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Sixties Scoop: Aboriginals Adopted Into White Families Seek Apology

CP | Ryan Maloney | March 24, 2014 | Canada Politics
WINNIPEG - Some aboriginal people who were adopted into white families during the so-called Sixties Scoop say it's their turn for reconciliation and are calling for a formal apology from the federal government.Dozens of adoptees gathered in Winnipeg on Monday to tell their stories — many for the first time...

McGill University's Feminist Campaign Is Pretty Damn Cool

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | March 24, 2014 | Canada Living
Finding someone who believes in gender equality these days is probably just as easy as finding someone who likes to watch movies. And yet, even while people advocate these beliefs, they still don't want to be called feminists. "There is a lot of negative criticism concerning the merits of feminism...

Drones Could Help Search And Rescue In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | March 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too. Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to see how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), might help volunteers find people lost in the wilderness. "It’s...

Tim Hortons Founder Trading Meetings For Volunteer Hours

CP | Rebecca Zamon | March 24, 2014 | Canada Impact
TORONTO - Ron Joyce, the co-founder of the Tim Hortons empire, isn't likely to take a meeting with just anyone.But spend 20 hours doing volunteer work for a good cause and he'll sit down for a talk over a couple of double-doubles, no problem.Joyce is among the big names who...

World Water Day 2014: Shortages More Common Than You Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | March 21, 2014 | Canada Impact
Most Canadians begin consuming water from the moment they wake, whether they’re drinking it, cooking with it, or using it for sanitation. With fresh, clean water flowing out of our taps at the twist of a knob, it’s easy to forget that water consumption doesn’t come so easily for the...

Roshan Thomas Dead: Canadian Killed In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | March 22, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Roshan Thomas, a Vancouver doctor who started a school in Kabul, has been identified as one of the two Canadians killed in a hotel attack in Afghanistan. "She felt it was important to educate both girls and boys because without that balance of...

'Brave Miss World' Documentary Puts Rare Public Face On Rape Victims

CP | Rebecca Zamon | March 24, 2014 | Canada Impact
NETANYA, Israel - When 18-year-old Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World in 1998, the tears streaming down her cheeks appeared to be the overwhelming joy of a young woman fulfilling a childhood dream. Few knew the painful truth behind them — that just six weeks earlier she...

Amanda Palmer NinjaTED Show Raises Thousands For Vancouver Food Bank

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | March 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Musician Amanda Palmer hosted a by-donation, unofficial TED Conference show at the Vogue Theatre on Wednesday and raised nearly $10,000 for the Vancouver Food Bank. on top of that, official word from @VanFoodBank. we raised just under $10,000 (!) for Vancouver food bank passing hat...

Burka Ban Urged For Quebec Students By Bernard Drainville

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | March 20, 2014 | Canada Politics
With the Parti Québécois (PQ) trailing in the polls, the architect behind Quebec's Charter of Values said that students should be banned from covering their faces in the province's classrooms. Bernard Drainville, the minister for democratic institutions and now a candidate in the riding of Marie-Victorin,...

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Boston Bombing Amputee, Dances For 1st Time

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | March 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
For the first time since she lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, a ballroom dance teacher performed on stage, bringing an emotional climax to a TED Conference talk by the man who created her bionic leg. In a short, sparkly dress, Adrianne Haslet-Davis danced a rumba with...

Sam Tageson, Sharks Fan With Heart Condition, Lives His Dream (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | March 19, 2014 | Canada Impact
The doctors said Sam Tageson would never ride a bike, that his heart condition meant he should play golf instead of hockey. The 17-year-old from Martinez, Calif. has defied them since the age of six, refusing to give up his love of the game despite having been born with

Chris Hadfield TED Talk: What I Learned From Going Blind In Space

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | March 20, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
What's the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? For Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the moment came when he went blind in space. That's the story Hadfield told in his 18-minute presentation at the TED Conference in Vancouver on Tuesday. "Looking at the difference...

Portland Hotel Society Board Resigns Over Spending Concerns

CP | Andree Lau | March 19, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - The board and senior managers of Vancouver's groundbreaking safe injection site have resigned amid concerns over spending by the group behind the initiative.Mark Townsend, executive director for the non-profit Portland Hotel Society, said the provincial government presented an ultimatum demanding senior officials step aside or risk the loss...

Quebec Charter Of Values Spoofed In Epic Fashion (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | March 19, 2014 | Canada
Don't like the Quebec Charter of Values? Then this is for you. The following infographic, which was posted to Reddit on Tuesday, was created by Jess Salomon, a former UN war crimes lawyer and now a comic based out of Montreal. She made it with illustrator...

Chris Hadfield's Space Advice On Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | March 18, 2014 | Canada Living
Living in space for five months can give you a special - and some might say, better - perspective of life on Earth. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, imparted some of that wisdom to Canadian students on March 14. Hadfield spoke at the...

'BrusselKale' May Soon Be Sold At Pusateri's In Toronto (VIDEO)

Jesse Ferreras | March 18, 2014 | Canada Living
One of the latest products in vegetable cross-breeding may be about to make its way to Canada. "BrusselKale," also known as the "Flower Sprout," is a hybrid of kale and Brussels sprouts. It is all the rage in health food circles at the moment, having been called...

Canada Has The World's First Openly Gay Currency (PHOTO)

Jesse Ferreras | March 18, 2014 | Canada
Just last week, a fourth-grader came up with a Canadian gay pride coin that went viral. Looks like the Bank of Canada was way ahead of her. Like this article? Follow our Facebook page Or...

Alberta Mounties Deliver Baby In Fort Chipewyan

Michelle Butterfield | March 17, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty. Two Alberta Mounties are being called heroes after they helped bring a baby into the world over the weekend. RCMP Consts. Colin Folk and Ben Lumymes helped deliver the baby after responding to a emergency medical call at a...

Instead Of Alcohol Chugging Challenges, Let's Do This (VIDEO)

Michael Bolen | March 17, 2014 | Canada Impact
Wouldn't it be great if Rob Ford accepted this RAKnomination?

Best Paralympics Moments In 2014 Show Strength Of Sport

Rebecca Zamon | March 17, 2014 | Canada Impact
Despite being held amidst serious political unrest, the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics allowed athletes from around the world to gather and showcase their incredible abilities. The Games ended Sunday, with Canada finishing third in the medal count. Even with the fierce competition, Canada took home 16 medals...
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