Awesome guy built a colorful ice fortress because winter was coming

Winter is no fun, especially when it comes too soon or overstays its welcome. How can you make it more enjoyable? By being awesome like Chris Marchand who decided to turn snow into snowlemonade (snowade? water?) by making a beautiful and colorful ice wall fortress in his yard. Look at it. It glows. » 1/15/14 10:35pm 1/15/14 10:35pm

Canada's About to Claim the North Pole as Its Own

Have you spent the past decade believing that Canada is nothing more than our friendly, innocuous neighbor to the north? Good—that's what they wanted you to think. In reality, Canada has given the past 10 years of its life and $200 million dollars in taxpayer money to file the ultimate claim: over 1 million square… » 12/03/13 1:20pm 12/03/13 1:20pm

Oil Companies Could Create Dozens of Toxic Lakes In Alberta

Canada's tar sands are an unequivocal environmental nightmare, ravaging the landscape and spewing billions of gallons of toxic water into the world. Now, oil companies are claiming they've figured out what to do with all that poisonous water: Turn Alberta into one giant man-made lake district. » 12/02/13 3:40pm 12/02/13 3:40pm

Haunting Aerial Photographs of Drowned Villages in Canada

Photographer Louis Helbig is archiving aerial views of Canadian villages drowned by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway on his website Sunken Villages. The photos are haunting and gorgeous, almost emerald-like, but often difficult to read. Outlines of houses and roads barely emerge from the silt like scenes… » 10/22/13 6:20pm 10/22/13 6:20pm

The Space-Based Internet Relay That Will Torch Google Fiber Has…

With an average global broadband connection speed of just 3.1 Mbps, the internet has become one enormous bottleneck for those that send large amounts of data across it. At that speed, a 100 GB file would take around three days to transfer completely, eons too long in a digital era measured by millisecond pings. But a… » 9/30/13 1:00pm 9/30/13 1:00pm

The FBI's Been Using Drones to Surveil Americans Since 2006

It's tempting to write off all this drone hysteria as a problem for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but there's mounting evidence that it hits close to home, too. A new report from a federal watchdog agency says that the FBI has been using drones to watch over Americans since 2006. » 9/27/13 1:40pm 9/27/13 1:40pm

How a Fridge Full of Beer That Only Unlocks for Canadians Gets Made

As part of a recent ad campaign, Canadian beer company Molson Candian took a fridge full of its special adult beverage all around Europe to share with the thirsty masses. But there was a catch—the only way to unlock the boozy treasure was by scanning a Canadian passport. And though you may have already seen the… » 6/27/13 9:59am 6/27/13 9:59am

A Heroic Canadian Police Drone Saved a Car Crash Victim's Life

Normally drones aren't credited with saving lives. But the Saskatoon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that their personal drone helped them hunt down an injured car crash victim for rescuing, ultimately saving the poor guy's life. » 5/11/13 5:00pm 5/11/13 5:00pm

A Surreal Jaunt Through the Largest Mall in North America


The West Edmonton Mall is the largest mall in North America, a five-million-square-foot-waterslide-and-roller-coaster-filled alternate reality where Albertans can escape brutal winters and mosquito-clouded summers. But in "Waterpark," the directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Evan Prosofsky, the mall is cast as a… » 4/24/13 12:40pm 4/24/13 12:40pm

Watch the Canadian Parliament Hilariously Debate the Zombie Apocalypse

That's it, I'm moving to Canada. They know how to have fun. Even in politics! In Canada's House of Commons today, there was an incredible 'debate' about creating an international zombie strategy "so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse." Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird told… » 2/13/13 9:00pm 2/13/13 9:00pm

Watch This Army of 21 Snow Plows Team Up to Clear a Canadian Highway

You'd imagine that it would take quite a few plows to clear a snow-covered highway, but not quite this many. Keep count as they go through and you'll see a whole 21 plows in formation (and a couple of sand trucks) painstaking passing piles of grey road-sludge to the right and to the right again and to the right again… » 1/13/13 9:00pm 1/13/13 9:00pm

Canada Welcomes a New Member To Its Horned Dinosaur Family

After being discovered and misidentified back in 1958, the fossil remains of a massive twenty foot long, two-ton horned dinosaur found in Alberta have finally been acknowledged as a new species. Although there's no evidence, scientists* speculate that Xenoceratops foremostensis fled north from what is now the United… » 11/08/12 3:53pm 11/08/12 3:53pm