- 22/02/2017Inspiring Wintertime Story - Skiing and the "Piano Years"Sculpted in Time: The Wise Man http://skibanffnationalpark.com ‘The Wise Man’ is the emotive story of Eddie Hunter’s personal connection with Banff National Park and Mt. Norquay, a...
- 16/02/2017Auto Show Happening Now in Toronto, Canada February 17 to 26 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.Toronto auto show has roots to the dawn of the automobiledriving.ca Back in 1898, most of Toronto’s transportation depended on horses. The world’s first viable gasoline cars had appeared just a little more than 10 years prior, and Henry Ford’s famous Model T wouldn’t arrive for another...
- 31/01/2017First Chevy Bolt Delivered to Someone in Toronto - Canada
That's Bolt, not Volt . . .First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyerwww.greencarreports.com Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Canada was delivered to its buyer. It proved...
- 27/01/2017A must see and hear! The title is misleading, this is video covers every aspect of life. Worth every moment of its 5:40 length.Nature is Magic - Robert Bateman Canadian wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman shares his inspiring passion for nature. The largest permanent collection of his work is on display...
- 19/01/2017Skating on a mountain lake. Breathtaking!
- 14/01/2017Alien Glow? Brilliant Light Pillars Appear Over Canadawww.livescience.com An amateur photographer captured brilliant images of light pillars in northern Ontario, revealing the beauty of these shafts of light reflecting off ice...
- 09/01/2017For you @Don 🐝 Kerr...
The Danes have an antidote for their long cold winters. It's called hygge.
Pronounced "hoo-gah," there is no English word which perfectly captures the true meaning of hygge.Hygge: the Danish secret to surviving winterwww.cbc.ca There may be a remedy for the winter doldrums in another land of snow and sleet -...
- Producer08/01/2017Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.” - Brendan Behan Let’s get...
Comments09/01/2017 #21 Laura MikolaitisGreat post, @Don 🐝 Kerr! I love the fervor with which you penned it - it shines through loud and clear. I grew up in the tundra that is Northern NY, which is currently buried under almost 3 ft of snow thanks to the wonders of Lake Effect. So, I hear you. And I feel for my family who still live there. Dressing like Nanuk of the North to simply go out and get the mail is not my idea of fun. Although, I have come to tolerate the winter a bit more than I used to. Living in New England, the winter is temperamental. Like this morning with a blustery 1 degree - so cold that I can gauge the temperature of the day by the reaction of the leaves on the rhododendron bush. They are curled up so tightly this morning I know it's cold. I don't ski or snowmobile and I haven't been on a pair of ice skates in years. But, I do enjoy sliding down a hill from time to time and making the occasional snow angel to keep my spirit young.09/01/2017 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr#3 @Kevin Pashuk As always you offer sage advice. I suspect though that deep within that raging introvert heart lies a genuine love for winter walks and photography sessions that require you to venture out onto the ice to shoot lost wedding roses. Or did I just dream that last bit?09/01/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr#8 @Dean Owen My dear friend Bob Cook moved to Hong Kong from Toronto/Boston/Calgary. All are known 'hot(?)' spots for winter fun. Curiously, he has not returned to enjoy the white stuff. Guessing your experience is similar Dean and can't blame you. I can envy you but I can't blame.09/01/2017 #11 Tony BrandstetterI live in a cold weather area, when I was younger it was fun, now that I am into my 57th year of this I have to admit, it not too fun anymore but I know it is necessary. It starts in fall, when all the trees go dormant, at this time of year I would not want to live any other place, it is breath taking. I have experienced this for 57 years an I still find it spectacular. Then winter comes, shorter days, cold nights, it seems to last forever. When the first bud of spring announces itself, everything comes alive and with such vengeance, the smells, the sights, the sounds, wonderful, all of it. Spring and summer doesn't last long, it seems not as long as winter but we enjoy, embrace, love every single day, winter helps us to enjoy when it's nice.... and savor every moment09/01/2017 #10 Todd JonesOk... this is gonna be unpleasant. I don't know why I'm compelled to share this, but if you have a weak stomach, stop reading here...
Don, my least favorite winter accessory is the stalactite-like snotsicle that adorns my face from November through April. By the end of winter, it has become so long that it presents a tripping hazard.
Told ya. Shoulda stopped reading...
On a less gross side note, I have a pair of Sorrels too. Best made, most durable boot ever. Mine are over 20 years old and still in great shape.
