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How you can help with relief efforts in Nepal

The federal government says it will match donations as Canadian Red Cross sets up a special fund, and charities like CARE and UNICEF fundraise.

  • $50M Lotto Max mystery deepens as BCLC tries to verify winner

    "It is unusual," said BCLC spokeswoman Laura Piva-Babcock. In the meantime, the promise of the hidden jackpot sparked a lawsuit between members of a Shoppers Drug Mart lottery pool who believe one of their group was hiding the ticket.

    CBC
  • Man pops huge cyst using a needle, pliers and a screwdriver

    This gruesome video shows how a man popped a huge cyst in his arm with a needle, screwdriver and a pair of pliers. The man, known only as Jason, from Vancouver, uploaded the clip to YouTube after his wife filmed the stomach-churning moment.

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  • Bruce's First Wife Speaks Out

    Chrystie Scott, Bruce Jenner's college sweetheart and first wife, watched his Diane Sawyer special on Friday night, along with nearly 17 million other Americans. In an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood's Stephanie Bauer (the day after the "20/20" episode aired), she explained that she is "so relieved" the world finally knows this "big, big, big dark secret" that she had been guarding, and that she no longer has to cover for her ex-husband. Chrystie revealed to Access that the broadcast of the two-hour interview was a family affair.

    Access Hollywood
  • New car deposit almost lost by Calgary couple

    A Calgary couple is sharing their buyer beware story after almost losing a deposit they put on a new car. Sonia Ambrosio and her husband went to Sunridge Nissan one weekend to replace the fob for their 13-year-old car.

    CBC
  • Rioters plunge Baltimore into chaos; officials declare state of emergency over man's death

    Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her first day on the job, said she would send Justice Department officials to the city in coming days. A weeklong, daily curfew was imposed beginning Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the mayor said, and Baltimore public schools announced that they would be closed on Tuesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vacant homes crackdown

    Mon, Apr 27: Despite having a high demand for property, Vancouver has a problem with vacant homes. And as Ted Chernecki reports, the push is on to find out exactly how big the problem is.

    Global News
  • 9 Insanely Easy 1-Hour Backyard Projects (10 photos)

    Taking time to work on creative projects can be a challenge, especially if you have other obligations. But each one of these simple outdoor DIYs takes only 60 minutes—and gives (at least) a full season of enjoyment! | By BobVila.com, BobVila.com

    Bob Vila
  • 'DWTS': Elimination Shocker

    "Dancing with the Stars" had the biggest shock of the season so far on Monday night, when a strong team was sent home. Despite impressive progress over the weeks, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, and her partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated from the competition. "It is what it is," Mark said, speaking for the pair after receiving the disappointing news (Willow, 14, was understandably emotional over their elimination).

    Access Hollywood
  • London schoolgirls who joined ISIS tweet of new 'jihadi bride' lives

    London schoolgirl Amira Abase, 15, has tweeted from inside the Islamic State for the first time, bragging about a western-style takeaway dinner of including fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab.

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  • Snake coils itself around tree and climbs trunk in truly bizarre way

    A large snake showed off its unique ability to climb trees and it is both fascinating and slightly unnerving. Filmed in what is believed to be Thailand, the body of the snake, which has been identified as a reticulated python, is wrapped around the trunk of a tree. Moving quickly, the top half of the snake ascends the trunk, while the bottom half of it stays coiled lower down.

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  • Diamond engagement ring lost at YVR prompts $5K reward offer

    Park said she took her 2.2 carat, custom-made diamond ring off in the lounge's women's restroom to wash her hands, but when she boarded her flight, she realized it was missing. Park believes Air Canada could have done more and says the airline must know who was in the lounge that evening, as all travellers have to scan in and out.

    CBC
  • Buffalo Airways plane overweight when it crash landed at airport

    Engine failure and an overloaded plane were to blame for a crash landing of a Buffalo Airways plane at the Yellowknife airport in August 2013, according to the Transportation Safety Board. The TSB released its investigation report today. On Aug. 19, the Buffalo Airways DC-3 was loaded with 21 passengers heading to Hay River.

    CBC
  • Obese woman loses 8st after she was too fat to fit in a plane seat

    Sharon Smith, 43, from Halesowen, West Midlands, was a bulky size 26 when she went on the business trip in December 2012 and struggled to fit in the plane seat. 'I had been travelling out there for ten years but luckily I had always managed to upgrade or have no one in the seat next to me.

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  • Progress Eagle: The plane of tomorrow - CNN.com

    (CNN)Designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals is slightly addicted to crafting concept planes. Last year, he came up with the design for the AWWA Sky Whale, a futuristic aircraft that he said would revolutionize green air travel and carry an astonishing 755 passengers. With his newest design, the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, he imagines the future of travel as a triple-decker aircraft with zero carbon emissions. Rather than relying on traditional fossil fuels, the plane (which he envisions taking to the skies in 2030) would rely on six hydrogen engines to lift the plane off the ground.

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  • Canucks reflect after playoff exit, expect more youth in the lineup next season

    The Vancouver Canucks got an up-close look at what a roster infused with talented youngsters can accomplish during their first-round playoff series with the Calgary Flames. It's a formula members of the club's veteran core would welcome moving forward. The Canucks started the autopsy of their season on Monday following a 7-4 loss in Calgary over the weekend that eliminated Vancouver in six games.

    The Canadian Press
  • Deflation? Oil's 45 percent rebound could be markets' next headache

    Whisper it, but the next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the remarkable surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January. Since then, Brent crude futures have risen 45 percent. No fewer than 27 central banks around the world have eased monetary policy to some extent this year in a battle against deflation, slowing growth or both.

    Reuters
  • Experts say major aftershocks waning, but health crisis looming in Nepal quake's aftermath

    Army troops are loading blue tarpaulin sheets, medical kits and dehydrated food, water bottles, sacks of rice and blankets at a flat area that is being used as a helipad in Gorkha town. Gorkha district was the epicenter of Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has killed more than 4,300 people. With the weather clearing it seems that for now helicopters will be able to pick up the supplies and relay to smaller villages.

    The Canadian Press 28 mins ago
  • Boy, 6, dies in ATV accident on Saskatchewan farm

    RCMP identified the boy who died as Blaine Sanford and said the boy was operating the ATV on Friday night when the accident happened on a farm in the Rural Municipality of Frontier, in southwest Saskatchewan. A family friend, Andrea Peters, has used the gofundme.com site to launch a fundraising campaign to aid the family.

    CBC
  • Vancouver real estate: 10 reasons why homes sit vacant

    It's not easy to determine how and why so many houses in Vancouver are sitting empty right now, city council is learning. In the past, foreign owners have been blamed for bidding up the prices of Vancouver homes and then leaving them empty, as part of real estate investment strategies. Geoff Meggs said one thing is clear — the problem is more complex than it might appear, and solutions may not lie with the city.

    CBC
  • A tree that is older than Stonehenge is feared to be dying

    A 4,000-year-old tree thought to be Britain's oldest living organism may be dying according to its custodian. The stunning Ashbrittle Yew, in the churchyard of the parish's Church of St John the Baptist, in Somerset, has a girth of 38ft and an enormous vast canopy.

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