Canada

Get Your Hockey on Edmonton!

Yelp Canada | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Ah hockey, Canada's pastime and definitely the predominant religion of Edmontonians. The City Of Champions is still reveling from the high of Canada's gold medal win at the World Juniors, and is always up for some hockey talk. Whether you're watching a game live, at a bar, or getting your own game on, the YEG has plenty of places to play, watch and cheers to our favourite sport.

The World Cup Is Out To Ruin Hockey's Underdogs

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

But the fact is, if I'm a Swiss hockey player, I don't really care if I'm not going to win a gold medal. Same if I'm Latvian or Slovenian, or anything else. I'm proud to play for my country -- I'm proud to lose with my country.

Charles Rosen: Legacy of a Master PIanist

Stephen Cera | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Music
Stephen Cera

Rosen came to be known as much as an author and scholar as a pianist, but he always thought of himself as a pianist first.

The Rewilding of Southern Canada Has Brought Back the Raven

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The common raven is part of a pattern of rewilding migrations to southern Canada that have occurred over the last century. Bald eagles, fishers and beavers have similar homecomings. These species originally occurred in southern Canada, but retracted their ranges to northern, wilder homes.

Want to Get Away in 2015? Give Up Your Vices and Save

Cheapflights | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

Thinking of throwing in the towel on your New Year's resolution? Perhaps Cheapflights.ca can help strengthen your resolve. We've calculated the financial upside for giving up each top vice and converted it to something ever so nice: travel!

Americans Are Coming -- Thanks To The Dollar

Vacay.ca | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

You don't need to be an economist to understand what's going on with Canada's currency. Our dollar is under pressure and this isn't great news -- unless you're exporting goods from Canada. It just so happens that tourism is an export business.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

Energiewende: Addressing the Myths of Germany's Energy Transition

David Dodge | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
David Dodge

But the best part about Germany's energy transition, the part that affects you and me here in North America, is how much the costs have been driven down for renewable energy. It was German demand that spurred a massive worldwide build out of solar PV manufacturing capacity. Now wind and solar are competing, and winning, on price against conventional fuels.

ICC Membership Only Hinders the Palestinian Cause

Mike Fegelman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The PA's diplomatic stunt is a zero-sum game that will only obstruct the peace process and assault Israel's legitimacy. In no way does the Palestinian attempt to join the International Criminal Court advance the prospects for peace with Israel, instead, Palestinian intransigence only impedes its own path to procuring statehood.

What it Really Means to Win WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Award

Angela Simo Brown | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Angela Simo Brown

Recently I was welcomed into the incredible community of the Women's Executive Network (WXN)'s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. This is a huge honour and ...

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund -- A Success Story

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Mona Elisabeth Brother

According to the Oil & Gas Journal (OGJ), Norway had 5.83 billion barrels of proven crude oil reserves as of January 1, 2014, the largest oil reserves in Western Europe. The enormous income to the state from the industry made it possible to create a global pension fund that now owns more than one per cent of global share value.

How Is it That Norway Is Rich and We Are Not?

John McKay | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Alberta's economy is on the precipice of free-fall where Norwegians are able to look over the precipice and know that they are not going over it. How did this happen? The simple answer is that Norway decided to de-link its economy from oil revenues and Canada did not.

Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Wolves in Alberta and B.C.

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Mirroring Alberta, the the government of British Columbia has just announced a plan to kill close to 200 wolves in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions of the province to ostensibly "save caribou." The B.C. cull will employ helicopter gunning of wolves, carried out before the snowmelt.

As a Former Employee, I Know Target Will Survive. But Will the Rest of Us?

Former Staff Member | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Business
Former Staff Member

Target's mistakes have caused untold hardship for thousands of people across Canada. But the hardship didn't start with its retreat. Minimum wage is appallingly low, and it is extremely difficult to make ends meet. When profits didn't meet expectations, hours were cut, further adding to our financial worries. Many thousands of us were notified a year ago that we were no longer eligible for benefits.

Best Restaurants In Vancouver: Sushi

Yelp Canada | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Yelp Canada

Is Vancouver the sushi capital of the world? Probably not! Cod it be the sole sushi capital of Canada? We like to think so! From standard California rolls, to takoyaki, Vancouver eel-y has it all. And we're not shellfish, we'll share..

Feds Sign Contract To Build Arctic Patrol Ships

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has signed a contract to build its long-promised Arctic patrol ships, but it had to increase the overall project budget...

Canada's Baby Boom Is Nothing Like the One in the U.S.

Robert L. Brown | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Robert L. Brown

First, assuming that the baby boom is a post-war phenomenon means we jump to the wrong conclusion when guessing the cause. The baby boom was not the result of frisky soldiers returning to Canada. It was, instead, the result of the very good economic times in the period 1952 to 1965 allowing for at-home moms and large families.

Canada Should Follow Finland's Example in the Fight Against Diabetes

Jan Hux | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Jan Hux

But there is an even greater danger with a simplistic understanding of diabetes that focuses exclusively on individual choice -- it diverts attention and resources from other approaches which may be more effective at addressing the diabetes epidemic. It is projected that by the year 2020, one in three Canadians will have either diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Five Ways to Control the Cost of Canadian Healthcare

Gregory Marchildon | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Gregory Marchildon

While policy should be evidence-informed rather than belief-based, the complexity of health-system change makes it difficult to draw a straight line from one evidence-based improvement to health-system change as a whole. Improving the quality and quantity of evidence-based decision-making is perhaps the greatest challenge in systematically devising policies for bending the cost curve.

A Year of Fighting for Food Rights Around the World

Rachel Parent | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

I can't help but look back on 2014 with such gratitude. For Kids Right To Know, it's been our biggest and busiest year so far. I could fill many pages telling you about all the things we've accomplished, but I'll settle for the following highlights...

Why Canada Is Lagging Behind When it Comes to Child Health

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada's children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged in the last 10 years. The question is, why are these problems still so widespread?

Is John A. Macdonald Really the Canadian Hero We Think He Is?

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Lisa Jackson

This year, a Sir John A. Macdonald-inspired beer was launched to "celebrate the heritage and greatness of being Canadian" and mark his 200th birthday. Looking closer at the real history, should we celebrate Sir John A as a beloved Canadian hero?

Will Canada Commit To Addressing Gender Inequality in 2015?

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Canada's health and survival ranking is particularly troubling as the gap between men and women globally is narrowest in the category of health and survival. In fact, 96 per cent of the gap between men and women has been closed and 35 countries show no difference between outcomes for men and women.

Canada Should Stop Using Cowardice to Fight the War on Terror

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Ethan Rabidoux

The War on Terrorism has been raging since planes knocked down the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Canadians have long felt insulated from the rush to hysteria and paranoia that has gripped many of our allies but now we're right in the thick of it.

How Canadian Police Training Missions Improve Peace and Fight Corruption

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Since 1989, thousands of Canadian officers have volunteered in the world's most dangerous countries to train police. It's one of Canada's least recognized international development initiatives and, as Terry Gould puts it, "the last vestige of Canada's blue-helmet heritage."