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Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life
Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life
by Sarah Boston
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.68
21 used & new from CDN$ 6.76

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow...frightening and eye opening, July 11 2014
This is potentially the best and scariest book I've read in a very long time. I didn't warm up to Dr. Boston, in fact I find her a bit annoying (my wife on the other hand loved her). What I did enjoy was her candidness, her honestly, and her insight into both the human and animal medical establishments in Canada. I taken a pet through Lymphoma treatment, and despite being amazed at the cost of healthcare, I was also amazed at the compassion/skill and speed of Vet Oncologists and their staff. I have not personally been in the Ontario medical system but for minor incidents and don't have the experience Dr. Boston did so I can't compare.

I have been a staunch supporter of socialized medicare, but this book opened my eyes to its short comings, and the inherent risk it brings to our health. My wife I and immediately began to investigate how we can augment the Canadian system with additional US based health insurance, we've found nothing but travel coverage so far. After that my comment went to why do we put up with this in Canada...I'm a Liberal at heart, but wow wow wow!!!

Read this you won't regret it.

j/fit 18" High Density EVA Roller
j/fit 18" High Density EVA Roller
Price: CDN$ 23.13
6 used & new from CDN$ 23.13

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective, Jan. 18 2012
I was having major IT bad problem. After 4k at a slow/moderate pace it started to hurt. They day my knee near gave out was a wake up call. I had a customer from work recommended I try the roller. It does hurt, but boy it took less than a week before I noticed a big difference. I'm not an advanced runner, I'm a 2+hr 1/2 marathoner so not fast, and not crazy in training. I do however enjoy it and really dislike things hurting. The roller gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me.

Georges Laraque: The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy
Georges Laraque: The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy
by Georges Laraque
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.06
9 used & new from CDN$ 13.56

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Bad Bad..., Jan. 18 2012
I received this book with the anticipation of reading a good story about a man with an interesting view on the sport of hockey and life.

I read the teaser 1st chapter on a Kindle app and it did draw me in. After the first chapter the book went down hill. George Laroque proved himself to be the most self righteous man alive. A few examples, he ran a stop sign, caused a major accident but it wasn't his fault he did't see the stop sign. He left the mother of his children within a year of them being born, but not his fault his parents didn't like each other so he didn't want to do the same thing.

George Laroque honestly believes his 5min/game had the same effect on teams as a star player like Doug Weight in Edmonton, or Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh. He knew better than his coaches be it Jacques Martin or Wayne Gretzky. His stances on PETA, etc are just nauseating. I do respect his passion for Haiti, but even that seems to be a shameless look at me I'm better than you. This is a man who believes he has never did anything wrong, it was always someone elses fault. I cannot recommend this book and I wish I hadn't read it.

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