James Coluccio

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The World's Longest Hiking Trail is Finally, Officially Open

Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

The PC is having its mid-life crisis, just a little bit early

After losing confidence and its way, the PC is in search of a new identity. That's a good thing.<p>The PC market has been buffeted by some pretty strong …

Get Ready for the Supermoon of a Lifetime

Entire lifetimes have come and gone without the moon looking quite as large as it will this month. On November 14th, skygazers will witness the …

Cut-throat competition is slashing offshore wind costs to unthinkable levels

For years the complaint against offshore wind was prohibitive cost. The new worry is that it is suddenly becoming too beguilingly cheap.<p>The world’s biggest wind companies are driving down power contracts so fast in their coat-throat battle for market share that they may be making impossible …

Wind Power

Every day, immigrants are busting myths and building Canada

Immigrants steal our jobs, says the yahoo brigade in this season of Trump. Even in tolerant Toronto, there are those who spout this tired old myth.<p>I wish they could meet my friend Sahba. Sahba Fotovat lives two doors up from me, in a Victorian semi that she bought with her partner Babak Amouoghli. …

Polar bears not the only animals affected by disappearing ice

This year saw yet another dramatic loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, with levels at the second lowest in recorded history. The iconic image of a …

The Darkness Behind Solar Energy

Solar, is considered clean energy and a much welcome alternative to fossil fuels. However, like the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) pointed …

Fossil Fuels

Canada was built to last, unlike the railway that greased its wheels

<i>Historian Michael Bliss's books include</i> Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business.<p>Not many merchants, lumbermen, manufacturers or bankers were particularly enthusiastic about the creation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. The plan to make a new nation out of squabbling, …