Katherine McDonald

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Do This Workout to Reduce Pesky Back Pain

You probably pay attention to your legs, abs, arms, glutes—but what about your back? Your back muscles are responsible for holding you upright and …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

What if the right was still divided in 2011?

After the Conservatives won a majority government in the 2011 federal election, there was much discussion about how a united left, or at least a …

Senate faces toughest expense probe in its history

When members of the Senate voted to invite the federal auditor general to audit their expenses, some senators may not have anticipated what they were …

Journalist says she was shocked at comments from Vancouver Olympic CEO

It was the day Laura Robinson's investigation into former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong was published, and the freelance journalist was bombarded with calls and e-mails from other reporters.<p>One reporter told her Mr. Furlong, the man who led the 2010 Games, was about to hold a news conference …

Read government country-by-country report on who should receive foreign aid

Canada's commercial interests have become a key consideration for Ottawa when it looks at which low-income countries should receive foreign aid, according to a government report obtained by The Globe and Mail. The document, from the now-defunct Canadian International Development Agency – which has …

Foreign Aid

The coldest city in the world - in pictures @guardianworld http://t.co/SHY9u8dY4N

Ventev USB Chargers

In our collective, constant quest to keep all mobile devices charged, CH came across two great options from Ventev that had us super-charged. The company covers all the mobile and wireless bases, from phone accessories and charging packs to wireless infrastructure packages, but their battery and …

Gear & Gadgets

MP Brian Jean announces resignation, second Alberta Conservative to quit since November

OTTAWA – Conservative backbencher Brian Jean announced Friday he is stepping down as MP for the northern Alberta riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca. …

Journalist persisted attack on John Furlong after story ran, lawyer says

A freelance journalist continued to attack former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong even after her initial article was published, pressuring organizations he was involved with to sever ties and writing a paper that contained untrue allegations, Mr. Furlong's lawyer argued Thursday.<p>Laura Robinson …

Montreal mayor to fight values charter in fresh debate

Mayor Denis Coderre will tell the province to butt out of Montreal's dealings with religious minorities on city staff as he prepares to address public hearings on Quebec's Charter of Values, which launch on Tuesday.<p>The mayor will go before a parliamentary committee to defend Montreal's independence …

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s next task: Win over the country

He has emerged from Jack Layton's shadow, won over his party and earned the respect of people who follow Question Period. But now Thomas Mulcair has a bigger battle – to win over the country. And he must do it this year, long before the 2015 election campaign. He must also raise money at a rate his …

What York University forgot: Gender equality is not negotiable

Should religious belief justify gender segregation in university classrooms? According to Professor J. Paul Grayson of York University and his colleagues at the sociology department, the answer is unequivocally 'no'. His superiors, however, disagree, seeing no harm in allowing a male student to be …

Russia's Olympic security to set new surveillance standard at Sochi

When Canadian government officials visited St. Petersburg last year for the G20, they swapped their email addresses with temporary ones and left …

The Nadon hearings: 10 key issues in the Supreme Court showdown

For the first time in its 139-year history, the Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to decide whether a judge chosen to join its ranks was lawfully appointed. Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose Justice Marc Nadon in September from the Federal Court of Appeal to fill one of three slots reserved …

Early budget, resources, justice top Conservatives’ winter legislative agenda

The Liberals have switched to more hardline messaging around asylum seekers, say pollsters and observers, as the government’s response has left it …

This week's cover of The Hill Times, Jan. 13, 2014. We have a slightly new look.

How to Avoid the Safe Cab Scam

Have you ever lost anything on the road? What was the story behind it? 6 things I lost in South America: http://bit.ly/1fgKRVk

Death Threats Seen Over Rhino Hunt Auction

A Dallas Safari Club auction promoting conservation is raising strong protests from animal activists.<p>The Dallas Safari Club plans to auction a chance for one hunter to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia. Animal advocates are expressing anger at the weekend auction, and a few have …

30 languages, 1 map: European Word Translator provides a cool way to learn something new

Thank you, James Trimble, for creating an informative time waster combining all of my favorite travel geek interests – maps, Europe, linguistic …

Notes on a German New Year

31 December, 11h25. Erfurt.<p>For a younger version of himself, this was like a war, Moritz explains as we are assaulted by the gunpowder, cold, and …

Top things to do in Massachusetts

Top Choice Stadium in Kenmore Square & Fenway<p>What is it that makes Fenway Park 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark'? It's not just that it's the home of the Boston Red Sox. Open since 1912, it is the oldest operating baseball park in the country. As such, the par…<p>Top Choice Museum in Plymouth<p>Three …

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