Head shop owners in Winnipeg believe they are being specifically targeted for harassment by local police in the wake of yet another raid last week. Jeremy Loewen is only the latest entrepreneur to have his store — Hemp Haven, which today stands shuttered in Winnipeg’s Elmwood neighbourhood — raided by Winnipeg police, in what many […]
It’s hard to picture humble, adorable ladybugs flying over a kilometre over our heads, moving faster than Usain Bolt in a sprint. Nevertheless, radar evidence collected by Dr. Jason Chapman shows the bugs flying with this unexpected extremity.
Conrad Black stripped of the Order of Canada http://t.co/uohfIBMoyb pic.twitter.com/Jq0RDJvxzP
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Here’s what happens when a semi truck tries to pass a snowplough on an Ontario highway and blocks off the entire road to oncoming traffic, which in this case was another semi.
Jon Stewart dove back into Canadian celebrity news Thursday by mocking the latest foibles of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Justin Bieber. He highlighted the apparent double standard of how humorously their violent outbursts get covered in the news compared to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s post-game celebration, in which everyone tripped over themselves to declare him a “thug.”
After CBC’s report on CSEC’s highly dubious spying on Canadians over airport Wi-Fi, the prime minister’s parliamentary secretary Paul Calandra accused the public broadcaster of journalistic malfeasance and called Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with them, a “porn spy.”
So much for claims that Canadian spies don’t do domestic surveillance. Canada’s electronic espionage agency, CSEC, has tracked thousands of Canadian travellers through airport wireless networks without their knowledge.
An interesting new “PSA” making its way around the internet touts the importance of staying in school and uses some fucked-up images to make its point.
Move over, red squirrel, there’s a new bad boy on the rodent block: prairie dogs. Researchers from the University of Manitoba who have been studying the black-tailed prairie dog in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park believe they have broken an intricate form of communication practiced by these lowly beasts. And apparently the bad boys have more in common with drunken sports fans than anyone would have previously thought.
After Kevin O’Leary said last week that half the world living in poverty is “fantastic news,” O’Leary and his CBC co-host Amanda Lang decided to “continue the discussion” this Tuesday. Several news outlets had linked to the clip, inspiring popular outrage over O’Leary’s callousness.
Maybe before everyone from Rex Murphy to Alberta premier Alison Redford piled on Neil Young for his statement that the Alberta oil sands “look like Hiroshima,” they should have spoken to someone who actually knows what both places look like.
Downton Abbey’s memorable opening credits have finally been recreated with cats. This video, from an animal rescue group in New York, is a near perfect replica of the British period drama’s title sequence, and even the dog has been swapped out for a cat.
American billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer really hates the oilsands, but he also really loves the environment, but he also doesn’t seem too fond of the Chinese.
The U.S. reaction to NSA surveillance stands in stark contrast to the situation in Canada, where officials have said little about surveillance activities, despite leaks of spying activities, cooperation with the NSA, a federal court decision that criticized the intelligence agencies for misleading the court, and a domestic metadata program which remains shrouded in secrecy.
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’s rail policies around transporting crude oil by rail. [LINK]