Your kid with glasses looks like he is flipping winter the bird. My seasonal sentiment exactly.
- 02/01/2017Crazy Canucks! What happened to good old fashioned tobogganing?How canadians go rafting via: Only In...
- 27/12/2016Apparently 7 out of 10 Canadians use their back deck at Christmas time for extra refrigerator space. Some of use the snowbanks for a great beer and wine cooler.
- 22/12/2016This is for our Canadian Bees -- VW Diesel Gate Settlement NewsMotor Mouth: Here’s what Canadian owners get from VW’s Dieselgatedriving.ca We may not be eligible for the same money as the U.S., but overall, our $2.1 billion deal is still pretty...
- 20/11/2016Interesting. Check it out.QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Nov. 12-18ca.yahoo.com How well do you know about the people making news in Canada this week? Take our challenge and find...
- 19/11/2016Please join me and welcoming @Emily🐝 Bee to beBee! You got to love a Bee that wears the title of Newbee proudly! Welcome Emily, meet our Bee community.Emily Forget (Newbee!)www.bebee.com Motivation | Reciprocation | Respect are my three primary values. Skilled in Social Media Marketing, I am a Content Marketing Machine....
- Producer15/11/2016Canada has a Buzz going on...Javier shared some interesting numbers today in a comment on John Vaughan's recent post on the % of Producer Posts by country.I took the numbers and correlated them to the population size of the respective...
Comments16/11/2016 #41 Nicole ChardenetWe're Number One! We're Number One! Oooh oooh oooh!
Oh yeah...Eh! ;)
Wow, we're producing 7% of the posts? Hey, it's not all *my* fault!
Okay, we're not really Number One here...but we're kicking the US's ass at least. Just like we did in hockey in the 2010 Olympics. Eat our ice and freeze, ya hosers :)16/11/2016 #40 John Vaughan#33 Speaking of which: @Milos Djukic got at least one negative [ - ] vote for having the audacity to support a position that is not exactly popular among the aficionados. Glad to see that it got "recitified", tho the backstory still remains something of a mystery.
beBee's plus/minus Comment Rating thing is a bit flawed and inconsistent, in any case:
A published Article can receive a "plus"/Like vote (a la [ Relevant ], never mind whether it actually is "relevant") - but not a negative vote. And beBee will tell you who-liked-it.
Not so for Comments. You can Like or Dislike, and never take responsibility for your rating. Interesting that this Secrecy Technique is used in the Comments section, where the whole point - supposedly - is to express your opinion and have a vibrant, open exchange. Yet the rating is anonymous. Go figure....
In addition - the Plus [ + ] and Minus [ - ] votes cancel each other out. A Comment on which there is a vigorous difference of opinion (let's say 10 positives and 10 negatives) appears the same as a yawner with no votes.
Anyhow, Milos, glad to see that you made it back to zero. It's how we measure progress.16/11/2016 #39 John Vaughan#38 "All the comments are laced with fun amd humor." sez @Mohammed A. Jawad
Yes. Especially #23... A veritable Canadian Laugh Riot.
Personally, I'll stick with The Red Green Show (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Green_Show), which demonstrates the value of "EveryDay UX", as expressed through the artful employment of duct tape.
For more EveryDay UX: https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/everyday-ux/16/11/2016 #36 John Vaughan#33 Thank you @Milos Djukic for "your contribution to beBee marketing is also huge. Once again I will point out that you are a great beBee advocate marketer and passionate supporter. Customer advocacy business model and advocate marketing are unified and tightly coupled in this case."
Just wondering ... why would someone give you a Negative [ - ] vote for those sentiments?
