London

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 02.28.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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.

Seven Spooky Places to Stay

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

With Halloween just around the corner, hotel search trivago.ca has put together a list of top haunted hotels around the world as well as destinations whose legends have scared visitors away for generations. From Colorado, USA to Bran, Romania, these hotels are sure to send a few shivers down your spine...

Welcoming Home John and Tarek From Egypt

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

The detention of Dr. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson was at the forefront of all Canadians' concerns for the 50 days they spent behind bars at Cairo's Tora Prison. Dr. Tarek Loubani is an emergency room physician in my riding and John Greyson is an acclaimed film-maker and professor at York University. They are now home safe.

TransRockies Heli-Run

Martin Parnell | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

One of my favourite shows this summer has been Bear Grylls "Get Out Alive". Bear is a British adventurer, ex SAS member and youngest ever Chief Scout. In "Get Out Alive", Bear took ten teams of two to New Zealand. There, they had to endure many physical and mental tests, including being dropped into a freezing lake from a helicopter, crossing a gorge on a rope, traversing a glacier full of crevasses, building a raft and riding it down a raging river. The winning team collected $500,000.

Seven Ways to Tame Your Travel Bug

Talia Ricci | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Talia Ricci

What does a young woman with itchy feet do to tame this travel bug for the next year or so? I have thought of some solutions that have tamed my travel bug the past six months that could maybe help others in similar situations.

Interview: Restaurant Writer Joe Warwick on "Where Chefs Eat"

Marion Kane | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Marion Kane

With his long, wavy hair, and the unusual title "restau­rant writer," Irish-raised Lon­doner Joe Warwick sounded like a bit of mav­er­ick. And when, micro­phone in hand, I met up with him for an inter­view amid the event's lively crowd, he didn't disappoint.

Is London, Ontario Ready For Avenue Q?

Donald D'Haene | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Original Kids Theatre Company Alumni are presenting the first local production of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Avenue Q later this month. The Canadian troupe has learned all the right tricks with life-size replicas of the puppets used on Broadway, so I took my interview to the true stars of the show -- the puppets themselves!

U.K. Beheading Shows It's Time To Fight the Doctrine of Jihad

Tarek Fatah | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

As a Muslim, I can say without fear, the latest terror attack -- the brutal hacking death of a British soldier by two fearless jihadis chanting "Allah O Akbar" -- has a basis in Islam. It's time for us Muslims to dig our heads out of the sand.

Unplug and Listen to the Sounds of Your City

Jon Packer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Different cities have remarkable different sounds that can help tell the story of their place. So let's all take a deep breath and be reminded that the sounds around us are as much a part of our cityscape as the green space and architectural wonders.

London's Upcoming By-election and NDP's Chance

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

My only visit to London was on my way to Detroit a decade ago. I took a quick glimpse of the city and left. I saw beautiful noticeable architecture an...

WATCH: Happy Ending For Blind Boy Who Lost Toy Lamb

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Impact

Mason Smith's beloved toy lamb is still missing, but he now has two new ones to cuddle with. The visually impaired three-year-old boy from London,...

What Does the Future of Toronto's Skyline Look Like?

Jon Packer | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada
Jon Packer

Twenty-five years ago, Toronto was described as "the city that works." Few people believe that today. Toronto is lucky enough to be grappling with growth that out-paces almost every other city on the continent. The conversation should focus on what this future looks like and what kind of buildings we want to make up our communities.

Crossed Off my Bucket List? Hearing "Hey Jude" Live

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Music
Kolby Solinsky

Hearing "Hey Jude" live? How can that not be on your bucket list? Is there another song anywhere in the universe that begs the same effect, or comes with the same aura, when its played to people who've paid to see and hear it? On Sunday night, Paul McCartney had his way with 60,000 Canadians.

Public, Corporate Funded Education - Is this Good?

Larry Leach | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Alberta
Larry Leach

The Calgary Board of Education has recently opened the door to the naming of classrooms to corporate sponsorship. Naming of classrooms or programs leads to some very fundamental questions about public education and has many drawbacks. One of which is if you allow Coca Cola a five year deal on a school gym, why not another school sponsored by Pepsi? If they can sponsor a high school gym, how about a junior high? A middle school? An elementary?

Watching the Watchdog: Jimmy Breslin, I Salute You

Tim Knight | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A man I taught to write for TV wins a Pulitzer Prize a while back. This man wins the Pulitzer because be writes about ordinary women and men -- people like you and me -- as if we are the most important people in all the world. The man's name is Jimmy Breslin. He writes a column for the New York Daily News and is all of 82 years old this week.

Why I Started to Vote at 40 Years Old

Donald D'Haene | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Donald D'Haene

I am belatedly political -- having voted for the first time after I turned 40 -- most people don't know that about me yet all my life I have constantly heard and continue to hear this line thrown out as though the speaker originated the argument, "If you don't vote you have no right to complain." For the last decade I've certainly more than made up for lost time.

Harry Potter and the Educational Vacation

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"Learning doesn't take a vacation." Okay, like most annoying moms, I said it and this summer, I tried to live it. During a family vacation to London, England, I attempted to make our visit a mixture of the historic and the fun (they're not always interchangeable, no matter what my history buff husband says), hoping that the kids would learn something, even if their summer-vacation-new-knowledge resistance factor was strong.