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Bad News For Canada's Caribou

CBC | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

Resource development is outpacing provincial efforts to protect the habitat of the threatened woodland caribou. That's the warning found in a r...

NATO Chief Echoes Trudeau's Comments On 'Root Causes' Of Radicalism

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

The top commander of NATO and Justin Trudeau have something in common: They've both believe that the "root causes" of radicalism need to be understood...

Green Energy Futures Green Gift Guide 2014

David Dodge | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

The holiday season is here and here are our ideas for the green energy nerd on your Christmas list. This year we've got five gifts that would look great under the tree for the person in your life who loves energy efficiency or clean energy.

Bank Of Canada Head Wants To Know How Star Trek's Economy Works

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Business

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is casting around for new models for the financial system in the wake of the Great Recession, and he’s looking...

How To Sail Though This Holiday Season

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

To make the most of your energy you need to know yourself. What people, places and situations give you energy and which ones take it away? In the same way that the successful sailor stops to feel the wind, you must feel your energy. What energizes each of us it is different and there are no right or wrong answers. What catches my sail might leave you stranded at the dock.

This Historic Agreement Is a Giant Leap Forward For Ontario Colleges

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada
Linda A. Franklin

In other words, the student won't have to repeat any of those first-year courses. Similarly, a student who transfers at the end of the second year will have the student's first two years of credits fully recognized. This will eliminate duplication and cut costs for business students who transfer to another college within Ontario.

Did You Think About All These Different Way Carbon Tax Would Affect You?

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Do you like meat? Sorry, expect the price of your meat to go up more than other foods that produce less greenhouse gas emissions (that also will apply to your pet food, by the way). Do you like fashionable clothing and buy new clothes annually? Expect the price of those new threads to increase under the new carbon price.

How We Made Our Own Solar Air Heater for Under $100

David Dodge | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Solar air heating might be the easiest to understand and the most accessible solar technology we've covered yet. It's so simple we built our own solar air heater out of found materials, pop cans and about $80 worth of materials from a local hardware store.

Quebec Mayors To Bill Gates: Paint Your Bridge

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Business

It’s a long-shot, and critics say it’s little more than a publicity stunt, but two Quebec City area mayors have found a novel approach to repainti...

How Wind and Solar Lower Your Electricity Bill in Alberta

David Dodge | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Solar energy in Alberta is still a tiny fraction of the total electricity mix, only five megawatts, but it's growing. Higher prices for solar electricity would certainly accelerate the process and get more clean solar energy on the grid more quickly, also helping Alberta with one of the biggest challenges it faces - reducing emissions in our fossil-fuel economy.

Bo Derek's Best Fashion Moments

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Style

Since entering the Hollywood scene more than 30 years ago, Bo Derek has made her mark as an actress, movie producer, and model. But while her successf...

Banking Brings Out Dishonesty In People, Study Finds

CP | Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON -- The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests. A team of Swiss economists tested the honesty of ...

Success Means Embracing Downtime, Says Arianna Huffington

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living

If you want to live a fully successful life, you need to plan out time to do absolutely nothing. That's the message Arianna Huffington shared with ...

Welcome to Canada's 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Plant

David Dodge | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

And while this is the farthest north that a concentrated solar thermal project has ever been built solar makes sense in Medicine Hat. As Clugston reminds us, Medicine Hat is the sunniest city in Canada and they get more direct annual sunlight than Miami, Florida.

Can't Control Yourself Around Cake? Try This

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living

If you've ever felt regret over eating a piece of cake, but told yourself you just couldn't help it, you know exactly how hard it is to overcome tempt...

Ultra-Fast Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Canada

CBC | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business

A new free high-speed charging station north of Toronto may be a sign that the barriers to widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Canada are be...

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Though still very far from the ideal, countries like Chile, Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Mexico have adopted political democracy and market economics, and are moving forward because of it. With any luck, Cuba's dictatorship will also soon crumble, and at long last allow its people to live in freedom.

Cineplex Profit Plunges As Canadians Stay Away From Cinema

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Cineplex Inc. had a 39 per cent drop in third-quarter profit following weaker summer attendance compared with last year.The Toronto-based na...

LOOK: Cirque Du Soleil To Open Theme Park In Mexico

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business

Cirque du Soleil has announced it's opening a theme park in Mexico that will feature entertainment provided by the circus' artists. The park will b...

Aboriginal People Are on a Slow March To Second-Class Citizenship

Chief Shining Turtle | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Chief Shining Turtle

I want to tell you a story about discrimination. It is a story that has been told for years by people living on reserves like the one where I live. Now a document prepared by federal bureaucrats has been released that describes the yawning gaps between social services provided to Aboriginal people living on reserves and everyone else. We are experiencing a slow motion march towards second-class citizenship. We're talking about billions of dollars that are not being spent on education for children, healthcare for the sick, and clean drinking water for all -- just because people are unlucky enough to be Aboriginal. Aboriginal people on reserves are asking for comparable services as other Canadians. This is not too much to demand.

Montreal Video Game Company Creates A 'Proposal' Level Just For This Couple

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Living

If you've been wracking your brain trying to come up with a great way to propose, this couple could serve as your inspiration. When one woman, Jack...

The World Should Learn From Canadian Conservation

Jeff Wells | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada
Jeff Wells

Many of the stories told at the World Parks Congress will emphasize work in parts of the world struggling with fragmented landscapes, greatly depleted wildlife and ecosystems on the edge of collapse. But conservation in Canada is uniquely different.

The Future Looks Bright for the Solar Industry

David Dodge | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business
David Dodge

We have done stories on the rise of solar before but these were based on growth in installations in Germany, Bloomberg predictions and the amazing reductions in the pricing of solar. This is something else entirely -- the cold, hard, impersonal hand of the market is now making the case for the rise of solar.  

Think Twice About What You Do After Work and What You Post on the Internet

Leah Eichler | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Prof. MacDonald said that if your personal life jeopardizes your professional or public role, it's reasonable to expect you to warn potential employers, but only really substantial risks need to be divulged. On the employer's side, if a lot hangs on their employees being "squeaky-clean," it's up to them to do a thorough background check.

Harper's Plan Means Canada Will Be Associated With War Crimes Instead of Peacekeeping

Mark Taliano | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

The largely undetected coup, as revealed by the wikileaks cable, goes a long way towards explaining Canada's current predicament. This secret intervention in Canada's political landscape will continue to undermine our country's prosperity and security, unless we become more conscious of its insidious impacts and choose instead trajectories towards peace and national security.