True Story by Brad J. Boudreau
Café Chat l’Heureux in Montreal is aiming to be the first cat café in North America, based on the kind you tend to see in Japan, You can donate to their Indiegogo campaign to help get them started (and pay for cat caring expenses), or just follow along on Facebook to see how they’re doing.
Canadian government burns 100+ years of environmental data, books, and public records.
Conservative government closed environmental libraries containing historic environment records. Scientists protest to no avail. Public silent.Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Quebec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg’s historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.
Wow this is truly terrifying. A major western government are actually BURNING BOOKS because they ideologically disagree with the science they can be used to help research.
why doesn’t this have more notes? people really don’t give a shit anymore do they
Fuck Harper’s government I’m sick of this shit
but lol canada is so gr8 u guise nothing bad ever happens here we’re so peaceful
(canada is actually incredibly racist and has some major problems going on right now, and this argument is used by canadians to IGNORE what harper and his gov’t are doing so they don’t have to face reality. it makes me sick sometimes)
While I’m on the topic of being furiously angry anyway.
The Lone Ranger (2013 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tonto also points out that Collins, one of the rangers, betrayed Dan and is working with Cavendish, whom Tonto suspects is a “wendigo”.
The Comanche are a Plains Indian tribe whose historic territory, known as Comancheria, consisted of present day eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas.
The wendigo is part of the traditional belief systems of various Algonquian-speaking tribes in the northern United States and Canada, most notably the Ojibwe and Saulteaux, the Cree, the Naskapi, and the Innu people.
Not to mention the whole theme of the wendigo is cold and death by starvation in harsh winters.
I’m sure the Comanche had their own word for “horrific cannibal people”, there’s no need to insert the word “wendigo” into every single thing that involves Native Americans.
Granted, I’m not particularly surprised by movie moguls screwing up native culture again and again, but this one would have been such an easy one to fix, come on.
On the other hand, this reminds me of an amazing wendigo short comic I read some time back about a man who’s the only survivor of a plane crash in the northern wilderness, and who struggles with starvation while waiting for rescue. I can’t for the life of me remember the artist or the title, though. Anybody know it?
We be stylin’ all up in Canada.
A year later, flesh-eating victim living life to the fullest
The Canadian Press
Date: Wednesday Jun. 20, 2012 7:40 AM ET
Imagine brushing your teeth, jumping into bed to sleep as usual, then waking up the next morning without arms or legs.
That’s what happened to Cyndi Desjardins, a 44-year-old mother of two young children who lost her limbs to flesh-eating disease last year.
"It was the darkest moment of my life, but I realized I could come to terms with this" and recapture life with her husband and kids, Desjardins told the annual meeting of Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ont., Tuesday night.
Less than 12 months after returning home from hospital and rehabilitation, Desjardins has become a motivational public speaker, fundraiser, writer and what she terms a ‘Supermom’.
"I have no boundaries, no walls to have to jump over."
In early February 2011, Desjardins, who lives in Holland Landing north of Toronto, had a fever and a severe pain in her leg. The problems worsened and she went to hospital two days later where she was put into an induced coma.
She woke up after more than a month, and found her arms and lower legs had been amputated to stop the spread of flesh-eating disease.
Being helpless in a hospital bed, she said, was an “opportunity” to think and plan how she could find ways to be a normal mom to her kids, Cienna, then six and Liam, still an infant. She discovered that nothing works for a quad amputee: toilet, hair dryer, tooth brush.
"I learned to think differently. I learned how to approach different tasks."
She has straps to open dresser drawers. She relearned how to swim and now does 500 metres twice a week. She got an iPad and rigged a stylus to one arm stump so she could write what is now Cyndi’s Blog (http://cyndisstory.com/cyndisstory/Blog/Entries/). She learned how to drive with prosthetic limbs and got her driver’s licence back in January.
"There’s always something you can find to adapt to this world," she said. "There’s a device for everything, if you just research it."
Flesh-eating disease, a rare condition called necrotizing fasciitis, has helped her find a new purpose in her life, she said.
"I want to be celebrated for what I achieve."
Her advice to other people confronted with difficulties: Realize life is a special gift, do what you have to do now, look through the eyes of a child, and realize the power of the human spirit.
Flesh-eating disease is a bacterial infection that rapidly destroys tissue and can cause death within a day. Health Canada estimates there are 90 to 200 cases a year, 20 to 30 per cent of which are fatal.
And closing the day with obligatory Russel Peters.
That said and all patriotism aside, today is also a good day to remember the people who have been here since long before we were and who are continuing to get the short end of the stick in just about everything in this country.
Official video for “Oh Canada”, from Classified’s 2009 album ‘Self Explanatory’. Directed by Cazhmere in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Happy Canada Day, eh?