Boston Marathon Bombing

Adidas Emails Boston Marathon Runners: 'Congrats, You Survived'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Business

At least two survivors of the 2013 bombing participated in this year's race.

3 Years Later, Boston Bombings Survivors Return To The Race

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada

21 survivors competed in the race this year.

10 Ways to Be a Better Runner

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.

How Running Helped Me Overcome Addiction

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If I look at a snapshot of my life 18 years ago, I see a young man ravaged by a spiraling alcohol and drug addiction, a man fractured in spirit desperate to claw his way out of the darkest hell of a deep depression. Shortly after entering a treatment program to deal with my addiction issues, I took my first tentative steps into the world of running. Before I knew it, I had found my "people." I had stumbled upon my "tribe."

Selfies Are Entertaining But They're Not Journalism

Jon Packer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Like any craft, journalism, requires audience attention, appreciation and consideration -- akin to a handmade ceramic mug that can sit alongside a disposable paper cup, news can be authored by a Pulitzer prize wining journalist or a passerby at an event with a cell phone. Both have value but their objectives differ.

In Remembering Boston Bombers, Don't Forget International Terrorism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Aristotle wrote "memory is the scribe of the soul." America terrorism is now a deeply embedded memory - a psychic wound written on her soul. The memo...


CP | Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that co...

Terrorists Can't Take the Boston Marathon Away From Me

Kenny Yum | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Kenny Yum

Boston for me is a vivid memory. It's getting to the Toronto airport and seeing all those Boston jackets. It's seeing the banners on the streets, it's visiting the finish line, or holding The Jacket for the first time, or looking up at the signs at the corner of Hereford and Boylston. It's about school bus rides, the village and high fives with kids on trampolines. It's about beer on the course, a kiss at Wellesley Hills that make you remember why it broke someone's heart. It's about the growing crowds, the Citgo sign and Fenway, and noontime baseball. It's about the everything about 26.2 but also what happens alongside that course, and of the days before and after that day.

Boston Bombing Survivors Return To The Finish Line

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Impact

With the anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaching on April 15, photographer Robert X. Fogarty invited survivors and responders to...

A Look Back at 2013's Year of Sports

Gal's Got Game | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.

The Ludicrous Defence of Canada Day Terror Suspects

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

I don't begrudge Tom Morino his duty to provide a full and robust defense for his client, home-grown terror suspect John Nuttall. However, a recent claim that Nuttall and his co-conspirator Amanda Korody may have been entrapped into a plot of mass murder, the existence of which they do not deny, is simply ludicrous.

The Rise of Low-Cost Terrorism

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

Encouraged by underground support communities, Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists usually act on their own without direct operational control or funding from international terrorist networks. This differs greatly from the 9/11 attacks, which were heavily orchestrated and funded through international terrorist affiliates.

'To Boston With Love' From North Vancouver

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

It started in North Vancouver as a small gesture of solidarity for Boston after the April 15 bombings. But now, Berene Campbell's "To Boston with Love...

How Do Business Boards Prepare for Terrorism?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

Toronto Marathoners Race To Support Boston

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Organizers say the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon is getting several last-minute registrations from runners who want to hit the streets i...

Link Between Canadian Jihadist And Boston?

CP | Arsen Mollayev And Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

MAKACHKALA, Russia - Questions have been raised about the significance of a potential link between one of the Boston bombing suspects and a Canadian j...

Canadian Boxer Turned Extremist Friends With Boston Suspect?

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

The father of a Canadian boxer who was killed by Russian security forces while fighting for an Islamic extremist group in Dagestan said he does not kn...

SavvyMom Roundup: Words for Teens, Prayers for Boston, Food for Thought and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The Boston brothers, the Dirty Dozen, Kmart's cheeky ad campaign and some solid advice for parents and children -- all caught my attention this week.

Victims Face Massive Medical Bills

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee's rehab? Of...

You Have the Right Not To Read Dzhokhar His Rights -- But Don't Complain Later

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

If law enforcement made a calculated decision that knowing whatever information Dzhokhar Tsarnev might possess was more important than being able to use that information in a legal case against him, I can respect that. But if they expected they could have it both ways -- questioning Dzhokhar without informing him of his rights, then trying to worm Dzhokhar's answers into court by blowing a public safety exception far beyond its reasonable scope, then there is a problem. A problem I sincerely hope a court will be quick to point out. And a problem that only law enforcement can be blamed for not foreseeing.

Boston Bombing Showed the Break in "Breaking News"

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

Unfortunately, as Boston has reminded us, it seems that same salinization must now be applied to the big dogs. It's not that amateur sources on Twitter and Reddit have become more reliable than say CNN or The Associated Press -- unless perhaps said amateur is tweeting on location -- it's that the two have become indistinguishable.

Anti-Terror Policies Must Uphold Canadian Values

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

Personal learnings from the Countering Violent Extremism portfolio echoed the sentiments that Justin Trudeau expressed following the Boston Bombings -- to get to the root cause to prevent future attacks. Last year I had the chance to work with the Department of Public Safety on National Security Policy, and if there's one thing that you need to focus on in preventing any kind of violence from happening -- whether it be localized gun violence or terrorism -- it's the root cause. Mind you, gun violence and extremism are two very different animals, but what they do share in common is an immature and ridiculous sense of expression through violence.

While Jihadi Terrorists Plan Our Murder, the West Remains Paralyzed

Tarek Fatah | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may be searching for "root causes," but some of us Muslims who are not blinded by a hate of the West know the root cause is Islamism -- political Islam -- that seeks to destroy the West and establish an Islamic supremacist caliphate.

The Timing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill Is a Play on Our Emotions

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The arrest by the RCMP of two individuals who were allegedly planning out a terrorist attack on a VIA Rail train will only heighten our level of anxiety as the scare hits closer to home. Reintroducing these provisions seems nothing more than an attempt by the Conservative government to further prove its 'tough on terror' credentials. But when our laws appear to be working -- results of brave and successful law enforcement operations -- attempting to play on our fears by using emotion over reason does not do justice to the seriousness this discussion this requires.

How Did They Get Their Firepower?

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Just days after U.S. senators defeated a bid to expand background checks on potential gun buyers, Americans are asking how the Boston Mar...