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“I’m a citizen of a place that was laid right on top of another.”

I first read this piece by Denise Balkisoon on what it means to be Canadian when it came out over a month ago, and I’ve come back to it multiple times.

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound

The Manitoba Sound

Melissa Martin investigates the Manitoban accent and its roots in Indigenous languages and waves of settlers: “Manitobans don’t think about this much. Our accents aren’t famous or a point of civic pride. Unlike English speakers in New Yawk or Bawwston, we don’t often see our ways of speaking presented in pop culture media. “So we […]

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound, small

The New York Times looks into ‘Month 13’ of the 12-month private sponsorship of Syrian refugees in Canada

An excellent piece of reporting by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn in the New York Times following the experience of well-meaning Canadians and their Syrian sponsors as they move away from helping their charges through everything towards, hopefully, self-sufficiency. As expected, it’s complicated. “She and the other sponsors asked themselves: How could this be happening, […]

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound, small

fake markets

“Look at the apps on your phone right now. Are you sure you are comfortable with what’s going to happen when everyone’s running the same apps that you are?”

Posted on 23 March 2017 and filed under outbound, technology

cymbal.fm

For three years I was part of a site called “This Is My Jam.” The premise was pretty simple: you choose one song, and only one, you are truly passionate and set it on your profile, along with a few words about it. The beauty of this versus, say, Spotify is that it was a […]

Posted on 23 March 2017 and filed under music, outbound, small

Good humans who do inhumane things

Chris Edelson: “The men and women who reportedly handcuffed small children and the elderly, separated a child from his mother and held others without food for 20 hours, are undoubtedly “ordinary” people. What I mean by that, is that these are, in normal circumstances, people who likely treat their neighbors and co-workers with kindness and […]

Posted on 17 February 2017 and filed under links, outbound, small

McMansions aren’t for living in

The age of the McMansion saw the shift of the house from a place that we live in, potentially for the rest of our lives, to an asset that we are decidedly not supposed to live in forever.

Posted on 3 November 2016 and filed under articles, design, main, outbound, small

Radio and podcasts should be recognized as an art form

“We seek recognition of the Radio/Podcasting genre through thoughtful reviews, criticism, and a deeper examination of styles and trends.”

Posted on 18 October 2016 and filed under outbound, radio

How Pokemon Go is transforming downtown Prince George

Businesses and outreach groups say Pokemon Go is helping show people who’ve avoided downtown Prince George that the neighbourhood, and the people who frequent it, are nothing to be afraid of.

Posted on 27 July 2016 and filed under articles, links, main, outbound, Prince George

‘I’m digging into the roots of my adopted land’

For Canada Day, the story of Alex Cuba, a Cuban-Canadian musician living in Smithers who decided to learn some of the indigenous language of Wit’suwet’in so he could sing it when he was invited to perform on Parliament Hill.

Posted on 1 July 2016 and filed under Aboriginal, Canada, main, outbound

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