• Alberta student drumline joins Saskatchewan Roughriders drummers for big league lesson

    Drumlines might not be the most Canadian tradition.  Football games usually find fans freezing by the second quarter, but Mr. Swendsen’s middle school drumline is working to get people pumped about local football with a little help from the CFL.  Barrett Swendsen is the band teacher at Bishop Lloyd Middle

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  • Halloween clown costumes frowned upon in parts of Alberta, Ontario

    Some regions of Canada have a message for trick-or-treaters this Halloween: Stop clowning around and leave the clown costumes at home. The creepy clown trend, which has been sweeping across North America, seems to have made a dent in public consciousness. Fort McMurray Public School District announced

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  • Unaware B.C. cyclists compete in race while black bear eats berries in a tree

    A hungry black bear enjoying a delicious snack from above was a surprise spectator during a recent race in British Columbia. Andy Weststeyn was filming cyclists competing in the MEC Triathlon Sprint in Coquitlam, B.C., on Sept. 10 when he spotted an unusual onlooker perched in some trees overlooking

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  • Woman becomes Argentina’s first teacher with Down syndrome

    A 31-year-old woman in Argentina is believed to be the first person with Down syndrome to teach preschool in Latin America. Noelia Garella is now one of the few individuals in the world with her condition to hold a teaching position, reports The Independent. Garella’s first teacher called her a “monster

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  • Photographer transforms his three-year-old daughter into Wonder Woman

    Nellee Rossi happens to be the daughter of Josh Rossi, a professional photographer and digital artist. According to a YouTube video detailing the whole process, Nellee is pretty excited about the new Wonder Woman movie due out next summer. Being the super dad that he apparently is, Josh decided to

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  • Father writes ironic permission letter to let son read book about censorship

    It seems the message behind Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 is still taking some time to settle in. Bradbury wrote it as a reaction to the extreme political climate of 1950s McCarthyism. Some children require permission from their parents or guardians to read the book, which is

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  • What do the Muskrat Falls protesters want?

    Growing protests around the potential negative health effects of plans to flood a reservoir for the Muskrat Falls hydro project have pushed the multi-billion-dollar development in central Labrador into the national spotlight.

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  • From smart phones to police forces, who’s putting facial recognition to use in Canada

    The faces of half of American adults are in a law enforcement face recognition network, most unbeknownst to them, as the technology has rapidly outstripped the laws that would govern it. There are more questions than answers at this point, said Josh Paterson, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties

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  • Video of Guelph, Ont., bus driver helping elderly woman goes viral

    An unknown bus driver in Guelph, Ont., is catching attention online for his thoughtful display of customer courtesy. Video posted to Imgur shows the Guelph Transit driver escorting an elderly woman towards his parked vehicle.

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  • From campaign promise to shared Thanksgiving feasts, Trudeau’s Syrian refugee plan takes shape

    Glance at the highlight reel of Justin Trudeau’s first year as Prime Minister and much differentiates him from his predecessor: Trudeau’s “sunny ways,” social media selfies with Canadians, and, perhaps the most memorable, the Syrian refugee resettlement program. To date 32,437 Syrian refugees have been

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  • Edmonton woman conquers Great Wall of China in wheelchair

    [Kuen Tang, a woman crippled by an accident in 2003, hopes to break down barriers by wheeling herself across the Great Wall of China. Photo: Getty Images]

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  • Windsor Police officers band together to buy a new puppy for boy with autism

    Sean Patterson first heard about 13-year-old Alex Brown’s missing dog, he couldn’t help but take notice. The autistic boy’s three-year-old golden retriever, named Sasha, had suddenly run off while his family was near the town of Harrow, Ont., over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the Windsor Star reports

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  • Indigenous leaders give Liberals a failing grade for first year

    Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government campaigned on a long to-do list for Indigenous voters and they cast ballots in unprecedented numbers. One year later, some say those promises rang empty and the new Liberal government has failed them. “He hasn’t fulfilled a single promise that he made to First

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  • Focus on public health effects of family violence especially key in economically-depressed areas

    The latest federal public health report focuses on family violence across Canada, a problem experts say is particularly acute in provinces with slumping economies. It’s the first time the annual report has focused specifically on family violence, something Canada’s chief public health officer, Gregory

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  • Abundance of trolls makes social media not so sociable for Canadians, says new poll

    AP Photo/Alastair Grant] One in three Canadian social media users have experienced harassment or abuse online and more than half of Canadians believe that social media companies aren’t doing enough to curb this anti-social behaviour, says a new poll. Men and women surveyed experienced harassment at

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  • Stephen Hawking warns A.I. could lead to destruction of humanity

    [Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]

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  • New bike lock deters thieves with vomit-inducing gas

    A new bike lock promises to hit would-be bicycle thieves with a blast of noxious chemicals that will send them reeling — and vomiting. With the tagline, “The lock that fights back,” the SkunkLock promises to deter thieves by emitting a pressurized gas when sliced with a saw. It’s the creation of Daniel

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  • Cat spies on Japanese office worker from ceiling

    Sure, surveillance cameras can be found in cities and private businesses, but do you ever get the sense that you’re actually being watched in real time? The undercover agent had managed to lodge itself above the ceiling tiles and poked its little head out of what appears to be an empty light fixture

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  • Why drinking and escape rooms don’t mix and other tips from Canadian game masters

    [A group attempts to escape as they try one of five puzzle rooms at Epic Escape Game of Denver, Co. John Leyba/Getty Images]

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  • QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Oct. 15-21

    [A large news network announced the addition of Canadian business correspondent Ali Velshi to its roster. Photo: The Canadian Press]

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  • Animal sense: Do they hear (and see and smell and taste) what we hear?

    There’s a cat named Oscar living in a Rhode Island nursing home who displays a mysterious bedside manner: He jumps up on the beds of patients who are about to die. Does Oscar have a sixth sense, or is he simply smelling the chemicals the dying release as they slip away? In addition to a highly tuned

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  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant

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  • Mother cries seeing her autistic son bond with service dog

    For one mother of a child with autism, the arrival of her son’s new service dog brought profound joy and relief. In a post published on Oct. 18 on the show’s Facebook page, the mother in question can be seen crying with her hand to her face as her son leans casually against the sleeping dog named Tornado

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  • Going to Cuba? Leave your drone at home, one Canadian man advises after 13-day lock up

    Chris Hughes loves to travel, but a nearly two-week stay in a Cuban detention centre was not what he planned on when he began his most recent vacation. “I am a successful businessman from Toronto with two locations, and all of my travels are for the thrill and adventure of visiting new places,” Hughes

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  • ‘Clown lives matter’ joke backfires for Ontario auto shop

    Several businesses and organizations in Ontario are in hot water after their attempts at being funny backfired on social media. On Monday, Napa AutoPro on Wellington Road in London posted the phrase “Clown Lives Matter,” on its leaderboard outside. The auto repair shop’s supervisor told the London

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