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  • World's biggest beaver dam can be seen from space

    05/04/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 142 replies · 3,971+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4 May 2010 | staff reporter
    This woodland construction is the world's biggest beaver dam, which at 2,790ft is more than twice the length of the Hoover dam and can be seen from space. The mammals use trees, mud and stone to make a type of moat where they can use their swimming skills to evade any predators. The families live in lodges on the dams and spend their days adding to and repairing the incredible structures. The dam was spotted by experts monitoring the size and spread of the beaver dams in North America. It is located on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National...
  • Canadian Woman Arrested in Germany for Questioning Holocaust in Viral Video

    01/08/2018 1:13:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Speaking of freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) and communism disguised as “liberalism” or “progressiveness” making a big-comeback in Western Europe, we just got word from B’nai Brith that a Canadian woman from Alberta was arrested in Germany. Her crime? Well, her crime is historic revisionism, i.e. a thought-crime. The thing is, in modern Germany (and other “democratic” EU countries, France comes to mind), it is forbidden by law to question the holocaust. The punishment for holocaust heresy can land the sinner for up to five years in prison. Speaking of the non aggression principle, in 2018 in Germany...
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • Catholic agency denies adoption to couple who hold Christian view of sexuality

    11/12/2017 7:36:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Christian couple in the Canadian province of Alberta have been told by local Catholic Social Services and the provincial government that they are unfit to adopt children because they accept Biblical teaching regarding the immorality of homosexual acts, according to their attorneys at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The married couple, whose initials are given as “C.D. and N.D,” have filed a civil suit against the province alleging religious discrimination, and calling the decision to reject their candidacy for adoption “unreasonable and void by virtue of arbitrariness, bias, bad faith, as well as breaches of procedural fairness and...
  • Kidnapping Charges Pending Against Nude Suspects After Two-Vehicle Crash in Nisku

    11/08/2017 9:44:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 07, 2017
    Man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were forced into a car against their will, RCMP sayKidnapping charges are pending against three people arrested in the buff after a collision Monday morning in Nisku. A man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were taken from a residence in Leduc County at about 9:30 a.m. and forced into a car against their will, Leduc RCMP said in a news release Tuesday. The man managed to escape from the trunk of the moving car, police said. The woman also escaped with the baby a few minutes later. A passerby offered assistance and...
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • A Carl's Jr. owner was banned from his own kitchen after being caught on camera

    08/25/2017 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Aol. ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Jack Webb, the co-franchisee of a Carl's Jr. in Alberta, Canada, was discovered to have committed multiple food safety violations while being filmed by in-store security cameras, CBC reported. The first clip of 10 shared with CBC shows Webb almost elbow-deep in barbecue sauce. Webb is mixing the sauce with his bare hands, a clear violation of food safety measures, going so far as to refuse a spoon when a worker offers it to him. Other clips show Webb mixing sauces and scooping them from one container to another with his bare hands. In one case, he uses a spatula...
  • Justin Trudeau booed at disastrous town hall as polls show lowest approval ever

    01/27/2017 11:34:35 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2017 | Frances Martel
    A poll released Tuesday found Canadians disenchanted with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose approval ratings have fallen to their lowest since he assumed the nation’s highest office. The Forum Poll™, a public opinion firm, released their numbers while Trudeau was visiting western Calgary. Having called for “phasing out” oil sands from the nation’s economy, Calgarians greeted Trudeau with loud boos and, in some instances, barely managed to let Trudeau answer their barbed questions. Forum found that 48 percent of Canadians approve of the job Trudeau is doing as Prime Minister, the first time his approval has crossed the 50...
  • Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

    01/13/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 10:41 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger in the oil-rich province of Alberta on Friday for saying Canada needs to phase out the oil sands. Trudeau told a town-hall meeting in Peterborough, Ontario that they can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow, but they need to phase it out eventually. […] Trudeau’s comments caused outrage on social media and criticism from Alberta politicians. Premier Rachel Notley said the oil sands are not going anywhere any time soon. Alberta opposition leader Brian Jean said the oil and gas industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs and if Trudeau wants to shut it...
  • Alberta man punches cougar in head to save pet dog during attack near Tim Hortons

