The CBC revealed yesterday that 26 children under age 18 have died while under the protection of the Newfoundland and Labrador Child, Youth and Family Services department since 2009, when the department was created.
Happy Terry Fox Day, you guys! While Canadians across the country are enjoying their civic holidays with some family-friendly fun, Manitobans are getting used to wishing each other a Happy Terry Fox Day this August long weekend.
An embarrassingly high number of Justice Canada employees are unable to detect and avoid email scams, it seems. The department sent out a fake phishing scam in December to test employees’ susceptibility to cyber fraud, and the results were abysmal.
A horse in Saskatchewan has done the seemingly impossible, gaining human intelligence and language skills and (somehow) typing a Kijiji ad. The horse, named Jess, is advertising himself for adoption. He’s upset with his owner for cheating on her boyfriend, as the ad makes clear.
The union representing thousands of journalists in Ontario caused a shitstorm Monday when it asked its 2,600 members to consider the anti-labour policies a Progressive Conservative government led by Tim Hudak might enact and to vote accordingly.
Sun News Network loves to shit on the CBC, so it’s no surprise that when the latest round of budget cuts were announced at Mother Corp., they reached out to someone who would be willing to contribute to the hate-fest. The only problem is that they reached out to comedian Scott Vrooman, who not only supports the CBC but also has a pretty low opinion of Sun News, which he made abundantly clear during a live interview with host Adrienne Batra.
There’s been a shit-storm of reactions and finger-pointing in the wake of last week’s shooting at University of California, Santa Barbara, an utterly embarrassing moment for the human race. And of course, that’s to be expected. Issues like gun control and violence in the media have been raised, and are not without relevance.
Ah, teens. Love them or hate them, they’re still an unavoidable part of the human life cycle. As such, we’re stuck with them — at least until science creates a way to put humans into stasis from the ages of 13 to 19.
Someone going by Strategic Dating Coach left a number of bizarre comments on Elliot Rodger’s videos suggesting the massacre could have been prevented if the alleged shooter had visited their website and learned to seduce women using the company’s seduction tips and resources.
As criticism of Bill C-13 mounts, the government’s sales strategy for its latest lawful access bill is starting to unravel.
With Kevin O’Leary taking on more talking-head duties for CNBC in the U.S., it’s not uncommon to find his chair on CBC News Network occupied by fill-ins. Sadly, Thursday was not one of those days.
This is a GIF of unknown origin, but holy shit is it ever magnificent. This must be the screensaver they use in heaven. [via Selena Larson]
One of the great joys of summer is barbecue. Meat or vegetable, surely we can all agree that grilled food is good food. Arguing with your father when he burns the steaks and says “the black stuff gives it flavour!” only to turn around and claim char causes cancer when you leave the veggie kebabs too long — by a second! — is not to be toyed with.
Does Red Bull still make energy drinks or do they only sponsor weird athletic stunts? Anyway, this Sunday they threw four people out of a plane over New York City to wingsuit down at almost 200 km/h. Enjoy!
If there’s one tried-and-tested time of the week to drop a shitty news bomb, it’s certainly Friday afternoon. And if that Friday afternoon comes before a long weekend, even better.