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
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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. The standards followed by Certified Humane farmers are based on principals designed by Temple Grandin and created by a panel of 36 “animal scientists
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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
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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi campaigned vigorously for the city to appoint its own integrity commissioner. Now Nenshi will be the subject of the newly-appointed commissioner’s first investigation, after he was broadcast without his knowledge making comments about the ride-hailing service Uber and its
As the first of six defence policy review meetings gets underway in Vancouver, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has acknowledged that the undertaking won’t be as sweeping as another parallel review of Canadian content rules — one that made headlines this week as an “everything’s on the table” exercise.
The City of Ottawa is going all-out against the wild parsnip, marking a second year in its attempt to curb the spread of what it considers a dangerous, invasive plant. “You can get serious burns, and some people have had lasting scars — especially people who have gotten it around their eyes,” conservation
[A screenshot of Reebok’s online store tweeted by @solelinks / Twitter] Reebok released the much-anticipated “Alien Stomper” sneaker on April 26, to a flurry of technical snags and viral anger. The shoes, modelled after those worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in the 1986 sci-fi classic Aliens
You may want to think twice before deciding to wrap your dog up in a big loving embrace. Body language showing dog anxiety like turning their head to break eye contact, displaying the white of their eyes, slicking back their ears and other indicators could be seen in almost 82 percent of the pictures
Kingston police have handed out multiple drug charges after arresting a man who unknowingly had a bag of meth stuck to his sweaty back.
As the unofficial face of marijuana advocacy, Jodie Emery wants to take her work further. The activist, who’s pursued a career in politics, is currently gunning for a spot on the federal task on legalizing marijuana. With 12 years of experience championing for the decriminalization of pot, Emery thinks