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Ben Pierce's Dream Comes True, Sees Northern Lights Before Going Blind

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | October 1, 2014 | Canada Impact
Nine-year-old Ben Pierce is going blind. But thanks to his family and strangers, he crossed one breathtaking sight off his bucket list of things to see before his vision fades. The Dallas boy travelled to Fairbanks, Alaska with his parents and five siblings for a once-in-a-lifetime trip last week –...

What Is Nuit Blanche Toronto? When Is It Happening In 2014? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 30, 2014 | Canada Living
Nuit Blanche 2014 is set to take over Toronto this weekend, lighting up the city with some spectacular examples of contemporary art. From Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:53 p.m. to sunrise the following day, people will descend on several neighbourhoods, from city hall to Chinatown, Queen Street West...

24% Of Formerly Homeless Youth End Up Back On The Streets Within A Year

CBC | Christian Cotroneo | September 30, 2014 | Canada Impact
Roughly a quarter of homeless youth who manage to get off the streets end up returning to homelessness within a year, according to research by the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University. Researchers spent a year with 51 youth in Toronto and Halifax who had recently been homeless, using a...

Tanya Tagaq Talks Missing And Murdered Aboriginal Woman, PETA In CBC National Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | September 29, 2014 | Canada Music
When Tanya Tagaq won the 2014 Polaris Prize a week ago, Tagaq made international headlines with two words she uttered during her acceptance speech: F--- PETA." Unfortunately, the ensuing uproar — including PETA's response that the Inuk throat-singer should "read more" — meant that too little...

Unprecedented Effort To Improve Men's Mental Health: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun | Joanna Adams | September 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Two months before comedian Robin Williams ended his life, a photo exhibit called Man-Up Against Suicide was drawing in audiences at the Foster Eastman art gallery in downtown Vancouver. The riveting exhibition featured the photographs of 25 men and women who have been shaken by male suicide. The display...

Mysterious Developments Website Publishes Rare Gems From Old Rolls Of Undeveloped Film

CBC | Michelle Butterfield | September 29, 2014 | Canada Alberta
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one Calgary photographer is in the process of developing an epic novel. But it's not Azriel Knight's own work that's creating internet buzz but rather pictures that other photographers took decades ago using old cameras and long-forgotten film. Knight searches garage sales, thrift shops and...

Albertans Speak Up to Protect Headwaters of North Saskatchewan

DeSmog Canada | Michelle Butterfield | September 26, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Alan Ernst and his wife Madeline were world travellers for most of their adult lives. So when they decided to settle down, they gravitated back to one of the most beautiful places they’d ever seen: the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta.

Richard Branson Institutes Unlimited Vacation At Virgin

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
It's not often you hear about a boss who doesn't want to count his employees' vacation days. But Virgin Group founder Richard Branson isn't like other bosses. In an excerpt from his book "The Virgin Way" that was posted on his blog Tuesday, he...

Stephen Scherer, Canadian Researcher, Among Those Predicted To Win Nobel Prize

CP | Maham Abedi | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
TORONTO - A Canadian researcher is being touted as a potential Nobel Prize winner by an organization that predicts which scientists are most likely to take home one of the coveted awards.Dr. Stephen Scherer, director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, has...

Calgary Bus Driver Finds Cat In The Darndest Place (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 24, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Calgary bus driver Massimo Denegri was driving along Sarcee Trail when he heard meowing from under his seat. Curious, he pulled over at 69th Street Station and searched around, only to hear the sounds of a cat trapped inside the bus, CTV News reported. Unable to find the...

Legally Blind Toronto Woman Scores Front Row Stevie Wonder Tickets After Media Blitz

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | September 24, 2014 | Canada Music
A legally blind Toronto woman has successfully landed front row tickets to an upcoming Stevie Wonder concert on account of her vision impairment. CBC reports Tracy Whitfield secured two front row tickets to the Nov. 25 show at Toronto's Air Canada Centre after bringing her case to the...

Lululemon Generated Better Press With This One Move Than It Did All Last Year (VIDEO, TWEETS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 24, 2014 | Canada Business
"Friends are more important than money" is a key phrase in the Lululemon manifesto, and it certainly made a friend out of a U.S. customer last week. Angelo Lagdameo of Jasper, Ind., opened a package from the company recently, only to discover that Lululemon...

Prince Harry Hugs Carson Hartley At WellChild Awards Ceremony (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 23, 2014 | Canada Impact
Prince Harry may be fourth in line for the throne, but he became king in our hearts after he hugged a young boy at an awards ceremony honouring sick children and their helpers. U.K. charity WellChild held its 10th annual awards with His Royal Highness in...

B.C. Fisherman Rescues Eagle In Heartwarming Tale Of Friendship (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | September 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ah, the age old tale of bird and man. A B.C. fisherman was out on his boat off Nanoose Bay when he spotted an eagle that appeared to be floating and struggling in the water. Don Dunbar eased his 24-ft. boat towards the bird to let...

This Video Is Just The Pump-Up That September Needed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | September 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
We're over halfway through September, and while the Vancouver sun has been doing its very best to keep shining, we could probably all use a little pick-me-up right about now. So before you mourn those summer nights and get into the often inevitable fall/winter slump, watch this video...

Norm Macdonald Tweets Rob Ford Support Amid Cancer Diagnosis

Jesse Ferreras | September 22, 2014 | Canada Politics
Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald is standing firm in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's corner as the politician fights a rare cancer. The ex-"Saturday Night Live" star showed his support for the mayor in a series of tweets Monday, days after Ford underwent his

Olympian Meghan Agosta Joins Vancouver Police

Sara Harowitz | September 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
When her teammates arrive Monday in Calgary for training camp, Meghan Agosta will instead report to the Justice Institute of British Columbia with her badge and gun.The three-time Olympic gold medallist in women's hockey is training to be a police officer in the city where she earned one of those...

If This Dog Can't Stop You From Drinking And Driving, What Can? (VIDEO)

Jesse Ferreras | September 23, 2014 | Canada Impact
Never let it be said that Budweiser doesn't know how to tug at the heartstrings. The beer producer has tapped into puppy love for "Friends Are Waiting," an ad it released last Friday as part of Global Be(er) Responsible Day, an annual occasion promoted by parent...

Emma Watson Takes On Feminism At UN In A Way That's Hard To Fight (VIDEO)

Rebecca Zamon | September 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Actress Emma Watson has an idea about how feminism can change the world. "How can we affect change in the world, when only half of it is invited to participate, or feel welcomed in the conversation?," the 24-year-old said during a United Nations (UN) event in New York City...

Vancouver Climate Change Protest Draws Hundreds Ahead Of United Nations Climate Summit

Joanna Adams | September 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - Hundreds marched through downtown Vancouver on Sunday in support of a United Nations meeting that hopes to stifle climate change.The demonstration was intended to coincide with worldwide rallies scheduled two days before the start of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York.The United Nations says the goal...
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