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Why Anastasia Lin Should Win Miss World

Benedict Rogers | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

If she wins it would be a victory for the values of human rights, peace, compassion and love, and a rebuke to the thugs in Beijing who denied her the chance a year ago. As a Christian, I believe in the ultimate Comeback Kid, the man who the world thought they'd killed and who then rose again.

Canada Reveals Just How Many Americans Were Trying To Escape President Trump

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

On the day of the US Presidential election results Canada’s Immigration website crashed. This caused many to speculate whether it was because of a ...

Canada Trolls The US By Threatening To Build A Wall To Keep Fleeing Americans Out

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

Now that fervent wall-enthusiast Donald Trump has been handed the keys to the White House, Canada has stepped up to taunt the American nation in the w...

Canada's Immigration Website Becomes First Victim Of Trump Election Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK

Canada’s immigration website has crashed as Americans appeared to look for an exit strategy in the ever-more-likely event of a Donald Trump election...

Electoral Reform Is Making Waves Across The Atlantic

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

There's something in the air, it seems. As I write, electoral reformers in Canada and the US have a real chance of securing a fairer voting system. As...

Experiencing the Arctic Live At Churchill In Manitoba, Canada

Stuart Forster | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

When it comes to wildlife, nothing can be guaranteed, but few people return from Churchill without spotting polar bears. Large numbers of the animals gather in the region while waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze. When it does they head out onto the ice to hunt seals.

Medical Emergency Forces British Airways London Flight To Divert To Canada

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

A British Airways flight travelling from San Francisco to London had to be diverted to Vancouver after a medical emergency was declared on Tuesday mor...

Seven Reasons Great Britain Is Truly Great

Cheryl Muir | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Cheryl Muir

I know we've had a tough year. Brexit is nothing to be sniffed at. But our country is beautifully unique. From the woman who didn't think twice about waving goodbye to England seven years ago, I would like to remind us all of what makes our country truly great.

Newly-Arrived Syrian Refugee Saves The Day At Canadian Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

A newly-arrived Syrian refugee saved the day when a bride’s dress broke on her wedding day. Jo Du suffered a wedding day nightmare when the zip on h...

Viewers Left In Tears By Reporter's Surprise Reunion With Refugee Family

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Footage of a BBC reporter’s impromptu reunion with a refugee family she last saw two years ago in Syria has been leaving viewers in tears. Lyse Douc...

150 Years of Transatlantic Communications in Newfoundland and Labrador

Stuart Forster | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Stuart Forster

In this age of nigh on instantaneous global communications it's hard for us to imagine a world in which it took at least 10 days to convey messages ac...

The UK Has Gone to the Dogs, So Where Can We Escape To?

Jess Melia | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Melia

I've been thinking about moving abroad for years. I've often looked out of my office window and wistfully dreamt of finally doing my Masters in California, reuniting with my friends in Amsterdam, or going to work with giraffes in Kenya. Anything to take my mind off of the dire weather we so often face in England and I can't get away from.

Sorry Canada, Your Immigration Queue Is About To Get A Lot Longer...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Following the news that the UK had voted to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum, Remain voters are taking a maple leaf out of America's ...

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

Canada: The Side You Probably Don't Know

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Jodi Gustafson [2015] is Métis and hails from Canada's Yukon Territory. She is currently pursuing a MPhil in Conservation Leadership as a Gates Camb...

Human Remains Identified As Missing Brit Hiker Who Vanished Two Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

The remains of a British hiker have been found in Canada more than two years after he went missing. Tom Billings, 22, from Oxford, was spending eight ...

Family Livestream Heartbreaking Moment Canada Wild Fires Destroy Home

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK

A family have shared the heartbreaking moment they lost their home to the raging wildfire in Canada, which it now said to be bigger than Greater Londo...

An Entire Canadian City Is Being Evacuated From This Massive Fire

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK

The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destr...

Star 'Teen' Basketball Player Uncovered As 29-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An immigration sting in Canada has uncovered a man posing as a 17-year-old high school basketball player - despite him being nearly 30 years old. Jona...

Economy Matters: The View From Here

Simon Atkinson | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

The first quarter of 2016 is now behind us, and so far the economic news has been distinctly underwhelming...

Canadian Seal Hunt Footage Released By Animal Activists

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

Warning: Graphic content Animal welfare campaigners have released footage of the "horrific cruelty" seals are subjected to during Canada's controversi...

Woman Drops Hat In Tiger Enclosure, Unbelievably Jumps In To Fetch It

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

A woman - presumably in a bid to gain recognition at the Darwin Awards - has been filmed climbing into a tiger enclosure to fetch her hat. Incredible ...

University Regrets Forcing 'Gag Order' On Sexual Assault Victims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A university has said it was a "mistake" to force victims of sexual assault to sign a contract that prevented them from speaking out. The contract, la...

On the Maple Trail: The Sweet Taste of Quebec

Sarah Hardy | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hardy

Spring is in the air, and as freezing nights turn to warmer days, so the sap begins to flow, thus marking the beginning of the glorious maple season i...