Tories, NDP to release platforms as advance polls open

Harper says his party will focus on a 'low tax, balanced budget,' while Mulcair says he'll balance the budget in a year and invest in infrastructure.

  • Spider Bite Leaves Man Fighting For His Life As Flesh Starts To Rot

    Orlando Jimenez Jimenez (pictured above, before and after) was using an outside toilet in Islay when the arachnid fell on him and bit his left ear. The 31-year-old, nicknamed Chamo, was rushed to Honorio Delgado Espinoza hospital in Arequipa.

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  • CITE: The $1 billion city with no residents -

    (CNN)In the arid plains of the southern New Mexico desert, between the site of the first atomic bomb test and the U.S.-Mexico border, a new city is rising from the sand. Planned for a population of 35,000, the city will showcase a modern business district downtown, and neat rows of terraced housing in the suburbs. It will be supplied with pristine streets, parks, malls and a church. But no one will ever call it home. The CITE (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation) project is a full-scale model of an ordinary American town. Yet it will be used as a petri dish to develop new technologies that will shape the future of the urban environment. The $1 billion scheme, led by telecommunications

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  • Jay Leno Goes Undercover as an UberBlack Driver

    Los Angeles passengers got a big surprise from their UberBlack driver. See what happened when they found out they were being driven by the famous comedian and car enthusiast, Jay Leno. Jay Leno’s Garage premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10P ET/PT.

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  • NASA Confirms Two-Mile Wide Asteroid Set To Pass Earth, Says Don’t Panic

    NASA has responded to worried citizens and conspiracy theorists to confirm that a massive two-mile wide asteroid will pass Earth on Saturday, but poses no threat. The gigantic asteroid is currently zooming through space at nail-biting speeds of 40,000 miles per hour, but the American space agency claims that there is no danger of it hitting Earth. A collision would be catastrophic, with the catchily named asteroid 86666 (2000 FL 10) being more than 15 times bigger than others currently on NASA’s radar.

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  • Daughter of Scarborough man who died in Cuba questions resort's safety policies

    The daughter of a Scarborough man who died at a Cuban resort says she wants to know why an ambulance crew left her father's body on the beach for four hours and is questioning the medical attention lifeguards gave him. Sellviya Nicholas Anton last saw her father, Elvin, alive on the morning of Aug. 25, while the pair pushed themselves through a gruelling pool aerobics class. Within an hour, Sellviya Nicholas Anton was called to the beach to find lifeguards standing over her father.

  • ‘This Has Ruined Me’: Cheater Exposed On Facebook Opens Up As He Attempts To Win Girlfriend Back

    Matty Steven’s face went viral when Pippa McKinney posted a picture of the pair kissing at a club in Manchester on Facebook as she attempted to track him down. Now the 22-year-old has admitted his “drunken kiss” with Pippa, but is doing his utmost to win Emily back. It was one single drunken kiss that obviously meant more to her than it ever did to me.

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  • The McDonald's of the future (8 photos)

    Heading towards its 50th anniversary in 2017, McDonald's Canada unveiled the next chapter of its brand transformation. From menu changes to uniform makeovers, this is the new version of your favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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  • Shooting of Kentucky woman by husband in alleged mercy killing fuels right-to-die debate

    Virginia Chumbley was asleep when she was shot to death in her home. "I just shot my wife," Chris Chumbley told the Laurel County emergency operator. Chumbley, 50, was charged with murder, but last month, prosecutors reached a deal that would allow him to plead guilty to manslaughter.

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  • Colby Cosh: A drug to treat a horrible and ancient scourge is finally recognized

    On Monday two researchers, William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, received a half-share of the medicine Nobel for their role in developing ivermectin, an incalculably important antiparasitic drug. My initial reaction was: “Wow, nobody got a Nobel for ivermectin yet?” The fast-evolving pre-Nobel public relations apparatus likes to emphasize hard-science researchers who work in hip, highly relevant areas, or even fields whose possible contribution to human welfare lies largely in the future. The Nobel for Campbell and Omura is one of those happy surprises that sometimes follows: a reward for effort that has already changed the world for the better, on an inconceivable scale. And it is invisible

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  • Ellen Squashes Kim Kardashian ‘Difficult’ Rumors

    On Ellen, the host took some time out to address recent magazine stories claiming that Kim Kardashian West was “difficult” on the show last week. Degeneres said, “I don’t understand how people keep making up stories and can print it in magazines… really truly she could not be nicer, she was lovely.”

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  • ‘Carmageddon’: China’s 50-lane traffic jam is every driver’s worst nightmare

    The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week. As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth.

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  • Thousands of new Canadians barred from voting with Citizenship Act changes

    Many former immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for years are finding that they aren't able to take part in the federal election this month. Tamara Segura came to Canada from Cuba in 2010, and under the old federal rules she would be able to vote on Oct. 19. "Being able to vote is a big deal to me, I come from a country where a vote is mandatory but we just have one party — so I have never really voted in my life," she said.

  • House Cat Goes Outside For The First Time And Makes This Face

    Well, we don’t actually have to imagine with Kiwi as his series of facial expressions tells the exact story. The orange tabby’s owner uploaded a series of pictures to photo sharing site Imgur, captioning it ‘Kiwi’s Adventure To The Outside’ - and what an adventure it was. Kiwi is a house cat no more.

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  • Have Egyptologists found Nefertiti's long-lost tomb? -

    Luxor, Egypt (CNN)Nefertiti disappeared without a trace 3,000 years ago. Could the long-lost Egyptian queen be just the other side of a wall? The journey to uncover the discovery of the century begins up Egypt's Nile -- tucked away in a valley outside Luxor. The heat is relentless: the sun god, Aten, punishes those who dare to enter, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). But what lies beneath these white limestone cliffs could eclipse Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun, Egypt's most famous pharaoh. Another British archaeologist, Nicolas Reeves, believes that Queen Nefertiti's final resting place is tucked away in a hidden chamber inside King Tut's tomb.

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  • Channing & Jenna: Sexy Photos!

    Jenna Dewan Tatum has revealed her husband's hidden talent. Turns out, "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum knows a few moves behind the camera too!

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  • Here's An Entire Island For Sale In B.C.

    An entire island has gone up for sale in B.C., and it's a beauty. Whitestone Island, a six-acre estate that lies about half an hour from Vancouver by private boat or sea plane, hit the market in September. Nestled on the Sunshine Coast, the place takes full advantage of its surroundings. An open-plan, 2,500 sq.-ft. home is perched on one of the island's rocky outcrops, with massive windows offering a near-panoramic view of the ocean, according to its listing. Boasting four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the secluded $3.8-million house has a West Coast feel with wooden beams throughout. The master bedroom takes up an entire floor all on its own, and the ensuite bathtub overlooks the big blue sea.

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  • Pete Rose criticizes Blue Jays players for not playing through playoff injuries

    Josh Donaldson left Game 1 after being kicked in the head and Jose Bautista was removed with a tight hamstring

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  • Man runs towards Stephen Harper and is taken away during speech in Surrey, B.C.

    SURREY, B.C. â A man ran towards Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a rally in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday evening and was grabbed by RCMP officers before being taken away. The man ran towards Harper just as he was saying the Liberals and NDP would harm the economy. "They (the Liberals and the NDP) would significantly raise those risks friends," he said, as the man bolted across the open circle at the centre of the gathering.

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  • Security Accosts Shopper Who Carried Goods To Car In Basket To Avoid 5p Bag Charge

    The new carrier bag charge turned ugly this week after security guards accosted a shopper for using a basket to take groceries to her car. 

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  • Messi and his father to stand trial in Spain on tax fraud; could face nearly 2 years in prison

    Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected a request to clear the Barcelona player of wrongdoing and decided to charge him and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, with tax fraud. Prosecutors had said Messi — a four-time world player of the year — was not fully aware of his father's unlawful activities and should not have been charged, but the state attorney's office contended that the Argentina forward knew enough to also be named in the case.

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