An Ottawa mother’s anger over a marijuana dispensary that opened near where her children take tutoring and martial arts classes highlights an issue Canadian cities are increasingly forced to deal with due to the proliferation of businesses that sell a product that is expected to soon be legal, but isn
In Saskatoon, the entire street post was covered in yarn. “It’s just one more obstacle in the road that’s not very visible,” the CNIB‘s manager of vision rehabilitation in Saskatoon, Lee Pion, told the Regina Leader-Post. While yarn bombing is an innovative way to make the metal stumps safer, it isn
[A customer angered by Apple’s refusal to reimburse him headed to an Apple store in France to destroy some merchandise. Photo: AFP]
Such is the case for Peter Furgala, who adopted a baby Canada goose when she was a few days old and has been caring for her ever since. Furgula recently told CTV that he decided to adopt the gosling he calls Younda after a neighbour found her abandoned by the side of the road. Today, Furgula and Younda
CBC] British Columbia is considering a dangerous offenders registry for dogs — unlike breed-specific bans like the one that passed this week in Montreal. A vote on the provincewide implementation of a registry for dogs deemed dangerous because of bad behaviour will happen in October. The issue has come
University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson has caused a stir with a YouTube lecture decrying the ills of political correctness. The hour-long presentation by Peterson focuses largely on the federal legislation Bill C-16 that would enshrine gender identity and gender expression within
The Bank of Canada got more than it bargained for when officials ordered a shipment of tropical plants and also unknowingly received three geckos. According to CTV, the plants arrived at the bank’s Wellington Street head office in Ottawa and were installed about a month ago. The bank suspects the geckos
[“Airport: Below Zero” is a new docu-series set in Edmonton International Airport. CBC] If you’re looking for drama, suspense and emotion, look no farther than the closest international airport. Or you can just switch on your TV set to find that drama in an international airport. A new docu-series
[The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte step off the plane as they arrive in Victoria, B.C., Saturday for a tour of Canada’s west coast. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press]
A young Canadian boy enjoyed a few hours he’ll never forget when he watched his beloved Toronto Blue Jays play live at the Rogers Centre for the first time. “It’s the best thing that ever happened,” Roan Heck gushed to Global News after the Wednesday night game. Roan visited Seattle last year to get
[One man’s quest to take unique moonwalking vacation photos has turned him into a viral sensation. Photos: Trav DeRose/Youtube]
Questions were raised Thursday about the extent of Justin Trudeau’s personal security, following a news report that a man under police investigation was able to get close enough to the prime minister to take a selfie with him. The Prime Minister’s Office declined to comment on the report, directing
“In terms of opening new markets, it’s a good thing for the industry,” Carlos Murillo, an economist with the Conference Board of Canada, says of the federal approval. “That number is not there,” he says.
A grizzly bear looking for an easy meal was spotted on a lawn in Sechelt, B.C., sampling some goods from a fruit tree. Video uploaded to the Elk House Farm Facebook page shows the grizzly munching away on some apples of a nearby tree, completely unfazed by Yate’s barking dog, who was attempting to scare
Camp Century was excavated in 1959 by the U.S. army, 200 kilometres away from Greenland’s coast. While scientists at Camp Century were able to study the world’s climate by drilling the first ice core samples, the camp became a cover for Project Iceworm, which sought to test the possibility of a nuclear
Members of the Maritime Bhangra Group like to take advantage of the stunning landscape of their adopted province of Nova Scotia. For a whole minute, Davinder Singh Dhillon and Kunwardeep Singh joyfully dance around in front of the stunning oceanic backdrop.
Ron Robichaud, who teaches high school, pleaded guilty to three counts of unprofessional conduct on account of failing to treat a student with dignity and respect. Robichaud, who has taught at Calgary Catholic schools since 2000, had asked a rowdy student who was watching the match to leave the benches
Video of a Texas teenager’s thoughtful present for his teacher is making a shiny red apple on the first day of school look pretty tame in comparison. “Coach” Thomas Walser is a teacher at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas who works in the AVID school program, which helps students traditionally
You need to have American citizenship to vote in the upcoming U.S. election, but that isn’t stopping a small-but-concerned group of Canadians from putting in some work to make sure Donald Trump loses on Nov. 8. Canadians Rallying Against Trump is a Vancouver volunteer-based group advocating for the
Birds are getting drunk and rowdy. Depending on the thaw-freeze cycle, Yukon wildlife officials are bracing for inebriated Bohemian waxwings, says Meghan Larivee, laboratory co-ordinator for Environment Yukon. “We know they’ve been eating berries because they’ve got red berries all over their beaks
Debate-watching parties for Democrats in London, Ont., are usually an Americans-only affair, Gena Brumitt says. “We ended up having probably about half as many Canadians last night because it’s such an amazing race,” Brumitt tells Yahoo Canada News.
Meanwhile, the fireworks will take place on New Year’s Day at Quidi Vidi Lake, where past New Year’s Eve parties have been held. Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth says the change came as a result of scheduling both a New Year’s Party and Canada’s 150th birthday, which is being funding by the federal government
Roberts’ journey will take him across 9,000 kilometres as he travels from St. John’s to Vancouver. Roberts said he hopes to change the stigma around youth homelessness through his cross-country efforts, including the common misconception that people are living on the streets because they want to be.
A Facebook group called Farmers With Firearms is gaining attention since its creation last Thursday and causing concern among law enforcement. “We need to protect ourselves out here,” said Lee, a farmer from west central Saskatchewan who created the group but didn’t want his surname used. Sgt. Earl
Have you ever had one of those days when you’re so hungry that you could eat something whole and not leave a crumb behind?