So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some drama around my youngest niece’s birthday, when her grandmother bought her a fish:
At work today someone seems to have sent out a mass email that went awry. It was intended for caretaking staff, but seems to have gone out to a lot of people who are not caretakers.
On Sunday evening we went to the Annoy Inlaws for Niece’s fifth birthday party. Well, technically it was the “after party” as she had a party with her friends all afternoon. Anyhow, when she opened the present from her grandmother, I cringed a bit.
For over 20 years, the Peel district school board (west of Toronto) has given Muslim students supervised space in schools in which to hold Friday prayers. The accommodation was offered after students were routinely missing a half day of school to attend Friday prayers. Students lead the prayer service, which consists…
The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper has pulled a column written by Leah McLaren entitled “The Joy (and politics) of Breastfeeding Someone Else’s Baby”. In it, McLaren recounted an incident from about 10 years ago where she was tempted to try breastfeeding one of the sons of Conservative MP ( and current…
Last year, Green Acres Hutterite Colony near Brandon, Manitoba sponsored a family of Syrian refugees. This video from UNHCR checks in with them.
The University of Southern California holds an annual African Global Economic and Development Summit. In an average year, 40% of invited African delegates might fail to get visas. This year, the percentage was 100%. This includes attendees and speakers from all over the African continent.
About the only way it could have gone worse was if they had dressed Sean Spicer up as Leprechaun.
In the wake of a Steve King’s repugnant comments, Kim Weaver, his Democratic challenger for 2018, has raised $100 000 for her campaign.
Apparently he has yet to decide which charity he will donate his paycheque to. You’d think a big philanthropist like Trump would already have a favourite charity in mind to give it to. /sarcasm
So as everyone knows, Trump’s budget proposal is new funding for the military, and screw everyone else. A thought just occurred to me as to what his motivation he might be. Remember back during the campaign when Trump was all “The military will torture people for me.” And the response was “Um, yeah, no. The Military…
If only St. Patrick could drive that racist nonsense away.
The Conservative Party of Canada is having their Leadership conference at the end of May at the Congress Centre in Toronto. However, they won’t be the only event at that venue on that weekend.
Canadian advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists working at American hospitals have suddenly found that their work visas are no longer considered valid, after changes to the NAFTA work visa. Other types of nurses are unaffected. This was first reported by Canadian nurses who live in Ontario, but work in…
If you didn’t, and you get the chance, watch it. It was brilliant. Canadian-Hungarian coproduction about spies during the Second World War, starring Evelyne Brochu (Delphine from Orphan Black) I have feelings about tonight’s series finale.
Ok, so I am the poster child for white and nerdy. I try to be live and let live and let live as far as fandoms go. But I just came downstairs to a piece on Innerspace (Canadian Sci Fi channel’s infotainment show) that just made me want to head desk.
That dried apple peels make a tasty tea. I had read about it in a Polish cookbook. It’s particularly nice with a teaspoon of honey and a cinnamon stick thrown in.
Luna Pads makes reusable cotton pads and period panties. They have now introduced period boxer briefs designed for trans men who menstruate in order to give them more options.
Today we went to a birthday party for a 1 year old. We got him a SpinAgain from the Fat Brain Toy Company and it was the hit of the party. It’s a stacking toy, with a pole and coloured disks that go on it, but the pole is threaded like a screw, so the disks spin as they go down. Also the pole can be removed from…
So Mr Ivriniel’s brother and sister are both Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs go through a two year program.) . His sister graduated with her RPN about a year ago, and has been looking for a nursing job. She recently interviewed for a job as a Clinical Nurse Educator at a private college. When she told ABiL that she…