Category Archives: Research

Government Printer Peeks: November ed.

This time of year, many of the reports released by government departments and agencies are their annual performance reviews and summaries of accomplishments. Setting those aside, there are still publications attractive to a broader audience. Those hard-to read nutritional labels on foods will be changing.  Health Canada includes proposed revisions to serving size descriptions. Politicos will want to pick apart the findings of the investigation into Robocalls occurring during the...
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Ask Our Genealogist

Do you have a genealogy question? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Perhaps you’re just starting out, and you’re not sure where or how to find the records and information you need to fill in your family tree? Wouldn’t it be great if you could Ask Our Genealogist? Wait – you can! WHEN: Saturday, November 8th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. WHERE: Central Library, 2nd Floor Ask Our Genealogist...
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Bats At The Library

It’s nearly Halloween, a time of year when most people read a book or watch a movie to feel scared by ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. One animal usually associated with this holiday is the mammal chiroptera, commonly known as the bat. This is an unfortunate association as these small creatures are not the scary monsters that old superstitions and horror movies make them out to be. Bats are actually fascinating...
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Government Printer Peeks (end of summer)

The economy figures prominently in today’s selection of online documents available from the senior levels of government. For an overview start with Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy (fall 2014). Then for a look at a specific sector the annual analysis of Manufacturing, 2013. Check out changes in Canadian Labour Productivity, and the state of the Labour Market in Canada since the last Recession. A final Canada – U.S. comparison...
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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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