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Maximizing Carbon Tax And Household Savings Through Home And Car Maintenance

Saskia Matheson | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Alberta
Saskia Matheson

Keeping your things in good working order is likely to extend their use, prevent major repairs, lower energy bills, and reap savings on car and home insurance. To illustrate how you can reduce the CO2 emissions in everyday life, we'll break it down into two main groups: driving your car and the household.

The Untold Stories Of Three Canadian Gems

Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living

Growing up in Canada, you hear about the big tourist destinations: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Niagara Falls. You’ve been up the CN Tower and got your boots dusty at the Calgary Stampede but you’re looking for more. The good news is that there are still places to see and stories left to be told.

5 Canadian Natural Wonders We Forget About

Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living

Canada is full of natural wonders, with jaw-dropping attractions found in every corner of our home and native land. There are the beauties that thousa...

A Gender-Equal Workplace Is A Healthy Workplace

Charles Benayon | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Business
Charles Benayon

A large part of wellness is equality. When an organization develops feelings of pride, trustworthiness and respect, as well as welcoming ideas and building good fellowship, it will encourage women to move past the glass ceiling and create a foundation that can reduce stress and mental-health issues in the workplace.

How To Make The Most Of Your Calgary Stampede Trip

Jacki Andre | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Travel
Jacki Andre

It's well known that the Stampede is synonymous with rodeo, cowboys, and a celebration of Western Canadian culture. But besides the rodeo and chuckwagon events, there are also a huge midway, live music shows, and cultural and festival events. The festivities spill across the entire city, so if you're in Calgary for more than a day or two, make sure to check for events off-site too.

The Most Stunning Drives In Canada's Countryside

Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Living

After spending the workweek trudging through traffic, there's nothing more satisfying than heading out on the open road, pushing the pedal to the metal and taking in the views of the countryside. From coast to coast, Canada is full of them -- take, for instance, the tree-lined Ontario cottage country or the Maritimes' awe-inspiring Atlantic-ocean view. It's just a matter of getting there.

This Is What It's Like To Be Black In Alberta

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Alberta
ByBlacks.com

As a native Torontonian, I moved to Edmonton about three years ago. Most of my friends left Ontario when Alberta's economy was strong and every year that went by they encouraged me to come for the endless opportunities. They warned me about the racism here, but I thought they were exaggerating.

Bucket-List Worthy Adventures In Canada

Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living

British Columbia is often pegged as Canada’s adventure-seeking capital but you’d be selling our home and native land short if you thought B.C. was the only place for once-in-a-lifetime views and unforgettable memories.

Alberta Inches Closer To Ditching Daylight Saving Time

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Alberta

If the bill passes, it wouldn't take effect until November 2018

Gross New Study Reveals The Truth About Pee In Public Pools

The Huffington Post Canada | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Alberta

You probably don't want to know.

500 Alberta Schools Are Powered By The Wind

David Dodge | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

North of Provost, Alberta, you can see the sleek figures of 17 wind turbines, each 80 metre tall, poking their heads above the aspen tree line. But these turbines are doing more than just keeping the lights on. They are powering the future of Alberta's children.

5 Ways To Celebrate Canada's 150th In The Great Outdoors

Marissa Schroder | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

If ever there was a time to take a Canadian stay-cation and explore the Great White North, 2017 is it. From coast-to-coast Canadians will be celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial -- a grand party for our nation's 150th. And what better place to mark the celebration than in the great outdoors?

Canada Is Juggling A Hot Potato

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Mr. Trudeau must choose between the anti-pipeline provinces like Quebec and British Columbia, and the interests of Alberta; between the oil industry magnates and the citizen opposition; between the oil economy with its short term goals and our international commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gases.

There's Still Time For Jane Fonda To Change Her Views On Alberta Oil

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

One thing stands out when reading about Jane Fonda, who visited the Fort McMurray region this week. She seems, sometimes at least, to learn from her mistakes. Let's face it; in the world of superficial Hollywood activism populated by the likes of Leo DiCaprio and Daryl Hannah, self-awareness seems to shut down as soon as the director yells "cut."

Alberta Should Be Proud Of Gay-Straight Alliances In Its Schools

Duncan Kinney | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

It takes an incredible amount of courage and leadership to actually go to the principal at an outwardly Christian school and ask to start a GSA. To those students, you have my admiration and my respect. Students all over Alberta need to know that it can happen at their school, too.

Proof That Albertans Made Many Good Things Happen This Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

These good news stories prove 2016 wasn't a total bust.

Cassettes Are Cool Again!

Lonnie Taylor | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Music
Lonnie Taylor

Despite the headaches of tape in my early years I've come back to it. It took many months of agonising over which cassette deck to buy and whether I'd even enjoy the hobby; after all, together with my wife we've amassed a large collection of vinyl records that offer a warmer, clearer, just plain higher sound quality.

Kinder Morgan Project Was Approved Using A Flawed Process

Adam Olsen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I am profoundly disappointed with the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project. As an intervenor in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings, I witnessed first hand that the process was fundamentally flawed.

Where To Rent A Cottage This Winter

Mara Sofferin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Sofferin

With so many winterized cottages, cabins, chalets, and yurts (yes, yurts) across Canada, cottage "season" can be a thing of the past. This winter, keep your hair smelling like campfire even when there's snow on the ground with this list of the coziest and coolest all-Canadian getaways.

Edmonton's About To Get The Buzzy Downtown It's Always Wanted

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Adrian Brijbassi

The change is stark and dramatic in a city whose downtown core has struggled for vitality. Those fortunes changed on September 8 - when Edmonton's sensational $480-million arena opened - and the newfound wealth of customers, foot traffic and enthusiasm only appears to be beginning.

DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc Wants Alberta To Feel Very, Very Bad

Cody Battershill | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

If nothing else, Before the Flood allows viewers a glimpse at Leo DiCaprio's apparently tortured thought process. The results aren't pretty, but they tell you a lot. In nearly two hours of preaching all manner of rehashed conspiracies, his documentary ultimately provides few facts.

Kenney Says He's Been Threatened At Alberta PC Events, Too

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Alberta

Kenney said he's had "people jabbing me in the chest and shouting expletives."

3 Major Ways IoT Is Shaping The Auto Industry's Future

Saskia Matheson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Saskia Matheson

Among the most important markets within IoT is the automotive industry, where the connected car is already taking off. The IoT-enabled vehicles weave together a suite of integrated devices, which offer many benefits, like improved safety and security, a personalized user experience (Spotify playing your favourite song when you open the door), and a transformed way we think about vehicle ownership.

Albertans Are Ready To Be Leaders In Innovation

Kent Hehr | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.

The Costly Consequences Of Vision Loss

Dr. Riaz Ahmed | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Riaz Ahmed

A recent survey commissioned by the Alberta Association of Optometrists revealed that nearly 40 per cent of Albertans surveyed do not have a regular optometrist. When patients bypass their annual eye exam, they don't understand that the consequences could last a lifetime. This oversight results in significant costs for individuals whose lives have been affected, while vision loss is also quickly becoming a major burden for taxpayers and the Alberta economy.