The Tragically Hip Receive Order of Canada   

The Tragically Hip Receive Order of Canada  

  Gord Downie was awarded the Order of Canada in a Rideau Hall ceremony in June; the rest of his iconic Canadian band received this honour last week. Downie, who had announced last year that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, became a strong advocate for Indigenous people.  The order was given to him in recognition of his

How US Travel Security Measures Will Affect You

How US Travel Security Measures Will Affect You

  Keeping abreast of all the executive orders, new Obama-erasing regulations and proclamations (not to mention those never-ending “alternate facts” tweets) coming out of the Trump Whitehouse could give you a whiplash, so many just tune out.  Understandable. However, if you travel to the U.S. on business or pleasure, you should be aware of a new set of security measures

David Letterman Awarded The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

David Letterman Awarded The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Most Generation Xers and Millennials identify with what Jimmy Fallon, the host of the Tonight Show, said on the day after the David Letterman show had its final night in 2015.  “I, like every kid who grew up watching him, will miss him.” That sentiment was echoed at the October 22 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ceremony

Prince Harry Is All In For Afghanistan Vets

Prince Harry Is All In For Afghanistan Vets

All Remembrance Day ceremonies are poignant and a powerful reminder of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.  But there are also other meaningful ways to honour and support soldiers who put their lives on the line.  The Invictus Games that took place in Toronto last September is a quintessential example. Named Invictus, Latin for “unconquered” or “undefeated,” the

Is Sitting Shortening Your Lifespan?

Is Sitting Shortening Your Lifespan?

We’ve known for ages that stress kills, but sitting as a killer has only reared its ugly head in the last few years. The phrase, “sitting is the new smoking,” has been bandied about ever since Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, coined it, saying in a Los Angeles Times 2014 interview that

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