Monday, December 18, 2017

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 x 6 = $1,319.70

2 Turtle Doves $375 x 5 = $1.875
3 French Hens $181.50 x 4 = $726
4 Calling Birds $599.96 x 3 = $1,799.88
5 Gold Rings $825 x 2 = $1,650
6 Geese-a-Laying $360  (same as last year)
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Sub-Total = $7,730.58

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On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... 
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 x 5 = $1099.75
2 Turtle Doves $375 x 4 = $1500
3 French Hens $181.50 x 3 = $544.50
4 Calling Birds $599.96 x 2 = $1199.92
5 Gold Rings $825 ($750 last year)
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Sub-Total = $5,169.17
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After five years with unchanged pricing, Gold Rings are shining bright, jumping up 10% since last year, due to increased demand and popularity. Ooo la la!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 x 4 = $879.80
2 Turtle Doves $375 x 3 = $1,125
3 French Hens $181.50 x 2 = $363
4 Calling Birds $599.96 (same as last year)
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Sub-Total = $2,967.76

Friday, December 15, 2017

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 x 3 = $659.85
2 Turtle Doves $375 x 2 = $750.00
3 French Hens 181.50 (same as last year)
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Sub-Total = $1,591.35

Thursday, December 14, 2017

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.... 
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 x 2 = $439.90
2 Turtle Doves $375 (same as last year)
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Sub-Total = $814.90


Prices have remained steady, after a hefty increase of 29.3% in 2016.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Today is the 1st day of Christmas, and according to the latest statistics from PNC Wealth Management, the price tag for The Twelve Days Of Christmas is $157,558.00
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Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree - $219.95 (last year $209.95)

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This gift's spike in price can be fully attributed to the Pear Tree's increase (+5.2% from $189.99 to $199.95), while the Partridge remained flat. The Pear Tree spiked due to increased cost of living for workers and limited supply of larger, more mature trees.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History...                              

1969 - Royal Canadian Navy retires aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure after 12 years of service; later sold for scrap.

Under the category of "It's a small world...err...navy", my late uncle Bernie Dubois and the father of my friend Karen Heppel served aboard the "Bonny" until it's decommission.

Monday, December 11, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....







1752 - John Bushell in Halifax, Nova Scotia publishes 8-page pamphlet for government; first book published in Canada. Also becomes the publisher of the first Newspaper in Canada, The Halifax Gazette

Friday, December 08, 2017

On this date 37 years ago the world lost John Lennon....
                                                       
Imagine there's no heaven        
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Thursday, December 07, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1907 - Christmas seals first sold to help fight tuberculosis. The Seals were placed in envelopes on which the following message was printed:

"Put this stamp with message bright
On every Christmas letter;
Help the tuberculosis fight,
And make the New Year better.
These stamps do not carry any kind of mail
but any kind of mail will carry them."

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History...
1917 - Downtown Halifax is blown to pieces as a French munitions freighter, the Mont Blanc, coming through the Narrows carrying 2,300 tons of picric acid, 200 tons of TNT, 35 tons of high octane gasoline, and 10 tons of gun cotton, collides with the Belgium steamship Imo, outbound to New York City, at 8:45 am. The Mont Blanc is propelled towards the shore by the collision, its picric acid ablaze, and the crew abandon ship, after failing to alert the harbour of the peril. Minutes later the blazing ship brushes by a pier, setting it ablaze. The Halifax Fire Department respond quickly, and are just positioning their engine up to the nearest hydrant when the Mont Blanc explodes at 9:05 am in a blinding white flash. The blast levels downtown Halifax, killing 2,000, injuring over 8,000, leaving 10,000 homeless, and doing $50 million damage. All buildings and structures covering nearly 2 square kilometres along the adjacent shore were obliterated, the explosion caused a tsunami in the harbour and a pressure wave of air that snapped trees, bent iron rails, demolished buildings, grounded vessels, and carried fragments of the Mont-Blanc for kilometres. The shock wave shattered windows in Truro, 100 km away, and the sound can be heard in Charlottetown. The greatest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1890 - Quebec strongman Louis Cyr lifts 490 lbs with one finger; working with Barnum circus.

Monday, December 04, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1909 - J. Ambrose O'Brien founds the Canadian Athletic Club, as a founding member of the NHA; the uniform is a navy blue sweater with white narrow bands at the shoulders connected to a band across the chest, with a white 'C' in the centre of the chest band; in 1917 will be a founding member of the NHL, as the Club de Hockey Canadien (CHC).

