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Arts & Entertainment, Society

Holocaust memoir wins book contest

A book in which a survivor describes his journey from a Nazi concentration camp to Canada has won a contest run by the public broadcaster, CBC. Called Canada Reads, the contest runs for five days during which five prominent people »


Famous foals to be named by children

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has invited children across the country to take part in an annual contest to name horses that might one day be part of its famous Musical Ride. The ride is a formal event performed »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Hundreds respond to iceberg ID contest

People from all over the world have joined a competition to find a better way to identify icebergs floating south from the Arctic. Satellite images and radar show blobs on the ocean but they must be analysed to determine whether »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Toronto Zoo’s panda babies up for award

The first giant panda cubs born in Canada have been nominated for a 2015 Panda Cub of the Year, reports CBC News. The twins turned 100 days old on January 20th. They were born to Er Shun, one of two »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Montreal seeks an “ambassador” to promote city

The city of Montreal is making a big deal out of its 375th anniversary in 2017 and among the planned promotional activities, it is offering to employ and house someone from abroad who wants to “Become a Montrealer.” That’s the »


Boy, 13, wins cash with massive pumpkins

It took years of trying, but Milan Lukes has finally beat out experienced farmers and won a western Canadian competition for growing the largest pumpkins. This is a time of year in Canada, when pumpkins have ripened and are carved »