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This was officially the best country to visit in 2017 — and it’s not too late to book a trip

  • Canada has been named the best country to visit in 2017 by Travel+Leisure.
  • Canada rang in its 150th birthday in 2017 and celebrations took place across the country.
  • Canada’s natural beauty and new innovative programs in A.I. and biotechnology also contributed to the decision.

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British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel

A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia.

Map of South East Asia pinpointing the city of Kampot in Cambodia

Natalie Seymour, 22, from Bedfordshire, and 27-year-old Canadian Abbey Gail Amisola are understood to have been feeling unwell in the city of Kampot.

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Sealander is the Floating Camper You Didn’t Know You Needed

Camping under the night sky is great, but what do you do when solid ground just seems… predictable?

Enter Sealander – one of the first towable trailers meant for both ground and waterborne camping.

German designer Daniel Straub developed the concept that officially went on sale in 2014. It’s sold 50 units since then in a rather grassroots campaign.

“It’s for someone that needs more flexibility and freedom in a vacation,” he says.

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Did Avril Lavigne Die in 2003?: An Internet Conspiracy, Explained

“Hi fellow Avril Rangers”: This is the innocuous beginning to what is, perhaps, the best written statement on Canadian pop-punk Nickelback divorcee Avril Lavigne that the internet has ever produced.

Vice’s Noisey blog offered a nice little crash course on the theory that Avril Lavigne had previously died and been replaced by a doppelgänger, but the internet trail—as always—goes much, much deeper. On ATRL.net in 2012, user Vulps eases us in to what is (apparently) common knowledge:

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Why Canada Should Care About Organized Crime In Mexico

The image bears a striking resemblance to a scene from Denis Villeneuve’s thriller Sicario. Two vans with tinted-glass windows cruise through the busy streets of a Mexican city, followed closely by a federal police pickup. Two armed officers in full combat gear stand in the cargo area, watching over the convoy.

The passengers inside the vans, however, are not undercover CIA operatives, but a group of Canadian students from the University of Toronto (UofT), on their way to a meeting at the Federal Police’ Tactical Operations Center in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous borough.

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Suspect charged in Quebec mosque attack

A French Canadian known for far-right views has been charged with six counts of murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec mosque. Suspect Alexandre Bissonnette, who was also charged with five counts of attempted murder, made a brief court appearance and did not enter a plea.

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Quebec Women Charged in Massive Coke Smuggling Bust Documented Whole Trip on Instagram

The two Quebec women facing life in prison in Australia after police found more than $30 million worth of cocaine in their suitcases looked like they were having the time of their lives on the way there.

Melina Roberge and Isabelle Lagace, both in their 20s, spent the last two months on the MS Sea Princess, a massive luxury cruise that takes 2,000 passengers on numerous stops from Southampton in the UK to Sydney, Australia. Tickets for the cruise cost $20,000 each.

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