Safeway (owned by Sobeys in Canada) are both still listed as following the code, but my local Safeway said they didn't do it anymore since last Christmas! I got it for free anyhow, but I've now written the council to get them to fix their page - or retune Sobey's! 2/2

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Did you know you're entitled to $10 off a wrongly priced item under the Scanner Price Accuracy Code? (Canada)

I thought it was worth reposting this information. If it's under $10 and it scans wrong, you get the item free. Over that amount you get $10 off.

Here is a list of stores which follow this volluntary code

Been listening to the radio a bit more lately, b/c no internet out at the farm. My elderly android handy has built-in fm radio (unlike apple fones).
This show c'est formidable is enjoyable'est_! and also Hot Air.
It played 'My Funny Valentine' and I finally made the connection to 'My Bloody Valentine' which has bothered me for years why it sounded familiar! @cosullivan anyhow, this one was great too Big Momma..

Defining A solarpunk aesthetic?

"Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk..."


In practice i can't vote directly for Mr Singh, but for my local NDP candidate. The leader of the party that wins the most seats becomes Prime Minister and our system is first past the post. Parties elected under that system are loathe to change it. Cynically, none of the parties use first past the post in their own leadership conventions. Run-off elections or simply the party caucus (ndp).

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Trudeau says no point voting green/ndp because our democracy doesn't work, so just vote for me, me, m! Don't vote your concience, don't vote your heart. Vote strategically - our system is broken. AND o'toole says the same: only vote for me or throw away your vote. The heck with you both. I am voting for Jagmeet Singh, b/c I'm sick of a whole liftime of same-same from those two yo-yo parties. Would vote green, but the party self-destructed.

The other day I marveled at being able to trade a loony (one canadian dollar coin) for a kiwi fruit. So far away! Today I was thrilled to buy a large avocado on sale for a loonie - normally either fruits may be 2-3 dollars each. How much are they in Aukland and Mexico City?
1 CAD = 1.11NZD = 15.69MXN
@pgtips91 @maperal

Worrying is like praying for what you don't want.

Lost Cell Phone Blues- Genevieve and the Wild Sundays [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Published June 8, 2017Ever lose your phone? Looking for the silver lining?? Check it out!Genevieve and the Wild Sundays- Fine Line album available now https:...

@mpjgregoire i guess we're world famous now.

Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada

Canada's skyrocketing housing costs have become a key election issue this year.

Categorized by country and region, you can see images of the covers.

Today's newspapers. Today's press covers.

Have we detected dark energy? Cambridge scientists say it’s a possibility

[bear in mind the law of headlines that end with a question mark!]

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep

Went fishing after work. The coho are still running and lots of them. Hard to avoid catching Pinks over and over - those we put back very quickly - no one likes pinks.
You can take 4 coho a day, but only one may be over 50cm. No barbed hooks and no bait. All of those are fineable offences and there are plenty of COs around (fish cops).

Your recent post on the energy needed to erase reminded me of this. Spoiler: about 4 grams each!

What's the carbon footprint of an email?

A long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions contribute to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other climate-altering greenhouse gases.


p.s. the liberals have now declared a candidate, but given that the woman lives outside the riding 1,400km down the highway in Abbotsford... Really, it's still blank. She's just there to siphon a few votes.

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Candidates Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Federal Elections are a minimum of 36 days with the election on day 37. Theoretically, they could last up to 10 months, But with campaign spending limits capped at 30 million dollars + 1/37th of that for any extra days... Plus we hate long campaigns! Contrast with the USA where they seem to campaign for years on end while spending Billions on attack ads.


Canada is a pedestrian nation | Opinions | Al Jazeera

Sadly, this guy's assessment of our PM hopefuls seems about right.

The Pax EE.UU is a lie told by Hollywood
"Since World War II, during a supposed golden age of peace, the United States military has killed or helped kill some 20 million people, overthrown at least 36 governments, interfered in at least 85 foreign elections, attempted to assassinate over 50 foreign leaders, and dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries!"
@maperal @Maya

Should we modify the old soviet joke about russian?
"Learn Mandy now, before it is compulsory!"

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Pumpkin OS

I have happy memories of my old palm pilots, which gave way to a sharp zaurus in the end. Even today I use Graffiti as my input method on android.

"Pumpkin is the name I have given to my port of PalmOS running on the x64 architecture. Please refer to this article for basic information on this project. Also look for other articles in the PalmOS…"

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