Toronto’s LGBTQ community is launching its first-ever Pride Month on June 1, expanding on its previous four decades of weeklong celebrations. In fact, Calgary was the first Canadian city in 2005 to have a Pride Month. “It’s pretty exciting for us,” enthused Pride Month/Pride Toronto executive director
Charles Helms, 56, was on the third hole when he noticed the beast roaming through the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida, News 3 reports. “He doesn’t bother anybody and they don’t bother him,” Wendy Schofield, an employee with Buffalo Creek Golf Course, told News 3.
A new survey shows that the overall Canadian population is moving its trust on food issues away from traditional authorities and towards personal ones, and that shift is most significant for millennials and people who identify as foodies. Millennials, women and foodies had lower levels of trust in the
It’s a rare sight to see a dog who enjoys taking a bath, or in this case a shower. But one corgi seems to go crazy when it’s time to clean up.
The two videos are part of Police Scotland’s 101/999 Aware campaign, which is an effort to reduce unnecessary calls to the police. In Scotland, 999 is the number used for emergencies much like how 911 is used in the U.S. and Canada, and 101 is the country’s non-emergency number.
The introduction of extra-wide, female-only parking spaces in China has been met with harsh criticism on Chinese social media. A service area along China’s Hangxinjing highway features several parking spots intended to accommodate female motorists, Quartz reports. The reason for the move to female-only
It was a wild weekend that saw politicians rapping, fake gagging and dressing up as the Grim Reaper. Political antics were on full display at the Liberal and Conservative national conventions in Winnipeg and Vancouver this past week. Former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, for example, was caught on
Starting in 2017, Ontario students will be among the first in Canada to have an option to enter a gender beyond male and female when applying to post-secondary institutions. It’s part of a wider movement at educational institutions to become more inclusive to a variety of gender identities, one expert
Relief is being tempered by frustration for some residents of Fort McMurray who continue to wait for emergency funds and try to cope with an ever-changing schedule for their return. A voluntary, phased re-entry is to begin June 1 but environmental concerns have forced one postponement after another
When a baby fox fell into a drainpipe in Bexhill, England earlier this month, rescuers from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service got to work trying to save the little creature. “We were amazed that the vixen turned up whilst we were trying to find the cub and it was almost as if she
Eviction notices could be coming for a tent city that sprouted up near the B.C. legislature in Victoria last fall and has been a flashpoint over the issue of homelessness. In February, the chief justice of the B.C. Supreme Court, Christopher Hinkson, rejected the government’s eviction order. He set
Garbage day for one Florida family has blossomed into a special bond with their neighbourhood’s garbage collectors. WFTV anchor Martha Sugalski has been recording videos of “garb day” greetings between her triplets and the sanitation engineers since they were babies. “It started as just waving to the
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A five-year-old boy with dwarfism has gained a new canine companion whose friendship is helping him to accept himself. Quaden Bayles is an Australian boy who was born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, and who has faced cruel bullying both in-person and from online trolls. Speaking to
Professional skateboarders Tony Hawk and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki are able to live like astronauts as they perform tricks in zero gravity. In a fun-filled video clip, the feeling of zero gravity is achieved thanks to a specially modified airplane able to perform arial maneuvers recreating various levels
CBC workplace issues are in the spotlight again this week, with one former executive suing the broadcaster for wrongful dismissal and other employees alleging more workplace harassment. Todd Spencer is suing the public broadcaster for $700,000 in relation to his firing, which came after the Jian Ghomeshi
[Gina Wood came home recently to find a bear rummaging through her kitchen / Gina Wood/Facebook]
[Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose has said she won’t run for the leadership race next year but there’s a ‘draft Rona’ movement underway. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick]
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Michael Tertsea has always loved basketball. As a child in Nigeria, Tertsea excelled at the sport, so when coach Tony Martin of the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland, asked Tertsea to come to the United States and join his high school squad, the young baller decided to make move.
Iceland’s Skessuhornið reports that the letter was sent by foreign tourists who had previously visited the farm. In the letter, they explained that they wanted to prove that Iceland was the coolest country on earth, and that in Iceland, anything is possible.
Anyone with a green thumb will appreciate the time and dedication it took to nurture this tiny pumpkin seedling into a monstrous behemoth. The pumpkin seed used for this massive piece of produce came from a world record 2009-pound pumpkin from Rhode Island, and began it’s journey to greatness on April
Canadian scientists and their supporters are celebrating the publication of a major Environment Canada study on Alberta’s oilsands – one of the first federal research projects to be published since a change in federal government. “Looks like the muzzle on Canadian scientists has been lifted,” says one
Nathan Paulin and Danny Menšík have beat the world record for longest highline walk at 1020 meters. The dizzying record breaking feat took place on April 19 in Aiglun, France, and saw each athlete balancing a daunting 600 meters in the air at the slackline’s highest point, reports Red Bull. Menšík,
While perusing a bookstore with her family in Peterborough, Ont. Kiana Bromley picked up a copy of Shonda Rhime’s book ‘Year of Yes’ and uncovered an envelope lodged between it and another book. Once she got past her trepidation, Kiana discovered an uplifting note that was meant to inspire.