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What Eleanor wanted: the divisive 'last will' of a hollow tree champion

When the Vancouver Park Board first made plans to axe Stanley Park's iconic hollow tree, prolific activist Eleanor Hadley decided to take a …

Josh Freed: Heavens to Betsy! Dated expressions still pepper our language

I was talking to my son Daniel about college life and I said: “Enjoy the life of Riley while you can.”<p>Then he asked: “Who’s Riley?”<p>Holy mackerel!, I …

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6 binge-worthy shows to watch during Labor Day weekend

Reset after a stressful summer<p>Let’s face it: it’s been a traumatic and troubling summer, with the news focused on white supremacist uprisings, North Korean saber-rattling, the latest net neutrality war, and a catastrophic hurricane. Labor Day weekend is a good time to take a step back from the …

The Donald Trump Tweet Tracker - The Atlantic

Monitoring the president’s statements on Twitter—and analyzing what they mean<p>President Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, during both the presidential election and the transition period, embracing the medium as a superior means of communicating with the American …

18 delicious, classically Canadian dishes from coast to coast

Ooey, gooey poutine, smoked meat sandwiches and sticky sweet butter tarts – you know Canada has its fair share of delicious eats.<p>With a country that …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

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Whiskey Cocktails for Purists

If the Manhattan or Old Fashioned teaches us anything, it’s that with whiskey cocktails, less is always more. That’s why we tapped top bartenders …

Here's why Justin Trudeau won't criticize Trump

For the most part, their first meeting glossed over the awkwardness of the Trump-Trudeau relationship so far. Earlier this month, Trudeau took a dig at the president's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries by tweeting a welcome message to refugees himself, while …

Donald the Weak

Trump may aspire to be a strongman, but he's proving to be an exceptionally ineffectual president.<p>Donald Trump ran for president boasting of his supposedly legendary negotiating and management skills while promising that he alone could fix the problems ailing the country. But three weeks into his …

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Coquihalla reopened but travellers should be cautious

The Coquihalla Highway has been reopened in both directions but travel is slow northbound and highway travellers are advised to drive with …

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For Chinese Home Buyers, Seattle Is the New Vancouver

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of Bellevue late last month, …