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Three Food Born Diseases in the News

While browsing the news sites today I came across three, count them three stories about contaminated food.  All three links are below to each of the stories.  But this is just too much, it seems to me that stories of contaminated food are becoming all too common, This time people have died.  Maybe we should

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Calgary getting ready for Zombies

A graphic designer by the name of Tara McLaughlin has organized Apocalypse Wars: The Running Dead.  This event is not only helping Calgarians (is that what they are called?) prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse, it is also raising money for charity.  You can read the full story here. Share

Climate Change Giving Parasites a Hand

Studies in the U.S. are showing that climate change is making parasites more virulent and deadly.  Read the whole story on here on CBC. Share

Survivorman

Entertainment:   Educational: If you haven’t seen this show, watch it. There are 23 episodes which ran on OLN, Discovery, and Discovery Science. Each episode features Les Stroud; A.K.A Survivorman; in a different survival situation. He has survived for 7 days everywhere from the middle of the ocean to the Canadian Arctic. I have seen every

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Fire

There is evidence of some of our earliest ancestors using fire in a controlled manner. If Homo Erectus knew the importance of fire 1 million years ago you would think it would be a no brainer for modern Homo Sapiens to know that fire is an essential tool for survival today. Yet some people still

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Pontypool

Entertainment: Educational: This week I found another Canadian made zombie movie called Pontypool. It is not your typical zombie movie in that there are very few zombies actually in it. And the zombies are not traditional. The movie follows a crew in a radio station in the small northern Ontario town of Pontypool as they

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Communications

Canada is the second largest country in the world with a small and scattered population. Because of this Canadians have always been obsessed with communications which has lead to a disproportionate amount of firsts for this country in this field. Starting with the first Transatlantic transmission received by Guglielmo Marconi at Signal Hill in St.

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The Americans are Coming!

Things are bad financially in the U.S. right now and have been for some time. Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s numbers show that Americans are coming to Canada in near record numbers to escape the financial woes of the U.S. If this is the case during a recession can you imagine what it will be like

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Apartment Fire

And just on the heels of the blog post on bugging out a picture was sent to CTV News by a viewer of an apartment fire.  I personally have been roused out of my bed in the middle of the night while living in an apartment because of a fire in another unit.  If you

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Doomed

Entertainment: Educational: This movie is pretty much not worth the DVD it is printed on. The whole concept is borrowed from other movies and reality T.V. (which I hate). Basically eight criminals are dropped on an island then told this is their chance to win their freedom. Sound familiar? It should if you have ever

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