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Inaction on Climate Change is Mutually Assured Destruction

John Cartwright | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact
John Cartwright

Extreme weather conditions, storms, flooding, droughts and ice melting are the new reality in too many parts of the world. People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives. While scientists and faith leaders call for urgent action, our political leaders have failed to take necessary actions.

Top 7 Reasons to Appreciate Toronto

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Chaker Khazaal

I was recently in Toronto to interview John Tory, the 65th and current mayor of my adoptive hometown. Thinking about my return to New York, I couldn't help but make comparisons. An age-old saying came to mind. "The grass is always greener on the other side." In my case, was it greener on the other side of the border?

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

NYC Mayor Unveils Ambitious Plan To Cut Waste By 90 Per Cent

CP | Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to...

Being Selfish Just Means Taking Care of Yourself

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

I like being selfish. I'm not sure when it came to be a bad word, but to me, it's always spoken of the power of self-confidence. Of knowing what you want, what makes you happy, and making that happen for yourself.

Uber Cars Now Outnumber Yellow Cabs On NYC Streets

CP | Karen Matthews And Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars.Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with smar...

What Expats Miss Most About Vancouver

Chris Taylor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

Just because we're in New York, doesn't mean we don't miss the hell out of Vancouver sometimes.

Hey Harper, What's Your Excuse for Missing the UN Climate Summit?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced he will not be among the 125 heads of states attending the UN Secretary General's Climate summit, the Council of Canadians and Ottawa residents challenge him to join the caravan from Ottawa heading to New York City's global climate march on Sunday.

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.

Where's The Deal? Tips to Save You More on Travel

Sara Graham | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

As a writer I am always looking for a deal. Sorry to disappoint, but my life is not all free and easy flying around the world on press tours. I am just like you, dear reader. I value traveling often, but don't have the bank account to simply book the first flight I Google. And so I search.

Where To Eat In NYC's Biggest Tourist Trap

CP | Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Times Square is a lot of things — a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. One thing it has never see...

Rich Foreigners Are The Best Thing To Happen To New York City

Diane Francis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

Attacking New York's newest, part-time residents like us is fiscally foolish. The facts show that we are the solution, not the problem, to New York's budget. We are walking wallets -- and we just want to have fun. Robust condo sales to people like us have brought economic development and jobs.

NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.

NYC Gets Tougher On Smoking

CP | David B. Caruso, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, makin...

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, travelocity.ca wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Remembering 9/11 as a Millennial

Vivien Chang | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Vivien Chang

For most Millennials, life thus far is divided into two distinct components: pre-9/11 and post-9/11. At the dividing line lies the first news report on the radio or the phone call in which the person on the other end said, "Turn on the TV." 9/11 forced us to grow up overnight, and growing up was not all that it's cracked up to be.

Legalize Pot, But Ban Dr. Pepper?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

More and more people seem to be concluding that while marijuana has its real risks, letting grown-ups make their own choices about it is preferable to, and ultimately less damaging than, having the government assume a protective, prohibitory role. And yet... Take many of these same people and start talking to them about transfats or super-size sodas -- about Twinkies and Coca Cola -- and the conversation quickly turns to calls for bans and lawsuits and regulation. At just about the same time Colorado was legalizing pot, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was busy trying to ban large sugary drinks.

WATCH: New York City Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Travel

Travel to New York City and you can expect a few things: iconic landmarks, crowds of tourists and a landscape shaped by the noise and energy of over e...

SavvyMom Roundup: Toddlers, Kids at Camp, and Family GPS

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The July long weekend is always busy at my house because it's when we get the kids ready for camp. This year they'll be away for six weeks without any parents, homework, city pollution, cell phones, TVs or computers. They are off the grid at camp. I love knowing this.

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.

"Then I Got the Call"

Laila Biali | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Music
Laila Biali

This was my big dream -- to work with Sting. I experienced first-hand his brilliance and his unique ability to draw out the best in those around him. He took care of his body and his instrument. No matter what the situation, he was always prepared, and he expected the same of us.

The Meeting That Could End the NHL's Union

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

On Tuesday in New York, the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) is meeting with players to "facilitate dialogue." The entire union is irrelevant, if this works. The players and owners are finally bringing it on home, and the PC'ness that we've been thrown and tossed is out the window.

How BC Zoned Out On The Tsunami Warning

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.

The Next Thing to Worry About Post-Sandy? Infectious Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, are common worldwide and leave the affected public vulnerable to the harsh realities of nature, including the onslaught of infectious diseases. The reality of any disaster of this magnitude is that public health measures are all but forgotten as people do everything they can to survive. The viruses will surely arrive before the area has recovered.

Women Can Have it All, Soon as We Change the Game

Barbara Stegemann | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Living
Barbara Stegemann

We are shifting out of the patriarchy. The old model built for men does not work for us women as we read in Anne-Marie Slaughter's piece, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All." I admire Slaughter. Except there is one major difference that allows me to have it all; I am a Social Entrepreneur. I don't take this for granted and invite women to design the world they wish to live in.