• Green water off southern B.C. triggering questions, concerns

    [A screen shot of NASA satelite imagery shows green waters off Vancouver Island on Aug. 22, 2016. NASA WORLDVIEW]

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  • Lucky seal hops on boat and escapes being eaten by killer whales

    Other videos show the ongoing drama as the seal tries to make its escape, only to retreat back to the safety of the boat as the determined orcas continue their hunt. At one point the seal even takes refuge between the boat’s engines to avoid being suddenly snapped up in one of the whale.

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  • Man caught using tiny tugboat to glide down river

    Sure there is more than one way to cruise down the river but this man has found a way to did it in style.

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  • Knighted penguin waddles up the ranks of Norway’s Royal Guard

    In a Norwegian tradition that has spanned a century, a penguin living at the Edinburgh zoo has been named brigadier, a promotion for the bird, but a slight demotion considering he is a King penguin. “We are honoured to host His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard as they bestow a prestigious new title

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  • Natural enemies defy the odds to become pen pals

    One in particular is a Golden retriever named Pippa, who dutifully waits each day for her owner’s letters to arrive so she can promptly escort the deliveries to the front door. “Sometimes, Pippa comes out for the daily delivery but there’s no mail for her to collect. Struder is a dog lover through

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  • ‘We only tip citizens’: Server receives nasty note instead of tip

    Last week, Sadie Elledge waited on a woman and her boyfriend at Jess’ Lunch in downtown Harrisonburg. After Elledge rang up their order, the couple signed the receipt and left the restaurant. Elledge was born in the Untied States and is of Honduran and Mexican descent.

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  • Calgary looking closely at 2026 Winter Games bid

    With the party over in Rio, Calgary will begin in earnest this month to explore the possibility of bidding to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “We’re hoping that will be underway within the next 10 days,” says Doug Mitchell, chairman of the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority. A final

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  • Telegram journalist’s online harassment shows why FemFest is needed: organizer

    The article was like many others that appear in local daily newspapers, with Telegram reporter Tara Bradbury interviewing Jenny Wright about FemFest, a new festival about to launch in St. John’s.

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  • Grand chief grateful Downie’s farewell included words for indigenous people

    The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie tends to let his lyrics do most of the talking, but at the band’s show in Kingston, Ont., this weekend the ailing singer, who has terminal brain cancer, spoke a few words for Canada’s indigenous people. During the Saturday concert that was broadcast live by CBC and viewed

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  • Six-month-old puppy saved after accidentally swallowing a steak knife

    It was an extremely close call for one mischievous young puppy that somehow managed to swallow a 20cm long steak knife. A six-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Lexie shocked staff at the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney, Australia, when x-rays revealed a serrated blade inside the pup’s stomach

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  • Office drama escalates quickly after brazen sandwich theft

    An office worker had no choice but to get the human resources department involved when his missing lunch of a turkey and Swiss on rye was stolen and held for ransom by a fellow employee. Photos from the entire ordeal were posted to Imgur, but we’ve pulled together the highlights.

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  • Mauril Bélanger: who will replace the late MP?

    There’s been mourning and fluttering in the nation’s capital since the death of veteran Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who died mid-August from Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The 61-year-old politician died Aug. 15, just nine months after getting his ALS diagnosis

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  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats surprise fan with living room concert

    A 9-year-old in Centennial, Colo. was treated to a private serenade in her living room when S.O.B. singer Nathaniel Rateliff and his guitarist showed up to her family home ready to rock. The band was in town playing a sold out show in Red Rocks over the weekend, but on Tuesday night they played a quieter

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  • Ontario teen calls 911 after being ‘forced’ to go on vacation with family

    While at a rental cottage in Trent Hills, Ontario, the 15-year-old girl from Mississauga called 911 and said her “parents forced her to go on vacation with them,” Hamilton Spectator reports. Despite the unusual emergency call, the police still responded to ensure the family was safe.

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  • Eddie Vedder pays tribute to Gord Downie, The Tragically Hip

    Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took a moment during the rock band’s Chicago concert to honour Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip, who were playing their final show in Kingston, Ontario. “There’s something going on north of the border tonight,” Vedder told the crowd at Wrigley Field over the weekend

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  • No longer an anonymous donor student works with Kingston family to help others

    Kris Chung is, in many ways, a regular student. A third year student at the Royal Military College of Canada, Chung answered Yahoo Canada News via email during his busy school day. The girls were born with Alagille syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the liver, heart and other body parts, and

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  • Former GG Michaelle Jean urges French presence at the Olympics

    [Michaelle Jean was chosen as the secretary-general of the International Organization of la Francophonie in 2014. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press]

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  • Students struggle to find accommodations in Vancouver, Canada’s hottest housing market

    Robin Dhillon graduated high school in Manitoba in June. In a few weeks, he starts classes at the University of British Columbia. Vancouver’s real estate market is one of the most expensive in the world and certainly the most expensive in Canada.

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  • Rookie cabinet minister Bardish Chagger appointed government House leader

    Bardish Chagger has made history as the first woman to become leader of the government in the House of Commons. Chagger, 36, is the MP for Waterloo, Ont., and was first elected to federal office in 2015.

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  • QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Aug. 13-19

    [Andre De Grasse signed a multi-year deal with Puma worth $11.25 million in December 2015. GETTY IMAGES/Paul Gilham]

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  • Crystal Serenity’s Northwest Passage cruise opens door to more big ships and is a concern

    The luxury Crystal Serenity cruise ship left Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday with 1,000 such souls on board for its maiden voyage through the Arctic route. While not the first tourist ship through the notorious passage, the Crystal Serenity is by far the largest and most expensive to set forth. “The

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  • Caught on camera: Humpback whales surprise group of B.C. kayakers

    Wildcoast Adventures uploaded a video of the stunning moment when a pair of humpback whales breached the water only mere metres away from a group of delighted kayakers. The guided tour group was initially observing from a distance as a mother humpback whale calmly nursed her young calf near B.C.’s Penn

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  • Take a tour of a garden where all the plants can kill you

    Stopping to smell the flowers is not encouraged at the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. Head gardener Trevor Jones dressed in a protective suit and facemask for this video tour where he goes about his job tending to the dangerous foliage. Jones says that many of the plants

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  • Picture of lightning strike inspires creative interpretations

    A moment from a monstrous Arizona storm captured by the U.S. Department of the Interior is inspiring some creative interpretations online. The photo of a lightening strike posted on the department’s Facebook page resembles the silhouette of a Tyrannosaurus rex getting ready to sink its teeth into a

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  • Toronto panda cam and 6 other zoo live streams to watch online

    The Toronto Zoo has launched a panda cam, which allows anyone with an Internet connection to check out what Er Shun and her two 10-month-old cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, are up to during waking hours. The cameras, which are mounted above the enclosure, will be rolling between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m

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