Monday Moose Roundup: May 9

Six of the best Canada-related links turning our heads and occupying our minds over the last week.

Wilfires continue to rage in Fort McMurray

80 000 people have been evacuated from the city, where high winds and high temperatures are still feeding the blaze. You can read a particularly poignant take on the tragedy, and why it affects all Canadians, here. The federal government has announced it will match any donations made to the Red Cross.

Canadians love the long-forum census

Proving we’re a nation of übernerds: so many Canadians opted to fill out the long-form Census the day it arrived in the mail, the website went down. A few Canadians have even taken to adding some critical questions they thought were missing.

The world celebrated Jane Jacobs

100 years after her birth, Jane Jacobs remains a powerful (and controversial) figure in the world of planning and land use in cities across North America. Learn more about her legacy in Toronto, which she called home for a number of years, from someone who lived down the street from the “cantankerous rabble-rouser.”

What’s Ironic now?

Alanis visitied The Late Late Show with James Corden to update her iconic (and only possibly ironic) song for our modern age, complete with signature toque. It’s cheeky, smart, and everything we love about our supposed former infatuation junkie.

You might live in the weirdest place in America

Immigration expert Lyman Stone looks at a series of metrics to determine which city is closest to “normal” and which is the biggest outlier in the United States. Spoiler alert: California is really, really weird for America— probably in part because of all of the Canadians.

London elected a new mayor

Sadiq Khan won an unprecedented 57% mandate under the Labour banner and has big plans for the city — and he happens to be Muslim. Canadians looking on and shrugged their shoulders, saying, “What? We did that six years ago and he’s now one of the most popular politicians in the country!

And on the Moose channel…

We take a look at some of the best spots in the Bay Area to get your Canadian food and drink fixes, from bagels to poutine and more.

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