Bottled air from Banff sold around the world

Air. Bottled. Really.

This Edmonton company offers a breath of fresh air — literally.

Vitality Air sells air bottled in Banff and Lake Louise and straight oxygen. The company was founded by Moses Lam and Troy Paquette last November and started shipping bottles of air three months ago. Lam says they have averaged about 300 bottles per month.

Edmonton family launches 4-month canoe journey to Montreal

Odd, but awesome! 🙂

Moving to another city is always an ordeal. However, one Edmonton family has decided to turn it into an adventure, setting off with their young son to make the trek to their new home in Montreal by canoe.


The family will follow the North Saskatchewan until it turns into the Saskatchewan River. From there, they’ll portage until connecting with the Assiniboine, which will take them to the Winnipeg River — the longest portage will have them carrying their canoe over 20 kilometres of land and will likely take multiple trips.


Paddling upstream, […] they will reach the Great Lakes and, aside from a short drive for safety reasons, follow them to the Ottawa River and their final destination.


Welfare’s Unionized Recipients (WUR)

Back in the mid-’90s, a man in Calgary, Alberta named Gordon D. Walker tried to ‘unionize’ welfare recipients in Canada, starting a non-labour union called Welfare’s Unionized Recipients (WUR). It never really caught on; after all, if other labour unions threaten to go on strike, to get management to listen to their demands, what could ‘welfare unionists’ do – threaten to work? It got media attention for about five minutes – there was this article in the now-defunct Alberta Report newsmagazine by Colby Cosh, which is where I read about it initially, back then. Alas, being a pre-internet, obscure phenomenon, there is little other information available online today on WUR.