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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hedley Concert Benefits Free the Children!

Hedley Headlines Concert for Change!

limited Tickets for Concert For Change featuring HEDLEY May 31 in Lindsay, Ontario are STILL AVAILABLE! We've been hearing rumours that they are sold out, buttgere is good news - they are NOT! Get yours today! Proceeds from Concert for Change will fund participation costs for local youth in the Kawartha Lakes area to attend the Me to We Take Action Academy and be donated to Free the Children.

Purchase tickets online or in person at Stratta in Lindsay.

Concert for Change Discount Group Tickets Available

Here is some very exciting news for your classmates, friends, and clubs. Have 25 or more friends? You con SAVE SAVE SAVE! Here are super new reduced ticket rates for groups over twenty five. - Purchase 25 Tickets or more SAVE 10% - Purchase 50 Tickets or more SAVE 20% That's right! If you purchase a block of 25 tickets you can save 10% on ticket costs. If you purchase a block of 50 tickets you can save a whopping 20%. That’s right, buy with your friends and save mad money. Ladies and gents get jazzed this deal is too good to pass up. See more details about this event : Kawartha Lakes Mums: Concert for Change Features Hedley Follow >Concert for Change on Facebook too!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Alberta Photographer in Top 10 World Images!

Burwell Winter Photography Workshop may Bring Win!

Sony World Photography Awards 2012, listed Anita Erdmann's great cat photo in the top 10 out of 152,323 images entered from 171 countries What an achievement!

Anita created the image of the great cat , shown below, during a Winter Workshop with Burwell Photography School several years ago. Her photo has been at shortlisted in the Nature and Wildlife Category,

Winners will be announced March 20th. Good luck Anita!

Resources:Burwell Schop of Photography School
Sony World Photography Awards

Anita Erdmann Photography

Tassimo Recalls Due to Burn Hazard!

Burn Reports Spur Disc Recall!

Following 21 consumer reports of hot liquid and/or coffee grounds spraying onto consumers and bystanders, including 4 reports of second-degree burns. Tassimo T Discs are being recalled.
Due to a manufacturing defect, the recalled espresso T Discs can become clogged, and during brewing or upon opening of the brewing mechanism, hot liquid and/or coffee grounds could spray onto consumers and bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

Corrective Action

Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs and contact the Tassimo Recall Website or Tassimo hotline to obtain a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact the company by telephone toll-free at 1-866-918-8763 between 8 AM and 8 PM ET Monday through Friday and between 8AM and 1PM ET on Saturday. Consumers may also visit the Tassimo Recall website.
Source:Health Canada: Recall Report 1541

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RCMP OFFICERS SHOT! See News Conference!

CBC News:Edmonton RCMP Officers Shot Live Stream Conference on now!
RCMP are searching for an armed suspect after 2 RCMP officers were shot this afternoon in a conflict near Killam, Alberta this afternoon. The officers were transferred from the Killam Hospital to a hospital in Edmonton,and their condition is not currently known.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Public Transit Users Get Tax Rebate!

Hope you Saved Your Receipts!
Canadians who paid for unlimited travel passes on public transit in 2011 can get their travel expenses reimbursed! The tax rebate includes passes purchased for unlimited travel the following:
•local buses;
•commuter trains or buses; or
•local ferries.
You can also claim the cost of:

Shorter duration passes if:
each pass entitles you to unlimited travel for an uninterrupted period of at least 5 days; and you purchased enough of these passes so that you were entitled to unlimited travel for at least 20 days in any 28-day period.

For full details see: Canada Revenue Agency: Line 360 Details

Friday, January 27, 2012

Omemee Pigeon eFlyer –Top Canadian Mapmaker!

Google Maps Contributor for Over 4 Years

Omemee Pigeon eFlyer, editor Suzanne Sholer, was recognized,and awarded an official Google Map Maker prize for her mapping efforts in adding and editing places on Google maps. Placing venues, businesses, parks,and landscape features in the correct location on internet maps has been personal hobby of Suzanne’s for over four years. When Google Map Maker officially opened its doors to Canada this year, Suzanne was entering the location of the Omemee boat launch to be included in the Omemee Pigeon eFlyer. 

