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.
He's known for drinking too much, hanging out with known criminals and of course, smoking crack cocaine. A new book about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford looks at his political rise and the rather odd dynamics in his very political family.
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