Last Thursday changed the way many of us foreigners here feel about the U.K. It doesn't feel like home here anymore. It's definitely not the same warm and welcoming place I came to so many years ago. And even more perplexing -- and wounding -- I am questioning if I really ever knew this place I love and idealize. Like so many from abroad, the toxic campaign and its aftermath have me questioning if I'm really all that into the United Kingdom anymore.
The certainty of Clinton success is brought into question when we accept the fact that Clinton and Trump were virtually tied in polls towards the end of May. In what has been possibly the worst month a presumptive nominee could have, we see Trump still within five per cent of Clinton nationally, and still very competitive in key battleground states.
I cannot overstate my hated of The Biggest Loser enough. My reasons are simple: The show is built around extremism; many featured trainers are downright abusive; and the long term impact of the show subjects participants and viewers to physical and mental damage that can permanently hinder their efforts to lose weight and live a healthier life. In every single way, it presents a broken and incorrect vision of weight loss.
Twenty-first century "Canadian" corporate capitalism is quite the racket. Built with public subsidies, a Montréal firm can shift its "head office" to a tax haven and workforce abroad, but Ottawa will continue to use its diplomatic, economic and military might to advance the company's reactionary international interests.
Graduation ceremonies are underway at high schools across the province, as students get set to take their skills to the next level. At 84 per cent, B.C.'s high school graduation rate has never been higher. While that's reason to celebrate, we should also be asking why the province's apprenticeship programs aren't achieving anywhere near the same success rates.
Summer is the season for weddings! All of those beautiful brides and bridesmaids. To find out the latest beauty and hair trends for brides, I spoke with AJ Woodworth, founder and owner of The Glamoury in Vancouver.
Aboriginal Day Live, an annual celebration of Canada's National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice, has been delighting audiences since 2007. The event features some of the most accomplished Aboriginal musicians, including award-winning and up-and-coming artists.
Summer means kids are off school and finally free to do what they do best -- run around outside, climb trees, build forts, play sports, ride bikes, swim and more. It's hard enough to get them to come in for lunch to eat something, let alone get them to drink water throughout the day. On hot summer days, that can be a big problem.
From the beaches of Saskatchewan to the world's largest astronomy park, Canada is home to some incredible places to stare at the sky. Amateur stargazers and the most serious astronomy enthusiasts can find all of the wonder and excitement their seeking in the Great White North.
We all have the choice to give up or tackle our challenge. There are many different challenges we will all face in our lives. I hope that my story of the biggest challenge I've faced so far, and my decision to push forward everyday will inspire you to also make the choice to tackle any challenge you face.
To a certain extent, living organisms are constructed according to algorithms, but they are not algorithms themselves. Every component is a vulnerable living entity of its own. They are not simply lines of code.
With the end of the school year upon us, you might be stuck on what to get for your child's teacher. The fact is, gifts are symbolic and convey meaning and the right gift goes a long way. Here are some of the dos and don'ts of teacher gifting to help guide you.
Building takes effort, sacrifice, dedication and time. It has taken a lot of effort for the United Kingdom to maintain its unity over the years -- but destruction can easily be accomplished overnight, as we have just witnessed in this referendum.
Violence against queer and trans people is something that happens every day and everywhere around the globe, and it is something that threatens our freedom any time, and every time it occurs. Although many would describe Canada as a relatively safe country for LGBTQ2S communities, there is still much work to be done.
"You can go home now!" he yelled again. "We voted to Brexit!" I tried to tell him that I am from Canada and Hong Kong, but he didn't care. London was the last place I thought I'd encounter this kind of hate. Where had I moved to?
On October 19th, 2015, Canadians voted to change their government. Prime Minister Trudeau has been in office now for about eight months. The first sitting of Parliament has wrapped up. As MPs head back to their ridings for the summer, this is a good time to assess how real change has been taking shape.
Housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are extremely hot, and average prices are skyrocketing. Every new data release, real estate report, and housing related comment is scrutinized, debated and analyzed in painstaking detail. A red flag is raised, an alarm bell is sounded, a stern warning is issued or extreme caution is urged by both domestic and international housing analysts and economists almost daily. How does this end?
"I'm sorry your marriage didn't work." My mother's words echo in my mind. When a marriage dissolves, can it only be seen as a failure? Can a relationship also succeed not because it lasts forever, but how it ends?
Our research into habitat-friendly renewable energy from solar and wind shows that there is a cost-effective opportunity to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in Nunavut. This is an important first step to supporting energy stability in the north without risk to marine environments.
The gift you choose this week could make all the difference in how your child's teacher feels about the last 10 months. It could help them understand how they've helped your entire family to grow. You know your child's teacher best, but here are some tips shared with me by my boys' homeroom teachers over the years.
They are small cities that create employment for thousands of people, from air traffic controllers and baggage handlers, to pilots and taxi drivers. Without connectivity, getting to and from flights becomes an issue, but getting to and from work can be an even bigger challenge.
"A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away." This is true 90 per cent of the time. But 10 per cent of the time, it's not true -- especially when you're trying to hug a reluctant teen as you drop them off at their friend's house or at school, and even sometimes when you're alone in the house with them.
Recently the C.D. Howe Institute released a short study just in time for the finance ministers' meeting - rolling out the tired, old argument that as people age, they do not need as much money to live as when they were younger. If only retirement were so easy.