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Call me old-fashioned, but I like my baseball stadiums named after the team that plays there or, at the very least, the owner or former owner of the team. Today a stadium name isn't just a name; it's a cash cow that team owners regularly milk to enhance the bottom line. No longer can you tell from a stadium's name which team claims it as their home field. (I'm looking at you, Ottawa Senators.)
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Curio Collection - a new string of boutique hotels, aims to change stigmas held against hotels and alter perceptions that it only offers cuisine that has been subject to forms of industrialization.
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Many travelers assume all summer getaways should be extravagant excursions to Europe or cross-country road trips. However, America's Midwest region is one of the most affordable, scenic and uncrowded for summer escapes. Even better, the area is loaded with happening cities, picturesque natural wonders and everything you need to make memories during the summer travel season.
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What Chris Hine, a gay sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, fails to realize is that he is horrified by a slur against his sexual orientation while celebrating and profiting from a slur against another ethnic group. Like the NHL, he has said that all slurs are unacceptable in public life, except for those against native Americans.
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With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.
Iconic architecture, deep dish pizza and rich history aside, the currents of America's Windy City are changing constantly. We recently scoped out the newest openings, creative concepts and inventive menu items Chicago has to offer:
Governments of all levels across the country need to consider the mounting evidence for increasing climate variability and create actionable plans for vulnerable persons to ensure that those most likely to be adversely effected by extreme weather events are protected with the right supports. This must start with ending homelessness for as many Canadians as possible and closing the widening income gap that pushes far too many into poor quality housing.
It's been 30 years since Ferris Bueller took his famous day off. How do we know? Baseball analytics web site Baseball Prospectus analyzed the scenes from the movie that took place at Wrigley Field and...
Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" -- this time with travelling cyclists.
The exploration of Chicago requires a good pair of shoes and a good few days a couple of times a year, ideally. On the weekend that I visited, I had every experience from watching Nick Walenda brave t...
Public transit alone will not solve our congestion problems or improve the health of our cities. Here then is a selection of transit solutions NOT making headlines in Toronto's municipal elections.
I'm no foodie, but a 35 year business career has taken me to some of the finest food emporiums all over the globe. Nothing has even come close to the epicurean delight I experienced at chef Grant Achatz's majestic Alinea. It didn't merely shatter expectations for a restaurant, it was one of my great life experiences, period.
This horrible violence is bound to happen again, somewhere else, today or tomorrow, maybe in my neighborhood or yours -- how can any of us think it won't?
In just a weekend, B.C. blues musician Harry Manx went through the despair of having his unique Indian guitar stolen from an airport baggage carousel, the staggering online support of strangers who of...
What does a young woman with itchy feet do to tame this travel bug for the next year or so? I have thought of some solutions that have tamed my travel bug the past six months that could maybe help others in similar situations.
UPDATED: This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering! We've has been in favour Of Monsters And Men ever since the Icelandic six-piece landed in North America last spring on a quest to buy some ki...
It doesn't really matter what happens or how the standings change. For the foreseeable future, the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks are semi-permanently linked (*I'm aware that 'semi-permanent...
Two recent reports rate Vancouver as Canada's most walkable city among a ranking of the world's top ten that also included Florence, Paris and Dubrovnik, Croatia. All great cities, but what is the definition of walkable and how does it contribute to the city experience?
You can fight common cliches, but where's the win? Saying Montreal's NOT about winter or greasy, calorie-packed, high-cholesterol food? The win is in the convincing otherwise, and the art of convincing rarely comes from the negative or exclusionary "This is what we're NOT"; it comes from the "This is what we ARE."
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After a fateful trip to Paris, Ackerman was inspired to turn her love of travel, food, art and culture into a business. So she launched Butter and Egg Road, a travel-inspired private members' club that brings together an international community of like-minded people to share their love of food, art and culture during weekend social events in different cities across North America.
When we travel we seek out unique experiences that will stay with us long after we've arrived back home. As beacons for their destinations, hotels are putting lots of thought into what they can uniqu...
CHICAGO - The time has come to finally close the door on more than a decade of Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan, the prime minister said Monday at the end of the NATO summit.Though Canada...
CHICAGO - It turns out you can recycle just about anything these days — even kidneys and other organs donated for transplants.Recently in Chicago, in what is believed to be the first documented case o...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CHICAGO - A Canadian charged in the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks was "playing on the same team" as an admitted terrorist who helped lay the groundwork for the rampage on India's la...