Bombed out Al-Shejaiya in Gaza

Behind Steve’s Nobel nomination

By Alison@Creekside Not content with awarding Stephen Harper their Gold Medallion human rights award and pledging to create a Stephen Harper Centre for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada announced on … [Read More...]

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The Video: So, how was your Canada Day?

Rob Ford campaigns in Toronto on Canada Day: "A disgrace. An absolute disgrace." "Just go away." "Disgusting man." "Shame on you." "Don't go near the children, please." Children booing. "Get out of … [Read More...]

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By Alison@Creekside Hey kids, remember PostMedia's pitch for their tarsands promotion partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers?: Postmedia is proud to present its 2013 … [Read More...]

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Cons drop cover charge for foreign musicians

By Frank Moher We're kind of hard on the Conservative government around here, so when it does something right, it's only fair we note it. You might want to print out and laminate this post for … [Read More...]

My aunt is awesome, loved by me, the best ever, all of the above

Lament of the lonely ovaries

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten Poor Auntie Amy. Her four nieces and nephews adore her. She takes them on fun excursions to places like the dinosaur museum. She buys them designer clothes their parents … [Read More...]

Cat latte

A Tale of Three Kitties: Cats allow cafés to come to Canada

A BoB Short Cats and cappuccinos may not seem the likeliest combination, but the idea has stirred the pot for several entrepreneurs across the country. The concept is simple: Come in for a coffee … [Read More...]

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Are Mealworms the New Maki?

By Drew McLachlan Chowing down on crickets or meal worms may conjure up old reality show episodes, or possibly your gag reflex, but a Toronto-based startup is banking on bugs becoming “the new … [Read More...]

Living

My aunt is awesome, loved by me, the best ever, all of the above

Lament of the lonely ovaries

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten Poor Auntie Amy. Her four nieces and nephews adore her. She takes them on fun excursions to places like the dinosaur museum. She buys them designer clothes their parents won’t dress them in, and buys them snacks their parents won’t let them have. So why is Auntie Amy so sad? Because corporations […]

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Media

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Coren’s epiphany

By Montreal Simon For as long as I can remember, Michael Coren has been one of the most ghastly anti-gay voices on the Canadian airwaves. A hardline right-wing Catholic who seemed to take pleasure in playing down the suffering of LGBT people, and mocking their struggle for equality. So you can imagine how shocked, and […]

Arts

Band in performance

Cons drop cover charge for foreign musicians

By Frank Moher We’re kind of hard on the Conservative government around here, so when it does something right, it’s only fair we note it. You might want to print out and laminate this post for safekeeping as we’re not likely to do this again anytime soon. The government has dumped the fees it was […]

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Media

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PostMedia, post newspaper

By Alison@Creekside Hey kids, remember PostMedia's pitch for their tarsands promotion partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers?: Postmedia is proud to present its 2013 media partnership with CAPP. We are a media company national in scope but community-focused. Canadians know our brands, trust our content, and welcome us as a vital member of their communities. CAPP's messaging will extend to our massive mobile and tablet network so that vital energy information is never more than a click away. Our print coverage will include weekly energy editorial across our entire newspaper chain*, along with monthly joint ventures and quarterly special reports on subjects CAPP needs to bring to the forefront of Canadian consciousness." * National Post, Financial Post, Vancouver Sun and Province, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, Windsor Star, Edmonton Journal, Regina … [Read More...]

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Science and Tech

Cockroach_sushi

Are Mealworms the New Maki?

By Drew McLachlan Chowing down on crickets or meal worms may conjure up old reality show episodes, or possibly your gag reflex, but a Toronto-based startup is banking on bugs becoming “the new sushi.” Founded last year by five McGill MBA students, Aspire specializes in entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. The company develops methods for sustainably farming insects, while working with government organizations and individuals in order to increase the availability of edible beasties, hopefully providing extra income and a cheap source of nutrition for those in need. Aspire is far from alone in its entomophagous pursuits. Last year, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report urging more people, especially Westerners, to give the protein-packed critters a try. And the numbers seem to be on their side — insects are eaten by two billion people in 162 … [Read More...]

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Culture

Cat latte

A Tale of Three Kitties: Cats allow cafés to come to Canada

A BoB Short Cats and cappuccinos may not seem the likeliest combination, but the idea has stirred the pot for several entrepreneurs across the country. The concept is simple: Come in for a coffee and play with a few cats while you’re there. The first “cat café” opened its doors in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998. They’ve […]

Science and Tech

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Net fatality

A BoB Short A recent U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) proposal that could have a significant impact on net neutrality in Canada as well as the United States has both users and big business up in arms. The proposal, slated for voting later this month, would bolster access to any website willing to pay the […]

The Video: So, how was your Canada Day?