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Speaking Canadian English: Sled vs. Sledge
March 15, 2010 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Speaking Canadian English: Sled vs. Sledge
Speaking Canadian English: Sled vs. Sledge

Yesterday, when I attended the Canada-​​Sweden sledge hockey game dur­ing the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, I got to won­der­ing about the word “sledge.”

In the United States, we had a sled, but …

Getting acquainted with Canadian design
March 1, 2010 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Getting acquainted with Canadian design
Getting acquainted with Canadian design

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics have been a bonanza for peo­ple who want to learn more about Canada (read more here, here, and here).

And even though the Olympics have closed, some arts and cul­tural …

What the world is saying about Canada
February 24, 2010 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on What the world is saying about Canada
What the world is saying about Canada

With the world’s atten­tion focused on the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, com­men­ta­tors every­where are talk­ing about Canada — Canadian life and cul­ture, how Canada com­pares to the U.S., and more.

Here’s a sampling:

Forbes​.com

Vancouver 2010 Olympics aren’t just about sports
February 10, 2010 – 7:15 am | Comments Off on Vancouver 2010 Olympics aren’t just about sports
Vancouver 2010 Olympics aren’t just about sports

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, which open this Friday, February 12, the action isn’t all on the snow or ice.

The region is also host­ing the 2010 Cultural Olympiad — a …

Groundhog Wiarton Willie predicts winter’s still here
February 3, 2010 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Groundhog Wiarton Willie predicts winter’s still here
Groundhog Wiarton Willie predicts winter’s still here

Groundhog Day may not be an offi­cial hol­i­day in Canada, but the coun­try does have sev­eral ground­hogs who fore­cast the weather every year on February 2nd.

According to leg­end, if the ground­hog sees his shadow …