Canada - Google doesn't run their own news service.
This is a combination of news feeds from around the world, but this version
happens to have a Canadian slant. This is the one new website I try to
at least skim every day.
- What can I say about this British news magazine, other than to assure you that the
writing is superb, the content is well-researched, and the English language is properly
used, yet easy to read. You can't go wrong browsing this site, and you might even
want to pay the US$45/year subscription to be able to delve deep into their archives and
other research tools, and have access to the full selection of articles, rather than a
subset. Although the perspective of The Economist is (obviously) economics, analysis of a
good selection of world news and issues not normally covered by North American news
services is plentiful on this website. I particularly like their Technology section.
- Another Canadian company offering an online news service. Features: CANOE Canadian
Online Explorer; Jam! showbiz; SLAM! sports; CANOE Money personal finance. Links to all of
the Sun newspapers and other publications of the sponsors of this excellent web news
service: Sun Media Corporation, BCE Media Investments, Maclean Hunter Ltd. and
Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
- Authoritative financial information, based in the United States. If you are
considering climbing on the Internet stock bandwagon, read the analysis here before you
make any investments.
CBCNews.ca - Breaking
News, Canada, World, Health, Business, Entertainment - As Canadians, we tend to get swamped by the U.S.-based news
organisations. CBC offers a different perspective on the world news which our U.S.
cousins might well find interesting. This online version of the 24 hour/day news
service is concise and easy to use.
Post - Although this Canadian news source's main perspective is
financial, they also offer some excellent general news, sports, arts, and even host
forums, where you can offer your opinion to others on a variety of news-related topics.
Run by Southam, one of the main news conglomerates in Canada.
The Nation. Unconventional
Wisdom Since 1865 - As the title suggests, the perspective of this magazine is not
even close to what is offered by the mainstream news organisations. To quote from
their website: "The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It
will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and
social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence,
exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day
is marred." For a U.S.-based news source, this magazine offers a refreshing
perspective on the news of the day, and offers some fascinating backgrounders.
Globe and Mail - The Globe and Mail is Canada's
equivalent to the U.S.-based Wall Street Journal - offering up a huge and well-qualified
news website with a wide choice of news subjects. The Globe and Mail is the company
behind PointCast (see above), and to their credit, came out agressively with a free
Internet-based news service before this type of thing was popular.
GLOBEtechnology.com - One of the Globe and Mail's many
specialty news websites. If the news story has a high tech angle, you will find it
New York Times
- An excellent daily web edition of this most famous of newspapers.
CNET - The premier
online technology news source, and they have very
comprehensive reviews on all high tech gadgets.
Life on the
Internet A TV show on the
Channel. Locally, it is seen on Thursday evenings, however I don't know if it runs on
the same day and time slot everywhere. It is a well-produced show, with good pace,
relevent subjects about our favorite pastime - the Internet. Their web site is a good
resource for past and upcoming shows, and has links to sites profiled on the shows.
EXN: The Exploration
Network Discover the world of science:(Canadian) An out-of-site science site from
the Discovery Channel Canada. For the scientifically curious, be they techheads, nature
lovers or armchair adventurers, EXN provides breaking science news, forum discussions
Database. A database of more than 180,000 titles - This is my favorite
website to help me decide what videos to rent. As a recent review of this website
stated: it isn't pretty, but it has more content than any other Internet-based movie
database around. It easily outclasses every movie website offered by the big boys.
I especially like the reviews written by the users of the website - when was the
last time you took any notice of a movie critic's review?
- What can I say? I'm a Star Trek fan (not a "trekkie"
- I don't dress up in funny costumes!).
Magazine - One of the best E-zines on the net. You must subscribe, however
the subscription is free.
TV Guide Live --
Web site for TV Guide Canada - online, searchable
listings of TV shows, and the website is configurable for your personal use.
LIFE Magazine Online - A great archive of their famous covers is
available, along with more current Picture of the Day and features.
This is the web search engine I prefer over all others. It's fast and accurate, and it not
only indexes web sites, it also indexes ALL Internet Newsgroups as well! Now you don't
have to wade through all those thousands of messages just to find what interests you.
One of the premiere web crawlers. This one can help you find almost anything on the web,
and quickly. Unlike other Internet search sites, it combines the search
capabilities of all the major search engines, and presents you with a very nice web page
- Use their freeform search engine to find all sorts of websites - from personal
information to corporate websites. The english-like query system will
even answer general interest questions for you.
- This search site will give you different results from the mainstream
search sites. An excellent resource for exploration of the Internet,
and very fast.
- Uses the Lycos search engine, but is an excellent search site.
is a Victoria-born gay man who now lives in Amsterdam. He has some
terrific things to say, so give this one a browse.
Mark Schretlen is a buddy
from my days at the BC Institute of Technology.
He has some wonderful scanned photos on his web
Hu Filleul is a good friend who has
a website containing a couple of interesting sub-webs.
and Stuff is dedicated to getting a laugh from Hu's friend Gordon
McAninch, who had advanced Parkinson's Disease.
Association of Greater Victoria outlines the activities of this group of
former Canadian Air Force aircrews and their memories.
Both are rich collections.
- I can only aspire to the quality of this guy's various websites and photography.
He combines the two beautifully at his photo.net website,
although recently he has help with the day-to-day website operation.
His photography is still top-notch though.
Macmurchie is another good friend who runs his own web server (like
I do). We both share a passion for personal computers, run online
weather stations, and generally support each other in our individual quests
for bigger and better toys. Joemac's website outlines his interest in tesla
coils, Corvairs, electronics, woodworking, and aviation, among others.
Lately, he has put a great deal of effort into his new
- a website
dedicated to those among us who manage to kill themselves in especially creative ways. The
Darwin Award is usually awarded post-humously, of course! I find this dark humour very,
very funny, but I would be the first to admit this site isn't for everyone.
Jokes and Stuff
is a good source of humour, and is dedicated to getting a laugh from Hu
Filleul's friend Gordon McAninch, who had advanced Parkinson's Disease.
My former Internet service provider, here on Vancouver Island. There are some really cool
links off their Hot Sites
- Another local ISP here in Victoria. Check out their Coast Watch web page for a good
listing of interesting places to go on the net.
- Yahoo still has one of the best and easiest to use links pages and search site.
When I want to troll the Internet for a particular subject area, I use Yahoo.
Open Directory Project -
This hand-edited, vast website catalog of other websites is the source of many
of the commercial search sites' riches. I edit one of the
travel-related sections on Hawaii.