Category: Canada

Canada's smart gun: Department of National Defence wows the world with new high-tech assault rifle

Categories: Community, Canada

Tags: storify

si_canadasmartgun.jpgCanadians may not be huge on carrying guns, but when it comes to building insanely cool next-generation assault rifles, our government is leading the pack.

#RIPElijah: Canadians Share Outpouring Of Grief After Death Of Toddler

Categories: Canada, Community, Health, Transparency

Tags: Elijah, #RIPElijah, Toronto, Toronto Police

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Canadians mourn the death of a Toronto toddler found dead in the bitter cold Thursday morning.
si_neuf.jpgA 15-year-old girl suspected of selling drugs at a Quebec City high school was strip-searched, which Education Minister Yves Bolduc says is permitted. 

#SNL40 anniversary show spotlights highs, lows of Saturday Night Live

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Canada, Community

Tags: Lorne Michaels, NBC, Saturday Night Live, SNL, SNL40

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Last night's three and a half hour Saturday Night Live 40th-anniversary show was on par with how SNL usually goes down: sometimes hilarious, leaving viewers giggling like bad; sometimes so awkward that "cringe-worthy" doesn't come close to defining the human reaction.
si_pigtails.jpgAre pigtails a form of self-expression, a food and safety hazard or an outright unhygienic hairdo? 
si_jon.jpgThe man who has kept many of us laughing through some of the more absurd moments in the last 15 years is saying goodbye. Comedy Central announced comedian Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show at the end of his contract.

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Toronto-area member of Parliament Eve Adam has left the Conservatives to join the Liberal Party

'Penis-shaped' Toronto bus station map removed by transit officials after going viral

Categories: Canada, Community

Tags: storify

si_ttcpenismap.jpgLess than 24 hours after an image of the new, "phallic-looking" map at Toronto's Downsview Station hit Reddit, transit officials had already taken it down.

Student mural showing 2 boys kissing stirs debate

Categories: Canada, Community

Tags: Education

An Alberta school's decision to cover up a student's mural that shows two boys kissing has sparked a heated debate among CBCNews.ca readers about how same-sex couples and intimacy are depicted, and how the school handled the situation.

Does prison deserve a penalty for OT-incurring Super Bowl viewing?

Categories: Canada, Community, Sports

Tags: storify, Super Bowl, Windsor

Correctional officers at a Windsor, Ont., correctional facility will be paid an hour of overtime to supervise inmates watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. The story left CBC readers sharply divided. Some think the move is sportsmanlike conduct on the part of the prison, while others are crying foul.