Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017 and all sorts of preparations are being made for the big shebang. But the sesquicentennial has been sullied by news that the government is being real cheap when it comes to the graphic design.
Canada set a new world record for the largest earthquake ever triggered by fracking. Fantastic.
Summer 2015 marked the failed American odyssey of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking humanoid built for motorists to tote from Salem, Massachusetts, to San Francisco. It got as far as Philly before being torn limb from limb. But in Canada, where people are infinitely friendlier toward roadside robots, the original…
When Google bought streaming playlist service Songza last year, a spokesman promised that “no immediate changes” to Songza were planned, which is like saying “we still need to figure out how to dismantle and absorb it.”
Canada’s new Liberal government is committed to bringing 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year (not long left!). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for a “whole of Canada effort” to integrate “10,000 new Canadians”, and one cell carrier is actually responding.
This weekend, Climate March happened all over the world as restless citizens reminded their governments that they deeply care about the future of their planet. Here’s what we saw on the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Canada’s new, science-friendly Liberal government has set its federal researchers free. Now unmuzzled, some Canadian scientists are speaking out. Here’s a sampling of what it was like to do science under the Harper regime.
300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is that it is very, very sparsely populated. Think Yellowstone minus the tourists. In a nutshell, you want to go to there.
Alberta’s Skyline Trail is popular for a reason. It offers stunning alpine scenery, exciting hiking, and it’s easy to access. We spent two days trekking it; here’s everything you need to know to tackle it yourself.
Traditional gas masks are designed to seal to your face and neck, protecting you from breathing harmful chemical or biological agents. But they won’t work with full beards, which is a problem if you’re a Sikh warrior like Harjit Sajjan. His solution?
Canada’s new Liberal government was sworn in yesterday, and if its first moves were of any indication, science—woefully neglected under the previous Conservative government—will become a serious priority. The new cabinet features not one but two science ministers, and a renamed environment office with the words…
Conventional construction logic says that you have to build foundations first, roofs last. Montreal, Canada, home to poutine and twisted logic, disagrees.
Early last week, around 45 megatons of ice and rock plunged down the southeast flank of Mount Steele in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The avalanche, which occurred in a remote and unpopulated area, was so large that it was initially detected by earthquake seismometers.
I’m a city person. I like buildings and bridges and streets and corners. I like angles and materials and signs and lights. But even I can let my jaw hang throughout this entire video about forests and mountains. The aerial video filmed by Earth Porn Films starts with the greenery of Alberta, Canada and transforms into…
American politicians, you’d better step up your game. This campaign ad from Canadian politician Wyatt Scott—featuring dragons, giant geese, robots, laser eyes and much, much more—is the new gold standard in campaign advertising.
This awesome 360° video, shot from inside the Heritage Flight Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Val-Halla” being flown by Greg Anders, shows what flying a Heritage Flight alongside an F-22 looks like. The icons of American air power old and new were flying together last week for the Abbotsford International Air Show in Canada.
Bookmark this: Young Jennifer Pan felt tremendous pressure from her parents to succeed. When she stumbled, one lie led to an elaborate false life she was willing to kill to protect. Or at least hire someone to kill, as this absolutely fascinating Toronto Life piece explores; it’s a must-read for true crime fans.
In what police aren’t describing (but I definitely am) as a “Classic Up situation,” 26-year-old Daniel Boria tethered 110 giant balloons to his lawn chair until he flew away.
The drought hitting the West is not just striking the continental US. That same weather pattern that’s sucking the life out of California is also making life hot, dry, and dangerous for the top third of North America: Alaska and Canada have seen little rainfall, soaring spring temperatures, and now, a record-breaking…
As an American living in Canada, there’s one Chrome extension I cherish more than any other: Hola Unblocker, a free VPN designed to help people abroad watch American Netflix, and other streaming US media. Unfortunately, it turns out Hola is up to some dubious business practices, ones that could put its users at risk.