A woman living in the remote Northwest Territory village of Fort Simpson received a pleasant surprise via a mysterious letter in the mail. Beth Jumbo, Senior Administrative Officer of Fort Simpson, posted this photo to Imgur of a letter from someone going by the name “Brian in Boston” containing a Canadian
Back when typewriters were introduced, professors had to deal with not being able to identify students’ work by their handwriting. Fast-forward a few decades and the deck is looking increasingly stacked in the students’ favour. Earlier this month, a university in Bangkok cancelled some exams after
Former prime minister Stephen Harper will leave politics some time in the next few months, according to media reports. In his post-parliamentary life, sources say the former Conservative leader will pursue business interests and possibly establish a foreign policy institute – an aspiration that drew
Sarah Doucette, left, looking at Chewy, the older capybara, at the High Park Zoo on Wednesday. Toronto’s parks department has hatched a midnight plan to catch two capybaras that escaped a day earlier and become an Internet sensation.
In India, the beef being scared, the chain has expanded its range of vegetarian or chicken burger,” Zaka told FastandFood in an interview. According to Mirror, he sometimes gets away without eating the contents if he shows his credentials to a store manager and is given an empty box to add to his growing
A paralyzed veteran who dedicated his life to horse training was given the chance to connect with his beloved animals one last time. Roberto Gonzalez is a Vietnam War veteran who was paralyzed May 21,1970, only a few months into his service. “Horses are his life.
A few weeks ago, Caldwell offered an apology for his actions in a newspaper classified ad, which appeared in the Canadian Jewish News. The text of the ad read: “To Howard Rosen, sorry I punched you at Runnymede Public School in the early 1950s.
When a young Pokemon fan had his card collection stolen, little did he know that a generous police officer would go above and beyond the call of duty to help him out. Bryce, aged nine, has been collecting Pokemon cards for three years and he carefully preserves them in a binder, according to Fox8. But
Jim Mininni, 58, was admitted to the ICU at Kingston General Hospital on April 28 after complaining of breathing problems. Then, just one day later Jim’s wife Cindy suffered a heart attack and was also admitted to the ICU — but at a different hospital. “[The doctor] saw my father worsening, and knew
In his presentation at Startup Fest, Cook mentioned he had recently visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. From his perspective, Cook says he noticed the man, apparently, holding something flat, rectangular and big enough to fit in a person’s palm. From a distance, Cook says, the item could certainly
As CTV News reports, fisherman Blaine Marsh caught a blue lobster last Friday near the coast of Alder Point, near Cape Breton. Blue lobsters are a rare sight for even the most seasoned lobster fisherman, and the odds of actually catching one in is about one in two million. Well hopefully this year’
The original artwork titled ‘Angel Is Waiting’ by Shelly Xue was hanging in the Shanghai Museum of Glass, roped off from visitors. The barrier didn’t stop two kids from playing around with the sculpture, and neither did the adults with them, who stood by and filmed the youngsters.
One woman’s camping trip took a wild turn she woke up to find a trio of thirsty lions enjoying a drink from outside her tent. In a post to the Facebook group Kgalagadi Sightings, Lubbe shared images and video of her up close encounter explaining the lions had arrived looking for something to drink.
If you like roller coasters but prefer to avoid the stomach-turning effects, a new theme park restaurant in England could be just for you. The aptly named Rollecoaster Restaurant at the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, England features roller coasters that deliever thrills and food to your table
If you have not missed a payment in 3 years you need to see this. Banks feel cheated by brilliant home pay off plan.
Watching a child graduate high school is a proud moment for any parent, but perhaps more so for Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey who got to see their seven children accept their high school diplomas from Carlisle High School in Iowa.The McCaughey kids have beein in the headlines since their birth in 1997 as
If you visited a drugstore on Victoria Day, only to find that many of the aisles were cordoned off with police tape, rest assure that no crime had been committed. The Retail Business Holidays Act “strikes a balance between allowing businesses to remain open and providing consumers and employees with
A group of specialists created a prosthetic replacement for Freddy who not only survived the blaze but also two cases of pneumonia and 45 days without food, according to Inside Edition. Designer Cicero Moraes, a member of the volunteer group called The Animal Avengers, created the shell using 3D computer
If Toronto city council decides to bid for Expo 2025 the city will be up against some heavy competition from cities such as Paris, London, Guangzhou and perhaps even Tehran. “I believe Toronto’s chances are really excellent given Canada’s track history with 1967 and 1986,” says Urso Chappell, curator
Photo booth photography is pretty much a guaranteed crowd pleaser at any wedding, anniversary or large get-together. Andrew Stadelberger decided to show his disapproval for photo booths in a stone-faced, one-minute video posted on YouTube. Titled This is 30, the clip shows Stadelberger standing behind
The Tragically Hip, announced Tuesday morning that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer. Downie, 52, had a seizure in his hometown of Kingston, Ont., and as a result he was diagnosed in December with a deadly form of brain cancer. There are more than 120 types of brain and central nervous
Artist Benjamin Lloyd has been tattooing kids for a few years. Watching their faces light up at the sight of their new ink recently gave Lloyd an idea: why not use his skills to give a much needed confidence boost to some kids that really needed it? The offer is making him famous in New Zealand.
WWE wrestlers have always had wacky names, especially back in their heyday as the WWF in the ‘80s and ‘90s. U.K.-based author Sean Leahy thought he’d let his three-year-old daughter take a stab at guessing the names of some old-school wrestlers, and the results were hilarious, needless to say.
Animal rescue workers were in for a surprise after stumbling upon this unusual kitten who resembles a mythical creature of the night. The Lykoi - also known as the “Werewolf Cat” - is a ultra-rare cat breed known for a genetic mutation featuring patchy, wild looking dark hair and a narrow bald face,
In his six-minute-long concept film, Hyper-Reality, Matsuda takes us to the not-so-distant future, where augmented reality is ubiquitous and almost inescapable. The concept film came to reality (no pun intended) after Matsuda set up a Kickstarter campaign for the project back in 2013, and it was shot
[Hannah Battiste, 18, is seen in this image posted to her personal Facebook]