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Rave Safety, Metaphysical Moby And Life Changing Moments at BC's Shambhala Music Festival

Drew Penner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Music
Drew Penner

Summer is almost behind us and it's been anything but a boring one for electronic music fans, from torrential rain at Burning Man to drug deaths at VELD. With festival season drawing to a close we're bringing you our report from Shambhala on the Bundschuh's farm in the Kootenay Rockies. HuffPost Canada made the trek to the property near Salmo, B.C. with 13,000 or so others to take in the 17th edition of this innovative spectacle. The breathtaking setting provided the foundation for encounters with musicians such as Moby, Andy C and A Tribe Called Red, as well as the backdrop for a collection of life-changing moments -- literally.

The Ontario Government Needs a Lesson in How Energy Markets Work

Mike Schreiner | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Does Ontario's Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli understand how electricity markets work? Or is he deliberately sabotaging negotiations with Quebec to justify Ontario spending billions on nuclear power?Nuclear power is a bad choice for our financial future. Nuclear power is a bad choice for our energy future. It's time for the Liberals to wake up from their nuclear dream, and get down to the business of providing Ontario with safe, secure, and affordable electricity.

Africa's Booming Population Needs Agricultural Innovation

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Africa's 600 million hectares of uncultivated land -- more than half the global total -- adds up to a recipe for a better food future. Agricultural innovation, education, and the resulting empowerment of women and girls promises to make the coming population boom a turning point toward truly sustainable development.

Why You Should Go For a Net-Zero Home

David Dodge | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

A net-zero home reimagines the house not as a burden on the planet but as a regenerative node. Net-zero homes only started being seriously considered about a decade ago, but once proven, the idea took off.

Get Back To the Basics When It Comes To SEO

Jeff Quipp | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

If you're in the process of building out content to bolster your SEO efforts, start with the content on your website. Are visitors able to discern what you do? Do you describe your services or products adequately? Is your copy informative and helpful based on what potential customers are searching for? Next, you should create a blog, if you don't already have one.

McIver Vows To Save Michener Centre If Elected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says a home for people with mental and physical disabilities will not be closed if he b...

Ottawa Violated Canadians' Charter Rights With U.S. Tax Deal: Lawsuit

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada has violated the charter rights of nearly a million Canadians by agreeing to share their financial details with authorities in the Un...

How to Know When a Relationship Should End

Collette Gee | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

When it's time to end a relationship let us do so without guilt or blame. Otherwise we risk losing the opportunity to cherish the lessons that we've learned together. Let's make a pledge to love ourselves enough to acknowledge and appreciate the loving relationships in our lives and to end the negative ones.

Carbon Tax Is Not a Solution for Ontario's Economy

Candice Malcolm | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business
Candice Malcolm

Ontario has dug itself into a deep financial hole. The responsible thing to do is curb government spending to balance the books. But some analysts are suggesting that Ontario should raise taxes. McGill University's Dr. Christopher Ragan has even called for a carbon tax. This is a terrible idea. The last thing cash-strapped Ontario families can bear right now is a tax on everything.

Russia Mulls Cutting Off Airspace To Europe-Asia Flights

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Business

MOSCOW - Shares in European airlines fell Tuesday on a report that Russia is considering cutting off the country's airspace for European flights to As...

Canada, Don't Worry About Ebola

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

When it comes to the introduction of foreign deadly diseases, Canada need not worry. Due to the experience of one unexpected surprise, the SARS outbreak of 2003, and the resultant Commission that followed, Canada went from being unprepared to ready for anything.

17 Rules For Friends With Benefits

Carlen Costa | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Have the talk before you hook-up (or once you've peed right after) and set the lay of land. You both know what this is. Games are meant to be played with rope and whipped cream, not with each other's emotions. If you're feeling compromised about a situation have the courtesy to put it out there and mutual respect to problem-solve together.

Sticky Situation: How To Be a Good Neighbour

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Try not to borrow from your neighbour. If you do use one of the tools from the garage next door, take it back as soon as you have completed your task. You broke it? Say it, apologize and replace it. You cannot afford to buy another? You should not have borrowed it in the first place.

The 9 Best Water Parks Across Canada

Cheapflights | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

Is it hot enough out there for you? If you're looking for a fun, exciting way to cool off this summer, look no further than one of Canada's best water parks.

Let Canadians See Where Unions Are Throwing Their Money

Terrance Oakey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Terrance Oakey

Liberals should also be wary since unions will quickly throw their money at another party if you dare step out of line, as happened in the 2012 Ontario by-election in Kitchener-Waterloo when unions spent over $1.5 million in ads in support of the NDP campaign following a government showdown with teachers' unions. That is perhaps the most disturbing element of this big money politics: it is hard to see it as anything other than buying influence.

Putting My Grandpa into Respite Care Doesn't Feel Like Relief

Angelina Chapin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

In August, we're putting my 92-year-old grandpa into respite care for the first time. And I should feel relieved. But instead of relief, I feel loss. The time I've spent alone with my Nonno has taught me the most important family value: Even if you don't need someone, they might need you.

This Net Zero Home Will Blow Your Mind

David Dodge | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

It's a beautiful, livable, functional net-zero experiment -- welcome to the home of architect Shafraaz Kaba. Sitting on a corner lot, at the top of the bank of the North Saskatchewan River, the home is a tall and narrow three-story home with solar modules and a flat roof.

10 Great German Destinations for Year-Round Travel

Trivago.ca | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Germany must be doing something right: four time winners of the World Cup and an economic and technological powerhouse. As a travel destination, however, Germany is often overlooked and underrated. With a range of possibilities from picturesque castles to culture-rich cities, Germany is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

3 Key First Steps To A Fast Post-Baby Body Recovery

The Purple Fig | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

The good news with all of these steps is you can start right away. The exercises in step 3 are gentle, similar to a meditative breathing (they require a great deal of concentration!) Give your body the time and proper tools it needs to recover. Connecting with your muscles will give you the strength and confidence to get back to your favourite activities, whatever they may be!

To Save Lives, Canada Needs More Diverse Organ Donors

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The chance to save lives is simple--become an organ donor. The chance that someone from a particular ethnic group will receive an organ, like Canada's aboriginal and South Asian populations, is a little more complicated. We're a diverse country, but does our donor pool match that diversity? In Ontario's predominantly caucasian communities, up to 50 per cent of residents are registered. But in more diverse areas like the GTA, the registration rate is around 14 per cent.

Brand Lets Dangerous Animals Design Its Jeans

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Style

Lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! One clothing label has launched “the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals.” Japanese brand Zoo ...

Chasing Net-Zero Through Location and Innovation

David Dodge | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable is it?

A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

Hilary Farr | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Style
Hilary Farr

Camping means forgoing the basic needs of civilized living. Why do it? Do we have to suffer to be truly be at one with nature? I say no! Glamping has come to the rescue of all you who have lied to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, and pretended camping is one of your favourite things just cause they lied to you and said camping was one of their favourite things.

The Rise of Net-Zero Homes

David Dodge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Over the course of a year a net-zero home will generate as much energy as it consumes. They've been around for less than 10 years, but these buildings and the thinking behind them are taking North America by storm. 

Taking Away a Writer's Copyright Is Wrong

David Martin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

Publications don't exist unless content creators (i.e. writers) create some content. They deserve to be fairly paid for their work and they deserve to retain the copyright. Most major reputable publications do just that but sadly the numbers are declining.