I’m back with some of this weeks standouts. Enjoy!
- Chief Spence had written a letter to the Queen about taking a role in the Idle No More movement but she wrote back saying she would not intervene. Chief Spence ended her hunger strike Thursday.
- Kathleen Wynne won the Ontario liberal leadership bid this past weekend. You can catch her acceptance speech here.
- I don’t really understand what is happening with Canada and Mali right now. This article suggests I’m not the only one.
- The U.S. Defence Secretary has called for ending the ban on women in combat.
- I’m really thankful my personal information wasn’t part of the near 600,000 students whose personal information was lost via their student loan data. This is not good at all.
- RIM changed their name to BlackBerry and came out with BB10, people seem pretty excited about it. I keep thinking they mean Big Brother 10 when I see BB10.
- Canadian Tire has agreed to an 8 year commitment as a premier national partner with the Canadian Olympic Team. I think its a good call, Canadian athletes are largely underfunded.
- Burger King found traces of horsemeat in their burgers in the U.K. and Ireland. Not great. But let’s be honest. Horsemeat is pretty darn good.
- Here’s an article on how Speed Skating is Canada’s beast of burden.
- Slopestyle is making its debut at the next Olympics in Russia and 19-year-old Mark McMorris is setting himself up well for it.
- A little story time about the Iconic Icelandic Sweater.
- Here’s a photography project on inmates last meals. It’s entitled ‘No seconds’.
- Facebook is launching Graph Search and it’s pretty wild/creepy how much you can find out about people. Just look at some of these actual Facebook Graph Searches.
- Like Tegan and Sara? Like Andy Samburg? Like pop culture references? Enjoy this.
- While we are talking about Andy Samburg, in case you haven’t seen Lonely Island’s YOLO video you should really watch it now.