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Geography of Canada

Canada has a vast geography that occupies much of the continent of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south and the U. S. state of Alaska to the northwest. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. Greenland is to the northeast and to the southeast Canada shares a maritime boundary with France's overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the last vestige of New France. By total area, Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after Russia. By land area alone, Canada ranks fourth, the difference being due to it having the world's largest proportion of fresh water lakes. Of Canada's thirteen provinces and territories, only two are landlocked while the other eleven all directly border one of three oceans. Canada is home to the world's northernmost settlement, Canadian Forces Station Alert, on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island – latitude 82.5°N – which lies 817 kilometres from the North Pole.

Much of the Canadian Arctic is covered by permafrost. Canada has the longest coastline in the world, with a total length of 243,042 kilometres. Three of Canada's Arctic islands, Baffin Island, Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island, are among the ten largest in the world. Since the end of the last glacial period, Canada has consisted of eight distinct forest regions, including extensive boreal forest on the Canadian Shield. 42 percent of the land acreage of Canada is covered by forests 8 percent of the world's forested land, made up of spruce and pine. Canada has over 2,000,000 lakes—563 greater than 100 km2 —which is more than any other country, containing much of the world's fresh water. There are freshwater glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coast Mountains. Canada is geologically active, having many earthquakes and active volcanoes, notably the Mount Meager massif, Mount Garibaldi, the Mount Cayley massif, the Mount Edziza volcanic complex. Average winter and summer high temperatures across Canada range from Arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Canada has a diverse climate. The climate varies from temperate on the west coast of British Columbia to a subarctic climate in the north. Extreme northern Canada can have snow for most of the year with a Polar climate. Landlocked areas tend to have a warm summer continental climate zone with the exception of Southwestern Ontario which has a hot summer humid continental climate. Parts of Western Canada have a semi-arid climate, parts of Vancouver Island can be classified as a cool summer Mediterranean climate. Temperature extremes in Canada range from 45.0 °C in Midale and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan on July 5, 1937 to −63.0 °C in Snag, Yukon on Monday, February 3, 1947. Canada covers a panoply of various geoclimatic regions. There are 8 main regions. Canada encompasses vast maritime terrain, with the world's longest coastline of 243,042 kilometres; the physical geography of Canada is varied. Boreal forests prevail throughout the country, ice is prominent in northerly Arctic regions and through the Rocky Mountains, the flat Canadian Prairies in the southwest facilitate productive agriculture.

The Great Lakes feed the St. Lawrence River; the Appalachian mountain range extends from Alabama through the Gaspé Peninsula and the Atlantic Provinces, creating rolling hills indented by river valleys. It runs through parts of southern Quebec; the Appalachian mountains are an old and eroded range of mountains 380 million years in age. Notable mountains in the Appalachians include Mount Carleton, The Cabox. Parts of the Appalachians are home to a rich endemic flora and fauna and are considered to have been nunataks during the last glaciation era; the southern parts of Quebec and Ontario, in the section of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin, is another rich sedimentary plain. Prior to its colonization and heavy urban sprawl of the 20th century, this Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests area was home to large mixed forests covering a flat area of land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Canadian Shield. Most of this forest has been cut down through agriculture and logging operations, but the remaining forests are for the most part protected.

In this part of Canada the Gulf of St. Lawrence is one of the world's largest estuary. While the relief of these lowlands is flat and regular, a group of batholites known as the Monteregian Hills are spread along a regular line across the area; the most notable are Mont Saint-Hilaire. These hills are known for a great richness in precious minerals; the northeastern part of Alberta, northern parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, as well as most of Labrador, are located on a vast rock base known as the Canadian Shield. The Shield consists of eroded hilly terrain and contains many lakes and important rivers used for hydroelectric production in northern Quebec and Ont

Solo Flytes

Solo Flytes is a compilation album by members of the American rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd. The album features tracks from various bands the members of Skynyrd had formed after the plane crash that took the lives of numerous members; the tracks were all recorded between 1978-1983. "Prime Time" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 4:06 "Don't Misunderstand Me" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 3:58 "One In The Sun" - Steve Gaines - 4:59 "Getaway" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 7:27 "Opportunity" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 4:35 "Red Hot Light" - Artimus Pyle Band - 3:18 "Tashauna" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 4:58 "Seems Like Everyday" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 4:31 "Next Phone Call" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 3:35 "Pine Box" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 3:03 "Fancy Ideas" - The Rossington-Collins Band - 4:40 "Chapter One" - Allen Collins Band - 4:32 "Makes More Rock" - Artimus Pyle Band - 2:40 "I'm Free Today" - Rossington Collins Band - 3:24 "Welcome Me Home" - The Rossington Band - 4:44 "Sometimes You Can Put It Out" - Rossington Collins Band - 5:42 "Don't Misunderstand Me" - Rossington Collins Band - 5:41

Melbourne General Cemetery

The Melbourne General Cemetery is a large necropolis located 2 km north of the city of Melbourne in the suburb of Carlton North. The cemetery is notably the resting place of four Prime Ministers of Australia, more than any other necropolis within Australia. Former Prime Minister Harold Holt's headstone is a memorial, as his remains have never been discovered; the cemetery was established in 1852 and opened on 1 June 1853, the Old Melbourne Cemetery was closed the next year. The grounds feature several heritage buildings, many in bluestone, including a couple of chapels and a number of cast iron pavilions; the gatehouses are notable. Five Prime Ministers of Australia are memorialised at Melbourne General Cemetery. Three are interred in the cemetery's'Prime Ministers Garden': Sir Robert Menzies, Sir John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser. Harold Holt's is a memorial. Dame Zara is buried at the closest burial ground to where Holt disappeared. James Scullin is buried in the Catholic section of the cemetery. There are eight Premiers of Victoria buried at Melbourne General Cemetery, more than any other necropolis around the state.

