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What I Learned This Week: Is Good News the Cure for a Cold?

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I spent much of last week saddled with a nagging cold, one that wouldn't fully break though into need for bed rest, but left me sniffly, blocked up, achy, feverish and functionally miserable for six straight days. Then in the space of 45 minutes I got two emails filled with good news and for the next six hours or so, my nose cleared up.

WATCH: 10,000 Reasons To Smile For Alberta Dad

Excel Homes | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Alberta
Excel Homes

As Barrett Budgell pulled up to his new home in Cochrane, Alberta, he immediately knew something was up when he saw a massive red bow wrapped around his garage. The single father of four-year-old twin boys, Lucas and Logan, moved into Cochrane to make the commute back and forth to Fort McMurrary for work easier on his family.

Seaside Home Auctioned Off For Cancer Foundation

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A donated waterfront house was sold at an auction for half of its $1.4-million listing price, but all proceeds went to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. ...

Cancer Survivor Giving Away $1.4-Million House

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. businessman is so grateful for the care he received while being treated for cancer that he’s donated a $1.4-million oceanfront home to the B....

7-Year-Old Raises Money For Best Friend's Surgery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

As far as best friends go, you couldn't ask for a better buddy than 7-year-old Quinn Callander. Quinn has been trying to raise $20,000 so his pal, ...

Reporter Covers Her Own Marriage Proposal

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

In early May, another sign appeared outside the Tribune's office. This one had a black question mark on it, but there was still no solution to the pink-heart riddle that had captivated the attention of the community. The plot thickened.

Heroes Pull Woman From Burning Car

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A woman has three Good Samaritans to thank after they rescued her from a burning car wreck. The woman suffered a medical emergency while she was dr...

Stranger Surprises Shoeless Bus Rider With Amazing Gesture

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An anonymous B.C. man's random act of kindness to a shoeless transit passenger has elicited an amazing online response. Over the weekend, a man...

'Soul-Touching' Gift For Shoeless Transit Rider

Vancouver 24Hrs | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One bus driver has had his faith in people restored after witnessing a rider with plastic bags on his feet instead of shoes given a surprising gif...

Is Vancouver The Most Honest City In Canada?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you dropped your wallet on the street, would a stranger pick it up and return it to you? The guys of Vancouver entertainment and clothing compan...

Alberta Hero Saves Little Girl From Septic Tank Death

The Huffignton Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The rescue of a two-year-old from a septic tank in Arizona has earned a Southern Alberta woman an award for her heroism. Chelsea Cunningham of Sun...

Facebook Strangers Bond Over Family

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Strangers on Facebook are coming together to raise money for Erica Macklin and her four children, after Paul Macklin (far left) died after a workplace...

Beyond Certification: B Corp is About Community

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Aaron H. Emery

At the risk of sounding a bit existential, B Corps are businesses, fundamentally bent toward a greater purpose. They recognize that degrees of intentionality go a long way when it comes to making employees' lives a little bit better.

From London To Mongolia For B.C. Charity

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A rough road trip from London to Mongolia may not sound like the most conventional fundraiser, but that's how three University of British Columbia stu...

SavvyMom Roundup: Kid President, Valentine's Day Cards, Conrad Black and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was a busy week. We learned some lessons about text messages in my family, watched an eight year old give a great pep talk that would inspire anyone, learned that Conrad Black is back, contemplated the make-versus-buy Valentine's Day card dilemma and we read in horror about babies getting tattoos.

Good People Help Care For Dog Of Man Battling Cancer

The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Albertans have stepped up to help an Edmonton man who is battling cancer. Sixty-one-year-old Kevin Hearn was worried about how to take c...

Man Without Legs, Spencer West, Redefines What's Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Cuthbertson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Impact

In the past, Spencer West had been told he wasn't capable of accomplishing a lot. Born with an abnormal development of the spine called sacral agen...

When Fashion And Beauty Give Back

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Style

We’re all about making life easier. So here, in our regular feature 10 Tips, we’ll equip you with tricks that’ll make any task -- from buying ar...

Cheer Up Folks! Things Could be Worse

Conrad Black | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

Grumpy and worried though Americans may be, they can take some comfort from the fact that unlike in China, 60 per cent of the wealthy do not want to emigrate, and unlike Russia according to recent polls, nor do about 40 per cent of their whole population.

Layaway Bills Paid Off By Anonymous Donors

CBC | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living

Anonymous donors in the United States are paying off the layaway accounts of strangers, buying the toys and games set aside by impoverishe...

Rally Held For Blinded Student Rumana Monzur

CBC | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Organizers of a rally in honour of a UBC student allegedly beaten and blinded by her husband during an attack in Bangladesh hope the event will...

WATCH: Vancouver Kissing Couple Shoved By Police During Riot

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

New video footage has surfaced of the now famous kissing couple from last week's Vancouver riots. Amateur footage shows the couple, Australian Scot...

Canada's Wood Product Industry Adding 9,400 Jobs

CP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Canada's wood products sector is expected to add jobs for the first time in several years in 2011 as sawmills start u...

Vancouver Rolls Out Electric Charging Stations

CP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- The City of Vancouver is pushing ahead with plans to create more charging stations for plug-in electric cars, even though there ...

Son Gives Dad Kidney For Father's Day

CBC | Posted 08.19.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A Sussex, N.B., father received an extraordinary gift from his son just in time for Father's Day — a new kidney. Arthur Cruickshank, 67, h...