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November 30, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, Canada , is one of those places where they joke about the four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction. Because the road-work season is over in this prairie province, it must be "almost winter" in what some folks jokingly call Winterpeg. You laugh or you cry, eh? It's in the rugged spirit of our northern neighbors that members of the Alpine Club of Canada approach the frigid months. It was founded in 1906 as the National Mountaineering Club, and its first headquarters was, curiously, in Winnipeg, hundreds of miles from the nearest mountain.
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October 20, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
In July, George Stoneman and his wife, Laurie, took a cruise through Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia, about 200 miles northwest of Vancouver, Canada. As they made their way through a narrow passage, a pod of dolphins began to follow them, chasing their wake. "I grabbed my camera and captured this image just as the dolphin came up for air," Stoneman said.  The Los Angeles resident used a Nikon D300. To submit your photos, click the upload button below. When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
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October 19, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times staff writer
We've had so much response to our story on Nelson that we thought we'd give you an extra look at some pictures from there and fill you in on the backstory of my quarter-century quest to  visit. That tale begins with a road trip I took with my buddy Rick back in 1986. The prime destination was the World Expo in Vancouver , and that was fine. But as we steered the VW van through the forests of British Columbia and Alberta, we kept hearing about this great little town called Nelson.
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January 28, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
See orcas up close and listen to them chatter underwater during a sea kayaking tour off the waters of Canada's Vancouver Island. The six-day trip to British Columbia is in part inspired by the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which highlights the plight of orcas kept in captivity. ROW Sea Kayak Adventures based in Idaho invites kayakers on a guided "Blackfish" tour to the Johnstone Strait, Vancouver's inside passage and home to a sanctuary for the big black-and-white orcas, also known as killer whales.
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February 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones, Updated
Winter in Vancouver , Canada , can be gray and dreary, but the Executive Hotel Le Soleil is offering a deal that promises to chase away the blues in that city in British Columbia. The “Discover Gastown” package invites guests to lace up their walking shoes and explore Gastown , Vancouver's oldest neighborhood and a national historic site. Nearly every building in Gastown boasts historic significance. The district is home to more than 180 shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Attention, TED obsessives. The conference that started out as a cult event but has exploded into a global phenomenon is relocating next year. After years of being held in Long Beach, the main TED conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2014. TED organizers announced the move in a blog post Tuesday. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 "We have absolutely loved the past five years there, but as TED has crossed major milestones - our  billionth video view  last fall and  our 6,000th TEDx event  last month - we feel ready for a new adventure.
NEWS
December 20, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Pack your parka and gloves plus your binoculars, camera and autograph book and head to Alberta at the end of January for some winter fun and celebrity-spotting in the Canadian Rockies. The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational will draw Hollywood A-listers, plus athletes and other celebs, to Banff National Park for four days of fun and fundraising Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Best of all, the masses can enjoy most of the activities for free. The 2012 gathering brought dozens of familiar faces to the snowy slopes to snowshoe, toboggan, ski, and toast s'mores.
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July 5, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
I ask you: Is there anything nicer than a Canadian? A puppy? A nun? No, Canadians are definitely nicer than nuns. All cheekiness aside, even when you visit this country often, you can't help but be struck by the genuine character of the people - the friendly conversations at lunch, the attentiveness of the hotel front desk. So when recent floods ravaged Calgary, site of one of the world's great rodeos , it's probably no surprise that volunteers raced to the rescue. Not only did they show up by the thousands to help salvage the rodeo venues, but they also worked on the little places that were devastated by the high water, such as the southern Alberta town of, ironically enough, High River.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2011 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
In Canada, you'll soon have two choices when paying for things: plastic or plastic. The country is planning on phasing out paper money and replacing it with all-plastic notes made out of a single thin sheet of polymer. This week the country introduced the first of the plastic notes — the $100 bill. In a statement, the Bank of Canada asserted that the new notes would last twice as long as the old paper bills, and that they're recyclable. But the real reason the country is switching to plastic?
BUSINESS
November 10, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
EDMONTON, Canada - With a daughter to feed, no job and $200 in the bank, Detroit pipe fitter Scott Zarembski boarded a plane on a one-way ticket to this industrial capital city. He'd heard there was work in western Canada. Turns out he'd heard right. Within days he was wearing a hard hat at a Shell oil refinery 15 miles away in Fort Saskatchewan. Within six months he had earned almost $50,000. That was 2009. And he's still there. "If you want to work, you can work," said Zarembski, 45. "And it's just getting started.
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