From African lions to Grevy's Zebras, animals at the Toronto Zoo generate 3,000 tons of dung a year. Now the zoo will soon be turning all that poop into energy, thanks to a new biogas plant that uses manure to create electricity.
Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.
Canada has the beaver as its national animal, but it doesn't have a national bird, even though almost everyone knows the Canada goose. Now Canadians can finally vote online for their favorite fowl, which might become a national symbol in 2017.
They call themselves 'Freedom Sliders' — they're Canadians protesting for the right to toboggan in public parks. On Sunday, residents of Orangeville, Ontario, held a "Sled-In" where they ignored the "No Tobogganing" sign and spent the day riding and sliding.
Nasty green slime poisoned water in Ohio last summer, and it's becoming a regular thing in the region — and around the world. The problem is agricultural pollution, but some Ontario farmers are trying to try to cut back on the pollution that leads to the slime.
Eurovision is supposed to be fun, family entertainment, though politics occasionally intrudes. This year, Russia and Ukraine may be fighting over who controls Crimea's vote. And then there's the issue of Austria's drag queen performer.
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