It’s very nearly spring, but coyote pelts used to trim winter coat hoods are still selling briskly at auction. “Everyone wants to be a coyote trapper,” said James Aubrey, a trapper and pelt preparer in upstate New York. “I don't know how often I see somebody post something on Facebook or whatever, you know, 'I’m new to trapping but I want to catch coyotes.'”
In 1872, a visitor to one part of the sprawling Palais de l’Industrie, on Paris’s Champs-Élysées, could climb a grand staircase decorated with tapestries and porcelain vases from the finest French ateliers, before coming face to face with the majesty of Raphael’s Disputation of the Sacrament.
Well, not the real thing—that fresco was and is irrevocably fixed on a wall of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace—but a rather well-executed copy by one Monsieur Tiersonnie. The painting, depicting the Holy ...
In 2017, the average cost to rent an apartment in Toronto was $1,300 CAD a month. In Vancouver, it was $1,297. But in greater Montreal that number was $766.
Canadians have been assembling automobiles in Oshawa, Ontario, for more than a century. So when General Motors announced last week that it would lay off 15,000 employees in North America, closing plants in Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio, as well as in Oshawa, it came as a blow to the city's identity as a GM company town.
Since February 2017, more than 37,000 people have walked across Canada’s southern border with the U.S., the vast majority from New York State to Quebec between official points of entry.
There are no official statistics, but Toronto has received thousands of the new arrivals, creating additional pressures on an already stretched city shelter system.
This Philadelphia museum is hiring Iraqi and Syrian refugees as tour guides for its Middle East gallery
At the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Moumena Saradar directs a group of visitors to a glass case containing an enormous gold headdress and beaded shirt — the burial garments of Queen Puabi, who died around 2550 BCE....
In the opening pages of Fred Dewilde’s latest graphic memoir, "La Morsure," or “The Bite,” he arrives in the French countryside with his wife and children.
“It was really a wish to be quiet for three weeks,” Dewilde recalled, “with no Paris, no radio, no computers.”
For decades, a singularly strange thing has been washing up on a particular stretch of the Brittany coast in France. Bright orange pieces of plastic—telephones in the shape of Garfield the cat.
Shares in Hasbro have taken a hit since the toymaker announced yesterday that it had fallen short of analysts’ earnings targets for the third quarter of this year. The company blamed the strong dollar and the bankruptcy of retailer Toys R Us, which was responsible for 15-20 percent of all domestic toy sales.
Big box and department stores have invested heavily on making it easy for customers to pick up stuff they order online at the store. That's because research shows that most of those pick-ups actually become shopping trips, where the customer buys more than just what was in the online cart.
Holiday online sales rival in-store, but more and more, it's from phone sales that are growing retailers' bottom lines. That's partly driven by social media. And, bigger screen sizes are also helping drive sales from phones.
A meeting of World Trade Organization ministers in Ottawa, Canada, this week has one goal: reform.
Mount Royal Park can be seen from the air flying into Montreal, rising up on the west of the city. Laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted in the mid-1870s, it encompasses more than 500 acres of woods, paths, a lake, and a number of look-out points over Montreal.
The Belvedere Camilien-Houde abuts a road that winds through the park, and has a view over the city straight to the landmark Olympic Stadium.
When Victoria Desmarais explains why this point became ground zero to feed the park’s raccoons, s...