Americans flock to Canada because Canada creates jobs and Canadian government takes care of it's citizens - so says a Michigan Republican.
Eight seconds into his first game in two years, a slapshot ricocheted off Trevor Umlah’s breastbone. The goaltender sucked a breath into the pair of healthy pink lungs that had been transplanted into his chest only six months before. He touched his sternum — strengthened, perhaps, by a little titanium.
Then he smiled and got ready to block the next shot.
"My only worry (was) that my sternum would not hold up, but that was put to rest in about 10 seconds," he laughed Wednesday, recalling the game in early 2008.
"I was really surprised that I still had the skills. I didn’t have the strength or the endurance at the time, but I still had the reflexes. My mind was still with the game."
A teacher once told Linda Campbell she’d never go to university.
The Halifax resident is now a university professor.
And she doesn’t have to tell her students what they can or can’t accomplish.
PS. In Canada, it is a constitutional right that the deaf must have use of an interpreter when in court as a witness or charged with an offense, or when testifying before Parliament or a Parliamentary committee.
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says hundreds of Afghan translators who risked their lives working with Canadian troops in Afghanistan and continue to be at risk will be moving to Canada in the next few months.
Kenney originally announced the "fast-track" program a couple of years ago to help Afghans who face what he called "extraordinary personal risk'' by working with Canadians in Kandahar.
"We've received a few hundred applications. We are expecting that we'll probably end up admitting about 550 people who qualify for the program, which exceeds our original estimate of about 450," Kenney said in an interview with The Canadian Press Friday.
As a series of text messages over the course of two days from a husband and daughter to a mom away on business, it doesn’t get much worse than this:
I have a fever.
You better come home.
Jessica’s going into surgery.
Jessica has flesh-eating disease.
The IWK they mention is the Izaac Walton Killam Children's Hospital
GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is now boasting the value of conservative economics, with a tweet noting that Canada's economy has performed much better than the United States in the global recession, and that it had no stimulus spending.
Just think -- a Republican who wants the U.S. to be more like Canada!
One problem: Canada did undertake a major stimulus program.
Riel Erickson is a 27 year old Canadian CF-18 fighter pilot. She is the first female fighter pilot to intercept a Russian bomber approaching NORAD airspace. She finished first in her class at Canada's "Top Gun" School, Squadron 410 at Cold Lake Alberta in 2008.
MONTREAL - Nineteen-year-old Pierre-Luc Dusseault planned to work a summer job at a golf course if his foray into federal politics didn't work out.
He can forget the links.
The teenage longshot is now headed to Ottawa as the youngest member to ever sit in Canada's federal Parliament, joining dozens of other New Democrats in Quebec who scored unlikely victories on Monday night.
Instead of working his way around the green fairways, he will learn his way around the green parquet of the House of Commons as the new MP for Sherbrooke. His new starting salary is $157,731.
A judicial recount has been ordered after a 25-vote gap between first- and second-place candidates in the riding of Etobicoke Centre. It is the second recount called by Elections Canada following Monday’s national election and a third in northern Ontario is still being considered. Conservative Ted Opitz beat Liberal incumbent Borys Wrzesnewskyj in Etobicoke Centre riding by a mere 25 votes.
The recount will be conducted by a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario with the completed results to be published on the Elections Canada website. “A judge has four days to respond and sets the date for the recount. The process is usually done within 10 days,” said Elections Canada spokesperson Diane Benson. A judicial recount has also being ordered for the Quebec riding of Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup where there was a mere five vote difference between the Tory and NDP candidates.
No decision has been made yet whether a recount will be conducted in the northern Ontario riding of Nipissing-Timiskaming where the spread between votes for the Conservative and the Liberal candidates was 14. Under the Canada Elections Act, a judicial recount is automatically required when the difference in votes between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the total votes cast in a riding.
In what would have been unthinkable at the outset of this campaign, the Canadian political landscape is being profoundly reshaped in ways that are still unclear. What is clear is that Canadians are opting for dramatic change on May 2nd. The Conservatives remain stuck at 34.5 points, well short of the majority that they insisted was essential to ward off the adventure of an untested coalition. The NDP, who began the campaign at a scant 14 points, have now more than doubled their support and at 29.7% and are breathing down the necks of the stalled Conservative Party. The hapless Liberal Party, meanwhile, is in full collapse having achieved yet another historical nadir at 20.0%. A very soft Green Party is at 6.9% and is available for the picking. The Bloc Quebecois remains stuck at 26.2% in Quebec and will be dramatically humbled in the next Parliament.
While the Conservatives are hanging on to.
CPC=Conservative Party Of Canada
NDP=New Democratic Party
LPC=Liberal Party of Canada
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Ont., says it celebrates the accomplishments of "Canadian medical heroes."
