Canada’s beaver problem

Beaver populations are making a post-fur trade resurgence, causing lots of trouble and a few cases of panic

The Lone Beaver: David Poulsen narrates Canada’s cattle-herding beaver

Calgary Stampede rodeo announcer David Poulsen narrates the viral video of a beaver’s herding efforts in Saskatchewan.

12 dishes made from beaver

12 delicious treats from The Canadian Beaver Book

5 Canadian myths that just won’t die

Our Book of Lists checked the facts on Canuck alcohol content, beaver parts, taxation and guns

Beaver be dammed

Beaver be dammed

A proposal to replace the beaver with the polar bear as our national emblem causes fur to fly

Beaver, be gone

At 36, our national emblem is apparently getting long in the bucked tooth


Chewing through a continent

Beavers’ revenge: Once extinct, beavers are now blamed for widespread damage


Le castor fait tout

I wonder if any of the other Macbloggers have been straining at their imaginations trying to find a PG-rated way to talk about the name change over at Canada’s second-oldest magazine. It took me a while to remember that General Semantics has an answer for this. So: The Beaver, now to become Canada’s History, was named in 1920 for what we’ll call beaver1, the rodent Castor canadensis. The periodical was obliged to make the change because of jokes about and search-engine confusion with beaver2, a colloquialism for an anatomical neighbourhood in the human female.