A new Ipsos Reid/CTV News poll shows almost seven out of 10 Canadians surveyed see pipelines as the safest way to transport oil, with 54 per cent expressing no faith in the safety of shipping flammable goods by rail. An overwhelming majority of 90 per cent think the federal government should conduct a formal review of Canada‚Äôs rail policies around transporting crude oil by rail. [LINK]
A pipeline explosion Saturday outside the town will leave Niverville, MB, without natural gas for anywhere between one and several days. The pipeline is owned by TransCanada, the company that would like to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from northern Alberta to Nebraska.
At a cost of $50 billion and counting, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be the most expensive in history. Here‚Äôs a timelapse view of the resort town as it‚Äôs been built up for the Games.
Fuck it, I‚Äôm going for a ride.
Well, it was only a matter of time before the pro-oil crowd did something racist.
On Oct. 1, Medicentre, a company that runs primary care clinics throughout Alberta, reported stolen a laptop that contained 620,000 patients‚Äô information. The theft actually occurred on Sept. 26, and no one seems sure why there was a delay in reporting the laptop stolen.
Despite providing a valuable service to nude sunbathers trying to escape the heat, Vancouver‚Äôs Alana Thomson is facing 14 criminal charges relating to her small business.
Local oaf and mayor, His Worship Rob Ford, got stuck in an elevator for 45 minutes today ahead of an important address to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto. He started his speech about an hour past schedule.
Hungarian pop singer Boggie has an interesting music video for her song ‚ÄúNouveau Parfum‚ÄĚ in which she gets airbrushed in real time. Over the course of the video, her plain appearance is continually retouched, from skin tone to hair to makeup, and she is unrecognizable by the end.
Seeing double in Sochi: BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg tweeted out this photo Jan. 20, showing an alarming public bathroom setup in the Olympic city.
Canada‚Äôs Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney has a script ready for any disaster or security threat. He just has to fill in the blanks, and presto: one somber press release coming right up.
In case you aren‚Äôt familiar with them, the Slow Mo Guys basically do exactly what you‚Äôd think. They record stuff in super slow-motion, usually while it‚Äôs exploding, and upload their incredible footage to YouTube.
A video has surfaced of Rob Ford in which he can be heard calling the police chief a ‚Äúcocksucker,‚ÄĚ slurring his words and faking a Jamaican accent. He admitted Tuesday that he had been drinking, despite previously saying he had quit.
Photo ops by politicians are just staged events meant to elicit positive coverage, but one Tory MP travelling with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Israel this week saw his opportunity slipping away and was desperate to get in on the free publicity.
Conrad Black owes the Canadian government $5.1 million in taxes on income and taxable benefits from 2002. That‚Äôs the decision of a tax court that sided with the Canada Revenue Agency‚Äôs position that Black was a resident of Canada during that time and must therefore pay taxes. Black, who renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2001 so that he could become a British Lord, has been living in Toronto since 2012. [LINK]