Canada Gold

Back to Nature With a Vengeance: VIFF 2013 Is Full of Outdoor Ordeals

Allan MacInnis | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

Usually, outdoor ordeal films, at least of the horror genre, involve members of the middle classes suffering for their privileges, and ultimately being forced to defend them violently against poor people with a righteous grudge. Besides having a glaring class dimension, another aspect of the appeal of such films, is that they present cityfolk in the audience a chance to vicariously test our mettle: can we "do what is to be done under such conditions -- eat raw meat, sleep on the bare ground, betray our comrades, kill someone?" Or has city life made us too soft? 2013's VIFF has no shortage of films that ask these questions, with film after film plunging its characters into ordeals in the wilds, from which they may not emerge. Not all of these are horror films -- though even ones that aren't partake of elements of the genre

The Pot of Gold at the End of Your Internet Cable

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Business
Bob Stammers

There may be no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but how about at the end of your Internet cable? As gold prices continue to underwhelm, the emergence of the virtual currency Bitcoin has raised the stakes in the world of commodity investing.

Canada's Banks Used to Be Strong and Free

Alex Vronces | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Business
Alex Vronces

Canada's banks stayed afloat during the Great Recession without a real need for the taxpayer's life jacket, whereas American banks either sank or needed the taxpayer's life boat. But what is less known about our financial system is that its merits go beyond its resolve over the last decade.

On Bitcoin, the Tulip Mania and Stock Market Booms

Diane Francis | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Bubbles occur all the time, along with financial inventions. The most recent, and controversial, launched in 2009: A virtual currency called Bitcoin that enabled holders to trade directly and to hide their assets from governments.

The Secret Benefits of Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Pathogens only make up a fraction of the diversity of germs on Earth and a number of environmental germs have been examined for their financial and environmental benefit. For the most part, these germs are unknown and kept away from the science spotlight.

Pierre Lassonde On Making Golden Investments

Diane Francis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Pierre Lassonde, one of the world's foremost experts on gold, says the only way's up for the shiny stuff. He should know and has made his fortune in the gold game. This week, he spoke at a mining seminar in Toronto organized by mining consultant Terry Ortsland, Chair of the Mineral Resource Analyst Group.

Bearing Witness to Guatemala's Destructive Mining Industry

Maude Barlow | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Maude Barlow

Gold Plummets $200 From Record High

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

The price of gold plummeted some $200 in Thursday trading from its record highs earlier this week, taking the steam out of a commodity that has been b...

Cash-For-Gold Dealers Say Business Never Better

Toronto Star | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

With gold prices topping $1,800 (U.S.) an ounce for the first time earlier this month and continuing to rise — on Monday gold hit a record high of a...

Don't Buy Gold!

Kenny Hotz | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Kenny Hotz

Gold is expensive and if the world goes to hell in a handbasket, you might as well spend your money on tangible stuff you can use like iPhone apps.

Surprise, Surprise: Gold Hits Another Record

CP | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Investors flocked to gold Friday, sending it to the latest of a series of record highs, as fears about recession in the world's major...

Golden Opportunity, or Just for Fools?

Andrew Pyle | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

If the world remains in a chaotic state, that might keep gold going higher, but if things stabilize gold could tumble or simply move sideways. It's for that reason that gold remains part of an overall investment strategy -- not the whole enchilada.

United States of 'Nutters': Anger At US Grows Over Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Business

As the deadline for Washington to raise its debt ceiling grows closer and negotiations remain as far apart as they have ever been, a slowly growing ti...

Lake Shore Gold Shares Drop After Disappointing Second Quarter

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Shares of Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) fell 15 per cent in trading Tuesday after the company reported lower than ex...

Rising Gold Stocks Keep Lower TSX In Check

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.17.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS — TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was lower Monday but losses were held in check by rising gold stocks as the precious metal m...

Gold Soars To Record High

CBC | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Business

CBC -- The price of gold hit a record high Wednesday as investors continued to flock to the precious metal as a perceived safe haven amid global finan...