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  • #46
    This is funny!!!
    DNA DISCOUNTS advertisement for "AeroMexico" airlines - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sCeMTB5P6U



    As an aside, in Canada we had several hundred years* of fur traders (and explorers) mixing with the native/indigenous populations. I’ve read where the “mixed blood” french-native and probably much less english-native** population was considered to be around 50% of one territorial population at one point.

    This was likely before massive 1900s immigration came in to occupy the native lands.


    Found this. Interestingly the following old Wikipedia statement showing the massive overwhelming 6X (including Métis) “mixed blood” majority in 1870 Manitoba census has now been removed from the article:


    Métis in Canada - Wikipedia

    “An 1870 census of Manitoba classified the population as follows: 11,963 total people. Of this number 558 were defined as Indians (First Nations). There were 5,757 Métis and 4,083 English-speaking Mixed Bloods. The remaining 1,565 people were of predominately European, Canadian or American background.”


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Métis_in_Canada

    It’s probably just a novelty or trivial issue but it might be interesting to see the DNA results across Canada today and if it would show any significant legacy of early interactions. The older long established trading territories of upper and lower Canada might show very interesting results. However massive immigration since certainly would have overwhelmed any of these original indigenously connected “blood-lines”.

    *two to two-and-a-half centuries of explorers and for traders living amongst indigenous populations and “intermarrying” before the huge population influxes like that of the early 1900s.

    ** for years, English traders were not allowed to marry indigenous natives whereas French traders were allowed
    Last edited by KC; 19-01-2019, 08:01 AM.

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    • #47
      Elise Stolte: Worst walk on my commute is city-owned. A winter city doesn’t have to be this painful | Edmonton Journal

      https://edmontonjournal.com/news/loc...e-this-painful

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      • #48
        Massive Edmonton Opera Centre opens in an unlikely spot | CBC News
        https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...pens-1.4984749

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        • #49
          Originally posted by KC View Post
          Massive Edmonton Opera Centre opens in an unlikely spot | CBC News
          https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...pens-1.4984749
          Fantastic! I think that repurposing an existing warehouse is a responsible and effective use of the space. I would rather see money spent on the staff, performers and costumes rather than a very expensive building while keeping the ticket prices reasonable, making opera more accessible to more people.
          Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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          • #50
            Nearly half of Albertans worry rising interest rates could lead to bankruptcy: Poll
            Nearly two-thirds of Albertans feeling effects of rising interest rates | Calgary Herald
            SAMMY HUDES
            Updated: January 21, 2019
            https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...ankruptcy-poll

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            • #51
              Water instantly freezes when it is banged against a table | Metro Video

              https://metro.co.uk/video/water-inst...table-1846370/


              Temperature here will soon be about right to play around with freezing water bottles.

              Instant Freeze Water - Bottle Slam | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science
              https://www.stevespanglerscience.com...eeze-soda-ice/
              Last edited by KC; 22-01-2019, 07:12 AM.

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              • #52
                https://www.google.ca/search?q=12+mi...&bih=553&dpr=2. This is that house the lady is giving away for the right letter. $25 and a touching letter about why you should get the house wins it. I have the mailing address and will be sending a letter. You never know. Sure a lot of fancy wood in this house. Wow.
                Last edited by Drumbones; 22-01-2019, 02:22 PM.
                Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Drumbones View Post
                  https://www.google.ca/search?q=12+mi...&bih=553&dpr=2. This is that house the lady is giving away for the right letter. $25 and a touching letter about why you should get the house wins it. I have the mailing address and will be sending a letter. You never know. Sure a lot of fancy wood in this house. Wow.
                  I wonder who will read the sixty five thousand letters, or will she just pick one from the pile. Sixty five thousand x $25.00 gives her the asking price. I wouldn't want it, but good luck!
                  Animals are my passion.

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                  • #54
                    No chance that 65,000 letters would be looked at. Where's this 65,000 number coming from, anyway?
                    Nisi Dominus Frustra

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                    • #55
                      The whole thing sounds like a scam.

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                      • #56
                        I don't know about scam, but she's certainly not "giving her house away" like every headline indicates. She's running a raffle for it, and could potentially even turn a profit if it went viral enough. However if she's not crossing her I's and dotting her T's, she could well end up in legal trouble.

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                        • #57
                          Which is why it's an essay contest and not a straight raffle with $25 tickets. Other people have done it. Some successfully, some not.

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                          • #58
                            Now part of Canadian history:

                            Hitler book maps 'Final Solution in Canada,' Library and Archives Canada curator says | CBC News

                            “When the book appeared on LAC's radar, Kent said curators struggled with the moral implications of purchasing it. Other institutions including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum refuse to buy items owned by Nazis.

                            Ultimately, Kent said, LAC decided to purchase the book because of the prevalence of Holocaust denial and xenophobia.

                            "While this is certainly a creepy item, the decision to acquire it was simple," he said. "The chance to acquire an item like this reminds us of ... the role we play in ensuring the memory of the Holocaust is preserved."


                            https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...nada-1.4989961

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                            • #59
                              Green Politics and Global Instability - WSJ
                              https://www.wsj.com/articles/green-p...ty-11548201074

                              May contain errors. Eg the mention of falling house prices in Edmonton. An article on that which is posted was challenged as inaccurate or misleading. So not sure what else the author is getting wrong.

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                              • #60
                                Archeological findings confirm oral history of Lake Babine First Nation in northern B.C. | CBC News

                                Sprawling village, complex fish weirs around lake date back at least 1,300 years

                                CBC News · Posted: Jan 27, 2019

                                “Researchers are planning to head back to the region in the summer to focus on a man-made island engineered 1,000 years ago using stone tools.

                                "As far as I know is might be the only one in the world," Rahemtulla said. “


                                https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...logy-1.4991792

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