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Who is Rachel Notley? A look at Alberta's new premier

In being elected the province's leader, Notley has succeeded in doing what her late father, who helped found Alberta's NDP, could only dream of.

  • Lotto drama: What happens before winners take home a jackpot?

    Everyone has their own version of the scenario stored away in the mind’s eye, an image of where you are, who you’re with, and what you’re doing when you win the jackpot of your dreams. If it’s under $1,000 in Ontario, for example, the retailer where you bought the ticket can dole out the cash.

    Daily Brew
  • This professor put Gwyneth Paltrow’s health advice to the test. The truth is even worse than you’d think.

    There are a few things we know for sure will make us healthy: exercise, don't smoke, eat a variety of whole foods — but not too much — and watch your alcohol intake and sun exposure. Yet every day, we are bombarded with messages from celebrity culture about things we must do to be healthier and more beautiful. Some advice is more extreme — such as Gwyneth Paltrow's suggestion that women steam their vaginas. Timothy Caulfield's new book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?.

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  • Left turn in Canada's oil-rich Alberta leaves investors reeling

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A seismic political shift in Canada's oil-producing heartland of Alberta has left voters, investors and oil executives braced for change as a rookie left-wing government promises major reforms after 44 years of Conservative rule. The New Democratic Party (NDP) swept to crushing victory in the Western Canadian province on Tuesday on a pledge to review oversight of the oil and gas sector, capitalizing on voter anger over low oil prices, entitled politicians and government budget woes.

    Reuters
  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

    CBC
  • Christopher Lloyd on '88' and 'Back to the Future' coincidence

    "I said, '88, what kind of a coincidence is this?'" recalled Lloyd, referring to a chat with director April Mullen of Niagara Falls, Ont., and writer Tim Doiron of Fredericton. "I was fearful that it would detract, that someone would say, '88, Chris Lloyd, he was Doc Brown, "Back to the Future."' But they stuck with it and that's fine.

    The Canadian Press 57 mins ago
  • NFL players react to deflate-gate report on Twitter

    The long-awaited Ted Wells report on deflate-gate has finally been released, and the findings don't look too good for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The news of the report's release led to a number of current and former NFL players taking to Twitter to react to it.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Canadian Tire to buy 12 former Target locations to fill out store network

    Canadian Tire Corp. says it has a deal to buy 12 real estate leases through the court-supervised windup of Target Canada. Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC-A.TO - News) says it will pay $17.7 million for the leases once the deal is approved. Canadian Tire chief executive Michael Medline says the purchase will allow the company to accelerate its growth, improve its retail network and provide its customers with more convenient locations and larger stores.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bali Nine Andrew Chan’s ‘Secret First Wife’ Says He Had A Chance To Escape Prison But He Didn’t Take It

    As Andrew Chan’s widow Febyanti Herewila escorted his body back to Australia after 10 long years, his secret first “wife” has come out to inform the world of the 31-year-old Bali Nine ringleader’s selflessness. Australian Leonie Smyth revealed that Chan had a chance to escape the Kerobokan prison in 2012, but he opted to remain behind bars. Smyth has never seen Chan in person, but they dated for four years and even had a symbolic wedding ceremony on the phone. Chan also played a big role on her son Josh’s upbringing.

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  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

    Global News
  • 4 Afghan men sentenced to death by hanging over woman's mob killing that horrified country

    Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Qur’an, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi sentenced eight others to 16 years in prison. Nineteen police officers accused in the case will be sentenced Saturday, their verdicts publicly announced the next day.

    The Canadian Press 21 mins ago
  • A look at the campaign that led to an NDP government in Alberta

    April 7: Premier Jim Prentice announces in Edmonton that he has visited the lieutenant-governor to ask for a provincial election on May 5. Under Alberta law, an election wasn't supposed to be held until early 2016, but many believe Prentice hopes to take advantage of an opposition in disarray.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alaska brings back grizzly bear licence plates

    Alaskans now have the choice of two licence plate styles with the revival of a plate design originally issued for the United States' bicentennial in 1976. The plate features a grizzly bear reared up against a sunset backdrop. The standard licence plate in Alaska is solid yellow, with an Alaska flag in the centre.

    CBC
  • Turkish street vendor brews coffee in sand, Internet is obsessed

    A fascinating video posted on YouTube by Ahmad Al-Zaben shows a Turkish street vendor appearing to brew coffee using a heated bowl of sand. The video is going viral, mostly because it’s puzzling North American coffee drinkers.

    Daily Buzz
  • Five perfectly preserved cars worth $700,000 found inside Texas barn

    A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high estimates value the collection at more than $700,000.

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  • RCMP Const. Stephen Hudson facing firearms charges

    An RCMP officer in Fort Saskatchewan has been charged with the possession of a restricted weapon along with other firearms-related offences. RCMP say they received a tip about Const. Stephen Hudson several weeks ago, and then contacted the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate.

    CBC
  • Champions League - Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich (27 photos)

    Bastian Schweinsteiger and Bayern take on Lionel Messi's Barca in a semifinal first leg at the Camp Nou. Football - FC Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg - The Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain - 6/5/15 Barcelona's Luis Suarez

    Yahoo Sports
  • Boston marathon runner tries to track down man she kissed during the run, hears from his wife

    Before running her first marathon last month, Barbara Tatge, a 55-year-old single mom from Tennessee, learned of a local custom: female race spectators would kiss Boston Marathon participants as they made their way through Wellesley, Massachusetts.

    Daily Buzz
  • Chris Wasn't Ready To Leave DWTS

    Chris Soules and Witney Carson were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday night, and the former "Bachelor" is taking it hard. Prince Farming seemed to be choked up when "DWTS" host Tom Bergeron asked how he was feeling after getting the

    Access Hollywood
  • Saskatchewan to allow more private MRI scans for paying customers

    More private MRI scans could soon be coming to Saskatchewan. Health Minister Dustin Duncan was introducing legislation this afternoon that would pave the way for more people to get private scans if they have the cash. It proposes that patients could pay a private clinic for a magnetic resonance imaging scan if they choose.

    CBC
  • The cast of "Back To The Future" then and now

    The legendary movie franchise celebrates its 30th birthday. But how have they changed?

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