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Here Are Canada’s Favorite Masks

Face masks have become the new essentials when we go out. Because the demand for medical masks has rocketed since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO recommends that individuals with no health issues opt for...

“The Flood Is Gone, the Safe House Still Stands”

Every year, Vietnam bears the rage of Mother Nature. Natural disasters such as storms and floods cause severe devastation to both lives and property of the country’s inhabitants. Impoverished people are the most vulnerable group,...

Huong Tram Speaks about Her First Tet in the U.S.

Huong Tram (her full name is Pham Thi Huong Tram), is a Vietnamese singer born in Nghe An in 1995. At the age of 18, she became the youngest artist to be nominated for the...

The Ins and Outs of Being Miss Vietnam 2018, Tieu Vy

Tran Tieu Vy, born in 2000 in Hoi An, Quang Nam province, was crowned Miss Vietnam 2018. Today, she is one of the most well-loved faces in the fashion industry. Plus, she has been active...

As Seen From Above

Back in the 18th century, Saigon was a one kilometre square area inhabited by Chinese-Vietnamese called Saigon Market. After more than 300 years of development, Saigon has become one of Vietnam’s cultural and economic centres....

Rustic Vietnamese Cuisine at Di Mai restaurant

Living in modern Saigon filled with towering buildings, sometimes people want to go back to where their memories live. Expat Vietnamese who return to the homeland yearn for familiarity. And Di Mai restaurant, with its...

The Fairytale Relationship Of Singers Dong Nhi And Ong Cao Thang

Singer Dong Nhi is well loved by Millennials in Vietnam, since her popular songs such as Khoc (Cry) or Loi thu toi ngot ngao (Sweet Confession) are part of their youth. During her 10-year music...

Two Acoustic Music Hotspots to Peacefully Enjoy in Saigon

Join Culture in retracing the two locations for tourists to immerse themselves in the acoustic tunes in Saigon. In recent years, where digital music has taken over, people have almost forgotten the feeling of being lost...

Gari Nguyen – A young woman warrior of Vietnamese literature.

At the age of 25 people often struggle with life choices, especially those concerning their careers. Gari Nguyen is unusual in this respect and has achieved success in Vietnamese literature. Nguyen Yen Phuong, her real name, is a...

The Eternal Beauty of Pearls

Pearls are a gift from nature bestowed on Vietnam. Despite the advantages of pearl cultivation, Vietnam has not yet fully explored this industry. However, along with the development of Vietnam’s economy as well as travel,...

Miss World – Vietnam 2019 Luong Thuy Linh, a Modern Woman

In 2019, Luong Thuy Linh was honoured to receive the title of Miss World - Vietnam 2019. Throughout the beauty pageant, the young woman from Cao Bang proved her excellent English proficiency and shared her...

Visiting Pagodas at Tet

In the first days of the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese go to the pagoda to pray for a peaceful and prosperous year for family and friends. This is a time honoured Tet tradition. The South Jade Emperor...

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Condo Insurance Costs Soared in Parts of Canada This Past Year

Prices for condo insurance — or strata insurance, as it’s known in B.C. — recorded double-digit increases in B.C. and Alberta and a nine...

Federal Government Grants $132 Million to Toronto For Affordable Housing

Federal and municipal officials announced Thursday that the Canadian government has committed $132 million from its rapid housing initiative to build a minimum of...

Pipeline Giant Targets Canada Military Site for Battery Project

The owner of Keystone Pipeline has struck a deal with Canada’s Department of National Defence to build Ontario’s biggest battery on military training grounds...

International Students Face Vaccine Hurdles Prepping for Campus Life in Canada

Like many students eyeing on campus learning this fall, Nyle Maker is on the hunt for his second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine before...

Alberta lifts most COVID-19 testing and isolation requirements in mid-August

Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to enter isolation starting in less than three weeks, the province's chief medical...

Washington’s Reason for Keeping Border Closed to Canadians Still Vague

A week after the U.S. government surprised many by announcing the land border with Canada would remain closed for the time being, the exact...

Ontario Hit First Benchmark to Leave Step 3

Ontario has hit the first benchmark to exit Step 3 and move toward a complete reopening, but there are already calls for a contingency...

Sponge Like Fossil Found in Canada May Be Earliest Record of Animal Life on Earth

A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal...

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