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When A Variety Pack Is Basically All Plain

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Or Fight Over The Last One

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When They Don’t Have The Doughnuts You Like
Chocolate with toasted coconut? Strawberry-filled with white frosting? Good luck with that.

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Heck, Even THIS GUY Thinks So
Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira admits Timmie Hos lineups are too long.

The CEO of Tim Hortons is already asking dangerous questions

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Tim Hortons coffee lid haters rejoice? The company says if you really can’t stand their flat lids, you have the option to ask for a different kind.

Tim Hortons spokesperson Michelle Robichaud said customers who are unsatisfied with the regular coffee lids could ask for better ones. “We encourage any of our guests who might prefer a dome style lid to request it when they place their order.”

The dome-style lids come on several espresso and latte drinks, which are offered in the majority of Tim’s “traditional restaurants”.

Do you think Tim Hortons’ solution is sufficient? Should the company redesign its lids?

Although There Are Some Easy Fixes To That Tims Problem

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When All That’s Left Of The Iced Capp Is Ice
You basically need a spoon to eat it.

Having To Ask For A Bagel To Be Double-Toasted To Get It Just Right
Even then, sometimes it’s still not toasted… or it’s burnt around the edges.

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The Powder From Powdered Doughnuts Is Impossible To Get Off Your Clothes

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Smile Cookies Aren’t Always So Smiley

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(But They’re Still Tooootally Worth It)
The proceeds go to local charities, hospitals and community programs across Canada.

http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/social/smile-cookies.php

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When There’s Too Little Cream Cheese…
Or WAY too much.

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It Sucks When You Haven’t Won Roll Up The Rim In A While…
 
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Or When They Don’t Give You A Roll Up The Rim Cup At All
WHY?!?!?!

 
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And The Coffee Is Pretty Decent
Although not everyone agrees.

 

 

 
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It began here …

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‘Tim Horton’ Donuts
The company’s first logo.

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Tim and Ron
Tim Horton himself, right, with billionaire businessman Ron Joyce, who co-founded the chain.

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I love donuts named after me
Horton with a box of donuts.

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That’s a lot of batter, Tim
Horton in a Timmies warehouse.

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Big smile now
Tim Hortons uniforms in the 1960s.

Pay it forward
The Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation was formed in 1974.

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Look at that wide collar
A Tim Hortons uniform from the 1970s.

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Not really all that different
A Tim Hortons location from the 1970s.

The Timbit arrives
Tim Hortons debuted the Timbit in 1976.

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80s style
Tim Hortons products from the 1980s.

Goodbye earth tones
A Tim Hortons uniform from the 1980s.

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Hello Roll Up The Rim
Timmies’ first Roll Up The Rim To Win contest launched in 1986.

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Old restaurant Interior
$1.50 for a large. Sorry, no iced cappuccino on this menu.

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The original “Fresh” ad

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Swaziland
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

Peru
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

Kenya
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

Iran
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

Ghana
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

Bulgaria
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   5

D.R. Congo
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   6

Mali
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   7

Uganda
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   10

Mexico
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   12

Lesotho
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   12

South Africa
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   13

Taiwan
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   16

U.K.
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   18

Jamaica
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   18

Thailand
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   23

Pakistan
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   27

Ukraine
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   46

Kazakhstan
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   48

India
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   55

Colombia
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   62

Ethiopia
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   63

Philippines
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   88

South Korea
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   98

Russia
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   102

Vietnam
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   139

U.S.
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   148

Haiti
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   172

China
Number of children adopted to Canada in 2010:   472

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

20. Hamilton, Ont.
19. Halifax, N.S.
18. Brampton, Ont.
17. Surrey, B.C.
16. Markham, Ont.
15. Richmond, B.C.
14. Windsor, Ont.
13. Gatineau, Que.
12. Mississauga, Ont.
11. Burnaby, B.C.
10. Kitchener, Ont.
  9. Ottawa, Ont.
  8. Winnipeg, M.B.
  7. Toronto, Ont.
  6. London, Ont.
  5. Edmonton, Alta.
  4. Regina, Sask.
  3. Saskatoon, Sask.
  2. Vancouver, B.C.
  1. Calgary, Alta.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Most Canadians would answer:
the diversity of the country
my freedom to travel around in that diversity
peaceful country
nice people, friendly
we live in a safe place, ‘unpopulated’ place
we love our values, the way we take care of our sick people
the way we take care of our kids and their education
our environment, the wilderness

 
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In the online survey, conducted ahead of Canada Day by Leger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies, respondents were asked to rank 11 items in terms of whether they help unite Canadians.

The findings are based on a survey of 1,509 respondents between June 24 and June 26.

The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.

What keeps Canada united?

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (25 per cent)
Universal health care (22 per cent)
Hockey (12 per cent)
A shared history (11 per cent)
Multiculturalism (9 per cent)
Respect for provincial jurisdiction (6 per cent)
Official languages law/bilingualism (4 per cent)
Equalization transfer payments (4 per cent)
National transportation network (3 per cent)
The threat of Americanization (2 per cent)
The monarchy (2 per cent)

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Pierre Trudeau tops list of ‘inspirational’ Canadians named in poll commissioned by Harper government

Anti Spam Law

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Do we have a spam problem?
Yes. There are 14.5 billion spam messages sent globally per day, making up close to half of all emails.

who is CASL impacting?
>> it impacts big business.
>> CASL definitely hits small businesses hard.
>> charities and non-profits
>> And don’t forget the impact it will also have on consumers.

