Canada

The best nude beaches in Canada

Although cottagers have long known the joys of skinny dipping and (secluded) nude sunbathing, public nudity has been tucked carefully away—until …

Canadian National Parks

Federal government to declare statutory holiday to mark painful residential-school legacy

The federal government is consulting with Indigenous groups before declaring a national statutory holiday to mark the painful legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools.<p>The main sticking point has been choosing a date for the annual event.<p>“The overall picture is that it is important to have that …

Residential Schools

Saskatchewan woman has finger ripped off at West Edmonton Mall water park

<i>WARNING: The pictures in this story may be disturbing to some readers.</i><p>A Saskatchewan woman says she lost a finger after her ring got caught on a …

Water Parks

Canadian home sales rise in July from June: CREA

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Resales of Canadian homes rose 1.9 percent in July from June, notching the third straight monthly rise but remaining below the highs seen in recent years, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Wednesday.<p>The industry group said actual sales, not seasonally adjusted, fell …

Real Estate

Christie Blatchford: Sorry, but I’ve had enough of saying sorry

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bad case of revisionist-history/apology fatigue. I am pretty much done.The Langevin Block in Ottawa is …

Canadian News

Conditions are almost perfect for a snap election

He may well wonder: why not seek a mandate to tackle that Trump threat head on? The last time Canadians went to the polls in 2015, they were electing …

Canadian Politics

Dan Levy Revealed Whether "Schitt's Creek" Is Set In The US Or Canada

If you're not watching <i>Schitt's Creek</i>, I have two questions for you: Why? And do you hate joy?<p>Steve Wilkie/Pop<p>The show stars comedy icons Eugene Levy …

Stephen Colbert

Five loveable dog breeds that originated in Canada

Canadians are a dog-loving bunch: in 2016, approximately 41 per cent of Canadian households include at least one dog, with the total doggo and pupper …

Pets

FATAH: Canada has no space for Sir John A, but plenty for Jinnah

On Sunday evening, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier posted a six-tweet thread on ‘extreme multiculturalism’ that has set off a political maelstrom in Canada, …

Canadian News

Corona owner pumps $4 billion more into weed producer Canopy

(Reuters) - Corona beer maker Constellation Brands (STZ.N) will invest a further $4 billion in Canada's top cannabis producer Canopy Growth (WEED.TO), doubling down on one of a growing number of bets by the alcohol industry in legal pot.<p>Constellation was among the first major alcohol producers to …

Business

Canadian dollar weakens as oil prices and stocks slide

The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices fell and a 13-month high for the greenback pressured emerging markets and global stocks.<p>Stocks have been volatile in recent days due to the prospect of an economic crisis in Turkey spreading to other emerging …

Business (Canada)

Opioid overdose calls hit record for Calgary firefighters

The Calgary Fire Department says it responded to 144 opioid overdose calls in July, eclipsing the previous record set in March, when firefighters …

Fire Fighting

The world’s biggest marijuana stock is surging after a $4 million investment from the maker of Corona

Canopy Growth, the largest publicly traded marijuana company, fell short of Wall Street's earnings expectations on Tuesday, but news of a new investment overshadowed the larger-than-expected loss.<p>Shares of the Canadian company surged more than 50% in early trading Wednesday after Canopy announced …

Wall Street

Where to Eat, Drink, and Caffeinate in Little Burgundy

Featuring Joe Beef, obviously<p>As a largely residential neighbourhood, Little Burgundy’s restaurant scene is fairly constricted to a three-block section of Notre Dame. However, said three blocks should not be underestimated, containing some of Montreal’s heaviest hitting restaurants. There are the …

France

Great, Now Canadian Wildfire Smoke Is Crossing the Atlantic

Some personal news: I’m about done with wildfires.<p>The western half of North America has turned into a funeral pyre for forests. We’ve heard a lot …

British Columbia

The Switch Special: Samson Cree Nation

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 7:15am<p>Switch Dance<p>Laughter is good medicine and good for the soul.<p>The Switch Dance is always a time of great fun at …

Aboriginal Canadians

FBI warns banks of cyber attacks on ATMs to happen in coming days

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States has issued a warning to major financial institutions suggesting that hackers are planning a …

Cyber-attacks

Empty office buildings in Calgary reflect poor policy choices in Edmonton

Several news reports have documented the bleak reality for office vacancy rates in Calgary. According to one CBC report, office vacancy is as high as …

Canadian News

Trump might help Canada, inadvertently

Any good things Donald Trump brings to the world are unintentional.<p>But there could be one for Canada. He’s the best argument for a truly national …

Donald Trump

Truck Driver Strikes and Injures Five Cyclists in Edmonton, Canada

The crash has sparked debate over rules of the road for drivers and cyclists<p>A popular club ride near Edmonton, Canada, turned dire on Saturday when a possibly distracted driver plowed into a group of 15 cyclists, sending five to the hospital and seriously injuring two.<p>The crash happened just before …

Cycling

Pot Stocks Tumble as Ontario Delays Rollout of Stores to 2019

Canadian pot stocks retreated Tuesday after the country’s largest province said it will delay the launch of bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores until …

Private Sector

Update on Global Health Consultations

Dear colleagues,<p>On behalf of the 13 Institutes and in my role as CIHR’s Scientific Lead for Global Health, I have the great privilege of leading a …

Public Health

Donald Trump Jr. back in Canada for his annual hunting trip

Donald Trump Jr. is back in Canada to hunt.The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos to his social media accounts over the weekend …

Donald Trump

‘We warned you’: After statue removed, millions unable to remember name of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister

Millions of Canadians find themselves suddenly unable to remember the name of Canada’s first Prime Minister, after a statue of Sir John A. MacDonald …

Satire

Pot shift leaves cities dazed and confused

The Progressive Conservative government's decision to upend the model for selling cannabis just two months before legalization has left Ontario …

Ottawa

Constellation to sink $4bn more into cannabis company Canopy | Financial Times

Constellation Brands, the maker of Corona beer, on Wednesday upped its bet on the budding marijuana industry with a $4bn investment in Canopy Growth, …

Cannabis

Canada’s most popular pickups just show that trucks may have peaked last year

Through the first seven months of 2018, Canadian sales of pickup trucks have fallen 6 per cent. It’s a sharp decline that would be considered drastic …

GMC Sierra

Canadian Cannabis Debut Delayed in Ontario

Ontario, the largest province in Canada, is pushing back the launch of private sector marijuana sales in retail shops until next April. Ontario is stepping completely out of public sector retail sales, and into a private sector model – hence the need to push back the timeline to prepare the …

Cannabis

Air Canada's President Emerges as Frontrunner for Air France-KLM CEO Job

Air France-KLM Group is close to naming a CEO after an almost three-month search, with Ben Smith from Air Canada emerging as a leading candidate, …

Flying

Nintendo Switch Leak Suggests Big Pokémon News Could Be Coming Very Soon

Is this the core Pokémon RPG for Switch we've been waiting for?<p>Nintendo just revealed a ton of new info about <i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i>, but the …

Nintendo Direct