The Canada 150 Edition

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Posted on June 30, 2017

Navireads is a weekly digest of some of the best stories we found on the web. In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, we compiled a list of stories covering all things Canada this week.

Kindness Is Contagious In Canada ~ Solomon Hailemariam survived his first real winter with a little help from a whole lot of locals | The Globe and Mail

A True Canadian Holds the Door Open ~ Being polite makes us who we are. It can also make us obnoxious | The Walrus

Canadian English Accent Not As Different Across The Country As You Think: Language Experts | Huffington Post

‘A Bureaucratic Creation’: Why It’s Hard For Canada 150 To Compete With Expo 67 ~ On the whole, Canada 150 events seem to have fallen ‘with a bit of a thud,’ says a professor of Canadian history. The hubbub is more frequently centred on criticisms | National Post

Is Canada 150 A National Party Or A Celebration Of Colonization? ~ ‘Why would we celebrate 150 years? A hundred and fifty years of colonization?’ | CBC News

Tim Hortons Brought Roll Up The Rim Back For Canada 150 And People Are Hyped | BuzzFeed

The Ultra-Canadian Goods That People Buy And Hawk Online ~ We asked eBay to crunch the numbers on some of the ultra-Canadian goods people have bought and sold on the site over the years| Macleans

Canada 150: Hunger For Tomatoes Turns Canada Into Greenhouse Superpower ~ It’s a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. But storm clouds are casting a shadow | Financial Post

Editorial: Anglos, Our Way Of Being Quebecers | Montreal Gazette

Alberta 150: The Software Guru, The Skier And The Builders ~ In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun are profiling 150 Albertans who helped shape our province and Canada| Calgary Herald

Massive U.S. Aircraft Carrier Steaming Toward Halifax For Canada Day Celebration | CTV News

George-Étienne Cartier:  Nation-Builder ~ An idealist from Quebec becomes a statesman and a founding father – and comes to embody a certain vision of Canada | Macleans

Twenty Reasons Why It’s A Great Time To Drink Wine In Ontario ~ Trendy cool-climate wines, a coming-of-age county and edgier wine lists are among the 20 signs it’s a great time for wine in Ontario| Toronto Life

Over $1 Billion Invested In Revitalizing Toronto Waterfront | BlogTO

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