Tag Archives: Canada

Today – Summer Solstice – is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important day in Canada, one in which Indigenous peoples celebrate their heritage and non-Indigenous Canadians are encouraged to reflect on the critical importance of turning around the devastation the effects of colonialism have had … Continue reading

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Outrage from a Canadian: a rant

I try pretty hard not to rant on this blog.  I understand that not everyone feels the same way about everything, and that’s a reality we all live with.  I try to show respect for some level of differences of … Continue reading

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Celebrating winter, snow, and the Canadian outlook that sees us through it!

Winter has arrived in eastern Canada. It took a while to really make its presence known, to make it abundantly clear that, yes, it was here and it was planning to stay. Western Canada, you definitely got an early start … Continue reading

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How to be an ally when we just aren’t sure what to do

In Canada, aside from the urgent threats from climate change (witness this week’s devastating floods and landslides in heat- and fire-ravaged British Columbia) and never-ending COVID, ensuring that the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report are acted upon in … Continue reading

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Women making history during a global pandemic

I know that Halloween rules this weekend, and hopefully treat-or-treaters everywhere will be able to costume up and get out and gather bags of treats. However, I just discovered yesterday that along with Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween, October in … Continue reading

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Map Monday: election results and cartograms

Canadian politics flies under the radar screen for most of the world, but Canadians are all well aware that we just completed a 5-week snap election last week. It’s been a while since Map Monday looked at cartograms, but it … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day has a new name

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a day for all Canadians to reflect on Canada’s long and painful history of the Residential School System, of forcibly removing Indigenous children from their homes and taking them to Residential Schools far … Continue reading

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Emancipation Day comes to Canada

There’s so much happening in our little corner of Canada this weekend. You might say that in New Brunswick we are being emancipated from the emergency restrictions put in place to combat COVID.  Starting yesterday, the province that cut off … Continue reading

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