How Did Canada Get its Name?
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How Did Canada Get its Name?

Why Canada? What is the significance of this name? The name Canada actually originates from the Huron-Iroquois word kanata, and was transported around the country via a growing colonist economy of fur trading and exploration. Eventually, the name was formalized, and it has remained in place for over 150 years since 1867. Where Does the…

Flavourful Chips based in Canada
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Flavourful Chips based in Canada

Potato. Doesn’t sound exciting right? Often referred to as bland, boring, cheap and mass produced – potatoes are often overlooked and under-appreciated.  However, for the same reasons, the humble potato is the all time most consumed vegetable all over the world because of its versatility. Potatoes can be fried, baked, boiled, mashed, whipped, hashed, curried…

Remembrance Day in Canada
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Remembrance Day in Canada

Canadians commemorate the end of the First World War each year on November 11th. The commemoration takes the form of wearing poppies, and attending small gatherings in cities or towns to take part in the moment of silence, and listen to speakers as well as bands present. The holiday has been recognized for over 100…

Vancouver’s Transit System – How to Get Around!
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Vancouver’s Transit System – How to Get Around!

International students intending to live in Vancouver should become familiar with their public transit system, as they will likely be using it to visit places in the lower mainland such as restaurants, grocery stores, school and more. The public transit system is fairly comprehensive, including busses, Skytrains, trains and a seabus between downtown and North…