Kevin Wong


Post-Shooting, Canada Should Fight For Its Public Spaces

Kevin Wong | October 23, 2014 | Canada Politics
Confronted with the senselessness of this tragedy, and given how many details have yet to emerge, understanding the implications of this horrific act is difficult. But it seems clear that this is more than merely an issue of national security -- it is an issue of national identity. Rarely have Canadians so acutely felt a sense of collective loss.

A Day in the Life of an Ottawa Mom While Parliament Was Under Attack

CanadianMomEh | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
I was in total disbelief and battled with even acknowledging that violence of this nature can even exist in Ottawa. I went to the bus stop like a mother hen to pick up my kids. I had both my kids with me at 4 p.m. and held them close. We waited anxiously for my husband to come home safe.
Shahla Khan Salter


Post-Shooting, Muslim Canadians Stand in Solidarity With Our Country

Shahla Khan Salter | October 23, 2014 | Canada Impact
Ordinary Muslim Canadians in Ottawa on Wednesday had the same worries and concerns as everyone else. As Canadians we are blessed to live in a nation where everyone is free and equal under the law. Our organizations, among others, work to wipe out extremism both at home and abroad and will continue.
Ashley Diana Morris

Off To New York, Wish Me Luck!

Ashley Diana Morris | October 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
My girlfriend asked me the other day if it becomes normal seeing myself in ads. I answered a big no! It continues to shock and amaze me! The Browns Shoes photo shoot was pretty a pretty neat one, which was shot in Montreal. Had the opportunity to dress up like a biker chick and I can easily say that was the first time I have ever rocked that kind of look!
Alyson Jones

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Ottawa Shooting

Alyson Jones | October 23, 2014 | Canada Living
A young reserve solider was shot and killed in our capital city of Ottawa by a gunman. Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened today. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. There is much we will need to understand and process around this horrific event, but here are some tips to help you talk with your children right here and right now.
Jordan Cieciwa


How Workplaces Can Incentivize Activity

Jordan Cieciwa | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Here are four initiatives from my One Fit City program to recharge the workplace. The workplace Instagram/Twitter fitness challenge -- monthly giveaways at work for the best social media posts about being active. Not just the gym, and not just the high intensity stuff.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Advice on Minimizing Health Risks From a Breast Cancer Survivor

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Fighting cancer can teach you things about yourself. Theresa gained a new appreciation and understanding of her body and her health. Being diagnosed with breast cancer put things into perspective. She learned not to sweat the small things and how important it is to live life to its fullest.
Ben McNelly


Don't Let Gunshots Change Canada's Values

Ben McNelly | October 22, 2014 | Canada Politics
We as Canadians pride ourselves on being open and welcoming of all people, regardless of where they're from and who they are. Our values have led us to be world leaders in progressive legislation and our acceptance of all groups is a characteristic of Canada that makes us unique. It makes me proud every day. Naturally, any threat to these values is unnerving. When we recover from this, we must remember that to change our behaviour because we feel threatened would be to concede that our values can be punctured by the awful actions of a few. We must remain strong and free.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sodium: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
I'll admit, sodium isn't the most dynamic topic. But considering we all consume it (and sometimes a lot of it) everyday, why not dig a little deeper with a little game?
Johanu Botha


The Ethics of Ebola Treatment: Who Gets What and Why?

Johanu Botha | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Disaster management is the preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from adverse events that transcend 'regular' emergencies while political philosophy asks the 'big' questions about power in society -- who gets what, and why? And when a fatal disease without a known cure moves rapidly from human to human it's not just about food supplies and First Aid Kits -- the question of who gets what, and why, becomes central.
Junaid Jahangir


The Right to Life Does Not Mean the Duty to Suffer

Junaid Jahangir | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Dying with dignity is construed as giving up instead of fighting an internal aggressor and that such an approach is not consistent with the medical ethic, which can also be captured by the Prophet's teaching, "Do no harm and accept no harm."
Ryan Pannell


How to Survive a Character Assassination

Ryan Pannell | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
If you are a dynamic, successful individual, a born leader, highly charismatic, popular, attractive, or all of these things, then at some point you are guaranteed to be the target of character assassination. Given how damaging character assassination can be, it's worthwhile having in your toolkit the means to survive one -- and not just survive: PREVAIL.
Julie Blais Comeau


Sticky Situation: Travelling for Business (With Style)

Julie Blais Comeau | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
You walk into the office and your boss stops you in your tracks: "Go home and pack your bag. Our European client needs you. You are booked on the 17h05 flight." Are you thinking "Yeah!" or "Yuck!"? Here are 10 guidelines to make sure that you broadcast positively as yourself but also as an ambassador for your company and our country.
Christina Campo

Why Every Sorority Stereotype You Heard Is Wrong

Christina Campo | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
I have often been told that I don't seem like a "typical" sorority girl and I'm never sure how to take that. Am I being applauded for not being a daft, superficial party girl straight out of Animal House? Obviously we go to parties (like most university and college students do), but this has never been the primary function of a sorority.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Why Less Than Half of Canadians Get a Same or Next-Day Doctor's Appointment

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
In recent years, provincial governments and medical associations have introduced various measures to speed up the time it takes for patients to see their primary health care providers. But relatively prompt access is still not available to a majority of Canadians. When patients can't see their family physicians, they often head to the nearest hospital -- and that contributes to longer emergency department wait times. So the issue of access has wide ramifications for the health care system.
Giles Coren


Charleston, I Know You Got Soul Food

Giles Coren | October 22, 2014 | Canada Living
Charleston, South Carolina, is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in North America. The restaurant scene is fantastic too. But the winner for me, by a country mile, was Aluette's Holistic Soulfood Café. It looks very much like any other soul food place you might wander into, but here the produce is guaranteed seasonal, fresh and local.
G. Elijah Dann


Woodfibre LNG Is Litmus Test For Squamish Municipal Candidates

G. Elijah Dann | October 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The Woodfibre LNG issue in Squamish holds vast importance for the broader community, the province, the country, even the world at large. It's that big.
Sarah Collins

How To Live To 101

Sarah Collins | October 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Here are Grandma J's tips for living to 101
DeSmog Canada


Avalanche Risk At Proposed B.C. Ski Resort Raises Red Flags

DeSmog Canada | October 21, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
"Where are they going to park the cars? You're not going to park them in the middle of an avalanche zone."
Dr. Sonya Kashyap

Egg Freezing Deserves Serious Consideration

Dr. Sonya Kashyap | October 21, 2014 | Canada Living
Egg freezing has sparked widespread media interest after Apple and Facebook recently announced they would cover the cost of the fertility procedure up to $20,000. This caused some serious debate. Some interpreted this as the tech giants' way of giving women more of a choice around career and starting a family; others saw this as a chauvinistic attempt to recruit and retain female employees. To further understand why this is such a contentious issue, here is some background information on the procedure and how it applies to Canadians.
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