Sedins help Swedes win The host country, Sweden, won the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship by defeating Switzerland 5-1. The Swedes benefited from two goals by Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.
Ottawa makes it a series Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson scored a short-handed goal in the final minute to tie the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, setting the stage for Colin Greening's winning goal in double overtime. Pittsburgh leads the series 2-1.
Boston Bruins take charge The Bruins have a commanding 2-0 series lead over the New York Rangers after a 5-2 win yesterday.
Monsanto has become a global villain to many farmers for allegedly trying to corner the market on seeds.
It's led some of them, like Canada's Percy Schmeiser, to wage campaigns lasting for years against the U.S.-based corporation.
Schmeiser went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight Monsanto's demand that he had to buy seeds from the company every year in return for purchasing Roundup Ready canola.
Earlier this year, the Texas Observer published a feature article about an organic farmer in that state who was also taking on Monsanto.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has been among the fiercest critics of Vision Vancouver council's decision to introduce grade-separated downtown bike lanes.
In 2010, the CFIB released a survey showing that 90 percent of Hornby Street business owners did not trust the city to look after their interests.
However in New York City, separated bike lanes have been linked to a boost in retail business.
Most of us know Ricky Gervais as that rather amusing man who used to star in The Office, the acerbic former host of the Golden Globes, one of the world's greatest standup comedians, or even as the entertainment world's most outspoken atheist.
It turns out that he's also an animal lover. In the video above, he makes a pitch for stopping the use of animal tests in cosmetics.
You have to agree with him—it's pretty stupid to kill a creature just so people can have a slightly better aroma in their shampoo.
Police promote water safety The RCMP has warned that the May long weekend is when accidental drownings increase, noting that there have been 397 such fatalities across B.C. over the past five years. Of those, 58.7 percent occurred between May and August, and alcohol and drugs contributed to 40.2 percent of the deaths.
Search continues for Surrey man Family and friends are spending the long weekend looking for Daryl Ryzak, a 59-year-old last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, green shirt, and jeans. He's 5'11" and has been missing for a week.
You know when you’re flipping through crate after crate of rare vinyl and you find yourself craving a gourmet hot dog made from secret ingredients including, possibly, jalapenos? Well, Robert Privett’s got you covered.
For the seventh Main Street Vinyl Fair, organizer Privett has teamed up with wiener king DougieDog to produce the Vintage Vinyl Dog—available for the two days only this weekend (May 18-19) when the Vinyl Fair takes over the Cambrian Hall on East 17th Avenue.
We'll leave off the preamble this time around because we're busy working. Working for the weekend, as it were. And we'll probably be working on the weekend as well, but c'est la vie.
Anyhow, it's the Victoria Day long weekend, with all the long border waits and pissing rain that entails. Rather than hitting the highway with everyone else, you're better off staying at home and cranking the Loverboy. (Skip the first couple of minutes of this, unless you want several spurious explanations of the album title Get Lucky.)
The best soccer player in the 2010 World Cup, Uruguayan striker Diego Forlán, has expressed an interest in playing for North America’s Major League Soccer.
During an interview for radio station Sport 890 in Uruguay on Thursday (May 16), Forlán, who won the Golden Boot award at the most recent World Cup, said he doesn’t discount the possibility of playing in North America: "I would like to go to MLS…I have been there on holiday many times. It is a country I like a lot and would love to go there."
There are 76 of them.
In 76 countries, having a same-sex relationship is illegal.
In seven countries, LGBT people can face the death penalty.
A message from Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was delivered by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on May 16 at the International Forum on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The UN has issued a call for international governments to protect the rights of all LGBT people and to remove discriminatory laws.
To highlight this issue, the UN Human Rights Office released a video called "The Riddle", asking viewers to guess what they are talking about.