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You're Missing Out If You've Never Been To Tadoussac

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

Tadoussac isn't one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, but it's one of the coolest. This tiny village on the St. Lawrence River, known primarily for its whale watching, has far more to offer than its abundance of gigantic sea creatures. The town's funky yet historic atmosphere is just one of these five reasons why you're missing out if you've never been.

When Influenza Attacks, It Causes A Cellular Coup d'État

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Much like any viral infection, the invasion leads to a shutdown of normal processes as the virus uses up all the nutrients and resources to make more copies. Yet the mechanism of this takeover has been for the most part a mystery. That may change as a group of Israeli researchers have provided a glimpse at how influenza takes over the cell.

Diversity Requires Effort For All Canadians

Raj Grewal | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Raj Grewal

Discrimination still exists and the racist posters that surfaced across the University of Alberta campus this week were a reminder of that fact. The posters featured a picture of a Sikh man and disparaging captions targeting Sikh values. As a turban-wearing Sikh, the hatred and ignorance that motivates such material is very close to home for me and the broader Sikh community.

You'll Need To Earn This Much To Afford A House In Canada

Workopolis | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
Workopolis

From foreign buyers gobbling up properties sight unseen to young families trying to raise kids in condo towers, the Canadian housing market is a hot topic of discussion these days. But what do houses really cost these days?

Canada's Role As Steward Of The World's Forests Matters

Dan Kraus | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

anada is a forest nation. About 35 per cent (or roughly 3.48 million square kilometres) of the country is covered by forest. That's an area larger than the size of India! In fact, Canada's forests are bigger than all but five of the world's countries.

Environment Minister Was Right To Stick With Harper's Climate Targets

Katrina Marsh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Katrina Marsh

How you feel about this decision depends on how you felt about the target was in the first place. The Harper target is a 30 per cent reduction in Canada's greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030. That works out to eliminating 208 million tons of carbon over the next 14 years. Is that ambitious? Maybe not, if you think Canada's goals should be judged by what our peers are doing.

Made In Canada With Love

Colin & Justin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Looking to shop local while supporting independent artisans, bespoke crafters and small scale makers? Colin and Justin discuss how you can fill your ...

Many Birds Are On The Decline, But Canada Has A Solution

Jeff Wells | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Impact
Jeff Wells

Stretching from Alaska to Labrador, the Boreal has more intact forest than the Amazon and nearly twice as much carbon in storage as tropical forests. It is a crowning jewel at the top of the globe. Preserving it now will make bird species more resilient as they face climate change and habitat loss along their migration routes south.

Greens Should Follow Germany's Lead And Reject Israel Boycotts

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

If Green parties wish to enter the mainstream, they should replicate the forward-thinking policies of the German Greens and their rejection of BDS. BDS is a dead-end street filled with potholes of terrorism and discrimination.

Winterize Your Cottage In 7 Easy Steps

Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living

Because cottage season is winding down

Ambrose Suggests Trudeau Using UN Mission To Win Security Council Seat

CP | Joanna Smith | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Do we have to send our men and women into harm's way to reach Mr. Trudeau's goal?"

40 Canadian Species Are At Risk Of Global Extinction

Dan Kraus | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The number of Canadian species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has more than doubled since 2010. While some of these species such as the polar bear, sea otter or whooping crane are in the public eye, the fate and future of many is guarded by a just handful of committed Canadians.

Canada Is Leading The Fight To End AIDS, TB And Malaria For Good

Dr. Madhukar Pai | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Dr. Madhukar Pai

As Montreal gears up to host the biggest leaders in global health, it is our hope that Canada will go well beyond provision of international aid, and find a way to harness the abundant scientific talent in Canada. Doing so will not only amplify the financial contributions by Canadians, but also show our global solidarity.

Here's Why Social Media Harms Your Teen's Mental Health

Robert Whitley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Robert Whitley

What is the impact of social media usage on the mental health of young people? This is a pressing question for psychiatric researchers, who have conducted rigorous studies on the topic. These studies produce consistent findings: heavy utilization of social media is associated with poorer mental health.

5 Canadian Destinations You've Probably Never Considered For A Fall Vacation

Allison Eberle | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Travellers flock to Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail and Quebec's Laurentian Mountains to admire Canada's fall foliage this time of year. However, fall travellers are missing out on a number of lesser known Canadian destinations that pack just as much punch in terms of fall fun.

A #DayofAction To End Cosmetics Animal Testing Cruelty

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Rebecca Aldworth

Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters and rats are made to suffer in archaic chemical poisoning tests all in the name of beauty. Common tests include chemicals dripped into their eyes; skin irritation tests, and oral toxicity tests where mega-doses are force-fed into an animal's stomach to observe signs of poisoning.

It Is Time To Rally Around Young Women And Girls

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

In many parts of Africa, there are women who have no way of negotiating the choice, or use, of contraceptives with a partner. There are women in relationships who have no option of refusing sex, nor the power to require use of a condom. While HIV infections among the general population of eastern and southern Africa have been plummeting, it has resurfaced and started to grow among adolescent girls and young women.

Canada Can Be The Next Country To Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Gabriel Wildgen

Cosmetic animal testing is still legal in eight out of every 10 countries worldwide, including Canada. So we are asking Canadians to join us in a #DayofAction on September 13 to urge our elected officials in Ottawa to get behind the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act and make Canada the next country to #BeCrueltyFree.

Canadians Deserve A Real Choice That Goes Beyond Skinny Basic

Grant Hall | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
Grant Hall

The crux of the problem is that the same companies who control the distribution of television in Canada also create or licence programming, giving them a stranglehold on the medium AND the message. This means they have zero incentive to break up the cable bundle or go beyond the letter of CRTC regulation to actually provide or promote options that fit the lifestyle of today's consumers.

Beware The Credit Bounce

Dominic Nicholls | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business
Dominic Nicholls

The recent spat between Walmart Canada and Visa has reignited the debate about interchange; the fee paid by a merchant to customers' banks when a payment card has been used for the purchase. It is, effectively, a price to be paid for the convenience, efficiency and relative safety of card payment systems.

B.C.'s New Curriculum Is A Wonder-Inducing Teaching Method

Sandy Eix | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Eix

Officially launching this year for kindergarten to grade 9 students, the B.C. Ministry of Education is redesigning the K-12 curricula under a common 21st-century learning framework. This approach emphasizes a more student-initiated, self-directed, inquiry-based learning model.

I Finally Understand Newfoundland

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Newfoundland is unlike any other province in Canada. With 29,000 kilometers of coastline (including Labrador), boasting the most eastern part of North America at Cape Spear, the topography is constantly changing, and with it the adventures and activities you can do.

Time Is Running Out For British Columbia's Killer Whales

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

It has been 14 years since Southern Resident killer whales were listed as endangered under Canada's Species at Risk Act. Today, less than 85 of these whales remain. Despite their legal obligation to act, the federal government has failed to take measures to further recovery of the Southern Residents. As one of Canada's most endangered group of animals, actions for their survival cannot wait any longer.

A United Kingdom Of Talent: Britain At TIFF16

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

TIFF has always been an important festival for UK film and creative talent. UK produced or co-produced films have gone on to win the People's Choice award 11 times including future Oscar winners such as Chariots of Fire, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and The Imitation Game.

Collaborative Art Helps Support Indigenous Youth Mental Health

Cathy Elliott | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Cathy Elliott

The toxic headlines, the comment sections, the conversations with "helpful" strangers; how does a young indigenous youth process and proceed? It's hard enough just being a "native teen." When you're locked down in "Indian" designation, you have to cope with the confusion, fear, anger and anguish that you are exposed to every day.