Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant
For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado
Chris Hughes loves to travel, but a nearly two-week stay in a Cuban detention centre was not what he planned on when he began his most recent vacation. “I am a successful businessman from Toronto with two locations, and all of my travels are for the thrill and adventure of visiting new places,” Hughes
Several businesses and organizations in Ontario are in hot water after their attempts at being funny backfired on social media. On Monday, Napa AutoPro on Wellington Road in London posted the phrase “Clown Lives Matter,” on its leaderboard outside. The auto repair shop’s supervisor told the London
It may only be a Heritage Minute, but it covers the legendary and pioneering lifetime of Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, whose story is now immortalized in the latest Historica Canada vignette. Created for the first time in the series with Inuktitut narration (along with the requisite French and English
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
[Mount Niblock, perched above Lake Louise. George Rose/Getty Images]
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
[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 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
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
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.
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