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7 Cruises Where You Can Explore Your Hobbies At Sea

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Going on a cruise doesn't just mean visiting a variety of ports while enjoying the on-board amenities most cruise ships offer. Depending on your interests and hobbies, you can likely find a cruise themed around what you love, be it poker, golf, crafting or even zombies.

The Wind Energy Institute Makes A Big Investment

David Dodge | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

There are some who say PEI is tapped out on it's renewable energy, but after speaking to the energy minister, the CEO of the PEI Energy Corporation, Summerside's utility manager and Scott Harper of the institute it seems pretty clear PEI is determined to do more.

How Calgary Is Looking Ahead And Embracing Clean Energy

David Dodge | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Alberta's carbon tax is expected to have a relatively minor impact on middle to lower income folks, but what about a major city that buys $60 million worth of power every year? That's going to cut into some budgets! It turns out there's one municipality that's positioned very well for a carbon tax but its name might surprise you.

Cold-FX Case 'Manufactured,' Valeant Lawyer Says

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business

"These cases are meant for real complainants and real grievances. There are none in this case."

How STEM Education Multiplies Opportunities For Female Entrepreneurs

Doina Oncel | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Doina Oncel

Female entrepreneurs are generally more motivated in finding solutions to their own needs and pains as they often feel that the existing tools are not addressing enough or responding well. It's a proven fact that these types of solutions and products, invented to solve the personal pains of entrepreneurs are the best! But unfortunately, science, technology, engineering and math are all male dominated fields where women frequently feel or treated like a second-class citizens.

Wanted: Female Explorers On 'Hazardous Journey'

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

A Calgary woman's ad promises to bring women to where "no man has gone before."

Investing In Energy Efficiency Can Jump-Start Alberta's Economy

David Dodge | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

If Alberta invested $34 per capita, the average of other provinces, Alberta would generate $510 million in energy savings and 3,000 jobs while reducing emissions and making Alberta more competitive.

Once A Paradise, Kashmir Is Now India's Greatest Has-Been

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

My father tells me stories about growing up in Kashmir. He describes it as a wealth of natural beauty tucked high away in India's north, with unique cuisine and local craftsmanship. While years of political unrest makes this state especially interesting to the curious traveller, much of what he remembers has since been washed away.

The Sustainable Benefits Of Building A Carbon Neutral Laneway Home

David Dodge | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

A carbon neutral home and net-zero home are similar in that both produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The difference is a net-zero home produces its own energy right on the home, whereas a carbon neutral home can produce its energy elsewhere in the community.

Can This Radically Sustainable Home Survive A Cold, Canadian Winter?

David Dodge | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

An earthship is an off-grid home that produces its own energy, captures its own water, treats its own wastewater, grows its own food and passively collects the sun's energy for heat. That's the idea, anyways. But ever since the Kinney Earthship was built in the summer of 2014, Duncan Kinney has received many emails about one particular subject: how does it hold up so far north?

STEM Education: The Era Of Leadership In Disruptive Science

Doina Oncel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business
Doina Oncel

The answer to empower the next generation of men and women entrepreneurs, innovators and their ideas by putting real-world challenges in front of them and not limiting creativity is expanding and supporting the culture of STEM initiatives.

Dispelling 7 Solar Energy Myths

David Dodge | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

The myths we are concerned about, the ones of dubious value, are crazy stories that are passed off as facts when talking about solar energy. To get to the bottom of these solar myths we talked to Gordon Howell, a solar expert with Howell-Mayhew Engineering.

Is Pomegranate Juice Healthy?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

As part of a heart-healthy diet, pomegranate juice could have several benefits. The juice may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and prevent platelets from clumping together. Prevention of this clumping is important for preventing buildup of plaque in the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Lethbridge Biogas: Turning Food Waste Into Green Power

David Dodge | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Lethbridge Biogas takes the manure and food waste, mixes it together, heats it to 39 degrees Celsius and captures the methane (natural gas) to power twin 1.4 megawatt generators to produce enough power for 3,000 homes. The 3.9 million litre digesters resemble giant, squat grain silos with dome tops.

Cold-FX Doesn't Work, Everyone Should Get Their Money Back: Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

“The research just doesn’t support what they say the product does.”

Honouring Canadian Black History Now And Into The Future

Gary Pieters | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Gary Pieters

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official observance of Black History Month across Canada. The first official celebrations started in 1996, following its federal recognition in 1995.

I Hope That All Dogs Go To Heaven

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

A friend and I took him for one last walk down to the beach he loved. For an hour, he ran free, met a few other dogs, rolled around in the snow (and on a dead fish), and then let us know he'd had enough. Just before 4 p.m., my husband and I put him in the car for one last ride.

Insulation 101: One Builder's Secret Blueprint For A Net-Zero Home

David Dodge | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living
David Dodge

The era of net-zero homes is upon us. These super-efficient homes use rooftop solar energy production and smaller, electric powered heating systems such as air source heat pumps to produce as much energy as they consume. That's some sexy technology, but it only gets us halfway to net-zero. The real secret is insulation.

Canada's Plastic Money Stumps Counterfeiters

CBC | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

Passing of fake bills to retailers is down by 74 per cent, RCMP says.

A Commitment To Building Energy Efficient Homes In B.C.

David Dodge | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

Carl Lauren's company Tyee Custom Homes builds about 12 homes a year and about six of those are in Kimberley. Lauren says making homes energy efficient today is important because homes are going to last 50 years or more. The better the home, the more energy saved, and those lower emissions are going to be way into the future.

The Most Delicious And Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Pomegranates have always brought up happy memories for me. Here are my favourite recipes featuring pomegranates collected from dietitians and chefs across North America. There's everything from refreshing beverages to nourishing salads to delightful desserts. Enjoy!

2015 Was A Breakthrough Year For Green Energy

David Dodge | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

Renewable energy is transitioning from a few keen farmers and municipalities to provincial and perhaps even national scale initiatives. This is good news for climate change and emissions reductions, but it also represents investment in new jobs and industries with plenty of future potential.

How Vancouver Plans To Go 100 Per Cent Renewable

David Dodge | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Dodge

As we increasingly become a nation of urban citizens, it is cities that are leading the way on climate change and renewable energy. So when a city says it's going to go 100 per cent renewable, that definitely got our attention. Vancouver's commitment came in March 2015, and they're not wasting time to put it in place.

Vitoria-Gasteiz: Spain's Green Capital Is Made For Walking

Dylan Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Dylan Thompson

Vitoria Gasteiz is a very compact city of 250,000 people and because of its geographical density you are never more than three kilometres from downtown, no matter where you live. But in spite of its compact form, Vitoria-Gasteiz used to have a twelve-lane roadway that ran right through its heart. Then planners did something other cities only talk about.

Renewable Energy Jobs Are On The Rise

Dylan Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Business
Dylan Thompson

By any metric, the renewable energy sector is a growth industry. By the end of 2014 there were 7.7 million jobs in the renewable energy industry world wide, up 18 per cent over the year before. This according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. And that doesn't include large hydro.