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Petition Calls To 'Remove The Selfish Yuppies From The City Of Vancouver'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 10, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The topic of homelessness is a hotly contested one in Vancouver, especially for those residing in the downtown core. Plans for two homeless shelters have been at the forefront of public meetings lately, and even prompted the North False Creek Business & Residents Association to start an

Nova Scotia Government Introduces Guidelines For Transgender Students

CP | Mohamed Omar | December 10, 2014 | Canada Impact
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is releasing new guidelines to help school boards protect transgender students from discrimination.The guidelines recommend using a student's preferred name and pronoun, providing gender-neutral washrooms and ensuring access to physical education classes for all students.Education Minister Karen Casey says the measures are meant to make schools...

Poverty In Canada: 1 In 7 Lived In Low-Income Families In 2012, StatsCan Says

CP | Daniel Tencer | December 10, 2014 | Canada Business
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says 13.8 per cent of the population lived in low-income households in 2012.The agency says its measure of after-tax low-income deems a household to be low income if it has less than half the overall median income.By this measure, it says, 16.3 per cent of children...

Shane Koyczan Opens Up About Relationship With Grandpa In New Poem (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 9, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
In his newest video for a poem called "Heaven, or Whatever," Vancouver poet Shane Koyczan reveals the confusing but loving relationship he shared with his grandfather. Koyczan begins: "'You can't just do whatever.' The words stumbled out of you like a drunk leaving a bar looking for a fresh new...

Diamond Marshall Dies: Calgary Girl Who Charmed William And Kate Loses Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | December 10, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Diamond Marshall, the young cancer patient who presented flowers to Prince William and Kate on their 2011 visit to Calgary, has passed away. The Hockey Marathon for the Kids Facebook page shared the news of Marshall's passing Tuesday morning. “Very sad news today. Diamond Marshall, the inspiration...

Most Popular Facebook Posts And Topics Of 2014

CP | Rebecca Zamon | December 10, 2014 | Canada Living
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams, to name a few.The list Facebook released...

Tundra Lodge Puts You Face To Face With Polar Bears In Northern Manitoba

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 8, 2014 | Canada
The Tundra Lodge in northern Manitoba doesn't look like much from the inside. Its lounge has a drab grey carpet, green couches that look like hand-me-downs, and chairs that might be more suited to the waiting room at a small, regional airport. But unlike most...

Prince William, Kate Middleton Visit New York City's Carlyle Hotel In Manhattan, Start U.S. Tour

The Associated Press | Joanna Adams | December 7, 2014 | Canada Style
NEW YORK - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in New York City on the royal couple's first official visit to the U.S. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's motorcade pulled up outside the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan Sunday night to a throng of media and shrieking...

Women On Canadian Money May Finally Be Possible With Confederation Bank Note

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 6, 2014 | Canada Business
The Bank of Canada wants Canadians to help it design a bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This may finally be an opportunity to put Canadian women on the country's money. The bank has issued a call out to Canadians to "propose ideas for the design of...

Adorable Tiger Shark Encounter Shows They're Not As Dangerous As They Seem

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 8, 2014 | Canada
A diver's adorable encounter with a tiger shark shows that the animals aren't as scary as they seem. Jim Abernethy, who hosts diving tours in the Bahamas' Tiger Beach, pulled a hook from a 15-foot tiger shark's jaw seven years ago, and since then the two have apparently...

École Polytechnique Massacre Victims: Never Forget Their Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 5, 2014 | Canada Living
December 6, 1989. Class was in session at École Polytechnique in Montreal at around 5 p.m. when a 25-year-old man entered a classroom on the second floor. Rifle in hand, he told the class to "stop everything," fired at the ceiling and ordered the students to separate themselves by gender....

Waterboro Fire Department Rescues Golden Retriever From Frozen Lake (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | December 5, 2014 | Canada Living
A leisurely morning stroll took an unexpected turn when Dakota, a golden retriever, fell through the thin ice of a frozen lake in Waterboro, Maine. Thankfully, the Waterboro Fire Department was quick to act. Capt. Tom Langevin, who is known as "Dr. Doolittle" for his love for animals,...

Winnipeg Police To Make Missing, Murdered Women Cases A Priority

CBC | Christian Cotroneo | December 5, 2014 | Canada Impact
Better protecting indigenous women and girls will become a "strategic priority" for the Winnipeg Police Service, which is being ordered to beef up investigations of cases involving missing and murdered women. Police Chief Devon Clunis will get new marching orders on Friday morning from the Winnipeg Police Board, which is...

B.C. Says Action Taken On 75 Per Cent Of Missing Women Report Recommendations

CP | Sara Harowitz | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VICTORIA - British Columbia's government says it has taken action on 75 per cent of the recommendations made two years ago after a public inquiry into the Robert Pickton serial killings.Attorney General Suzanne Anton says the actions are helping vulnerable women and include expanding cellphone service along the so-called Highway...

Reddit Vancouver Users Help Former Addict, Prove The Internet Can Be Nice

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Reddit users are prolific and inquisitive, but kind is not a common adjective applied to people on the social networking site where the anonymous comments can often get vicious. Tommy Castelli expected as much when he posted a simple but desperate query on the Reddit Vancouver board this...

Jean Beliveau, 'He Was A Class Guy,' Says Don Cherry

Zi-Ann Lum | December 5, 2014 | Canada
Jean Beliveau was a class act on and off the ice. Fans know it. Those who play the game know it. And Don Cherry knows it. The “Coach's Corner” host took to Twitter Wednesday to share a touching anecdote about the man the hockey world nicknamed “Le Gros Bill.”

Kathleen Wynne Vows Steps To Combat Sexual Assaults, Encourage Victims To Report

Ryan Maloney | December 4, 2014 | Canada Politics
TORONTO - Ontario will develop new policies to combat sexual assault and harassment, updating its sex ed curriculum in schools and taking steps to encourage more victims to come forward, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Thursday.The government had been considering a number of initiatives before the Jian Ghomeshi scandal broke, but...

Air Canada Offers Canadians In London A Free Flight Home For Christmas

Jesse Ferreras | December 4, 2014 | Canada Business
Air Canada is on a charm offensive for the holidays. And it just might work. It's been a tough year for the airline, especially after it instituted checked baggage fees and its pilots were caught with porn in the cockpit. But on Wednesday, the...

Andre Kim, 'Degrassi' Star, Apologizes For Vulgar Online Behaviour

Brian Trinh | December 3, 2014 | Canada TV
If you're a fan of "Degrassi", you're no stranger to the mistakes its young cast members often make — and subsequently, the life lessons they learn — while on camera inside the doors of Degrassi High. But what about the errors they make when the cameras stop rolling? On Monday,...

Tamara Taggart Compares Her Son To A Tumour To Change How We Think (VIDEO)

Andree Lau | December 2, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
In a moving video, veteran B.C. broadcaster Tamara Taggart compares her son to a tumour — and changes how we think about people with special needs. Taggart, who has three children with 54-40 musician Dave Genn (formerly of The Matthew Good Band), delivered a talk earlier this month...
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