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VICTORY!!! Canada Bans Lifelong Confinement for Pigs in Controversial Gestation Crates!!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pigs, Canada )

CherAway
- 546 days ago - hsi.org
Humane Society International/Canada welcomes the release of the ground-breaking new pork industry Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs, which includes a ban on continuously confining pregnant sows in gestation crates.
WestJet Finds Out What Passengers Want For Christmas, Leaves Presents At Baggage Claim (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, children, adults, westjet, airlines, airports, hamilton, toronto, santa box, canada, travellers, video )

Barb
- 631 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Of course this would happen in Canada. In a video released Monday, Calgary-based airline WestJet sets up electronic Santa chat boxes in terminals at the Hamilton and Toronto airports. Travelers giggle at the chance to talk live with Santa through a....
Canada's Refusal to Protect Polar Bears Comes Under Scrutiny
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, polar bears, Canada )

CherAway
- 652 days ago - theguardian.com
Allies and neighbours call for formal investigation into government's decision to offer only limited protection
Puppy's 911 Call Leads to Owner's Arrest
Offbeat  (tags: animals, puppy, 911, dogs, crime, funny, interesting, off-beat, Ontario, Canada, pets, police )

DaleLoves
- 741 days ago - cbc.ca
Ontario Provincial Police say a man was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant after they responded to a dropped 911 call, which the man claims was made by his four-month-old puppy.
Woman Fined $219 for Not Paying Bus Fare With Exact Change
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, children, ethics, humans, petty bureaucrats, fine, ticket, hospital, exact change, bus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, CBC News )

DaleLoves
- 761 days ago - cbc.ca
A woman with her two year old child is fined $219 for not having exact change for her fare after spending 5 hours at the hospital with her son. She was tired and did not have exact change offering five dollars but still was fined and forced to walk home.
So Long Stompin' Tom - A Unique and Legendary Canadian   video
Offbeat  (tags: Stompin Tom, Canada, Country Singer, hitchhiking troubadour, Maritime Provinces, British Columbia, Halton Hills, Ontario, death )

Dandelion
- 879 days ago - youtube.com
Canadian country-folk singer whose odes to the vast country he had roamed as a hitchhiking troubadour made him a beloved figure from the Maritime Provinces to British Columbia, died on March 6 at his home in Halton Hills, Ontario. He was 77.
Final Design of Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Series Features Wood Bison
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, coins, Canada )

CherAway
- 936 days ago - news.coinupdate.com
At the recently concluded World Money Fair in Berlin, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the final design within the Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Coin series. This series has featured six different designs highlighting different species of wildlife
Shallow Waters   video
Offbeat  (tags: Shallow Waters, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, First Nations, Canada, BC, activist, singer, songwriter, actor, awards winner, speaker )

Dandelion
- 938 days ago - youtube.com
11 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she has been a speaker at many events all around Canada and the world for environmental causes and Idle No More. Shallow Waters reminds us
Canada's Anti-Mask Bill Affects Rioters, Activists Alike
Offbeat  (tags: environment, humans, activists, Canada, protection )

CherAway
- 1029 days ago - greenerideal.com
The Canadian Government has recently passed a bill that will affect all future protests in Canada. The Canadian House of Commons recently passed Bill C-309, officially banning protestors from hiding behind masks during violent riots.
Environmental Groups Furious Over Canadian Proposal for East Coast Seal Cull
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals, cull, Canada )

CherAway
- 1040 days ago - greenerideal.com
This week, a Canadian Senate committee proposed an East Coast seal cull of some 70,000 animals over four years. The proposal has environmental groups furious, with one animal welfare group saying the cull "is not going to help bring back the cod."
7 Things You Can't Say in Canada
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, culture, environment, humor, off-beat, arts, children, US relations )

Lynn
- 1097 days ago - readersdigest.ca
Attacking our sacred cows may turn you into a pariah--but it can also be a lot of fun. Every culture has its unacknowledged taboos--the things you are forbidden to say or do in polite company, the accepted truths you are not allowed to doubt.
Chivalrous Quebec Knight on Cross-Country Tour to Promote Politeness and Respect
Offbeat  (tags: knight, horse, tour, Canada, politeness, respect )

Sinikka
- 1126 days ago - cbc.ca
A Quebec man is travelling across Canada dressed as a knight and riding on a horse in a quest to show "true valour" still exists.
Fungus Behind America's Bat Die-Off Traced Back to Europe
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, bats, science, US, Canada, Europe, animals, scientists )

R.
- 1239 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
The mysterious deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada over the past several years were caused by a fungus that hitchhiked from Europe, scientists reported Monday.
Arrests Made in US Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring
Offbeat  (tags: animals, U.S, Canada, world, animals, rhinos, poaching, arrest, government, protection, off-beat, americans )

R.
- 1286 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The arrests come after an 18-month-long investigation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) told the BBC. Rhinos are an endangered species, but their horns are smuggled for buyers who believe they cure cancer.
The Canada Party   video
Offbeat  (tags: The Canada Party, intervention, politics, Canada, USA )

Dandelion
- 1316 days ago - youtube.com
Canada is offering not an invasion but an intervention. Thank you our northern friend, we needed that. Short video, have a smile.
 

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