Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tim Hortons is in the News

Tim Hortons, the Canadian iconic coffee-and-donut shop chain is in the news.  They are teaming up with the North West Company to open three kiosks in Nunavut's capital city, Iqaluit.  It is one of the last places in Canada to have a Tim Hortons.  Apparently Tim Hortons fans on daily flights from Ottawa to Iqaluit were bringing back dozens of donuts.  That is good news for Iqaluit if you don't take into consideration the environmental impact of Tim Hortons' disposable cups and increased litter.  Tim Hortons say their disposable cups are now recyclable or can be composted however Iqaluit lacks the necessary recycling and composting facilities.


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