Biography & Autobiography

What's in a Canadian Name?

Author: Bill Casselman

Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Someone said recently that the only true Canadian last names are thoser of our aboriginal peoples. Certainly Inuit, Cree and Ojibwa names were the first hear across that land that would become Canada. (Consider pop singer Shania Twain, who aboriginal name is Ojibwa for "on my way"). But surnames from all over the earth are Canadian too, brought here by immigrants speaking French, English, German, Italian, Gaelic, Ukranian, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese and so on.In WHAT'S IN A CANADIAN NAME? you'll learn startling stories behind famous (and not so famous) Canadian names. Perhaps more importantly, Bill Casselman here gives you a bright and amusing introduction to how last names operate in many languages all over the world. For any reader interested in genealogy and surnames, this is a perfect introduction.
Family & Relationships

Hey Baby! What's Your Name

Author: Shandley McMurray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

View: 320

Unique in the marketplace Hey Baby! What's Your Name? is packed with fun and functional chapters and is a perfect guide for every Canadian parent trying to make that all important decision – what should they name their baby? Its special sections on truly Canadian names, relevant national statistics, Prime Ministers' names and place and literary names unique to the Great White North offer Canucks the first baby name book that speaks directly to them. And unique interviews with Canadian adults and children reveal what we really think about our names. Jam-packed with helpful tips about everything from the best time to name your child to the top 10 things to avoid when choosing a name, This book is full of use-it-now information that expecting parents need. It offers a voice of reason to help quell arguments over names and important information about the psychological impact of names as well as the legalities surrounding birth certificates and name changes. Organized by theme, each chapter is unique, offering the origin and meaning of thousands of names that appeal to just about everyone, including: dads, celeb watchers, literary buffs, eccentrics, traditionalists, history lovers and geography majors. Looking for weird names? Hey Baby! has got those, too. Even quiz lovers are in luck. This book includes two fun, interactive quizzes to help get readers more involved – and give them a brain break from tough decision-making. Fun, funky and a great read, this book helps parents make the right call when naming their little Canuck.
Literary Criticism

Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture

Author: Heinz Antor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

View: 357

Ever since the first exploratory expeditions in the early modern period, North America has epitomized to Europeans a promise and the hope for the fulfilment of great expectations, be it of more freedom, greater wealth, social liberation or religious tolerance. While numerous features in this dialogic intercontinental relationship will hold true for North America in its entirety, the vast northern territories which we know as Canada today began to emerge early on as a specific iconic location in European mind-maps, and they definitely acquired a distinctive profile after the formation of the USA. As a rich source of cultural exchange and an important partner in political and economic cooperation Canada has come to occupy an important position in the cultural discourses of many European nations. It is these refractions and images of Canada which this volume thoroughly explores in European literature and culture. The contributions include literature, philosophy, language, life-writing and the concept of 'Heimat' (homeland) as well as the cultural impact of the World Wars. While there is an emphasis on literary texts, other fields of cultural representation are also included.

What's Your Story? / Raconte ton histoire

Author: Radio-Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Publisher: Mosaic Press


Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 582

What's Your Story? A Canada 2017 Yearbook is a timely collection of profiles and portraits from Canadians in every region of the country—a snapshot of the diverse people, places, things, and events that tell a fascinating story of the country now and where it is headed. The Yearbook pays tribute to Canadian people and landscapes with stunning visuals from across the nation, framing the big and small moments of this important year. CBC/Radio-Canada asked citizens from coast to coast to coast to share the personal stories and memories that explore what it means to be Canadian in this historical moment. Their memories and narratives, supplemented with spectacular photo spreads, recollect the conversations, celebrations, and ceremonies that took place across the country in 2017.


Author: Alastair Sweeny

Publisher: Key Porter


Category: Reference

Page: 171

View: 176

The Chinese government says that a Buddhist monk from Kabul, Afghanistan discovered Canada in 458 A.D. Yes, it's true! Take the CanQuiz! CanQuiz is a compilation of brain teasers, quizzes, intriguing questions, incredible facts, and captivating photographs that will test your knowledge, stretch your mind, challenge your brain, and make you laugh. Give your brain a major workout in the categories of sports, politics, the arts, famous Canadians, history, and more. What do you know about events in Canadian history? Canadian symbols? The geography of this vast land? Our military? Canadian inventors? You may know more than you think! Or you may have a lot to learn… Take the challenge: Q: Why did Wayne Gretzky choose #99 for his sweater? A: The Great One wore #9 as a junior because it was the number of his idol Gordie Howe. When he moved up to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1977-78, Brian Gualazzi was already wearing #9, so Gretzky tried #14 and #19 before settling on #99.

