Toronto library asked to ban 'violent' Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

si_hoponpop.jpgAccording to the Toronto Public Library, a formal complaint was lodged last year against the 1963 Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop because it "encourages children to use violence against their fathers."

Should students be breathalyzed at prom? CBC readers divided

Categories: Community

prom-test-220.jpgCBC readers are divided over an Ontario high school's plan to use breathalyzers on students on prom night to enforce the school board's zero-tolerance policy on alcohol consumption. 

Mean Girls fans celebrate film's 10th anniversary by wearing pink

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

si_meangirlswearpink.jpgIf there were ever a most-appropriate day to follow the plastics' fashion advice, today would be that day. Not only does April 30th mark the 10-year anniversary of Mean Girls' release, it's also a Wednesday -- and on Wednesdays, we wear pink.

Minnesota toddler to receive kidney after Facebook appeal catches stranger's attention

Categories: Community, Features, World

After a Facebook appeal caught her eye, a Florida woman is donating a kidney to a two-year-old girl she is yet to meet but who is in dire need of a transplant.

'Goosebuster' drone keeps geese from pooping on Ottawa beach

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

si_goosebusterdrone.jpgPioneered by an ex-IBM employee and drone enthusiast named Steve Wambolt, the Goosebuster is a lit-up hexicopter system that blasts predator noises at geese in order to scare them away from a particular area.

Botched execution sparks death-penalty debate in CBC Community

Categories: Community, Politics, World

executionA convicted murderer writhed against his restraints and clenched his teeth during a botched execution Tuesday. Clayton Lockett died 43 minutes after the first drug of an untested combination was administered. 

For many in the CBC News audience, Lockett's crimes meant they had little sympathy for him. But for some, Lockett's halted execution and eventual death were evidence that capital punishment is an unjust practice. 

'Hug, don't judge,' says Michigan man after Shaq selfie ridicule

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shaq-220.jpgDisappointed to learn that retired basketball star Shaquille O'Neal had ridiculed him on Instagram, a Michigan man with a genetic disorder started an anti-bullying campaign that is resonating online.

Willie Nelson gets 5th degree black belt for 81st birthday

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si_willienelsonblackbelt.jpgTo celebrate his 81st birthday this week, the legendary country music star earned his fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul -- a discipline Nelson says he's practiced for more than 20 years.

'We are all monkeys:' Soccer stars back Dani Alves following racist taunt

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alves-220.jpgA calm and collected move by Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves in response to a racist taunt during a game spawned the #WeAreAllMonkeys hashtag with fellow players and fans rallying behind the Barcelona defender by posting images of themselves with bananas. 

NBA players, fans react to Donald Sterling's lifetime ban on Twitter

Categories: Community, Sports

As news broke that Adam Silver had banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for life, Twitter erupted with messages of joy and vindication among NBA players, basketball personalities and fans alike.