Ken Wu

B.C.'s Oldest Forest Conservationist Reminds Us How Much The Wild Has Changed

Ken Wu | November 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It's in the memories of our elders like Dr. Al Carder -- a conservationist with a deep connection to the natural world from his earliest days -- where we can recall our histories and learn the wisdom to make a better world.
Steve Buist

How I Uncovered a Botched Murder Investigation

Steve Buist | November 28, 2014 | Canada Living
As a longtime investigative reporter at the Hamilton Spectator, I've seen my fair share of injustices, outrageous behaviour and bafflegab. Rarely, though, have I seen all of that concentrated so heavily in one place as I have in the story we've christened Railroaded -- a re-examination of the 1983 murder of a Toronto mobster named Domenic Racco and the subsequent wrongful conviction of two Hamilton men.
Debbie Wolfe

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5 Ways to Honour Your Child's Teacher This Holiday Season

Debbie Wolfe | November 28, 2014 | Canada Impact
When my boys were small, I thanked their teachers all of the time. But now, my older son is in Grade Eight. So how do I honour a teacher whom I barely know, in ways that are meaningful and somewhat personal? Here are five things I'll do for my son's teacher this year
Kirsty Duncan

Where Is the Help for Canadians With Eating Disorders?

Kirsty Duncan | November 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
The stories have not changed in 25 years. Canadians with eating disorders and their families still struggle. Boys and girls, young men and women are still told they have a choice and they should just eat. Parents continue to be blamed, and families still complain: where is the education that allows frontline health practitioners to recognize eating disorders, where is the early intervention, and where is the access to care?
Annette Poizner

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Bill Cosby's Signature Tells Us More About Him Than You Think

Annette Poizner | November 28, 2014 | Canada Living
The first letter of his surname has been distorted and made into an overarching awning which protects the surname, representing the public self or the professional self. In fact, some of the letters of the last name are tucked away, hidden beneath that dominant arcade, as if tucked away from public view. What do we know about Bill Cosby's private life?
Lesley Anderson

Treasure the Heirlooms in Your Family Tree

Lesley Anderson | November 28, 2014 | Canada Living
People may have countless old treasures hidden away in their attics or basements with incredible stories behind them, just waiting to be discovered. In fact, I started researching my family history because of an old tin trunk that belonged to my grandmother, Florence Crofts.
Sarah Attia

My Husband Has Been Illegally Detained in an Egyptian Prison For Over 500 Days

Sarah Attia | November 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
Despite the support of many human rights organizations, Khaled's inhumane conditions remain the same. He has now suffered more than 500 days without charge or any semblance of evidence in a two by two meter, insect-infested cell. He has spent 23 hours of most of those days in solitary confinement, having no access to even the most basic of possessions.
DeSmog Canada

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Why Oilsands are 'Canada's Elephant in the Atmosphere'

DeSmog Canada | November 28, 2014 | Canada
Once the carbon bubble, like the tech or housing bubble, pops it would bring dramatic re-evaluation of oil companies, resulting in massive layoffs and major industry restructuring. In Canada, the oilsands represents two per cent of the country's GDP and 90 per cent of the economic benefit goes to Alberta.
Ben West

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Kinder Morgan Is Showing What Kind Of Neighbours They Really Are

Ben West | November 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
To really understand what is going on on Burnaby Mountain over the past weeks and months it should be seen in the context of years of frustration for those of us on Canada's West Coast sick of the attempts by Enbridge and Kinder Morgan trying to push their dangerous pipelines across the mountain and rivers communities we live in.
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

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Subsidizing Electric Cars Is a Waste of Money

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | November 28, 2014 | Canada Business
There's no doubt that electric cars are hot. From the beginning of 2012 to the beginning of 2014, the number of them on the road around the world quadrupled from 100,000 to 400,000. When you look at the numbers, though, it turns out that subsidizing electric cars is an extremely inefficient way of curbing GHGs. In other words, it costs a lot to reduce a little.
Glen Pearson

