The Canadian Government will match every donation made by Canadians towards aiding those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
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The Canadian Government will match every donation made by Canadians towards aiding those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Click here to donate.

Awesome infographic of each NHL team broken down by the number of Canadian players they have, with the Canadian teams in white!

Awesome infographic of each NHL team broken down by the number of Canadian players they have, with the Canadian teams in white!

Malala Yousafzai will become Canada’s sixth honorary citizen.
Malala is an advocate for girls’ education around the world, and was shot in the head by the Taliban in October of last year while riding a bus home from school. Born and raised in Pakistan, she now lives in England with her family.
PM Stephen Harper met with Malala in September in New York City, and invited her to visit Canada in the future.

Malala Yousafzai will become Canada’s sixth honorary citizen.

Malala is an advocate for girls’ education around the world, and was shot in the head by the Taliban in October of last year while riding a bus home from school. Born and raised in Pakistan, she now lives in England with her family.

PM Stephen Harper met with Malala in September in New York City, and invited her to visit Canada in the future.

Canadian author Alice Munro has been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature, being called “a master of the contemporary short story” by the committee. She is the first Canadian-based author to secure the honour, and is only the 13th woman to receive the award.
Munro was born and raised in Wingham, which is outside of Toronto, and now lives in British Columbia. Munro has previously been awarded the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and is a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. 

Canadian author Alice Munro has been awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature, being called “a master of the contemporary short story” by the committee. She is the first Canadian-based author to secure the honour, and is only the 13th woman to receive the award.

Munro was born and raised in Wingham, which is outside of Toronto, and now lives in British Columbia. Munro has previously been awarded the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and is a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. 

Team Canada’s jerseys for Sochi 2014.

Team Canada’s jerseys for Sochi 2014.

A message from Anonymous
Please post more photos of Canadian landscapes, food and people, basically photos that showcase the unique Canadian culture. Thanks.

I’ll try. I enjoy posting interesting news stories but you are right, I have been lacking on other Canadiana lately.

The above is an enormous dinosaur fossil that was found by pipeline workers near Spirit River, Alberta, on Tuesday. A backhoe operator inadvertently chipped a section of the fossil, thinking he had hit rock until he laid the piece aside.
Work was halted and palaeontologists have been brought in to investigate. The fossil is 30 metres long and was buried only 1.5 metres deep.
CBC

The above is an enormous dinosaur fossil that was found by pipeline workers near Spirit River, Alberta, on Tuesday. A backhoe operator inadvertently chipped a section of the fossil, thinking he had hit rock until he laid the piece aside.

Work was halted and palaeontologists have been brought in to investigate. The fossil is 30 metres long and was buried only 1.5 metres deep.

CBC

A strongly worded column by a former Quebec premier and pro-sovereigntist reveals the extent of divides within the Parti Québécois over its proposed charter of values.
Jacques Parizeau, a decades-long and high-profile backer of the sovereignty movement, wrote a column in Thursday morning’s issue of the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal that criticizes his own party.
Parizeau ​served as premier from September 1994 to January 1996, and nearly led Quebec to independence in 1995.
He famously blamed the failed Quebec referendum on ”money” and the “ethnic vote.”
Despite his history, Parizeau had harsh words for the current PQ government, saying it goes too far with its proposed ban on overt religious symbols for employees in the public sector.  
Read his comments here.

A strongly worded column by a former Quebec premier and pro-sovereigntist reveals the extent of divides within the Parti Québécois over its proposed charter of values.

Jacques Parizeau, a decades-long and high-profile backer of the sovereignty movement, wrote a column in Thursday morning’s issue of the French newspaper Le Journal de Montréal that criticizes his own party.

Parizeau ​served as premier from September 1994 to January 1996, and nearly led Quebec to independence in 1995.

He famously blamed the failed Quebec referendum on ”money” and the “ethnic vote.”

Despite his history, Parizeau had harsh words for the current PQ government, saying it goes too far with its proposed ban on overt religious symbols for employees in the public sector.  

Read his comments here.

Canada’s population has officially surpassed 35 million in the past year, according to Statistics Canada. Canada’s population is estimated at 35,158,300, an increase of 404,000 over the last year.
Growth in the last year exceeded the national level in Alberta (up 3.4 per cent), Nunavut (2.5 per cent) and Saskatchewan (1.9 per cent).
CBC

Canada’s population has officially surpassed 35 million in the past year, according to Statistics Canada. Canada’s population is estimated at 35,158,300, an increase of 404,000 over the last year.

