Happy Canada Day!

Canada is 150 years old! Officially the stat holiday is tomorrow, but I was given the Friday off and will be heading back to work tomorrow. Luckily hubs has a flexible schedule, and we still got to spend the long weekend together. The weather hasn't been perfect, but at least it wasn't a washout.  On Friday, ...

Update to the Adnan Syed case

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Back in May, I had mentioned the Serial podcast (season one) that hubs and I listened to on our road trip from Vegas to Moab. It was the true crime story about Adnan Syed. On October 5, there was a development - Abraham Waranowitz, the cell phone expert who testified came forward to say he doesn’t stand ...

Are your gut bugs making you fat?

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CBC's Nature of Things provides a fascinating look at how the microbes in your gut may dictate your predisposition to obesity. Scientists have struggled to explain why one person can eat cake and stay skinny, while another munches on carrots and can’t shed a pound. Now, exciting new research reveals there is a missing piece to the ...

Canada Post phasing out door-to-door

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This news that Canada Post will be phasing out door-to-door service in urban centres over the next 5 years is not surprising, however, it is sad. In an age of electronic communication, less people are sending out letters. From an environmental standpoint, this makes sense, but from a nostalgic point of view, I ...

New Toronto South Detention Centre

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Ontario's newest and largest jail is almost 234,000 square-metres of concrete, steel and impenetrable Plexiglas windows and has the technology to cavity-search an inmate without laying a hand on him. The TSDC, which will replace the aging Don Jail and the Toronto West Detention Centre and attempt to relieve overcrowding, also boasts 54 program rooms, including ...

Manhunt in Boston

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Tears, blood and fatal injuries were the result of two explosions that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Overnight, an MIT university police officer responds to a report of a disturbance. He is later found inside his cruiser with multiple gunshot wounds. The officer is taken to Massachusetts ...