09-02-08

een belgische familie

een belgische familie die in Canada ging wonen http://www.wilboo.org/ en nu zou Kris graag een verzameling aanleggen van Belgische postkaarten.

Dus als je op stap gaat in België, naar Brussel of Zichen-Zussen-Bolder,of eender waar
neem onderstaand adres mee en stuur hen een kaartje...

Kristel Boon
13 Cimarron Meadows Close
Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1T5
Canada

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05-02-08

10 Reasons to switch

Top 10 Reasons to switchun

This article was written and created by John Bender. If you have not seen John's "Switch" video, download it here. Also check out John's switch to Canada Website. http://bantha.cjb.net

1.Canada..consecutively ranked the best place to live

The United Nations releases a series of annual reports called the Human Development Reports. Canada almost always makes the top 5, is almost always ranked two or three higher than the United States and was ranked #1 for seven years in a row in the 90's. If it were a sport, one would call that a Legacy.

2.Humane health care system2

Although many would argue that Canada's health care system is not free, tell that to Joe Lunchbox who gets laid off when the American corporate office decides to close his plant. While he's looking for work, he can rest assured knowing if his wife or kids get sick, the hospital bills are paid.
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Indeed, health care comes out of our taxes and, admittedly, it is a large portion. Nor is it perfect a system - it needs reform and more money. But I like knowing that my family and I, regardless of our economic situation, will always have our health. And, unlike most of our American counterparts, we care about our poor and our Joe Lunchboxes.

3."US.Lite"-tastes great,less filling3

Leaving the United States doesn't mean giving up your favourite TV shows, movies, clothing, lifestyle and car. Canada has almost everything the States has, materially. We get your TV (and some radio) stations beamed into our homes and we see the same movies in our theatres. That's why we know more about you than you know about us - it's an advantage! We also have more than two parties to choose from in our elections.

In fact, Canada is pretty much the United States without the Bush Administration, capital punishment, the need for capital punishment, screwy vote-counting, and the
liability/responsibility with having a nuclear arsenal. The U.S. is past its prime anyhow.

4.More democratic.4
America prides itself in being the "leader of the Western World, leader of the free nations." The cornerstone of this being Democracy, something the Vikings of Iceland created in the world's first parliament in 930 A.D. Truely, the Constitution was a wonderful leap forward for human development, individual rights and this advanced form of goverment.

Despite this, the United States has been ranked 10th by
World Audit in a list of democracies. Sure, Canada is #9 - but lookie why we're one above the States: corruption.
Oil, shady trading and rigged elections will lower that score.

5.Fewer enemies5

In its effort to punish countries that "threaten world peace" (see: 1, 2, 3) the United States has earned the disrespect (and hatred in extreme cases) of many countries of the world. In the viscious and cowardly attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City, many thousands of people died because of this.
The government and media portray the United States as an innocent bystander subjected to the discriminate wrath of a terrorist organization. In fact, it is a result of the political (and, arguably, religious) decision to politically and militarily support one side of the Middle East Peace Process when objectivity is paramount. Just like being attacked by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941 while claiming neutrality and running munitions and supplies to Great Britain, there is a cause and effect.

Not myself, nor Canada is here to judge this decision to be right or wrong, it's just a decision that has consequences.

And Canada is just here. Many don't even know we're here - and that's ok with us. Those that do know, know Canada has
done her part and don't hold it against her.

6.Free press.less propaganda 6

Perhaps we mean a more free press. You see, Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States 17th of 139 countries, ranking just one above "communist" Hong Kong. Canada came in at a respectable number 5, number 2 if you include the fact that the first five are a tie.

What does that say about the United States? the land of the free and home of the brave? When critizing other countries for propaganda and subversion, back it up with some credibility. And learn how to filter through the
media bias.

