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.
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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.
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.
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.
Brian Lilley has a lot of trouble speaking in front of a camera without fumbling what he’s trying to say. This is a problem because Lilley, as host of Sun News’ Byline, is paid specifically to speak into a camera.
The BC and federal governments want the people of BC to know what hate crimes are, and how to recognize and stop them. But the campaign they’re using to spread this knowledge is a weird one, to say the least.
Looking for the hot new summer trends? Look no further! The teens of Gatineau are busy popularizing the latest craze: car-surfing.
Scott White was the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Press for the last 15 years. On March 25 he joined Postmedia (the parent company of the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, canada.com and dailies across the country) as the Vice President of Content Strategy and Business Development.
It’s a brave new world, and sometimes that’s a good thing. As traditional ideas of gender and parenthood slowly give way to more egalitarian ones, fathers are taking part in what used to be female-only practices, like grooming their children.
Avril Lavigne’s most recent single, “Hello Kitty,” is now out. It features, in no particular order: chaos, cultural appropriation, candy and the keening horror of a celebrity coming face-to-face with her own irrelevance.
Gone, for the most part, are the halcyon days of pop music videos. MTV and Much have rededicated themselves to showing second-rate reality TV and first-rate comedy shows. The videos we now search YouTube for still feature the familiar scantily clad groups of young women, of course, but there’s no longer much dancing in formation. There are still plenty of butts, of course. Let there never come a day when booties disappear from our music videos.
Prison is an unforgiving place by design (at least in some countries), but even there, people are supposed to be accorded basic human rights. One of those rights is to not be drugged for purposes of behaviour control. For female Correctional Service Canada inmates, that particular right seems to have been disregarded with alarming frequency.
On Thursday, Edmonton radio station 630 CHED set off controversy by posting a poll to its Twitter account. Unlike most radio station polls — “What’s your favourite type of meat to BBQ,” “How much do you like the weekend,” “Which Dave Matthews Band song is the best one,” etc — this one dealt with a serious issue, and it did so poorly.
ATMs are difficult to break into. This makes perfect sense, because they are metal boxes that exist solely to dole out money in $20 denominations. A conservative estimate would be that, at any time, a single ATM contains nearly $100,000: no small haul for an enterprising criminal.