Life in Canada, weather, humor, and more
Unlike WINDMobile which operates in the AWS spectrum, Mobilicity operates on the standard frequencies used elsewhere in the world for GSM.
While Ontario suffers a heat wave for three days in a row, Calgary is expecting a snow storm with 10 to 20 cms!
A new study in the USA shows that life expectancy for Canadians is more than in the USA. The study measured health-related quality of life (HRQL). The HRQL for people over 40 years is better in Canada. The health adjusted life expectancy (HALE) for a 19 year old was 2.7 more years in Canada than in the USA.
Two cited reasons are:
a) Universal health care in Canada
b) the higher degree of social inequity in the USA
This spring is unusually early and warm. Today the temperature was around 26C, and that is not the first time this season.
The leaves are already sprouting from buds when it is barely mid April. One Japanese Maple tree has already bloomed and shed its flowers. Another silver maple tree is in bloom today. Our neighbor's magnolia trees has flowers that will open in a few days now. The lilacs are starting to show leaves as well.
All the above usually happens in the first week of May in other years, so we are 3 week early!
According to this CBC article, an IPSOS Reid survey shows that Canadians now spend more time online on their computers over watching TV.
No wonder social networking sites, such as Facebook have a big share in this ...
Limits on the Prime Minister's power to prorogue parliament have been passed.
A few days ago, on a Hamilton TV channel a news presenter mentioned that he saw a robin.
Today, I saw one here in Waterloo. The first one this season.
Spring is near ...
More signs of spring ...
Today, I saw a small flock of starlings.
Definite sign of spring today ...
It is only March 2nd, with lots of snow on the ground, below zero temperatures are still around, and some more snow yet to fall ...
But signs of springs are already here ...
When I woke up, I heard a male American Goldfinch singing at the top of the tall evergreen in the backyard.
The Ottawa Citizen has an article (mirrored here) about the "culture of impunity" within Canada's security officials.