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South Australia Sets An Example For The Country And World

David Suzuki | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

In Australia, I met young people working on "my" forest who enthusiastically told me about the number and variety of birds they'd seen that day, described plant species and talked about how many trees they had planted. Many were street kids, inspired by the chance to learn about nature and conservation and proud to be re-greening the area. I was impressed by their passion and eagerness. They believed in what they were doing and it provided a small income to get them off the streets.

Aussie-Inspired Décor And Entertaining Tips For Great Barbecues

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Nothing is more celebrated in Canada than the arrival of summer... unofficially known as backyard barbecue party season. But how do you make sure your summer gathering extends from afternoon past sunset?

Plain Packaging Is Not The Answer To Canada's Tobacco Problem

Alex Scholten | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business
Alex Scholten

Restrictions implemented in Australia have resulted in no meaningful decrease in already downwardly trending tobacco consumption rates -- and virtually no impact whatsoever in youth consumption rates in particular. Can Canada expect plain packaging regulation to offer any real improvements to smoking rates?

Cash Incentive Could Do Wonders For Canada's Voter Turnout

David Martin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The perennial issue of compulsory voting has once again raised its ugly head. The Australian approach involves the use of a stick in the form of public shaming and a $20 fine. Instead of employing a stick, I recommend that we use a carrot in the form of a positive incentive to vote. Why not give them $20 to vote?

Survival Guide For Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

Aimée Wice | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

The finale has been presented and the fun and excitement has been had for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Although I previously had yet to take in the seemingly more sybarite presentations of the laid back yet poised superlative city of the Southern Hemisphere, I'm pleased as pie to have gotten to report on the collections this year.

Moving Abroad Can Be Elating, Sad, Shocking - And Totally Worth It

Kirsten Powley | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Kirsten Powley

Those are some intense feelings to deal with in one package. Saying that, in my opinion -- as someone who has moved abroad twice, to Australia and Canada -- it's one of the most fulfilling, worthwhile, life-changing experiences out there.

Meet The Scandalous Companies Working For BC Hydro

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Left out of its December release -- announcing the awarding of the $1.75 billion contract -- was any mention of collusion and bid-rigging by Korean-based Samsung C&T; the ongoing investigation by a Spanish magistrate and anti-corruption prosecutors into "allegations of misappropriation of public funds, falsifying documents and money laundering" at Acciona; and liquidity issues at Petrowest.

The Fight Against Radicalization Begins With Disengagement

Vernon White | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Vernon White

De-radicalization is really about a process moving toward disengagement. Academic research supports that changing what is in someone's head is difficult and may be impossible, as it isn't something we can "see, feel, taste" -- but their actions are. Disengagement means the bias present within the individual is something they have moved away from, and that should be our goal.

48 Hours In Melbourne

Sara Graham | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

In writing my guidebook on how to relocate abroad, I came across all sorts of statistics indicating that Melbourne was one of the top spots to make a big move. As luck would have it, my brothers gifted a mini-break in the city for my 40th birthday.

Tumbleweed Invading Australia Has The Most Perfect Name Imaginable

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada

Talk about invasive species.

Hugh Jackman Undergoes Fifth Surgery For Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living

Please wear sunscreen!

Andra Vomir, Kinesiologist, Urges You To Give Yourself The Space To Listen To Your Body

Kristen Marano | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Kristen Marano

Kinesiology helps to uncover the emotional causes of self-limiting beliefs, distress, anxiety, pain, illness, and disease. Kinesiology uses light muscle testing to identify stressors in the body, allowing us to work on a deeper level than with conventional therapy.

Plain Tobacco Packaging Targets the Basic Rights of Businesses

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Beyond the war of statistics, the principles of liberty and personal responsibility must be brought back to the heart of discussions about tobacco consumption, or consumption of any other product deemed "harmful" to one's health. You don't need to be a radical libertarian to start to ask some serious questions regarding the tendency of certain groups to want to regiment all aspects of people's lives under the pretext of protecting their health.

Why Australia's Pension Reform Won't Work for Ontario

Rob Brown | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Rob Brown

Before we blindly adopt the Australian pension system as our own, we need to take several long moments in deep thought and contemplation -- and look at the evidence. Yes, you are able to invest as you wish. In fact, you are responsible for investing your dollars to achieve the highest rate of return available. Is this something for which you feel capable?

Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Kristen Marano

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.

The Must Visit Gem We Discovered in Australia

Colin & Justin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Colin & Justin

From Sydney we flew to Hamilton Island and then sailed, for 90 minutes, to the smaller -- but utterly beautiful -- Hayman Island and One&Only hotel. Built originally in the 1980s and remodelled recently, the hotel remains true to its original architect's vision.

Learn How To Understand An Australian In Less Than 3 Minutes

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

So THAT'S what all those *$!% abbreviations mean!

This Double Barrel Wine Takes on the Challenge of Barbecue

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Barbecue is wonderfully and wickedly assertive. With heady smoke and spices, wines who want in on this action need to have legs of their own to compliment the meat-flavoured medley. Tasked with this mission was Jacobs Creek latest creation: their Double Barrel wine.

Critics of Supply Management Should Get Their Facts Right

Bruce Muirhead | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Muirhead

A few tired articles have been published by the usual suspects to encourage the government to get rid of supply management, which matches domestic demand with domestic supply in the five sectors it covers -- eggs, dairy, chicken, turkey and hatching eggs.

Little Girl Subjected To Racial Slurs Receives Love From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents

Three-year-old Samara was told she shouldn't dress as Queen Elsa, "because she's black" and "black is ugly." The world steps up to brighten her day in the best way possible.

The Future of LNG? Sold to the Lowest Bidder in the Back Row

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

You know that uneasy feeling you get in your gut when you realize you might be getting played? Well, May 20 could turn out to be one of those days for B.C.

Australian Moms Outraged Over Changes To Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents

Australia's announcement that it will be scaling back on paid parental leave has left many citizens outraged.

Australia To Cut Child Benefits For Families Who Don't Vaccinate

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Living

Parents who don't vaccinate will be stripped of welfare payments

A Letter to Our Daughters About Their Future Careers

Jenny Fagg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Business
Jenny Fagg

As I sit and write this letter to our daughters -- our future leaders -- I recognize that women are increasingly visible in leadership roles. However we have a long way to go to achieve equality, particularly at the most senior levels of leadership.

Canada Closely Monitoring Sydney Siege

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Canadian government officials were closely watching what was being described as an apparent hostage t...