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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.

  • Windsor, Ont. woman, 21, charged in library sex show video case: police

    A 21-year-old woman was charged Friday in connection with an investigation into sexual acts performed and streamed online at public libraries in Windsor, Ont. The Windsor woman — who hasn't been identified by police — turned herself in at police headquarters on Friday morning, Sgt. Matthew D'Asti said in a news release. D'Asti said her surrender came a day after investigators had received information regarding her identity and had attempted to contact her.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar Poses Totally Nude, Upside Down for Fitness Competition: Blush-Worthy Photo

    Zack Morris, um, has really gotten better with age. Mark-Paul Gosselaar let it all hang out — no, seriously — when he posted a photo of himself completely nude via Twitter late last month. PHOTOS: Saved by the Bell -- where they are now The Saved

    Us Weekly
  • Canadian oil extraction is 'extraordinarily dirty' process, Obama says

    U.S. President Barack Obama has some less-than-laudatory words for Canada's oil industry in a new example of his increasingly critical take on the oilsands. "The way that you get oil out in Canada is an extraordinarily dirty way of extracting oil," Obama said during the event at a South Carolina college. Obama has recently taken to dismissing the Keystone XL pipeline, playing down its benefit for the American economy.

    The Canadian Press
  • Where the most millionaires are moving-and fleeing

    According to a new study from global real estate consultant Knight Frank with Fragomen, the immigration specialist for the wealthy, more millionaires than ever are looking for homes in other countries. So where are millionaires moving from and going to to? The second largest millionaire loser is India, which saw 43,400, or 27 percent of its millionaires, leave the country in those 10 years.

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  • RESPs: What happens if your child doesn't go to university?

    Many Canadian parents diligently put money aside every month for the kids’ post-secondary education. It’s a question Robert Armstrong, vice president and head ofmanaged solutions at BMO Global Asset Management in Toronto, hears all thetime.

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  • 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
  • Skeletal remains returned to B.C. coroner

    A rock climber in Squamish, B.C., thought he’d found a pretty interesting artifact while climbing the Stawamus Chief last week. The man was shocked to learn that the B.C. Coroners Service issued a public appeal earlier this week for the return of the missing piece of what could be skeletal human remains. “They just didn’t know what they had,” said Barb McLintock, spokeswoman for the coroners service, which announced Friday that the remains had been turned over.

    Daily Brew
  • Snuggie seller Allstar Marketing to pay $8 million to settle charges it deceived customers

    The company behind Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission says Allstar Marketing Group promised customers buy-one-get-one free promotions, but they were still charged for the items in the form of high shipping costs. Allstar will pay $7.5 million to the FTC to create a fund that will be used for customer refunds.

    The Canadian Press
  • Doctor who helped Harrison Ford after plane crash shocked to find actor he grew up watching

    Dr. Sanjay Khurana was wrapping up a golf game when a vintage plane buzzed overhead, clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the green. When the surgeon got a closer look, he was stunned to see the pilot was Harrison Ford, the actor he grew up watching in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie franchises. "I'm a child of the '80s," Khurana said Friday.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Games were supposed to be a fun career choice: Now I'm afraid I'll get murdered'

    (Brenda Romero / Wikimedia, CC) "There are many people silenced this year" —game developer Brenda Romero. At this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a panel of distinguished game developers and critics gathered for a very popular panel, the third annual #1ReasonToBe — as in, "the No. 1 reason to be" a woman who works in games and technology.

    Business Insider
  • Rimes' ex: Her career went downhill after me

    Leann Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet is convinced the singer jeopardized her own career by leaving him for actor Eddie Cibrian, branding it the “dumbest” professional decision she has ever made. The country star’s marriage with dancer-turned-chef Sheremet fell apart in 2009, when she was caught cheating with Cibrian on the set of their TV movie Northern Lights. The infidelity ended both Rimes and Cibrian’s marriages and they went on to tie the knot in 2011.

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  • Blanchett Baby Name Revealed!

    Cate Blanchett has a new tiny mouth to feed! Cate and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl, her rep confirmed to Access Hollywood on Friday. In a statement later in the day on Friday, the rep also revealed the baby's name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.

    Access Hollywood
  • N.W.T. mother fights to use aboriginal name for daughter: Sahai?a

    A northern woman is fighting with the government of the Northwest Territories to register her infant daughter under her aboriginal name. "It's important to me because that's our language," said Shene Catholique-Valpy. Catholique-Valpy and her partner are going to school in Red Deer, Alta., but the two decided before the birth of their baby last year to return to their Yellowknife home so their child would have an N.W.T. birth certificate.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oil in biggest weekly drop since January on dollar, rate-hike fear

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil prices closed down on Friday, with benchmark Brent losing its most in a week since January, as a resurgent dollar and fear of a U.S. rate hike diverted attention from the shrinking number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States. The dollar rocketed to 11-/12-year highs against a basket of currencies after the U.S. government reported the U.S. jobless rate fell to 6-1/2-year lows. Many U.S. Federal Reserve officials consider that to be full employment, and the central bank could decide on an interest rate hike in June.

    Reuters
  • How to stop public urination: Make the walls pee back

    Public urinators in Hamburg, Germany’s St. Pauli district have been warned: It’s “peeback time.”The neighbourhood known for partying had a growing problem: drunks were relieving themselves on walls, home entrances and even on playgrounds. Fines and prohibitions

    Daily Buzz
  • 2 Edmonton police officers charged with selling steroids to other officers

    Two Edmonton police officers have been charged with selling anabolic steroids. The police service says it became aware of allegations in 2013 and contacted the Alberta government, which directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate. The police service says it developed an internal service directive prohibiting the use or possession of steroids without a prescription after it became aware of the allegations.

    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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  • Sask. man mauled by junkyard dogs wins lawsuit

    A Yorkton, Sask., area man who was severely mauled by a pack of dogs ìn an auto wrecking yard has won a lawsuit. The 65-year-old has been awarded $324,000 in damages, plus interest, after a Queen's Bench judge ruled the salvage yard owner, Carl Joseph Belitski, was negligent. The dogs that attacked him were larger, black dogs," Justice Guy Chicoine said in his 34-page decision.

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  • Ottawa to compensate thalidomide victims with $125K each

    The federal government is offering a $125,000 lump-sum payment to each of Canada's thalidomide victims, but the family of one survivor says it isn't enough. Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the money is tax free and intended to cover urgent health-care needs. The long-awaited compensation package also includes a total of up to $168 million for ongoing medical assistance based on individual circumstances.

    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