ahhh ... perhaps not enough "Positive"?16/11/2016 #33 Anonymous#31 @John Vaughan, your contribution to beBee marketing is also huge. Once again I will point out that you are a great beBee advocate marketer and passionate supporter. Customer advocacy business model and advocate marketing are unified and tightly coupled in this case.15/11/2016 #32 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOne look at the development of the Canadian tech sectors speaks volumes why the infrastructure in Canada is conducive to greater participation. A July 2016 Brookfield Institute Report is one example http://brookfieldinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-State-of-Canadas-Tech-Sector-2016-V2.pdf View moreOne look at the development of the Canadian tech sectors speaks volumes why the infrastructure in Canada is conducive to greater participation. A July 2016 Brookfield Institute Report is one example http://brookfieldinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-State-of-Canadas-Tech-Sector-2016-V2.pdf Couple that with education, demographics and a different attitude to media (while Canada's media can vastly improve, American news media pails in comparison with depth/diversity of news story coverage) and then there is the case for Canada, articulated by media outlets such as Vox in their July 2016 story http://www.vox.com/2014/7/1/5843316/the-case-for-canada - and where American media like Vox succeeds, Canadians with a greater degree of connection have more access options and engage commensurately at a higher rate (rural areas are still lagging) as detailed by CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) making Canada 2nd to the UK in the G9 country ranks for Internet penetration https://cira.ca/factbook/2015/the-canadian-internet.html Close15/11/2016 #31 John Vaughan#23 Sheesh, "Pablo" ... pissy much? (How un-Canadian)
"Stating either position as a "fact" is delusional." sez @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
The observable "fact" is that there is a demonstrably high (as in Super High) correlation between being-an-ambassador and priming-the-pump in the form of publishing activity, s.a. Articles, Comments, Shares, etc. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/priming-the-pump No, "Pablo", that set of observations is not delusional. Count them yourself. Or just eyeball it. It's obvious. And it's [ relevant ] - even in a beBee sense.
'Ambassadors' are selected precisely BECAUSE they contribute to beBee marketing (I didn't invent this observation. It's stated clearly and repeatedly throughout beBee's ambassadorship marketing material). Does receiving 'ambassadorship' increase the likelihood of such contributions? Is there a behavioral pattern here? Decent questions, imo, but apparently not popular ones in this environment. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/the-emperor-s-new-clothes-epilogue So let's move on.
Yeah, "Pablo" : Egg-vs-Chicken, if that works for ya. I'll go with Ducks-in-a-Row.15/11/2016 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#21 Talk about back-asswards. As usual, John you're getting your egg vs chicken thing going.
Is Canadian activity high because of the high ratio of Canadians among ambassadors?
Or, is the high ratio of Canadian ambassadors due to high Canadian activity?
There is no way to tell. Stating either position as a "fact" is delusional.
I don't really care one way or another, just sayin'. Either way, us Canucks seem to be pulling our weight and then some.15/11/2016 #22 Kevin Pashuk#17 #21 So... let's ask the question... If we are approximately 10% the population of the US, shouldn't the beBee population be representative? What needs to be done to attract more Canadians to beBee? The fact that they are more productive per capita is inconsequential to this question.
Comments13/11/2016 #16 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHeh! Canada continues trend here this week. after CNBC discuss how Americans can emigrate http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/09/this-is-what-you-need-to-do-to-move-to-canada.html and Snopes confirms that it was worried Americans who crashed the Canadian Immigration website following Donald Trumps victory on Thursday night http://www.snopes.com/canadas-immigration-web-site-crashed-after-2016-election/
- 08/11/2016@Jim Murray "beBee --'Cause You Ain't Your Gig; Dig?"
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- 03/10/2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-kearley/one-person-can-make-a-difference#c1www.bebee.com Connect with professionals in your field and bees with whom you share interests on beBee. Social network specialized in affinity...
Comments03/10/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier#17 Good question. I have to say that I don't really know. I think that we may get mistaken for Americans when we are abroad, but most of us have the good sense to make our nationality known when we travel by wearing our flag somewhere. Everybody loves Canadians. Our southern neighbours aren't always so well received. I don't think most Canadians would feel offended by the mistake. We realize we share a similar culture and we understand that our dialect is also similar. All Canadians really want is for people to be polite with us. Nothing much matters more than that.03/10/2016 #17 Ken BoddieI'm having some streaming problems with these live videos, Renée, but yours eventually bounced through from the stratosphere loud and clear. I would say, as a Scots Kiwi Aussie, that you sound Canadian to me, but who am I to make a call? Because I've spent so much time in too many countries, I'm always accused of being "from somewhere else", which brings me to my point. None of us have accents, as my old mate @Kevin Pashuk points out. It's everyone else who has an accent. Furthermore, I've found that many people suck at guessing where that other person's accent is from. This is why I make a point of never guessing, as so many people get offended when we guess incorrectly. Try telling a Scotsman or an Irishman that he sounds English and he'll go into a fit of rage. Do Canadians get upset about being incorrectly labelled as American or does it depend upon who is doing the asking?
- 27/09/2016Thought all you Bees from all over the world might find this of interest.
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