For the first time ever, a team outside of the United States has won a National Basketball Championship. The Toronto Raptors, who are currently the NBA’s only active Canadian franchise, beat San Francisco’s Golden State Warriors 114-110 in a nail-biting Game 6 on Thursday, 13 June 2019. Since James Naismith, the Massachusetts-based inventor of Basketball, originally hailed from Canada, it seems appropriate that a squad from the country won the Finals at last.
If there is one thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada, it is unquestionably wings, beer, hockey and the friendly people. However, for those who love gambling, Canada has a lot more to offer, and it is home to some of the most incredible casinos on the planet.
We’ll put aside the hockey for the moment, and instead, pay attention to some of those incredible casinos that provide unparalleled entertainment opportunities to players of all preferences. [Read more…]
After 14 months of intense negotiations, the new NAFTA deal has finally been given the go ahead, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling it a “good day for Canada”. But is the deal all it’s cracked up to be, and how exactly will it affect Canada’s economy?
Here is what you need to know. [Read more…]
It is said that criminals often return to the scene of the crime. Or, at least that’s what is said in movies, and probably doesn’t hold much weight in the real world. In the case of this popular Canadian bank robber, however, it happens to very much be the truth.
Boyne Lester Johnston was a bank teller in 1958, and took it upon himself to walk out with over 200,000 Canadian dollars. Not an act that many would commend, only Johnston earned something of a reputation over the years, simply because of his wanted poster. [Read more…]
Banksy is often referred to as one of the most influential and important artists of recent years. The England-based artist originally gained popularity for his distinctive stencilled street art in the mid to early 2000s, as his graffiti provided powerful political and social commentary. After a number of the artworks went viral, Banksy soon became a household name, although to do this day, his real identity remains unknown. The artist’s documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop has also been touted as one of the most important films of the last decade and earned him an Oscar nomination in 2011. [Read more…]
Marijuana is on the verge of being legalized in Canada, as the Senate passed the Recreational Marijuana Bill on the 19th of June 2018. However, the actual legalization process may be slightly delayed, and lighting up may only be lawful after September. Of course, the process has not been without its ups and downs, and a veritable storm of controversies. A number of rumbling voices have been heard, both in favour and against the Bill. [Read more…]
When looking at influential people in today’s world, and in history, it soon becomes quite evident that there are many who either live in Canada, or have Canadian roots. Some have since passed, while some are actively playing a role in the global community, using their influence to make the world a better place. We take a look at the 10 most important Canadians ever. [Read more…]
So you have a bad case of wanderlust in your soul but you do not necessarily have the biggest budget? There are amazing places just waiting for you to explore where you do not have to travel very far or break the bank to visit. Some of these destinations do not even require a visa or a massive budget. Here are the top places you have to see if you live in Canada. [Read more…]
Canada is a country that offers a lot of options terms of movie locations – making it a favorite movie location in the world. Movie directors and producers film in locations such as Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary to mimic Middle America, New York or the American West respectively.
However, there are some movies that were actually shot set in Canada. We review 10 films that celebrate the beauty of this country. [Read more…]