Transgender Choir Fighting Overlooked Problem in LGBTQ Community

AP | Collin Binkley, The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Impact

"Look how far we've come."

A Costly Toronto Olympic Bid Is Unlikely to Pay Off

Janice Forsyth | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Business
Janice Forsyth

Toronto is considering a bid for the 2024 Olympics -- Mayor John Tory says he's still mulling over the economics of it all. The hard reality is that scholarly research on the economic impact of hosting the Olympics is not encouraging. The vast majority of studies show either no impact or a negative impact.

Toronto's 2024 Olympic Bid Process Suffers from a 'Democracy Deficit'

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

Discussions about the 2024 bid were supposed to take place soon after the conclusion of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games on August 15th. The Games have passed, the September 15th deadline is looming, and the trio of organizers -- Bob Richardson, Marcel Aubut, and Mayor John Tory -- have gone commando silent. They haven't offered a peep about procedures or timelines. We don't know with whom or how these discussions will take place. Why the secrecy? Where is the transparency and accountability in the Toronto 2024 bid process?

48 Hours in Boston - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Boston -- a town known for its Ivy League pedigree, lobster rolls and of course it's battles, revolutions and tea parties. It is also a fantastic urban getaway for a traveling family looking for great food, culture, and maybe even a visit to the ball game.

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

Two Years After the Boston Bombings, I'm Heading Back to Race

Kenny Yum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kenny Yum

In the past two years, I've been on my own journey. When two men tried to take my Boston memories away from me, I responded one way I knew I could, by vowing to get back. And to get back, there was only one thing to do -- do it harder, faster and with the purpose and love I've always had for the sport.

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon: Think of the Children

Martin Parnell | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

I love the Calgary Marathon. I first ran it in 2003 and the only reason I entered was because my brother Peter had challenged me to. At the age of forty-seven, running wasn't part of my life and I really wasn't that interested.

Don't Worry About It - It's Just a Game

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

"Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the e...

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, travelocity.ca wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Is the Bangladesh Factory Too Far for Us to Care?

Andrew Boozary | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada
Andrew Boozary

The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh now stands at over 350 people. In a wonderfully sensitive essay, Jian Ghomeshi raised the question of proximity when it came to our response to human tragedies. Distance may have become arbitrary, but how we draw the lines to connect our dots to one another has not. We can easily grieve, and most rightfully so, with the victims of Boston because we can all picture ourselves there. A feeling of complete and utter vulnerability. But when it's market forces or the lack of regulations that inflict terror, how are we to feel?

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.

Blaming America For the Boston Bombing

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

According to senior UN official Richard Falk, the killing and maiming of all those innocent people at the Boston marathon can be rationally explained as a by-product of America's many geopolitical acts of attempted global domination. This is similar to Trudeau's conclusion.

Toews: Lessons Can Be Learned From Boston's 'Horrific Experience'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Lessons can be learned by the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, Canada's public safety minister said Sunday.The bombings killed three p...

What's Next For Dzhokar Tsarnaev?

AP | Bridget Murphy And Katie Zezima | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada

BOSTON -- As the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalized under heavy guard, the American Civil Liberties Union and a fe...

Massive Health Costs Of Boston Attack

CBC | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada

As scores of people injured in the Boston Marathon bombing remain in hospital, efforts are underway to help them foot medical bills that will likely c...

How Will Boston Bombings Change U.S. Homeland Security?

CBC | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada

Nothing like the security changes in the United States that followed the Sept. 11 attacks are expected because of the Boston Marathon attack, accordin...

Welcome Back to the Road

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada
Andrea Paine

This week I did something that I hadn't done in longer than I'd like to admit. I went for a run. Now one would ask why I haven't gone out for a run in...

Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' Comforts Boston

CP | Ryan Pearson, The Associated Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Music

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Neil Diamond said he's happy his "Sweet Caroline," a staple of Boston Red Sox games, can provide comfort after the Boston Marath...

SavvyMom Roundup: Political Gaffes and Unspeakable Tragedy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There was a lot in politics that caught my attention this week. Not all of it was good. The unimaginable bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon leave so much to discuss and wonder. What I found amazing was the ability of the American people to stay positive in the wake of such an event.

The VPD's Role In The Boston Bomb Probe

CBC | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A U.S. forensic video analyst says investigators in Boston may follow the example of Vancouver police, analyzing photographic evidence to track down w...

Authorities Investigate Deadly Blasts

AP | Jay Lindsay And Eileen Sullivan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada

BOSTON — Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of ...

Sasha Nagy

Canadian Narrowly Escapes Boston Marathon Bombing

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Nagy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada

Chris Kavanagh knows that he was very lucky. Kavanagh, an 62-year old sales consultant from Oakville, Ont. crossed the Boston Marathon finish line...

Boston Marathon Bombs Made From Pressure Cookers

AP | Jay Lindsay And Eileen Sullivan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada

BOSTON -- The two bombs that ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of ...

Canadians Who Escaped Horrific Boston Carnage Trickle Home

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Canadians in several cities were embarking on solidarity runs in defiance of whoever was behind the Boston Marathon bombings as Ottawa rampe...