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Heavy storms hit Manitoba during the week, with this spectacular lightning bolt shorting out the power in a large area of Winnipeg.

  • Holiday-bound parents leave blunt instructions to children

    The parents of Katie and Robbie Ewart did not mince their words when they left their children a four-page instructional note before heading out on holidays. “I know you both like to try and outdo each other in the ‘who can f*** up the most’ category, so don’t feel the need to express yourselves when I’m gone.

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  • Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Donald Trump

    The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 states “businesses must comply to standards of communication that limit risk factors. These acts were put into place partially to protect investors from ambiguous language, preventing them from making a poorly informed investment decision based on speculative statements.” To observe this law, businesses today read »

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  • Dead geese had feet ripped off for Jack Miner leg bands

    The discovery of seven dead geese near a Kingsville bird sanctuary has owners worried the animals are being targeted for trophies. Some of the geese have had their feet ripped off and leg bands removed, explained Mary Baruth, the executive director at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. Most of the birds at the sanctuary are tagged with Jack Miner leg bands, which have become a hot commodity with some of the bands selling online for hefty prices.

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  • Woman and teenage boy from Texas dead after storm in Ontario's Quetico Park

    Ontario Provincial Police say a 39-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, both from Texas, are dead after a severe storm moved through Quetico Provincial Park in the northwestern part of the province in the early morning hours of July 21. The deceased have been identified as Rorth Lac, 39, from Carrollton, Texas, and Christian James Sanchez, 13, from Lewisville, Texas, police announced in a written release Thursday. Another two people from Texas were also injured in the same incident, said OPP Cst Jim Davis in a CBC News interview Friday.

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  • Brooklyn Beckham's Latest Photo of Chloë Grace Moretz Will Make You Swoon

    It looks like things are getting serious between Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz. After months of speculation, the actress finally confirmed their relationship during an appearing on Watch What Happens Live in May, and the two are also heating up Instagram with adorable photos. Brooklyn took to social media in late May and uploaded a black-and-white snap of the actress sitting in what appears to be a hotel hallway with bags of takeout, writing, "Late night take out with the bae." Chloë — who graces the June cover of Glamour magazine — also shared a few photos of her and Brooklyn looking all loved up. Of course, this isn't the first time these two have been romantically linked. The two

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  • Man Survives Cancer, Meningitis, MRSA And A Heart Attack - Then Wife Leaves Him

    After surviving three bouts of meningitis, MRSA, a heart attack and a cancerous tumour that left him paralysed, Oliver Pugh was due a change in fortune. Tests later showed Oliver, from Buxton, Derbyshire, had developed a cancerous tumour and he was referred to the Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester. Surgeons twice failed to remove the growth and Oliver subsequently contracted meningitis three times as a result of his spinal cord becoming infected.

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  • Cottage owner 'last man standing' on road blocked by neighbour

    When Erick Fritsch arrived in Nova Scotia for his annual summer vacation, he was greeted by an unfamiliar sight: a steel gate across the road leading to his cottage, and a sign identifying the route as "Pugsley Logging Road". 

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  • Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested

    Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch told The Associated Press that witnesses said the 21-year-old asylum-seeker, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman before attacking her about 4:30 p.m. The suspect, whose name was not released, wounded another woman and a man as he fled. The attack comes as Germany is on edge following a rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night by an 18-year-old who suffered psychological problems in which nine people were killed, and an axe attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded in southern Germany, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

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  • Trump calls for shutdown of Muslims entering US

    CNBC's John Harwood reports GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is not backing down from his statement that Muslims should not be allowed in the U.S.

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  • 10 popular desserts across the world (10 photos)

    Did you know that the word ‘dessert’ originated from the French word desservir, meaning “to clear the table”? Here are ten popular desserts from across the world which people indulge in after the table’s been cleared or even otherwise.

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  • Massive Hells Angels gathering met with calm in Carlsbad Springs

    Hundreds of Hells Angels gang members from across Canada have descended this weekend on the quiet east Ottawa community of Carlsbad Springs — but people there don't seem too concerned. The Ottawa Police Service has been bracing for the arrival of the Hells Angels, who chose Carlsbad Springs as the location for a national gathering to mark the 15th anniversary of the gang's 11 Ontario chapters. Attendance at the so-called "Canada Run" is mandatory, with hefty fines being levied against members who don't show up.

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  • Unusual text messages prompt Alberta family to involve police in search for Coutts man

    Wed, Jul 20: A Coutts family, along with Edmonton police, are asking for the public’s help in locating 28-year-old William David Smith after his father received some unusual text messages from his son.

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  • Johnny Cueto annoyed with Royals after White House snub

    Johnny Cueto played a key role in the Royals World Series win, but wasn’t invited to the White House celebration. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

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  • Nike signs Lebron James to lifetime deal

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports the details behind Nike signing NBA star Lebron James to a lifetime deal. The Closing Bell panel weighs in.

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  • 2 'Nearby' Exoplanets Confirmed to Be Rocky — and May Be Habitable

    Two Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star are now confirmed to be rocky, strengthening the case that they might be habitable, a new study finds. The atmospheres of these worlds may range from vanishingly thin, like that of Mars, to hellishly dense, like Venus' air — and, possibly, comfortably in between, like Earth's, the researchers said. In May, astronomers reported the discovery of three Earth-size planets orbiting a dim, cold, red star named TRAPPIST-1.

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  • 'He was in pain constantly': Sask. inmate dies after suffering for months, say fellow inmates

    An inmate at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Sask., died earlier this week after he was found unresponsive in his cell in a medium security unit. Joseph Vincent Manitopyes, 31, was taken to the Victoria Hospital on Tuesday where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:35 p.m. CST. According to fellow inmate, Henry Le, the 31-year-old had suffered a back injury during a sports game two months prior to his death.

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  • Grandparents charged in death of 5-year-old Emilio Perdomo

    Calgary police have charged the grandfather and step-grandmother with manslaughter in the death of five-year-old Eneas Emilio Perdomo after a year-long "monstrous" investigation. Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo were charged Friday after the investigation determined the death was a homicide late last month. Emilio was brought to hospital on July 10, 2015, suffering from injuries his grandparents described at the time as the result of numerous accidents.

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  • Speaker Ryan: I do not accept the nomination

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the speculation surrounding the Republican Party's nomination for President.

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