Great Canadians Near You: Jeremy Dias

Categories: Community

si_greatcanadians.jpgWelcome to Great Canadians Near You, a brand new CBC News Community web series that turns a spotlight on people all over our country who are making a difference.

For our inaugural episode, launched fittingly on Canada Day weekend, we spoke to Jeremy Dias, founder and director of Youth Diversity Initiative Jer's Vision.

Party hats top surveillance cameras for George Orwell's birthday

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Science & Technology

si_partycam.jpgIn honour of the Nineteen Eighty-Four author's 110th birthday, which would have been celebrated Tuesday, two dutch artists have decorated dozens of public surveillance cameras with colourful party hats.

Google recruits Street View mapping volunteers

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

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Google is looking for adventurous people to help map the world's not so easily accessible areas.

The pilot project enables travellers to borrow Google's Street View Trekker and "take it to amazing places around the world that they know and love."

New Yorker recruits Bert and Ernie to celebrate same-sex marriage ruling

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

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Bert and Ernie, two of Sesame Street's most famous characters, are gracing next week's New Yorker cover in a "moment of joy" celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's recent same-sex marriage ruling.

'3-parent' fertility treatments sparks reader debate

Categories: Community, Health, Science & Technology, World

in-220-ivf-istock.jpg CBC readers are reacting strongly following the news that Britain is planning to become the first country to offer a so-called three-parent fertility treatment.

School kids correct celebrity grammar mistakes on Twitter

Categories: Community, World

si_grammar_cops.jpgIn an effort to drive home the message that proper grammar still counts in a world filled with texts, tweets and other rapid-fire means of communication, one savvy English school in Brazil is having students "help" celebrities with their writing skills via Twitter.

Calgary's kids create adorable thank-you notes for volunteers

Categories: Canada, Community

calgary-kids-notes-220.jpgThe City of Calgary has posted some of the notes and drawings it has received from children for the city workers and volunteers who are helping to clean up the city after last week's floods.

Wendy Davis pink trainers sell big online

Categories: Community

in-220-wendy-shoes-cp.jpgThe result of Wendy Davis's 11-hour filibuster speech may have been the triumph over one of the toughest anti-abortion bills in the U.S., but it also had a rather amusing side effect; it's made a pair of hot pink running shoes one of the best selling shoes on Amazon.com

June photo contest: How do you start your morning?

Categories: Community

si_june_morning.jpgNight owls and late-shift workers among us aside, the majority of Canadians must wake up every morning. Show us how you start your day for a chance to be featured on the CBC News Network!

Do you think the Queen deserves a raise?

Categories: Canada, Community

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The Queen of England is going to pocket $60 million next year, after netting a five per cent increase following record portfolio profits.

What do you think of the Queen's raise?