Category archives: Place

Qatar's $434m "Desert Rose" Museum Finally Blooms

Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of $434 million, Qatar’s vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this week. A glittering ceremony, expected to include Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, takes place on Wednesday, with the doors opening to the public the […]

Meet Canada's youngest billionaire on 2019 Forbes ranking

Forty-five Canadians have made Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires, with the youngest Canuck being 37-year-old e-commerce founder Peter Szulczewski. With a net worth of US$1.4 billion, the Polish-Canadian entrepreneur came in at number 1,605 on the global list, but ranked 34th out of the 45 Canadians. Shopify founder Tobi Lutke was the second-youngest Canadian on the list at 38 years old, followed by StumbleUpon’s 40-year-old Garrett Camps. Szulczewski is […]

Lord Of The Rings Fans Can Stay In An Actual Hobbit House In Canada This Spring

All the magic of Hobbiton IRL just 3 hours from Ottawa Canadian Lord of the Rings fans have more to look forward to than just the new Amazon show! You can live like a hobbit this Spring in Canada. I’ve always wanted to go wander the idyllic Hobbiton village and putter around in an adorable hobbit home eating seed cake and drinking ale. Superfans make the pilgrimage to New Zealand […]

Century Of Service Between Them, IAF Says Its MiG-21 Just Scored World’s 1st F-16 Kill

In a Cold War wet dream that has at once stunned and captured the imagination of international security watchers across the world, the Indian Air Force today declared that a MiG-21 Bison fighter managed to shoot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16D on Wednesday morning over the restive Line of Control that separates Jammu & Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The MiG-21, from the Indian Air Force’s 51 Squadron ‘Sword Arms’ […]

Flights to India and Pakistan cancelled, rerouted amid rising tensions

Major airlines were cancelling and rerouting flights to Pakistan and India Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. The airlines, including Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, suspended flights after Pakistan closed its airspace. Flight trackers showed that some even had to turn back mid-route. Later on Wednesday, airlines began restarting their services, but on alternate routes. Air Canada explained in an email to Global News that all flights […]

You Can Go On A Magical Fireworks Cruise At Niagara Falls This Spring

Shake up your usual weekend plans and go catch an extraordinary fireworks show from the deck of a Niagara cruise! Hornblower Niagara Cruises is doing a Falls Fireworks Cruise that is the perfect way to kick off Spring or Summer this year with a bang. This after-dark cruise is about 40 minutes long and treats you to a unique fireworks show that magically lights up the falls. There is even […]

Toronto's Pearson Airport Will Soon Have 15 Therapy Dogs To Keep You Company While You Wait For Your Flight

Toronto’s Pearson Airport just hired 15 dogs to alleviate all the stress of travelling. Flying can be stressful. Whether it’s long flight delays, getting pulled aside for random screening at security, or just the simple fact that you’re about to be thousands of feet up in the air, there is always something to stress you out. One Canadian airport is trying to fix that though. Toronto’s Pearson Airport just hired […]

Government Of BC Is Spending Over $900 Million To Protect Clean Air, Land And Water In The Province

The government will use this money to create a more environmentally conscious province. Earlier today on February 19, BC’s provincial government announced its Budget 2019 plan. The budget addressed an array of topics, including removing interest on student loans, benefits for youth, affordable living, and reducing taxes for business. One of the most notable contributions in the budget by the government is the investment of over $900 million to be […]

California, 15 other states file lawsuit against Trump's emergency wall declaration

A lawsuit against US President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border was filed by California along with 15 other states on Monday. According to a statement released by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday, the suit alleges the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution. “President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt,” Becerra said. “He knows there is no border crisis, […]

An Insect From The Ice Age Was Found Alive In This Canadian City

This ancient bug was found in Port Alberni and it’s species has been around for 26,500 years! A newly discovered insect that is believed to have been around since the last ice age has recently appeared in BC. How fitting that we find this ice age bug now seeing as we are experiencing this frigid cold front! This cave dwelling, cold-loving bug was found living on Vancouver Island and according […]