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Vancouver’s history is embedded into our streets. From wealthy landowners to prominent politicians, the figures behind our street names tell this …

The Beer Obama Should Have Given to the Canadian Prime Minister in the Olympic Hockey Bet

Here’s the thing — if you’re going to have to hand over beer in a bet, DON’T GIVE UP THE GOOD BEER. Give your winning opponent the shitty beer, …

Beer

Anna Porter: Variety of Canadian non-fiction makes speed reading an asset

A life in publishing has made Anna Porter a fast reader. She figures she can motor through about 300 pages an hour, once she has a grasp on the book. This came in handy as a juror (along with Globe and Mail books editor Jared Bland and the Vancouver Sun's Daphne Bramham) for British Columbia's …

How to Be Ready for Winter Disasters

The winter of 2014 is shaping up to be one of the coldest in recent memory, with temperatures falling to record lows even in the deep South and as …

Off with their heads

IT WAS clear what Canada's Conservative government was up to when its leader in the Senate moved on October 17th to suspend three former Conservative …

The DIY Stain Removal Infographic Is a Quick Reference for Cleaning Common Stains

Despite how careful you are, stains happen. This handy infographic notes the most useful household items for removing common clothing stains.<p>DIY …

Housekeeping

Top 10 Ways to Breeze Through Laundry Like a Boss

Laundry is possibly the world's most boring chore (heck, you're probably bored just reading this). But it's something we have to do every week, and …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Zombie Apocalypse is a key issue in Canada

Canada has lost international stature, Chrétien says

A decade after Jean Chrétien risked the ire of the United States by declining to support its attack on Iraq, the former prime minister says Canada has lost some of the international stature that helped it take a more independent line.<p>In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Mr. Chrétien said Canada …

Keystone XL pipeline not good for Canada, opposition leader suggests

Canada's opposition leader spoke out against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline during a visit to Washington on Wednesday, breaking with the Canadian …

Can Blackberry Rise From the Dead and Win Back Canada?

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I spent some time in Canada this past summer -- in Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario -- and noticed a scarcity of <b>Blackberry</b> …

Harper, French PM tout progress toward Canada-EU trade deal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says considerable progress has been made towards a Canada-European Union free trade deal, but important issues still need to be resolved. Mr. Harper says Canada will sign a deal only if it is in the best interests of the Canadian economy.<p>He says an agreement would be …

Square Canada Sees Higher Adoption Rate, Transactions Compared to the US

The mobile payment system Square Canada launched back in October of 2012 and so far has proved to be quite popular, with activations and average …

Square impressed with activations in Canada, says average mobile payment is $120

Square launched their Mobile Card Reader in Canada on October 24th. This was their first market outside the of U.S. and a welcomed addition to the …

Challenging Alberta on environment ‘not good for Canada,’ Redford says

With Keystone XL and other pipeline projects hanging in the balance, Alberta Premier Alison Redford says questions from opposition parties about the province's environmental record are "not good for Canada."<p>The Alberta government's climate-change plan was under scrutiny Tuesday, a day after …

PRI

The "coalition of the willing" was what President Bush called the group of 48 countries that supported the invasion of Iraq, despite the lack of United Nations authorization.<p>Absent from that group was one on America's strongest allies — Canada.<p>Paul Heinbecker was Canada's ambassador to the UN at …

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