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Denise Sandquist Returns to Her Birthplace to Empower Vietnamese Women

Online dating is a relatively new concept in Vietnam, but the market already has nearly 100 mobile applications, including the ubiquitous Tinder and several home-grown platforms. Denise Sandquist believes something is missing – a female-focused...

Canadian Researchers Gain Global Recognition

Amid constant social and technological changes, Canada’s researchers are working to examine the complexities of life on this planet. Even though their fields of expertise are wide-ranging, from medicine and ecology to anthropology, their tenacity,...

The Ultimate Saigon Food Guide for Every Budget

Saigon is known for its abundance of street food, and generations of vendors have charmed local and foreign visitors alike. As Vietnam’s economic development continues apace and general standards of living improve, the food scene...

How Well Do You Know Canada?

Did you know that the name Canada came from the Iroquoian word “kanata,” which means village? While the country is widely known for its premium maple syrup and Icewine, its major exports are actually crude...

At Bảo Vệ Collective the Title “To Protect” Takes on Multiple Meanings

Bảo Vệ Collective is a grassroot group born at the height of the pandemic last year. (“Bảo vệ” means “to protect” in Vietnamese). Initially, its main goal was to help members of the Vietnamese community...

Salted Egg Yolk Is the Umami Ingredient You Need

“Does anyone know of a shop in the GTA that sells salted duck egg chips? These are made in Singapore and flying off shelves in Asia. Happy to pay a small ransom for another bag,”...

How Does A Pizza Subscription Service Work?

Last year, as the first lockdown forced Ali Khan Lalani to close General Assembly Pizza’s dining room on King West, Toronto, he had a light-bulb moment. Six months later, the idea materialized. Lalani launched the...

Raising Children Between Cultures

“I started my life in Canada from zero, but now I’m so proud of my family,” Quyen Tu said, “My biggest treasures are my three children.” Tu and her husband came to Canada as refugees in...

How Sahra Nguyen is Elevating Vietnamese Coffee

According to the International Coffee Organization, Vietnam is the second-largest exporter of coffee in the world. Despite that, many Vietnamese farmers’ livelihoods remain precarious. About 97 per cent of the country’s production output is robusta,...

Canadian Potters Unite on The Northern Kiln

Photo courtesy of The Northern Kiln When Rhiane Heslop couldn’t find a way to shop local pottery online during COVID lockdowns, she decided to create one. Leveraging her background in web design and coding, Heslop developed...

An Introduction to Canada’s Liquid Gold

In 2019, Icewine accounted for only 13 per cent of Canada’s export volume but a whopping 58 per cent of its value, according to Wine Growers Canada. Coined as Canadian “liquid gold,” its status as...

Three Easy Vegetable Dishes From Fresh City Farms’ Produce Box

Three Easy Vegetable Dishes From Fresh City Farms’ Produce Box One of the best ways to eat seasonally and locally is through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box, which allows you to connect directly with the...

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Mandatory Vaccination or Testing Requirement for Manitoba Public Workers Starts October 18

Unvaccinated workers in Manitoba schools, licensed daycares and hospitals will be among those who will soon face regular COVID-19 testing before showing up for...

Alberta’s Overwhelmed ICU Near Capacity, Military Support Being Deployed

The Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed that it will be sending resources to help with Alberta's overwhelmed intensive care units facing unprecedented patient numbers...

Residents of First Nation in Ontario Received Expired Pfizer Vaccine For Nearly a Month

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is reporting that residents of the Saugeen First Nation in Ontario were given expired doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...

Quebec Tightens Mask Mandate in Some Private Seniors Residences

Quebec is tightening measures in private seniors residences (RPAs) in regions where community transmission of COVID-19 is high, including Montreal. Masks will be mandatory for...

Canada Paused COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries as Supply Far Exceeds Demand

Further COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada are on pause because provinces already have more doses than they can currently use. Canada was to get 95...

Premiers Urge Trudeau to Meet with Them on Health Care Funding

Canada's premiers are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with them at his earliest opportunity to discuss long-term, predictable funding for health care. Premiers...

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei CFO, Released by B.C. Court Amid U.S. Plea Deal

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, has been freed after a B.C. court adjourned her U.S. extradition case. The judge’s decision to free Meng...

Trudeau’s Big Spending Promises Could Fuel Canada’s Already Hot Inflation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risks further fueling Canada’s hot inflation if he presses ahead with spending plans outlined during the election campaign, which could...

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