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Do Albertans Believe Violent Threats Against Notley Are OK?

Terezia Farkas | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Terezia Farkas

An assassination threat is a serious call to action and the owner must be held accountable. For days, hateful and vulgar comments about assassinating Rachel Notley were on Wildrose leader Brian Jean's Facebook page. This goes beyond letting off steam over Bill 6.

Alberta's Bill 6 Is About Having A Safer Workplace

Terezia Farkas | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Terezia Farkas

Bill 6 gives workers access to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. Other Alberta occupations involving heavy physical labour require WCB -- from construction to the oil companies. The right to refuse unsafe work is a common sense approach to a situation where a person might be maimed for life or worse, dead.

Why We Want To Host The Leaders' Debate

Kenny Yum | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenny Yum

We couldn't agree more that the federal election debates need a refresher. So last week HuffPost Canada and Twitter Canada, along with Samara Canada, submitted a proposal to the federal parties that invited them to a debate worthy of a connected and social age.

How New Media Is Changing Ottawa

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A slightly fuzzy, zoomed-in screen grab from question period took a brewing controversy for Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, and crystall...

Happy 3rd Birthday HuffPost Canada!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada

Happy birthday Huffington Post Canada! This week, Canada’s online newspaper turns three. It’s been three short, amazing years. And we’d like...

How To Stay Sane When Someone You Love Is Depressed

Terezia Farkas | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

Encourage your loved one to get professional help and be ready to go with him/her to any appointments.In recent years cognitive behaviour therapy is available via Skype. Ask if you can participate as part of a family therapy session. Be willing to adopt any changes that are suggested and make a genuine effort at making it work.


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Travel

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia RCMP say a woman is facing charges after they say someone became disruptive in an airport terminal and assaulted a police office...

Huffington Asks Canadians 'What Is A Good Life?'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Somewhere between the dialogues of Ancient Greece and today’s hyper-connected age, we have defined success the wrong way, says Arianna Huffington, c...

Ali's Had a Cough Since 2006

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Ali is 36 years old and has been coughing for a long time. He has been coughing since at least 2006. I was called because it was suspected that Ali had multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Médecins Sans Frontières is working with the Chadian Ministry of Health to aid patients like Ali.

Star Power: What This 29-Year-Old Army Vet Would Do to Stop Violence

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

U.S. Army infantryman J.R. Martinez was only 19 when he was deployed to Iraq, in 2003. Less than a month into his tour of duty with the elite 101st Airborne, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb. The vehicle was thrown into the air, ejecting three other soldiers. Martinez, trapped inside, was engulfed in flames. The skin on his face, arms and hands burned away.

Star Power: Liz Murray's Journey From Homeless to Harvard

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Liz Murray's childhood was bleak. Her drug-addicted parents kept a ready-supply of heroin in their family home in the Bronx -- but no food. At 15, Murray's mother died of complications from HIV/AIDS and her terminally ill father moved to a shelter, leaving her homeless. She and her sister ate from dumpsters and rode the subways at night, imagining a better life.

Free the Children Ambassador Demi Lovato Gives Back [VIDEO]

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Even before she was bullied, before she became a role model for victims of schoolyard tormentors and those struggling with mental illness, songstress Demi Lovato knew she wanted to give back. Now, at 20, as an official Ambassador for We Day and Free The Children, Lovato has been busy making a difference. Watch and find out what helping others means to Demi Lovato.

Liberal Hopeful Pitches Substance Over Celebrity

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Martha Hall Findlay believes that lessons from an ‘80s Liberal icon may help the once-mighty party win big again. And no, she isn’t talking about ...

ChangeMaker: Justice Murray Sinclair: An Aboriginal Judge With a Calling

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair became Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge. Later Justice Sinclair was appointed co-commissioner of Manitoba's Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. Today, as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, he is building a lasting and meaningful legacy for every Canadian.

