There was a death at the Vancouver Aquarium yesterday. Beloved sea otter Milo passed away after undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma. Milo is featured in the above video holding hands with his partner Nyac, who died in 2008.

"Did they call me a fattie?"

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi after being told Toronto Councillor Doug Ford suggested Nenshi could stand to lose “a little beef on the front of him.” OpenFile Calgary has more.

From OpenFile Calgary, a look at the decline in popularity of hot air ballooning in Calgary.

OpenFile Vancouver posted this picture looking down on Vancouver from the air. While questioning whether it was doctored, they are also looking for the photographer. Know who shot it? Let them know.

OpenFile Vancouver posted this picture looking down on Vancouver from the air. While questioning whether it was doctored, they are also looking for the photographer. Know who shot it? Let them know.

Busking — the art of playing music in the street for money — is what Halifax’s Glen Creeg has been making a living at for 15 years. But for him, it’s more than just playing music for pocket change. Laura Bain reports for OpenFile Halifax.

"One of the greatest resources a journalist can get their hands on is an ethics code. Ethics codes allow journalists, as well as the public, to understand what a well-written and researched story should look like and provide a forum for tough editorial decisions."

OpenFile Halifax has an interesting report on the ethics of Atlantic Canadian journalists. Read the full report.

OpenFile Halifax explores how getting on and off the school bus can be the most dangerous part of a child’s school day.

Public art in Ottawa

OpenFile Ottawa has created a map of the public art in Ottawa.

This map shows the location of Ottawa’s city-funded public art installations. Blue indicates completed projects and green indicates ongoing work. Red indicates public art funded by other sources. All data for city-funded art courtesy the City of Ottawa.

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The use of a QR code on a Vancouver mural has caught the eye of many residents. OpenFile Vancouver asks: Is this the future of art preservation? Click the image for the full story.(Image courtesy PiscesDreamer via Flickr)

The use of a QR code on a Vancouver mural has caught the eye of many residents. OpenFile Vancouver asks: Is this the future of art preservation? Click the image for the full story.

(Image courtesy PiscesDreamer via Flickr)

OpenFile Ottawa takes a look at the women in Ottawa’s slam scene. A woman hasn’t made the team that Capital Slam sends to nationals since 2007. Could 2012 be the year to change that?

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