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Jesse Malin, Various Artists - I Am A Rock - Dirk Darmstaedter - Boots of Spanish Leather - Lynn Witty - Across the Great Divide - Patricia O'Callaghan - Suzanne - Maureen McGovern - The Circle Game - Oh Susanna - Filled With Gold - Lynne, Various Artists - Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Grevous Angels (2) - The Ballad of Leonard and Cecile - Cindy Church, Ian Tyson - What Does She See - Darmstaedter - He Was A Friend Of Mine - Susanna - Holy Roller - Alana Morissette - Versions Of Violence - Coulton - Now I Am An Arsonist (feat. Suzanne Vega) - Send Your Love (Art of Peace Mix) - Sting - Songs For Tibet - Darmstaedter - Shelter From The Storm - Kate Rusby - Our Town - Catch The Wind - This Moment Is A Flash - Closs - O Canada
Club Roundup - Sudbury Canoe Club - Small Biz Net - Workplace Wellness: Small vs. Big Business Options - On Air Book Blog - Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell - Science Rules - Remembering the past and imagining the future share similarities - An astronomer took a mental leap to first connect light and heat - Tiny animals maintain oversized brains, shedding light on brain evolution - Trail Head - Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
1 Foxhole Morse Code Special C morse_letter_c.mp3 Foxhole IDs 0:02
2 Foxhole 15th Troop ID scouts15th_foggyMountainBreakdown stationId 5:20
3 Jesse Malin, Various Artists I Am A Rock (amazon exclusive bonus track) - Jesse Malin, Va The Village 2:27
4 Dirk Darmstaedter Boots of Spanish Leather Dirk Sings Dylan 5:13
5 Lynn Witty Across the Great Divide Lynn and Sean Witty 2:59
6 Alex Koren ak_StationId_foxhole_theDancing foxhole 0:27
7 Patricia O'Callaghan Suzanne Matador: The songs of Leonard Cohen 4:26
8 Maureen McGovern The Circle Game A Long and Winding Road 5:14
9 Oh Susanna Filled With Gold Short Stories 3:31
10 Foxhole IDs AR arno_cklu_foxhole_id_wildwoodflower1.mp3 Foxhole IDs 0:23
11 Shelby Lynne, Various Artists Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Shelby Lynne, Various Artis The Village 4:23
12 Grievous Angels (2) The Ballad of Leonard and Cecile - Grievous Angels (2) 30 Years of Stony Plain 3:12
13 Cindy Church, Ian Tyson What Does She See - Cindy Church, Ian Tyson 30 Years of Stony Plain 3:26
14 Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Farmers Song) Station ID The Foxhole
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15 Dirk Darmstaedter He Was A Friend Of Mine Dirk Sings Dylan 4:07
16 Oh Susanna Holy Roller Short Stories 3:22
17 Foxhole ID AK ak_StationId_foxhole_righteousHeart foxhole 0:15
18 Alanis Morissette Versions Of Violence (Recorded n Dressing Room In Cologne, G Songs For Tibet - The Art of Peace 4:17
19 Jonathan Coulton Now I Am An Arsonist (feat. Suzanne Vega) Artificial Heart 2:55
20 Sting Send Your Love (Art of Peace Mix) - Sting Songs For Tibet - The Art of Peace 4:47
21 Alex Koren ak_foxhole_id_payTheMan foxhole 0:20
22 Dirk Darmstaedter Shelter From The Storm Dirk Sings Dylan 4:52
23 Kate Rusby Our Town Sleepless 4:47
24 Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Never Did Like that Train) Station ID The Foxhole The Foxhole 0:23
25 Dala Catch The Wind This Moment Is A Flash 3:27
26 Foxhole ID JP jp_cooCooBird_BeGoodTanyas_stationID_foxhole stationId 1:00
27 Sound Effects Coyote Sounds of Birds and Other Animals 0:14
28 Foxhole Morse Code cklu_morse_code.mp3 [Unknown] Foxhole Morse Special CKLU 0:05
29 Kevin Closs O Canada Homecoming 1:26
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian inventor who performed pioneering experiments in radio, including early—possibly the first— transmissions of voice and music. In his later career he received hundreds of patents for devices in fields such as high-powered transmitting, sonar, and television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Fessenden
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The vast majority of Canadians work for companies with fewer than 100 employees. “Canada is a nation of small businesses,” says workplace culture consultant Graham Lowe.
Can a small business support workplace wellness? Absolutely! In fact, in some ways it is easier to create a healthy workplace in a small company than in a large corporation.
Limited resources, especially in small companies, can prevent an employer from setting up a workplace wellness program. Reasons can include:
lack of budget resources;
lack of staff;
lack of senior-level support;
little knowledge of the wellness concept and;
concern about making wellness available to all employees.
