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Rio Was Nothing Like The War Zone Alarmist Media Predicted

Peter Landry | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Peter Landry

Having just returned from Rio in a regular airplane seat and not in a body bag, I am pleased to say that we had a fabulous time and are the proud parents of a rugby sevens medal holder. Yes, Rio has problems of major proportions -- including a soaring murder rate and grinding poverty. But let's look at the positive side.

Facing Zika Is A Choice For Olympians, But Not For Brazil's Women

World Vision | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

If only Zika was a two-week stint like the Olympics. Sadly, after Olympians go home and the buzz in the Olympic village dissipates, mosquitos carrying the Zika virus will remain, and those living in their midst have no choice but to stay.

Female Olympians Are Not Their Appearance Or Marital Status

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Riseboro

Through unrelenting determination and sheer talent, you finally reach the world's greatest theatre of athleticism -- a level of competition few ever reach. You are an Olympian. Then you see it: the headline describing your victory reads, "Wife of a Bears' lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics."

The Best Countries To Stretch The Canadian Loonie This Fall

Allison Eberle | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

The Canadian dollar may not be in line with the U.S. dollar anymore, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop traveling. In fact, there are plenty of places around the globe where your Canadian dollars can make you a millionaire, literally. After all, $100 CAD is equivalent to roughly 1,004,817 Indonesian Rupiah and 168,842 Tanzanian Shillings.

How Gold Investment Gurus Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

Marc Davis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business
Marc Davis

The global economic recovery is stumbling badly. Even in the U.S., weakening corporate earnings are deflating stock prices. We can all see that, too. Increasingly, the "smart money" is betting on gold. That is because gold bullion has traditionally been prized as a hedge against both economic malaise and political crises.

Tobacco Monitoring First Step To Increased Sin Industry Scrutiny

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business
Yaël Ossowski

The World Health Organization is pulling out all the stops in its effort to turn public opinion against the tobacco industry. Its campaign will launch "monitoring centres" in cities across the world, tasked with unmasking the tactics of the tobacco industry and its attempts to "interfere" with public health policy.

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.

Carnival: All Bodies Welcome At The Best Party In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Style

All shapes, all sizes, all backgrounds. All stunning.

The Zika Virus Is Hitting Poor Women The Hardest

Oxfam Canada | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

While still unproven, the Zika virus, mild for many who get it, appears to cause a severe fetal abnormality -- microcephaly -- in which an infant's head doesn't develop properly in the womb and causes brain damage. The rate of microcephaly in Brazil is suddenly 20 times above average and that rise appears to coincide with Zika outbreaks.

Check Into 8 Of The World's Greatest Hiking Hotels

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Red and yellow leaves blanket the ground and the air is crisp with the bite of fall, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail! Trivago.ca has found the most spectacular hotels to set up camp.

Don't Forget Police Violence Happens Outside of America Too

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

I stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, New York and all over the world who are experiencing police violence. I encourage those of us who are committed to dismantling structural violence against black people that as we chant the slogan "Black Lives Matter", we must also remember "Black Lives Matter Everywhere". Let us not limit our desire for structural changes to only the United States.

Has Canada Lost That Latin Feeling?

Peter Hall | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Heralded not so long ago as economic engines through the crisis years, emerging markets' neo-slowing has been a big disappointment. Latin America is no exception; a trip there two weeks ago confirmed that sentiment has soured. What's up?

You Might Have Just Bought an Illegally Cut Piece of the Rainforest

David Fogarty | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.

The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters

David Fogarty | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

There are a group of people often overlooked in the fight against climate change and they can be one of our greatest allies as we figure out how to limit the damage from extreme weather, rising seas and threats to food security. They are the millions of indigenous people who live in the world's remaining forests. Often overlooked, ignored, marginalized and attacked, they stand at the heart of a global solution on climate change that all of us, whether we live in big cities or remote villages, can benefit from.

A "Brazillion" Reasons to Visit Brazil... World Cup or Not

Trivago.ca | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Here are a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights.

Turning Brazil's Loss into a Teachable Moment for Kids

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

While the players and fans from Brazil mourned their brutal loss, my son shared the same feelings of defeat. From his folded arms, sulky stare and giant pout -- he was clearly angry about the unfortunate outcome. My son's passionate reaction to the Brazil upset made me reflect on how difficult learning to lose gracefully can be for kids -- and even parents, too.

5 Fun (Soccer-Free) Festivals in Brazil This Summer

Sean Shannon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

We all know Brazil is bustling with soccer fever, but what about those looking for alternatives to all that hype? Those thinking about a summer getaway -- but without the flag-waving or face-painting -- should consider the following "football-free" events Brazil has to offer this summer.

How Growing Trade Alliances Among Middle-Power Countries Will Harm the Dollar

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

The acronym BRICS stands for the group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. If predictions are true, Iran and Turkey may soon join, creating BRICSIT. Increasing trade among these economies may be bad news for the U.S. dollar.

Need A Hotel Room? Try These Slums

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Travel

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) - For those who think Rio's hotels seem a tad expensive at the World Cup, there are always alternatives -- perhaps a room in a "l...

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

WATCH: Hurry Hard, Brazilian Style

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada

Who says you need snow and ice to get into the Winter Olympic spirit? Brazilian brothers Paulo and Alberto showed that when it comes to curling, th...

Getting to Meet the Child I Sponsored for Nine Years

Dave Schram and Jet Black | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
 Dave Schram and Jet Black

Earlier this fall, Amazing Race Canada fan favourites Jet and Dave travelled to Brazil with World Vision Canada to meet children whose lives are changing thanks to Canadian donors. While there, Dave got a big surprise: a visit with the girl he's been sponsoring through World Vision for nine years.

Hot destinations and top Canadian travel trends for 2014

Cheapflights | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

As we wrap up another eventful year in travel, Cheapflights.ca takes a sneak peek at what's ahead for 2014. Of course, since past is prologue, much o...

You Could Be Here Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jill Langlois | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada Travel

The snow has started to fall and you’re already dreading the next four months of wet feet and frozen fingers. You could just stay inside with a cup ...