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Not Dealing With Climate Change Endangers More Than the Planet

Glen Pearson | November 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
As prosperous governments continue in their retreat from the kind of global commitment required to deal effectively with dire poverty, women's empowerment, health and educational infrastructure, they inevitably leave the world a more troubled place. That threat is compounded multiple times by the world's nations refusing to deal seriously with the challenge of climate change.
Cameron Fenton

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Why Energy East Will Fail the Quebec and Ontario Climate Test

Cameron Fenton | November 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
Energy East is the largest tar sands pipeline ever proposed. It would facilitate an additional 650,000 to 750,000 barrels per day of tar sands production. This would mean up to 32 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year, the same as adding 7 million new cars to Canadian roads and a larger footprint than the entire province of Nova Scotia.
Sook-Yin Lee

What It's Like Inside the CBC, Post-Ghomeshi

Sook-Yin Lee | November 28, 2014 | Canada Music
It's difficult to talk about what bothers you. But it's those very things that can nag and fester over time. When you're finally able to bring it up, it can come out in blurts or gushes, in anger or tears. Let's talk about the elephant in the room: Jian Ghomeshi, former host of Q. A lot of people have been wondering what it's like to be inside the CBC right now. I want to share what it's been like for me. When the Jian debacle ripped through the Broadcast Centre, it was impossible to ignore. Q, the flagship program, was torn apart and tarnished. In the hallways and elevators, people are shell-shocked, uncertain of what to do or say or how to handle it.
Karen Selick

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How Refusing to Fill Out Paperwork Landed This Canadian in Jail

Karen Selick | November 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
Bruce found himself convicted of roughly two dozen counts of possessing unlicensed firearms. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a lifetime prohibition order from possessing firearms; therefore, he can no longer be a gunsmith. Moreover, his entire inventory of firearms and ammunition (worth roughly $116,000) was forfeited to the Crown.
Eternity E Martis

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It Seems Just "Living While Black" Can Get You Killed These Days

Eternity E Martis | November 28, 2014 | Canada Living
In essence, carrying anything and being Black will get you killed these days. Perhaps instead of DWB ("Driving while Black"), we need "Living While Black," because it seems to be an increasing struggle to do anything without getting killed -- even for children.
Lizanne Foster

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Personalized Learning Means Kids With Computers, Not Teachers

Lizanne Foster | November 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Personalized learning will mean that more often than not your child will be interacting with his/her personal computer while completing courses online. It makes so much sense to try to sell this doublespeak version of "personalized" to parents. It's so much cheaper to buy a new computer than to pay a teacher's salary year after year.
Sacha DeVoretz

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How to Have Fabulous Hair in the Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | November 27, 2014 | Canada Style
When my hair has the texture of crunch n' munch and is full of static I know winter is here. The colder months bring a new set of challenges for anyone's beauty routine. The drop in temperatures bring dry scalps and too much shampooing can strip away moisture. Fortunately, I spoke with Fabian Lliguin, founder of Rahua and he shared with me some of his top tips for caring for winter hair.
Theresa Albert

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How to Protect Yourself From Expired and Repackaged Meat

Theresa Albert | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
There it was...a news report showing that grocery stores had been caught changing expiry dates. Ugh. The truth, as I understand it, is that the monitoring and oversight of this loophole is lacking. If this "rewrap" is common practice, it should be caught and stopped. But that doesn't help you at home, does it? Here are a few tips that might.
Jacki Andre

How to Redefine Yourself and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Hannah Jack

Six Tips to Get Out There and Enjoy Those Work Social Events

Hannah Jack | November 27, 2014 | Canada Living
Listen, the only thing people hate more than a work party is a fucking negative Nancy at a work party. Smile, you little bitch! People like happy people. So be happy, be present, swallow your desire to stab yourself in the eye with a canapé toothpick! It will all be over soon and you can be watching Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in footie pyjamas!
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