The six laureates for 2011 are:
Born in Argentina, Dr. Albert Aguayo trained in neurology at the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal, where he was a pioneer in neural regeneration. Aguayo and his team were the first to show that nerve fibres and function in the central nervous system of adult mammals could be restored after injury.
Dr. John Bienenstock was born in Budapest, Hungary, and accomplished his landmark research into immunization and how the nervous and immune systems interact at McMaster University in Hamilton.
The late Dr. Paul David was considered Quebec's father of cardiology for establishing the Montreal Heart Institute in the city of his birth. The institute was home to Canada's first heart transplant and first coronary angioplasty under his direction. David was appointed to the Senate.
The late Dr. Jonathan Campbell Meakins was born in Hamilton. He was a teacher and promoter of clinical research who wrote a renowned textbook. The former dean of medicine at McGill University was an advocate of universal health insurance and was a founder and the first president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Allan Ronald was born in Portage la Prairie, Man. Ronald was instrumental in creating the Manitoba Infectious Disease Program, an internationally recognized centre of excellence in research and training in the treatment of infectious diseases. With his wife, a nurse, Ronald provided antiretroviral therapy and training in HIV care to thousands in Africa, and he oversaw Hong Kong's SARS epidemic.
Edmonton-born Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell's groundbreaking research led to the discovery of 3TC or lamivudine, the first antiviral therapy drug for the treatment and control of hepatitis B virus. Tyrrell and his colleagues developed a mouse model to test potential drugs against hepatitis C. In 2010, he secured the University of Alberta's largest donation, enabling him to found the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.
So, you want to be an athlete? an Olympian? a broadcaster?
Offensive lineman Danny Watkins was picked 23rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles during Thursday night’s NFL draft becoming just the fourth Canadian to ever be selected in the first round.
The 26-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., accomplished the feat despite only starting his football career four years ago at Butte College in northern California. After two years at Butte he earned a scholarship at Baylor University in Waco, Tex.
Canada has been buying out US banks and financial institutions for decades and, if the US fails to raise it's debt limit, and goes into default, Canadian banks and other companies may well buy out far more of the United States.
TD (Toronto Dominion Bank):
Bought out Ameritrade
Bought out Riverside National Bank of Florida
Bought out Peoples Heritage Bank (in Maine)
Bought out Bank of New Hampshire
Bought out Evergreen Bank (in New York)
Bought out Hudson United Bank based in Mahwah, New Jersey
Bought out Middletown Savings Bank locations in New York, which significantly expanded TD's presence in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
RBC (Royal Bank of Canada):
US Operations based in Raliegh NC
Bought out Flag Bank in Georgia
Bought out AmSouth Bank in Alabama
Bought out Alabama National BanCorporation in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
BMO (Bank of Montreal):
US Operations based in Chicago
Bought out Harris Bank in Illinois and several states
Bought out Diners Club International's North American franchise
Bought out M&I Bank, Wisconsin's largest and oldest bank
Bought out Lloyd George Management, with offices in Florida, among many other areas worldwide
Bought out Griffin, Kubik, Stephans, and Thompson, a Chicago based employer that employs about 100 people in sales, trading, research, public finance and underwriting, and specializes in municipal bonds, U.S. Treasury and agency debt, and mortgage-backed securities in the US.
CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce):
Bought out Mellon Bank Corp. (now Bank of New York Mellon) of Pittsburgh PA
Why do 34% more babies born 10 or more weeks premature survive in Canada than survive in the United States?
Canadian health care is a major factor, and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation is another.
James Elgin Gill (born on 20 May 1987 in Ottawa, Canada) was the earliest premature baby in the world to survive. He was 128 days premature (21 weeks and 5 days gestation) and weighed 624 g. (1 pound 6 ounces) and is a healthy adult today.
Who was Sandra Schmirler?
Three-time Scott Tournament of Hearts (Canadian Women's) Champion and World Champion (1993, 1994, 1997) and the skip of Canada’s Olympic gold medalist curling team (1998)
Sandra was one of the few athletes who was able to maintain a balance between the passion she had for her athletic pursuits and the love she had for her family, husband Shannon and her two beautiful daughters, Sara and Jenna.
Sandra Marie Schmirler passed away on March 2nd, 2000 of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, at the age of 36.
What is the Sandra Schmirler Foundation?
The spirit of a champion: The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is a non-profit organization that collects donations and then funds projects and equipment at neonatal units in hospitals across Canada. It is a legacy to the three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medallist, Sandra Schmirler.
The mission of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation: To raise and donate funds to hospitals across Canada for the care of premature and critically ill babies.
Bringing hope to families: By supporting the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, you are helping babies in crisis to grow and reach their potential because, ultimately, all champions start small.
This is Canada's vision of itself and Canada's view of how the world, including the US, should be... (sung by then 15 year old Nikki Yanoffski)
Member since Fri Oct 30th 2009
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
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