Vintage Faux Fur Long Coat Made in Canada

Even the buttons look like trilliums. It’s a size 2X. Selling for less than $100 (counting the shipping) from a shop on Etsy.

But, I really don’t need another coat. Plus, 2X probably wouldn’t fit, a bit too tight. What a treasure for someone else to find though.

fauxfurcoatetsy.com

This is a top quality, thick, cosy and warm faux mink coat, jet black. The coat fastens with 5 pretty floral buttons, and each wide sleeve has a half belt a couple inches from the end, decorated with a smaller matching button. The coat is lined with glossy black satin and is in pristine condition.

Via etsy.com

Cutting Canadians for Syrian Refugees

Maybe we can just have a lottery and decide whether we want to look after Canadian homeless families or Syrian homeless families. The loser gets to live on the streets of Toronto. Oh wait… they already are.

By Randall Palmer and Julia Edwards OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canada’s government will inevitably have to cut some corners on security screening to achieve its ambitious goal of bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year-end, said current and former security sources. The plan by newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to complete in six weeks a process that can take up to two years in the United States, where last Friday’s attacks in Paris have sparked a political backlash against plans to allow in 10,000 Syrians over the coming year. In Canada, which shares about 5,500 miles (8,850 km) of relatively porous border with the United States, Friday’s attacks have prompted calls for Trudeau to push back the Jan. 1 deadline to ensure all the refugees are properly screened.

Source: Canada may have to cut corners to meet Syrian refugees target – Yahoo News Canada

.CA Internet Performance Test

ciratestbelltestA quick and easy Canadian Internet speed test. Providing unbiased results with advanced diagnostic information which can help solve your Internet performance problems.

Source: .CA Internet Performance Test

My first try of the test had a much lower number for the download speed, 0.3 Mbps. Then I did the test at Bell (my ISP). Is it just happenstance that my results changed up for the better at CIRA after testing at Bell? Interesting.

Try the test yourself. Do it more than once and at different times for measuring usage. Try to keep as much activity on your computer as you did for each test.