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Coolest Songs About Cult TV Shows From 'Game Of Thrones' To 'X-Files'

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Music

It’s been a long ten months since "Game of Thrones" fans last had a new episode to enjoy, but the wickedly popular and feels-causing HBO series is f...

How Solar Power is Driving Costs Down For Canada's Farmers

David Dodge | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

"God hates cowards." That's how Bob Sargent, a farmer who also runs an oilfield services company and serves as a local councillor explains why he ma...

The MacGyver of Green Energy

David Dodge | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business
David Dodge

It's one thing for SolarShare to get $3 million worth of solar projects going in Ontario under that provinces feed-in tariff program but it's quite another thing altogether to start a community solar program in small town Alberta with no government support. And yet that's exactly where some pretty amazing green energy innovation is occurring.

Have you Ever Been to a Lego Event? Here's Your Chance

Larry Leach | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Larry Leach

For those of us who are a certain vintage, Lego was coloured bricks of 2, 4 and 8 dimples that one could use to build square things like houses. If you were lucky, you had some wheels to build a rectangular car.

Joshua Ostroff

Childish Gambino Talks 'Community,' Drake And Those Instagrams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

The internet giveth and the internet taketh away—and nowhere has that been more evident than in the music business, where the recording industry is ...

More than just a Paintball Team

Mike Nelson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mike Nelson

One of the most common things you will hear a member of the Crimson Sabres proudly say is, "We are more than Just a Paintball Team" But, what exactly do they mean? Most importantly, Why.

We Day: An Inspiration For Change

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Inspired and compelled by celebrity luminaries including The Barenaked Ladies and Serena Ryder, as well as some particular youth favourites such as Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers, the feeling at We Day 2013 in the Air Canada Centre was electric.

Manifesto Festival Announces 7 Year Lineup & Evolution Theme

Che Kothari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada
Che Kothari

Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture goes down September 19-22 in Toronto Canada featuring headliners Jhene Aiko and the 20 year anniversary cele...

Back to Terwillegar Islande

Todd Herron | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada
Todd Herron

Once upon a time, there was a magical place called Terwillegar Islande. It was the southernmost island in an archipelago of many different islands. For 10 years, the 6,700 residents of Terwillegar Islande had fashioned an almost Disney-esque lifestyle.

Return to The "Summer of Love" World Domination Summit Style

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's taken me a few weeks to digest a question I've been living with: "What just happened?" It was a two-and-a-half day whirlwind of positive energy a...

Making Entrepreneurs out of Indian Housewives

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png I believe that women entrepreneurship will not only give a boost to the economy by increasing the number of employed people and leading towards a more gender-equal growth. Not being financially independent is one of the main factors that prove as a hindrance in self-empowerment of women, especially in patriarchal societies like India.

What the Hell is Going on in Fort McMurray?

Theresa Wells | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

What the hell indeed is going on in Fort McMurray, you might ask. How did I get to spend time talking to Malcolm Gladwell, and Bill Cosby? What is bringing these people so far north? Well, what is bringing them is the Northern Insights speaker series from the Fort McMurray Public Library - but I think what is really drawing them in is the narrative of this community.

Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

Elvira Truglia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Elvira Truglia

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world's obesity epidemic. But the underlying problem to the obesity epidemic is the current population's lack of connectivity to the soil, the environment and the food supply. If we can reconnect our current population with the food supply and the community, we will create a healthier and brighter future for generations to come.

Don't Blame Karl Rove and the Internet: You are Responsible for Society's Ills

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada
Mary Donohue

When I asked people why things are a mess, no one took responsibility for this crappy society we have created. No one said, "Well, I didn't vote so, X was elected." No one said, "Well, I didn't speak up, so X was bullied." Everyone blamed someone or something else.

A Holiday Gift From 'Community'

The Huffington Post Canada TV | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada TV

Sure it's not claymation, but 'Community's' sneak peek video is a pretty sweet holiday gift. To remind us of the show's return on Feb. 7, our "goo...

The Community Event Every City Should Emulate

Chris Schryer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Impact
Chris Schryer

The Red Carpet is buzzing. Flashbulbs popping, interviewers shouting questions, fans waving signs and asking for autographs; it feels like early September at TIFF. Except this is late fall, and the people walking into the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema aren't Hollywood Starlets and Studs, but ordinary people from the community.

SavvyMom Roundup: Kickin' It Old School

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week I am obsessed with all things old school. Specifically, I mean the popularity of, recurring presence of and constant reference to all things "old school." It's so over used that it's almost (as my kids would say) "over," but we keep hearing the phrase (as in "kickin' it old school"). Here are five examples of old school being new again that I noticed this week.

The Best Way to Grow the Economy? Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Business
John M. Eger

Importantly, Canada and nations like America have entered a new phase in which promoting creativity and innovation represent the only option for boosting global competitiveness. Canada or any country desirous of succeeding in an interconnected world must aggressively adopt the idea that creativity is the single most important ingredient to reinventing itself.

How Vancouver Is Championing Real Stories, Community Connections

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Nikolas Badminton

The modern world, and the rise of mobile and digital technology, has significantly harmed the oral storytelling tradition where SMS, Twitter and status updates through social networks are less about stories and are more about moments in time that do not add up into anything particularly significant. Here in Vancouver we do have some champions of both technology and live events in keeping culture and conversations alive.

10 Tips for Launching Your Dream Project

Jesse Robson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Impact
Jesse Robson

In September 2011, I began working with a fellow dance instructor to develop specialized dance classes for older adults experiencing health challenges. The support I received helped me advance towards founding the non-profit organization Happily Ever Active which operates enjoyable and accessible recreational programming for seniors in Halifax. Do you have a project you would like to launch? Here are a few tips based on my experience getting Happily Ever Active off the ground.

If You Build it, They Will Come -- But Building's Not Enough

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Many development projects are the product of the Field of Dreams Syndrome: the naïve belief that if you build a hospital, school or well, somehow, magically, doctors and teachers and maintenance workers will just appear to make the project a success. If we don't empower communities to manage projects independently, we might as well throw our money down the well we just drilled. It's more cruel to promise a better life and not deliver than to never offer aid at all.

Fort McMurray: Life Beyond Oil Sands

Theresa Wells | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

There are also those who think that Fort McMurray is nothing but oil sands, nothing but workers in coveralls and enormous dump trucks, the landscape nothing but a sea of tailings ponds and smoke stacks. As with many things, though, the reality is nothing like the hype.

Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Community Building

Bernie Farber | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

Jacob Schwartz is a lucky 15-year-old boy. Though he was diagnosed at birth with Canavan disease, a usually fatal illness that targets the central nervous system virtually robbing its victims of most basic human functions such as sight, speech, cognitive abilities and mobility, Jacob is still a lucky boy.

Why More Condos (and More Offices) Could Be a Good Thing

Omar Alghabra | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Business
Omar Alghabra

High density neighbourhoods solve many problems when designed to be self-sustained. The idea is that residents barely need to use their cars when going to work or shopping. However, if the high density community contains only residential development where residents need to exit that community to get to work or to shop that is when high density may cause more congestion than it solves. That's why Mississauga needs more downtown office buildings while the getting's good.