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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 …

As Canadian as a Butter Tart
October 29, 2010 – 10:33 am | 8 Comments
As Canadian as a Butter Tart

Before I moved to Canada, I was a pecan pie girl.

But I’ve been trav­el­ing around Ontario recently (you can read dis­patches from my trav­els here: A Superior Travel Day and here: Going Where No …

What’s so special about a “Vancouver Special?”
September 19, 2010 – 10:10 am | Comments Off on What’s so special about a “Vancouver Special?”
What’s so special about a “Vancouver Special?”

If you’re house-​​hunting in Vancouver, you’ll likely see some houses that are mar­keted as “Vancouver Specials.”

Built in the 1960s and ‘70s, these flat-​​fronted two-​​story homes were con­structed quickly, when baby boomers and …

Is Canada a land of opportunity?
September 13, 2010 – 10:32 pm | One Comment
Is Canada a land of opportunity?

“If you were born today, which coun­try would pro­vide you the very best oppor­tu­nity to live a healthy, safe, rea­son­ably pros­per­ous, and upwardly mobile life?

That’s the ques­tion that Newsweek mag­a­zine set out to …