Karina Gould, centre, was named the new Minister for Democratic Institutions on Jan. 10. The federal Liberal government’s recent cabinet shuffle has signalled a slight shift in the Canadian political landscape with a fresh approach to foreign relations and immigration. Time is short and the timeline
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Jan. 13 in London, Ont., is facing ethics complaints after a family vacation included a stop on a billionaire’s private island in the Bahamas. Canada’s federal ethics commissioner will look into whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated conflict-of-interest
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on Jan. 11 in New York. This week, Donald Trump is set to be officially be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America — a moment that was almost inconceivable by many before he actually won the U.S. election in November
Matthew McConaughey and Jimmy Fallon read a script penned by Ontario’s Leo Chicoine on ‘The Tonight Show.’ Photo from YouTube. A nine-year-old Ontario boy has gotten his 15 minutes of fame after his script was performed live on ‘The Tonight Show’. Leo Chicoine attends École Publique Saint-Joseph in
At the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert sits a crater of fire the size of a football field that’s been perpetually burning now for years. The Darvaza Gas Crater has been burning since 1971 — back when Turkmenistan was still a part of the Soviet Union. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Soviet
Weston the cat is seen perched atop his sledding partner and human owner, Ashley. Weston, who is one half of the Adventure Cats, was having a great time hitting the snow-covered hills while perched atop his human companion’s shoulders. The video, which was published Jan. 13 on YouTube, has already
Grassroots tools to reduce sexual assault in bars are cropping up across Canada. About nine years ago, Aja Sax was drugged at a bar in Victoria and sexually assaulted. “I remember being at the bar that I was a regular at and sitting there with my beer and wanting to go have a cigarette and not knowing
We all have those moments from time to time when we hear a question and, for one reason or another, things just don’t click.
A university rejection letter left one young woman disappointed, but then she was inspired to create this unique painting. Receiving that dreaded rejection letter in the mail (which often has hollow condolences) can just add salt into the wound. Vulliamy told ITV News that she was initially disappointed
From left to right: Justin, Michel, and Sacha Trudeau attended the swearing in ceremonies of their father Pierre Elliott Trudeau as Prime Minister March 3, 1980 at Government House. When Justin Trudeau became prime minister it was, in many ways, a homecoming. Born in 1971, just a few years into his
York Regional Police aren’t immune to online harassment, and they’ve made a video to articulate that point. A YouTube video published on Jan. 12 called Cops Read #MeanTweets features a handful of men and women in uniform bluntly reading some of the unkind, strange and downright rude messages Twitter
Sheep typically follow their shepherds, but in this video said to be taken in Germany, chaos breaks out when a herd of sheep are startled by an oncoming vehicle.
A ginger-coloured bunny defied all expectations by proving to the world that it’s more than just a tiny, adorable creature — it can also play a mean game of Jenga. A YouTube video published on Jan. 7 shows a rabbit named Simba — a small, short-eared bundle of fur — approach a group of three people who
A snowboarder at Whistler recently survived an avalanche thanks to a gift from his grandmother — and he caught it all on video. Tom Oye is from Adelaide, Australia, but he’s been living in Whistler for the past three years. The 29-year-old was recently riding with his camera rolling when the side of
Soldiers from Royal Regiment of Canada shovel snow on Jan. 15, 1999, in downtown Toronto after the army was called in. It was the day Toronto sealed its fate as the most mocked city in Canada. On Jan. 13, 1999, many Torontonians were outside shoveling snow.
Hayden gets a visit from friends over the holidays. From Go Team Hayden Facebook page. The community of Wallaceburg, ON is rallying around one special little girl in the hopes of making her next birthday one she’ll never forget.
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference since his November election startled many. It was because the incoming leader of the free world, one of the proudest democracies anywhere, was shouting down journalists. A yelling match erupted between Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta when
The carbon tax that was implemented in Alberta on Jan. 1 is meant to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, but it’s produced one unexpected side effect so far: confusion. Provincial media reported on the uncertainty as the new tax approached, and now that the levy is in place
The video, while uploaded to YouTube in early November with the title “guitar prank on my friend,” is actually one of the many of the short sketches Melberger films for the web. A shorter version of the video also appeared days later on the soon-to-be-shuttered social network Vine. The video was filmed
This man has been playing a multiplayer online role-playing game since 1999, sharing adventures with friends from around the world. A 74-year-old grandpa is saying farewell to a multiplayer online game that he’s been playing since 1999. A YouTube video of the unnamed senior shows him sitting in front
Shopping for a new cellphone or tablet can be a chore. Deciding between which pricey slab of metal and glass is slightly faster or has marginally better battery life can be as fun as choosing between mayo or Mircal Whip.
Monkeys are seen consoling each other after the death of “robot baby monkey.” Photo from BBC. Footage taken from hidden cameras designed to resemble animals in the wild has captured a touching moment. The upcoming BBC documentary series Spy in the Wild takes the novel approach of using life-like animatronic