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Grand Finale, Ultimate Indignity - Blackballed by Greyhound: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 23

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The Ottawa reunion of us six old Cuba hands, class of the mid 60s, goes swimmingly. Our combined ages reach back to just before the birth of Abraham's...

Canadian Deal Destinations for Off-Season Travel

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Most of the country experiences off-season in autumn, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of lower hotel prices before the holidays hit, and check out some fantastic destinations.

The Rise of Extremism : A Perplexing Phenomenon

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is traumatic for a peaceful country like Canada to count two devastating attacks in one week that were carried out by native children nursed in an educational system that taught them to be law-abiding, democratic citizens.

Ottawa's Jewish, Muslim, And Christian Leaders Stand Together After Deadly Week

Ottawa Citizen | Emma Loop | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion

A booming organ thundered through Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Ottawa on Sunday as those at an interfaith memorial service sang a heartfelt O C...

The Gun Debate Will Reawaken With Ottawa Shooting

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Love them or hate them, guns are continually showing up in the headlines. What has changed the face of the gun debate is the increased number of shoot...

This Is Canada's Hero

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

By Randall Palmer and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The guard credited with killing a gunman in Canada's parliament fought back tears as ...

Ottawa Shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Not On List Of High-Risk Travelers: Police

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital Ottawa acted alone and there ...

Shep Smith Delivers Powerful Monologue On Ottawa Shootings

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media

Fox News' Shepard Smith delivered a monologue about Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa, urging people not to "give in" to panic when these types of attac...

Canadian Newspapers Cover Ottawa Shooting With Collective Shock

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media

The horrific killing of a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday has left not only the nation ...

Terrorism, Ottawa, and the New Normal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As shocked as many Canadians, and much of the world, are about the shootings that occurred in Ottawa yesterday, they really shouldn't be.

Ottawa Pushes For Business As Usual After Shootings

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention pow...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24/7 Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Education
Sally Swanson

What happens when a group of accessibility specialists get together? Well, even if you never wondered, let me tell you about a conference I attended recently with a group of like-minded professionals.

Canadian Town Designs Memorial For The Wrong Guy

Posted 05.29.2014 | World

It's one terribly expensive case of mistaken identity. When the Canadian city of Ottawa wanted to honor the late Jack Purcell, a local man who spe...

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...

Facing Off With Zak

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News
Anthony Romeo

The constraints of popular society, with its omni-present need to always say and do the right thing, didn't seem to apply. Zak was living a life that was authentic and honest to himself. When you treated Zak well, you were treated well in return. Love Zak, Zak will love you. That seemed too easy

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Seeing Harvard Students Be Wrong Is Satisfying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

What is the capital of Canada? Don't know the answer? That's fine, because basically no one at Harvard University knows either. When a reporter...

Joel Shapiro: Art's Diplomat

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

At 72, Joel Shapiro exhibits all the excitement and passion of a young artist anxious to present new work, rather than a desire to simply relax into the satisfied world-weariness of a veteran of decades of museum shows and international recognition.

Abandoned Chocolate Factory to Start Selling Marijuana

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

A former Hershey factory in Ottawa is on track to be repurposed into a weed manufacturing plant. It's like right out of a fairy tale! Canadian stoners everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a hydroponic hub, where weed flows like wine.

Snowden Revelations: Shining a Spotlight on Canada, Washington's Junior Partner in the Americas

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Ottawa has been steadily deploying all of the resources at its disposal, including spying and corporate influence, to ensure its hegemony over some of the hemisphere's poorest and most oppressed nations.

Greece's Desperate Call

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Bravely, the Greeks forge on. Its leaders may, indeed, as the Foreign Minister said, be exploring and defining areas of potential foreign investment and fast-tracking new rules to eliminate much of the red tape surrounding these endeavors.

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

The Keystone XL Pipeline, Terrorism and Our National Security

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Are we helping to fund a future danger on our northern border, and will the revenues generated by the Keystone Pipeline help to create a condition deeply adversarial to our national security?

LOOK: Extreme Family Photos

Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents

"Sometimes we don't go to a studio and hug cushions against a seamless white background," Canadian photographer Justin Van Leeuwen writes on the landi...

Museum Yanks Masturbation Video

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.21.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

It seems that in Canada, where the new thaw quickens the letting down of pantaloons and the lifting of full many a bustle, the youth remain woefully under-informed about the glory and abundant possibility of their burgeoning sexuality.