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Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada on August 16, 1954, James Cameron grew up in Chippawa, a small town near Niagara Falls, Ontario. Through the years he has transformed from a small town Canadian to one of the most widely known filmmakers in the world. • Cameron’s father was an electrical engineer and his mother an artist. He was encouraged to express himself artistically as well as to challenge himself mentally. He was a science fiction fan early on as a boy.

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• Approximately 10% of the land area on earth is covered in glacial ice. That is over 5.8 million square miles (15 million km_)!

• As a leader among his friends, Cameron organized adventures including building a catapult that would pitch boulders and even creating a miniature diving vessel that sent mice to the bottom of the Niagara River.

• About 75% of the world’s freshwater is stored in glaciers. The ice of Antarctica is over 2.6 miles (4.2 km) thick in some places. • According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) based in Boulder, Colorado, there are eleven types of glaciers: ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps, ice streams/outlet glaciers, icefields, mountain glaciers, valley glaciers, piedmont glaciers, cirque glaciers, hanging glaciers and tidewater glaciers.

• Ice sheets are masses of glacial land ice that extend more than 20,000 square miles (50,000 km_). There are two ice sheets on the earth today, covering most of Antarctica and Greenland. • More than 99% of the freshwater ice on earth is contained in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. The Antarctic Ice Sheet covers an area about the size of the United States and Mexico combined. The Greenland Ice Sheet, which covers most of Greenland, is three times the size of Texas. • When ice from the gigantic ice sheets oozes into the sea or ocean which is cold enough for the ice to remain frozen, ice shelves can form. Ice shelves float over water but are still connected to land. The ice shelves can grow as they gain ice from the ice sheets or shrink if icebergs “calve” off at the edges. (Calving is the term used when icebergs break off.) • There are some large ice shelves on the northern coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island. However, most of the ice shelves on earth hug the coast of Antarctica. • Ice caps are miniature ice sheets. They cover fewer than 20,000 square miles (50,000 km_). They are found in polar and sub-polar regions that are high in elevation and mostly flat. Iceland has an ice cap, as compared to the much larger ice sheet on Greenland. Ice fields are also similar with flow influenced by underlying ground that is not as flat. They are usually smaller than ice caps.

At the age of fifteen, Cameron watched the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was fascinated! He wanted to learn how Stanley Kubrick, the director, had put together such a thrilling motion picture. He watched the film ten times and was hooked on filmmaking for life.

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JAMES CAMERON (continued): thoughts constantly. He had been writing science fiction stories and fantasizing about films instead of doing his homework for years; now he was near the movie capital of the world, Hollywood! • After high school, Cameron became a student at California State University at Fullerton, initially pursuing a degree in physics. He changed his major to English but after a short time, dropped out of college. • Cameron worked a short time as truck driver pulling over for rest stops to write screenplays. He then went to work as a selftaught designer emphasizing visual effects. • Cameron is best known today as the Oscarwinning director of Aliens (1986), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).

• In preparing for the movie, Titanic, Cameron spent a lot of time at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. He studied/observed the wreckage in twelve dives to the site. Explaining his feelings, he said, “Working around the wreck for so much time, you get such a strong sense of the profound sadness and injustice of it, and the message of it.” He felt a great responsibility to be historically accurate. • Titanic replaced Star Wars as the top-grossing film of all time (at that time, 1997-98) grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. The movie won eleven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. • Titanic remained the top-grossing film until

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Those were great places to go after dining out at a local restaurant on a friday night. I remember when I was younger it was a family tradition to rent out the newest video movies, and watching it at home and then returning it and then rent out video games. As times changed VHS movies were replaced with DVD’s, the tradition of renting movies is still there. We here at Once Upon a Movie want to make our little store that “go to” place where you can experience the thrill of renting movies and video games old and new. Snacks and drinks are also available for purchase. The environment at Once Upon a Movie is a little different from the shelving to the color of the walls. The unique shelving decor that highlights our movies makes for a great visual experience. Our staff are a friendly bunch and are passionate about customer service and talking about movies and video games. At Once Upon a Movie you can feel comfortable in your video store experience. Here at Once Upon a Movie we also have an antique store in the back plus on Wednesday night we have board and card games, contact us or drop by and check us out.

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When valley glaciers spill out onto flat plains they spread out into large lobes, forming piedmont glaciers. The Malaspina Glacier in Alaska is the largest piedmont glacier in the world. Formed by the spill-out from the Seward Ice Field and the Agassiz Glacier, the Malaspina fills the plain in southeastern Alaska. Since it does not connect to the Gulf of Alaska or any of its bays, it does not qualify as a tidewater glacier. The Malaspina Glacier spreads out over 1931 square miles (5,000 km_) of the coastal plain below the Saint Elias Mountains.

• Glaciers that look like bowls high on mountainsides are called Cirque Glaciers. All of the glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado are cirque glaciers. The Matterhorn in


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GLACIERS (continued): Switzerland is an example of a “horn,” which is formed when the top of a mountain has been surrounded by cirque glaciers. •

“Ice aprons,” or hanging glaciers cling to and as the name implies, hang from, steep mountainsides. These are common in the Alps and often have avalanches from their steep inclines.

