Archive | June 2013

“Keys to the Street”[Glen Gould plays “Oh Canada”]

 Vancouver places free pianos in outdoor public spaces to inspire participation in music and creativity. [You could be the next Glen Gould!]

Vancouver program places free pianos in outdoor public spaces to inspire participation in music and creativity. [You could be the next Glen Gould!]

Farewell Henri Dutilleux, 1916-2013

Gone to a whole distant world, [Tout un Monde Lointain]

Great French composer: gone to a whole distant world, [Tout un Monde Lointain]

“I dreamt I was flying!”

Washington farmer feeds his pigs excess marijuana stems and roots, giving new meaning to "pot-bellied pigs".

Washington farmer feeds his pigs excess marijuana stems and roots, giving new meaning to “pot-bellied pigs”.

Japan unveils Tiny “Space Robot”

Tiny 1-kilogram communication robot ready to launch

Lilliputian 1-kilogram communication robot ready for space travels

“Which way to the Calgary Stampede?”

As rising floodwaters submerge the Calgary zoo, staff have to act quickly to prevent Hippos from escaping. [In related news, organizers vow that the Calgary Stampede will go ahead as scheduled, in spite of massive flood damage.]

As rising floodwaters submerge the Calgary zoo, staff have to act quickly to prevent Hippos from escaping.
[In related news, organizers vow that the Calgary Stampede will go ahead as scheduled, in spite of massive flood damage.]

Unzipped in Peachland

Charity event for zip-lining in the buff

Naked Zipline event in Peachland, B.C. raises money for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and seeks to set Guinness World Record.

Calgary Police sent to “Twitter Jail”

As floods ravage Alberta, Calgary Police attempt to keep in touch with worried citizens  via "Twitter", but are shut down as they exceed their "tweet limit".

As floods ravage Alberta, Calgary Police attempt to keep in touch with worried citizens via “Twitter”, but are shut down as they exceed their “tweet limit”.