‘Many places in our rural area, lack proper online maps and directions,’ Suzanne shared,adding ’As long-time village residents,we frequently received calls asking for directions to businesses,churches,and parks.When I founded Omemee Pigeon eFlyer,it was a natural extension to include maps.’

Canadian Google Map Makers Impacting Canadian Economy

Google Map Maker now being open to Canadians, can have a large effect on the Canadian economy. What this means for us as a country is that edits, and new submissions to Google maps will take much less time for approval.This can directly impact the Canadian economy as a whole,as people are able to find the correct locations for tourist activities, shopping, and more.

‘Google Map Maker being open to Canadians, has financially helped some local groups already,’shared Suzanne Sholer,editor of Omemee Pigeon eFlyer,adding ’One of our most rewarding additions to Google maps has been Freedom Valley Horse Rescue. It’s good to see a worthy cause getting the assistance it needs.’

Canadian Google Map Maker Connecting Canadians

Google Map Maker,being open to Canadians,also connects Canadians online in new ways. Prior to Google Map Maker being open to Canadians,edits made to Canadian maps were simply approved- or not, by map makers outside Canada. There was little discussion,and sometimes valid corrections were disapproved by people unfamiliar with a region. Now Canadian Map Makers can connect with each other,to help speed the process of edits being accepted.  Suzanne hopes more Canadians will take an interest in mapping our great country.

‘For Google Map Maker edits to be accepted, they must ne approved by other Google Map Makers.’ Suzanne shared adding,’If we could get a few more local people involved in editing Google Maps, it could really speed up the process.’

Google Map Maker – Natural Educational Extension

Google Map Maker, has long been used as an adjunct to courses in the United States and the UK. Ms. Sholer, a teacher on leave from Toronto Board of Education, sees great potential for Canadian Colleges,and Universities to participate in the Canadian Google Map Maker program.

Here is an excerpt from the Official letter of recognition from Google Map Maker

Hi Google Map Maker!

We’re with the Google Map Maker community team and wanted to introduce ourselves to you. You’re one of the top mappers in Canada since last month’s Google Map Maker launch for Canadian editing, and we’re dedicated to supporting avid mapping users like you.

We’d be delighted to send you a gift from Google Map Maker based on the great mapping you’re doing! 

Also, we’d love to find out more about your interest in mapping.  Could you take just a moment to fill out this very brief form, sharing with us what excites you about mapping?

Finally, we warmly welcome you to join the North American Map Maker forum to interact with other mappers working on the North American region. We also recommend you visit the Map Maker Community, learn more about the application and introduce yourself to other members.  You can find more information about our team on this page. 

Welcome and happy mapping!

Warm regards,
Adam, Catherine and Andrew
Google Map Maker Community Team

Green Party of Canada Sounds Democracy Alarm

Never before in Canadian history has a governing party chosen to vilify its citizens for the offence of commitment to our environment. The Prime Minister has made it clear he regards the determination of Canadians to oppose oil tankers on the BC coast and piping bitumen crude out to the US or China as anti-Canadian activity.

The attack has included demonizing charities receiving money from US charities to oppose the pollution of Big Oil. For years, Canadians have donated generously to protect the Amazon or to save rare tigers. But when other countries’ citizens donate to help Canadians protect our precious eco-systems, Stephen Harper acts as though the effort is a threat to national security.

The tactics of the Harper Conservatives are chilling. They combine suppression of dissent, with conflating the “public interest” with the profits of foreign oil companies. We need to speak out clearly. The national interest requires addressing the climate crisis, establishing energy security and diversifying energy sources.

As the only elected leader of an Opposition party in the House of Commons, I am very grateful for your help. Support now will help us spread the word and improve our ability to get the word out at the grassroots.

Please take a moment to donate time (go to to sign the petition) or write letters to the editors of newspapers across Canada.

Do not lose heart. We may be in the fight of our lives, but we can revive democracy. We can restore Canada to the place of respect in the world which we once held. It is possible to mobilize effectively and force a change in the dangerous course Stephen Harper has set for our nation.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Elizabeth May, O.C.

Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands
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