The holiday season doesn’t just mean a six week break in Parliament — it’s also a time when politicians send out their Christmas cards.
A vigil was held in Toronto to commemorate the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women on Dec. 6, 2016 near the University of Toronto campus. A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday in Toronto to commemorate the 14 women who lost their lives in the 1989 Montreal massacre. It was
The De Beers Victor Diamond Mine is the first diamond mine in Ontario. An environmental group has filed a private prosecution against diamond giant De Beers. It is accusing the company of violating the provincial Water Act by failing to report, as required, the levels of neurotoxins found downstream
Fire, as an element, is known for its powers to destroy and incinerate but also renew and transform. So it’s no surprise that poets across the country felt compelled to channel their sadness and frustration over the devastating fires that swept across Fort McMurray into their work.
It’s not something police officers routinely come across. A dog wearing clothes.
A giant christmas tree in the centre of Montreal is getting a whole lot of attention — for all the wrong reasons. It started off as an ambitious plan by city council: erect the largest Christmas tree in North America — bigger than the one in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The Montreal Gazette
Benjamin Hewins decided that rather than shower his wife with gifts on Dec. 25, he would give her a gift every day leading up to Christmas. Ben Hewins surprised his wife with a giant advent calendar. Ben Hewins created a giant advent calendar for his wife this Christmas.
Nathalie Provost is shown following a news conference at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 2014. Most Montrealers remember where they were Dec. 6, 1989, says Francine Pelletier. Marc Lépine wandered the halls of Montreal engineering school Polytechnique, walked into a classroom, ordered the men to
The Montreal Massacre, when 14 women were killed in an engineering school 27 years ago Tuesday, had a long-lasting effect on engineering across Canada and the world, industry professionals say. “It’s left an indelible mark on the engineering community in Canada and abroad,” Mary Wells, a professor at
Flowers sit next to a plaque at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in 2013. It’s been 27 years since the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. The tragic event shook Canadians and set in motion a new chapter in the history of gun control in the country.
A curious South Florida woman made a grisly discovery Nov. 15 after looking inside an SUV with four days worth of parking tickets plastered on the front windshield. Carolyn White was shocked to find 62-year-old Jacob Morpeau slumped over inside an Isuzu Axiom parked outside a courthouse in Broward County
Two Australian men rescued a penguin Thursday morning after finding him stuck and confused in a storm drain. Josh Pirini and Scott Martin were taking photos of street art along a canal in a Sydney suburb Thursday afternoon when suddenly they heard tiny footsteps coming from a drain, reports The Sydney
In February, the Spanish government started enforcing a law that requires street signs named after former dictator Francisco Franco to be removed. With this in mind, certain street names in select cities in Spain will soon be changed. Instead of honouring former dictator Francisco Franco and other
The son of slain St. Louis police officer Blake Snyder received an early Christmas present this year: two teddy bears made from his father’s uniform.
Whether it’s the steady stream of Christmas cards arriving from happy families, or having to attend a festive feast without a companion, the month of December can be a constant reminder of just how alone some people are. A single man decided to take on the staged Christmas card genre embraced by some
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at an event on Dec. 2. Almost six years ago, as a minority Conservative government took up arms against federal taxpayer subsidies of political parties in its march toward the next election, the deputy Liberal leader at the time was busy raising the alarm. The subsidies
Abby Jo Hamele wrote her teacher a hilariously inappropriate email after her wisdom tooth surgery. Abby Jo Hamele, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, had her wisdom teeth removed before the American Thanksgiving weekend. Mistakenly believing her philosophy paper was due soon
The red pepper (left) and Donald Trump speaking at a rally. “A discussion about Trump and the state of the world was going on while the veg was being sliced up. The pepper is not exactly a spitting image of Trump, but it appears to have scrunched eyes and a wide open mouth similar to some of Trump’
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After stealing lights off a Staten Island family’s lawn in the middle of the night, the thief decided to return the decorations along with a letter of apology after being caught in the act by security cameras, reports the Gothamist. Retired police lieutenant Michael Reilly re-posted the video on his
Lois Olsen struck it rich in Alberta. Photo from Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission.
An Australian man is making good use of his empties to spread Christmas cheer. Perth resident Wesley Boyd and a crew of pals assembled a massive Christmas tree made entirely of empty green cans of Victoria Bitter beer.
Specialists across the country are furious over a plan by the Liberals to include them in a change to the small business tax laws, saying the anger could kick off another brain drain to the U.S.
A program providing boxing training to women who have survived violence has been granted new funding from Canada’s Public Health Agency but hopes for one more thing from the federal government: a visit from the Prime Minister. Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club houses Shape Your Life, a program run by Brock
In an effort to bring more transparency to a level of government often criticized as being undemocratic, the government has created a website for the public to track how Canadian senators are using their time inside and out of the Red Chamber. The website provides details on all members of the Senate