- The Yahoo Canada Awards winners have been announced!
- "If I were PM" winner Yahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 1 Nov, 2012
- Canada's Media Mogul winner: Don CherryYahoo Canada Awards - Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
- Canada's next Prime Minister winner: Justin TrudeauYahoo Canada Awards - Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
- Buzziest story winner: Canada's women's soccer teamYahoo Canada Awards - Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
- Canada's best ambassador winner: Clara HughesYahoo Canada Awards - Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
- Best comeback winner: Sidney CrosbyYahoo Canada Awards - Mon, 12 Nov, 2012
- Buzziest Canadian winner: Christine SinclairYahoo Canada Awards - Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
- Tip of the Year winner: always warm upYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Greatest Achievement winner: Melissa MorrisYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Beaver Tail winner: Michael J. FoxYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Canadian Impact winner: Simple PlanYahoo Canada Awards - Sun, 11 Nov, 2012
- Ultimate Scandal winner: Kristen StewartYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Shining Moment winner: Rosie MacLennan's gold medalYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Memorable Moment winner: Dark Knight shootingYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Top Story winner: 2012 London OlympicsYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Grand slam winner:Higgs bosonYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Letdown of the Year winner: Facebook's IPOYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
- Biggest Blunder winner: Costa ConcordiaYahoo Canada Awards - Thu, 8 Nov, 2012
And The Nominees Are...
"Athletes are sleepy, hungry and need to pee. Could we get to the Olympic Village please." - Kerron Clement
For the second straight Olympics, you would have sworn someone in the organizing committee mumbled under their breath "Let the Games begin..... please!'. The London Games, as was the case in Vancouver in 2010, stumbled out of the gate including bus drivers apparently leaving their maps and GPS devices at home on days they were supposed to get Olympic participants to their intended destination.
"He can either stand with us or with the child pornographers." - Vic Toews
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews tried to bully an MP opponent to his controversial online surveillance bill by calling him a supporter of child porn. "He can either stand with us or with the child pornographers," Toews lashed at Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia in the House of Commons. After public criticism of Toews' remark, the bill did not advance past First Reading.
"There are downsides to looking this pretty." - Samantha Brick
It's tough being beautiful, and even tougher when you complain to the world about it. Such was the mistake of Samantha Brick, a British columnist who drew the ire of many of her readers when she penned a column with a headline so outrageous it's our quote of the year. In that ill-chosen headline, "There are downsides to looking this pretty: Why women hate me for being beautiful", her column describes how she has lost numerous female friends because they deemed her spectacular appearance to be a threat. Now, it seems Brick is subscribing to the adage that there no such thing as bad publicity, and parlayed her 15 minutes of fame into a spot on the U.K.'s Big Brother reality television program.
"We are very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.“ Dan Cathy
During Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's mid-July interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy's quote set off a media fire storm, prompting protests, boycotts and vehement support from anti same-sex marriage groups. The question remains: How will this quote affect the business?