A look at some of Google Street View’s most interesting Canadian images
The Google Street View car has been spotted in Canada, again collecting panoramic images using multiples cameras mounted on its roof. Street View began by mapping out several Canadian cities using automobiles. Today Google uses cars as well as trikes, trolleys, snowmobiles and trekkers, and has made it all the way up to Nunavut. Along the way, Google has captured some shocking and embarrassing moments. Even though it blurs faces and licence plates to protect privacy, people from all over the world have been identified and caught falling, crashing, and even cheating. The Post‘s Kim Brown collects some of the most interesting things Google Street View has captured in Canada. (Google Street View)
Barbara Frum - 20 years ago a bit of Canada died
Everything you ever wanted to know about the late, lamented penny
Last week, when the federal budget was released, the government announced it would be discontinuing the penny. The National Post‘s Graphics department takes a look at what actually went into our smallest denomination coin.
Negotiations to end our long war with Canada have, so far, been unsuccessful.
I gotta say, I agree.
… is the best interviewer I think I’ve ever listened to. How many radio hosts suck at facilitating their ‘phone calls from viewers’ period? And Rex Murphy has an entire program that is *just* facilitating these calls. Three things he does really well:
1. Lots of times people call in and say…
Political reality may force Tories to change broken record routine on F-35
When it comes to the F-35 fighter jet purchase, the Harper government has become so well-versed in the art of denial, it can’t say yes.
The Pentagon said Monday it will cancel 13 of the Lockheed Martin strike fighters to save $1.6-billion next year. It also proposed delaying the purchase of 179 F-35s beyond 2017 to save billions more
Yet, amid the wavering of our allies, the song from Julian Fantino, the Associate Minister of Defence, has remained the same. Canada’s plan is on course, there has been no increase in price and anyone who says otherwise isn’t willing to give the men and women in the military the tools they need.
Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s long overdue talk about Canada’s pension crisis
At last, the hidden agenda, and not a moment too soon. Vague, indirect and overseas as it was, Stephen Harper’s Davos speech was perilously close to a vision statement, of a kind the prime minister has seldom made until now, and will henceforth have to make often.
It would be nice if he had shared with us his concerns about the ageing of the population, and the threat it poses to our long-run social and economic health, sometime before the last election, rather than joining in the all-party consensus that there was nothing wrong with Canada that could not be fixed with more and richer promises to the elderly.
Instead, we are now past the Tories’ sixth anniversary in power and the conversation, judging by the shocked reaction to the prime minister’s speech, has barely begun. Fine: let us at least hope it now continues. Because things are about to get real in a hurry, and it is long since time we did the same.
Graphic: A snapshot of Canada’s aboriginal population
“Our goal is much increased aboriginal participation in the economy and in the country’s prosperity,” Stephen Harper said at a historic Crown-First Nations gathering in Ottawa Tuesday. “In terms of participation, standard of living and quality of life the time has come for First Nations to fully share with other Canadians from all walks of life.” If current statistics on the aboriginal community are an indication, however, the road could be a long one.
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