Tag: Canada

  • Oot and a boot

    New Sorels Originally uploaded by mendel I bought boots today! Sorel’s 1964 re-issues. I wanted winter boots that I could tuck jeans into that didn’t look like I was going on an Arctic expedition, and I liked these because they don’t look like modern high-tech winter boots. I figure they’re anti-fashion enough to be hip. […]

  • I expect better from the CBC.

    RCMP horses end 30 years of roaming on Parliament Hill Mounties on horseback have stopped clip-clopping about Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, quietly ending a 30-year-old Canadian tradition.[…] She added the decision was made after the RCMP’s musical ride staff realized that the public is not as accustomed to horses as it was three decades ago, when […]

  • Sioux Lookout: “drunk and dirty”

    Maybe cutting and pasting blindly from Wikipedia for your brochure is not such a great idea after all. (Here’s the edit in question.)

  • Internet 1, hit and run driver 0

    Internet 1, hit-and-run driver 0 [via ignatz]

  • brrrrrr

    Right now in Ottawa the temperature is -24 C (-11 F), but with the windchill it’s -38 C (-37 F). On the other hand, in Alert, Nunavut, it’s -20 C with no windchill. Maybe I should move up to Alert where it’s warm.

  • O Canada!

    This is so great. From eBay Canada’s payment policy: Sellers may offer to accept personal cheques, money orders, cashier’s cheques, certified cheques, Canadian Tire Money™ and other negotiable instruments. (For those going “Canadian what?”, see here.) Also, while Canadian Tire Money is permitted, cash is not. Now I want to sell things on eBay and […]

  • Yay!

    This should be good: Rick Mercer (he of This Hour has 22 Minutes‘s Talking to Americans and the Rick Mercer Report) has a blog.

  • Canada Day, and new toy!

    Candice and I have a new camera! We both had old 3-megapixel digital cameras from a while ago, but Candice‘s HP Photosmart 715 is sort of big and clunky, and my Olympus C-3040 uses SmartMedia memory which is hard to find. We decided we might as well get something better to take to Paris, so […]