All you need is a computer to unlock a cache of documentaries, comedy, television series like ‘Kim’s Convenience’, ‘Coroner’, and ‘Schitts Creek’ along with the CBC News Network. It’s all available on CBC-GEM, and it doesn’t cost a dime. Type in GEM and see what happens.Another great service, thanks to TORONTO Public Library, and KANOPY is a collection of classic feature films and documentaries. To access this you’ll need a Library Card. My first experience with Kanopy was excellent and it delivered exactly what I wanted. Being a ‘Luddite’ when it comes to computers, that was a pleasant surprise. Kanopy is also available through library systems in OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, CALGARY & the FRASER VALLEY. There’s unlimited access to Kanopy Kids (which includes ‘Sesame Street’ & ‘Arthur’).
<ABOVE – ‘Barking Dog’ by KEITH HARING, 1990’s>
<PONTIAC – Pathfinder Deluxe, made in Canada, advertisement in the Saturday Eveniing Post, 1950><METEOR – Canadian car advertisement, 1950’s><NASH EXHIBIT, Canadian National Exhibition, TORONTO, 1938. A special feature – you could sleep in it anywhere.><DESOTO CUSTOM – ‘Drive without shifting’, Canadian advertisement><MONARCH, ‘Canada’s own car of distinction’ – promotional image, 1956><METEOR CONVERTIBLE, rare Canadian>
The HALLGRIMSKIRKJA is an icon alright. It stands out in Iceland’s capital city. During the day the church is a typical gray concrete giant, but at night it takes on an almost human appearance, with arms spread wide and eyes looking straight at you. <Photo by David Williams.>
<‘UNDER CONTROL’ by BRIAN STAUFFER, March 9/2020, The New Yorker>