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Kid-Friendly Ways To Paint The Town Red On Canada Day

Joanne Sallay | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Parents
Joanne Sallay

Although the classrooms will be empty for two months, who says the learning has to stop? Taking advantage of holidays, celebrations and festivals presents great opportunities to reinforce teachable moments. And what better summer learning opportunity is there than the biggest birthday party in town on July 1?

Navigating Healthy Eating For The Whole Family

Nema McGlynn | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Nema McGlynn

With the arrival of summer, many Canadians are embracing fresh, seasonal, local foods, but for families with picky eaters, it can be difficult to break away from routine shops. I've talked to a lot of families who find themselves stuck in these doldrums and are craving a change, but struggle to introduce new foods into their repertoire.

Mischaracterizing Faith As Hate Gets Us Nowhere

John Carpay | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
John Carpay

In a free society, the government does not try to force the "traditionalists" or the "progressives" to abandon their beliefs and practices. A free society allows TWU to form and maintain its own religious community, with its own rules and practices, which no person is compelled to join

Think Second-Hand To Save On Your Summer Adventures

Shawn McIntyre | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business
Shawn McIntyre

Like many, I know summer is here when my calendar starts to fill up with a variety of activities -- barbecues, sporting events, patio time, family road trips, picnics and cottage time. Who doesn't want to take advantage of this time of year before the Canadian winter takes hold again? But, there's a hitch -- cost.

Ontario's Bait And Switch Approach To Benzene Will Put People's Health At Risk

Ecojustice | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Ecojustice

Ontario's health-based air quality standard for benzene is set to become law on July 1, 2016. Yet Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is working to accommodate a request from two of the province's largest industrial benzene emitters -- the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

The Top 4 Places For Summer Stargazing In Canada

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

From the beaches of Saskatchewan to the world's largest astronomy park, Canada is home to some incredible places to stare at the sky. Amateur stargazers and the most serious astronomy enthusiasts can find all of the wonder and excitement their seeking in the Great White North.

Ukraine Is (Almost) Ready To Open For Business

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Bociurkiw

Business sells business best -- not government folks. Ukrainian officials are putting forth a good sales pitch: they sell themselves as pro-western and pro-business in a country which has a 99.7 per cent literacy rate and is just a two-day truck drive from most EU hubs.

I Think I Am Muslim, Therefore I Am

Jari Qudrat | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Jari Qudrat

Is it too much to ask in the 21st century to self-identify based on the beliefs you hold so dearly? After all, who has the right to tell me who I am and who I'm not? Apparently the Pakistani government does, who have declared the Ahmadiyya community "infidel" and non-Muslim since the infamous ruling in 1974.

Religiously Inspired Hate Is Still Hate

Elaine Craig | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Elaine Craig

Law Societies in Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia decided that TWU's law degree could not be accredited because the University excludes gays and lesbians. Why was it right for them to deny accreditation? Because, unfortunately, our society remains filled with hatred for sexual minorities. The mass murder of gays and lesbians that occurred last week in Orlando provides a horrific example of what can occur when a country allows one of its constitutional rights to run amok.

8 Things You Can Still Do Well Beyond Your Teens

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

They say a goal without a deadline is just a wish. But who are “they” anyway?

A Young Person's Guide To Their First Pride

Kids Help Phone | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

With Pride festivals kicking off around the country, we sat down with Kids Help Phone Counsellor Shannon to talk about what it's like for a young person to attend their first Pride festival, what issues they face, and the types of conversations they should have with friends, family and allies.

U.S.-Canada Border Wall Is Starting To Sound Like A Good Idea

David Martin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

After three years of feverish construction, the long-awaited Canada-U.S. wall has finally been completed. At a dedication ceremony held at the heavily fortified Detroit-Windsor border crossing, President Donald Trump and the Canadian prime minister jointly conducted a ribbon cutting.

Canada's Most Underrated National Parks

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

Canada is famous for its national parks. The following four Canadian national parks will wow you with picture-perfect swimming holes, rare wildlife sightings, freshwater fjords, glaciers and wide open vistas without another soul in sight.

To Hudson Bay And Back: Inspiring Stories From Canada's North

David Johnston | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Politics
David Johnston

Why do I share this story on National Aboriginal Day? Because the Salluit Running Club is an example of something we don't hear enough of in southern Canada: a good news story from the North. And while it cannot and must not be forgotten that Salluit, like many northern communities, faces significant challenges--including, most tragically, an alarmingly high number of youth suicides--I encountered many reasons for hope during my visit to communities in northern Manitoba, Nunavut and Nunavik.

Little Doubt This Acne Bacteria Plays A Role In Prostate Cancer

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

When the results came back, the bacterium was found in 60 per cent of the prostate cancer cases, as opposed to 26 per cent of the controls. Although the team had hoped to see 100 per cent presence in tumours and zero in the controls, the results were still significant.

Canada Can Help Address The Global Refugee Crisis

Alex Neve | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Impact
Alex Neve

Today, we mark World Refugee Day, amidst the most challenging and troubling time for global refugee protection since World War II. It is time to turn the global focus away from the cruel and illegal means now used to keep refugees away; and instead embrace our shared international responsibility to ensure they are safe.

Untold Stories Of Quebec City's Greatest Attractions

Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

The untold stories of some of Quebec City's most impressive landmarks.

True Or False? Credit Scores Matter For Newcomers

Christine Shisler | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Many newcomers to Canada are surprised at how important credit scores are, or how they work. The credit system in Canada may not always take into account financial history in another country and the concept of building a credit history can be unfamiliar, especially in places where cash or your bank balance is the most important financial consideration.

All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin Who wouldn't fall...

World Refugee Day: Canada Should Lead By Example And Do More

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

I believe Canada must do more and become a global model. Canada should increase its acceptance of refugees, regardless of their home country. A refugee is a refugee, regardless of their origin. Settling a larger number of refugees each year is just one solution Canada could consider. Canada should also provide increased humanitarian assistance in crisis situations, and increase its development assistance in fragile states.

Politicians Need To Recognize And Address The 'Jihad' Mindset In Canada

Tahir Gora | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada
Tahir Gora

In the wake of the Orlando Massecre, we are hearing so many confusing statements and stories from our Canadian politicians and media based on the poli...

Brexit Debate Lays Bare U.K's National Fault Lines

Jonathan Scott | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Below the surface of the proposed British exit from the European Union is a sense of great consternation in the smaller countries that make up the United Kingdom. Having lived, studied and worked throughout the U.K. for the past two years, the divisions within the country are striking and broader than most North Americans realize.

5 Reasons To Travel By Train Across Western Canada

Lisa Jackson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

If you're going to travel across Western Canada, you'd be remiss to not take the scenic route. And there's nothing more scenic than a train. All aboard!

Discover Beautiful Banff

Vitamin Daily | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

The views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, lush forests and glacial lakes so vivid they'll look photoshopped in your pictures, make going for hikes a must.

12 Reasons Quebec Is Right For Any Kind Of Traveller

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

From world-class cities, filled with museums and galleries, to rural towns, scattered with small vineyards producing award-winning wine; from bustling streets to deserted beaches; from parks so vast you can wander alone for days to music festivals so big you'll meet people from around the world -- this is Quebec.