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Timing of Peter MacKay's departure politically damaging

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Even senior Conservative ministers, still reeling from an announcement most did not see coming, could not spin this one: losing Justice Minister Peter MacKay leaves a big hole in their party.
Tories lose a PC and a Maritime bastion
Twitter, May 30
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"Cultural genocide is probably the best description of what went on here"

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
The residential school system remains one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history -- 130 years of institutionalised violence against Aboriginal children, sent to state-funded, church-run schools that were designed to stamp out their cultural heritage.
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Bad winter weather and a strong Dollar cause U.S. economy to contract 0.7 ...

Daily Mail - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls, a resurgent dollar and disruptions at West Coast ports, but activity already has rebounded modestly.
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Hartnett: Ousted Rangers Played With Hearts As Big As The City

CBS Local - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Derick Brassard #16 Kevin Klein #8, and Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers react after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden ...
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Magnitude 8.5 Quake Rocks Japan

Wall Street Journal - ‎27 minutes ago‎
TOKYO--A strong earthquake Saturday evening centered on a southern chain of Japanese islands shook buildings in the Tokyo area but appeared to cause little damage.
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Boko Haram rocket grenades hit homes in northeast Nigeria, kill 7

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several home, killing at least seven people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn Saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist ...
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Alberta Fires Threaten Oil Sands Road to Fort McMurray

Bloomberg - ‎15 hours ago‎
An Alberta wildfire threatened a major road that connects Fort McMurray, the oil sands region's biggest city, to the rest of the province after winds shifted direction, an official said.
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Slumping oil prices have yet to slow down Alberta housing market

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Alberta's housing market is not yet feeling the full weight of low oil prices as the number of newly insured mortgages rose in the province during the first quarter of the year, Canada's federal housing agency reported.
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Canada's 5 big banks earned $8 billion in Q2

CTV News - ‎18 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Canada's five biggest banks saw their profits climb in the second quarter, even as debt-strapped Canadians are becoming hesitant to borrow.
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Low-tech solutions for everyday problems

Toronto Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
While browsing the web recently I came across some really great low-tech solutions to real-world problems. Of course, I found them using a high-tech device but that doesn't matter, right?
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Beyond the smartwatch: Canada finds its place in the Internet of Things

The Globe and Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Internet of Things is about more than gadgets. How IoT's less sexy side will change Canadian business. Comments. AA. John O'Rourke, president and CEO of Sigit Automation, at an oil well site near Calgary on May 21, 2015.
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Action Bronson won't play Yonge-Dundas Square: NXNE

Toronto Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
Action Bronson won't be performing in Yonge-Dundas Square next month. The North by Northeast (NXNE) music festival announced late Friday that it cancelled Bronson's June 21 free show at the city-owned venue but said it still wants to put him on a stage ...
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The incredible, unbelievable, meshuga story of The Apprenticeship of Duddy ...

The Globe and Mail - ‎16 hours ago‎
Before Beauty and the Beast, before The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas and Enchanted, there was The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
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Jeremy Piven happily 'shocked' about the new Entourage movie

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jeremy Piven owned the role of fast-talking, hotheaded talent agent Ari Gold on TV's Entourage for eight seasons. The comedy series, one of HBO's highest-rated programs, ended its run in 2011.
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Cam Cole: Kesler dying to silence Toews, Blackhawks one more time

Vancouver Sun - ‎11 hours ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. There exists, on the web, a series of videos entitled Between Two Zambonis - loosely based on the Emmy-winning comedy segment Between Two Ferns in which comic actor Zach Galifianakis interviews celebrities in completely awkward ...
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Blue Jays beat Twins on Colabello's 9th-inning blast, Buehrle's complete game

Toronto Star - ‎8 minutes ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS—In the middle of the ninth inning, after he had hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer to give the Blue Jays a 6-4 lead against his former team, Chris Colabello saw Mark Buehrle loosening up to pitch the final frame and was overcome with bromantic ...
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Alberta creationist discovers rare fish fossils in basement dig

CBC.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
An Alberta man who discovered a school of rare fossilized fish while digging up a Calgary basement believes the world was created by God a few thousand years ago.
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Blister-causing beetle found in packaged salads: CFIA

Toronto Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating reports of a blister-causing beetle found in pre-packaged salads. The iron cross blister beetle has a bright red head and bright yellow wings separated by a black "cross.
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Concerns over sudden deaths of more than 120000 rare Kazakhstan antelopes

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
The sudden deaths of tens of thousands of endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan over the past two weeks have left scientists scrambling for answers and conservationists worried about the animal's future.
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Menthol cigarette ban in Alberta: Are their days numbered?

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Alberta government is expected to announce changes to its smoking reduction plan on Sunday, and there's speculation the province's ban on flavoured tobacco products that starts on Monday could also include menthol cigarettes.
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Vancouver pharmacy shut down over sanitation concerns

Vancouver Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver pharmacy is being shut down after inspectors found numerous sanitation issues, including mould, cockroach traps and rat poop.
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Violent patients at care homes face 'unacceptable' wait for treatment

CBC.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
The daughter of an elderly man killed in a Winnipeg care home is happy a judge is recommending more special behavioural units be created in Manitoba to deal with patients with violent or aggressive tendencies.
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