7.Room to stretch out 7

As the world's second largest country, Canada weighs in with over 9,093,507 square kilometres of land (roughly 3,031,169 square miles) with a population just under 31 million. That's a population density of 3.1 per square kilometre, compared to 29.4 in the United States. It has the largest coastline of any country with access to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans.

8.Increase your saving account by 50%
How would you like your savings account to grow by 50% with no charges, no fees and no wait? With the current US-Canada
exchange rate, the money you bring into Canada instantly increases by over 50%!

9.No need to learn a new language.

but you can!9

Canada is a bilingual country, speaking English and French. This is because Canada is the country in which two of history's biggest rivals learned to coexist. And that's something to honour, cherish and be proud of.

So you don't need to learn a new language to enter Canada, with the exception of some colloqualisms and slang such as 2-4, tuque, loonie, toonie, Tim's, chesterfield and eh.

French is spoken primarily in the province of Quebec and a large portion of New Brunswick, but is also deeply rooted in the Ontario city (and federal capital) of Ottawa, which lies right on the border of Quebec. All (most) street and federal signage, documents and material goods display both French and English.

10.It's beautiful  10

Canada is home to some of the most magnificent scenery on the planet. From jagged mountains to prairies, ancient forests to gorgeous rocky shorelines, Canada has it all.

It's also home to about 25% of the world's fresh water supply. And although we send our cold fronts into the States in return for smog and acid rain, we otherwise have little to no pollution in the air we breathe.

Our life expectancy is almost
two years longer than the United States. What would you do with those extra two years?

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04-02-08

Watervallen in Canada

Al ooit je af gevraagd hoe hoog en hoeveel watervallen Canada heeft?

hier zijn ze :

Naam                                                 Hoogte                        Plaats

Della Falls440Della Lake, CB
Takakkaw Falls254Daly Glacier, CB
Hunlen Falls253Atnarko River, CB
Panther Falls183Nigel Creek, AB
Helmcken Falls137Murtle River, CB
Bridal Veil Falls122Bridal Creek, CB
Virginia Falls90South Nahanni River, NT
Chute Montmorency84Rivière Montmorency, QC
Twin Falls80Yoho National Park, CB
Chute Ouiatchouan79Rivière Ouiatchouan, QC
Brandywine Falls61Brandywine Creek, CB
Chutes Niagara (American Falls)59(Niagara River, É.-U.)
Chutes Niagara (Horseshoe Falls)57Niagara River, ON
Wilberforce Falls49Hood River, NU
Dog Falls47Kaministiquia River, ON
Kakabeka Falls47Kaministiquia River, ON
Chute de Shawinigan46Rivière Saint-Maurice, QC
Grand Falls43Exploits River, NL
Parry Falls40Lockhart River, NT
Wawaitin Falls38Mattagami River, ON
Elizabeth Falls34Fond du Lac River, SK
Aubrey Falls33Mississagi River, ON
Alexandra Falls32Hay River, NT
Thomas Falls31Unknown River, NL
Marengo Falls30Marengo Creek, NT
Barrow Falls27Barrow River, NU
Pigeon Falls27Pigeon River, ON
Scott Falls27Unknown River, NL
Tyrrell Falls26Lockhart River, NT
High Falls24Onaping River, ON
Chutes aux Schist24Pukaskwa River, ON
Smoky Falls24Mattagami River, ON
Christopher Falls23Opasatika River, ON
Chute du Calcaire22Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Chute au Granite21Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Partridge Falls21Pigeon River, ON
Steephill Falls21Magpie River, ON
Louise Falls20Hay River, NT
Muhigan Falls19Muhigan River, MB
Big Beaver Falls18Kapuskasing River, ON
Chutes aux Schistes18Rivière Caniapiscau, QC
Twin Falls18Abitibi River, ON
Lady Evelyn Falls17Kakisa River, NT
Muskrat Falls15Churchill River, NL
Taskinigup Falls15Burntwood River, MB
Kazan Falls14Kazan River, NU
Rideau Falls12Rideau River, ON

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