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Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Worth It

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Charlotte Ottaway

The fact is there will always be people who need help. There will always be critics who seek to divert attention to a "more worthy" cause. But the bigger picture here is a vast community is coming together to raise awareness and drive change. Thanks to the help of social media, people of all ages, professions and life circumstances are donating.

Grimes Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Over Animal Testing, Drought

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Music

A public decision by Grimes not to partake in the viral ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" resulted in some deleted tweets and advice from former My Chemical ...

The Best, Most Canadian Ice Bucket Challenge We Could Hope For

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Living

We know, you've seen plenty of ice bucket challenges at this point — and hopefully have donated to ALS because of it. But for the sake of enterta...

The Truest Ice Bucket Challenge Yet

The Huffington Post Alberta | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

While many of us are just learning what ALS is through the Ice Bucket Challenge, Alberta's John Tuckwell knows the disease firsthand. Tuckwell was ...

Thank You, Shirtless Vancouver Canucks For Getting Drenched

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Who can dump a bucket full of ice water over his head for ALS and not flinch an inch? Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden, that's who! The t...

WATCH: Rob Ford Does The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Impact

Rob Ford isn't afraid of ice-cold water. That's what Toronto's mayor showed after he accepted former Toronto Maple Leaf Tie Domi's call to take th...

What Is ALS, And Why Are People Being Doused In Icy Water?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living

In the past couple of weeks, you likely saw plenty of this on the Internet. Celebrities all over the world have been taking the so-called "Ice ...

B.C. Singer Films Doc About Mom Dying Of ALS

The Huffington Post B.C. | Fiona Morrow | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Music

Kathryn Calder's first reaction when she was asked to be the subject of a documentary film was panic. "I was totally terrified to take on this pro...

Diagnosed with ALS: Two Fathers, Two Choices

Andrew Moir | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Andrew Moir

A few years after his diagnosis with ALS, my dad could no longer breathe independently and he decided to use a ventilator. He wanted to prolong his life for as long as possible to be around for my two siblings and me as we grew up. My dad is still alive today but is now completely paralyzed.

Learning to Live With Grace

Meghan Pearson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I often get asked about the meaning of my various tattoos. Just this week, one of my yoga teachers pointed out that the marking on my neck is one of his favourite words. Mine too. Grace.

The Disease That Took My Father's Speech Away

Meghan Pearson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I had never even heard of "FTD" (frontotemperal dementia). Immediately, I hopped online and began researching. Within minutes I discovered the truth -- Dad was going to die. Shortly after that, he began misplacing his words, not knowing how to verbally express what he knew he wanted to say. Soon it got to the point that he could only answer yes or no questions...and then by December 2010, he lost his words entirely.

Don't Speak Legalese? Here's What the Assisted Suicide Ruling Really Means

Ron Skolrood | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Ron Skolrood

British Columbia Supreme Court Judge, Madam Justice Lynn Smith has released her reasons for judgment in the ground-breaking physician-assisted suicide case. In her view, a complete ban on physician-assisted suicide was a disproportionate response and a more appropriate response would be to maintain an almost-absolute prohibition but with a stringently limited and carefully monitored system of exceptions.