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Canadian Edition

Author: Nancy L. Caroline

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers


Category: Medical

Page: 1808

View: 694

The Paramedic Association of Canada, together with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Jones and Bartlett Publishers are proud to continue Dr. Nancy Caroline’s legacy by introducing Emergency Care in the Streets–Canadian Edition! Dr. Caroline’s work transformed EMS and the entire paramedic field. She created the first national standard curriculum for paramedic training in the United States. She also wrote the first paramedic textbook: Emergency Care in the Streets. In 2007, we welcomed back Emergency Care in the Streets with the publication of the Sixth Edition in the United States. Now, this program has been rewritten and revised by Canadian EMS experts specifically for Canadian paramedics, using the National Occupational Competency Profiles.
Biography & Autobiography

52 Days with What's Her Name

Author: Marlene Feldman

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 931

52 Days with What’s Her Name is an intimate diary of an 8 week adventure of a husband and wife who traveled the northwest part of the United States and Canada. During that time they kept a log about their innermost feelings and observations. With every passing day it became more obvious to each of them that they had attained a unique relationship in today's world. With loving attention, they have produced this chronicle. It is much more than a travelogue. It is the story of deep love and togetherness that two people reveled in and shared without any distractions from friends or relatives. The book's style is one of close friends relating their trip experiences, tips, suggestions, where they ate, stayed and what they did and saw, raving about the excellent, decrying the bad, sliding through the mundane and delving into the special.Author bio: Jerry Feldman is the former CEO of the nation's largest taxi fleets. He has published two other books, Aunt Bea and Up Your Meter. Marlene is an accomplished sculptress, artist, and tennis player.
Social Science

Canadian Sayings 2

Author: Bill Casselman

Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 893

At last! Folk sayings are passed around by word of mouth in a small community where life and work are shared and Casselman has collected 1,000 absolute beauties in this all new, all Canadian collection. As with the first volume, which was a number one bestseller and stayed on the National Post bestseller list for a total of 61 weeks (!), these delightful and sometimes pungent sayings are annotated and arranged in over 130 categories, ranging from All is Well and All is No Well through Anger, Appearance, Bad Luck, Canadiana, Clumsiness, Excuses, Fatness, Liars, Machismo, Shyness, Ugliness, and Thinking, to Water, Weakness, Wealth, and Work.No one else writes about our words like Bill Casselman does-he has been called “A Bluenose among schooners on the sea of popular etymology.”

What's in a Name

Author: Douglas Smith

Publisher: Lucky Bat Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 24

View: 302

Hari is the greatest thief that Taryaryo has ever known. Well, at least he was until he tried to steal a certain jewel from the most powerful wizard in the land. The theft went, uh, less than perfectly. Instead of the jewel, Hari finds he has stolen a curse. Now Hari has to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. All the time. Kind of career limiting for a thief. But Hari has a plan to win the jewel and rid himself of the curse. A plan that is also going less than perfectly. The wizard that Hari hired has just been killed by the demon that the wizard summoned, and that demon is about to eat Hari. At least things can’t get any worse. Can they?

Emergency Medical Responder (Canadian Edition)

Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning


Category: Medical

Page: 1100

View: 600

Emergency Medical Responder is an essential training program that fully meets the newly developed National Occupational Competency Profile for Emergency Medical Responders (NOCPs). This comprehensive text addresses the entire NOCPs with clarity and precision in a format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians. Current, State-of-the-Art Medical Content Emergency Medical Responder includes in-depth coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to form an advanced understanding of the human body and disease processes expected of today's emergency medical responder. Detailed, precise illustrations clearly depict the anatomy and processes covered in each chapter. Clear Approach to Patient Assessment and Management Emergency Medical Responder teaches and reinforces the concept of patient assessment, ensuring that students understand patient assessment as an integrated process--the way that providers actually practice it in the field. The steps of the patient assessment process are reinforced within the context of the illnesses or injuries discussed in the chapter. Illustrated skill drills highlight the critical steps of the patient management skills explained throughout the text. Dynamic Technology Solutions Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including an interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, sample course plans, and additional chapters covering: Rescue operations terrorism response, CBRNE, and hazardous materials events crime scene awareness Patients with special needs Acute interventions for chronic care patients Medical incident command