Premiers George Elmslie, James Francis, Duncan Gillies, Richard Heales, William Nicholson, Sir John O'Shanassy, Sir James Patterson, James Service. Sir Robert Menzies served as Deputy Premier of Victoria between 1932 and 1934; the first Premier of Tasmania is interred at William Champ. There is one Governor of Victoria, Sir Charles Hotham, one Governor-General of Australia, Sir Isaac Isaacs, buried at Melbourne General Cemetery; the cemetery contains the war graves of 91 Commonwealth service personnel, more than 30 from World War I and more than 50 from World War II. The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust: administrators of the Melbourne General Cemetery

Weekend View

Weekend View was a weekend weather program on The Weather Channel that aired from 5-11 a.m. Eastern Time; because of this timeslot, it can be considered the weekend equivalent to Morning Rush, although it aired for six hours in comparison to the three-hour time length of Morning Rush. Weekend View included national outlooks for the day as well as lifestyle segments. On November 10, 2013, Weekend View was replaced by Weather Center Live. Weekend View's initial launch date was planned for September 10, 2005, but its premiere was delayed two weeks due to the busy 2005 hurricane season. Initial plans for the program hosted by Dao Vu and meteorologists Bill Keneely, Kelly Cass and Stephanie Abrams included an accompanying primetime talk show to debut in the second quarter of 2006, though those plans never came to fruition. In the fall of 2006, meteorologist Stephanie Abrams left the program to co-host Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast with Mike Bettes and was not replaced. In September 2007, meteorologist Samantha Mohr joined The Weather Channel to replace Kelly Cass, who moved to PM Edition.

This move proved to be short-lived, as Cass returned to the program in May 2008. In April 2008, Vu was not replaced. On March 7, 2009, Weekend View expanded by two hours from 5-11 a.m. ET. At this point, Bill Keneely, the only host to remain with the show from the beginning of its run was moved to the weekend late night edition of PM Edition, while Betty Davis joined Kelly Cass on the 7-11 a.m. block. Jeff Morrow and Alex Wallace co-hosted the new 5-7 a.m. block. On July 31, 2010, Betty Davis left Weekend View, departed from The Weather Channel as well. In November 2010, Kelly Cass moved to Weather Center Live and Maria LaRosa joined Todd Santos for Weekend Now. Jen Carfagno and Eric Fisher became their replacements for the 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Eastern Time edition. In July 2012, Alex Wallace moved to First Outlook, was replaced by Danielle Banks. In October 2012, Jeff Morrow left TWC, was replaced by Ray Stagich. In November 2012, Danielle Banks left for Weekend Now and Weather Center Live, was not replaced.

If there was a major weather event, the 5-7 a.m. block of Weekend View would start two hours earlier and air from 3-7 a.m. and a meteorologist would join Ray Stagich during that time. Eric Fisher left TWC on July 1, 2013, was replaced by Reynolds Wolf. On November 10, 2013, Weekend View aired its final broadcast after more than eight years, it was replaced by the new all-day Weather Center Live program on November 16, as part of the 2013 relaunch of the Weather Channel. In 2015 a Weekend View like show, AMHQ Weekend, started airing 5-9 a.m. ET

Intern Aware

Intern Aware is the United Kingdom national campaign for fair internships, founded in 2010. Working in cooperation with businesses, trade bodies and trade unions, they aim to help employers develop high quality internship schemes with recruitment based on merit, payment that complies with employment law, they work with interns to ensure they receive the pay they are entitled to by law. They believe that unpaid internships are exploitative and unfair. By asking people to work without pay, employers exclude those with talent and drive who cannot afford to work for free, they campaign that employers and young people alike benefit from the best graduates getting the best jobs. They argue. Much of Intern Aware’s argument focuses on how interns fit into the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. Main proposal • the UK Government should designate anyone who has undertaken a period of work experience for over four weeks to be a “worker” under the meaning of the National Minimum Wage Act. Other proposals “Naming and shaming” of persistent, high profile offenders who break the NMW Act.

The organisation started as a Facebook group named "Interns Must Be Paid The Minimum Wage". It has led campaigns focused on the non-payment of parliamentary interns, it campaigned during the Labour Party's leadership election, securing the support of all five candidates and persuading Andy Burnham MP to demand that the BBC end unpaid work experience. The campaign has drawn attention to the connection between increased graduate unemployment and unpaid interns

Embassy of Croatia, Ottawa

The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia is located in Toller House at the corner of Chapel and Daly Streets in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa, Canada. The building was constructed in 1875 in Domestic Gothic Revival style by Henry Horsey and J. Sheard, architects; the first occupant was J. H. Plummer, the new Ottawa manager of the Bank of Commerce. Two years Télesphore Fournier, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, moved in with his family, it was bought by Auditor General of the Dominion’s Currency Frederick Toller in 1882. His family owned it until 1912 when it was bought by cabinet minister Louis-Philippe Brodeur who owned it until 1931; the house was owned by a group of nuns who used it as a residence and school until 1968. It was rented out to students from the nearby University of Ottawa; the heritage building was purchased for the Republic of Croatia by the Croatian-Canadian community after Croatia gained its independence in 1993. Local fundraising paid for the significant restoration work that refurbished the estate.

It opened as the Croatian embassy in 1999. The building was included amongst other architecturally interesting and significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held June 2 and 3, 2012. Croatia maintains a consular office in Mississauga. Croatian diplomatic missions List of designated heritage properties in Ottawa Official site City of Ottawa page