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Old 04-11-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Fast food giant Tim Hortons is coming to the UK. Hortons will open in Glasgow in May, before expanding to other major UK cities over the next 12 months.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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Canada's transport minister: UA incident won't be tolerated
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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An unsettling example of how global warning can dramatically change geography:

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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Not major news but I thought this following video of a Saskatchewan herd of cattle following the beaver was cute.

"People who ranch usually use a horse or a quad to move their cattle.

But it was a little different in Ituna, Sask., on Good Friday, as a beaver had the attention of 150 cows.
Adrienne Ivey said her husband Aaron was out checking on the cattle when he noticed something a bit odd. All of the cows were herded together in one area rather than scattered throughout the pasture.

"These young heifers are kind of like a teenager," she said. "They're very curious creatures and they were just enthralled by this beaver."

She said that it's normal to have wildlife in around the ranch, but she's never come across a beaver that had the cows’ full attention......."

Video at the link:
'Most Canadian thing ever:' beaver herds curious cows | 980 CJME


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Old 04-22-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
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A concern for Canada?

Putin building massive Arctic military base - CNN Video
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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why does it concern Canada? Canada doesn't have the resources to develop northern Ontario. There is no point in thinking about the Arctic.

Would that be a "concern" if it were the US? Guess not.

Russia has no interest in invading Canada, now or in the future. And even if it does, so what? there is nothing Canada can do. It is the job of the US to defend Canada, as much as I hate to admit it. So it is more of a question for Washington than for Ottawa. let's not pretend we have to military might to stand against Russia.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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Why is it that people who talk of invasion continually ignore the secondary aspect of "occupation" being a necessary component of ANY successful invasion.

Russia could invade Canada without major restraints other than those imposed by institutions such as NATO and the U.N.. The U.S. does not and never did possess the capability to "prevent" a northern invasion of Canada by Russia.

In that sense all of the presumptive boasting by the U.S. they are the de-facto defenders of Canada is just so much bravado and bluffery. They protect themselves only with Canada considered the "no man's land" between the two trench lines akin to WWI tactics.

There's a reason why the missile defence system is designed to intercept incoming missiles from Russia in Canadian airspace; because Americans do not and never did consider Canada defendable from invasion. It's just too damn big! America, for all intents and purposes, has considered Canada as collateral damage for as long as the threat from Russia has existed.

An invasion can be considered a fait-accompli unless Russia gives the game away long before the event actually happens, but any occupation on the other hand brings to the table a whole other set of issues for the U.S. along with the rest of the world, most notably the other commonwealth nations.

THAT Russia would be an entity the world could no longer ignore and hope to stymie with sanctions and ineffective dialogue. Were Russia effectively able to invade AND avail itself long term of all that Canada offers by way of resources, the ensuing fear and rallying cry would be one driven by mere self preservation on the part of the rest of any of the world's membership.

The occupation of Canada, a country second only to Russia itself in size, would be all but impossible with Russia's current military resources and manpower. They cannot leap-frog over Canada in any way shape or form to hit the U.S. with a land or air invasion with any hope of successful effect.

So, there we stand at the current crossroads of America claiming it's protecting Canada from nothing more than an impossible spectre of invasion while at the same time not shouting from the rooftops that anything other than a missile incursion would of it's very nature require Canada taking the hit before America got through deciding whether it was a threat Republicans and Democrats could unite on.

America protects no one or anything other than it's own interests and in that sense the rest of the world is providing Canada that "hypothetical" protection to a far greater degree.

Canada needs fear the general ramping up of American fear far more than it does Russia. In that regard America has shown itself capable of striking out in a flailing approximation of a whirling dervish, fear driven to scorch the earth thinking itself upon the edge of some apocalyptic cataclysm that in it's unrelenting fear, unwittingly brings upon itself.

My opinion only and your mileage may vary.

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Old 04-22-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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It concerns Canada only in the sense that one sentence of the article describes; bolstering and supporting Russia's arctic claims to resources and territories. Those things will more than likely reach a world court long before any shooting starts.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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It concerns Canada only in the sense that one sentence of the article describes; bolstering and supporting Russia's arctic claims to resources and territories. Those things will more than likely reach a world court long before any shooting starts.
With climate change the arctic will become more valuable.
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Why is it that people who talk of invasion continually ignore the secondary aspect of "occupation" being a necessary component of ANY successful invasion.

Russia could invade Canada without major restraints other than those imposed by institutions such as NATO and the U.N.. The U.S. does not and never did possess the capability to "prevent" a northern invasion of Canada by Russia.

In that sense all of the presumptive boasting by the U.S. they are the de-facto defenders of Canada is just so much bravado and bluffery. They protect themselves only with Canada considered the "no man's land" between the two trench lines akin to WWI tactics.

There's a reason why the missile defence system is designed to intercept incoming missiles from Russia in Canadian airspace; because Americans do not and never did consider Canada defendable from invasion. It's just too damn big! America, for all intents and purposes, has considered Canada as collateral damage for as long as the threat from Russia has existed.

An invasion can be considered a fait-accompli unless Russia gives the game away long before the event actually happens, but any occupation on the other hand brings to the table a whole other set of issues for the U.S. along with the rest of the world, most notably the other commonwealth nations.

THAT Russia would be an entity the world could no longer ignore and hope to stymie with sanctions and ineffective dialogue. Were Russia effectively able to invade AND avail itself long term of all that Canada offers by way of resources, the ensuing fear and rallying cry would be one driven by mere self preservation on the part of the rest of any of the world's membership.

The occupation of Canada, a country second only to Russia itself in size, would be all but impossible with Russia's current military resources and manpower. They cannot leap-frog over Canada in any way shape or form to hit the U.S. with a land or air invasion with any hope of successful effect.

So, there we stand at the current crossroads of America claiming it's protecting Canada from nothing more than an impossible spectre of invasion while at the same time not shouting from the rooftops that anything other than a missile incursion would of it's very nature require Canada taking the hit before America got through deciding whether it was a threat Republicans and Democrats could unite on.

America protects no one or anything other than it's own interests and in that sense the rest of the world is providing Canada that "hypothetical" protection to a far greater degree.

Canada needs fear the general ramping up of American fear far more than it does Russia. In that regard America has shown itself capable of striking out in a flailing approximation of a whirling dervish, fear driven to scorch the earth thinking itself upon the edge of some apocalyptic cataclysm that in it's unrelenting fear, unwittingly brings upon itself.

My opinion only and your mileage may vary.
Nicely put, or as a friend of mine responds to Americans who believe that they are protecting Canada says,
" from whom? Your enemies? "
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