Le Café des Chats (the cafe of cats) in Montreal has passed inspections, invited some feline friends, and will begin serving guests this upcoming weekend. More
Science finally has an answer to the age old exercise question: “how often do I have to put myself through this?” More
A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a rare but often fatal infection caused by a water-borne bacteria, has struck Quebec. Killing eight people and infecting over 100 more, the outbreak caught Canadian health officials by surprise. Now, they’re struggling to contain what has been labeled the deadliest Legionnaires’ outbreak in 25 years. But because the disease is so rare, few people know much about it. Here’s what you need to know. More
I’m Canadian, so let me have my moment of smugness by bragging that a recent Gallup survey declares Canada the second-happiest place on earth. (No, the top spot doesn’t belong to Disney World; Denmark takes that honor.) Tying second place with Sweden, 69% of respondents rated their Canadian life as “thriving.” More
Nice going, America. We couldn’t deal with the noise the compostable SunChips bags make. But guess who can? Canada. And now they’ve got another chance to show us up. First universal healthcare, and now this? Watch Frito-Lay Canada’s Sustainability Leader give his country a well-deserved pat on the back:
Not to brag, but Ontario isn’t just beautiful on the outside – it’s also pretty nice on the inside. Just take our celebrated and lively arts and culture scene. Across the province this fall, Ontario boasts a full program of art shows, music festivals, live concerts, and theatre performances to satisfy even the most discerning patrons of the arts.
Delightful autumn days are perfect times to discover Ontario’s many historic cultural landmarks – in particular, Ottawa’s impressive collection of museums and galleries, More
Fall means foliage, and the province of Ontario is teeming with all the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows leaf-peepers desire.
One of our many pristine places to view fall’s brightest colors is Algonquin Provincial Park, located in south-central Ontario. Daily during autumn, Aspens, Red Oaks, Tamaracks, and Sugar and Red Maples perform their spectacular outdoor show covering 2,946 sprawling square miles.
Hikers and bikers alike will love traversing among our impressive fall color explosions, while other visitors will enjoy camping, backcountry canoeing, and fishing for brook or lake trout. More
Feel like going for a hike, or maybe a bike ride? It’s autumn in Ontario – you’ve come to the right place.
For the adventurous cyclist who craves rolling hills or country lanes with stunning views of Lake Ontario, Northumberland County is just one of many areas to visit – its five looped routes of various lengths are the best spots to put that new road bike to the test. And more hard-core riders won’t be disappointed by the three challenging trail areas perfect for mountain biking in the Ganaraska and Northumberland forests. And the best part? There are always lodging options nearby, so no matter how far you roam, you can always put your kickstand down every evening at your home-away-from-home. More
Go, Walmart! Well, go Walmart Canada. At the beginning of 2010, Walmart Canada convinced 24 of Canada’s largest companies to participate in a sustainability project that would reduce their environmental impact. So far, so good. (via Fast Company)
We’re addicted to those email coupon services — a full-body massage for $20? Yes, please. And now a new one has us excited for the future of eco-friendly shopping: ethicalDeal.com. Dubbed the “Green Groupon,” ethicalDeal offers exclusive discounts on the … More
New York State Goes on Goose Killing Spree: Citing overpopulation and health and safety reasons (remember Sully Sullenberger, people?), New York City Parks and Recreation officials plan to gas or euthanize 170,000 Canadian geese to reach a more manageable number of 85,000. Can we blame Canada for this one? (via The New York Times City Room Blog)
Get ready for more Douglas McNish. He’s head chef at Toronto’s Raw Aura organic and raw food restaurant, who made his Blisstree debut sharing his original recipe for carrot and parsnip “fettuccine.” Then it was peppercorn-crusted tempeh steaks, massaged kale … More
The concept makes sense: What we put on our body should be as wholesome as what we put in our body. That’s the idea behind bodyFood, a line of eco-friendly face and body products. bodyFood only uses all-natural ingredients, which … More