Alberta Can Learn From Washington State's Coal Phase Out

David Dodge | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Asking companies to shut down plants isn't easy but as Alberta wades into this challenge it behooves us to examine successful case studies where coal power producers, workers, governments and environmental groups worked together to shut down a coal plant in a smart, humane and economically responsible way.

On A Quest To Understand Why I Have Postpartum Depression

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

By the time I became pregnant for a second time in 2013, I felt at my best, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. I took hypnobirthing classes and had a picture perfect natural birth. My baby was sleeping through the night from day one and so was I. There's no way PPD would ever find me now. I was wrong.

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.

'Rugrats' Artist Imagines What They'd Look Like As Grown-Ups

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Parents

It's been 25 years since Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" first aired on TV. Yes, really.

Hutterite Culture's Embrace Of Solar Power Makes Perfect Sense

David Dodge | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

The Hutterites are ambitious, industrial-scale farmers. The Green Acres colony farms 20,000 acres, runs a hog and chicken operation and operates Crowfoot Plastics, a one-of-a-kind plastics recycling plant, just outside Bassano, Alberta.

I Went On Antidepressants For Postpartum Depression And Got Fired

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

I just wanted to stay home in my pjs and watch Netflix, which I did on many occasions. So inevitably, I was fired last Monday. And I don't care. In fact, I don't seem to give a shit about anything these days. And that's concerning.

Mayor Don Iveson On Edmonton's Energy Transition Strategy

David Dodge | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

In April 2015 Edmonton city council unanimously passed the Edmonton Community Energy Transition Strategy. Don Iveson supported the plan and he is a big believer in the capacity of local governments to get stuff done on climate change.

Top 5 Cold And Flu Fighting Supplements

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Cold and flu season is upon us! The usual advice to fight off colds and the flu? Plenty of fluids and lots of rest to let your body fight off the virus. But productive people want to know: isn't there anything else I can do for some extra cold and flu-fighting power?

My Escape To Toronto's Trump Hotel

Madaline Zanni | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Madaline Zanni

It isn't every day that you see a television screen turn on in the middle of your bathroom mirror, but then again it isn't every day that you stand ...

6 Awesome Airport Facelifts Around the World | Posted 10.24.2015 | Canada Travel

Airports are constantly changing and evolving to accommodate growing numbers of passengers, improve passenger flow and offer better amenities for travellers. Some upgrades and expansions are more utilitarian like -- but other upgrades are decidedly more exciting.

I'm Giving Thanks for the Lessons Learned From Our Dog

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Five years ago, the pleas from our daughter for a puppy began. Even my husband jumped on board the puppy bandwagon. I was steadfast. No puppy, no way. Puppies turn into dogs. Dogs make messes. Dogs are expensive. Dogs break your heart.

Bringing the Miracle of Eyesight to Madagascar

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Impact
Mark Sissons

Every year, half a million of the world's children go blind, according to the World Health Organization; 75 per cent of them live in developing countries such as Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of eastern Africa best known as the setting of a popular animated film.

Whole Foods Won't Sell Products Made By Inmates Anymore

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Business

The programs can benefit inmates, but there's potential for exploitation, since companies typically pay far less for prison labour than they otherwise would.

What's Hiding Under the Calanques of Southern France

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

The calanques -- deriving from the Occitan and Corsican word for inlet -- is just that: a series of natural inlets spanning 20 km across from Marseille to Cassis across Southern France. These emerald fingers, as Marseille's tourism site refers to them, dip between cliffs and were formed 12 000 years ago after a gradual warming during the ice age caused sea levels to rise, consequently flooding the valleys.

Toxic Ingredients? Russia Is Banning Foreign Detergent Brands

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Business

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have begun to remove foreign brands of detergents from stores, claiming that they pose health risks. The Russian ...

5 Slow Carb Swaps for Energy, Weight Loss and Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

With slow carbs, your blood sugar will go up slowly, won't go up as high, and will peter off gradually, looking more like a gentle wave than a tsunami. This means you avoid the Spike-Crash-Crave cycle. Research suggests that the most effective long-term weight loss diet features moderate amounts of protein along with slow carbs.

The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking...

These Cities Are Learning From Each Other to Become More Sustainable

David Dodge | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The Canada European Municipal Exchange Program was a fascinating mix of people from Estonia, Portugal, Spain and Germany and folks from Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Saanich from Canada. They discussed green spaces, clean transportation and the evolution of energy efficient urban design.

How One Woman Is Democratizing the Final Frontier

Doina Oncel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business
Doina Oncel

Statistics show that women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the past two decades, and self-made female billionaires are piling up. However, a much more interesting point is the effectiveness of female leadership in organizations.

Cheap Oil, Pricey Gas ‘A Lose-Lose Situation': BMO

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business

There was supposed to be a silver lining to the oil price collapse that has devastated Western Canada’s economy. Lower energy prices would lead to l...

Mom To Be Extradited To U.S. On Drug Charges, Has To Leave Toddler

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada

Joanna Paluski argued the minister had not taken into account the best interests of her toddler given that she is the sole caregiver.

The Story of Tillsonburg Exemplifies Ontario's Green Energy Act

David Dodge | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada
David Dodge

A small town of 16,000 people in southwestern Ontario, Tillsonburg's history is famously celebrated in Stomping Tom Connor's distinctive drawl when he sung about making seven dollars a day in the tobacco fields. But in 2009 the Green Energy Act spurred on the development of renewable energy with guaranteed rates for renewable energy producers.

Plummeting Loonie Bad News For U.S. Border States

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Business

OGUNQUIT, Maine - The Canadian economy is in decline and Maine's tourism industry is feeling the pinch.The Portland Press Herald reports the state est...

Five Mini Net-Zero Communities Spring Up Across Canada

David Dodge | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
David Dodge

The race to build net-zero homes across Canada is on. Natural Resources Canada has a program that's helping five builders build five net-zero homes each to support a rapid evolution to affordable net-zero homes. And the prize is one everyone can appreciate: a home that produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year. A net-zero home is not a passive consumer in the energy system -- it is a clean and green participant.

Joshua Ostroff

NASA Scientist: AI 'Could Solve All The World's Problems' (If It Doesn't Terminate Us) | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada

"It's inevitable and I'd rather be working on it than have some other, more nefarious, evil corporation or evil entity work on it."