Over 200 Weapons Seized From Calgary Home

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Three people have been arrested and charged.

How One Island Found a Clever Way to Solve Its Environmental Crisis

Robert Osborne | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Robert Osborne

Lionfish may be one of the most truly beautiful creatures you'll encounter when you're scuba diving or snorkelling in tropical water. There's nothing wrong with lionfish where they're indigenous -- the Indian and Pacific Ocean. But about 20 years ago a few started to appear in the Caribbean.

Photography Prints Make Your Walls Come Alive

Freaktography | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

Once the furniture sets are settled and the walls are painted, it's time for someone to decorate the bare walls with eye catching and interesting photography prints. When thinking about decorating your walls, the first thing that comes to mind is a painting, a family portrait and wallpaper.

Your Destiny Is Determined by Your Decisions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

I believe we are in full control of our choices and that our actions, in response to what fate offers us, matter. We are here to learn lessons and the hard decisions we have to make are what helps us grow as humans. Our destiny is not something we can sit by and let happen to us.

Here's What I Found While Taking Photos of Abandoned Homes

Freaktography | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living

I like to consider it "capturing the present state of the past" -- the rooms remain today (for the most part) as they were in the past, the day the last person walked out the door. Behind closet doors, inside dresser drawers, on top of dressers and especially in attics or basement, you can really find some odd and freaky things in an abandoned house. It may sound odd to a person who either has never heard of photographing abandoned houses, or to someone who has never actually been inside one but there is most definitely beauty in decay. 

Omar Khadr's Release Can Offer an Important Lesson to Us All

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

After being imprisoned for over a decade, Omar Khadr is now free on bail. In his first public appearance and media scrum, we witnessed not a mean-spirited radicalized militant, but rather, an articulate humbled young man, and in his own words, someone eager to "prove to [Canadians] that I'm more than what they thought of me."

I Risked Death to Seek a Better Life for My Kids in Canada

Nina Raynars | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Nina Raynars

My children and I immigrated to Canada in 2010 as refugees. When we arrived, I was so happy that my kids were in a safe country. In Zimbabwe I remember not being able to cry or find comfort in anyone, because everyone was experiencing their own share of pain and shock. So in April of 2010, after being released from the most recent lock-up, I took my kids at midnight and headed for the border knowing that if I was caught I would be burned alive and killed. Even though I was living with the uncertainty of how my immigration hearing would pan out, watching my kids embrace Canadian culture strengthened me when I was at my weakest point.

Yoga For The Best Sex Ever!

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

There's always going to be "the next hottest trend" trying to sell you on how you can have the best mind blowing, knock your hipster-socks off kind of sex. You know, the good-good kind of get-down. Yet, what is the actual key to having a great sex life? Eating more kale? Practicing vaginal weightlifting? Cultivating perfectly pruned pubes?

13 Photos of Creepy Abandoned Places [PHOTOS]

Freaktography | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Living

On any day, passing an abandoned building can be creepy, but there is something about seeing abandoned buildings in the Fall, specifically around Halloween that cranks the creepy factor high! Here, just in time for Halloween are 13 Photos of Creepy Abandoned Places.

Don't Torture Elephants in the Name of Religion

Sangita Iyer | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Elephants are being commoditized by a select few clever craftsmen that make all the profit, while the masses are being led to believe that Gods will be happy. People need to wake up to the reprehensible fact that in the guise of religion and culture India's heritage animal and one of the gentlest sentient beings of our planet is being tortured for human entertainment and profit.

How I Started My Dream Business in One Week

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

I have often thought it would be cool to own a yoga studio and as I type this blog, I am actually sitting in my very own studio gulping down a protein shake. How did it happen? Well that's a good question because it happened in one just one week, (well sort of...).

A Passion For Connecting Women in Engineering and Geoscience

Doina Oncel | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

As a woman involved in supporting girls and young women's growth in an industry known as being dominated by men, I understand the power of collaboration and support from other women.

