Going by a variety of local names — British Columbia Day, Saskatchewan Day, Simcoe Day — the first Monday in August is a holiday in most of Canada. Folks in Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador don't get a break, alas. And in Ontario, where I am, this isn't a statutory holiday but, rather, a "civic holiday" that is up to municipalities to declare, seemingly all of which have done just that.
This is by way of saying that posting will be light today on Slaw. See you tomorrow, when regularly scheduled programming resumes.