Everything Canadians were searching for in 2015

Discover the biggest search queries of the year, from sports moments and diet trends to big news moments and scandals.

  • Birthday Cake Fail As Cake Maker Takes Text Message Literally

    A mum who requested the message on her son’s birthday cake ‘should be happy 21st Stefan’ was left speechless when she got exactly that piped on top. 

    Yahoo News
  • House prices could fall 26% if oil hits $35 and stays for 5 years: CMHC

    There is a risk of a collapse in housing prices if oil falls to $35 US a barrel and remains there for five years, triggering unemployment of 12.5 per cent in Canada, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. CMHC chief executive Evan Siddall presented that scenario to a Canadian Association of New York luncheon on Monday, saying house prices could decline by 26 per cent if that happened. Siddall said he doesn't expect that scenario to play out, but it's one of several that the federal housing agency considered in trying to assess what kinds of risks might be faced by the Canadian housing market.

  • Suspect in Alberta triple homicide shot by RCMP, no one else hurt

    RCMP say a suspect in the deaths of three people in a house in rural Alberta has been shot by an officer and is being transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries. Mounties say officers had a warrant to arrest Mickell Clayton Bailey, 29, in the deaths of Roxanne Berube, another female and Daniel Miller. Police have not released the name of the second female, but friends and family on Facebook identified her as Berube's teenage daughter.

    The Canadian Press 36 mins ago
  • Women allegedly yelled racial slurs and 'viciously attacked' SkyTrain passenger

    Transit Police in Metro Vancouver are looking for two women who allegedly yelled racial slurs at non-white SkyTrain passengers then "viciously attacked" one woman who tried to stop them. The incident happened shortly after midnight, early Saturday Sept. 19, on the lower concourse level of the Granville SkyTrain station in downtown Vancouver. The two women, in their 20s and apparently dressed for a night out, were yelling racial slurs and harassing non-white passengers, said Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan.

  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

    Canada Politics
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  • YVR issues annual holiday travel warning

    Tue, Dec 1: YVR has issued their annual holiday travel warning ahead of the expected rush. Grace Ke gets a sneak peek at how travellers can fly more efficiently.

    Global News
  • Tim Horton drive-thru text nets $287 fine

    A Beaumont man says he never expected a coffee run at Tim Hortons would land him in hot water with police. A.J. Daoust was texting in the drive-thru, last Thursday morning, when he was issued a $287 ticket for distracted driving. Daoust had just answered a text on his phone when he got a tap on the window.

  • This German grocery chain has been called the world's best — and it's cheaper than Walmart or Trader Joe's

    Aldi has been called the world's best grocery chain. The German company has more than 8,000 stores around the world and is rapidly expanding. One reason people love Aldi? The brand's famously low prices. Groceries at Aldi are "shockingly cheaper" than those at Walmart, according to a study by Cheapism. They're also cheaper than those at industry darling Trader Joe's. Aldi employs a few smart strategies to sell groceries for so cheap. 1. Private labels You won't find many brand names at Aldi. About 90% of the products at the grocer are private labels. By eliminating the middleman, Aldi can pass the savings on to consumers. Aldi sticks to private labels and offers fewer items than the typical grocery

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  • NBA rules that Luke Walton's only official win with Warriors is Coach of the Month

    Walton is the first interim coach to win such an award, and the first to do so with no official coaching wins under his belt.

    Ball Don't Lie 42 mins ago
  • Delivery Driver Caught Pretending To Deliver Xbox And Leaving Note In Package Scam

    A delivery driver has been caught on camera pretending to deliver an Xbox to a house before appearing to drive off, keeping the console for himself. CCTV footage outside Paul Kerswill’s home show the Hermes driver walking up to his house empty handed before leaving a note to say he had left the package in a bin next to the property in Hull, East Yorkshire. Mr Kerswill had ordered the £300 Xbox from Amazon in a Black Friday deal as a surprise present for his son, Kurt.

