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Why Denmark Should Own The North Pole Instead Of Canada

Dana Wagner | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

The North Pole is a single point on the Arctic map that falls in an area claimed by three countries. Directly beneath this spot, below the polar ice, is the Lomonosov Ridge, now at the centre of a land dispute. Canada, Denmark and Russia are jockeying for exclusive jurisdiction of the submerged mountain range. If the pole went to the country that can best govern it, the winner is Denmark. In second place, Canada would not be bad, especially relative to Russia. But between the two, as one expert told the CBC, "there's absolutely no doubt that the North Pole is most definitely closer to Greenland than it is to Canada." Still, here are some alternative factors to consider:

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Why Denmark Has A Narrower Wealth Gap Than Almost Anywhere Else

CP | Jan M. Olsen And Malin Rising, The Associated Press | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Business

COPENHAGEN - This is what it's like to live in Denmark, a nation with a narrower wealth gap than almost anywhere else: You've been jobless for more th...

Nanaimo Garbage Incinerator Would Spew Toxic Materials

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Capt. Trevor Greene

A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.

What to Do in Denmark

Vitamin Daily | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg is spending the summer in Europe (ya, we're jealous, too!); herewith, her fieldnotes from Copenhagen.

Part 2: Paying Less for Prescription Drugs? Bad Idea

Yanick Labrie | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

Paying less for drugs sounds like a good idea, right? Well, as with everything else, one needs to look at the whole picture and see what he gets in return. With regards to bulk purchasing, although there might be some savings initially, it is clear that the long-term disadvantages of such a policy outweigh its short-term benefits.

SavvyMom Roundup: Talking with Toddlers and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Our crack team at City Hall wasn't all that caught my attention this week. Funny parenting videos, more viral ads from Kmart, technology in sports and a great bike for families, all the way from Denmark, made the list. Sorry Rob, you've had too much air time already.

Are Doctors Part of The Obesity Problem?

David Gratzer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
David Gratzer

If Canada has a weight issue (and increasing amount of studies say that it definitely does), should our physicians be doing more? The answer seems to be yes, but the problem is that docs aren't doing much in terms of preventative care for their patients.

Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

Adam Scott | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they c...

Vermont Wind Farm Site Meets Occupation of Its Own

John Laforet | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

While OWS entered it's second week of high-profile coverage, an occupation of a very different kind began taking place in Vermont. Concerned citizens have worked together to oppose Green Mountain Power's bid to clear-cut 134 acres of ridge top to install 21 industrial wind turbines in this environmentally-sensitive area.

Denmark's Big Fat Tax (and What it Means for Us)

David Gratzer | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Only you can manage your own diet and your own calorie intake. No government, no restaurant, no physician can do it for you. It's this complexity that makes personal health responsibility so important in reversing the obesity epidemic.

Denmark's 'Fat Tax' A World First

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Business

COPENHAGEN (AP) -- Denmark has imposed a “fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil as a way to curb unhealthy eating habits. The Nordic country...