While Canadian Halloween traditions certainly don’t lack for macabre, we tend to focus on some combination of the sexy and the scary, living out our personal fantasies. Maybe it’s this reason that so many of us are drawn to traditions like Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Halloween can be a treacherous time fraught with the fear of costume failure. For women in particular the choices tend toward grim with a side of eye-roll.
This holiday season is supposed to be one where witches get to come out to play. But around the world, many real witches are still hiding in the broom closet. In Canada, the number of people who openly identify with a pagan faith has been steadily on the rise.
Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that. The proposed legislation is now one step closer to becoming the province’s first successful attempt at legislating animal rights.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In the news recently have been some exceptional stories about people who are going out of their way to make a difference in the lives of abuse survivors. But the most powerful thing that anyone can do is offer victims hope to find their way out.
While book banning is no longer a common practice, and the flaming books piles are things of the past, libraries across North America are still getting requests to have material pulled from their shelves. And some of them are pretty surprising requests, too.
Back in 2012, a tongue-in-cheek story about poor, bored Canadians broke when it was discovered that in the wake of the hockey lockout, sex toy sales seemed to skyrocket.
Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have been bringing attention to the importance of genetic testing in determining breast cancer risks for years now, particularly since she announced her positive result and double mastectomy in 2013.
This story is part of a week-long series exploring how we as Canadians define “Canadian food,” and how it has evolved in modern Canada.
“Don’t share” is one of the most oft-given pieces of beauty advice when it comes to makeup and makeup tools. But a new beauty website aimed at budget buyers is turning that idea on its head.