• Toronto bike commuter’s cool pool noodle hack

    The inspiration struck Warren Huska after a particularly nasty run-in with a particularly nasty pick-up driver. A daily bike commuter riding 16 km each way on the mean streets of Toronto for years, he considered packing it in. At that moment, his daughter showed up with a pool noodle, and a life hack

    Daily Brew
  • Vast majority of immigrants feel strong sense of belonging, says Statistics Canada study

    As Canadians are asked whether “minorities should do more to fit in” and consider testing potential immigrants for “anti-Canadian values,” a new research paper says most immigrants are patriotic.

    Canada Politics
  • Feds launch Indigenous mental-health hotline as criticism grows

    The federal government touted the launch Monday of a national toll-free telephone hotline for Indigenous people in Canada who need to speak with counsellors about mental-health issues. The announcement comes a week after three young girls in northern Saskatchewan died by suicide within four days of

    Canada Politics
  • Likin’ it: This incredible insect looks exactly like lichen

    It’s called the Lichen Katydid, and man, does it look like lichen. The Lichen Katydid doesn’t do anything special, except look exactly like lichen. Just as there are numerous types of lichen, there are also hundreds of different Lichen Katydid species.

    Lia Grainger
  • Blue-eyed Pakistani tea seller taking the Internet by storm

    A photographer snapped a few simple photos and the life of a tea vendor in Pakistan changed forever. Arshad Khan was simply doing his job, working in a tea stall in the Itwar Bazaar in Islamabad, reports Quartz India. A photographer named Jiah Ali happened to be strolling by and snapped a few pics

    The Daily Buzz
  • YouTuber gives friend terrible haircut using drone

    YouTube personality Roman Atwood wanted to give his friend an experimental haircut. Instead of visiting the local barber, he thought it would be a good idea to see what would happen if he used a drone to do the coiffing. In a 20-minute video published on Oct. 13, Atwood takes viewers through the steps

    The Daily Buzz
  • PHOTOS: Vancouver calendar chronicles Downtown Eastside’s ‘hope and joy’

    Since 2003, the Hope in Shadows photography contest has chronicled life in Vancouver’s hard-bitten Downtown Eastside community — celebrating the souls that inhabit the area in an annual calendar. The 2017 edition launched Tuesday.

    Daily Brew
  • Watch this man endure the second most painful insect sting in the world

    If you’ve ever wondered what being stung by a giant wasp capable of sending a grown adult into fits of shrieking agony looks like, well this is the video for you. Meet the Tarantula Hawk, a wasp that earns its name for the unusual and highly morbid way it reproduces. Once the egg hatches the larva

    The Daily Buzz
  • Astronomer is willing to bet Tim Horton's coffee on alien encounter by 2025

    At least that’s according to Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the California-based Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, who was one of the speakers Monday at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Ottawa’s new transit maps labelled “offensive” by colour blind advocate

    Or perhaps anything Donald Trump has said in recent weeks. An advocacy group is calling the map for Ottawa’s new light rail system just that. It just so happens to be the case that the lines on the new subway map are represented by those two colours.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Police body camera captures men rehearsing wedding dance routine

    A police body camera video is getting attention on social media, but this time it’s for all the right reasons. Instead of depicting a crime or questionable policing, this clip posted on YouTube features a group of men working on a dance routine for an upcoming wedding. Sgt. Todd Burnside of the Carrollton

    Good News
  • New “rooms” discovered in Great Pyramid of Giza

    Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza could contain more secrets, as researchers have recently discovered extra cavities in the grand structure. “These elementary particles, weighing around 200 times more than electrons, can very easily pass through any structure, even large and thick rocks, such as mountains

    The Daily Buzz
  • Rowe named to Supreme Court as Liberals face backlog backlash

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada Monday, and Trudeau’s justice minister, facing a barrage of attacks, made it clear there’s plenty more where that came from.

    Canada Politics
  • Top 10 big Canadian cities for pot busts

    [Mount Niblock, perched above Lake Louise. George Rose/Getty Images]

    Daily Brew
  • Calgary dad finishes Toronto marathon with stroller, new world record

    Being a father is a full-time job, so when Calum Neff competed in Sunday’s Toronto Waterfront Marathon, he decided to bring his daughter along for the ride. Neff was able to finish the race 18th overall in a time of two hours, 31 minutes and 21 seconds, earning him the Guinness World Record for “fastest

    The Daily Buzz
  • Virginia police officer stuns high school students by dancing like Beyoncé

    [A screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows a police officer dancing to Beyoncé’s music at a high school pep rally in Virginia. Spooky Harry/Twitter]

    The Daily Buzz
  • ‘Make America Great’ hat leads to University of Calgary fisticuffs

    The University of Calgary declined to comment, saying only that the matter was in police hands. According to one of the two men, the whole thing began over his “Make America Great Again” hat, which student Andrew Brookman told Metro he wears both because he is a Trump supporter and in order to foster

    Daily Brew
  • Pepe the Frog is back in new campaign aimed away from hate

    Pepe the Frog, a fictional character that became an Internet meme often associated with racism and anti-Semitism, is set to be reclaimed as a positive image thanks to a social media campaign launched by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the cartoon frog’s creator. “Pepe was never intended to be used

    The Daily Buzz
  • Mom lays down the thermostat law in hilarious note to family

    Whether you’re a parent trying to control the heating bill in the winter or a child wearing three layers of clothing and a toque inside in an effort to survive the thermostat battle with your penny-pinching parents, you’ll likely agree this note is highly relatable.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Twitter bot tracks dictators’ travel through Geneva

    Dictators hoping to make a discrete visit to Geneva might have their plans foiled thanks to a sneaky Twitter bot. The GVA Dictator Alert tracks aircraft that are registered to authoritarian governments and then shares arrival and departure times on Twitter. “I think every time that we see a plane from

    The Daily Buzz
  • After U.S. delayed decision on kratom, a look at Canada’s laws on the psychadelic plant

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reversed a decision Thursday to effectively outlaw the plant, seen by some as a non-addictive alternative to opioids. “Health Canada has not authorized any product containing kratom for sale,” Health Canada spokesperson Maryse Durette told Yahoo Canada News.

    Daily Brew
  • Rare beer pong incident leaves players stunned with disbelief

    It was a move so unlikely that it’s captured the attention of Internet users worldwide and it’s all thanks in part to one young man’s surefire confidence in his ability to play beer pong. Beer pong is a game typically played by college students. In an Instagram video that’s currently circlulating the

    The Daily Buzz
  • Hotel wins over customer by fulfilling her unusual requests

    While booking her room online, Meg decided to add a couple of additional requests in the comments section. When Meg arrived, she found an assortment of mini chocolate bars, a framed photo of a cat and a handwritten note from hotel staff.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Weed industry gets serious at Vancouver cannabis conference

    Walking through the doors of the Vancouver hotel hosting the International Cannabis Business Conference, there’s one thing that’s noticeably absent: smoke. Instead, its participants attend to make contacts and talk about the major issues Canada faces as it moves towards the legalization of marijuana

    Daily Brew
  • Who is Erin O’Toole, the latest Tory leadership candidate

    [Erin O’Toole, the former minister of veterans affairs, announced his bid for the Conservative Party leadership on Friday. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press]

    Canada Politics


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