Toronto throughout the centuries
Beware when paying with credit card these days: your VISA card my be declined: VISA service is down nationwide in Canada
TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank report Visa service disruption nationwide (via Global News | TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank report Visa service disruption nationwide)
Fred Herzog’s colour photographs of Vancouver in 1960-s
Canada’s flawed bill: Our $20 bill depicts a non-native maple species. What else is wrong with it?
When it unveiled its new paperless, plasticized $20 bills in May 2012, the Bank of Canada touted its high-tech anti-counterfeiting technology. “This new $20 note fits the bill,” they said. Ha ha! Nice pun. Too bad they didn’t mention that little problem with them melting. There have been other complaints too. The Post‘s Steve Murray investigates.
Col. Chris Hadfield’s stunning view of snow-covered Canada from the Space Station
In the lead-up to New Year’s Eve, Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield grabbed his camera and staked out a spot in the viewing cupola of the International Space Station hoping to glimpse his home country in winter and maybe spot some faint sparkles of New Year’s fireworks emanating from Earth. He only left Earth on Dec. 19, blasting off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a Russian-built Soyuz capsule bound for a five-month mission. A veteran of two space shuttle missions, in March Col. Hadfield is slated to become the space station’s first Canadian commander. (Chris Hadfield @Cmdr_Hadfield/NASA)
Spectacle of the City Hall Opening Ceremony in 1965.
Зомби-апокалипсис в Торонто
Не знаю, как у вас, а у нас апокалипсис полным ходом. Не соврали майя, не зря вонял интернет,…
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Snow storm in Burnaby, BC
Stanley Park Be-In 1970
Somewhere on the very edge of this crowd is the 5 year old me, my 2 year old sister and my horrified square parents who just wanted to go to the park for a nice picnic.
Why we arrested a man after he told kids Santa wasn’t real: Police on the Kingston Grinch
It’s the most egregious Christmas crime: telling a child that the man in red isn’t real. This weekend, a 24-year-old Kingston, Ont., man filtered his way through the city’s annual Santa Claus parade, announcing the “truth” about Santa to the festive crowds. “Arrested an intoxicated Grinch for trying to yell at kids that Santa’s not real! So misinformed. His heart must be many sizes too small!” Kingston Police media relations officer Constable Steve Koopman tweeted. He spoke to the Post’s Sarah Boesveld. (Jean Levac/Postmedia News files)
Bank of Canada to release new $20 bill
On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada will begin circulating a new $20 bill made of polymer instead of paper.
The new bill pays tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian men and women in all military conflicts and is being released just before Remembrance Day. The note features a view of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial on its back. (Handout/Bank of Canada/The Canadian Press)
Pacific Sea Nettle at Vancouver Aquarium
Sea nettles have a distinctive golden-brown bell with a reddish tint. The bell can grow to be larger than one meter (three feet) in diameter in the wild, though most are less than 50 cm across. The long, spiraling, white oral arms and the 24 undulating maroon tentacles may trail behind as far as 3.6 to 4.6m (12 to 15 feet). For humans, its sting is often irritating, but rarely dangerous.