RSSDelights

Terry Fox: Role model and inspiration

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Terry Fox: Role model and inspiration

In a country that frowns upon self-promotion, Canadians prefer modest heroes. This is true even when a hero’s fame lives on long after him, touches millions of people beyond the country’s borders and when his accomplishment has resulted in almost $700 million being raised for an important cause. Terry Fox was 22 years old in […]

Continue Reading

Out of Africa

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Out of Africa

In 2008, a British journalist named Tom Burgis, who helped cover Africa for the Financial Times, witnessed the mass murder of men, women and children at a place called Jos, along the invisible boundary that separates Nigeria’s Muslim north from its mostly Christian south. But the full effect of what he saw there didn’t strike […]

Continue Reading

A home called Ballybeg

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
A home called Ballybeg

Ballybeg is the anglicized version of the Irish word for “little town.” The large stone Rockcliffe house that bears that name may not exactly fit the translation, but it is as much a hub of activity today as it was in the days of admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill, who, during the First World War, commissioned […]

Continue Reading

You’ve come a long way, Canada. Cheers!

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
You’ve come a long way, Canada. Cheers!

Canada has come a long way since the early 1800s when Johann Schiller, a retired German mercenary from the Rhine, settled near Toronto and developed a small winery based on the native varietals he found on his property. He sold the wine he made to his neighbours and came to be what is considered Canada’s […]

Continue Reading

In Japanese cuisine, tradition prevails

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
In Japanese cuisine, tradition prevails

One of the basic principles of Japanese cooking is to capitalize on the food of the seasons — seafood, vegetables and fruit at the peak of their flavours. Add to this Japan’s widely varying climates in each season and you get the famed Japanese cuisine. The archipelago of Japan extends from the northern cool, temperate […]

Continue Reading

Aboriginals’ fight for the franchise

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Aboriginals’ fight for the franchise

Imagine that your family has lived on the same land for generations. Over time, others arrive, take residence and establish a government whose rules now apply to you.  But they do not include you in consultations — in fact, they specifically exclude you. This was the situation facing Aboriginal Peoples in Canada for much of […]

Continue Reading

Fu Manchu to you too

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fu Manchu to you too

Here’s a story that’s been passed along in my family — which means that it’s most likely not true. The story is that my grandfather met Sax Rohmer, probably in San Francisco in 1919. Rohmer (real name: Arthur Henry Ward) was the British author of the Fu Manchu short stories and novels that did so […]

Continue Reading

Norway’s natural wonders

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Norway’s natural wonders

Norway is a land of contrasts — a modern nation with strong ties to its history and traditions. We can offer wild, impressive and untouched nature, but also refined cultural expressions and innovative architecture. Regardless of how long you visit, you will have the opportunity to see these for yourself. Every part of our geographically  […]

Continue Reading

Envoy’s Album – Spring 2015

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2015

 

Continue Reading

The costs of war on women

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
The costs of war on women

Measured against many countries, Canada has been fortunate when it comes to war. Unlike other nations founded in violence, our 1867 Confederation was peaceful. Since then, the fighting we have engaged in has been almost entirely on foreign soil. Unlike, for example, many European countries, our buildings and landscapes are untouched by bombs and battles. […]

Continue Reading