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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...

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 02.23.2015 | 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...

Why Wood Waste to Energy Is a No-Brainer

David Dodge | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada
David Dodge

Wood is certainly not a new fuel. We've been using it since the invention of fire to keep warm, but can it be a big part of our electricity mix in our modern age? Biomass provides green baseload power -- an important consideration for grid operators who want to integrate more renewable energy by balancing the intermittent nature of solar and wind.

Why I Can't Quit Teaching University Physics and 'Get a Proper Job'

Andrew Robinson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Robinson

The beef I have with the University is that people like me are working de facto full time. If we were really full time, we would be paid a lot more, have much better benefits and even a pension. I have colleagues who have been teaching for 13 years, and the University is still trying to call them "temporary appointments". This is blatant hypocrisy, we are working full time, but the University maintains a pretence that it is a "one off, special contingency" every year. Nonsense!

Winter Cycling 101: What You Need to Know

David Dodge | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Keith Hallgren of RBF Cycles is a longtime four-season cyclist. He builds and fixes bikes, teaches courses on winter cycling and, full disclosure, he also built the winter bike of Green Energy Futures editor Duncan Kinney. According to Hallgren there are three keys to being a successful winter cyclist.

Just Clicking on a Link Could Make You a Target For In-Depth Government Surveillance

Eva Prkachin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Eva Prkachin

Even more disturbing, it seems that CSE deliberately targeted Canadian IP addresses in violation of the law and contrary to repeated government assurances. They then cross-referenced the IP addresses of file-hosting users with other databases to learn the identity of these users. So basically, ending up as a target for in-depth surveillance could be as easy as clicking on a link.

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.