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Lizzie, among several of her classmates (Grade 6 students from Oshawa’s Coronation Public School) participated in an environmental project that hopes to restore the population of Atlantic Salmon to Lake Ontario. Decked out in rubber boots and amidst the stream, they helped release 27,000 salmon fry into Duffins Creek on Friday.
The project, a coordinated effort involving more than 30 organizations, is in its third year and has cost an estimated $3 million so far. If it takes off, Lake Ontario could be home to a healthy Atlantic salmon population by 2020, Robinson said.
Once the fry grow up and head out into the lake, their chances of survival are slim, Rance said. Perhaps one in 1,000 will return to the stream as adults to spawn. Fingerlings and yearlings have higher survival rates, but because they spend more time growing up in aquariums they may be less likely to come back to their home streams.
Rance said the restoration project serves two purposes â€“ the salmon act as an incentive for people to keep the lake clean, but they also allow researchers to gauge pollution levels in the lake by studying the fish that return to spawn.
Robinson said the project means different things to the many people involved. “I’ve found a lot of different angles to it,” he said. Some act out of a moral obligation to undo humankind’s ecological footprint â€“ “It’s sort of a you-broke-it, you-buy-it philosophy,” he said. Source
Anyone else remember that episode of The Simpsons where Chief Wiggum is looking up old laws and discovers one that reads “Five kicks of the same can shall be considered illegally transporting litter”?Â That’s the first thing I thought of when I came across this: a list of strange laws from around the world.Â Their section on Canada is particularly sidesplitting.Â For example:Â it’s against provincial law to kill a sasquatch in British Columbia, while in the town of Uxbridge, Ontario residents are forbidden from having an internet connection faster than 56k.
I’d just like to state for the record that this site doesn’t source any specific laws, so take it with a grain of salt.Â Still — definitely a fun read.
Ever wonder what it would be like if they took Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and did a Rocky Horror-style live show in front of the screen? Neither have I, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t sound like a garment bag full of fun.
The event will be going down at the Bloor Cinema this Thursday May 29th, with showings at 7 and 9:30pm. Tickets are $14 with all proceeds going to the Toronto Cyclists Union. For more information check out the Toronto Cyclists Union online here.
Nothing beats the taste of a great Canadian soda, and there weren’t any greater than The Pop Shoppe. Starting in London Ontario 1969, The Pop Shoppe let consumers buy their soda directly from their distribution outlets, bypassing the typical retail route and passing the savings on to the customer. It sounds crazy, but it worked — within three years they’d expanded to over 500 stores and eventually branched out into the states. People were mixing and matching cases and returning refillable bottles all over the country.
The good times couldn’t last forever though, and despite having some of the best tasting soda on the market (and a big time spokesperson like hockey legend Eddie Shack!) the company folded in 1983. The general consensus is that the business was killed by a combination of store-brand sodas entering the marketplace in major grocery chains and Coca-Cola’s introduction of a diet cola.
In 2004 The Pop Shoppe made a quiet return. Store shelves in small convenience stores were being stocked with Black Cherry and Lime Ricky Pop Shoppe bottles for the first time — and they were just as good as ever. In the four years since, the product has successfully rolled out into much larger availability, with select Zellers stores featuring the product and the 7-11 Food Store chain recently signing on to carry it in all of it’s Ontario locations.
Most of the time we here at SmartCanucks are the ones trying to inform you — now we’d love it if you could inform us!
The internet is plagued with sites promising cheap airfares and last minute deals on flights, but which ones really work? Do we have any frequent flyers here? How do you save on airfare?
Hopefully your answers can help out other readers looking to plan a trip on a big tin bird — readers like me. I’ll be going out to California in July for a press event and I’d love to save every penny I can on the trip. Right now I’m using farecast.com to plan the flight, and although it has some great features I like (emailing me the lowest ticket price every day, tipping me off on whether or not they expect the price to go up or down) I’d like to see what else is out there. Come on, SmartCanuckers! Help me fly those friendly skies!