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How We Can Support Syria And The Region In 2016

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin McGurgan

2016 is a critical year for Syria, 15 March will mark the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war. It is in all our interests, but especially the people of Syria, that 2016 is the year when we see a turning-point in this crisis. The UK will continue to play a leading role in international efforts to end the suffering of Syrians.

Making Music History Work For The Present

Music Canada | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Music Canada

What is music's place in our heritage? How important is its preservation? As venues and recording studios in many cities face pressure from encroaching development and rising property values, a dialogue on best practices and historical importance is emerging in cities large and small.

Toronto And Vancouver Real Estate Is Undervalued - Globally Speaking

Ben Myers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

High price-to-rent and price-to-income ratios don't signal overvaluation, an overabundance of property speculation, or impending doom. Perhaps they actually signal the ascension of Toronto and Vancouver into the highest of global ranks.

Rejecting Political Islam Can Help Counter ISIS' Ideology

Tahir Gora | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Tahir Gora

Why aren't more Muslims living in the West actively speaking out against a series of terror acts inspired by Islamic State ideology? Are the press releases against such acts released by traditional Islamic centres enough to show our solidarity with our neighbours? These are the questions in my mind.

British Police Forces Probe Sex Abuse Allegations Against Former PM

CP | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada

Detectives in Wiltshire, London, Kent, Jersey and Hampshire investigating sex abuse allegations against Edward Heath.

Three Lessons for Creative Women From Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop

Kristen Marano | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

Cindy Gallop, the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, is crusading for the power of creative women in business. Her Twitter bio is her launch pad. It reads: "I like to blow shit up." She swears; she says it how it is; and she has started to make me "gallop" and hustle harder in my creative work.

Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

As our boomers are reaching the age of retirement, their thoughts become centered around the amount of time they'll have on their hands, and how to fill it. As most are now empty nesters and not doing the nine-to-five, they have the flexibility to travel where and when they want.

I Tried It: Floating as Meditation

Daniela Andrews | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

Float tanks are popping up across the country with people raving about their meditative effects, so they can't be that bad. And besides, it's not going to kill me. Will it?

London's Pop-Up Owl Bar Promises To Be A Hoot

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living

It's okay to stare at this bar. For one week in March, Annie the Owl is visiting Soho in London — and she's bringing a few friends. Modelled aft...

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

The Story of 2014? Urbanization

Jon Packer | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Here in Canada, where more than 81 per cent of us now live in urban centres, the challenge is how to create successful communities that are safe, healthy and sustainable. Jobs are of course central, but so too is making cities affordable for the majority. In Greater Vancouver, the average house price now exceeds $801,000, a rise of 83 per cent in the past decade.

A True Apotheosis For The NAC Orchestra At The Salisbury Cathedral in England

Huffington Post Quebec | Samuel Larochelle | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Music

Vibrant. Intense. Memorable. Those three words are forever etched in the minds of the thousands of concertgoers who were present Wednesday night at th...

How to Ditch the Gloom and Look Glam on Rainy Days

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always looking for easy, comfortable ways to look fashionable and keep dry on the dreariest of days. Recently, I spoke with Todd Listwin of Mia Melon about the latest fall trends for rain jackets and what to look for in a jacket to keep you warm and dry.

Understanding Toronto's Transit Future

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
University of Toronto News

On an average weekday, 1.6 million people use public transit to navigate Canada's largest city, relying on the Toronto Transit Commission's four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes, and more than 140 bus routes to reach their destinations. Writer Dominic Ali spoke with University of Toronto expert Matti Siemiatycki about where Toronto's transit has been and where it's heading.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

This Canadian City Was The 'World Capital Of Serial Homicide'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada

London, Ont. is famous for a number of reasons. It is home to Western University (UWO), one of Canada's top schools, and is the birthplace of many ...

See London Like a Local

AmongMen.com | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

While many of the sights London is well known for are worth a second visit, should you find yourself in this city for a second or third time, or are seeking out ways to spend it like a local, here is our hit list of things you should do.

Why We Need to Bring 'Art' Back to the Olympics

Jon Packer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

A surprise to many, the arts were once an integral part of Olympic games programming, creating a rich legacy of cultural achievement. That's right, gold, silver and bronze for painting, sculpture, music and literature. Early activities also included musical contests and the high profile contest of the heralds and trumpeters.

What 33,000 Lost Factory Jobs Really Mean for Canada

Peter Fragiskatos | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Fragiskatos

In December, when Kellogg's announced that it would be closing its doors, London's economy was hit with a devastating blow. In February 2012, more than 450 workers found themselves out of work when Electro-Motive Diesel closed. In 2013 alone, more than 33,000 factory jobs were lost and this trend is likely to continue.

Cyclist Highway Could Change Biking In A Big Way

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Fancy cycling along the London skyline? It could soon be an everyday occurrence, following the unveiling of the SkyCycle proposal, a rev...

The Sad Loss of the Walji Family

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The terrible tragedy of the Walji family has shown us that we need to discuss and reform our immigration system to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. Compassion was always our strength. We need to rekindle that in our public policies.

Stop Denying Our Veterans A Dignified Funeral

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Our veterans deserve better than this. A dated criterion, initially aimed at WWII and Korean veterans is sadly, becoming less relevant to the needs of the current day. The Conservatives must step up their efforts and remodel these criteria in order to cater to the real needs of our modern-day heroes.

Why Our Veterans Are Not Disposable

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Just months ago, the Minister for Veterans Affairs stood in a Legion in London, Ontario and promised members that soldiers would no longer be cut loose. Clearly, that practice continues. I am calling upon the government to stop giving weak excuses and apologise to these Canadian heroes who have been dismissed because of the Conservative government's efforts to balance the budget.

Why I Support the Save VIA Rail Campaign

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The "Save VIA" Campaign began as a grassroots response to the VIA Rail cuts that the federal government announced in 2012; but with a huge amount of public support it has grown into a nationwide appeal to restore passenger rail service. Mr. Harper's government needs to listen to the Canadians who are clearly saying that we need to retain and improve Canada's rail services.