31 Scary Reasons Canadians Should Reject the Risky TPP

What's wrong with the risky TPP? Modified from "What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership" (Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons).

For years, Canadians have been hearing how the risky TPP trade deal was being negotiated in secret. The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was revealed late last year, but already, the Liberal government has agreed to sign on in early February. This, stressed International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, “essentially means Canada can keep its spot at the bargaining […]

Canada Post Fakes Death to Commit Suicide

Rural Canada Post office

Contents This article contains the following sections: Money Talks: Dollars and Deceptions Transition Time: Letters versus Parcels More Services, Reasonable Prices: A Better Business Strategy Home Delivery: Thinking Outside the PO Box Madness to the Method: Fixed and Pre-Determined Results Intentional Anti-Solution: Corporate Favouritism, Privatisation Links and Sources Old news. Canada Post dropped a bomb of an announcement […]

BootsNAll to Travellers and Bloggers: Reflect on the Dark Side of Pro Travel Blogging

A woman sits at a table, typing on a laptop.

A recent newsletter from BootsNAll created quite a stir within the travel blogging community, it seems. When I first read the email, I found myself rereading certain sections to clarify what I thought was double-speak, and after I’d done, reflection over a few days prompted a Google search and a blog post. Check out The Dark Side of […]

New French River Trails Should Post Usage Rules, Safety Guidelines

Pioneer Trail, one location where usage and safety rules should be posted, first leads to this spot on Lac Clair.

We’ve lately had the pleasure of taking a lovely walk to some of French River’s beauty spots on the new multi-use trail system, stopping off Mayer Road in Noëlville to access the Lac Barbotte Lookout via Pioneer Trail. While the scenery was inspiring, colourful leaves set against a clean blue autumn sky, our enjoyment of this peaceful setting […]

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Farming in the North: The Poultry Problem

Farming in the north is more challenging, so sign on to the We Want Northern Chicken campaign to ask for fairer marketing board rules!

In the French River area as in the rest of Northern Ontario, chicken farmers (and their egg and dairy counterparts) are faced with challenges unknown to Southern neighbours, but yet must play the same game. The rule makers are concerned with profits, not food security. And so, farming in the north is more difficult than many people may […]

Occupy Toronto Gets Under Way

For Sale: 99% Of Us!

Arriving at St James Park around 2 p.m. on Sunday, onlookers at Sunday’s Occupy Toronto General Assembly would have seen an ocean of spirit fingers, as a self-described Raging Granny asserted through the human microphone, “We are involved in a new way of thinking.” Scanning the park adjacent to St James Church, located at the intersection of King […]

Bottled Water Bans Spread Across Canada

No Bottled Water!

Throughout Canada, citizens are asking for bans on bottled water, which is costly, environmentally damaging, and less regulated for safety and water quality than public water supplies. March 10 will mark the second annual Bottled Water Free Day encouraging citizens to request bottled water bans within municipalities, schools, and workplaces. Another initiative challenges municipalities to become Blue Communities. […]