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Hero Man Flies Balloon Chair Through The Sky

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.


So Many Fires Are Burning In Alaska And Canada There's Smoke Over Texas

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 wildfire season.


Hola: The Best Free VPN To Get To American Netflix Is Actually Shady As Hell

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.


This 595km Highway Of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada’s northwest is by air. But, every winter, something crazy happens. A 596km long highway is built almost entirely on ice — ice strong enough for 64-tonne trucks laden with fuel and supplies.


Leaked Documents Reveal Canada's Advanced Cyber Warfare Capabilities

While much attention has been paid to America’s National Security Agency over the last two years, reports now suggest that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has been playing hardball too. A report by The Intercept claims that the agency’s “developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure”.


Secret Mystery Tunnel Discovered In Toronto -- Is Drake Involved? 

A “large, sophisticated” tunnel was recently discovered near York University in Toronto. Unlike regular, non-spooky tunnels built for known reasons, the Toronto Mystery Tunnel was forged by hands unknown, for deeds unknown. Maybe it was Drake?


This Sci-Fi Smart Gun Could Be The Colt .45 Of The Future

The above Terminator-like weapon is Colt’s latest, greatest invention. Developed with Defence Research and Development Canada, this is the smart gun Canada wants to fight the wars of the future. And it’s hard to look at this insane level of firearm innovation and not think about the birth of the Colt .45.


Oh Great, The Robots Can Ski Now

Up until today, my plan for the robot takeover had been to flee to northern Canada, where deep snow and grizzly bears would keep me safe from Skynet. But not any more, because some smartarse decided to teach the droids to ski. Great work, guys.


Canadian Spies Monitor Millions Of International File Downloads Daily

The leading surveillance agency in Canada monitors millions of downloads made across the internet, in what The Intercept calls “a dragnet search to identify extremists”.


The New Cold War, And Australia's Role In It

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended.