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Wind Turbines Kill Too Many Bats -- Let's Change That

David Dodge | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Being something of a naturalist some of my most memorable trips have involved seeing birds such as the endangered resplendent quetzal in Costa Rica or the beautiful rose-coloured grosbeak in Alberta. So we wanted to find the facts behind the claims you often hear about just how bad wind farms are for birds and wildlife in general.This took us down a rabbit hole of research and browser tabs that landed us in the workshop of John Bowman.

Yoga For The Best Sex Ever!

Carlen Costa | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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?

TaylorSwift.Porn Won't Be What You Think

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive ...

Welcome to Canada's First Net-Zero Commercial Building

David Dodge | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The gap from net-zero house to net-zero commercial building has now been bridged. This 30,000 square foot building cost $10.5 million dollars. It's three months ahead of schedule and five per cent under budget. It's bright and roomy with beautiful exposed wood beams, feature stairs and a three storey living wall in the foyer.

Canadian Beaten To Death In Mexico

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada

UPDATE: CTV News has identified the victim as 50-year-old Marty Gary Atwood. MEXICO CITY - A Canadian man has been found beaten to death on a beach...

So What Is a Kilowatt-Hour Anyway?

David Dodge | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

We're very lucky here at Green Energy Futures to write about clean energy. But while we are privileged to do what we do we are also guilty -- of using jargon.

Syphilis Outbreak In Eastern Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador is dealing with an outbreak of infectious syphilis.Eastern Health says th...

Alberta Changes Stance On Gay-Straight Alliances In Schools

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

The alliances are peer-support groups for gay students aimed at making them feel welcome and at helping to prevent them from being bullied.

The Solution to Climate Change Might Be Right Under Our Feet

David Dodge | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Soil is the thin crust of organic matter that supports all life on this planet. And if we treat it right it might just be solution to one of our greatest problems: climate change.

How Banff Launched the First Municipal Solar Feed-In Tariff in Canada

David Dodge | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada
David Dodge

Banff is famous for its beautiful mountain views, its diversity of wildlife and its many, many tourists. Canada's most popular national park gets more than three million visitors a year. Located within the national park, the town of Banff has branded itself as an environmental role model both for its eco-conscious citizens and its visitors.

How Come CSIS 'Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny' Spying On Me?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Unfortunately, when it comes to CSIS, Canadians can expect very little transparency, a cause for additional concern when you recall Harper eliminated the position of the CSIS watchdog in 2012. The only overview of CSIS is handled by the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), a body comprised of part-time appointees with limited resources that assess CSIS operations after-the-fact.

How Vietnam Is Putting Other ASEAN Countries on the Map

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

Standard Chartered Bank of London recently reported that foreign investment in Vietnam is growing at one of the highest rates among ASEAN countries. The ASEAN region is on the radar for investors in the hunt for more diversified growth opportunities, particularly in the weak commodity markets and political instability of eastern Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.

The Adorable Way Coco Rocha Shared Her Baby News

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Style

There's a future model growing inside Coco Rocha! The Canadian supermodel, who's pregnant with her first child, announced that she was having a bab...

Natural Beauty Tips for a Happy Healthy You

Cheryl Hickey | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Style
Cheryl Hickey

The benefits of natural beauty products have always been very important to me. And now that I have kids, I'm extremely conscious of what goes on their skin. Avoiding synthetic chemicals that I can't pronounce and choosing natural alternatives helps keep everyone healthy, and looking fabulous.

Hamiltonians, Rejoice: Your City Has Come To Its Senses

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Living

Hamiltonians may soon be able to dust off their sleds, thanks to a sympathetic city councillor. Coun. Terry Whitehead moved the motion, which passe...

How To Approach the Topic of Sexting With Your Teen

Kids Help Phone | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Living
Kids Help Phone

If you and your teen aren't comfortable talking about sexting, talk to them about online safety by reminding them not to share personal information online -- like their real name, age, or phone number, or any other identifying information such as where they live, or the name of their high school. This includes anything that might show up in the background of a photo. And make sure they understand that there can be a risk in talking to strangers online -- not everyone is who they might seem.

What One Small Prairie Town Did to Reverse its Population Decline

David Dodge | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

About 10 years ago the town of Craik, Saskatchewan was facing a problem common to so many rural centres on the prairie. The town was slowly dying. People were moving away to bigger cities and other provinces and each census confirmed it. That's when the people of Craik hatched a plan.

How To Create a Well-Oiled Blog Machine

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Recognizing an individual's efforts will inspire more employees to produce quality posts. This acknowledgment could be as simple as an all-employee email with a link to the post. Other rewards could include a personal email from the CEO thanking the employee for their continued contribution.

Why This Arrest of a Defence Lawyer Was So Wrong

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Laura Liscio, a criminal defence lawyer, was arrested in Brampton Court on Thursday, February 12, allegedly for passing narcotics to her in-custody client. According to many accounts, police arrested her in full view of the public, while she was in her lawyers' attire, about to enter a courtroom and represent her client. She should not have been arrested this way.

Beware of Greenpeace's Plea for 'Volunteer Interns'

Cody Battershill | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business
Cody Battershill

This fairly clear ministry statement may explain why, when I and others questioned Greenpeace Canada via social media last week about the Greenpeace internship posting, the posting very quickly disappeared. Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based labour lawyer, pointed out on social media that he thought Greenpeace "is running numerous illegal unpaid internship scams. Employee misclassification at its finest."

The State of Electric Vehicles in Canada

David Dodge | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is a pretty unlikely place to find one of the rarest electric vehicles, or EVs, in Canada. But Kent Rathwell, the owner of one of only three Toyota RAV4 EV's north of the American border, is a pretty extraordinary dude.

Man Just Trying To Be A Nice Neighbour Gets Pepper-Sprayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

AIRDRIE, Alta. - A man trying to be neighbourly on his way to work ended up being pepper-sprayed and almost hit with a hammer.RCMP in Airdrie, a city ...

Giving Women in STEM a Voice

Doina Oncel | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

Having been involved with hEr VOLUTION for the last two years, I know firsthand that there are many men who support women in the STEM sector, whether they are recognized for it or not. HeForShe campaign had made it possible for others to see the benefits of campaigns such as this. DevTO is a great example of a men run tech social monthly meetup.

Why B.C.'s New Water 'Sustainability' Act Won't Wash

Maude Barlow | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

The article highlights, "The rate works out to about $5.63 for the amount of water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Nestlé, at the time of B.C.'s consultations over revising its 100-year-old Water Act, was annually bottling some 250 million litres of water without being charged. At the new rates, that would cost $562 in fees." Not surprisingly, Nestlé Waters thinks the new act is fair.

Mercer Slams Tories For Missing The Boat On Tourism

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Business

The Harper government's decision not to fund Canadian tourism ads in the U.S. has damaged the industry, Ricker Mercer says in his latest rant. Merc...