I’m Canadian, Eh? 003
Random photos and thoughts about Canada.
Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about Canada, the country I grew up in.
Police in Windsor, Ont., say a stone passed this weekend by a man accused of swallowing a $20,000 diamond is the real thing. Staff Sgt. Dave Kigar says the gem was expelled Saturday and tests confirm it was the missing diamond. He says the stone has since been returned to its rightful owners. – Toronto Star, May 20, 2012
They were Canucks fans, as much as people may wish that they weren’t. And Canucks fans, I’m sorry to say, are quickly gaining the reputation for being the equivalent of English soccer fans. – The Globe & Mail, June 16, 2011
What haunts me about the G20 is not that grotesque summer weekend of mass arrests and shivering shoppers penned in for hours in the rain at Queen St. and Spadina Ave. It’s not even John Pruyn, the Christmas tree farmer who lost his leg in a gruesome accident 19 years ago. He had come to Toronto to protest with his daughter. They were sitting in the so-called “free-speech zone” at Queen’s Park that Saturday afternoon when riot police — many of whom had peeled off their nametags — attacked the crowd. Pruyn was treated like a wild dog: jumped, handcuffed, his prosthetic leg ripped off and then instructed, as if for sport, to hop to the police van. – Catherine Porter, Toronto Star, May 18, 2012