Is There Any Point in Saving Money Anymore With These New Bank Fees?

Douglas Hoyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Business
Douglas Hoyes

Thanks to the government of Canada (and most other governments around the world) pushing interest rates to very low levels, there appears to be no point in saving money. Banks pay zero interest on a typical savings account, and GICs aren't much better. What's the point of saving?

What Your Business Can Do To Battle Cybercrime

Matthew Held | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Small and medium sized companies mistakenly believe hackers will not target them because they are small. The reality is that hackers come in all shapes and sizes. They often target smaller companies without the resources and skills to protect and secure their systems. They sometimes practice with smaller firms before moving to larger companies.

This Is What Teaching Consent Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Amy Legate-Wolfe | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Living

Grade one kids should have a new set of “building blocks” to play with next fall. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced she plans to roll out a new ...

The Wind Energy Project That's a Sign of Things to Come

David Dodge | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business
David Dodge

This may seem surprising to us in Canada, but California has a lot of extra wind and solar power being produced at times when it is not needed, so storing that energy and saving it for peak periods of the day helps avoid the need for new power plants.

Air Canada Sex Act Case In Court

CBC | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Travel

One of two people accused of committing a sex act on an Air Canada plane last year that landed at the Halifax airport has pleaded guilty to committing...

Investing Time In Your 'Lucky Bamboo' Is Worth It

CP | Lee Reich, The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

The New Year is still young so let's continue to welcome it in — with some lucky bamboo.At this time of year, this plant appears in supermarkets and...

Do Our Online Personas Truly Reflect Who We Are?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

We can no longer hope to maintain separate online and offline personalities. Just look at the number of celebrities whose private lives are being made public and having adverse effects on their careers! I think you need to apply the same due diligence to curating your online content as you do your appearance, relationships or profession.

Why Do Canadians Love the 'Humblebrag' So Much?

Joseph Ottorino | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living
Joseph Ottorino

You've probably seen the photos and posts before: friends thrilled to attend a party, their Friday night post-work drinks at a new bar, or even selfies with a celebrity. Of course you'd want to show off your amazing experiences to your friends and followers! But to avoid being labeled a humblebragger, try finding the balance for the types of posts you share and avoid faux humility.

Ladies, Here's A Healthy Reason To Be Satisfied With Your Life

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Living

Women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density in the golden years, suffering less frequently from osteoporosis than those who ar...

Kristen Stewart Rocks A Sexy Suit

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Style

Forget Golden Globe dresses—Kristen Stewart just proved that menswear is still a red carpet staple. On Monday, the "Still Alice" star attended th...

Big Biomass 101: When Burning Wood for Energy Makes Sense

David Dodge | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The great boreal forest straddles the country and provinces from Nova Scotia to British Columbia have ample forestry resources. In a place like Canada biomass to energy can make a lot of sense. So we headed to the largest, closest biomass operation we could find -- the Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (ALPAC) pulp mill.

CN, CP Rail Slapped With Fines For Not Carrying Enough Grain

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canada's two largest railways have been fined a total of $150,000 for failing to transport the minimum required grain volumes last year, Tr...

Slain Woman Blogged About Breakup; Ex Charged With Murder

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Glenn Randall has been charged with first-degree murder after his ex-girlfriend's body was found in a Strathmore home earlier this week. Police sa...

Why the New Generation Is Turning Away From Facebook

Erin Bury | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Despite being a tech-savvy Gen Y'er who lives online, sometimes I read an article that makes me feel like I'm being relegated to some "too old to be hip" corner of the internet where only Clint Eastwood and baby boomers hang out. The most glaring instance was an October article in Quartz about the rise of social payments app.

Imam Wants Radical Recruiters Of Muslim Youth To Be Identified

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Reaching out to talk with Muslim youth who are at risk of being radicalized isn't enough to stop it from happening, say parents, clerics and...

Pregnant Coco Rocha Reveals Her Growing Bump

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Style

That's one stylish belly! Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha—who's pregnant with her first child—revealed her growing bump via Instagram on Monday,...

It's Time For Canada To Unmask Structural Deep State Crimes

Mark Taliano | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

The illegal coup in Ukraine that violently overthrew the democratically-elected government of Viktor Yanukovych, another structural deep event -- this one international -- is changing the face of the world. Details of U.S clandestine funding of regime change have been suppressed though not entirely ignored by corporate media. But some core facts about the coup itself have been entirely omitted by North American media.

No Ban In Sight For Citronella Spray, Says Health Canada

CBC | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Living

The end of 2014 was supposed to mark the end of citronella-based bug sprays for sale in Canada. But CBC news has learned Health Canada is now backtr...

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.