Did you know Canada.. I wanted to look at another Canadian invention today – the IMAX!! Canadians Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw developed the IMAX system in 1968. IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards, IMAX increases the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame. IMAX theatre construction also differs significantly from conventional theatres. The increased resolution allows the audience to be much closer to the screen. You’ve probably been to a few different style of IMAX screens. ‘Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience’ is the all-time highest grossing IMAX release; the worldwide IMAX box office total for the film climbed to more than $220 million since the movie’s launch in December 2009. Very exciting and a great Canadian invention Read more →
Did you know Canada.. yesterday it was announced the Toronto City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags COMPLETELY in 2013.
I’m sure you are all used to paying 5 cents at many grocery and other retail stores across the nation for a plastic bag, well in Toronto they are getting rid of them completely.
So to reiterate this is for ALL retail stores in Toronto. If you forgot to bring your reusable bags from home, I’m not sure what will happen. Hopefully stores will have an alternative available like boxes?
I’m on the fence about this one, absolutely we need to protect our environment, I was okay with paying 5 cents a bag when I forgot my own or just wanted a few bags. I mean I never throw them away, we reuse them for a million things – packing snacks, shoes, and wet swim clothes to name a few. I also don’t always bring reusable bags when shopping at speciality stores along a strip as one would often do in Toronto, it’s such a tourist spot too, if you are staying in a hotel and without a car how would you carrying everything??
What’s your take on it??