Is there anyone CASL isn’t likely to impact?
I’d be willing to bet that the people who send malicious and/or fraudulent messages – which comprise only 2.5% of all spam email – won’t be all that deterred under CASL given their propensity to operate outside the law in the first place.

Is CASL punishing the wrong people?
And what happens to business – and, by extension, the economy – if other countries (like the U.S.) follow suit?
Help or hindrance?

 
Tax Audits On Canadian Charities Widen

‘UNPRECEDENTED’:
Gov’t Steps Up Scrutiny Of Canadian Charities
‘It’s Nerve-Racking’.. ‘A Bullying Tactic’.. Boon For Energy Industry?

The Canada Revenue Agency, ordered by the Harper government to audit political activities, is now targeting charities focused on foreign aid, human rights, and even poverty.

Source

Tides Canada Foundation, Vancouver
Tides Canada Initiatives Society, Vancouver
Environmental charity
David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver
Ecology Action Centre, Halifax
Canada Without Poverty, Ottawa
Social-justice charity
Equiterre, Montreal
United Church of Canada, including Kairos
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa
Amnesty International Canada, Ottawa

 
These organizations have an important role to play in our society and we want to play that role. But we need a governing system that actually welcomes public dialogue instead of discouraging it.

How many Conservative have offshore accounts and have cheated the CRA out of millions of tax revenue?

Investigating that would be a better use of CRA time.

 
Would you like to see Rick Mercer as Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador?

Older post:   Rick Mercer Premier? Yes, to that!

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What do you think of mainstream media?

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Income inequality

Well said …

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A Vancouver dispensary has installed what it says is Canada’s first vending machine for medical marijuana.

The B.C. Pain Society offers “high-grade” medical pot sealed in tamper-proof, sealed bags and sold in the machine for $50 per half ounce.
 

 
Only members can use the machine.

 
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Pot vending machines come to Colorado

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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The problem is so bad that it’s basically the provincial motto now

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Even the premier of the province has struggled with the name
Saskatchewan Party misspells Saskatchewan in TV ad

French speakers can’t even figure out the gender

*There seems to be a bit of confusion about the gender of Saskatchewan. According to the government’s official website and the Fransaskois (French-speaking inhabitants of Saskatchewan), the province is feminine, but many dictionaries and websites continue to err in claiming it is masculine.

http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/canadianprovinces.htm

And this misspelling business has some deep roots

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/place-names/education-resources/9224#sk

The name is derived from that which was first applied to the Saskatchewan River. In the Cree language it was known as Kisiskatchewani Sipi, or “swift-flowing river”. The explorer Anthony Henday’s spelling was Keiskatchewan, with the modern rendering, Saskatchewan, being officially adopted in 1882 when a portion of the present-day province was designated a provisional district of the North West Territories. Achieved provincial status in 1905.

Source: Hamilton, William B. (1978): The Macmillan book of Canadian place names, Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, p. 293.

 
Things Saskatchewan People NEVER Say
 

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Singer and Youtube sensation Maria Aragon sings ‘O Canada’ on Canada Day in 2011.
 

 
Canadian singer Melanie Fiona sings ‘O Canada’ at the 2011 NBA All Star Game.
 

 
“O Canada” performed by Mark Donnelly along with the Great Vancouver crowd in GM Place.
 

 
Equinox Quartet singing the “O Canada.” (Suns-Raptors Game 2009)
 

 
Geddy Lee, member of rock band RUSH, sings the anthem for the 1993 All-Star Game.
 

 
‘O Canada’ as sung by the Habs fans at the Bell Centre.
 

 
Nikki Yanofsky singing the Canadian Anthem for the Vancouver 2010 opening ceremony.
 

 
Anne Murray sings both the American and Canadian national anthems, at a Toronto Blue Jays game on June 5, 1989.
 

 
Sarah McLachlan singing the anthem in 1996.
 

 
Justin Bieber sings a part of ‘O Canada,’ on the Lopez Tonight show.
 

 
Canadian singer and songerwriter Jann Arden singing O’ Canada at the Grey Cup Game in Vancouver on Nov 27, 2011.
 
 

 
Alanis Morissette sings the anthem at the Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals in 2007.
 

 
Céline Dion sings ‘O Canada’ in 1992.
 

 
‘O Canada’ as sung by the Rexall crowd before the Oilers’ Stanley Cup playoff game vs. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2006.
 

 
Canadian National Canthem: ‘O Canada’ Performed With Molson Beer Cans, Bottles
 

 
 
 

 
Quick history quiz. Who started the War of 1812 Who fought in it? Who won?

Many Canadians don’t know the answer to these questions. Even though the war played a pivotal role in the eventual creation of Canada and would shape the development of the United States.
 

 
The producers of 1812: Forged In Fire, an upcoming documentary about the conflict, took to Toronto’s streets and asked people what they knew about the War of 1812. The answer, not a heck of a lot.
 
RMR: Rick and the War of 1812
 

 
Rick Mercer heads to London, ON to re-enact the War of 1812 with the Lincoln Militia.