Canada

Peace Global Indez
América Latina y el Caribe redujeron levemente los índices de paz, marcados por tensiones internas en sus países, según el Global Peace Index (GPI), publicado por el Instituto de Economía y Paz.
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Great models for living abound with our Canadian neighbors to the north, who are building wonderful mixed-age, mixed-use communities that offer independent living for their elders. Consider the municipalities of Vernon and Langley in British Columbia, where I recently spent time helping them lay out walkability ground rules for age-friendly neighborhoods.
Alice Munro
Short story fans and Canadians are among the many reveling in today's announcement that master writer Alice Munro, at 82, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature - the first Canadian-based writer to do so. Her publisher reports that she was "amazed, and very grateful" to hear the news early this morning, which was left as a voicemail when the committee couldn't reach her directly. How nice must it have been to get that message?
We just spent two wonder-filled weeks in western Canada. We explored Whistler, Vancouver, spent two days on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, walked on our first glacier, and spent over a week driving through the jaw-dropping majesty of the Canadian Rockies.
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