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Me and my garden: ‘I hope my son will appreciate the wisdom nature has to offer’

I was born on the volcanic island of St Vincent, just west of Barbados. I I was always roaming free: hiking mountains and climbing coconut and mango trees. My mum worked with the United Nations and was offered a position in West Africa, so we moved there when I was 12. I spent a lot of time fishing …

Gardening

EXCLUSIVE - The babies who survived massacre of mum and dad: Extraordinary pictures show courage of Syrian orphans who have seen parents slaughtered in front of their eyes

• <b>Hundreds of traumatised Syrian children are living in a orphanage at a refugee camp on the Turkish border</b>• <b><br>Some saw their fathers killed in front of</b> …

Middle East

Children of Syria By the Numbers

In more than five years of war, the fighting in Syria has left an estimated 470,000 dead, more than 1 million injured, and driven 11.3 million from …

Middle East

Wanted: A faster way to clear the Canada-U.S. border

Once more unto the breach! The Liberal government is now trying its hand at making it easier to move Canadian travellers and goods into the United States, encouraged by President Barack Obama's warmth toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.<p>The word "preclearance" sounds straightforward. Canadians …

Revised medical marijuana manual lists many adverse effects

Health Canada has significantly expanded its medical marijuana manual for health-care professionals, adding major new sections about the potential …

‘Collateral victim’ of residential schools gets 15 months for burning child 27 times with cigarette, lighter

MONTREAL — A Quebec aboriginal man who repeatedly burned a five-year-old girl with a cigarette, leaving permanent scars on her face, arms, legs and …

Crime

Zuma scandal creates rift in South African ruling party

On Wednesday, ANC veteran Cheryl Carolus joined activists, including church officials and academics, at a news conference outside the constitutional …

Pope Francis blesses eyes of 5-year-old girl going blind

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the eyes of a 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing …

Quebec misses first payment to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. confirmed it has not received the first of two $500-million (U.S.) payments from Quebec for its C Series program as the two sides work to finalize an investment deal announced last October and wait on word from Ottawa as to whether it will join them as a partner.<p>The plane maker …

More than 1,000 people detained during G20 summit in Toronto can sue police

Ontario’s top court gave go-ahead to two suits alleging civil rights abuses and noted the role legal action could play in forcing police to change behaviour<p>More than 1,000 people detained during the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto –described as one of the worst violations of civil liberties in Canada’s …

G-20 Summit

Why don’t kids walk to school any more?

Children aren't walking or cycling to school as much as they used to, says a recent study from the Greater Toronto Area transportation agency Metrolinx. Who's surprised?<p>The streets around our junior education hubs become dependably gridlocked when legions of dutiful, well-meaning parents perform …

US and Canada continue climate alliance with move to curb methane emissions

Meeting represents one of the last chances to grow on climate partnership agreed on by Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama before US president leaves office<p>The US and Canada will take their newfound climate alliance to the next level on Thursday, advancing efforts to curb emissions of methane, a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why the Zika virus inspired a stunning travel advisory

The Zika virus wasn’t seen as much of a threat. But it’s exploded in Brazil, and new research suggests it may be causing birth defects in infants<p>On …

Fires burning in Africa, Asia cause high ozone in tropical Pacific: Study indicates 'biomass burning' may play larger role in climate change than previously realized

Study indicates 'biomass burning' may play larger role in climate change than previously realized<p>The burning of forests and vegetation may play a …

Climate Change

World's Epic Tree Houses You Can Actually Stay In

Imagine spending the night surrounded by nature, sleeping in a comfy bed in a room with a magical view of a forest or an ocean...All of that while there is nothing but air beneath.<p>Treehouses are not just for parents to build and only for children to enjoy. Imagine literally walking from one branch …

The Canadian Dollar Is Tanking

It's falling fast and hasn't hit bottom yet.<p>The Canadian dollar is dropping fast, and at least one investment bank is predicting it will hit a record …

Canada's got a lot of problems

Beaten down energy producers, at about 20% of the index, have had a big impact. But the problems are broader. Among the standouts is the must-own, super-growth, TSX mega-cap Valeant, whose shares have plunged 65% from their 52-week high.<p>The Canadian dollar just dropped below US$0.70 for the first …

Business (Canada)