Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The tunnel of the former St. Joseph Hospital

The tunnel of the former St. Joseph Hospital
On the floor of the hall, a mosaic recalls the original function of the building. PHOTO: MATHIEU ALLARD
The City of Greater Sudbury has some unusual places. Of these, rumor that a tunnel exists between the current Villa Red Oak and the building that houses the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie, on Chemin Sainte-Anne in downtown Sudbury. The tunnel does exist and we have visited for you! Formerly host of the St. Joseph Hospital, a beacon for the francophone community in Sudbury, the building now houses a home for retirees. Right behind is a large building over five floors in yellow brick that houses the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie.

At one time, the building welcomed students to the formation of "nurse" of the St. Elizabeth School. It is in this way that we designated the nurses at the time. The tunnel therefore served them to go directly from their residence to the hospital.

Jeannine Larcher Lalande, a resident of the neighborhood Mill flowers, lived there for three years during his training. She remembers through the tunnel every day during those years. "Usually we put two and two, because it was a bit scary to cross. " She said the tunnel has changed since. The floor is much less rough at the time and, especially, the lighting is best.

The tunnel of the former St. Joseph Hospital
The tunnel has undergone some slight changes over the years. Among other things, the lighting was added. PHOTO: MATHIEU ALLARD
She still maintains links with many of the women she has known in the classrooms of the St. Elizabeth School. She was keen to take part in the visit of the tunnel. For her, the fact of walking again was a way to pay tribute to all those women that have circulated in the corridor to go heal the sick at St. Joseph Hospital.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Batman car officially comes out from his cave in Winnipeg

A Batman car officially comes out from his cave in Winnipeg
A Manitoba man has spent the last two years to build a replica of the Batman car. PHOTO: CBC / HOLLY CARUK
A Manitoba man who spent the last two years to build a replica of the car of Batman, the antihero of the franchise DC Comics, finally released his Batmobile his cave at the show Autorama/World of Wheels in Winnipeg late week. To rebuild the car, Rod Warkentin completely dismantled a Lincoln Town Car 1979. He estimates spending about 350 hours to go from scratch icon of popular culture. The Batmobile Mr. Warkentin is modeled on the 1966 prototype, and includes a "batphone" radar, beacon, as well as braking parachutes, among other details.

The Batmobile M.Warkentin is modeled on the 1966 prototype, and includes a batphone, a radar, a flashing light and reversing parachutes, among other details. The only feature of the original Batmobile that does not appear in this reincarnation? Flamethrowers at the rear of the vehicle, the manufacturer omitted for obvious security reasons.

He also had to install a backup camera, because there were no mirrors in the original design of the car. With a few last small detail, Mr. Warkentin says his project is complete. However, the vehicle does not conform to the code of road safety. Batman The amateur reports that he is in contact with the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation order to register their car and ensure it is properly secured.

"I hope we can get her out of his cave a few times this summer. We'll probably do a tour of the auto show, "he says.

A Batman car officially comes out from his cave in Winnipeg
Warkentin Rod turned a Lincoln Town Car in Batmobile   PHOTO: CBC / HOLLY CARUK
A"dream-bat" directed
The craze Rod Warkentin for the car of the masked Avenger began in the 60s At 12, the Winnipegger is staring at the television every Saturday to listen to the Batman television series in which the actor Adam West embodied the role of the eponymous character.

"I've always dreamed about this car, admits he. When I was a kid, it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. And there, about 40 years later, I finally have one. " He attributes the success of his project with his friends and the support of his wife. My wife is the most understanding woman and the most patient I've ever encountered, and I profusely thank for being too lenient.

