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Canadian REIT’s, foreign assets…

Written by on February 11, 2013 in Canada, Investing, World with 0 Comments
Canadian REIT’s, foreign assets…

February is slipping away. Two items in the Financial Post a week ago caught my attention. Canadian REIT’s with foreign assets. The existing one that I have considered is the Dundee International REIT, which currently has all of its assets in Germany. If the trend continues investors will have to pay more than $11 per […]

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Emma Hewitt and Cosmic Gate at Flames Central…

Written by on July 1, 2012 in Calgary, Music, Snapshots with 0 Comments
Emma Hewitt and Cosmic Gate at Flames Central…

Friday, June 29, 2012, I attended the performance of the German DJ duo, Cosmic Gate and featuring Australian singer Emma Hewitt at Flames Central. For me, Emma was the main reason for attending and I hope Emma can come back to a show truly built around her singing. Only a few decent shots to choose […]

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Financing Canada’s Armed Forces…

Written by on June 11, 2012 in Canada, Military and Defence, World with 0 Comments
Financing Canada’s Armed Forces…

An interesting graphic from Saturday’s National Post. Canada’s military spending is at $24.7 Billion and just over 1% of GDP. That’s not enough and Canada can, in fact, afford more and should be spending more. Canada should be closer towards Germany, which spends $46.7 Billion. For Canada, this amount is in the area of 2% […]

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Snapshots (11)

Written by on October 13, 2011 in Books, Snapshots with 0 Comments
Snapshots (11)

A hectic week moves towards the weekend and towards the halfway point of October. I love books! A photo from the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany, caught my eye. Courtesy of the Globe and Mail’s Best pictures section.

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Canada…and Australia, need submarines…

Written by on September 5, 2011 in Canada, Energy, Investing, Military and Defence, Science, World with 0 Comments
Canada…and Australia, need submarines…

Both the Calgary Herald and Globe and Mail have articles today on Canada’s submarine mess. Amid endless refits and repairs, the subs have spent far more time in dry dock than patrolling Canada’s coasts in the 13 years the navy has owned them. And shockingly, none of the four subs is operational. Only one is […]

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Ice or no ice, it belongs to Canada….

Written by on September 3, 2011 in Canada, Climate Stuff, Energy, Investing, Military and Defence, Science, World with 0 Comments
Ice or no ice, it belongs to Canada….

Regardless of how much ice is melting or not melting, I am an advocate for Canada becoming much more active in patrolling and securing our Arctic. I support building new icebreakers as well as Astute Class nuclear powered submarines. The Astutes require no refueling during their 25 years+ life. Two could initailly be built in […]

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Canadian wheat feeding the Middle East…

Canadian wheat feeding the Middle East…

I was catching up on some reading and an article from Thursday’s August 18th National Post caught my eyes…. Middle East looks to Canada’s West for wheat supply Last year, every second piece of flatbread eaten by a Saudi Arabian was baked with grains grown and harvested on Canadian soil. It “was one of the […]

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Morace quits on Canada…

Written by on July 24, 2011 in Canada, Investing, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Morace quits on Canada…

I was catching up on some reading Sunday afternoon. I was very surprised to see in the Globe and Mail that Carolina Morace (and her entire coaching staff) had quit as coach of Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team. With Morace’s departure, the CSA will now have to work quickly to find a successor. Qualifying for […]

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Canada’s 2011 World Cup Group….

Written by on July 10, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada’s 2011 World Cup Group….

The Canadian Women were in Group A of the FIFA 2011 World Cup. Hosts and defending Champions Germany, along with France and Nigeria were the other teams in the group. Would it be fair to say that not many folks would have picked France to be the last team standing from this group? Canada’s World […]

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Countdown to Germany…

Written by on June 18, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Countdown to Germany…

The FIFA Women’s World Cup begins Sunday June 26th. Stephen Brunt has a good read leading up to the next weekend’s opening matches, Canada plays host Germany, Sunday June 26th at 10am Calgary time. Brunt interviews one of the top players in the world, Canada’s Christine Sinclair and the impact that coach Carolina Morace has […]

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