And the new restaurants just keep coming! I’m delighted that St. John’s is having quite a month for openings! Checked out @cojonestacos last week for date night and the space is super trendy and fun! Sadly the food didn’t live up to the decor; while the strawberry-rhubarb margarita was great there was no local beer on tap and the tacos could only be described as meh.
Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.
~ Greg Child
Location: Canada 🇨🇦, Alberta, Waterton Lakes, Crypt Lake Trail
Back in 1987, before antiretroviral therapy became a life-saving game-changer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, about the only weapon against the deadly disease was education. “Dr. Catherine Hankins, a Montreal epidemiologist, calls the Quebec government’s negligence in attacking the AIDS problem irresponsible and dangerous,” we wrote on Aug. 19, 1987. “Hankins oversaw creation of a controversial $60,000 AIDS campaign which was axed by (Health Minister Thérèse) Lavoie-Roux after the Quebec Association of Catholic Parents protested about the inclusion of a condom in each information kit.” This photo of Hankins, taken by James Seeley, accompanied the story; she is standing in front of a poster encouraging condom use.
In our new series, History Through Our Eyes, we revisit photographs from the 20th century as seen by Montreal’s English-language press. You can find every instalment on montrealgazette.com.
How well were you spending your weekend productively?
Did anyone have a chance to visit one of the events of Alberta Open Farm Days @openfarmdays or Edmonton Fridge Festival @edmontonfringe ?
On a sunny Saturday, I visited the Barr Estate Winery which is one of the Hosts of Alberta Open Farm Days. Reminded me alot when I used to work closely with farmers back when I was in Bossievain, MB. Such a refreshing view and air to step out from the city.
This year at Open Farm Days, Barr Estate Winery had fruit grove tours, a petting zoo, winery tours and a wine tasting. Opportunity for picnics and try out their BBQ lamb!
This guy just blew Iron Horse Festival out of the water! Once Aaron hit the stage everyone got up from their seats and filled in in front of the stage, dancing, clapping singing along and that kind of energy feeds and fuels the band. Whenever a crowd is loud and moving the bands get pumped up.. I've seen a lot of shows lately where ppl just stand there and they dont clap they dont sing along they dont go nuts when someone does an incredible solo... that makes a band feel unappreciated.. but that was NOT the case at Iron Horse .. I've never seen Aaron rock out like that before everyone in the band was pumped! Good Tattoo has had a great response, everyone loved it. 📸: @kevinv1981@kevinvysephotography
⚽️ No longer is being a sports fan just about the game itself. 🏀 And no longer is it just about being glued to your 📺 TV screen for the game’s live start time. 🏈 Sports fans today are taking fandom to a whole new level thanks to online video. 📱 🎯 #marketing#design#branding
Dano Does Plants: Plant Popularity -- Sansevieria Trifasciata AKA Snake Plant -- ☀️: Medium indirect, but can tolerate low or high indirect 💧: Let dry out between waterings, don't allow it to sit in water 🌟: Easy to take care of, can grow nice and tall to fill out a space -- Why are houseplants so popular right now? I feel like everyone my age is getting really into house plants (and I'm not excluded from that), and are turning their homes into veritable jungles. But why?
I have no idea why they actually are popular, but I was thinking that maybe it has something to do with trying to hold onto the idea of nature. We are living in a weird time, where climates are changing and ecosystems are vanishing and it doesn't seem like there's a lot that we, as individuals, can do. But even though the earth is dying, we can pretend it's lush and vibrant by cultivating plants in our home.
Was that super depressing or what?
Either way, I have jumped on the plant trend along with the other millenial Instagrammers. I have about 16 plants right now (not including cuttings that I'm currently propagating), which is a lot of plants, but not nearly as many as some places I've seen on places like r/houseplants. How do people keep up with that many plants? Do they have a plant person who tends to them? Do they just stay at home watering and pruning and repotting? I truly don't know, but it's unlikely I'll ever hit that many plants because I can barely keep up with what I have now.
That being said, I am all over this trend and all about other people who are also into it. I hope all my plants thrive and survive FOREVER.
Hadrian’s Library in Athens.
As Roman emperor, Hadrian has much admiration of Greece for its cultural and historical importance. He had plans to make Athens the cultural center of Europe.
Unfortunately, it was very badly damaged during an invasion which saw the destruction of the buildings along with the texts stored there.