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Will cannabis users smoke their cars in Canada 2020 (or can “the Kestrel” make it in global auto electrification game)?

Aug 26th, 2010 | By C. M. W. Marcel | Category: In Brief

Assuming it’s real, the recent CBC news story “Cannabis electric car to be made in Canada” offers various varieties of food for thought. In fact the story is so intriguing that it’s all too easy to think it’s too good to be true. This is just the CBC trying to get back at Stephen Harper, [...]



David Thompson’s Canadian West & east & the Métis middle ground today

Dec 24th, 2007 | By C. M. W. Marcel | Category: Heritage Now

Among many other things, 2007 has been remarkable as the starting year for the “North American David Thompson Bicentennials Initiative.” But if you missed all this, don’t worry. It will ultimately stretch to 2011, to commemorate “significant events” in the life of a still too little-known new-world geographer “between 1807 and 1811.” The particular history marked [...]



Iroquois origins of modern Toronto

Aug 5th, 2006 | By C. M. W. Marcel | Category: Heritage Now

It used to be said that modern Toronto began in the late 18th century, when John Graves Simcoe pitched Captain Cook’s “canvas house” more or less in the middle of the present city downtown, on behalf of the British empire on which the sun never dared to set. Nowadays many who take an interest in [...]