When Mike Keenan arrived to coach the Blackhawks in 1988, he noticed something disturbing in his team's dressing room at Chicago Stadium: ashtrays. Not just the squiggly-squared, amber-colored glass trays that populated most public places, but tall, regal-looking stands. Finished butts, dozens of them, had been given proper state funerals, or so it looked.
GATINEAU, Que. -- Across the Ottawa River from Canada's capital, in the Las Vegas of Ottawa, the 2012 NHL All-Stars were divvied up into two teams in a made-for-TV exercise that is supposed to replicate the childhood reverie of players choosing teams by throwing sticks into a pile and having the captains yank them out. Now there weren't any slot machines in the snow banks around the pond and the hold' em was of the clutch-and-grab and not Texas variety, but the fantasy draft is a nod to the past by a league which, judging by the glitzy venue for this confection, likes seeing its name in blinking lights.
Guy Laliberté, 52, started as a fire-breather and stilt-walker in Quebec, where he organized street festivals. He ended up running an entertainment empire with nearly $1 billion in sales, Cirque du Soleil, known for spectacular artistic and acrobatic shows seen around the world. Here's how he did it.
While many visitors to Canada -- especially those who think Canadians live under a permanent blanket of snow -- are surprised to learn that wine is produced in Canada, their suspicion is always tempered after a drink or two.
A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime trip, and choosing a romantic destination requires careful planning. While other trips might focus on an activity, like skiing, the honeymoon is a chance for newlyweds to focus on each other.
Prince William and his wife, Catherine, will visit a fire-stricken town in central Alberta on Wednesday, the seventh day of their Canadian tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave goodbye to Ottawa as they board a plane headed to Montreal.
Prince William and his wife Catherine touched down in Prince Edward Island Sunday, winding down the fourth day of their Canadian tour.
Prince William and his wife Catherine arrived in Montreal Saturday evening to a small group of demonstrators who opposed the newlywed couple's tour of Canada and the British monarchy they represent.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kick off their third day in Canada by planting a tree.
When Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley issued an executive order banning fracking earlier this month, the state joined the ranks of New York, Quebec, Germany, France and South Africa to halt the controversial technique for extracting natural gas from shale rock.
Canada's Conservative Party was riding to a definitive victory as results from national elections came in early Tuesday.
A Texas distributor has expanded a recall already involving thousands of cases of produce over fears of salmonella cross-contamination in its processing facility, the company said.
A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened some 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec -- La Cage Aux Sports gives off an air of familiarity, an near perfect Dave & Busters-meets-T.G.I. Friday's sports bar blend. It is replete with the requisite flat-screen TV's and memorabilia, with American music pumped through speakers that are propped up all over the warehouse-sized building.
Cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes and public art have helped Quebec City earn the moniker, "Paris without the jetlag." The thriving urban agriculture scene, local boutiques and restaurants, electric buses and green hotels should inspire a new nickname: "Europe without the carbon footprint."
Bob Rutledge is on a quest to spread the word about poutine.
LAVAL, Quebec (AP) -- The sale of the Montreal Canadiens to a group led by the Molson family is going ahead.
Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy denied being offered the Colorado Avalanche's coaching job, a position currently held by Tony Granato.
MONTREAL -- Like Sisyphus, the Montreal Canadiens face a mythic uphill climb in their first-round series against the splendid Boston Bruins, who won 4-2 on Monday (RECAP | BOX) to take a three games-to-nothing lead in a series between rivals almost as old as Athens and Sparta.
Natasha Richardson came to Mont Tremblant ski resort in eastern Canada last month for what was supposed to be a skiing getaway.
Welcome to Montreal, All-Star city.
A new study tries to isolate the factors that make children more prone to bullies -- and to suggest what parents can do
Given Montreal's proximity to substantially-sized American cities -- it's just over five hours driving from Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut -- you might not think Quebec's largest city would be so different than these New England metropolises.
Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden song list to a pumped-up crowd gathered Sunday for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration
Now Kosovo has broken off from Serbia. A confused follower of world events asks: Are we really better off minting smaller and smaller nations?
When General Motors closed down a manufacturing plant in Boisbrand, Quebec, a private investment company called Cherokee Investment Partners bought the tainted industrial site.
A Canadian firetruck responding with lights and sirens to a weekend fire in Rouses Point, New York, was stopped at the U.S. border for about eight minutes, U.S. border officials said Tuesday.
A new study suggests that taking disadvantaged children out of the home as early as nine months can be beneficial for their development
Family gatherings in Chappaqua may be a bit more glamorous than usual this holiday season, as Hillary Rodham Clinton has discovered she is related – albeit distantly – to Angelina Jolie and Madonna.
Studies show that chronic stress contributes to heart attacks and other disease, and researchers think it's time to make stress reduction a medical priority
Can camera-equipped mobile phones make families healthier? One Canadian company says yes. Quebec-based Myca already has a hit with a service called MyFoodPhone, which lets users snap photos of their daily meals and send them to the company's nutritional analysts.
A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future
I decided to ditch my chair and start standing at my desk after a lot of frustration (and pain) from sitting all day. I run a staffing and recruiting firm called the LaSalle Network (thelasallenetwork.com), which I founded in 1998 when I was 26 years old. It now has five offices in the Chicago area, 60 employees, and $15 million in annual sales.
It's been a year since Steve Irwin, the environmentalist and TV host best known as the "Crocodile Hunter," died. He was killed September 4, 2006, by a stingray barb to the chest while filming an underwater documentary off Australia's northern coast.
