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Are tiny houses illegal in Canada?

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Blue whale rescue

Blue whale rescue update: San Diego looks for 80-foot entangled whale According to a June 28 Dana Point Times report, the blue whale was first spotted about four miles off the Dana Point coast around 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Captain Tom Southern, a boat captain for Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, reported [...]

Canadian government expects another Snowden-level leak

Canadian government expects another Snowden-level leak, documents say OTTAWA–It’s not a matter of if there will be another Edward Snowden, it’s a matter of when, according to internal government documents obtained by the Star. Global Affairs officials warned minister Stéphane Dion in November an event on the scale of Snowden’s disclosures about Internet surveillance is [...]

By |July 10th, 2016|NEWS, World news|0 Comments

The Bahamas’ new U.S. advisory: Use ‘extreme caution’ of cop’s

Over 90 percent of residents in the Bahamas are black, and Monday is a national holiday, when some travel north from the archipelago to vacation in the United States. But following deadly police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota — and an ambush of white officers in Texas — the island [...]

A Fond Farewell to an American Craftsman

After nearly half a century of making pacifiers and sippy cups, Dick Gates is stepping away this year. At NUK headquarters in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Dick Gates has been an integral part of designing and manufacturing baby products since 1970, when he started as a stock handler, and in just a few years, became the youngest [...]

By |June 26th, 2016|Home cleaning, NEWS|0 Comments

Check out this Kelowna man’s giant pickle

KELOWNA–A Kelowna man who received a lot of attention last summer for growing a three-and-a-half foot cucumber has found a way to preserve his 15 minutes of fame. Daniel Tomlin was interviewed by news organizations worldwide about his big cuke, which he named Big Larry. “It was funny,” says Tomlin. “Even in Australia, people recognized [...]

Elephant is on top of things

When Her Caretaker Collapses Face Down On The Ground, She Rushes Forward. Her Reaction Is Stunning Elephants are incredibly smart creatures. They can solve puzzles using tools and even can understand human language! One amazing capability of the elephant is showing empathy. They mourn their dead and they provide distressed animals, and even humans, with [...]

Canadian Climate Denial phony coal propaganda

A Canadian climate change denial group has popped up in a U.S. coal giant's bankruptcy proceedings that have lifted the curtain on the funding of a sophisticated continent-wide marketing campaign designed to fool the public about how human activity is contributing to global warming. A document, nearly 1,000 pages long, lists the Calgary-based Friends of [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Environment, NEWS, recycling, World news|0 Comments

Macleans.ca | What it feels like to be Canadian

To celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday, Maclean’s presents 148 videos of the country's most incredible people, places and experiences. "What it feels like to be Canadian" rolls out this summer — starting now. Watch more first-person videos from our "What it feels like to be Canadian" macleans.ca/canada148/

By |June 24th, 2016|Halton, Mississauga, NEWS, Peel, Toronto|0 Comments

‘ A very big bubble. And it is going to end in tears’

The Canadian housing market just keeps getting hotter. Home prices in the Greater Vancouver area have surged 30% year over year in May, up from 15% at the end of 2015, according to the bank's June 2016 Financial System Review. Meanwhile, prices in the Greater Toronto area are growing by 15% YoY, up from 10% [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Mississauga, NEWS, Toronto|0 Comments