    12/28/2016 4:50:03 PM PST · by Loyalist · 41 replies
    City News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Canadian Press
    An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb says he stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. Gibb says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist. The cougar jumped off and Gibb took the dog to a veterinarian, who...
  • DiCaprio’s New Film Portrays Canada’s Oil Sands As “Terryfying”

    10/31/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 31-10-2017 | Miner
    Nearly six months after massive wildfires close to Canada’s oil sands forced one of the largest evacuations in the country’s history, affecting production, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate-change documentary threatens to bring unwanted, negative attention to the industry. Critics are already referring to the scenes shown in the film, particularly an aerial of the oil sands, as “terrifying”. Fisher Stevens, director of Before The Flood, which has been in the works since 2014, recently told Canadian Press he was "really horrified" by how the landscape looked in north-eastern Alberta.
  • Norway's Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada

    12/15/2016 9:53:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 December 2016 11:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists. The group said it had reached an agreement to sell its 100-percent stake in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands projects in the province of Alberta, to the Athabasca Oil Corporation of Canada for CAD$832 million (5.4 billion kroner, $626 million, €597 million). Following the divestment, Statoil will not operate any oil sands projects, a business area the deepwater oil specialist had moved into to great dismay of analysts. Statoil will take a loss...
  • Conservative politicians wimp out after chants of “lock her up” at Alberta rally

    12/09/2016 8:56:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It was shameful to see so many CPC politicians dump on their base, call them dictators and idiots because that is what the media wants them to do The media attacked protestors in a rally last week after some in the crowd yelled “lock her up” when the name of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was mentioned. And when the media eventually pounced on this, some members of the Conservative Party of Canada fell into line, criticizing the people who form the base of their party. A rally was held last weekend to protest the NDP government of Alberta, specifically its...
  • Bizarre moment Canadian politicians start arguing over the use of the word 'fart'

    11/20/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/19/2016 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's certainly nothing to sniff at! A heated row has blown up in the Canadian parliament - over the use of the word 'fart'. It happened after Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accused the government of treating the province of 'Alberta like a fart in the room' over employment. But shocked Green Party leader Elizabeth May did not like the use of the word and asked for it be revoked.
  • Former Premier Jim Prentice among four dead in Kelowna plane crash

    10/15/2016 8:18:23 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    660 News Calgary ^ | October 14, 2016 | 660 NEWS STAFF WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS
    660 NEWS has learned that one of the four people killed a plane crash in the Okanagan on Thursday was former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice. He was 60 years old. In a statement, Prentice’s family says one of the other people in the plane was the father-in-law to one of their daughters.
  • Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

    07/18/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    A recent advertisement, set to go up across Montreal was struck down, out of fear that it would offend the local Muslim population. The billboard ad, designed by the producers of The Rebel website, criticizes Mayor Denis Coderre for choosing "Charia [sic] oil" over Canadian oil, and features an image of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Coderre previously had struck down a bill to build an oil pipeline from Alberta, citing environmental...
  • Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

    05/08/2016 6:46:51 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    The images are ones of devastation — scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. And Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands town for months. There's fear the growing wildfire could double in size and reach a major oil sands mine and even the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.
  • Alberta fire rages, torches 1,600 homes

    05/05/2016 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    columbiatribune.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | AP
    Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. No injuries or fire-related fatalities have been reported. The fire appeared late Wednesday near the airport, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights...
  • 500,000 Barrels And $1 Billion In Losses: The True Cost Of Canada’s Wildfire

    05/05/2016 12:58:18 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-05-2016 | Wildfire
    It took the market over a day to appreciate the fallout from the devastating Canadian wildfire which has led to a state of emergency in Alberta, the evacuation of over 80,000 people in the oil sands gateway city of Fort McMurray, and the destruction of over 1,600 structures. According to insurance industry reports, losses from the fire are approaching $1 billion, and will likely set records for the country. The average cost of a single-family home in the community was recently around CAD$627,000 ($487,000), Aon said, citing data from the local real estate industry, and cited by CNBC. That would...