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Distressed seabird rallies after dinner and a warm bed in Newfoundland...

When Antje Springman and Dennis Minty spotted something huddled under the honeysuckle shrub outside their home along a river bank in Conception Bay North, they thought it was one of their chickens in distress. Springman went out to investigate and discovered a very different type of bird — a Great Cormorant, a black seabird about the size of a goose, commonly called a…

Watch as a Saskatchewan woman saves the day for a perplexed...

A Saskatchewan woman's helping hand — or window scraper — has gone viral this week, with a video showing her assist a beleaguered porcupine garnering more than 1.2 million views on Facebook. Raelene Prieb lives between Yorkton and Melville. She was on her way home on Monday when she spotted a porcupine in a turtle-like state, on…

Mickey Mouse display earns Canadian balloon twisting team 5 world awards

A Romeo and Juliet display depicting Mickey and Minnie Mouse created out of thousands of balloons earned the Canadian balloon twisting team five technical difficulty awards at the World Balloon Convention in California. This photo shows the full display created by the Canadian team. (Canada's Twisted Team) The team used 21,500 balloons and the build…

How a package to ‘a farm situated up a long drive...

Like any dedicated mail carrier who slogs through inclement weather to deliver your Amazon order, Tammie McGrath will stop at nothing to get a parcel to its rightful owner. But when a package came in addressed to "Kay and Philip" located "on a farm situated up a long drive with cows, opposite Cust pub or thereabouts,"…

How a $5 roadside tortoise turned into a Halifax icon

At 95 years old, Gus is slow-moving. But that's in his nature, seeing as he's a gopher tortoise. And although he's often sitting idle in his enclosure, Gus has been captivating visitors to the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History for more than seven decades. "As time has gone on, he's become more and more…

79-year-old ballet dancer finds way to live out childhood dream

As a child, Fay Richardson wanted to dance, with the grace and movement of ballet captivating her. "There just seemed to be a freedom in the ability to use your body that way," she recalled. It wasn't in the books for her, with her family moving far from any place near a dance school, and…

Bomb scare at Windsor cultural centre turns out to be forgotten...

It turns out a small black box with a dangling red wire and little blue light investigated by Windsor's bomb squad Tuesday isn't actually dangerous — at least to the living. The Windsor Police Explosives Disposal Unit were called to Mackenzie Hall around 7:15 p.m. to investigate a suspicious package. Police determined the package was "safe" and that there…

P.E.I. grandmother keeps snowball in her freezer for more than a...

It's not often people want to hang onto winter, but a Summerside, P.E.I., woman has kept a piece of it in her freezer for over a decade: a snowball in a Ziploc bag. The snowball isn't just any old ball of ice, however, it was a gift from her granddaughter 11 years ago. "It's very special," says Mae Arsenault.…

Egyptian alchemist’s recipe brings ancient beer to life in Winnipeg

An idea that began when a classicist went to a brewery to sip beers and ponder the history of hops has brought to life an ancient ale. It took hours of translating, milling and baking, but ale experimenters in Winnipeg have finally sipped a beer created from a fourth-century Egyptian alchemist's recipe. "If you expect…

Giant, record-class walleye caught and released near Dryden, Ont.

A potentially record-breaking walleye got the break of its life last weekend. On March 10, Robert Monty of Dryden, Ont., caught and released a giant walleye that he said was record-book calibre. The experienced angler had no idea when he started on the water near the northwestern Ontario city that day, it would end with…

How Ozzy Osbourne helped a pizza delivery driver after car theft...

