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PostArctica: Beaver Activity on Verdun Waterfront

Well, there usually is. I have been walking the Verdun waterfront almost every day since October 1st and while I have noticed the odd tree that has been chewed, it is only the last week or ten days where it has been disturbingly noticeable. I say “disturbingly” because it really is a thin strip of . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Beaver Activity on Verdun Waterfront

PostArctica: December 6, 1989

Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department Maryse . . . → Read More: PostArctica: December 6, 1989

PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

Inspired by veterans at the site I wrote this song tonight. My gift. Feel free to add, subtract, change, whatever it takes to make this a great song.

 

We have blood and dirt on our hands

from all these son’s and daughter’s commands

we never really did very much for the land

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PostArctica: Lately

Some from the last week or so. My new thing is that I now call these types of pictures my “Picturebook Pictures” lol.

Shooting directly into the sun but a 1/4000th of a second shutter speed makes a half arsed image possible.

looking the other way.

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PostArctica: Fake Fake Art by Andreas Schmidt

 

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PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main.

Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

PostArctica: The Dance Floor

Took these last week. During the summer in the evening this place is usually packed with dancers but not on November afternoons.

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PostArctica: Unmanifest At BBAM! Gallery

Stopped in last night at the opening of this show at BBAM! Gallery featuring the work of two excellent young artists, Lana Filippone and Adam Giroux.

From the Facebook page…

THROUGH THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE : UNMANIFEST

This is probably one of the most ambitious exhibitions we’ve ever attempted at BBAM! Gallery. Painter Adam . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Unmanifest At BBAM! Gallery

PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

Stopped in at the vernissage for the exhibit, La Pointe, by Jean-Francois Hamelin taking place at the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier which runs until January 5. It is a tight little show with some great black and and while photographs taken in Point Saint Charles.

Check it out, an interesting exhibition in a wonderful . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

Things Are Good: Bike Lanes Save Lives of Non-Cyclists

Cities can improve the health and well being of everyone by simply adding bike lanes. That’s right, drivers not only benefit from faster traffic flow they also benefit from increased health when cities install bike lanes. As Bloomberg reports, cities around the world are catching on and adding bike lanes to benefit all citizens.

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PostArctica: Stand With Standing Rock – Montreal

Got down late and they had already started marching but I caught up with them on Saint Antoine as they were turning up Saint Alexandre.

Going to quote from the organizer’s Facebook page as I go along.

“Join us in a peaceful protest in solidarity with water defenders and frontline communities at Standing Rock, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Stand With Standing Rock – Montreal

PostArctica: Heron With Still Life

Taken at Parc des Rapides a few weeks ago.

 

 

PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

 

Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” ― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives

Started out at Bridge and Wellington. I wasn’t sure if Bridge south of Wellington was considered part of The Point or not so I . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

So, around 1972 the Stones were overdue to put out some kind of a lousy album, the 60’s were gone, law of averages, times changing, etc, etc, and they go and make one of the most raw bridge the road between rock and punk with everything American tossed in and you get yet another masterpiece, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

PostArctica: Marguerite Duras – The War, A Memoir

A friend recently told me that he likes to save texts, not quotes but texts, larger pieces, that he finds interesting. I am reading this book and thought this was a powerful passage. It is the end of the Second World War and she is wondering if her husband is still alive, thousands reenter Paris . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Marguerite Duras – The War, A Memoir

PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

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PostArctica: Not Myself Anymore

Good one!

Frank Solanki

Every breath is marked to you Every heartbeat is calling out your name Ever since I’ve met you I haven’t been the same

These eyes long for the sight of you These ears long for your voice Ever since I’ve met you I’ve been left with no choice

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Things Are Good: Cities Improve Parking by Removing Parking Spaces

Car culture greatly damaged urban centres the world over and now cities are trying to undo the damage. Smart cities are banning cars from certain areas, installing bike lanes, more sidewalks, and now are removing parking. Cities built too many parking spaces for cars and now they are reclaiming that space. It’s important to . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Cities Improve Parking by Removing Parking Spaces

Things Are Good: Toronto’s Green Roofs Keep Growing

Back in 2006 we first looked at how green roofs were becoming a development issue in Toronto, in 2009 Toronto implemented that green roof bylaw. Then in 2014 we took a look at how North America’s green roof industry is growing. This year, Toronto has become the hub for green roofs! Torontist took a look […]

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PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

Stumbled on to this large mural that was apparently completed yesterday in Little Burgundy. The guys you see in the picture are applying anti graffiti coatings to the work and […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

Things Are Good: Trams Win For Moving People

Traffic is a problem in every city, and more and more people are concerned with the most efficient way of getting people from A to B. It turns out we already know the answer: mass transit. The issue in traffic planing is slowly changing from how much space should cars get to how much space […]

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PostArctica: Nine Must-Read Texts About European Squatting Scenes

As we run our most recent crowdfunding project, we have taken a dive into the history of squatting as a practice of anti-capitalist resistance. In many parts of North America,… . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Nine Must-Read Texts About European Squatting Scenes

PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ― Søren Kierkegaard It’s true, walking will […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

Things Are Good: Walkable Streets Solve Nearly Every Problem

Anybody who lives in a city knows that walkability of neighbourhoods is a key reason they live where they do. The attraction to mobility options, safe places, cultural and economic diversity is what keeps cities growing. Walkable spaces makes all of that happen and more! What smoking was to the 20th century car driving is […]

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