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Are Canadians really nicer than Americans?
August 18, 2011 – 9:20 am | One Comment
Are Canadians really nicer than Americans?

Are Canadians really nicer than Americans?

That’s the ques­tion that USA Today writer Jayne Clark asked recently. And her conclusion?

After spend­ing a week in Atlantic Canada and out­lin­ing three instances where she expe­ri­enced “the …

Thanksgiving: What’s different in Canada?
November 25, 2010 – 1:35 pm | 6 Comments
Thanksgiving: What’s different in Canada?

In honor of American Thanksgiving Day, Canadian Living mag­a­zine has posted a quiz: How do Canadian Thanksgiving feasts dif­fer from American Thanksgivings?

I’ve found that the meals them­selves are fairly sim­i­lar — turkey, stuff­ing, gravy,

The Canada-​​US Frito-​​Lay chips bag saga
November 21, 2010 – 10:01 am | 2 Comments
The Canada-​​US Frito-​​Lay chips bag saga

Are Canadians more con­cerned about the envi­ron­ment than their neigh­bors south of the border?

Here’s the story:

Snack food giant Frito-​​Lay intro­duced a new com­postable chip bag in both Canada and the U.S. made from …

It’s Remembrance Day, and Canadians are wearing poppies
November 11, 2010 – 1:05 am | One Comment
It’s Remembrance Day, and Canadians are wearing poppies

November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada.

Last year, we blogged about “Why is every­one wear­ing pop­pies?” to explain Canada’s Remembrance Day traditions:

A national pub­lic hol­i­day, Remembrance Day is cel­e­brated at the …

Speaking Canadian: But do you speak Ottawan?
November 8, 2010 – 11:26 am | 4 Comments
Speaking Canadian: But do you speak Ottawan?

Most Americans, Brits, Australians, or other English-​​speakers who move to Canada assume that they’ll be able to under­stand Canadian English.

In fact, before we relo­cated to Canada from the U.S., it didn’t occur to me …