According to the Wellness Councils of America, some small business owners may have the wrong idea of what is involved in having a workplace wellness program. Some employers aren’t sure a program would really work and others feel that trying to change personal lifestyle behaviours is intruding and “none of their business”. Perhaps they don’t understand that it doesn’t need to be costly and that they don’t need special staff. They may not realize that some staff would like to see some healthy changes and would help make things happen in their workplace.
It Can Be Done
Many small businesses have found ways to have a workplace wellness program that works for them. They keep the cost and effort to a minimum and still have results that are positive for everyone. In 2006, Graham Lowe wrote a report on the best places to work in Calgary. He said that healthy workplaces often have a “positive workplace culture”. In a workplace with a positive culture, people feel appreciated, valued, and trusted.
Dr. Lowe says it is easier for a small workplace to have a positive workplace culture than for a large workplace. Many employees prefer to work for a small business, he says, because it provides more opportunities to work closely with others and develop a sense of community.
In his report, Dr. Lowe says the most successful companies with fewer than 100 employees have:
excellent employee benefits;
policies that promote a balance between work and personal life;
excellent leadership with an emphasis on teamwork;
environmentally responsible company policies;
procedures for seeking employee input; and
a focus on placing employees’ personal well-being ahead of the personal gain of company leaders.
All or most of these elements are also components of a good workplace wellness program.
Tips and Ideas
There are many ways to include health and wellness in a small business. You don’t necessarily need a wellness professional or a fancy gym. What you do need is support from management and a committee of a few committed people. Here are some ideas that your workplace can consider.
Communications and Promotion
Send out a regular “wellness” newsletter in hard copy or online. Or send out a simple message such as the weekly Healthy U Hot Tip.
Use promotions that are already designed such as Healthy Workplace Week.
Active Living and Healthy Eating
Encourage staff to sign up for the Stairway to Health stair climbing competition.
Get pedometers for employees and track their steps.
Rent a nearby school or community gym and offer exercise classes.
Hire a local fitness instructor to give classes or lead stretch breaks. Costs can be shared with employees.
Install secure bike parking.
Serve healthy alternatives at company meetings and lunches.
Policy and Organizational Initiatives
Hire an ergonomics specialist to assess workstations.
Develop policies to support work-life balance (for example, mandatory vacations, flextime, limits to work and e-mail on personal time).
Provide a wellness subsidy for a variety of health and leadership activities and courses.
Offer financial incentives to be healthy.
Offer wellness incentives as rewards and recognition for a job well done.
Conduct an organizational health audit (NQI Healthy Workplace Week).
Become a partner with the community (for example, daycare, gyms, festivals, parks, restaurants).
Spread the workload. Set up a wellness committee.
Small businesses may not have a lot of time, money, or human resources available for a workplace wellness program. But they often have a huge advantage over large companies—a positive workplace culture. That is a great foundation for a workplace wellness program. When employees are satisfied, enjoy their work environment, they are more productive, and tend to be healthier. With a little creativity and passion, small businesses can develop successful workplace wellness programs. Get support from management, form a committee of two or more and discover the possibilities!
Ideas to help celebrate healthy workplace week along with resources that can be used all year round.
National Quality Institute – Healthy Workplace for Small Organizations
A 10-point criteria and self-evaluation tool designed for organizations with fewer than 100 employees can be ordered for a fee. The criteria and review methods are designed to help organizations focus on good practices for workplace health and target specific improvements that are attainable with available resources.
A Health Canada resource that provides fact sheets, tools, and resources to set up and evaluate a stair-climbing program, as well as information on how to address barriers, and make stairways attractive and safe.
Resources from the Centre for Health Promotion (University of Toronto), include:
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Malcolm Gladwell (Author)
Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot." Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he builds a convincing case for how successful people rise on a tide of advantages, "some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky."
