I Left The Caribbean To Find Safety As A Lesbian In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Kait Howell and Stephanie Sannuto | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living

“I don’t want to be added to the list of LGBT members who have been slaughtered."

How I've Come To Love 'The Chalet,' Despite The Hummingbirds

Meredith Fowke | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meredith Fowke

After spending most of my adult life faking the joy, I finally understood the appeal of the chalet. The reasons were manifold I think. But while my newfound enthusiasm is as genuine as any Canadian's, there are still a few things that give me away as an amateur.

3 Risks To The Aging Population Of Canada

Michael Gazer | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

Canada is experiencing a demographic shift. Baby boomers, currently the largest generation, are rapidly reaching retirement age. By 2021, 17.8 per cent of the total Canadian population will be over 65 - that's nearly seven million people. By 2041, that number is expected to jump to 9.7 million, or 22.6 per cent.

How Well Did Canada Really Do in the Rio Games?

Richard Florida | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada
Richard Florida

In many ways this summer's Olympics was a banner games for Canada. Sixteen-year-old Penny Oleksiak hauled in four medals including tying for gold in t...

It's Time For The Defence Minister To Focus On Search And Rescue

Colin Kenny | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

Since the government took office last December, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about Canada's military role in Iraq, the CF-18 replacements, and a future role in peacekeeping operations. As important as these issues are, the minister would be wise to spend some time on another file that is need of his attention: search and rescue.

Food Waste Is A Disgrace Canadians Have The Power To Fix

Genevieve Zingg | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Genevieve Zingg

In May 2015, the French government did something incredible: the National Assembly unanimously passed a law forcing large supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities. That's how the #WhatAWaste campaign -- a grassroots effort to pressure Canada's political leaders to follow France's example -- was born.

Let's Not Leave The Olympic Inspiration In Rio

Carla Qualtrough | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Carla Qualtrough

As the Olympic flame was extinguished during Sunday's closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I join Canadians in offering Team Canada our thanks and praise. Beyond the thrill of watching elite competition, the past several weeks have delivered us inspirational moments and stories that now sit in our collective memory.

As A Canadian Expat, The Tragically Hip Make Me Feel At Home

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

I woke up Sunday morning in the South of France to the sound of The Hip coming from the living room. As I rolled out of bed, rubbing my eyes, I found my husband with coffee in hand, accompanied by two pink princesses in superhero capes, catching up on what all of Canada was engrossed in while we were asleep.

Canadians Agree: CBC Did Right By The Tragically Hip

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Business

Ya did good, Ceeb.

Sometimes Doing Everything Wrong Is Absoutely Right

Ward Anderson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada
Ward Anderson

There is something to be said about breaking the rules. As someone who, for so much of his life, did things by the book, I never thought I'd owe so mu...

How The Tragically Hip Connect Canadians To Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Tragically Hip has heavily influenced Canadians ever since the band first broke the scene 30 years ago, and The Hip's music continues to influence Canadians of all ages to this day. Canadian music has become synonymous with The Tragically Hip. In addition to their music being adored across the country, each of their 14 studio albums is laced with lyrics that pay homage to Canada.

The Best Canadian Towns For Eating All The Seafood

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel

Canada is home to 202,080 kilometres of coastline. Those who visit the Great White North only to ski its mountains and hike its trails are missing out on some serious seaside fun, including some of the freshest seafood in the world. The following are the country's top five coastal towns for filling your stomach with seafood and enjoying some sightseeing too.

Gord Downie And The Hip Are Teaching Canadians How To Live

Kristen Hannah | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Music
Kristen Hannah

On the night of Friday, August 12th, at the Air Canada Centre, I saw one of my all-time favourite bands play for the last time ever. I warned my friend I would probably cry at the end of the show, but it only took the first song for my eyes to well up with tears. the feeling was very surreal, as the circumstances were not of your typical farewell tour.

What's The Best Way To Deal With West Nile Virus?

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

There are many welcome hallmarks to summer, such as the longer days and pleasant temperatures. Yet, summer also brings unwanted risks like damaging storms, oppressive heat waves, forest fires, and drought. One of the least favoured recurrences is the rise in mosquito populations and the potential for West Nile Virus infection.

Trudeau's Senate Reforms Could Do More Harm Than Good

Aaron Wudrick | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Aaron Wudrick

New "independent" Senators could be emboldened to test out their new levels of "independence" -- particularly in the form of pushing back even harder on legislation passed by the House. Indeed, some people may even hope that happens. And if it does, it will be undermining the will of the House -- and by extension, Canadians.

Party Like It's 1799 At Vancouver's Bach Festival

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada
Hadani Ditmars

The 18th century was a dangerous time to dance. I learned this along with other invaluable life lessons, at Early Music Vancouver's inaugural Bach Fe...

The Global Mining Industry Begins To Embrace Renewables

Joseph Kirschke | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business
Joseph Kirschke

Mining and clean energy don't share obvious common ground. Take centuries of environmental devastation -- add coal -- and mineral extraction has a dirty reputation. Indeed, profit-driven boardrooms seldom prioritize climate change considerations. But things are changing.

The Problem With Toronto's Accessibility Permits

Tara K. Reed | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

As a disabled person, navigating Toronto is stressful and dangerous -- not just because of potholes and construction-brutalized sidewalks, but because of transit. And people. Especially people operating or riding transit. This is largely due to the absence of inclusion of pedestrians in the Ministry of Transportation's Accessibility Permit Program, currently only issued for drivers/passengers of cars, which leaves the rest of us vulnerable to harassment and injury.

How To Improve Vancouver's Rental Market

David Sander | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Sander

While nearly everyone has rented housing at some point in their lives, if you haven't had to search for a new place lately, you will certainly be alarmed at the limited options available, regardless of what your budget may be. Unlike much of the rest of the housing market, there are no foreign investors to accuse of over inflating the cost and demand for rental. In Vancouver there simply isn't enough rental inventory for the people who want to live here.

We Can Transform Vancouver Into A Global Tech Hub

Cody Green | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Cody Green

It is time that Metro Vancouver bands together to form a regional strategy that collectively concentrates tech into a defined area that can serve as the catalyst for greater overall success for the industry. Toronto's tech community understands its value in being close to the financial centre of the country, and clustering will similarly allow Vancouver to better develop our brand and competitive advantage for the future.

Canada's Humanitarian Action Must Be Feminist And Principled

Development Unplugged | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Global humanitarian need is on the rise. The UN estimates that 125 million people need humanitarian relief and more than 60 million people are displaced from their homes. The Government of Canada's international assistance review could not have come at a more critical time. Disasters do not discriminate, but ultimately due to structural gender inequalities kill more women than men, and affect women's livelihoods hardest. Sixty per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict.

5 Small Canadian Towns To Visit This Fall

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Travel

Canada's largest cities are often praised as some of the world's top travel destinations. But it's the short escapes to lesser-known destinations that make fall travel throughout the Great White North so special

A New Board Game For Public Servants

Robert Bolton | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada
Robert Bolton

Just over a year ago, I was briefed on one of the most interesting design challenges of my career. The ask came from Policy Horizons Canada, an innova...

Many Canadians Don't Realize They're Part Of A Majority-Minority

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

There are multiple ways to identify as a minority in Canada with language, ethnic, religious and/or racial/racialized status amongst the principal basis. Even if in certain situations you identify as a minority, that may not be how you're seen by others and/or how you feel in day-to-day interaction.

Canada Overwhelms Japan In Olympic Rugby Debut

CP | Lori Ewing | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada

"But it was so exciting to finally be here. We've been waiting for it for a long time."