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Canadian teams reimagine carbon dioxide emissions for $20M competition

What if carbon dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset? That's the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology...

Riddick’s dour action and Something in the Air’s radical nostalgia: reviews

Vin Diesel is Hollywood’s lone standard bearer this week, as Riddick

VanWineFest: 2013 trade competition award winners announced

To honour professionals who contribute to our region’s exceptional wine and food culture, there is an annual award lunch where winners of each category are announced.

Quebecers beware, these aren't your classic poutines

Vancouver Foodster launched yet another culinary competition, and this time the focus is, our "national food", the poutine. I tasted 3 out of 21, see what I thought of them...

Two local chefs prepare for the Almost Famous Chef Competition in Toronto

Matt Cusano and Kevan Hafichuk prepare for the culinary competition with a preview of their dishes to a group of media representatives Tuesday afternoon.

Taste of Yaletown mixes it up with Shakedown Cocktail Competition

The best bartenders of Yaletown congregated in Minami Restaurant for a night of Bacardi Rum cocktails and a chance to show-off their skills. Competing restaurants were Glowbal Grill, Hamilton...

Forbes: Canada outranks the world for business, credits HST

According to Forbes magazine, Canada is the place to be when it comes to business. Last year, Canada ranked No. 4 on Forbes annual "The Best Countries for Business" list. Forbes credits the...