A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Archive for the ‘Canada’ Category

[NEWS] Five migration links: Canada, Latin America, DREAMers, Québec, LGBTQ refugees

leave a comment »

  • A Canadian proposal at the NAFTA negotiations to liberalize migration across borders got shot down by the US.
  • Latin American governments have recently called for a radical liberalization of migration law worldwide.
  • Canada is in a potential position to take advantage of the DREAMers, if they are forced to leave.
  • Québec premier Philippe Couillard wants to encourage Anglos to move back to the province. Global News reports.
  • The resettlement of LGBTQ refugees is especially complicated. VICE reports.
Advertisements

Written by Randy McDonald

September 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm

[PHOTO] Grave of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Cavendish Cemetery, PEI

leave a comment »

Grave of Lucy Maud Montgomery #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #lmmontgomery #grave #latergram

This grave is the end to innumerable secular pilgrimages.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto notes: air conditioning, Kent Monkman, ISIS at Canadian Tire, minimum wage

leave a comment »

  • In this unseasonably warm September, Toronto tenants need more air conditioning than some landlords provide. The Toronto Star reports.
  • NOW Toronto notes the launch of a new Kent Monkman canvas, this one depicting a Dutch-Iroquois treaty signing.
  • The bizarre story of an ISIS supporter who tried to attack people at a Canadian Tire store is getting more bizarre. The Toronto Star reports.
  • There is a possibility the Ontario minimum wage increase could hurt employment outside of well-off Toronto. The Globe and Mail reports.

Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos of the Cavendish Cemetery, Cavendish, PEI

leave a comment »

The Cavendish Cemetery, on the southwest corner of the intersection of routes 6 and 13, is famous around the world as the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery rests in eternal peace. Alongside her are buried many of her relatives, including her mother and her maternal grandparents, MacNeills all. A sign at the entrance asks visits not to leave artificial flowers.

Approaching Cavendish Cemetery #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #latergram

Graves of MacNeills #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #lmmontgomery #macneill #grave #latergram

Entrance #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishcemetery #lmmontgomery #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

September 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

[NEWS] Five science and technology links: Darjeeling tea, Fitbits, cannabis, PrEP, Planet Nine

leave a comment »

  • Climate change is making the famous tea of Darjeeling much more difficult to come by. VICE reports.
  • Wired notes Fitbits are useful tracking devices for scientists engaged in studies, too. (I always wear mine.)
  • I entirely approve of this new Niagara College program. Why not legalize and professionalize cannabis agriculture?
  • This VICE interview with bringing the Truvada needed for inexpensive PrEP across the border into Canada is of note.
  • A new study suggests that Planet Nine, if it exists, was likely not captured by the young sun but formed here. Universe Today reports.

[PHOTO] Nine photos of the Haunted Woods Trail, Cavendish, PEI

leave a comment »

The Haunted Woods Trail is one of the major trails extending from the Green Gables house. This one extends east, into a patch of second-growth forest that has grown up on farmland abandoned since the National Park’s creation in the early 20th century, on lands that–we are told, by signposts–are marked by the historic presence of Montgomery.

Haunted Woods Trail (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (6) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (7) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (8) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

Haunted Woods Trail (9) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #hauntedwoodstrail #greengables

[URBAN NOTE] Four notes about changing cities in Canada: Hamilton, Edmonton, Cornwall, Antigonish

leave a comment »

  • Hamilton’s Christ Church is striving for continued viability, in part through selling off vacant land for condos. Global News reports.
  • Edmonton’s Accidental Beach, a byproduct of construction berms on the North Saskatchewan River, has gone viral. Global News reports.
  • Meagan Campbell of MacLean’s looks at how the refugee crisis did, and did not, effect the garlic festival of border city Cornwall.
  • The successful integration of a Syrian refugee family of chocolatiers in the Nova Scotia town of Antigonish is nice. The Toronto Star carries the story.