Carol Linnitt


The Strait Of Georgia Is Turning To Acid, New Research Shows

Carol Linnitt | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
"Some people call it the elephant in the room. I like to call it the blue whale in the pool."
Andrew Weaver


B.C. Liberals Masquerading As Harper Tories Destroy Legacy Of Climate Leadership

Andrew Weaver | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Bill 2 represents a shameful betrayal of future generations. It dismantles key elements of former premier Gordon Campbell's continent-leading climate policies. And it replaces these policies with a made-in-Alberta, Harper government approach that will instead allow for a dramatic increase in greenhouse gas emissions in B.C.
Shannon M. Nelson


Equity Crowdfunding Is Changing Venture Capitalism in Canada

Shannon M. Nelson | October 31, 2014 | Canada Business
According to Oscar Jofre, equity crowdfunding is the Holy Grail of the crowdfunding phenomenon that is sweeping the globe. Unlike the other types of crowdfunding, equity financing is highly regulated. It has to be, to prevent widespread fraud. But don't let that put you off.
Lesley Anderson

The Real People Behind Canada's Most Famous Ghost Stories

Lesley Anderson | October 31, 2014 | Canada Living
This Halloween I've been looking at some of the creepiest ghost stories in Canada's communities and since we have recently moved house, I was inspired to investigate my own neighbourhood of Stittsville, Ontario. There are a few historic buildings still standing and I wondered about the people who had lived there and if there were any "ghost stories" that I could uncover.
Nicole Belanger

What We Can Do To Bring Peace to Canada

Nicole Belanger | October 31, 2014 | Canada
As the Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously said, "my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." Peace starts in recognizing and valuing the inherent humanity in each of us. And lasting peace comes when that outlook bleeds into every interaction that we have at work, on the street, and in our homes.
DeSmog Canada


Jumbo Ski Resort Threatens Grizzly Bears From Southern B.C. Into U.S.: Scientists

DeSmog Canada | October 31, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
"This is the last stop. There's small bits of populations to the south and in the U.S and, if we cut them off they are hooped."
Tim Paziuk


Actually, You Might Be Poorer Than You Think

Tim Paziuk | October 31, 2014 | Canada Business
Regardless of what type of investment products you're using, you should always know what it's costing you to have your money managed. If nothing is done to reduce the fees institutions are charging for investment management services most Canadians are going to be poorer then they think.
Jason Najum


Cover Your Freakin' Mouth: A Public Service Rant

Jason Najum | October 31, 2014 | Canada Living
You hack open-mouthed into the public air. You snort and sneeze and sniffle and blow, without the slightest concern for your neighbour, your community, or society in general. I wonder where this dismissive, self-centeredness comes from.
Anita Saulite


A Black Friday Deal Is Only Good if it's Something You Need

Anita Saulite | October 31, 2014 | Canada Business
Both sides of the border will be vying for our hard earned money. We are going to have to get smarter and more strategic on how we spend and on what. It's easy to get caught up in the hype, excitement and euphoria of great deals. A deal is only good if it is something you really need.
Hedy Fry


Canada, Don't Forget About Basic Population Health

Hedy Fry | October 31, 2014 | Canada
‎Canada should and could have a role, working through the World Health Organization, to create such basic systems, through international aid. But, it must also look internally to the failure of our own health system to serve the needs of our Northern peoples where TB is highest (234 cases per 100,000) primarily because of inadequate housing and overcrowding.
Yanick Labrie


Putting a Human Face to Health Care Waiting Lists

Yanick Labrie | October 31, 2014 | Canada Politics
Long waiting lists seem to have become a permanent feature of Canadian health care. But what are the effects of having to wait a long time for medical treatment? Is it just an annoyance, or are the consequences more serious?
Candace Plattor

Stop Being a People-Pleaser and Start Doing What You Want

Candace Plattor | October 31, 2014 | Canada Living
My definition is a very simple one: "codependency" occurs when we put other people's needs ahead of our own on a fairly consistent basis. In truth, when we are codependent, we are also people-pleasers who will go to virtually any lengths to avoid unpleasant conflict with others.
Cory Ashworth


Vancouver's A Good Book Drive Expands To Brooklyn

Cory Ashworth | October 30, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Since 2012, A Good Book Drive has inspired Vancouverites to donate a new copy of their favourite kids' book during the month of November. The third annual drive, launching Nov. 1, aims to collect 3,000 books
Reva Seth


Why I Can't Remain Silent About What Jian Did to Me

Reva Seth | October 31, 2014 | Canada Living
The incident that changed everything was on a Sunday night. The evening started out fine, we had a drink, we smoked some pot, we hung out chatting and a while later we started kissing. Suddenly, it was like he became a different person. He was super angry, almost frenzied and disassociated. I distinctly remember the jarring sense of suddenly being abruptly shaken out of my reverie. I remember thinking "what the fuck is going on here? What's wrong with him?" This morning, I listened to Lucy DeCoutere on The Current sharing her remarkably similar experience and calling for women to not be afraid to tell their own stories. After much thought, I decided to answer her call.
Cindy Crean

Tips For Women on How to Handle Their Wealth

Cindy Crean | October 30, 2014 | Canada Living
What should women expect in terms of a financial plan? The plan should include a cash flow projection -- this means how much money you earn and spend in a month, a net worth statement -- which are your assets minus your liabilities, as well as a projection of your net worth throughout their lifetime.
Nicholas Barber


Hearing Q's Theme Music Now Makes My Heart Sink

Nicholas Barber | October 30, 2014 | Canada Music
I'm angry, and disappointed, and disgusted. But mostly I'm just unbelievably sad. Hearing that familiar Q theme music on Monday morning made my heart sink.
John Izzo


How Your Company Can Close the Gap Between Social Responsibility and Products

John Izzo | October 30, 2014 | Canada Business
Make conscious efforts to show consumers the good things you are doing. Demonstrate in tangible ways that your company is committed to doing good in the world. For example, if you're in the food service industry, don't automatically put a straw in a customer's drink.
Dan Kraus

Some People Have to Think About Their Water Every Day

Dan Kraus | October 30, 2014 | Canada Impact
Here in Canada, it's a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. But many people in the world don't have taps or drains. In fact over 1.2-billion people experience critical water shortages. They think about water every day.
Kathy Kaufield

Why Do Moms Feel So Guilty When Dads Do More Around the House?

Kathy Kaufield | October 30, 2014 | Canada Living
Out of the blue, my daughter said: "Daddy, when I get up in the morning, you are always there. When I am hungry, it's you who puts food on the table. When I need someone to play with, you always play with me. Thank you, Daddy." This story should have made me feel utterly happy, but instead I felt like I was simultaneously kicked in the stomach and stabbed in the heart.
Ashley Redmond


Students Need an Education on Their Own Credit Scores

Ashley Redmond | October 30, 2014 | Canada Business
It's time for students to take control of their finances, and the first step in doing that is becoming more knowledgeable. Melissa Jarman, director of student banking at RBC, says there's a lot of work that needs to be done to improve financial knowledge.
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