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Vancouver Airport Baggage Carts Get High-Performance Upgrade (VIDEO)

CP | Sara Harowitz | August 14, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VANCOUVER - Vancouver International Airport has rolled out a fleet of "new and improved" baggage carts — and a slick video to promote them.Sporting a "sleek, upright, ergonomic design," the 3,000 carts feature major upgrades, the airport says.They're nine kilograms lighter than the old model. A new handbrake makes them...

Humpback Whale Hangs Out With Prince Rupert, B.C. Fishing Boat (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | August 14, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Talk about a big friendly giant. A curious humpback whale made some people friends while hanging out near their boat off the coast of Prince Rupert, B.C. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, the majestic creature is shown chilling right next to the Thunder 1 boat....

SeaWorld Stock Tumbles On Bad Earnings, After Some Seriously Bad PR

AP | Jesse Ferreras | August 13, 2014 | Canada Business
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Florida-based company also said it believes attendance during the period was hurt by negative...

'Amazing Race Canada' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: Divas, Exit Stage Right

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | August 13, 2014 | Canada TV
WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Do not read on unless you've seen "Amazing Race Canada" Season 2, Episode 6. Unless you like spoilers, then go right ahead! "We always entertained the notion that somewhere in the race we would be eliminated," said Bob. "But we thought we would know it."...

Wreck Beach Bare Buns Run Celebrates 18th Year (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | August 12, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Beach bums were out in full force during the annual Bare Buns Run at Vancouver's clothing-optional Wreck Beach. Over 100 people participated in the five-kilometre run on Saturday at the popular Vancouver nude beach. Uh, what more can we say?...

B.C. Luxury Car Tour Lets You Drive Some Exclusive Vehicles

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | August 12, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The closest most of us get to expensive luxury cars is at trade shows (or maybe if you attend UBC, the University of Beautiful Cars) but you can get right into the driver's seat of some fancy supercars, thanks to a...

Pedestrian-Only Streets In Canada Prove We're Not Just Car Lovers

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | August 12, 2014 | Canada Living
We may be a country with "great oceans of car parks," but Canadians are also in love with walking around their cities — and finding places where they can easily do so. A 2013 survey from WalkScore (the company that rates neighbourhoods based on access to...

Supermoon 2014 Rises Over B.C. (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | August 11, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Did you take time to look up last night? The biggest moon of the year glowed over Canadian skies on Sunday, shining 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than the typical full moon. This was the closest the moon has been to Earth in...

Shark Week 2014: 'Daily Planet' Hosts Ziya Tong, Dan Riskin Talk Sharks In Canada

Chris Jancelewicz | August 11, 2014 | Canada TV
For nature lovers, Shark Week on Discovery is one of the most anticipated TV specials of the year. This year, Shark Week is especially pertinent to Canadians, as "Daily Planet" hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin return early from hiatus for five special "Shark Week" episodes...

Japanese Tsunami Debris Fishing Boat Finds New Life In B.C.

CP | Andree Lau | August 11, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
KLEMTU, B.C. - A Japanese fishing vessel believed to be cast adrift in the 2011 tsunami disaster will soon find a new life as a tour boat exploring British Columbia's shores.The eight-metre-long craft was discovered in March 2013 washed ashore near Klemtu, on B.C.'s North Coast, and has since been...

Fighter Jet For Sale On Kijiji For $1,500,000 In Red Deer (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | August 8, 2014 | Canada Alberta
An airplane aficionado from Red Deer, Alta. is selling a Royal Navy FA2 Sea Harrier jet on Kijiji with the hope a buyer could make it fly again. But you'll have to dig deep to make it yours: the price tag is a cool $1,500,000. Check out photos...

Athens' Olympic Venues Look Ghostly Just 10 Years Later (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | August 9, 2014 | Canada
It's been 10 years since the Olympic Summer Games took place in Athens, Greece. But if you saw what its venues looked like today, you'd think that many more decades had passed. Pictures captured by Getty photographer Milos Bicanski on July 31 show former Games venues that...

Best Hamilton Restaurants: Where To Eat In The Hammer

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | August 8, 2014 | Canada Living
If you think the only restaurant scene in southern Ontario is in Toronto, then you obviously haven't visited Hamilton for a meal. The Hammer (or Steeltown, if you prefer) has exploded in the past few years with a number of amazing restaurants and events that celebrate Ontario's bounty, while remaining...

Okanagan Valley Named Among Best Wine Regions To Visit IN THE WORLD

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | August 7, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
If this isn't cause for a nice big glass of delicious wine, we're not sure what is. B.C.'s glorious Okanagan Valley has been named the world's second best wine region to visit by readers of USA Today and travel and lifestyle website 10Best. Wine expert Kerry Woolard describes...

Kayakers Speed Down Scary B.C. Drainage Ditch (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | August 7, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
For most of us, kayaking is generally a relaxed, leisurely sport. Unless you're Ben Marr and Rush Sturges. The two extreme kayakers sped down a B.C. drainage ditch while wearing GoPro cameras and uploaded the scary adventure to YouTube on Tuesday. They reached a...

Victoria Named To Friendliest Cities In The World List

Rebecca Zamon | August 6, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Visitors to Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia are least likely to be riled up by snobby wait staff or snubbed by rude locals, according to a new ranking that put the two cities at the top of the world’s friendliest cities list. Readers of CN Traveler magazine gave top...

'Amazing Race Canada' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: There's No Place Like Home

Chris Jancelewicz | August 6, 2014 | Canada TV
WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Do not read on unless you've seen "Amazing Race Canada" Season 2, Episode 5. Unless you like spoilers, then go right ahead! Seeing the recap from last week just reminded me that Laura and Jackie got the shaft with the non-elimination round and...

WestJet Near Miss At Winnipeg Airport Prompts TSB Investigation

Zi-Ann Lum | August 5, 2014 | Canada Travel
WINNIPEG - The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near miss between two planes on the runway at the Winnipeg International Airport.The TSB says that about 9 a.m. on Monday morning, a WestJet Boeing 737 was approaching to land on the main runway.At the same time, a WestJet Encore flight...

Ceramic Poppies Surround The Tower Of London To Commemorate WWI (PHOTOS)

Emma Prestwich | August 5, 2014 | Canada
Anyone who walks by the Tower of London will notice that the grounds have changed colour. Instead of a bright green, the dry moat surrounding the tower is now a wash of red. Nearly 120,000 ceramic poppies have been "planted" to honour soldiers who died in the First World...

Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

Zi-Ann Lum | August 5, 2014 | Canada Living
Two Scandinavian tourists are honking their horns at Canadian car culture after a recent trip left them “horrified” by the sight of sprawling freeways and “unfulfilled communities.” They were so unimpressed by the country’s apparent display of excessive car-serving infrastructure, they penned an open letter to Canadians and politicians urging...
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