Chris Bruntlett

Canada by Cargo Bike

Chris Bruntlett | December 19, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
This would be the first time anyone attempted such a vast distance on a cargo bike. But Lamar saw it as the perfect way to show people across the country what a cargo bike is, and what it is capable of. The mission was a simple one: "I wanted to inspire individuals, families, and businesses to consider the endless possibilities of a cargo bike."
Jens Wieting

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B.C. Must Step Out Of Canada's Carbon Shadow

Jens Wieting | December 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It's not too late for B.C. to become a true climate champion.
Jordan Bateman

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'Twas The Night Before A B.C. Taxpayer's Christmas

Jordan Bateman | December 18, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through B.C. The pipeline wars were stirring, even over LNG
Shannon M. Nelson

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Why I Don't Want to Become an American Citizen

Shannon M. Nelson | December 18, 2014 | Canada Business
As a Canadian living in the United States (legally -- I'm a permanent resident), Americans routinely ask me when I'm going to become a U.S. citizen. It's always interesting to watch their reactions when I tell them "no thank you." The simple answer is that don't want to run afoul of that greedy monster, the IRS.
Vincent Gogolek

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Access to Info Was Mostly Gloomy With Some Rays of Light in 2014

Vincent Gogolek | December 18, 2014 | Canada Politics
We can't say 2014 was a banner year for Access to Information in this country. According to the Centre for Law and Democracy, which publishes a ranking of countries that have right to information laws, Canada continues to drop and is now down to number 57 (out of 100). And there are lots of reasons why Canada has dropped.
Dana Wagner

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Why Denmark Should Own The North Pole Instead Of Canada

Dana Wagner | December 18, 2014 | Canada Politics
The North Pole is a single point on the Arctic map that falls in an area claimed by three countries. Directly beneath this spot, below the polar ice, is the Lomonosov Ridge, now at the centre of a land dispute. Canada, Denmark and Russia are jockeying for exclusive jurisdiction of the submerged mountain range. If the pole went to the country that can best govern it, the winner is Denmark. In second place, Canada would not be bad, especially relative to Russia. But between the two, as one expert told the CBC, "there's absolutely no doubt that the North Pole is most definitely closer to Greenland than it is to Canada." Still, here are some alternative factors to consider:
Jordan Cieciwa

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Ladies, This Is The Simple Truth About How Men Think

Jordan Cieciwa | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
My girlfriend likes safety, security and endless amounts of back rubs. I bring her flowers just because, and write notes about my feelings. The feelings are there, I love her immensely, I just feel it's so unnecessary to verbalize it daily. Words don't matter, actions do.
Eileen Chadnick

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How To Manage Holiday Season Stress With Ease

Eileen Chadnick | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
'Tis the season of rush! If you are like most of us, it's still hustle and bustle as you race to the finish line. The end of the year can be a wonderful time but it can also be hectic and stressful. Here are tips to help you manage the year-end season of rush with more ease.
Emmanuelle Assor

A Parent's Role in the Life of a Child With Autism

Emmanuelle Assor | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
The problem is that an ASD is a permanent neurological disorder; it doesn't go away, but rather confirms itself over time. As parents of children with special needs, we each have to find our path. Over time, we all find our way. For me this was, and continues to be, a lesson in acceptance and redefining my values.
The Elwins

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episodes 7 & 8

The Elwins | December 18, 2014 | Canada Music
These next two episodes were watched as part of a marathon of sorts. You know you're getting really invested in a show when you can watch for hours and hours on end and not really notice the time going by. Or maybe it's just because Netflix keeps auto playing the next episodes. We may never know.
Jeff Paterson

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Some Great Beginnings, Middles and Ends in 2014 Television

Jeff Paterson | December 18, 2014 | Canada TV
There are many top 10 lists and recaps of the various shows that we watched in 2014. Here are three shows that stood out to me and that are all at various parts of their series run.
Linda Mastroianni

More Research Isn't the Key to Helping Autistic People Today

Linda Mastroianni | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
As important as research is, I truly don't believe this should be the number one priority when discussing how to improve the lives of people with autism. How is research helping the autistic individuals living in our society today? The ones that are stigmatized for who they are; the children who are on waiting lists for government funded therapy that unfortunately never comes and whose parents are forced to go privately, depleting finances at an astounding rate. They are not part of an incomplete puzzle. They are here, they are whole and they are deserving of equal opportunities.
Katie Boland

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I Used to Think My Emotionally Abusive Relationship Was My Fault. Now I Know Better

Katie Boland | December 18, 2014 | Canada Living
I have spent most of my 20s in emotionally abusive relationships. Until a year ago, I thought I was the worst kind of damaged goods, a girl who could only love men who hurt her. I didn't want to talk about my experiences because I thought that my kind of pain was self-inflicted. If I was stupid enough to stay, I deserved it.
Caleigh Rykiss

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My Top 3 Breakout Body Image Stars of 2014

Caleigh Rykiss | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
For the most part red carpets are filled with sad, "hangry" stars, full of fillers and botox and empty of nourishment or self confidence. But, if you dig a little deeper you will find that every year there are a few standout women in the spotlight, who are not afraid to breakaway from the B.S. and send a more positive message.
Rose Reisman

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Serve Up a Healthier Latke Bar This Holiday Season

Rose Reisman | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Whether it's for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or for a fun idea when entertaining over the holidays, you have to try my idea of a potato rosti bar!
Samira Nanda

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Take Your Kitchen to India on New Year's Eve

Samira Nanda | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Planning something a little different this New Year's Eve? If you are a food adventurer, why not throw in some, saffron, ginger and other spices and make yourself an indulgent Indian feast as you welcome in the New Year. In India, like in some other countries around the world, food plays a major part of the New Year's Eve traditions.
David Suzuki

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Looking Back on the Blue Dot Tour and Ahead to the New Year

David Suzuki | December 17, 2014 | Canada
I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John's to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. To resolve the serious environmental issues we face in Canada and beyond, we need people from across the country and all walks of life to join together to make protecting the people and places we love a priority.
Irene Whittaker Cumming

Menstruation Should Be Celebrated, Not Shamed

Irene Whittaker Cumming | December 17, 2014 | Canada Impact
has always been that messy and exciting hallmark of puberty signifying the possibility of fertility. Today it is but one occurrence in a lifetime of shaming women's bodies, diminishing the natural beauty and power of every female. (Not to mention they want them smelling and looking like daisies in a meadow. Vaginas are not flowers. They are vaginas.)
Jordan Cieciwa

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Healthy Living Starts With A Balanced Diet

Jordan Cieciwa | December 17, 2014 | Canada Living
Ideally, this world would be full of health nuts who only ate perfectly healthy menus. We wouldn't touch pop, or food that was full of preservatives. However, there is a satisfaction from unhealthy food that is undeniable. My only request is that you find balance.
Caroline Battista

Caught in the Sandwich Generation? Get Some Tax Relief

Caroline Battista | December 16, 2014 | Canada Business
The term "Sandwich Generation" refers to adults in their 30s to 50s with children at home and responsibilities to care for aging parents. As a tax professional and a "Squashee" -- I have a daughter in Grade 7 and an elderly father living in my home -- I've got a unique perspective on the tax implications of this juggling act.
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