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Not everyone will lose an hour of sleep #DST

In BC, most of us will lose an hour of sleep as we adjust for Daylight Savings Time, but not everyone…

“… Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Hudson’s Hope, Fort St. John, Taylor and Tumbler Ridge are on Mountain Time and do not observe DST. This means that their clocks are the same as those in Edmonton in the winter and the same as Vancouver in the summer.”

“… also Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden and Invermere are on Mountain Time and observes DST, so they are always on the same time as Calgary. One exception: Creston, is the same time as Calgary in the winter, and Vancouver in the summer.” (Source: wikipedia)

In Canada, Saskatchewan never changes…

“Daylight saving time (DST) is now observed in all Canadian provinces, with the exception of most of Saskatchewan, which observes Central Standard Time year-round…” (Source: wikipedia)

As far as the rest of the world…

BLUE=DST is used.
ORANGE=DST is no longer used.
RED= DST has never been used.

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Top Ten Techie Gifts For Under $50

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Chromecast $45 … plugs into your tv so you can watch your phone on a big screen

Chromecast (audio) $45 … same, ‘cept for your music

Micro SD card $30 … add 32 gig storage to your phone [Amazon]

Mini speakers $29 … mini speakers that plug in to your phone or computer and charge via USB [Amazon]

Headphones (earbuds) $12 [Walmart]

USB charger (wall charger or car charger) $29 … everyone needs an extra [Best Buy]

Portable power bank $30 … charge it up and then use it to charge your phone on the go [Amazon]

Google Play card $25 / $50

Selfie stick $15 [Canadian Tire]

A domain name $15 … give them their own domain name and their own personalized email! [GoDaddy]

On the “No list”…

Phone case … too personal

Portable Bluetooth speakers … they are available for under $50, but they’re crappy unless you’re willing to spend well over $100

Did I miss any?

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#CodeCreate #HourOfCode

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It was inspiring and fun to be a part of ‪#‎CodeCreate‬ yesterday and do our part for ‪#‎HourofCode‬. Over 100 kids here in #cityofPG (and a few grown ups – MLA Shirley Bond and Mayor Lyn Hall) ‘surprising themselves at the possibilities’.

Thank you to the Innovation Central Society for the invite and thank you to Monica and all the mentors from ‪#‎sd57‬ who do this every day.
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Photo creds: https://twitter.com/CodecreateBC

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If you are AB46 and there’s no CIR, check out this list of acronyms for moms who text

original_Woman_Texting_The_Mom_Initiative1Why do kids get to have all the fun with their own text speak?

If you are AB46, like me and there’s no CIR, check out this list of acronyms for moms who text — from Denise Stirk’s article on PopSugar.com (Complete article here).

AB46 — Awake before 6
ARS — Acid reflux sucks
BITO — Bun in the oven
CIR — Child in room
CIMC — Crying in my coffee
CS — Colic sucks
CTNM — Child texted, not me
HOOT — Husband out of town
IIBY — Is it bedtime yet?
INAN — I need a nap
MTCS — Make the crying stop
MBAL — My boobs are leaking
NMC — Need more coffee
PE — Poop everywhere
POTFA — Pee on the floor again
PTS — Potty training sucks
SN — Still napping
SOAL! — Stepped on a lego!
TMI — Too many interruptions

There are more here…

 

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Top ten signs you might be too Canadian

– You’re tired of seeing this guy on television, but you still feel mildly proud when he shows up on U.S. tv channels.

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– You know the French words for “trans fat”, “crunch” and “cereal”.

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– You have twin boys named Wayne and Gordie.

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From NHL.COM

– You substitute beer for water when cooking.

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cupcakesandcutlery.com

– You’ve purposefully said ‘Eh’ at the end of a sentence, pretending to pretend that you’re a Canadian.

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– You can’t walk past a pile of flat rocks without making an inukshuk!

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– You’re not sure if you like him, but you would buy him a beer.

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– Not sure who this is, but thanks to her, we get a long weekend in May!

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Thank you for the day off Victoria!

– You dismiss all beers under 6% as “for children and the elderly.

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Happy Canada Day!

From StandingOnGuard.com, here are the 92 signs you might be too Canadian

I’ve taken a few liberties, shorten the list and added a few of my own… 😉

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