Orlando

Gun Shop Tries To Help Orlando Victims. With A Rifle Raffle.

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada

They were selling $5 tickets to win an AR-15 rifle.

Love In A Time Of Terror

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Hadani Ditmars

The Western world was not a safe place recently. At least not on most major news channels. The familiar became menacing: dancing at a nightclub with ...

Religiously Inspired Hate Is Still Hate

Elaine Craig | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Elaine Craig

Law Societies in Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia decided that TWU's law degree could not be accredited because the University excludes gays and lesbians. Why was it right for them to deny accreditation? Because, unfortunately, our society remains filled with hatred for sexual minorities. The mass murder of gays and lesbians that occurred last week in Orlando provides a horrific example of what can occur when a country allows one of its constitutional rights to run amok.

Democrats Protest All Night Over Gun Control, Republicans Don't Budge

CP | Erica Werner, The Associated Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday.

A Ramadan Message For Muslims After The Orlando Tragedy

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

This Ramadan we must be reminded that there are those who fast from intimacy and physical love all the time because they are gay and their circumstances or their mindset make it impossible for them to find and fall in love with a partner of the same gender. Muslim family -- we know this is not how life is supposed to be lived.

Why Should The Privileged Majority Always Rule?

Sarah Scott | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Scott

I probably belong to "the majority." I've not really ever had to fight for a right. I cannot recall a time when I have been looked down upon for the colour of my skin, my gender, who I married to or my economic worth. My life has an incredible amount of freedom. Yet I'm not entirely certain I would agree that the majority should always rule.

After The Orlando Massacre, So Many Questions And So Few Answers

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Instead of seeing this man as a radicalized religious terrorist, we could consider the possibility that his ambivalence about his sexuality and his shame about his preferences made him despise and want to punish those people whom he desired. It certainly wouldn't be the first case of this happening.

Practicing Inclusion In Our Daily Lives Will Help End The Hate

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

What makes us hate has been theorized since the beginning of time. Shakespeare wrote about hate and violence. But what is rarely discussed is what we need to do beyond the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. It all starts with how we run our business, our schools and our governments.

Calgary Gay Club Ordered To Remove Pride Flag Supporting Orlando

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

The flag was put up Sunday in support of the victims of the mass shooting.

Orlando Shooting Leaves LGBT Muslims In 'Precarious' Place: Activist

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada

The attack and its aftermath has underscored the confluence of homophobia and Islamophobia.

What Can We Do After Orlando?

Adele Ryan McDowell | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Adele Ryan McDowell

Love is doing acts of service and kindness. That goodness, compassion, generosity of spirit is a kind of light. And the more light we share on this planet with one another the more darkness is diminished.... We love by showing compassion, tolerance and acceptance as we strive for peaceful co-existence with one another.

The Stunning Way Beauty Bloggers Are Paying Tribute To Orlando

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Style

Simply beautiful.

Why Do Canadians Love Florida So Much?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The great thing about Florida is that each city has its own unique personality and appeal. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect at some of the most frequently visited cities, by Canadians.

The Magic Is Real And It's Spectacular

Miriam Porter | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

Disney World's Magic Kingdom is so much more than attractions, rides, entertainment, activities, shopping, and food, -- it's about believing in the power of dreams and "taking the dream with you wherever you may go."

Orlando Is More Than Amusement Parks

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Orlando is known as a theme park hot spot, but when it comes to culture, Disney World's home has a surprising array of sophisticated dining, shopping and entertainment options. On a recent trip to the land of Mickey, we saw first-hand that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy a magical experience in the sunny city.

Exploring The Vibrant Orlando Food Scene

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

As promised, here's the rest of my edible tale. But first, a fun fact: Did you know that Central Florida boasts the most amount of James Beard nominat...

Orlando's Dining Scene Is Experiencing A Revolution

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Yes, there's still a litany of chain restaurants that reside in the endless string of plazas and strip-malls one sees on International drive. But, as far as the perception goes that it represents Orlando's dining scene -- is an outdated notion -- a relic of the past.

10 Loonie-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit Before the End of Summer

Trivago.ca | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Trips across the border are becoming more expensive as the dollar continues to drop, but that isn't making our closest neighbour any less popular with Canadian travellers looking for that last summer vacation. Sneak in a wallet-friendly getaway before school starts!

10 Spas That Are Worth the Flight

Sara Graham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I don't know about you, but this weather change is really getting me down. I'm stiff. I'm achy. All this misery is only leading to memories of spa experiences past. From the massage at Miraval and the "mudslide" at Solage, to a traditional Thai treatment in Phuket and therapeutic thermal waters in Italy... I've got a few I would jump on a plane for.

When Killer Whales Kill: Why the movie "Blackfish" Should Sink Captive Whale Programs

Annelise Sorg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Annelise Sorg

Remember Tilikum, the orca that was shipped from Victoria's Sealand to Orlando's SeaWorld after the death of a trainer? "Blackfish" shows us that wasn't the last tragedy associated with this killer whale. I watched the whole movie with a big stupid grin on my face, because I know this whale tale all too well, and there it was unfolding beautifully for public consumption on the big screen. Sitting in the theatre, I couldn't help but think of the reaction that "Blackfish" will cause within the industry, the public and the government. And that made me smile. I figure if all goes well, "Blackfish" will sink SeaWorld's captive orca whale program, just like "Free Willy" sank the program at the Vancouver Aquarium.

10 Tips For Doing Disney With the Family

Jenna Em | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Jenna Em

My husband and I really wanted to take our own five young kids to Walt Disney World. My family had such a great time at Disney, that my kids are still talking about it two months later -- and constantly asking to go back! Here are some tips I will pass on to you, if you are planning a Disney vacation!