Here's a delightful post from Priceonomics on the invention of the Slurpee. Who would have thought that Canadians were such huge consumers of flavored icy drinks? Canadian readers, is this true?
Why buy a bookstore in small town Ontario?
There are no Trader Joe's stores in Canada, but there is a Pirate Joe's store. Canadian Michael Hallatt loved Trader Joe's products so much while he was living in San Francisco that he decided he wanted to buy a bunch of products at regular retail value in the U.S. and resell them in Vancouver. He's now being sued by Trader Joe's.
"I get four years at McGill for a year at a U.S. college." More American students are applying to and attending colleges located in Canada as a way to rein in tuition costs.
Where have you lived, Zoe Daniels?
Where have you lived, Jenny Potter?
Jessica Tate is a name I made up for a Canadian person living in New York City that spoke with me recently about her life.
Chet is a 30-something professional actor from British Columbia.
A 22-year-old unpaid intern in Canada died in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel while driving home after working for 16 hours in a 24-hour time period. His family is now trying to pass new laws that would protect unpaid interns from exploitation. [Thanks to Alison for the story pointer.]
I work as a mailman. Delivering to the communities carved into the woods along the Alaska Highway, in the southern end of Canada's Yukon Territory.