100 Interesting Facts About Canada to Celebrate #Canada150

Canada is having its 150th birthday this year, to celebrate I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of 100 Interesting Facts About Canada to Celebrate #Canada150. While a variety of theories have been put forward for the origins of the word Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". (This post is part of a blog hop so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all the #ECMCanada150 blog posts.) Image … [Read more...]

Happy Canada Day! {Facts, Figures & Fun}

{Image attribution: Creative Commons} Celebrate Canada Day with some fun facts & trivia and a classic Canadian video! FACTS: CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario.) NATIONAL ICON – Beaver MOTTO – “From sea to sea” TREE – Sugar Maple STATISTICS: CONFEDERATED – Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed … [Read more...]

Where to Access Information Related to Breast Cancer

As women, I think most of have had the importance of regular breast self-examination and mammography drilled into us from an early age.  We all do it, never expecting to find a lump or hear from your doctor that, "something" has shown on your x-ray. … [Read more...]

Ovarian Cancer: Know the Facts! {Healthy Living}

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and ovarian cancer prevention is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.  In 2005 I lost a friend, colleague and fellow OR nurse to this insidious disease.  Please, don't ignore these subtle symptoms, be vigilant and listen to your body! {Click on above diagram for a larger image} … [Read more...]