[Which of these three women is the mother?/Twitter]
Experts say Canada’s new government has a chance to continue rebranding the country’s international reputation when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits the nation’s capital next week. The head of the United Nations is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 11, to discuss topics
Now Wab Kinew wants to add politician to his resume. Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg riding of Fort Rouge for the spring provincial election. The associate vice-president for indigenous relations at the
Chip Wilson, the Lululemon founder who has a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease, had another flare up this week. Okay, Chip. The firestorm of his remarks too fierce to ignore, Wilson did, to his credit, hasten to apologize for his actions.
A classic childhood game gets a whole new perspective from a little boy as he searches for his parents while wearing a GoPro camera.
A little boy from Ottawa will soon be spreading sunshine around the world, thanks to IKEA. Six-year-old Leonard Belanger of Ottawa beat out almost 52,000 other entries to win the IKEA’s Soft Toy Drawing Competition, reports CTV. Drawing will be turned into Soft Toy.
A German shepherd who was living as a stray in Kentucky with a rare condition called short spine syndrome has taken the Internet by storm.
A handful of teenage students in California have swapped closets in protest of what they deem to be their school’s discriminatory dress code. Some boys at Buchanan High School, in Clovis, Cal., swapped their regular clothes for the “banned” items that young female students aren’t allowed to sport at
What is cuter than a sleeping baby, you ask? To lull the baby into a dreamy stupor, Motola strapped him into a baby harness, sat down at his keyboard, and then improvised his own arrangement of the 1868 drowsy-time classic, Brahms’ Lullaby. For the rest of the song, little sam sits in the baby carrier
Gideon Robinson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year and has been receiving treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, according to his GoFundMe page. Sarah Richardson aka 'Tall Sarah’ captured the little boy’s heart.
Vimeo user ‘Thomas Anamun’ recently uploaded a video of his dog Bentley, who shows-off a neat trick which is sure to get other dog owner’s clamoring for Anamun’s teaching method.
A 18-year-old Canadian in her last year of high school who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia received a moving tribute befitting a high school senior. Laura Hillier had been battling the disease for years when she finally died on January 20, before she could graduate from high school, reports
I have a special relationship with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organization that creates policies to protect airport, train, and ship security. They love me. At least I thought they did.
A cascading waterfall flowed backwards up the side of a cliff earlier this week, after gale force winds blew the falling water back from whence it came. It happened on the Isle of Mull in Scotland, where two waterfalls usually plunge down into the sea off of a peninsula known as Ardmeanmach, reports
A world record was broken and thousands of the needy have a new blanket thanks to one Facebook group in India. A crocheting group called Mother India’s Crochet Queens used the social networking platform to ask women around the world to contribute sections of needle-worked blanket that would eventually
A new Ontario policy may pave the way for all kinds of moral and ethical beliefs to be protected as a human right — even veganism. In its report released Dec. 10, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) updated its definition of “creed,” which until now was generally considered a synonym for religion
It is called the Great Bear Rainforest, the vast tract of remote British Columbia wilderness protected under a landmark agreement announced this week ending a two-decades long fight by First Nations and environmental groups. Brian Falconer, a conservationist with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation
What happens when an adorably-aloof beagle is confronted with a furry and persistent hand-puppet? A cute and addictive two minutes of cat and mouse … er, dog and bunny.
In recent years there’s been a few notable Facebook challenges like the ALS Bucket Challenge and the No Make-up Selfie for Cancer Research, that have taken the social media platform by storm. The Facebook Motherhood Challenge asks mothers to post a series of photos that make them “happy to be a mother
In an adorable video titled “Wild Boar Curling,” one of the boars is seen trying to walk off the ice but its legs keep slipping beneath him. All that was missing were the sweepers to smooth the ice and keep the boars moving.
[Pereira is one of sixty people who suffer from the disease worldwide/YouTube]
During Bruce Springsteen’s world tour, one 88-year-old Toronto fan got her birthday wish when the rock icon invited her on stag to dance. Springsteen spotted a homemade sign among the crowded venue at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night, asking the musician for a “birthday dance,” CTV News reports
Harley Quinn Smith, star of upcoming film Yoga Hosers and daughter of director Kevin Smith, was chilling outside a Starbucks in her neighborhood in California when two men in a vehicle approached her, claiming to be her Uber and trying to convince her to get into their vehicle. “They didn’t have the
[Luxembourg is the first country in Europe to stake out rights for the mining of so-called “near-Earth objects” such as asteroids, according to officials/AFP Photo]
Another Toronto racoon is making the rounds on social networks this week after it was filmed on a street attempting to help another racoon that was struck by a car - or so many online commenters believe.
“There just aren’t a great number of women in Parliament right now,” Caroline Andrew told Yahoo Canada News. Currently, there are only 88 women MPs in the House (26 per cent of the total) and 85 are eligible to sit on a committee. Because Bloc Québécois MPs and Elizabeth May are in parties that don’
A Wasted Heroes spokesperson told The Tab, a UK student newspaper, that the shirt is not racist. “The T-shirt was referencing that we are slaves to fashion labels hence why it is titled ‘Slave to the label’ and no offence was intended with this design or listing,” the spokesperson told The Tab.
