A van jumped the curb in Barcelona’s Placa Catalunya and crashed into dozens of people, reportedly killing 13 and injuring more than 50. Local police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada, celebrating the important contributions they have made to the country. Other than celebrities and athletes, the list also includes civil servants, artists and authors.Above is a gallery of some of the appointments, including Alex Trebek, Mike Myers and Prince Charles.
NASA recently released two photos of Uranus’s auroras, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and the agency’s Voyager 2 probe.In addition, scientists have discovered a massive cool patch on Jupiter that has been coined the “Great Cold Spot.”
Seasonal Spring conditions are expected for eastern Canada and an extended ski season is likely for western Canada, a new AccuWeather report says. B.C. will continue to see rain and snow into the spring season due to the active weather system. To start, conditions are expected to be chilly, cloudy and somewhat damp across central Ontario and southern Quebec.
The Maritimes have been pounded with a winter storm resulting in more than 80 centimetres of snow in parts of central New Brunswick and powerful wind gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour in Halifax.Environment Canada forecasts another 15 to 25 cm of snow to hit southeastern New Brunswick and western Prince Edward Island by mid-week.Here’s how Canadians on the East Coast are braving the blizzard and digging their way out.
As 2016 wraps up, many are getting ready to ring in the new year with their family, friends and loved ones. Yahoo Canada News has compiled a gallery of what NYE celebrations have previously looked like around the world.
A P.E.I. couple allowed their imagination to run wild when they built an Anne of Green Gables model house with their massive Lego collection. The creation by Chris Clarke and his wife is currently on display at the Brick Barn, their personal business venture that blossomed from Clarke’s love of Legos.Clarke has registered the house with Lego’s Ideas website, where concepts are voted on before the company’s marketing representatives review the piece to see if it should be turned into a consumer product.
Although many have dubbed 2016 as “the worst” — and polls confirm the suspicion — others have expressed the opposite opinion.Yahoo Canada News put together some of the brighter moments and cheerier perspectives on this past year.
According to a new report, animal shelters across Canada are seeing a rise in adoption and a plunge in euthanasia. However, many animal friends are still waiting to be adopted into a caring home. We’ve compiled a gallery of animals that are currently up for adoption, but it is best to check with your local animal shelter to confirm availability and get more information.
Results from a survey show that 48 per cent of Quebec respondents have unfavorable feelings toward Muslims. In a new poll conducted by Forum Research, four in 10 Canadians expressed “unfavourable feelings” toward identifiable racial and religious groups. Just over half of Quebec respondents (57 per cent) said they felt unfavourably toward at least one of the groups.
It’s not official on the calendar, but, let’s be real, winter’s here — and it’s not going anywhere.Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the slippery roads this season.For more detailed winter driving tips, visit Transport Canada’s page.
Much of Canada is forecasted to be colder than Mars today, according to the weather report from the reddish planet by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.But this isn’t the first time the mercury nosedived across the country. Here are other times Canada had extreme weather alerts filled with bouts of snow and gusts of arctic air.
Since its start almost five years ago, the Syrian civil war has destroyed and divided the city of Aleppo. The fighting between President Bashar Assad’s government forces in the west and rebel groups that captured the city in the east have led to thousands of residents dying and millions being displaced across the country. Graphiq Graphiq Graphiq
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for fans of viral videos, that is. YouTube just released its annual “Rewind” video paying homage to featuring top memes, trends and everything pop culture. Famous YouTubers make appearances, dancers show off the year’s hottest moves and a mashup of 2016’s most popular songs provides the soundtrack.
Donations to various non-profit organizations or food banks can help those less fortunate have a joyful holiday break. The holiday season is just as much about giving as it is about receiving. After completing an online questionnaire, you can book a blood donation date at a clinic near you.
The holiday season doesn’t just mean a six week break in Parliament — it’s also a time when politicians send out their Christmas cards.
2016 was a heartbreaking year in the world of movies, music, sports and politics. From the shocking murder of British politician Jo Cox to the untimely demise of Prince after an apparent battle with opioid addiction, here are some of the people we lost this year.
With so many places dishing out the daily news (and on so many platforms), yesterday’s news can quickly become today’s history. But we’re not letting you forget these stories just yet. Here is our list of the top scandals from this past year, from Ottawa’s spending to the Brangelina divorce.
From the guy who invented Buckley’s cough syrup, to the first woman to hold the title of “university professor” at the University of Toronto, these are some of the people we lost this year that made a contribution to our society.
With the holidays right around the corner, Yahoo Canada News is scouring the web for gift ideas so you don’t have to. Here’s our 2016 Canadian political gift guide, ranging from a Justin Trudeau scented candle to an Elizabeth May finger puppet.
A New Balance executive’s congratulatory comments for president-elect Donald Trump sparked a backlash online and have left many sneaker fans wondering what the message meant when it came to the Trump campaign’s divisive comments on important issues on race and gender equality. Since then, a white nationalist publication has declared New Balance "the official shoes of white people."So, Yahoo Canada News asked if people who wear New Balance sneakers should swap them out for a pair of less controversial kicks. Here are some responses from our readers.