Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas. After 59 people were killed at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the conversation around gun control in the United States may have changed. “It strikes me as odd that it’s illegal to convert a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic
With yet another mass shooting taking the lives of innocent bystanders in the United States, apprehension about being caught up in a similar event is inevitable. Ultimately though, while the chance of a mass shooting taking place in Canada is much rarer, it’s important to keep some basic tips in mind
The mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has claimed the lives of at least 58 people, with officials now saying four of the victims were from Canada. The massacre is America’s worst mass shooting event in its history, and one that has victims from other countries.
As the kneeling protests calling out police brutality in the U.S. further polarize the country, Canadians have been watching from the sidelines. But they also have their own opinions on the matter. A new Angus Reid Institute poll shows that 57 per cent of Canadians back a professional athlete’s right
Justin Trudeau responds to questions during Question Period in the House of Commons. A new poll shows that Canadians are starting to get mixed feelings about their government as it approaches the two year mark of its term. While Justin Trudeau remains personally popular, a slight plurality of Canadians
Justin Trudeau announced today that Dr. Mona Nemer, a University of Ottawa professor, would be Canada’s new chief science advisor. But what does the job entail?
A new poll has revealed that, for the second straight quarter, not a single premier in Canada has above 50 per cent popularity with their constituents. The poll, released by the Angus Reid Institute, shows that the country’s most popular premier is still Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, who saw an uptick of
Temperatures are soaring around Ontario. It’s been a scorcher over the past few days in southern Ontario, but relief will thankfully soon be on the way in the form of a cold front. “It’s the summer we never had – that came in September,” joked Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather
Someone who studies flags is called a vexillologist, and their trade is vexillology. Yahoo Canada News recently spoke to one about one of the most important flag changes in Canada — the addition of a white pine representing the Iroquois peoples of the area to the city of Montreal’s flag. Flag design
Chelsea Manning was convicted of passing classified government material to WikiLeaks. Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted for the biggest release of classified data in American history, revealed on Twitter that she has been barred from entering Canada. Just earlier
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau addresses the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his speech at the U.N. today to show that, contrary to the overwhelmingly positive press the country
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to put the spotlight on Canada in his speech to the UN General Assembly. The Liberal leader will address Canada’s relationship with First Nations and the path toward reconciliation, a senior government source tells CBC News. The highly-anticipated New York
After a heckler demanded that NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh tell her “when your Sharia is going to end”, it came to our attention that some Canadians may not know what adherents of the myriad faiths that are practiced in Canada look like. Take our quiz and see how well you score!
Bernie Sanders got a welcome boost when launching his legislative bid for a single-payer healthcare program in the United States yesterday — the endorsement of a prominent Canadian doctor. “I just handed over this card, my Canadian health care card to my doctor, and that was it,” she says. “In public
Hurricane Irma’s presence has been felt not only in Florida, but across the Caribbean islands. On the tiny island of Barbuda, 95 per cent of the structures were destroyed by Irma. The Category 5 storm also left a trail of destruction in St. Martin, where officials say 70 per cent of structures was
Ready or not, fall is around the corner, and this year might be a mild one for much of Canada. This year has already been the worst wildfire season for B.C. in six decades – and it’s not over yet. The weather expert warned these fires may persist until November.
From left to right, NDP leadership candidates Jagmeet Singh, Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Guy Caron. The past couple years have seen the improbable rise of old school social democrats finding popularity among voters some 50 years their junior. Be it Bernie Sanders in the U.S., Jeremy Corbyn in the
Online and TV viewers this weekend were shocked by a video of the rough arrest of a Utah nurse simply following hospital procedure. Alex Wubbels, the nurse in the video, spoke to CNN this morning to explain why the incident was only coming to light now, despite the incident taking place on July 25,
McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., saw its ranking jump 35 spots to No. 78 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018. The University of Oxford is the world’s top-ranked university for 2018, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The publication
This photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette in her vehicle. A West Coast police force is sending a message to motorists with a hefty fine that didn’t come with a warning. The West Shore RCMP posted a tweet showing how one driver was given a $575 fine Thursday by a police officer in Langford, B.C.,
A Houston neighbourhood is devastated by in widespread flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017. In June 2013, more than 200 millimetres of rain in less than 48 hours left parts of Calgary under water. A month after that happened, the Greater Toronto Area was swamped with its own flood
A statue of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, is photographed in Kingston, Ont. Photo from CP. More than half of Canadians are against changing the names of schools that pay tribute to the country’s first prime minister, according to a new poll. The Angus Reid Institute released
Canadians have displayed morel linguistic diversity than commonly imagined. A new survey has revealed the subtle but very real linguistic diversity of Canada’s English-speaking population. The results showed that Canadian English isn’t uniform and that in some cases people have made up their own words
Sen. Mike Duffy is suing the federal government and the Senate for damages stemming from his criminal trial over his Senate expenses. Duffy was acquitted of all charges in 2016. Sen. Mike Duffy is taking legal action against the Senate and the federal government, seeking more than $8 million in damages
Canadians believe Winnipeg is the most unsafe city in the country, with Ottawa soaring as the safest. Canadians have revealed how safe they feel cities around the country are, even if they aren’t actually as safe as they may seem. According to a new poll released by Mainstreet Research covering safety