• When valley glaciers flow far enough to connect to the sea they are called tidewater glaciers. Many icebergs originate from tidewater glaciers. Hubbard Glacier, which is part of Glacier Bay National Park, is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. The highlight of most cruises to Alaska, the glacier was first mapped in 1895. Q: How do you prevent dog hair Icebergs up to 200 feet (61 m) high break off from taking over your house? - J.D., fairly often causing spectacular splashing and Cyberspace crashing and giving tourists quite a show. Glacier Bay has 16 tidewater glaciers. A: Brush early and often, and do it outdoors. Years ago, I told a reader to • Glacier Bay and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, along with brush her dogs daily. She wrote back Kluane National Park and Reserve in the a month later telling me the problem Yukon Territory and Tatshenshini-Alsek Park was now far worse: hair everywhere. in British Columbia, form a vast ecological I contacted experts for a medical explanation regarding her dogs area that covers 37452 square miles (97000 simultaneously losing so much hair. km_). The area is mostly untouched except It turns out she was brushing the pets for a historic First Nations presence (Native indoors, as her vacuum was broken! Canadians). A massive complex of high peaks So, brush outdoors. And vacuum at and glaciers, the area is home to many grizzly least once a week. bears and caribou as well as the largest nonThese days, there are vacuums polar icefield in the world. The entire area was specifically made to suck up pet hair, declared a World Heritage Site in 1993. including the Dyson DC39 Animal (the cost is over $400). Even more pricey (by about $100) is the Miele S7260 Cat and Dog Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Dyson also makes a product called the Groom Tool ($69.99) which vacuums hair directly off a dog’s coat. I have no experience to suggest whether this product works, or how dogs feel about being vacuumed. I’m no vacuum expert, so research your options.

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Zeta came to Katie’s Place from another shelter where she was surrendered because her owner said she was too grumpy. While it is true that initially Zeta wasn’t exactly a purring lap cat, she definitely wasn’t a as grumpy as we expected. Zeta has been at Katie’s Place for a long time. She was featured in Tidbits in August of 2013 and she’d already been with us for quite some time at that point. Zeta is a medium haired tuxedo cat, one of the least adoptable colors at most shelters. For some reason these black and white cats are overlooked time and time again. Zeta is no exception. In fact, even I have to admit when I heard other volunteers talk about Zeta I did not know who they were talking about. Then Zeta had a dental and needed antibiotics for a couple of weeks. She was confined so that we could medicate her easily, and make sure she was eating. I am one of the medicators and I was a bit hesitant about sticking my fingers in the mouth of a “grumpy” cat. Well you can imagine my surprise when Zeta not only took the medicine without so much as a hiss, but then rolled onto her side so that I could pet her. Then she started to purr. Since that day I always say hello to Zeta when I am at the shelter and make sure I give her a few pets. She’s always eager for attention. I don’t see a grumpy cat, I see Zeta, the sweet little tuxedo girl that gets lost in the crowd. Zeta would be happiest in an adult only home with no other animals. She’s not a fan of other cats, and most likely would not be too thrilled with dogs either. This cat, that even I did not really notice for months, needs someone to finally see her and how special she really is.

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from Yogi, like Zeta, came to us from another shelter, and has been in our care for far too long. He was initially brought in as a stray to the other shelter. Someone had seen him and it appeared that his tail was very badly injured. The next time he was seen the tail was completely gone. He was taken into the shelter where they found that there was no nerve damage and Yogi still had a bit of a stump. Quite often cats who lose their tails become incontinent because of the nerve damage. This is not the case with Yogi. Yogi is a big boy who was obviously a street cat for a long time. Besides the missing tail he has many other scars that suggest he must have fought regularly to stay alive. Despite this Yogi is a very quiet, gentle cat who just keeps to himself. This could be the reason this gentle giant is still with us. He’s not demanding and he rarely asks for attention, making it easy for potential adopters not to even notice this handsome boy. Life has not treated him well and you can see sadness in his big round eyes if you take the time to stop and pet him. It seems like Yogi has resigned himself to the fact that he will never leave the shelter, but we promised Yogi a home of his own. We promised him that one day someone really amazing will come by and fall in love with him. He may not cry out for attention when people visit, but we are sure that when he watches the other cats leave he hopes it will be his turn soon.

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▶ There are 98 legal border crossings between the U.S. and Canada. There are 46 legal border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico. ▶ Approximately 120 fossilized species are found in the Burgess Shale formation located in Yoho National Park. The softbodied marine animals that lived 530 million years ago were preserved when underwater mudslides buried them in a shallow sea. ▶ Peter Mansbridge was working as a flight announcer at an airport in Churchill, MB, when he was “discovered” by the CBC. ▶ Cape Spear near St. John’s, NL, is not only the easternmost point in Canada, but also the most easterly point in North America. A lighthouse located there has operated continuously since 1839.


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