Here’s what you were talking about this week on social media

1. Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk causes a stir at movie premiere

Theatre-goers watching the premiere of Dunkirk at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas got a surprise encounter — with a 97-year-old man who was actually at the battle in 1940.

The true definition of a viral story, it was shared by pages including Military.comand The Gettysburg Museum Of History. It was also a top post on Reddit. So far, you’ve shared, liked and commented on this story about veteran Ken Sturdy more than 164,000 times.

2. Meet Pumpkin, the 300-kg great white shark swimming in Nova Scotia waters

So there’s a huge great white shark, named Pumpkin, swimming in Nova Scotia waters, feasting on an abundance of seals.

News of this spread quickly, including to National Geographic Canada and WWF Canada. And you shared, liked and commented on this story more than 38,000 times.

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Meet Pumpkin, the 300 kg great white shark swimming in Nova Scotia waters

Fred Whoriskey of the Ocean Tracking Network says people shouldn’t panic about being in the water with Pumpkin since he’s not aware of a single shark attack in Canada.

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 3. Loonie hits 80 cents US, first time in 2 years

The loonie hit a milestone of sorts on Monday morning, when it reached over 80 cents US.

Undoubtedly, this was good news for any wanderlusting Canadians. In fact, you shared, liked and commented on this loonie bump more than 45,000 times.

When was the last time you saw a Mountie in their red serge chasing a black bear through town? Well, it happened. And it was all caught on camera.

This quirky, only-in-Canada story was shared, liked and commented on more than 19,000 times, so far (including by the popular Meanwhile in Canada page).

 

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