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United States to reopen border with Canada Starting November

From November, the United States will reopen its land border to people not traveling for urgent reasons. Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security, announced that fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Canada and Mexico will be permitted entry from both land and sea ports.

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving 101?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or, is it Merry Thanksgiving…? Whatever the case, I wish you all a wonderful day and hope your day is spent with your family eating lots of food. That’s certainly what I will be doing this Thanksgiving!

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Umm sorry, but why do Canadians say sorry all the time?

Sorry guys, I would be saying too many sorries in this article. Oops..sorry! I moved to Canada a couple of years ago to study and trust me when I say that I was taken by surprise by the Canadian habit of apologizing. Um sorry, but can somebody tell me why do Canadians say sorry so much?! Canadians apologize for coming to work early, for squeezing past you in a crowded area, for asking for a napkin in a restaurant, for entering the elevator before you, for feeding you more than they should and sometimes to even themselves! Can you imagine being a Canadian and having to send back a wrong food order at a restaurant?!

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What I’ve learnt from Canadian Cereal Boxes

A cereal box tells a story. The images, product description and company biography come together to form a warming morning welcome. In Canada, a glance at the ingredient list often provides humble satisfaction; non-GMO, organic, low sugar, natural ingredients, locally-made. . . ah. But whats more, and may surprise newcomers, is the language these details are written in. Or the two languages to be precise.

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Vancouver Slang Words You Need to Know

Rain, Vancouver… Raincouver? Chances are that you may not know these interesting words in Vancouver. Greater Vancouver Area have a lot of nicknames and it may be confusing it at first, therefore, we’re going to break them down for ya.

6 Places To Visit Around Vancouver During Summer

6 Places To Visit Around Vancouver During Summer

Summer is an amazing time in BC with lots of fun to enjoy. Few weeks ago, the heat wave did get in our way, making it unpleasant for outdoor activities. Now that it’s gone, the chilling spirit of summer is calling all of us to go outdoor again. We can all go back to our normal exercises such as jogging, biking, trailing, hiking. Feel free to take a look back at CISM’s article about the 3 most achievable trails in Metro Vancouver. For those of you who prefer calmness, there are more than enough options for yoi to choose. In this article, CISM will invite you to explore Upick fruit farms and flower gardens around Metro Vancouver

Canada Day 2021 July 1

Canada Day 2021

This year, Canada Day will be one like no other. In the face of the global pandemic, many celebrations have been cancelled or were never planned to begin with. With the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves on residential school sites, the nation has been grappling with the atrocities of it’s colonial foundation. This has led to cancelations and changes of events in respect of our Indigenous Peoples communities. But many of you may still be wondering, what is Canada Day?