Weekly Blend: Stories from across Canada, eh?

Welcome to this special Canada Day edition of the Weekly Blend, eh! In celebration of our country’s birthday, we’re featuring stories that are Great White North approved. So, sorry, if you don’t appreciate all this hoser talk; instead of starting a kerfuffle, grab yourself a Coffee Crisp or some ketchup chips and give’r a read on your favourite Muskoka chair, buds!


Speaking of tasty treats, if you haven’t indulged in at least 10 of these 11 iconic Canadian foods, are you even a true Canuck?

This Manitoba home’s paint job is so bright, it has to wear shades. Marina Havard says her house’s new yellow exterior is so bright, it glows in the dark.

Most houses are made up of wood, nails, shingles and insulation—but not this Nova Scotia home. More than 600,000 recycled plastic bottles make up this modern masterpiece.

There’s a mystery brewing in the crawlspace of a Kingston, Ontario, church fit for Nancy Drew or Scooby Doo and his gang: where did these gravestone markers come from?

After a long day at work, you just want to come home and put your feet up. Well, for this Montreal woman, she might never put her feet back on the ground after discovering a python in her apartment.

Talk about living on the edge! You can rent this futuristic Quebec bungalow perched on the edge of a cliff 490-metres above sea level for $180 a night.

Attention all Lincoln Log lovers: I’ve found your dream building. The Killarney Mountain Lodge, located about 100 kilometres south of Sudbury, Ontario, is billed as the largest log structure on the planet.

Who says bears can’t take part in parkour? A homeowner in Kelowna, British Columbia, recently filmed a black bear making a leap of faith from a patio to a tree about seven feet away.

Beginning this summer in British Columbia, you can row, row, row your hot tub gently down a stream. Yes, floating hot tubs are now a thing and, honestly, what’s taken so long?

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.


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