Category Archives: Canada

Fancy Bears targeting Olympic officials, Canadians

You might not know who (or what) Fancy Bears is, but the group is certainly causing headaches within International Olympic Committee circles. In its latest apparent hack of email accounts linked to Olympic officials, Fancy Bears sets its sights on … Continue reading

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“Uh, dad. It’s a bag of limes.”

I get home tonight to find a box waiting for me. I recognized the name of the sender, but I had no idea what might be in it. As I started to open it, I could smell what was inside. … Continue reading

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Lindsay Shepherd: The graduate student who has been turned off by academia (and who could blame her)

Until a few weeks ago, Lindsay Shepherd was just another graduate student. Now she’s at the center of a free speech storm. What has happened at Wilfrid Laurier University, where Shepherd is a student, over the past few weeks offers … Continue reading

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Knock down the Big O? Uh, no.

Montreal’s Olympic Stadium has quite the history: Home to an Olympic Games and a former baseball team, and occasionally the home for a soccer and football game. It also houses indoor pools, plenty of room for trade shows and space … Continue reading

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You haven’t heard of Lindsey Shepherd? Bet you soon will.

The Globe and Mail reports that Lindsey Shepherd, a graduate student at one Canadian university, has become a cause celebre for free speech. “Learning is a process and exploring new ideas unrestricted is how we become closer to the person … Continue reading

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Faculty on strike; perhaps 500,000 students affected

The CBC explains where this is happening, and why. The move comes after OPSEU put forward what it called a “final offer” on Saturday to the College Employer Council in a bid to avert a strike before the set deadline … Continue reading

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High school football ends in forfeit after NINE players suffer concussion-like injuries

The CBC has the story. “We had to forfeit the game for players’ safety and security,” he told CBC News. As of Sunday, he said those four players still had concussion symptoms. …   Scott O’Neal, the coach of the Titans, said his … Continue reading

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