This struggle is no different for refugees arriving from war-torn Syria, but with a little help from 21st century technology, one family is well on their way towards starting a brand new life. “From Syria to Canada” is a video from Google that documents the transition of Syrian refugee Emad and his
The Canadian government will hold on to Villa Grandi — its official residence in Rome — after all, according to a news report. The newspaper reported that other properties that the previous government planned to sell were under review and could also end up going off the market, according to a government
There appears to be an unsettling trend emerging in the housing section of Craigslist. People across the country are using the rooms/shared category of the popular online classified website to solicit women — and sometimes men — for sexual favours in return for free rent. “Free rent for a female” was
[Norman MacDonald says plans are underway to fulfil the wishes of the late Gary Robert Dupuis after the mystery man’s ashes washed up on the shores of Cape Breton inside a tequila bottle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Norman MacDonald]
In the case of the Kansas City Police Department, the answer is the fire department. It was a regular day at the Kansas City Police Academy, when one of the elevators unexpectedly malfunctioned, trapping 12 officers inside.
It was better late than never for one New Zealand woman who finally returned her library book after first checking it out in 1948. Converted to modern New Zealand currency rates, the fines add up to an impressive $24,605 NZ dollars, or an estimated $21,543 Canadian.
While the NBA playoffs are in full swing, chances are you won’t see any dunks in those heated matches as extreme as the ones the Dunking Devils have pulled off in their latest viral video.
One is tucked into a tent, slightly reclining in a tank top and shorts, while the other fellow is seated next to him on a lawn chair, holding a selfie stick and giving a thumbs up. Next to him is a small table, which has a laptop on top of it.
A pregnant woman who received some much needed help during a flight decided to show her appreciation by naming her newborn son after the airline company who assisted her.
Revelations that B.C. Premier Christy Clark receives a $50,000 stipend from her party, on top of her premier’s salary, makes it all the more urgent that the province reform its political fundraising rules and put an end to high-priced fundraising dinners with the leader, says an advocate for political
The mother and her husband, Scott Underhal, already have a 22-month-old son named Archer, and during this pregnancy they were both rooting to go against the norm. Aurelia’s grandfather, Conrad Underdahl, told reporters he’s delighted about the long awaited arrival of his granddaughter, who is said to
A teenage woman in Georgia allegedly caused a traffic accident that left another driver with permanent brain damage after she felt compelled to ‘capture a snap’ of herself while traveling at nearly 180 kilometers an hour. The young woman, Christal McGee, 18, was using the application’s ‘speed’ filter
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The Royal Canadian Legion has no plans to revoke $500,000 it spent on funding an international sporting event, which it drew from its poppy fund, despite some outcry. The money was directed to the Invictus Games, a multi-sport tournament that features disabled veterans from 15 countries. Founded by
There may not be any ocean views or mountainous landscapes, but this point of view video from a Go-Pro strapped to a Lego train is still impressive. The three and a half minute video starts in a room in the house, where the train begins its journey, under a bed.
Alberta Parks has been forced to issue an official warning after several people have come face-to-face with an overly aggressive dusky grouse along the Montane Traverse hiking trail, reports the Calgary Sun. The bird on several occasions has charged towards hikers, and his temper can be linked to something
A couple who took a Caribbean cruise with their kids learned a lesson they’ll never forget last week, that ended with the cruise ship leaving port with their kids on board and the parents in shambles on the pier. Scott Thomas was on the ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ and caught the incident, from April 21, on
International Space Station (ISS) commander Tim Kopra gave Vancouver a shout out on Monday with a tweet featuring an image of the city from space. “Greetings @CityofVancouver from @Space_Station!”, Kopra tweeted under his handle @astro_tim.
Popular restaurant Earls has announced it will only serve Certified Humane beef in its 66 restaurants, making it the first chain in North America to do so. It’s a program based out of the United States and represents 130 farms that follow strict standards about how animals are raised and doesn’t allow
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Victor Aerden is Belgian physiotherapist and hobby photographer who has fallen in love with the wide open spaces and natural beauty that Canada is known for. Aerden became so fascinated with our country’s unique landscape that he’s decided to make it his permanent home. A spring Sunrise in Banff. 2months
There will be no horn-topped hats, but other than that, the crossing of Viking ship Harald Hårfagre from Iceland to the United States is expected to emulate Leif Eriksson’s historical tenth century journey fairly accurately. The Viking longship stands 35 metres long, and is the world’s largest longship
When LeeAdianez Rodriguez lined up at the start line this past Sunday in Rochester, New York, she thought she was running a 5km race. Instead, she unintentionally competed in a half-marathon — and finished the entire 21.2km track in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 31 seconds. Rodriguez and her mother, Brendalee
“I really think a lot of this in Alberta goes back to being a very conservative province traditionally, and a real lack of focus on any kind of comprehensive community and education campaigns,” Pam Krause, president and CEO of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, which offers birth control, counselling
Smartphones have become so ubiquitous that, often, users seem more focused on their screens than in the actual real world around them. The project launched after city officials began noticing that pedestrians had started to ignore traffic lights - in favour of their phones. The problem became so bad