Behind the Headlines: Should Armstrong's Charity Suffer For His Sins?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The trouble with Lance Armstrong's fall from grace is that he wasn't just a sports hero; he was a self-styled symbol of hope. Which is why we're all left wondering: does his doping confession negate his charitable work? Candidly, we're conflicted. Some of the onus for Armstrong's fall lies on our cultural tendency to elevate celebrities and sports idols to too-good-to-be-true status, then crucify them in the court of public opinion at their every transgression.

HuffPost Canada Style Turns 1: Check Out Our Favourite Stories

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

What a year it's been! It seems like yesterday that we, the team behind The Huffington Post Canada Style, separated from our sister site HuffPost C...

What's Really Killing Print Journalism

Jim Harris | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Print journalism is changing fundamentally. Three dramatic events last week make the point: On October 18, Newsweek magazine announced it will become a digital only publication in 2013, ending 80 years in print. Newspapers have failed, so far, to acquire the skill sets required for print journalism in the 21st century.

HuffPost Canada Rocks COPA Awards!

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Last night I stood in the kind of hip club space I haven't visited since my 20s, jammed with nominees for the annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. That spirit of course imbues our own upstart site here at HuffPost Canada, which was nominated for no fewer than eight awards. You can imagine how proud I was, as the former Managing Editor of Blogs here, to see our talented writers walk away with both the Gold and Silver awards for Best Blog in the daily and weekly newspapers, and broadcasters category.

EXCLUSIVE: Shot Border Guard Recovering

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as Andrew Michael Crews, 32, a tattoo artist from Seattle. Lori Bowcock, who was shot in the neck while on ...

HuffPost Canada Living Turns 1: Check Out 25 Of Our Favourite Stories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Living

Happy birthday to us! It seems like only yesterday that HuffPost Canada Living was just an empty page and a long list of features and story ideas. ...

The Week That Was: Go West, Young Website

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

So declared our main news splash on Thursday, announcing the birth of two new regional editions of HuffPost, in Alberta and British Columbia. As other major media organizations across the country lay off staff and shutter their presses, HuffPost's expansion west is good news -- great news -- for readers who are rapidly running out of sources of local news and opinion. Meanwhile it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas -- which is a parent's way of saying it's Back to School time. I need advice on how to a contrive a sympathetic and sorrowful look on my face when my kids and I bump into the stacks of school supplies at the mall. My impulse is to shout, "YES!"

B.C. and Alberta -- Get Ready for a REAL News Outlet

J.J. McCullough | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgHuffington Post's big western Canadian debut this week. After all, for anyone interested in the emergence of real, substantial alternatives -- in both reporting and editorializing -- to the stagnant status quo of the western establishment press, it's hard to deny that the web's where it's at. The political backdrop accompanying this western release could not bode more auspicious either, considering the substantial partisan evolution both British Columbia and Alberta are undergoing at the moment.

Hey UNESCO, Keep Politics Out of Religion

Mike Fegelman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

Politics is to religion, like oil is to water, they just don't mix. Recently, UNESCO politicized religion by labelling Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity as an endangered world heritage site, despite the fact that the UN's own experts investigating the state of the Church's premises concluded that the building is not in any urgent danger and that PA hype is just hot political air.

The Week That Was: Royalty, Revelry and Rioting

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 07.27.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Well, it was quite the week -- beginning with a showy demonstration of fireworks for the visiting Royals and ending with demonstrations by thousands of student protestors in downtown Montreal. In between, HuffPost Canada celebrated its first birthday with quite the party. Our own royalty, HRH Arianna was, in attendance -- and our blogger, Lord Black, made his first big public appearance since being released from prison on May 4.

HuffPosters Know How to Party!

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada
Andreas Souvaliotis

What a birthday celebration that was! The true definition of a cocktail mixer ... a superb and beautifully balanced blend of present and past political leaders, artists, publishers, prominent Bay Streeters, celebrated journalists, social entrepreneurs, dreamy young interns, our very own national corporate celebrity felon and -- of course -- the one and only Arianna Huffington.