    Yahoo News
  • Massive $17.5M Underground Bunker Can Withstand 20-Kiloton Blast in Style (21 photos)

    Is there a better place to survive the apocalypse than this $17.5 million bunker compound? We don’t think so. Here’s the rundown of features that most preppers go to bed dreaming of:

    Michelle Huffman
  • Jason Spezza's west-end mansion sells more than a year after listing

    The two-storey, eight-bedroom Carlingwood-area estate of former Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza has been sold to a mystery buyer. “It just happened recently. I’m not at liberty to divulge any terms of the sale,” said Christopher Barker of Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Company, citing client privilege. Barker would not comment on when the house was sold, what price it sold for or to whom. The mansion at 905 Hare Ave. has been on the market since July 2014 and was originally listed for a cool $1.69 million. The list price was later lowered to $1,399,000. In addition to the eight bedrooms, the home has six bathrooms, six parking spaces, a mud room, a patio and an inground pool. Built in 2001, the q
  • Man Jailed After Attacking Girlfriend And Smashing Up Wedding – Just Because He Didn’t Want To Go

    Alex Rees, 26, went on a rampage when his partner Tayah Neild insisted he attend the ceremony where she was chief-bridesmaid. Judge Simon Newell told him: “What clearly happened that night is that you, having fallen out with your girlfriend and having certain personal differences about the wedding, rather than taking yourself off, you had too much to drink, assaulted her and caused substantial criminal damage to a number of cars and the wedding premises. Prosecutor Joseph Allman told the court how Rees had been in a relationship with Miss Neild for around 12 months before they were invited to the wedding of Jason and Laura Blockley.

    Yahoo News
  • Officials ID Waitress Who Was Killed Over Patron's Cigarette

    BILOXI, Miss. — A Mississippi Waffle House waitress who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving, authorities and witnesses said. Julia Brightwell of Biloxi was killed with a bullet to the head, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said in an email Sunday. Johnny Max Mount was jailed with bond set at $2 million. Biloxi police charged him with first-degree murder, saying he shot Brightwell early Friday after she asked him not to smoke. Customer Richard Bonin told The Sun Herald ( that Brightwell served him and two friends just before she was shot, and

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  • Joshua Jackson on being on the other side of The Affair | Toronto Star

    If you want to know who suffers the most from an extramarital affair, ask Joshua Jackson. He’s been going through it for two years now. Not in real life, I hasten to add. Jackson has been happily partnered with Diane Kruger for the past decade. But on The Movie Network, every Sunday at 10 p.m., Jackson goes through relationship hell on the award-winning Showtime series The Affair. In it, he plays Cole Lockhart, the rough-edged Montauk, N.Y., townie whose wife Alison has dumped him for slick Manhattan author Noah Solloway. “It’s really tough playing the guy who’s being cheated on,” says the engaging Jackson, still boyishly attractive at 37. “Everyone cries ‘What about the children?’ when they’re

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  • Muslim woman 'held for 13 hours' at Heathrow Airport - BBC News

    An American Muslim was detained for 13 hours after flying into a UK airport because of her faith, she says. Ayan Mohamud, 18, who arrived at Heathrow Airport, said she felt she was being "judged" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. "I wasn't expecting to be interrogated or held in a room for hours," said Ms Mohamud, who left the US for the first time, to visit family in Leicester. Border Force said the checks were for immigration purposes. Keith Vaz, Leicester East MP, said he would be raising Ms Mohamud's case in his capacity as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. "I have the head of Border Force in front of my committee on Tuesday and will definitely ask about this," he said.

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  • Figuring out what to do with Jonathan Bernier is Maple Leafs' biggest question

    Jonathan Bernier watched from the bench and charted faceoffs as Garret Sparks stopped all 24 shots he faced. Among goalies with at least eight starts, Bernier's .888 save percentage and 3.28 goals-against average are second-worst in the league. It has gotten so bad that with starter James Reimer injured, coach Mike Babcock would rather give Sparks chances to play than risk it with Bernier.

    The Canadian Press
  • Paul Gascoigne Had 14 Lines Of Cocaine Before Taking Chicken And Fishing Rod To Raoul Moat

    Paul Gascoigne has revealed why he went to the aid of murderer Raoul Moat. In July 2010, Gascoigne, in his dressing gown, tried to bring chicken and a fishing rod to Moat, who was engaged in an armed stand-off with police in Rothbury, Northumberland. Moat had shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, her boyfriend Chris Brown - who was killed - and police officer David Rathband before hiding out at Riverside, Rothbury.

    Yahoo News
  • Andrew Coyne: Any role Canada might play in Paris is strictly for show

    “Canada is back, my good friends,” Justin Trudeau said at the end of his speech to the Paris climate summit, and then he did that thing he does, where he touches his heart with his hand. For fans of self-serving humbug, this was the trifecta: the glib sloganeering, the false humility the gaudy theatricality, and all in the service of — what? Beyond the suggestion, familiar from years past, that “Canada” equals “Liberal,” and the shower of applause in reply from his “good friends” at the conference, it’s hard to say. Certainly in substantive terms it matters not a whit whether “Canada is back,” even supposing that meant anything and even supposing we were. As far as the future temperature of the

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  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.