Kim Hughes

Folks can quibble until they’re blue over who wins what at the 42nd annual Juno Awards this weekend in Regina. But one area virtually impervious to criticism — yet largely invisible to...
Guys like Danny Fernandes are the reason clichés about judging books by their covers still have traction in the 21st century. The heavily inked, highly connected 27-year-old pop singer/...
Fundraisers don’t come more worthwhile than one planned next month for four-year-old Tristen Silva. Just days before Christmas 2012, Tristen was diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
Loads of musicians boast benefit concerts on the resume, but few bands approach philanthropy with the zeal or unwavering commitment of Bon Jovi. The enduring New Jersey-reared rockers don’t...
We all face mortality, but Ilana Pekar and her son Arie face it more keenly than most. Pekar suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Though rarely name-checked in the evil pantheon of life-...
If there is a subject grimmer than that of children suffering abuse and trauma, it’s children suffering abuse and trauma without receiving adequate treatment. But treatment can take many forms...
Those behind the Toronto Humane Society’s winter shelter-building workshops — which transform everyday materials such as Rubbermaid storage bins, Styrofoam insulation, some tape and straw...
Creatures don’t come more iconic than the polar bear. Resilient, strong, free — and possessing the cutest babies ever — polar bears are at once powerful symbols of the rugged far...
Most would agree the problems facing Africa are many and complex. They are also interdependent which means solving one crisis invariably impacts another, hopefully in a positive way. The trick is...
The humble penny's days as useable currency may be over by decree of Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, but thanks to the efforts of intrepid Canadian schoolchildren, the one-cent coin is...

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