Friday, December 01, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1535 - Jacques Cartier's men begin to experience the effects of scurvy, due to lack of vitamin C in their diet; the Iroquois will show them how to make cedar tea ('tisane d'anneda') as a cure.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....            

1824 - Samuel Keefer starts construction of the Welland Canal, joining Lake Erie and Lake Ontario; engineer and President of the Welland Canal Company

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1965- A Thor Agena Rocket launches Canadian communications satellite, Alouette II from the Western test range at Vandenberg AFB in California, to continue ionospheric research.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1907 - Dial telephones first used at Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia; possibly first dial telephones in Canada

Monday, November 27, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1943 - Hamilton Flying Wildcats beat Winnipeg Bombers 23-14 in 31st Grey Cup game.

Friday, November 24, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....                     

1968 - 
FLQ terrorists let off two bombs in the Eaton store in downtown Montreal.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....                                             

1815 - Montreal installs first street lamps, fueled by whale oil; first streetlights in Canada.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1852- Frederick N. Gisborne completes laying North America's first submarine telegraph cable from Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick to Carleton Head, PEI.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1899 - First automobile appears on the streets of Montreal; a Crestomobile.

Monday, November 20, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1989 - Fabric roof of Montreal's Olympic Stadium tears during a wind storm.

Friday, November 17, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1883 - Sanford Fleming's Standard Time scheme begins at midnight Atlantic Time in Nova Scotia and the eastern Seaboard of the US. Canada and the US agreed to divide the continent into four time zones, primarily to manage the nightmare of local times clashing with railway timetables. Other nations endorse idea at 1884 conference 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1979 - Mississauga residents start to return after work crews drain liquid chlorine from rail tankers; no one killed or injured in largest single movement of people in Canada 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1974 - Canadian actress, Genevieve Bujold stars in film 'Earthquake', with Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner; features 'Sensurround', with low-frequency noises supposed to suggest a quake

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1835 - Opening of insane asylum at Saint John, New Brunswick; Canada's first insane asylum.

Monday, November 13, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1981 - Canadarm remote manipulator performs flawlessly in four hours of tests on board the space shuttle Columbia STS-2; Canada's $100 million robot arm made by Spar Aerospace in Toronto; tests include manual and automatic modes of operation, ease of control, operation of joints and positioning accuracy; its wrist-mounted camera also put through its paces.




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Friday, November 10, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1975 - Great Lakes ship Edmund Fitzgerald, a 222 meter long iron ore carrier, breaks in two and sinks west of Sault Ste. Marie, after battling 7.5 meter waves and record 125 km/h winds during a November gale on Lake Superior; 29 crew members drown; disaster commemorated in 1976 hit song by Gord Lightfoot.




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Thursday, November 09, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1965 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau first wins seat in House of Commons, as Liberal MP for Mount Royal; one of the 'Three Wise Men' from Quebec, with Jean Marchand and Gérard Pelletier. 




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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1819 - Huge forest fires in northern Ontario and Quebec blacken midday skies between Quebec City and Kingston.




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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1988 - Sun Publishing acquires The Ottawa Sunday Herald and relaunches it as the daily Ottawa Sun.




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Monday, November 06, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1976 - Gordon Lightfoot's single, 'The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald' hits #1 on the Billboard pop charts



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Friday, November 03, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1817 - The Bank of Montreal opens its first branch and trades its first shares; incorporated three years later, on Dec. 20, 1820.  
BMO is the oldest continuously operating bank in North America.



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Thursday, November 02, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1971 - Ottawa mothballs experimental hydrofoil antisubmarine vessel 'Bras d'Or' for at least five years; due to high costs.



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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....               

1939 - Trans-Canada Air Lines starts daily flights between Montreal and Vancouver. In 1964, an act of Parliament changed the name of Trans-Canada Air Lines to Air Canada, effective January 1, 1965.


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1962 - Founding of a secret revolutionary group in Montreal called the Front de libération de Québec (FLQ



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Monday, October 30, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....

1869 - Georges-Édouard Desbarats publishes first issue of the Canadian Illustrated News in Montreal; makes the world's first use of half-tone photo reproduction technique in a newspaper.



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Friday, October 27, 2017

On This Day In Canadian History....                         

1967 - Expo 67 world's fair closes its doors after playing host to 40,300,000 visitors.



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