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National parks under threat, report says

From the caribou breeding grounds in the Northwest Territories to the diverse forests of New Brunswick, the country's leading wilderness advocate says the integrity of Canada's parks is being threatened by budget cuts, human activity and, especially, resource extraction.<p>A copy of the annual report …

The shocking truth about B.C.’s carbon tax: It works

<i>Ross Beaty is chairman of Pan American Silver Corp. and Alterra Power; Richard Lipsey is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University; Stewart Elgie is professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, and chair of Sustainable Prosperity.</i><p>When Mark Twain wrote, "Never let the …

Train would have been handled differently if volatility of crude in Lac-Mégantic explosion was known: chairman

The chairman of the board for the railway whose train crashed in Lac-Mégantic last July says the company would have handled the shipment differently if it had known how volatile the crude oil was.<p>Ed Burkhardt, the outspoken chairman who became a lightning rod for residents' frustrations when he …

Work together on Gateway, for prosperity’s sake

<i>Mike Harris, former premier of Ontario, is a senior business adviser at Fasken Martineau and a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.</i><p>Canada is a resource nation. In every region, its natural resource sectors, including mining, forestry, energy and oil and gas, support vital social programs and …

Europe’s shale gas backers are living in a fantasy world

The Ukraine crisis has come as a godsend to the shale gas cheerleaders in Europe.<p>Russian natural gas exports to Western and Central Europe, half of which flow through Ukraine, are unreliable, they argue; we need our own gas and – wouldn't you know it – we're sitting on an underground ocean of …

4 storylines in the federal parties' annual financial reports

Political financing data geeks, start your spreadsheets.<p>The 2013 financial reports for all major federal political parties have been posted on the …

What to Bake for New Neighbors

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Love your neighbor as yourself -- with boxes and bags of baked goods.</i><p>As kids, we …

One Year Ago: Rhubarb Ginger Bars: a sweet crust, tart rhubarb filling, and a hint of spice. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/rhubarb-ginger-bars.html

Duck Terrine With Figs From 'My Paris Kitchen'

Terrines like this duck and fig version in David Lebovitz's new cookbook, <i>My Paris Kitchen</i>, look difficult, but they're actually not much harder than making a meatloaf. If you've got a way to grind meat (in a food processor, in a meat grinder, or even by chopping with a sharp knife), you're in …

Easter Sides: The Best Macaroni Salad Ever & Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Today I woke up to a downpour. It was my turn to take the dog out. My umbrella was in my husband’s car, where he put it roughly 8 years ago. I do not …

Coconut Rice With Chicken Thighs Recipe

Why I don't cook everything in coconut milk is beyond me. It adds a rich flavor, creamy texture, and a sweetness that is perfectly at home in savory dishes. This particular one-pot recipe, made with tender chicken thighs, fresh, crunchy snow peas, and lightly spiced rice cooked in coconut milk is …