The Great Canadian Outbreaks

Author: Nevio Cimolai

Publisher: FriesenPress


Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 400

What do a rowing coach, lawyer, First Nation’s aboriginal, hockey manager, business woman, and medical resident have in common? – The Great Canadian Outbreaks How many infectious outbreaks will you experience in a lifetime? How do Canadians behave during an outbreak, and how do they respond thereafter? The Great Canadian Outbreaks presents ten short stories each depicting a unique infectious outbreak from across Canada in various historic times. These fictional vignettes capture the essence of factual events as diverse as the social fabric of our country. Each story is followed by a lay description of the pertinent science and epidemiology in these outbreak scenarios. We live in a microbial world where there is ample opportunity for human infection. If our flavour as a nation can be captured by great Canadian bacon or curling or wheat or beer or hockey, what would we be without The Great Canadian Outbreaks?

The Horns of Moses

Author: David H. Brandin

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 643

David Green wants payback. It's been more than thirty years since his son, Aaron, was murdered by Arabs in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. And after the 2006 war in Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah, Green has abandoned all hope that the Israelis can defeat the Arab militants. Now it's 2007, and David is ready to avenge his son's death-on his own terms. David calls on his oldest group of friends, the Stony Island Gang, to help him execute Project Moses, his brazen plan to send terminally ill Jewish suicide bombers into Palestine and Lebanon to target one hundred Arab terrorists. Together, the men argue the moral implications of David's proposal. Echoing the centuries-old debate over the horns on Michelangelo's statue of Moses, they question whether murder is always unthinkable or sometimes justifiable. Despite misgivings, the gang puts Project Moses into action and begins the hunt for willing recruits. As their scheme takes shape, David and his friends cannot possibly know the chaos, suspicion, and international panic that are about to ensue. Can murder and treachery possibly pave the road to peace?
Study Aids

Mastering Fifth Grade Skills-Canadian

Author: Jodene Smith

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources


Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

View: 795

A wide range of activities to spark students' interest in learning as they develop the skills they need to meet academic standards in reading, writing, math, and science.
Biography & Autobiography

What's in a Name?

Author: Austin Mardon



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

View: 854

What's in a Name? explores the nominal backgrounds of many prominent towns, cities and regions in Alberta. It also provides a glimpse into the lives of the many men and women who have participated in Alberta history and molded the political landscape of the places investigated. Members of Parliament, Senators and Judges are catalogued with details about their riding, the party they align themselves with, their occupation and more. This work spans the history of Alberta from its induction into Canada as a province in 1905 to the end of the Social Credit era in 1972.





Category: Names


View: 926

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Two Knapsacks A Novel of Canadian Summer Life

Author: John Campbell

Publisher: tredition


Category: Fiction

Page: 459

View: 735

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture

Author: Victoria Kannen

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

View: 918

An exclusively Canadian textbook, this collection investigates the relationships between identity, geography, and popular culture that are produced and consumed in this sprawling country. Expanding beyond the clichés of friendliness and snow, this text provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Canadian, both nationally and transnationally. Scholars look at historical subjects like Québécois identity and Indigenous self-representation and explore issues in contemporary media, including music, film, television, comic books, video games, and social media. From Drake to the Tragically Hip, Trailer Park Boys to The Amazing Race Canada, and poutine to maple syrup, mainstream icons and trends are studied in the interdisciplinary context of race, gender, sexuality, politics, and patriotism. Contributing to the location of Canadian popular culture, this unique resource will engage students and scholars of communication studies, cultural studies, and Canadian studies. FEATURES - Includes key concepts and theories and a glossary - Engages students with relatable historical and contemporary examples of Canadiana through a breadth of media, including television shows, websites, journals, celebrities, newspapers, literature, comic books, video games, music, and films - Ensures equal representation of a national and transnational Canada, which includes examples of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, with particular attention to geographical intricacies that contain all provinces and territories