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  1. Kate Beaton Drew Today’s Google Doodle in Honor of Women’s Rights Activist Henrietta Edwards!

    Hark! An inspiring woman.

    Huzzah! Canada's Google Doodle today celebrates the 165th birthday of Henrietta Edwards, an activist who ensured women were recognized as persons under Canadian law. During her lifetime, Edwards also established Canada's first YWCA, co-founded the Victorian Order of Nurses, wrote two books on women's rights, established the National Council of Women, studied law, and was active in prison reform. Phew.

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  2. Canadians Crowdfunding “Beaver” Bot to Send to Mars, Because the World Is Amazing

    Oh, Canada.

    A Canadian company isn't going to let the U.S. have all the fun with robots on Mars; they've got a plan to send a crowdfunded "Beaver" rover to the Red Planet. Yes, the people of Canada are going to need to band together to send a robot Beaver to Mars. Yes, the world truly is a magical place.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: The #SaveStorm Campaign Needs YOU

    Still reeling from the recent loss of Marvel's She-Hulk title, as well as Elektra? It looks like another female-led series might be on the chopping block next—Storm. A social media campaign's been created to champion for Ororo's book; Brett White at Comic Book Resources has more on the subject.

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  4. Canada Of The Day: Sign This Petition For A Wolverine Statue In Edmonton

    A very short statue, but still.

    Everyone's favourite grizzled Canadian superhero needs some love in his home province. Edmonton, Alberta resident Jessie Seitz has set up a petition that endeavours to get a life-sized statue of Alberta native Wolverine installed somewhere in the province's capital.

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  5. Reggie Fils-Aime Demands Poutine In Nintendo’s Announcement For #SuperSmashClub Canada

    That Canadian mug better contain a double-double, eh?

    Maple syrup! Olympic mittens! A hockey player! Poutine! Nintendo spared no Canadian cliché in the making of their announcement video on EPN for the new Super Smash Club Canada. All they were missing was a box of Timbits and a two-four.

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  6. Ship Lost In Arctic 160 Years Ago Found Due To Global Warming

    Good. Soon we'll need all the ships we can get.

    In 1845 explorer John Franklin set off to explore the Northwest Passage. The adventurer and his ships the HMS Erebus and the terribly-named HMS Terror were never seen again--until very recently, that is.

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  7. Chris and Dave Hadfield Made “The Most Canadian Music Video Ever” To Celebrate Canada Day

    Needs more French.

    Not all our readers will appreciate the significance of July 1st, but for those of you who do, I salute you!

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  8. Guy Rescues a Baby Moose, Takes It to Tim Horton’s, Because Canada

    Tim Horton's may be a perfect habitat for Canadians, but not so much for moose.

    That's it, we've found the essence of Canada. This is a story about a guy doing something nice and selfless that involves a moose and Tim Horton's. It's not always the best idea to take in stray animals you find on the side of the road, but if you do, taking them for donuts is probably the way to go.

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  9. Thank You, Toronto Citizen Who Demanded a Library Remove Hop on Pop, For Protecting Me From Being Hopped Upon

    I will not be hopped upon!

    A library in Toronto has received a request to remove the Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop for fear that it will inspire kids to violently attack their fathers in a hopping fashion. As a father with no desire to be hopped upon, I applaud this brave Torontonian for taking a stand to protect me from my child.

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  10. Canada Is Working Hard To Bring The World A Pizza Cake

    Now I actually know what we're "blaming them" for.

    Boston Pizza is a Canada-based chain that makes third-rate pies but first-rate hybrids of pizza and politics. As part of "their Pizza Game Changer" promotion you can vote right now for a hypothetical weird food innovation you want to see at a parlor near you. If you have strong feelings about Pizza Cake (as you should) then make your voice heard!

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