Canada Might Start Dumping Nuclear Waste Near the US Border
The plan, by Ontario Power Generation, to bury the waste less than a mile from Lake Huron will have “no significant adverse effects on the Great Lakes,” according to a Canadian review panel. Opponents aren't buying it.
A Canadian Pharmacy Is Accused of Selling Counterfeit Cancer Drugs to US Doctors
The Montana indictment alleges that canadadrugs.com, along with its affiliates in Barbados and the UK, sold cheap foreign versions of lifesaving drugs, which were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Quebec Has Several Places With Names Containing the N-Word — For Now
The Quebec Toponymy Commission confirmed to VICE News that they’re aware of public concerns and are reviewing the names. The director of the Black Coalition of Quebec objects, though.
This Gaunt Polar Bear Smashed an Underwater Diving Record on a Futile Hunt for Seals
The very thin bear spent over three minutes underwater hunting seals, breaking the previous record of 72 seconds, according to a Dutch adventurer who published his observations in the journal Polar Biology.
Ever the Firebrand, Ahmadinejad Seems to Want to Mount a Comeback in Iran
Recently, the former Iranian president broke a two-year silence, calling on supporters to "begin working energetically in the provinces" and reminding them that "the US is our enemy.”
Two Dead, Several Injured in Toronto After Shooting at Drake’s Afterparty
It's the second shooting at Drake's OVO Fest afterparty in two years.
asia & pacific
Canadian Pastor 'Admits' to Scheme to Overthrow North Korean Regime
Months after disappearing in North Korea, the Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim was front and centre at a press conference on Thursday, apologizing for his "indescribable treason.”
crime & drugs
Canada Outed Medical Weed Users With Mail and Now a Court Has OK’d Their Class Action
In 2013, Health Canada mailed 41,514 letters that included full names and the words "Marihuana Medical Access Program." Plaintiffs say they suffered damage to their reputation, employment prospects, and mental health as a result.
war and conflict
UN Calls Syria Crisis 'Shameful' As Rebels Mount Offensive Toward Assad's Home Province
The Army of Conquest, an alliance of Sunni Islamist militias that includes the al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, announced the offensive over Twitter on Sunday.
‘It’s the New World Record’: Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Are Getting Stronger in Alberta
Scientists say it's "very possible" and "very probable" that three earthquakes this year, measuring 3.8 to 4.4 on the Richter scale, were caused by fracking in Fox Creek, Alberta. But locals aren't revolting against the industry.
‘No Bigger Question’: Yuri Milner Has Launched a Search for Aliens With Stephen Hawking at His Side
Milner, the Russian tycoon, has pledged $100 million for the search. But Hawking warned that we should be cautious if we do find anyone, since sophisticated aliens "may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria.”
The Value of Water on the West Coast — And Why California Is So Screwed
Amid record-breaking dry spells and conservation edicts in BC and California, a new debate has emerged over the value of water.