"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If, as Gandhi suggested, our moral compass is measured in degrees of animal welfare, Canada certainly has a long way to go.
Indeed, the horrors of...
Fresh snowfall sanitizes a city, muting traffic, smoothing sidewalks and making parks pristine again.
But there's a tension stirring beneath that lunar landscape — as increasing numbers of humans and their canine companions share city spaces, that tension rises, often literally, to the surface.
As a city marches toward gentrification...
Is anyone going to help this dog?
That's the desperate refrain arising from social media Tuesday, accompanying an image of what appears to be a dog curled up on a lone sheet of floating ice.
A Singapore man is reportedly facing $15,000 in fines after flicking a cigarette from his apartment window.
That's a $600-ding per for each of the 33 butts hurled from his window. A 34th butt landed the man a community service stint. All of the transgressions, according to Reuters,...
Hacking collective and cyber-avenging force for good, evil and/or confusion has struck again.
This time, the target is... 50-year music industry veteran and soul legend Dionne Warwick?!
At least, it's very much looking that way for a major website devoted to the legend.
Hackers shut down DionneWarwick.net on...
A Mountie who was shot last Saturday has died from his injuries.
Const. David Wynn, 42, died in hospital. He was shot while responding to a call at a casino in St. Albert, Alta., just northwest of Edmonton.
Wynn was shot in the head and never regained...
The four editorial cartoonists killed in a brazen attack at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo ranked among the country's most revered -- and controversial.
Stéphane Charbonnier, the publication's editor-in-chief, (also known as as 'Charb') was killed on Wednesday by gunmen, along with fellow cartoonists Cabu, Wolinski...
While Canada's crime rate continues to tumble — the homicide rate, for example, hasn't been this low since 1966 — this year saw no dearth of stories that stirred intrigue, outrage and even horror. Here are five stories that captured the country's attention in 2014.
Scores of aboriginal women are still missing in Canada in 2014 — cases that are likely to haunt this nation for years and decades ahead.
Below are just a handful of the aboriginal women who are still missing. They are all-too-often on the short end of the media glare, despite...
Before Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe, at least five people managed to get out of the building.
In all, three woman and two men were seen running, terrified, from the building and into the arms of heavily armed tactical squad members.
These are the dramatic images and...
UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting Britain's national air traffic body, NATS, has fixed the computer problem. The body is in the process or reopening its airspace.
The agency says "we apologize for any delays and the inconvenience this may have caused."
Airspace over London has been effectively shut down...
Two children -- a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy -- face charges after a botched kidnapping attempt in Toronto's east end.
Police say a 29-year-old mother was assaulted Thursday evening, as the suspects tried to carry off her baby. She reportedly used her body to prevent the...
Here comes the new supercontinent.
There goes the neighbourhood.
That neighbourhood being the Atlantic Ocean -- a 106,400,000-square-kilometre sprawl comprising nearly a third of the planet's surface.
An ascendant supercontinent, apparently, will do that, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.
The study, recently...
All we want for the holidays is this kid's celestial smile.
The video's a little fuzzy. But the sentiment is clearer than a 1080P high-definition display with quadruple HDMI ports, 120Hz refresh rates, digital surr--- oh, whatever.
Take this cutting board, kid.
At least, that's what the boy's parents...
A fixture of the hockey universe has died.
Pat Quinn, a former player and legendary coach, succumbed Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital to a lengthy illness.
He was 71.
As a player, Quinn skated in more than 600 NHL games, but it was after hanging up his skates in 1967...
There's something extraordinarily gripping about this kiwi's struggle with addiction.
Perhaps, because there's something so devastatingly human between the stark black and white lines of German animator Andreas Hykade's five-minute creation.
Dubbed 'Nuggets,' the story revolves around the journey of a solitary kiwi and the occasional...
Why not celebrate the yawning chasm between the haves and have-nots with a selfie?
Well, because it would make you a horrible human being.
But since when has that ever stopped the self-smothering hordes of youth from taking up a dubious trend with gleeful abandon?
Enter the homeless selfie.
Don't be alarmed, but smoking a lot of pot for a long time may shrink your brain.
At least, that's the conclusion U.S. neuroscientists have reached from the first long-term probe into the brains of heavy marijuana smokers.
But they also suggest a silver lining: The heavy...
It's been two years since a man allegedly jogged right through a Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto, kicked over Canadian flags and shot the bird to dismayed onlookers.
Police are still looking for him. And they say he may strike again.
Yesterday, the Toronto Police Service issued a...
A woman aboard an Air Canada Jazz flight from Calgary to Grande Prairie was rushed to hospital after one of the plane's propeller's reportedly snapped off and smashed into the passenger cabin.
Shockingly, Christina Kurylo suffered only minor injuries from the freak accident.
“I’m really lucky. It could...