Canada was formed in 1867 and it is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. It was born in 1867, but it didn’t become a country until April 9, 1917.
A long time ago somewhere near the Halifax waterfront, I MC’d a Canadian Medical Association convention.
I was standing there minding my own business when a British Columbia doctor approached me and said: Are you from Nova Scotia? I promptly said yes, and he said to his buddies: Gather round boys, I want you to hear this.
I note with interest that CRA recently polled Atlantic Canadians on whether they support the federal government screening potential immigrants for Canadian values before allowing them into the country.
Residents of Vancouver have soundly rejected a proposed brand for their city.
City council approved the new logo, but Mayor Gregor Robertson decreed that it will not be launched until intense criticisms from the public are addressed.
I would like to give a shout out to Jamie Lynn Quinn. She’s a teacher at Herring Cove Junior High in HRM, and you might have heard that she came up with a bold idea that the students in her Grade 8 class could do without their precious little cellphones for a week.
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