Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Canada Ranked Second-Happiest Country in the World

Although they only interviewed 1,000 people worldwide the results of Gallup's global well-being surveys in 2010 revealed that -

  1. According to the survey, 69 per cent of Canadians rated their lives as "thriving." Sweden ties with Canada for second place, while Denmark tops the list with 72 per cent of people liking life.

  2. "Canada tends to have more of the things that make life better ... some way of getting educated and staying healthy."

  3. According to the survey, 69 per cent of Canadians rated their lives as "thriving."

Despite being the richest country in the world, the United States finished 12th on the list, with 59 per cent of respondents "thriving." Chad finished at the bottom with only one per cent "thriving."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Way to Happiness - Take Care of Yourself

The Way to Happiness is a non-denominational common sense code of conduct that anyone can follow to create a happy life.

There are 21 Precepts to the "Way to Happiness".

Here's the first Precept:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Canadian Environmental Movement Started In Toronto

Is it true that a 1969 article in The Varsity Newspaper (University of Toronto) ignited students to start the Canadian environmental movement?
Green Power | By Sarah Elton | Canadian Environmental Movement | University of Toronto Magazine

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Canada's Three Founding Nations

Canadian culture  evolved  primarily  from  its three founding  nations   -   the  British,  the French,  and Indigenous  peoples (the original inhabitants of the land).  Actually the correct order is Indigenous, French, English.   Indigenous people were here first, followed by the French and English.

Canada is still struggling with reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens.  I doubt that the country can ever move forward to a more just and prosperous society until total equality exists for every Canadian.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Jann Arden's Hit Single

The song and video that made Jann an instant hit in Canada!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

McMichael Art Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario

The small picturesque village of Kleinburg, Ontario is nestled atop the Humber River / Ridge Rivers, just north of Toronto.

The area, protected as parkland, is a haven of trees and wildlife and home to the McMichael Art Gallery, the Cinespace Film Studios | Kleinburg Studios, and the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

Several famous movie stars are often spotted around Kleinburg, making it a popular tourist attraction. 

The TV show Doc starring Billy Ray Cyrus was filmed there, and in 2006, The Sentinel was filmed at the McMichael Art Gallery.

Kleinburg was home to Canadian author Pierre Berton for nearly 50 years until his death in 2004.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Canadian Landscape

Located in the northern portion of North America Canada has a total area of 9,984,670 sq.km making it the second largest country in the world.

Canada's southern territories run alongside the entire northern boundary of the continental United States. From there Canada stretches north to the Arctic Ocean, east to the Atlantic Ocean, and west to the Pacific Ocean, giving Canada the longest coastline in the world!

Although Canada is the second largest country in the world it’s population is rather small for its size with only 34 million people, in contrast to 145 million in Russia, the largest country in the world.