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Albertans won't take blame for province's financial woes

The opposition demands Jim Prentice apologize for 'profoundly insulting' Albertans as the #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans hashtag goes viral.

  • Dean Sheremet: The "Dumbest Thing" LeAnn Rimes Ever Did for Her Career "Was Divorce Me"

    Dean dishes all the dirt! Dean Sheremet gave a recent tell-all interview about his ex-wife LeAnn Rimes' infamous 2009 cheating scandal with Eddie Cibrian, describing the entire ordeal as a "f---ing disaster" to former Us Weekly staffer Natalie Thomas on her lifestyle blog, Nat's Next Adventure. Us Weekly was first to reveal that Rimes was having an affair with her married Northern Lights costar. "You know, it’s easy when you’re head over heels, especially so young, to fall completely in love and give yourself so freely," he reflected of his marriage.

    Us Weekly
  • The Big Bang Theory's Tribute to Leonard Nimoy Is Understated and Perfect

    Leonard Nimoy's legacy will live long and prosper on The Big Bang Theory. The Star Trek actor, who died of end-stage COPD on Feb. 27 at age 83, was a major presence on the CBS sitcom — even though he never actually appeared on it in person. Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper idolized Nimoy, and frequently referenced his beloved Star Trek character Mr. Spock on the show.

    Us Weekly
  • Pair charged in alleged mass murder plot get new court date in April

    The case of two people accused of plotting to open fire on shoppers in a Halifax mall will return to court on April 10 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. Twenty-three-year-old Lindsay Kanittha Souvannarath of Geneva, Ill., and 20-year-old Randall Steven Shepherd of Halifax were charged last month with conspiracy to commit murder. The new date in the case was set Friday during a brief hearing in provincial court.

    The Canadian Press
  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, ‘Rogue Pilot’ Seems Likeliest Theory

    The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday.

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  • Former Dalhousie students pitch it big on Dragons’ Den with innovative alcohol bottles

    Two-and-a-half years ago, then Dalhousie University student and hopeful entrepreneur Daniel Bartek could only dream of pitching his product idea on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Last April, that dream became reality when Bartek, along with his co-founders Cam McDonald and Bobby Besant, got the chance to pitch their new company, Sage Mixology, which sells uniquely bottled alcohol that separates booze from juice so customers can enjoy a fresh cocktail from the comfort of their own homes. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Bartek said Thursday, less than a week before the episode goes to air. “At the end of the day I think we held our ground really well,” Bartek recalled.

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  • Harrison Ford Plane Crash Described by Doctor Who Was on the Scene: "He Was Moaning and in Pain"

    Doctor Sanjay Khurana was playing on the seventh hole of the Penmar Golf Course on Thursday, March 5, when Harrison Ford's plane crashed right before his eyes. Khurana, a spine surgeon, gave his account of the events to both CBS Los Angeles and ABC News following the incident, recalling how he instinctively dropped his clubs and ran to the plane to check if the pilot was okay. "He was stunned a bit," Khurana told ABC News.

    Us Weekly
  • Iqaluit school closures in -50 windchill have some parents irked

    After a few days of warmer weather, when people in Iqaluit woke up yesterday they were facing temperatures as low as -50 with the windchill and another morning of school closures. The school closures have become a hotly-debated issue on social media. "Here, a lot of kids, you're seeing them get off the bus with just a hoodie and a pair of sneakers in -50," said Catherine Hoyt with the Iqaluit District Education Authority.

    CBC
  • Philippine dunker gives us what might be the worst windmill attempt ever

    After sharing the Philippine Basketball Association's 2014 Slam Dunk Contest crown with Rey Guevarra of the Meralco Bolts, pint-sized powerhouse Justin Melton found himself looking forward to another spirited competition in this year's model. "After talking to a few contestants, it seems like everybody is somewhat prepared so I expect a nice show out there," Melton told Alder Almo of the Philippine Star. Oh, Melton gave the fans a show, all right.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Interview: Shania Twain explains why her upcoming tour really will be her last

    TORONTO - During her two-year residency and revitalization in the desert, Shania Twain arrived at a crossroads that's familiar to many who venture to the Las Vegas Strip: she couldn't decide whether it was time to quit."I thought the Las Vegas show would

    The Canadian Press
  • How a satellite tag on Lydia the great white is teaching scientists about sharks

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lydia has her own Twitter account and a dorsal fin tracker that over the last two years has given scientists and the public first ever details about great white sharks. Since she was tagged with a locator device off Jacksonville, Fla., on March 3, 2013, Lydia has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres over the mid-Atlantic ridge toward Europe and western Africa then back again. In both years she swam from the southeastern United States up to the waters off Newfoundland before heading out into the open North Atlantic.

    The Canadian Press
  • These young entrepreneurs got a loan from billionaire Richard Branson — here's how

    (Glow Away cofounders are Davide Russo and Charlotte Cramer) Glow Away cofounders Davide Russo and Charlotte Cramer. Charlotte Cramer, 24, and Davide Russo, 26, recently got a $20,000 loan from Virgin Startup , a not-for-profit company founded by billionaire Richard Branson that provides entrepreneurs in England with the funding, resources, and advice they need to start a business.

    Business Insider
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mother fights N.W.T. gov't to use traditional Chipewyan baby name

    A mother's battle for her daughter's name has become a fight for representation of her traditional language — all thanks to one character: ʔ. Sahaiʔa May Talbot was born on February 15, 2014, to mother Shene Catholique Valpy.

    CBC
  • Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman Play Musical Beers With Jimmy Fallon and SNL Cast

    The anxiety! Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, and several SNL cast members joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Mar. 5, to play a round of Musical Beers. PHOTOS: Fallon's most hilarious talk show games "This game works like musical chairs

    Us Weekly
  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • Kim Kardashian Channels a Cowgirl at Paris Fashion Week, Stops Traffic in French Capital

    Yeehaw! Kim Kardashian had yet another look to showcase in Paris on Thursday, March. 5, this time a cowgirl-inspired gold fringed ensemble which she wore to the Balmain dinner which followed their show at Paris Fashion Week. The reality TV star had already created some fashion waves in Paris.

    Us Weekly
  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • U.S. stocks, bonds fall on robust jobs data, dollar rallies

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, knocking U.S. stock and bond prices lower on Friday. News the U.S. unemployment rate hit a 6-1/

    Reuters
  • IS 'bulldozes' Iraq ancient site

    Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi government officials say. The ministry of tourism says IS used heavy machinery to destroy the site - one of the most celebrated jewels of Iraq's archaeological heritage. Nimrud, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, lies about 30km (18 miles) south-east of Mosul. Last week, IS released a video apparently showing militants with sledgehammers destroying historic artefacts in a museum in Mosul.

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