Remembering “Mr Hockey”
Hockey legend Gordie Howe died this week aged 88, and tributes poured in from around the world. Maclean’s offers a touching tribute to the myth and the man.
A giant sinkhole opened up in Ottawa
Just blocks from Parliament and the Château Laurier, a four-lane sinkhole swallowed a van but miraculously no people (as the street was already closed). Speculation over the cause was still raging days later, but some tied it to ongoing construction under the downtown core.
The Hip can’t get seats to their own shows
(You can relax: this one’s satire.) Riffing on the contoversy surrounding the inability of many fans to get tickets to the Tragically Hip’s final concert, the Beaverton reports on why the band needs to cancel their concerts.
Ellen Page tackles hatred and intolerance: “love wins, ultimately”
The always delightful Ellen Page stopped by the CBC studio to talk about her grounded Canadian upbringing, her new post-apocalyptic movie, LGBT rights, and missing Canada. The interview was recorded prior to the terrible events of this weekend — but is a timely message.
A reminder of what we miss about Canadian Tire
This list is from Buzzfeed so it’s simultaneously hilarious and inappropriate. Enjoy.