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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...

Áo Dài’s Timeless Beauty

If you travel on a Vietnam Airlines flight, you’ll most likely see female flight attendants dressed in a turquoise tunic top and white pants. These are a modification of Vietnamese traditional costume: áo dài. Scholars...

Where to Go for Your Salted Egg Yolk Craving?

Blending sweet and savory has always been a well-loved technique by many home cooks and professional chefs alike. From salted caramel sauce to candied bacon and pineapple on pizza, there’s something irresistible about the blurring...

Travel Around the World Through Traditional Medicine with Debby Nguyễn

At the beginning of 2020, 19-year-old Debby Nguyễn was looking for ingredients to make spring rolls in an Asian grocery store in Boston’s Chinatown, when an idea struck her. She wanted to write a book. That...

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Amazon, Apple Most Valuable Brands but China’s Rising Says Kantar Survey

Amazon (AMZN.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) are the world’s most valuable brands but Chinese brands are rising up the leaders list and are more valuable...

Canadians Likely Eager to Spend Billions Saved After A Year of Pandemic Savings

Canadians have saved a record amount of money during the pandemic, resulting from the combined impact of reduced spending and collecting more money from...

Alberta Adds Calgary Stampede Prizes to COVID-19 Vaccination Lottery

Adults in Alberta who receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Friday will now be eligible to win prizes from the Calgary...

Ontarians Encouraged to See mRNA Shots as Interchangeable

Officials and experts emphasized the interchangeability of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccines on Monday as many more Ontarians became eligible to book...

Canada Extends Ban on Flights from India to July 21

Canada has extended its ban on incoming passenger flights from India by another 30 days, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced Monday. However, the feds...

Some International Travel Restrictions Easing for Fully Vaccinated People with Proof

Fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada without undergoing quarantine starting the night of July 5, the federal government...

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...

Biden, Harris Urge Vaccinations as United States Looks Likely to Miss July 4 Target

United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday urged Americans to get COVID-19 shots, as the country looks likely to...

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