Growth in the last year exceeded the national level in Alberta (up 3.4 per cent), Nunavut (2.5 per cent) and Saskatchewan (1.9 per cent).

CBC

Barbie has a new career - RCMP officer.

Barbie has a new career - RCMP officer.

Canadians are winning all the prizes: B.C. teen’s battery-free flashlight wins her a top prize in Google global science fair
A Victoria teenager has won one of the top prizes in Google’s annual global science fair.
Ann Makosinski’s battery-free flashlight, which is powered by the heat of her hands, was chosen as the best project created by a student aged 15 or 16.
Makosinski told the Vancouver Sun that the inspiration for her project was a friend in the Philippines who failed at school because she had no light to study by once it got dark. Her experience left the 15-year-old Makosinski determined to find a way to power a light without batteries or electricity.
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Canadians are winning all the prizes: B.C. teen’s battery-free flashlight wins her a top prize in Google global science fair

A Victoria teenager has won one of the top prizes in Google’s annual global science fair.

Ann Makosinski’s battery-free flashlight, which is powered by the heat of her hands, was chosen as the best project created by a student aged 15 or 16.

Makosinski told the Vancouver Sun that the inspiration for her project was a friend in the Philippines who failed at school because she had no light to study by once it got dark. Her experience left the 15-year-old Makosinski determined to find a way to power a light without batteries or electricity.

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A team of McGill MBA students pitching a plan to transform insects into a viable food source has won a prestigious prize that came with $1-million to help their project along.
The students — Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson — were announced as winners of the Hult Prize competition on Monday in New York City. The prize, presented by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, is awarded as support for business plans designed to do social good. The competition was held as part of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting.
The challenge posed to students pursuing the Hult Prize this year was to try to find solutions toward securing food for undernourished communities.
The team’s business plan includes plans to distribute “micro-livestock” growing kits that will allow slum-dwellers to grow insects in sanitary conditions all-year round, when currently many insects — for example crickets in Mexico — are only available for two or three months in the year. Over the last six months, a McGill quintet has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, journeyed across three continents and significantly altered its business model in a quest to win the prize.
National Post

A team of McGill MBA students pitching a plan to transform insects into a viable food source has won a prestigious prize that came with $1-million to help their project along.

The students — Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson — were announced as winners of the Hult Prize competition on Monday in New York City. The prize, presented by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, is awarded as support for business plans designed to do social good. The competition was held as part of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting.

The challenge posed to students pursuing the Hult Prize this year was to try to find solutions toward securing food for undernourished communities.

The team’s business plan includes plans to distribute “micro-livestock” growing kits that will allow slum-dwellers to grow insects in sanitary conditions all-year round, when currently many insects — for example crickets in Mexico — are only available for two or three months in the year. Over the last six months, a McGill quintet has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, journeyed across three continents and significantly altered its business model in a quest to win the prize.

National Post

Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor is the winner of the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for their first album in more than a decade.
The Polaris Music Price is given to a Canadian artist or band for an album, and is awarded without being based on album sales or popularity. Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be using their $30,000 prize money to support music education in Quebec prisons.

Montreal’s Godspeed You! Black Emperor is the winner of the 2013 Polaris Music Prize for their first album in more than a decade.

The Polaris Music Price is given to a Canadian artist or band for an album, and is awarded without being based on album sales or popularity. Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be using their $30,000 prize money to support music education in Quebec prisons.

The floods in Alberta over the summer are officially the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, with insured property damage now exceeding 1.7 billion dollars.

The floods in Alberta over the summer are officially the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, with insured property damage now exceeding 1.7 billion dollars.

The Amazing Race Canada will be back for a second season, and CTV will be taking audition tapes starting this fall. Check back often to their website (or sign up for e-mail updates) to find out how to audition!
I really enjoyed the show to be honest, my favourites were definitely Jet and Dave though I liked all the teams (okay maybe not the doctors).

The Amazing Race Canada will be back for a second season, and CTV will be taking audition tapes starting this fall. Check back often to their website (or sign up for e-mail updates) to find out how to audition!

I really enjoyed the show to be honest, my favourites were definitely Jet and Dave though I liked all the teams (okay maybe not the doctors).