canadian» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

You are what you tweet

It appears Canadians are more polite than Americans Two PhD candidates at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, studied “geo-linguistic” differences, between two countries where English is the primary language, and were among the first to conduct such research. Daniel Schmidtke»