No “Mother Canada” statue in a national park

Parks Canada has announced that there won’t be a 24-m statue in the park at Ingonish, Nova Scotia.

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Child poverty right here

Toronto is still the Child Poverty Capital of Canada, with 28% of children growing up in poverty.

A tall building looms into the sky

1 Bloor St. East under construction

The cost of raising a child

This is a calculator to see what your little bundle of joy will cost you if you live in the United States:
Baby Cost Calculator.

The cost of raising a child

This is a calculator to see what your little bundle of joy will cost you if you live in the United States:
Baby Cost Calculator.

Happy New Year: with global warming

We had a September like summer, November like the Septembers used to be, December like the Octobers we used to have, a green Christmas, and now pouring rain on January 4th.

a weather map shows Canada with the jet stream dipping into the U.S.

 

Grand gay wedding

Two men in vests ad hats are standing before a table with a sign,

Two spouses-to-be wait their turn to marry each other.

 

During World Pride Week, 110 same-sex couples celebrated their weddings at Casa Loma, one of Toronto’s more picturesque spots. People came from distant countries to marry. The Grand Pride wedding is the largest of its kind in North America.

Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Virginia

We visited the Luray Caverns in Virginia. They’ve been known since the 1800s.

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Virginia

It was fascinating, with curtains and piles of calcite and other minerals.