Outliers can be enjoyed for its bits of trivia, like why most pro hockey players were born in January, how many hours of practice it takes to master a skill, why the descendents of Jewish immigrant garment workers became the most powerful lawyers in New York, how a pilots' culture impacts their crash record, how a centuries-old culture of rice farming helps Asian kids master math. But there's more to it than that. Throughout all of these examples--and in more that delve into the social benefits of lighter skin color, and the reasons for school achievement gaps--Gladwell invites conversations about the complex ways privilege manifests in our culture. He leaves us pondering the gifts of our own history, and how the world could benefit if more of our kids were granted the opportunities to fulfill their remarkable potential. --Mari Malcolm
Outliers seems, initially, to be an inadvisable pairing of author and subject. Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for that august cultural magazine, The New Yorker, and author of two exemplary pop-science bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, goes and writes a book on success – thus entering a subgenre whose foul-smelling precincts are overrun with charlatans, profiteers, and New Age fakirs. But, happily for him and us, he’s skirted ignominy by having written not some exhortative how-to guide, but a sober and far-ranging investigation of human achievement that rebuts some received wisdom on the subject. Gladwell begins by arguing that those “self-made” individuals we romanticize, who come from nothing and rise to the pinnacle of their chosen vocations on merit alone, simply don’t exist. Instead, he insists, high achievers “are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies” that ultimately determine their status. Moreover, these same people who capitalize on their early good luck work much harder than their rivals; mastery in any calling, apparently, only arrives after 10,000 hours of training and study (a rather less appealing prospect than the wish-yourself-wealthy-and-fabulous strategy promulgated by The Secret). While it’s hardly a revelation that toil and connections and serendipity beget professional reward, Gladwell provides a surfeit of curious, even alarming, examples to prop up his thesis. In the course of his discussion, we learn that 40% of elite hockey players are born between January and March; that off-the-chart geniuses, collectively, accomplish no more in life than their randomly sampled peers; that contentious and irreverent flight crews are less likely to crash planes than deferential ones; that Asian students’ excellence in mathematics owes much to rice-based agriculture. Gladwell’s writing is clear and colloquial throughout, and his chapters are deftly structured, each one introducing new material while simultaneously reiterating and amplifying what came before. But after plowing through the dramatic anecdotes and gee-whiz factoids, adult readers are left to contend with the desolating assertion that the quality of their lives was determined decades ago by ancestral migration patterns or a summertime birthday or skipped piano lessons. In the end, I was yearning for some consoling piffle about, say, dream analysis or Mayan numerology, to convince me, however briefly, that the world could still be mine for the taking.
Remembering the past and imagining the future share similarities
by Michael C. Corballis
Nary a person denies the occasional bout of mental drift, and the most honest may admit considerably greater frequency and duration. To assuage their feelings, they might be interested to know that more of the brain is active during mind wandering than during structured activity. But what does such a brain state, which employs what is called the default network, accomplish? Psychologist Corballis takes us on a mental journey through the implications, which include such diverse phenomena as a sense of time—including incorporating the past to imagine the future—the ability to intuit what others are thinking and even the development of language.
An astronomer took a mental leap to first connect light and heat
by Jack R. White
Most encyclopedias and physics books credit the great British astronomer Sir William Herschel with the discovery of infrared radiation. It’s a nice story, but it trivializes the real significance of what Herschel found. Using only a prism and mercury-in-glass thermometers, Herschel found the first definitive evidence that light and what he called “radiant heat” are the same quantity that we now know to be electromagnetic radiation. White explains that Herschel found the first piece in one of the great puzzles of physics that would take another century and the discovery of the quantum theory to solve.
Tiny animals maintain oversized brains, shedding light on brain evolution
by William G. Eberhard and William T. Wcislo
(The full text of this article is available to the general public.)
Until recently, little was known about how brain size relates to body size in invertebrate animals such as insects and spiders. New studies have shown, however, that the same power law—proportionally increasing brain size in smaller organisms—applies to them as has been found in vertebrates. To power their comparatively larger brains, small creatures pay high metabolic costs. Neural tissue is metabolically expensive, so one might expect minute organisms to adopt life-styles that are behaviorally less demanding. Yet available evidence indicates that small-bodied animals express the same kinds of behavior as large-bodied animals. Problems associated with small body size are not limited to taxa with small adults, because many species have very small immature stages; their growth and survival depend on their behavioral capabilities.
Trail Head: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/natcul.aspx
The highlands plateau, with its steep cliffs and fantastic ocean scenery, is the most striking feature of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. The Cape Breton Highlands are the most striking feature of northern Cape Breton. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean. One third of the Cabot trail, a world-famous scenic highway, runs through the national park along the coasts and over the highlands.
Established in 1936, the National Park covers 950 square kilometres, protecting about 20% of northern Cape Breton. It is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in Nova Scotia and is one of a system of national parks protecting outstanding Canadian landscapes.
The cool maritime climate and rugged landscape of the park permit a unique blend of Acadian, Boreal and Taiga habitats, plants and animals. This special mix of northern and southern species is not found anywhere else in Canada. Within the park, several dozen species of rare or threatened plants and animals can be found, as well as old growth forests of international importance. Small populations of arctic-alpine plants left over from the last ice age can also be found here.
Geology - The dominant feature of northern Cape Breton is the Cape Breton Plateau.
Plants - Cape Breton Highlands National Park protects part of the Maritime Acadian Highlands Natural Region. This natural region is part of a mixed hardwood-softwood forest that stretches from the Great Lakes to New England and Maritime Canada.
Animals - The rich tapestry of mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and coastlines provides habitats for both northern and southern species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.
Species at Risk - The plants and animals of northern Cape Breton include a number of species at risk. These species receive special protection to ensure that they do not go extinct.
Natural Environment - Climate, lakes, rivers, surficial deposits and soils play important roles in the northern Cape Breton ecosystem. Marine regions outside the park are also important contributors to the ecosystem.Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
The Park's 25 hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The variety of trails provides a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of Northern Cape Breton Island.
Remember that you are hiking in a protected wilderness environment.