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Snooty Canadian Designers Are Pissed Off At Their Government

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.


Shattering The World Record For Fracking Earthquakes Is A Disconcerting Honour

Canada set a new world record for the largest earthquake ever triggered by fracking. Fantastic.


The Canadian Wilderness And The Baddest Water Filter Ever Built

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.


How To Backpack The Most Scenic Trail In Alberta, Canada

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.


That Hitchhiking Robot That Americans Beat Up Will Live Forever In A Canadian Museum

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 hitchBOT — which did manage to thumb it cross-country — will be enshrined in a national museum.


A Canadian Mobile Carrier Is Giving Syrian Refugees Free Mobile Phones

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 mobile carrier is actually responding.


Unmuzzled Canadian Scientists Have Harsh Words For Conservative Regime

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.


New Ministries Suggest Canada's Government Is About To Get Serious About Science

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 “climate change” right in the title.


On Canadian Construction Sites, You Build The Roof First

Conventional construction logic says that you have to build foundations first, roofs last. Montreal, Canada, home to poutine and twisted logic, disagrees.


Satellite Images Reveal A Massive 60 Million-Tonne Avalanche In Canada

Early last week, around 45 megatonnes 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.


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