Archives for the month of: December, 2013

Charlie Angus has the reactionary blues.

The musician and NDP member of Parliament has released a new song with his band, Grievous Angels, shining a light on what he sees as the “low lights” of the year in politics.

He calls Harper Conservatives “Thatcher’s ugly children.”


They’re melting down the ice caps And raising up the trolls.
Putting shutters on the windows And burning all the notes.
The climate bell is ringing
But they’ve turned it back to snooze. I’m here a-singing the reactionary blues.
There’s a war you never heard of
Better join the big parade
Or they’ll cut off all your funding
That’s how they play the game.
We ain’t in this all together or don’t you watch the news
They want you all singing the reactionary blues.

They’re Thatcher’s ugly children
And their world is black and white.
They’re hunting down the rainbow
And spoiling for a fight.
They’ll put you in a message box
Where nothing is really true
Leave you there a singing the reactionary blues.

It’s about pressing all the buttons
And turning all the screws
It’s about a Third World in the Northland
Where the children always lose
The fat cats are feasting on your future
Like they always do
While you’re left a singing the reactionary blues.

I saw a Maple leaf a-flying
That wasn’t ripped or torn
I saw a world that needed healing
Where little dreams were born.
It’s gonna take a lot of effort
To rebuild all the things they blew
And we’ll never sing again
The reactionary blues

No I don’t want no more
of your reactionary blues.


World’s first photo of a hockey team; the McGill University team in Montreal, 1881




A video that was focused on a “rubbing tree” visited by a variety of wildlife through day and night

It provides incredible insight into animal activity when humans weren’t around.


It looks like some kind of dance. I guess their itch just got un-bearable!

Despite their reputation as territorial hot-heads, bears in the wild actually possess a complex social structure that can make them seem downright charming. Meeting around a prized scratching post for some much-needed itch relief offers the animals an opportunity to familiarize themselves, easing tension while forming important kinship bonds

Sometimes, bears will even help each other out with those hard-to-reach places.


Among group animals, building a healthy social network means grooming. Though it can take on many forms, these kindly gestures of camaraderie serve an important role in the building of relationships, maintenance of good hygiene, and easing of tensions between members of a pack — and when done properly, it can be downright adorable.

The Montreal Botanical Garden (French: Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising 75 hectares (190 acres) of thematic gardens and greenhouses. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008 as it is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world due to the extent of its collections and facilities.



Orphaned bear cub gets the gift of life

A tiny orphaned bear cub in the Kootenays got the gift of life for Christmas. The malnourished bruin had likely been wandering alone for months, scavenging just enough to survive, but with the winter snow, death was fast approaching. For a black bear cub about 10 months old, it should have weighed about 70 pounds.

The bear, nicknamed “Tinsel,” shared food with the chickens for five days.


When it slipped under a chain-link fence and into a chicken coop in the Kootenay town of Midway last week, it weighed about 20 pounds.

Midway resident Miranda Charles found the cub coexisting with her chickens, which seemed to be in a giving mood. For five days the bear shared the chickens’ feed.








Before dawn, a brilliant full moon illuminates the snowy landscape of Churchill, Manitoba, home to an arctic fox. The fox’s coat changes colour with the seasons; as the snow melts it begins to turn greyish brown.



Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of Vancouver, British Columbia’s most popular tourist attractions. The reason is simple, there are so many things to see and do! Just minutes from the bustle of downtown Vancouver.




Welcome to Canada


Cat in the snow


Farted snow


Hot flashes




Parking in


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