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World's Tallest Wooden Building Proposed By B.C. Architect

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The structure could change the Paris skyline.

Canada Will Miss Its Climate Target And We'll All Miss Out

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Environment Canada has been telling us for years that Canada is running off the climate track and -- because of growing emissions largely from the oil and gas sector -- we are getting farther and farther away from meeting our government's self-imposed climate targets. Because of that climate failure, Canada is holding all of us back from prosperity, jobs and better health. That's according to a new study of benefits from international emission pledges made in the lead up to December's UN climate summit. Developed countries around the world -- with the exception of Canada and Japan -- are unveiling their individual climate plans, which were due yesterday.

Paris Choking In Smog, Activates Emergency Measures

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada

Imagine not being able to see the Eiffel Tower because smog is obstructing it. Or how about having to squint to see the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur overl...

After Copenhagen, Let the Defiance of Paris Lead Us

Lauryn Oates | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

On January 7, I happened to be driving through the 11th arrondisement of Paris when I saw a police van jolt to a stop and a half dozen officers jump o...

Escape to These 5 Sweet Hotels With Your Sweetie

Trivago.ca | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

With Valentine's Day just around the corner to remind us to indulge in our sweet (or semi-sweet) tooth this February, we've hunted for the world's best boutique hotels that are taking our favorite aphrodisiac to the next level.

Interior Inspiration: Designing Like a Parisian

Yanic Simard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Paris is a city famous for its romantic landmarks, statement architecture and coveted fashions, but it's also a grand source of inspiration for cool, sophisticated interior decor. Take a peek with me inside the unique styling of Parisian apartments, and learn how to bring this look with you anywhere in the world.

Moderates, Not Far Right or Lefties, Must Lead the Discussion About Charlie Hebdo

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

If our core values -- democracy, tolerance, pluralism -- are to prevail, moderates must act before the extreme right and the extreme left hijack the discourse. We must move quickly and decisively to prevent such atrocities from recurring, beginning with four critical steps.

History Will Remember #JeSuisCharlie, But We Are Ultimately #JeSuisNous

Louise Wallace | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Louise Wallace

Slowly, a mellow sadness overcame me. Maybe I'm not Je Suis Charlie. Maybe I'm Je Suis Sorry. I'm sorry we live in a world where young men (and a young woman too) were so angry and so radicalized that their actions were a viable option for them. Where not a single world leader had the humility to say sorry.

WATCH: Montreal Canadiens Pay Heartwarming Tribute To Paris Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Impact

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens honoured the victims of this week's terrorist shootings in Paris by playing the French national anthem prior to thei...

Montreal Braves Cold To Hold Stunning Vigil For Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Impact

As the world reels from Wednesday's tragic shooting at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, standing in solidarity against violence is essentia...

American in Paris: '​S Wonderful

Adam Moscoe | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

A planeload of talented Americans have landed in Paris to bless the City of Light with the magic of George Gershwin. It's all happening at Théâtre d...

A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland wi...

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

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.

Thank You For the Music, Paris

Adam Moscoe | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

"Oh to be young and going to Paris for the first time," exclaimed an elderly gentleman who donned his best sweatervest for a concert at the Ottawa Int...

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg: Incurably Romantic

Adam Moscoe | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

Walking away from Theatre Châtelet this afternoon, I felt as though my relationship with France and its notoriously perplexing people and culture had...

A Guide to Montmartre: Paris' Most Fascinating Neighbourhood

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

Just as you'd expect Paris is a beautiful place where the wine is cheap and the men are suave, but there is much more to this city than the Mona Lisa and picnics on the left bank. There is Montmartre: a magical neighborhood tucked away in the city's 18th arrondissement.

Ladies, Be Warned: There's Trouble in Parisian Paradise

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

What no one ever told me was that these dashing men exist amongst an array of trashy crude catcallers who tend to prey on twenty-something, English-speaking women. To my dismay, I learned this in the worst possible way.

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

Noor Inayat Khan: The Muslim Spy Who Fought The Third Reich

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

With our media landscape filled with historical wartime accounts of various heroes and heroines and their respective call of duties, I honestly though...

Still The Number 1 Tourist Destination

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Travel

Paris, still the world's no.1 tourist destination (PARIS-AFP) - Some 32.3 million tourists say France's city of light and romance can't be beat. ...

Paris in November: Grab Your Raincoat and Go!

Lin Stranberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Travel
Lin Stranberg

Most years, the thought of November in Toronto is enough to send me packing. My fallback destination is Paris, the most beautiful city on earth. Paris is always a good idea, and Paris in November, not an obvious choice, is one of my favourite times to go. Flights are wide open, airfares are low, and booking with points is as easy as it gets.

My Whirlwind Day in Paris

Ron Dembo | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Ron Dembo

As that famous French food critic Anton Ego would say: I don't LIKE Paris, I LOVE it! And, just like my daughter who, after not seeing me for a while, wants to do everything she likes doing with me in the space of an hour, I drink in Paris, go to all the places I love, eat all the things I love and walk everywhere I love in the one day I am here.

Fighting For the Right to Party All night

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

The question of how cities regulate night-time behaviour is a very old one, but it has emerged as the focus of innovative thinking in the last two decades. The conflict between a growing market of young people demanding late-night entertainment and gentrified homeowners complaining about noise is being handled in various ways across the country.

Dîner en Blanc Brings Sparkly Spectacle Back to Vancouver

Heather Magee | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Vancouverites descended on the neighboring grounds beside Science World last night for the city's second annual Dîner en Blanc pop-up picnic and after party. About 2,500 lucky attendees donned whimsical white ensembles to participate in a tradition that began in Paris 25 years ago and I've been anticipating this event for weeks.