Seeing the Mistreatment of Elephants in India Was Haunting

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

This past December, I visited some of the most prestigious temples in a place called Trishur where captive male tuskers adorned in glamorous ornaments are paraded on the streets to the rhythm of traditional drum beats and horns. It was gut-wrenching to witness the plight of the captive elephants.

How I'm Working With First Nations in Ontario

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Impact
Hon. David C. Onley

Living conditions on some reserves are now so dismal that they are routinely likened to those of the Third World. Needless to say, youth literacy and education have not thrived in this environment. Working together will not only hasten progress, but elevate the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Ontario to a new level of friendship and respect.

How Three Muslim Teens Are Breaking Barriers on YouTube | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Impact

Like many Muslim-Americans in a post 9/11 world, Adam, Sheikh and Abdullah have been made to increasingly feel like they're on the outside. Unwilling to accept such alienation, the trio set out on a simple proposition: they wanted their fellow Americans to "Meet a Muslim Person."

Hard Rock Medical: From Music to Medicine

Andrea Menard | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada TV
Andrea Menard

TVO's first commissioned drama series, Hard Rock Medical, provides a fresh and entertaining look at the unique challenges of delivering healthcare in Northern Ontario. Hard Rock Medical follows the lives of eight medical students, their struggles to succeed, and the obstacles they face in adapting to practising rural medicine and living in the North.

'Why I Went Vegan:' Stories From Vegetarian Muslims

Anila Muhammad | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

Meet a diverse group of self-identified Muslims and read stories of why they choose to become vegetarians or vegans. I hope you will be inspired by what you read and consider adding vegetarian and vegan options to your diet.

Why So Surprised I'm A Muslim Vegetarian?

Anila Muhammad | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Anila Muhammad

My first glimpse into the slaughterhouse industry came when I read Fast Food Nation and discovered how animals where treated in factory farms. I was horrified to say the least. Interestingly enough, the idea of Muslims being vegetarian or vegans has prompted some debate.

Teaching Kids What Hunger Really Feels Like

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

My son, Derrick was one of thousands of Canadian youth who went without food for 30 hours this past weekend, as part of World Vision's 30 Hour Famine. In school hallways and church basements from Toronto to Medicine Hat, kids banded together to put up posters, plan activities, and talk about what hunger feels like.

We're Lucky Harper Wasn't in Charge When the Iraq War Began

Michael D. Nicula | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Michael D. Nicula

The 10 year anniversary of "the war of our generation" has brought back from the shadows the actors of the momentous events of 2003. Even our current Prime Minister, has admitted publicly that he was wrong when he supported the idea of our military joining the USA into war. I just hope that he will not make yet another colossal mistake while in power.

Has the Liberal Party Jeopardized Recent Gains?

Amy MacPherson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Amy MacPherson

With only two days to go before the deadline, the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) is working feverishly to deal with a communications glitch that could jeopardize recent gains. The Libs established a new category of participant in an effort to get the electorate more involved. The only problem is, with this new designation came a new process that appears to be causing some grief.

Dinner Chat: Making It To The Top, with Chef Mark McEwan

Madaline Zanni | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada
Madaline Zanni

I had the opportunity to sit with Chef Mark McEwan for his Valentine's Day dinner menu "sneak peek" at Fabbrica Restaurant in Toronto. As a result, no...

Step Aside Strawberries, it's Pear Season

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

As the season rapidly changes, we have to say farewell to both warm days and the beloved seasonal fruits that go along with them. Goodbye, juicy watermelon. So long, luscious strawberries. But chin up fruit lovers, there's a new star in town! Pears! The deliciously fresh and lightly sweet quality of pears can be enjoyed in countless recipes and served in the comfort of your own home this fall season.

Not One for Turkey? Thanksgiving Alternatives

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Thanksgiving doesn't just mean turkey time. New traditions and main course ideas are always surfacing. Not up for roasting a turkey this year, or just looking for something new? We've got some great dish ideas that will leave you feeling festive and satisfied without the mess and mayhem of a whole turkey.

Kirsten Dunst Maid Of Honour In Best Friend's Wedding

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

There's something we just love about seeing celebs stand in their non-famous friends' weddings. Kirsten Dunst, 30, was maid of honour in her be...