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A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 30-Aug-16 The next manufacturing revolution is hereEconomic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth.
 29-Aug-16 The Canadians: a kind of reimagining of The AmericansIn comparing ourselves with Americans, Canadians usually fall into two camps. One views our neighbours to the south as being very much like ourselves, more similar than different – once, of course, you strip away those differences of politics, health care, education, historical development and the like. The other camp, by contrast, sees these differences as utterly crucial to national self-identification. And not only are Canadians different, we’re better.
 26-Aug-16 "Will you marry me": Manitoba farmer writes proposal in fieldJohn Yokimas took his girlfriend of more than 3 years, Sally Hnatiuk, for a plane ride on Friday. While up in the air, they flew over something surprising on the ground.  The words “I love u Sally. Will u marry me?” were written in a wheat field. The East Selkirk farmer said Hnatiuk was in shock when she saw it, and immediately said “yes” to the romantic gesture.
 25-Aug-16 Exploring Winnipeg's Fading Ghost SignsGhost signs are pieces of hand-painted, outdoor promotional art preserved on the sides of buildings. Also known as fading ads or brick ads, they were prevalent from the 1890s through to the 1960s. As outdoor advertising mediums evolved, painted signs became a less popular way of promoting products and services and were replaced by billboards and vinyl banners. This site is an archive of the fading ghost signs in Winnipeg’s downtown.
 24-Aug-16 Seven Surprising Benefits of Maker SpacesLibrarians can continue to point patrons to optimal intellectual and emotional experiences by incorporating maker spaces in libraries. When our hands engage in a repetitive task, such as knitting, the mind lets go. Unconscious material surfaces—daydreams, aha moments, creative impulses, and even hints about life direction.
 23-Aug-16 Israel Idonije; Five Key Principles of Building Successful PeopleHow knowing your playbook and the end goal will get you moving toward your dreams. Born in Nigeria, raised in Canada, Israel Idonije is a retired NFL star, co-founder of Ask The Doctor, who started Athlitacomics and The Bureau Chicago. His foundation, the Isreal Idonije Foundation has helped over 8000 youth in Chicago, Winnipeg, Manitoba and West Africa.
 22-Aug-16 Meet Canada’s ‘hyperactive’ illustrator, Elise GravelThere’s little chance that the National Ballet of Canada will stock copies of Elise Gravel’s latest picture book, The Cranky Ballerina, in its gift shop. The cover of this gender-stereotype-thwarting story of a girl who hates, hates, hates to dance shows a tutu-clad Ada, arms crossed in obvious displeasure, proclaiming that “ballet stinks.”
 19-Aug-16 Hudson Bay beluga cam allows viewers to get close, help scientistsThe underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard's boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors through an estuary in remote Canada. Then the orbs come into focus, revealing some of the more than 3,000 beluga whales that gather in the waters in and around Hudson Bay each summer.
 18-Aug-16 A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuelsHow do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.
 17-Aug-16 Google Street View to offer scenic tours of Bay of Fundy, P.E.I beachesThe endangered piping plovers that live on Prince Edward Island beaches and New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy are among the Canadian nature sites that will soon be visible on Google Street View. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is bringing the Google Trekker to more than a dozen of its flagship sites across the country.
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