Category Archives: Canada

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised. Re-reading this […]

Julie Payette Reminds Us We Live In A Universe Based On Fact, Not Opinion

Canada’s new Governor-General (and former astronaut) Julie Payette, created some controversy after her recent remarks at a science conference where she pointed out the absurdity of politicians still using their personal opinions to debate indisputable scientific facts such as the reality of climate change and the lack of similar evidence for beliefs such as astrology. […]

First Snow of the Year – Hawksley Workman

Every year when I mark this tragic milestone, I always try to remember – do I post this during the first snow of the year that stays or do I post it the first time we have snow, even if it warms up again and all the snow melts? But this year, we’re looking at […]

Music Monday – “You know how we like to write nothing but hockey songs? Well, here’s another hockey song!”

If you’re still missing Gord Downie’s voice, his new solo record – a collection of 23 “Love Letters” to various people and places in his life, is pretty amazing and getting great reviews. A member of Facebook’s largest Tragically Hip Fan Group has also uploaded an hour and twelve minute montage of some of Gord’s […]

Vegas Golden Knights Inexplicably Just Keep Winning

Although they had a better lot than previous expansion teams, no one would’ve predicted it at the start of the season. But after not quite a month of NHL hockey, the league’s latest expansion team, The Vegas Golden Knights, have the highest winning percentage in the league. It’s probably not sustainable but then again, nobody thought […]

Hockey Night in Canada’s Gord Downie Tribute

The Hip were closely linked to hockey so it’s only fitting that HNIC has a tribute that focuses on that aspect of their impact on Canada…  

Gord Downie (1964-2017)

One of the Hip’s saddest songs, this was written after Downie’s young nephew died due to a heart ailment and famously not performed for fifteen years… Another heart-tugger, especially if you’re a parent, this one was written by Downie for his kids… The Tragically Hip song “Inevitability of Death” contains a reference to Terry Fox, […]

Friday Fun Link – Country Corner Donuts (and the Value of Immigrants) #yqr

I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a post by the good folks at Rebellion Brewing talking about a nearby donut shop which they frequent. (I love seeing locally owned businesses supporting each other like this!) That led me to a YouTube video of the donut shop’s owner which reinforced my strong belief that […]

Alex Ovechkin On Pace for 287 Goals, 0 Assists This Season

After a hat trick in his first game and four goals in his second game (two hat tricks in the first two games hasn’t been done in the NHL for 100 years!)… …Alexander Ovechkin is on pace to score 287 goals this season. (I hope I’ve got him in my hockey pool!)

The NHL Season Begins Tonight! (Moves Like Jagr)

He wasn’t in the lineup for the Flames opening night loss to the Oilers (well, to Connor McDavid who had a hat trick in a 3-0 victory).  But I’m pretty excited to see Jaromir Jagr in a Flames jersey! Watch this first if you don’t know why I’m excited… Then watch this to have a […]