Canada 150

Joel Redekop

Intern / Features Writer

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We Meet Again — Canada and China

We Meet Again — Canada and China

In the spring of 2016, the first annual meeting between Canada and China’s respective foreign ministers took place and both countries expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties. Now, just more than a year later, the two nations have met once again to evaluate their progress and look towards [...]

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Canada’s Coming of Age Commemorated in Art Exhibition

Canada’s Coming of Age Commemorated in Art Exhibition

1867: the year of Canada’s confederation. It’s a year that has been in the forefront of the Canadian consciousness for the entirety of 2017, with the current year marking the True North Strong’s 150th birthday. But 2017 also marks the anniversary of another important year for our country, [...]

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Phoenix Pay System Loses its Foote-ing

Phoenix Pay System Loses its Foote-ing

Dysfunctional computer programs, bureaucratic confusion and mistakes that are projected to take more than a year to fix. It’s like something out of the Terry Gilliam film Brazil. The Phoenix pay system, which combines multiple pre-existing pay systems into one monolithic one, was supposedly [...]

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Diplomacy on Ice: Canada Hockey Days in Kazakhstan

Diplomacy on Ice: Canada Hockey Days in Kazakhstan

Diplomacy, at its best, operates upon the common ground shared by two parties. When it comes to Canada and Kazakhstan, no ground is more suitable for that than that of a skating rink. From May 20-21, Canadian Hockey Day in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana took place; serving as a celebration of 25 [...]

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Could China Be the Answer to Canada’s Softwood Lumber Woes?

Could China Be the Answer to Canada’s Softwood Lumber Woes?

When it comes to Canada’s softwood lumber market, 2017 has been anything but business as usual. Canada has long been in dispute with the United States concerning the sale of softwood lumber - as our southern neighbours argue that it undercuts the ability for American producers to compete, costing [...]

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Recycling with a Hot Twist

Recycling with a Hot Twist

Fire pits bring a whole new perspective to your backyard. Instead of just green grass, flowers and the occasional potted plant, they are landscape with a purpose. When it comes to fire pits, there’s a new player on the Canadian scene with a unique and practical “green” idea. Realstone [...]

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Krystle Retieffe: Artist on the Shore

Krystle Retieffe: Artist on the Shore

For some, creating art is a compulsion, a much-needed outlet for self-expression. Nova Scotian artist Krystle Retieffe certainly sees herself in her work, though she believes its inspirations and implications are spiritual, pointing to something far greater than her. “I know a lot of artists [...]

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Hot New Businesswear Startup Setting up Shop in Ottawa

Hot New Businesswear Startup Setting up Shop in Ottawa

They’ve built up considerable hype in Toronto. And for just two days, they’ll be bringing their hip, modern designer fashion to Ottawa. Four Fifty Five is a made-to-measure men’s and woman’s wear company. Founded by brothers Noah and Jacob Parker, the company’s development [...]

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Community Wants Provincial Government to End Stunted Growth

Community Wants Provincial Government to End Stunted Growth

The town of New Tecumseth feels as if it has been left by the wayside. Located in south-central Ontario, the town is home to Honda Canada’s assembly plant, which provides a large majority of the area’s jobs. The plant opened in 1986, and many of the original employees have begun to retire. [...]

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Anthony Cardozo Explores the Many Facets of the Flag

Anthony Cardozo Explores the Many Facets of the Flag

It’s something that you see every day: most likely more than once, probably so much that it blends in with its surroundings and momentarily loses its meaning. It is the Canadian flag. With his art show, Interpretations: The Maple Leaf Flag, currently running at the Wild Oat Artisanal Café [...]

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