"Of course she loves the car, he joked. She is eager to take a ride in the Batmobile in his costume Batgirl! " However, do not expect that Warkentin Rod dons the famous black cape of the masked knight. "The car was amazing, but the costume of Adam West was much less. "

A Batman car officially comes out from his cave in Winnipeg
The only feature of the original Batmobile that does not appear in this reincarnation is the flamethrower on the back of the vehicle, the manufacturer omitted for obvious security reasons.   PHOTO: CBC / HOLLY CARUK

Sunday, June 12, 2016

He sells canned sand and fog of Prince Edward Island

He sells canned sand and fog of Prince Edward Island
These small sand boxes of Prince Edward Island. Georgetown will be sold by a contractor in mid-May. PHOTO: TRANQUILITY COVE ADVENTURES
The operator of a tourism business Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island, will soon sell to tourists sand and fog of canned Island. Perry Gotell Own Tranquility Cove Adventures, says answer a demand of tourists. "People like to a souvenir," he explains. The sand will come from a pile created as a result of dredging. There is no question, he says, to plunder the beautiful Island beaches.

Regarding the fog, he intends to travel to the coast, foggy days, and reap it personally. On foggy days, you will see me at the end of the dock with my boxes [to harvest fog]. The boxes will be smaller, he said humorously, "because we do not want, when you open it, you lose in a room."

Perry Gotell, whose company offers adventures on the water and on the beach, has not yet definitely fixed the price of its sand boxes and fog, but plans to sell 5 to $ 10. They will be offered to tourists in mid-May.

Friday, June 10, 2016

A giant study proves: friendship is the key to happiness and health

A giant study proves: friendship is the key to happiness and health

Science has confirmed it: neither wealth nor fame are not worth a good friend You are rich? You are famous? It will not prevent you from having a rotten health, even as your old classmates who have anonymously pointed at the factory or scraped paper for cheap lifelong displayed an insolent health at the time of retirement sounds . Since them, we love them for real. This is the conclusion that can be drawn from a study led by Professor Robert Waldinger and reported by the Washington Post.

Robert Waldinger, a psychiatrist at Harvard, took over in 2003 the management of the Grant Study. For over seventy years that the US government spends millions for this program the results of which were not known to the public. Waldinger decided to speak at a Ted conference viewed by over 6.5 million people since November 2015.

This study, the longest ever conducted on human development, began in 1938. That year, the researchers selected Harvard students (including future President Kennedy) to examine the long term every aspect of their lives. In the 1970s, the research team began to work with another team that led since 1940 the same kind of study of young men from poor neighborhoods of Boston. All were men, all were white, but their social status was very different.

The study initially had 724 participants. There remains some sixty, all aged over 90 years. For over seventy years, the physical and emotional well-being of these men is assessed every two years. Waldinger refers humorously participants from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston regularly ask why researchers are interested in their lives, they feel they have no interest, while former Harvard never ask this question! If the study on the scale of a human life has to draw many conclusions, it appears that one of them is different from all others: the participants of the happiest and healthier groups are those who have maintained over their lives close and intimate relationships with other people, whether friendly relations, romantic or within their community.

Waldinger was reached this conclusion long ago when he became the fourth director of the study in 2003. Its first step was then to convene the wives of participants still alive and to study the impact of their married life their health to them. Conclusion: the happiest married were happier in general and especially healthier than others.

Ted in his conference, Waldinger emphasizes that media projections on what makes the happiness and -l'argent gloire- are not the ingredients nor health nor happiness. Yet this is what had answered the youth of the 1940s, when we asked them what would make them happy people. And young 2000s responded exactly the same. It seems that these old and young all these future old do wrong. But beware! All relationships do not work. Facebook friends do not count, for example. And it is not enough not to have a partner: you must be happy with two (if you mouth to your wife for twenty years, so this is bad for his health) and if you have true friends, must be able to rely on it (one who has not made your drill since 1987 have there on your cancer awareness?). Quality over quantity.

The study also demonstrates that the human relations of quality do not affect only physical health but are also good for the memory as the brain ages, and that people who were in life a strong emotional bond, a person on which they can rely, without it being necessarily Bisounours relationship where everything is rosy every day, age better than others. We suspected a bit since the 1930s, science has confirmed it: finally, to be happy and in good health, wealth and fame are not worth a good friend .