A troupe of Shakespearean actors traveled to a migrant camp in Northern France this week, to perform 'Hamlet’ for a crowd of 300 refugees. The actors, from London’s Globe Theatre, performed the play on Wednesday at the Calais camp, known as the “jungle” reports Mashable. The tour will wrap up in
There are few shows on television more quotable than “The Simpsons,” and now there’s a search engine that will pair any quote from the first 15 seasons with its matching screencap, drawn from a pool of almost three million images. The site is named for Professor Frink, the show’s highly quotable mad
Guide and service dogs serve a very important purpose, but a proliferation of fake assistance dogs is preventing them from doing their jobs. While some provinces, primarily B.C., are taking actions to protect those with legitimate service dogs, challenges in recognizing those dogs nationally is resulting
Rachel Percy faced a lot of confusing information when deciding whether to postpone a trip to Tulum because of the potential risk posed by the Zika virus that’s now affecting Latin America and the Caribbean. In the two weeks since the Toronto couple decided to cancel their trip, the guidelines are still
A weak loonie and rising U.S. house prices are spurring some Canadian snowbirds to sell their U.S. homes and cash in on the exchange rate. With the loonie trading at around 70 cents US, some Canadians who purchased winter homes in areas hard-hit by the U.S. housing crisis during are jumping on the chance
Despite declaring open season on feral pigs, herds of wild swine are continuing to wreak havoc on crops and private property in British Columbia, as well as several other western provinces. The feral pigs, native to areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa, are the ancestors of escaped pigs brought to
Deep below the surface of the sea, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created Europe’s first underwater museum using human sculptures as a way to generate social awareness in favour of protecting the marine environment. The underwater museum is submerged 12 meters under the ocean in the Las Coloradas
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Some schools in the area were forced to close over because of the massive blaze at the garbage dump in the suburban city of Deonar. Although the cause of the fire is still unknown, the paper quotes one waste management expert who says he suspects the blaze could have been ignited by methane gas, and
What do Queen Elizabeth, Kanye West, and actress Kristen Stewart have in common? Using a tool called FaceReader, which analyses human expression, researchers Jason Rogers and Abbe Macbeth, found the main point of expression that separated neutrality from RBF was contempt, as reported in the October
The University of Toronto is forging into the Chinese New Year with exciting news: it has acquired the largest collection of Chinese food menus in the world. The unique treasure was bought from famed collector Harley Spiller in 2014. Just as art plays a major role in documenting history, the menus
A sweet video has captured a touching love story between a maternal dog and a pair of young rescued puppies staying at the same boarding kennel facility. It involves an Australian shepherd mix named Maggie who broke out of her kennel at Barker’s Pet Motel and Grooming in St. Albert, Alta., to comfort
Move over Sam, there’s a new toucan in town and she’s more interested in affection than fruity cereal.
Security cameras in a Utah courthouse captured a tender moment of one father helping another out. Officer Kevin Norris was at Orem Justice Court on Monday waiting to testify at a hearing when he noticed a father with his daughter looking concerned. At one point the little girl is so relaxed around
In case you’re unfamiliar, the unofficial rule states that items, such as food, can still be consumed as long as it is picked up within five seconds of being dropped. As Discovery Science Channel’s “The Quick and The Curious” explained, as long as the food is a dry good, like a cookie, it is still totally
One of Australia’s cutest mammals has been released back into the wild after being rescued from a storm water drain by a Queensland Rail security guard. The little platypus, named Percy, was discovered by security guard Anna-Maria during her patrols, says the Queensland Rail Facebook page. The furry
The first photo shows the card deck stored in a ragged cardboard box labelled simply “Creature Card.” There appear to be hundreds of cards packed tightly together in the box. “As children you probably thought you had an inferior version, but this is priceless.
The result was a debate about diversity and racism in the entertainment business, along with calls from stars like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott the show. Now the Juno Awards is under fire for what some say is a lack of women up for major music prizes. After the nominees for Canada’s
[At least the kid’s realistic/Reddit/Kaydenmacg]
It’s always good to keep any drill situation as close to a real emergency as possible. The black-and-white creature was then ‘sedated’ by a zoo employee firing a fake tranquilizer and net-carrying staff moved in.
It’s been nearly 100 days since Justin Trudeau has been prime minister of Canada and so far, so-so, some pundits suggest.
Such was the case for Reddit user Hardin314, whose recent post, “My friend’s cat got its head stuck in a vase, freaked out, broke the vase, and was left with this,” shows an alarmed black cat with what looks like a series of gold rings around its neck. It’s just what’s left of the vase, of course, but
Did they involve habits? “We’re seeing the code, and how we get habits,” says Nicole Calakos, associate professor of neurology and neurobiology at Duke. The treat was sugar, and the task became a habit.
Aimee Bannister, part of the YouTube duo Craig & Aimee, was recording a video about powerful Storm Gertrude on a local beach at Barry Island in South Wales, U.K. In the short five-second clip, Bannister is seen standing on the pier when a huge wave launches a fish out of the sea and slaps her square