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To find happiness, come to Montreal
August 2, 2010 – 4:04 pm | Comments Off on To find happiness, come to Montreal
To find happiness, come to Montreal

Looking for hap­pi­ness? Lonely Planet says, “Come to Montreal.”

The Australia-​​based travel guide com­pany recently pub­lished a list of the World’s 10 Happiest Places, and the city of Montreal — described as “clean, wel­com­ing

Happy Victoria Day!
May 24, 2010 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Happy Victoria Day!
Happy Victoria Day!

It’s Victoria Day here in Canada today.

For most Canadians, the hol­i­day is the unof­fi­cial start of sum­mer, with bar­be­cues, beach pic­nics, or week­ends at the lake (at least if the weather cooperates).

But …

Get to know your city on a “Jane’s Walk” May 1 – 2
April 26, 2010 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Get to know your city on a “Jane’s Walk” May 1 – 2
Get to know your city on a “Jane’s Walk” May 1 – 2

Put on your walk­ing shoes!

If you’re new to Canada (or even if you’ve lived here for a while), here’s a chance to get acquainted with your home city and get some fresh air at …

Political correctness: More American or Canadian?
March 19, 2010 – 7:05 am | Comments Off on Political correctness: More American or Canadian?
Political correctness: More American or Canadian?

Before I moved to Canada, I used to think that the U.S. had the monop­oly on polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness. At least in New England where I lived, every­one wishes you “Happy Holidays,” instead of “Merry Christmas” …

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 …