All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Canada’

New Brunswick Snake Put Down After Boys’ Deaths

An African python that escaped it’s enclosure and killed two young boys has been put down, authorities in Canada say. 4-year old Noah Barthe and his brother, 7-year old Connor, were reportedly on a sleepover at a friend’s apartment over the weekend when they were killed by the giant snake. Jean-Claude Savoie owns a small pet store–Reptile Ocean–over which he …

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Kickstarter Comes to Canada: Build Projects Now, Launch Them September 9th

As promised back in June, Kickstarter has finally launched to Canadian projects. This is Kickstarter’s second major international expansion. The crowdfunding site officially went live for U.K.-based projects back in October of 2012. Like the U.K. rollout, today’s launch in Canada is more of a soft launch. Users can start building their projects starting today, but they won’t officially go …

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That 3D Printed Rifle Can Now Fire More Rounds

Late last month, a YouTube channel belonging to ThreeD Ukelele uploaded a video with footage of what appeared to be the very first 3D printed rifle. It was able to fire one shot before breaking. Now the creator is back with a new and improved rifle that fires multiple rounds without breaking. In a video uploaded over the weekend, ThreeD …

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Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle

Defense Distributed made a lot of lawmakers very nervous – and Second Amendment defenders very happy – earlier this year when it revealed The Liberator. The single shot handgun was the first gun to be made entirely by a 3D printer. Now another designer has kicked it up a notch. Say hello to The Grizzly – the world’s first fully …

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Ash Borer Beetle Spreading in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) this week confirmed that the emerald ash borer beetle has moved into Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The discovery raises the number of Ontario counties the beetle has been found into 32, alongside seven in Quebec. The emerald ash borer is a green beetle species that originated in Asia, but has spread throughout many parts of …

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Lac-Megantic Train Derailment: Engineer Under Investigation

The Lac-Megantic train derailment that destroyed the town’s center in Quebec last weekend is still under investigation, and now the engineer responsible for setting the brakes on the train has been fired. More than 50 people are feared dead after the train–which was carrying highly flammable crude oil–rolled downhill, derailed, and crashed into Lac-Megantic’s downtown area last weekend, although investigators …

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Elisha Cuthbert Marries Hockey Star Dion Phaneuf

Elisha Cuthbert and Toronto Maple Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf decided to finally tie the knot this weekend in a private wedding. Cuthbert, a Canadian actress (and professional eye roller) well-known for her roles in films like Love Actually and The Girl Next Door, married long time boyfriend Phaneuf over the weekend on Saturday. The wedding is said to have taken …

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Runaway Train Explodes in Canada, Evacuating Town

According to a report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail, a driver-less, runaway train carrying crude oil tankers rolled into the town of Lac-M├ęgantic, Quebec, exploded like a bomb, and flattened the entire historic district of that town. At least 30 buildings were destroyed, including a packed bar. Survivors say that whether a person lived or died through the explosion all …

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Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle

Google is showing a homepage doodle in Canada today in celebration of Canada Day, the country’s holiday for national pride. The day commemorates the anniversary of the British North America Act signed in 1867. It’s now called the Constitution Act. This brought together three colonies to form Canada. Each year, the holiday is celebrated on July 1st, unless it falls …

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Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer

Kickstarter has just announced their next international expansion. It’ll be Canada, and the crowdfunding site says that they’ll open up to Canadian projects “later this summer.” There’s not much more about the expansion right now – but you can sign up to be notified when Kickstarter Canada officially launches at kickstarter.com/canada. People in Canada will be able to launch projects …

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Netflix Is Getting Some New Features In Canada

Last week at E3, Netflix was showing off upcoming user profiles. Yahoo News spoke with a company exec, who demoed the feature, and indicated it would be available by the end of August in the U.S. A few days later, news came out that U.K. users will also be getting user profiles sometime this year, along with a “watchlist” feature, …

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Rob Ford And Alleged Crack House In The News Again, Still No Video

Ever since the stills of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine hit the mainstream, the mayor’s denials and the house itself are still a topic of conversation, especially to the Canadian news cycle. Take, for instance, the latest story to hit trend status. While the mayor doesn’t make this particular new cycle, the house the pictures were apparently …

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