Whatever's keeping you up at night -- enough already! Give peace of mind a chance with this expert advice.
Last December, a colossal wave swept across the entire solar surface within minutes, bulldozing everything in its path. The rare tsunami-like shockwave formed on the heels of a major flare that erupted from an Earth-size sunspot 15 minutes earlier.
The $30 billion pharmaceutical industry is always looking for ways to make our bodies hang on to the medications we take. Some drugs for diseases like AIDS need to be taken five times a day, with a...
DALLAS -- As much as most reporters gripe about the NHL All-Star Game, I still love being here. This is my 10th opportunity to cover the event, and while the early excitement has long since worn off, there's always something special about being around hockey's finest. Absent the pressures of a playoff race for a few days, everyone -- from the players up to the owners -- is a bit friendlier, a bit more quotable. It's a good time.
Instead of the typical vacation, consider these more memorable journeys.
YES, YOU COULD JUST PLOP YOURSELF down on a beach in Jamaica this winter, but in most cases, it'd be no different from that beach in St. John's. Or Florida. Or California. The same is true of skiin...
Still-nice weather, fewer crowds - autumn is the time for great deals. By Donna Rosato and Kate Nugent, Money Magazine.
At least five people were seriously injured Saturday in the town of Laval, Quebec, when part of an overpass above Highway 19 collapsed, a Montreal television station reported.
Where are the best values in spa vacation? Budget Travel magazine picked their favorites in different regions around the nation, including some from Canada and Mexico.
Rescuers are seeking survivors after an Egyptian ferry with about 1,400 people on board sank in the Red Sea.
Canadians elected Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper as their next prime minister Monday, but denied him the outright majority he would need to take any strong change in direction.
Buoyed by a political resurrection in French-speaking Quebec, Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper appeared poised to become Canada's next prime minister.
After months of political instability, the government of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin fell Monday evening when three opposition parties united to topple him with a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons.
Stocks looked to rally early Thursday as investors awaited some economic numbers and the latest earnings from Dell.
A modest-size mountain in Canada's frost belt? Doesn't exactly give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. But Quebec's Mont Tremblant has got it going on.
Want to know what your music-obsessed loved ones want from Santa?
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin recounted Wednesday the hospitality Canadians displayed to stranded travelers after U.S. airspace closed in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks. Following is a transcript of his remarks.
CNN.com asked its users what issue President Bush and Sen. John Kerry should focus during the final week of campaigning.
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and his scandal-battered Liberal Party apparently bested their reunited Conservative opposition in Monday's federal election, but a strong showing by separatists in Quebec helped rob Martin of an outright majority.
Looking to say "I love you" with something more than red roses and chocolates? Consider planning a romantic getaway with your sweetheart.
For technology entrepreneurs, the war on terror has become the new Y2K. Just as the millennium bug pumped $150 billion into information technology companies, the fight against al Qaeda has poured $...
Veteran attendees know the drill: Don't snack before going to the Fancy Food Expo held in New York each summer. The premier gathering for those who buy and sell gourmet food products, the Expo disp...
Head to Canada for fall foliage. With the exchange rate continuing to favor U.S. travelers, you can watch nature's fireworks at a discount. A double room at Quebec's Cheribourg Resort (800-567-6132...
Endorsing a pending bill meant to protect Canada from an onslaught of U.S. magazines (including those from FORTUNE's parent, Time Warner), Maclean's magazine calls Canadian culture "a shy, woodsy c...
One day it snowed on Graceland, and Elvis had snowmobiles delivered so that he and his boys could bomb around the Memphis hills. It hardly ever snowed again, so eventually the King had the snowmobi...
Economist J. Paul Horne of Smith Barney calls it the ''phenomenon of the disappearing recovery.'' Throughout the world, growth rates confidently projected in the first half of 1992 are having the s...
Welcome to a year of fabulous travel bargains. Business has been lackluster throughout 1991, with occupancy rates at U.S. resorts now hovering at 66%, down from 69% in 1990, and with business trave...
THAT chill breeze you feel blasting down from the Arctic just may be the wheeze of Canada's ice-cold economy. Like that of the U.S., it seemed to be easing out of recession last spring -- but since...
SPECIAL REPORT/COVER STORY 24 WHAT I WANT U.S. BUSINESS TO DO IN '92 With the American economy convalescing and the world order in stunning metamorphosis, the globe's largest business sector senses...
Not everybody would turn down $135 million in favor of $87 million. But billionaire Charles Bronfman, co-chairman with his brother, Edgar, of Seagram Co., is doing just that. In the spring Charles,...
Sure it's fun. Blasting around a racetrack in a hip-hugging Formula Ford is the ultimate four-wheeled fantasy. But high-performance driving schools also offer powerful returns on investment: you co...
IN 1989, THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC LOST POWER FOR NINE HOURS BECAUSE OF MAGNETIC STORMS CREATED BY SUN SPOTS! IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN...IN NEW YORK NEXT YEAR! ^ BELL LAB SCIENTISTS EXPECT MORE SU...
DEEP IN THEIR HEARTS, utility men love to build generating plants. Big boilers, broad dams, tall stacks. Power for the nation. And this is the time when utilities would normally be starting a new r...
What's wrong with Canada? It is richer in resources on a per capita basis than the United States, spends much less on defense, and has no large underclass. Yet Canada's standard of living is only a...