Josh Cook hauls black T-shirts and sweaters from his dresser, handful after handful, with an incredulous grin on his face. As he piles them on his bed, the logos become visible, each shirt emblazoned with skulls and bold white letters. Cook then starts going through CDs and vinyl records, before reaching his most prized possession — a personalized and…

Weird, cute big-eyed sugar gliders: the new pet craze

Giant, wide-set eyes. Twitchy little noses. Long fluffy tails. Sugar gliders — named for their love of sweet food and flying-squirrel-like gliding abilities — have a cartoonish cute factor. Introduced to the North American pet trade in 1994, they've recently been gaining popularity on the East Coast. Unlike other marsupials, they're legal to keep in all…

Weird, cute big-eyed sugar gliders: the new pet craze

Giant, wide-set eyes. Twitchy little noses. Long fluffy tails. Sugar gliders — named for their love of sweet food and flying-squirrel-like gliding abilities — have...

Keep your shirt on: St. John’s business launches T-shirt protesting FHRITP...

When a St. John's judge ruled Justin Penton didn't break the law by yelling a vulgarity at a reporter, one business decided to change the script. Living Planet Studio, a screen printing and embroidery business, posted a new shirt to its Facebook page Monday, with the slogan "F--k Him Right In The Patriarchy." The letters form…

Want to be Edmonton’s goat boss? Now is your chance

The city is looking for a candidate with the right kind of gruff to become Edmonton's first official "goat co-ordinator." No kidding. The new employee will be responsible for tending the city's official weed-eating herd as part of the city's GoatWorks pilot program. "Working both independently and as part of a team, you will be…

Italian photographers showcase ‘top model’ chickens in new coffee table book

Read Story Transcript Breathtaking landscapes. Timeless art masterpieces. Big shiny photographs of big shiny humans. You put coffee table books featuring any of the above in your living room and they say: "These giant books I never open reflect my taste." But do they also say say something else? Do they, perhaps say, "I'm boring"? A…

Italian photographers showcase 'top model' chickens in new coffee table book

Read Story Transcript Breathtaking landscapes. Timeless art masterpieces. Big shiny photographs of big shiny humans. You put coffee table books featuring any of the above in...

25 years later, Johnny Cash fan searches for lost photo with...

Frank Davis is on a quest to find evidence of his first, and only, encounter with his idol, Johnny Cash. It was Good Friday in 1993 when the musician from St. John's ran into the Man in Black at the Halifax airport. A stranger with a camera snapped a photo of the pair, but 25 years later, Davis still…

25 years later, Johnny Cash fan searches for lost photo with...

Frank Davis is on a quest to find evidence of his first, and only, encounter with his idol, Johnny Cash. It was Good Friday in...

Long before Google, Winnipeggers found answers in library’s Where File

There's a wonderfully quirky and little-known information archive in downtown Winnipeg that predates Google and probably has more hidden secrets than the search engine giant. It's a rich resource for researchers, a rabbit hole for history lovers and a trivia buff's bonanza. Did you know: Winnipeg's first civic holiday was observed Sept. 16, 1874? That Winnipeg's first professional photographer offered…

Long before Google, Winnipeggers found answers in library's Where File

There's a wonderfully quirky and little-known information archive in downtown Winnipeg that predates Google and probably has more hidden secrets than the search engine giant. It's a...

Drivers say confusing signs keeping them from leaving New Brunswick

Drivers heading to P.E.I. from Moncton are running into some confusion after changes to the highway near Shediac, part of a massive twinning project of route 11 between Shediac and Miramichi. Some drivers have gone as far as Bouctouche before realizing they were heading in the wrong direction. That's 35 kilometres past the turn to…

Drivers say confusing signs keeping them from leaving New Brunswick

Drivers heading to P.E.I. from Moncton are running into some confusion after changes to the highway near Shediac, part of a massive twinning project...

How Ozzy Osbourne helped a pizza delivery driver after car theft...

Josh Cook hauls black T-shirts and sweaters from his dresser, handful after handful, with an incredulous grin on his face. As he piles them on his bed, the logos become visible, each shirt emblazoned with skulls and bold white letters. Cook then starts going through CDs and vinyl records, before reaching his most prized possession — a personalized and…

How Ozzy Osbourne helped a pizza delivery driver after car theft...

Josh Cook hauls black T-shirts and sweaters from his dresser, handful after handful, with an incredulous grin on his face. As he piles them on his bed, the...
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