Nic Paolella

New B.C. Housing Development Gives Back To North Shore Rescue

Nic Paolella | September 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Marcon will be making a substantial donation to North Shore Rescue in a new program which pairs condo buyers with charitable giving. A portion of every home sold in Marcon's latest project in Lynn Valley called Mill House will go towards a larger corporate donation to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.
Jon Packer


Toronto Transit Solutions No One Is Talking About

Jon Packer | September 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Public transit alone will not solve our congestion problems or improve the health of our cities. Here then is a selection of transit solutions NOT making headlines in Toronto's municipal elections.
Franchesca Warren


Too Many Students Rely on Social Promotion

Franchesca Warren | September 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Despite my efforts in making sure that students were updated about their grades, many times they really didn't see a connection in their mastery of the work and their final grades. Eventually after reviewing all of the student records and in all of that data (attendance, test scores, etc.) I realized the real issue. Most of my students were in high school due to social promotion.
Heather Magee


VIFF 2014: 'Two Days, One Night' Asks Some Difficult Questions

Heather Magee | September 29, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
You'll like this film if you enjoy exploring the psychology behind what motivates us to choose one path over another.
Lesley Anderson

Put Some Colour into Your Family Tree This Fall

Lesley Anderson | September 29, 2014 | Canada Living
Fall is my absolute favourite time of year. The leaves begin to turn and the heat of the summer (such as it was!) fades to cooler days. Kids are settling into school and everyone starts to get back into the swing of things....

Stop Fooling Yourself: You Need Your Sleep | September 29, 2014 | Canada Living
If there's one thing we've realized recently, it's that we aren't as super human as we once thought we were in the sleep department. Meaning, we actually need it. Traditionally, we've tried to cram every last second into each day in order to complete at least 80 per cent of...
Andy Nulman


What I Learned This Week: Always Sign Your Work

Andy Nulman | September 28, 2014 | Canada Living
There is only one way that any one of you, any one of your companies, or any piece of your work can be considered a "brand." And that's if people recognize it's you... and how you differ from others. So whether it's a multi-million dollar logo or a barely legible cursive scrawl, the power is in your hands.
Arthur Gallant


Police Officers Need Help With Mental Health Issues Too

Arthur Gallant | September 28, 2014 | Canada Living
To the police officers reading this I have a message for you: You are strong. Getting help is not a sign of weakness: it is a sign of strength. Please do not suffer alone, just as you expect civilians to seek you out for help you yourselves must also get help and its OK to do so.
Jason Tetro


What You Need To Know About the Fast-Spreading Respiratory Virus EVD68

Jason Tetro | September 28, 2014 | Canada Living
Whatever the reasons for this epidemic, there are a few signs of hope. Like the common cold and flu, infection is entirely preventable by washing the hands with soap and water as well as regularly disinfecting surfaces. Should an infection occur, there is still only a small chance it could get worse;
Abby Langer

What We Should Do To Improve School Lunches

Abby Langer | September 28, 2014 | Canada Living
After he created the new menu items, Corbin brought the food to the kids for a taste test. Not surprisingly, the students were happy with the results. Chicken lollipops rolled in crushed vegetable chips and baked in the oven, oven baked panko-crusted zucchini, kale Caesar salad made with a lighter dressing, and black bean and chicken tostadas were a few of the selections.
Nikolas Badminton


Richard Branson's Unlimited Vacation Proposal Is An Expert Move

Nikolas Badminton | September 27, 2014 | Canada
In one expert move, he has built a trust and accountability economy within his business. Employees must be really happy with this change. More importantly they must feel like senior management trusts them to do the right thing and this could deliver even better results and continued happiness (even in tough times).
David Burke

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | September 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."
Paula Pyne

How to Stop, Breathe and Find Mindful Productivity

Paula Pyne | September 26, 2014 | Canada Living
I happily stumbled across a post, on how to save time by doing less. I am all about doing more with less and exploring ways to simplify. It's what I practice and preach. This list resonated with me and serves as an excellent reminder to be the best you can be and focus on your priorities, what really matters.
Mike Klassen


Canadians May Finally Get To Taste B.C.'s Premium Wines

Mike Klassen | September 26, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It has been over two decades since B.C.'s wineries first received international gold medals for producing premium wines, yet most Canadian consumers still struggle to get their hands on a bottle. To make matters worse, FedEx has recently given notice it will no longer ship B.C. wine products without provincial regulations that allow for it.
Bill Bogart

Goodbye Sugary Cereals and Soft Drinks. Canada's Getting Healthier

Bill Bogart | September 26, 2014 | Canada Living
A decline in sales of sugary cereals comes at the same time that purchases of other sugar laden products such as soda (soft drinks) are also decreasing. Purchases of soft drinks have been consistently falling since 2005. But a whole lot more will have to change in terms of overall eating and drinking patterns before we can be confident that healthy consumption has won out.
Craig and Marc Kielburger


Attawapiskat Finally Has a Real School Again

Craig and Marc Kielburger | September 25, 2014 | Canada Impact
In the dead of winter, minus 40 degree winds whistled through gaps around doors and windows of the decrepit portables that made up the entirety of their school. Until this month, that was life in elementary school in Attawapiskat. After a 14-year wait, children in the remote northern Ontario First Nations community have a real school again.
Neha Chandrachud


We Should be Critical, But Not Dismissive of Emma Watson's UN Campaign

Neha Chandrachud | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
It's important to note that despite my appreciation for Watson's UN campaign, I believe much of the criticism she's faced has been warranted. Liberal white feminism tends to cling to these seemingly iconic moments in which feminism briefly becomes more palatable, more easily sold to the masses. Men shouldn't care about feminism because it may improve things for them. They should care about feminism because it will improve things for women.
Wendy Litner


What a Woman Trying to Get Pregnant Is Thinking

Wendy Litner | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
It's a universal truth that when you are trying to get pregnant everyone but you is pregnant. Men are pregnant. The elderly are pregnant. Woman with IUDs are pregnant. Britney Spears is pregnant with Miley Cyrus' baby. Everyone in the world, but you, is pregnant
Sue Nador


Why You Shouldn't Stop Bringing Your A-Game To Your Relationship

Sue Nador | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
How does passion turn into pal-ship? Perhaps the very nature of sharing space with someone can breed too much familiarity. It's easy to get comfortable, even sloppy, when we live with each other day in and day out. What message does it send when I leave our house looking polished and revert immediately to comfy cellmate attire when I come home?
Susan Eng


Top 10 Reasons Not To Start a War With Seniors

Susan Eng | September 25, 2014 | Canada Living
Much is made of health care costs for the frail elderly. But the healthcare spending curve by age group is actually U-shaped with equally significant amounts spent for childbirth and early childhood problems. So is one okay and the other to be disparaged? Does it need to be said that we were all once born and will all eventually get really old if we're lucky?
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