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APRIL FOOL'S DAY

The best online April Fool's jokes of 2015

WestJet absolutely nailed it with their #SmartSeats ad, in which travellers use the same seat in the boarding lounge as they do on the plane.

  • Nancy Ruth annoyed auditor expects her to eat "awful", but free, airline food

    Ruth said Wednesday that she's been asked why she didn't eat free airline food rather than file breakfast expense claims on a couple of occasions. Ferguson was invited by the Senate in 2013 to conduct the audit following embarrassing revelations about allegedly improper expense claims by former Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin and Liberal senator Mac Harb, who has since resigned.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why is China building a 'great wall of sand'?

    China is creating a 'great wall of sand' in the South China Sea (one island pictured), the US Navy has claimed. The latest huge land mass is 1.5 square miles (four square kilometres) in size.

    Daily Mail q
  • Vanessa Paradis' Daughter Lily-Rose Depp Is Basically Her Twin: See the Look-Alike Duo on the Red Carpet

    As Karl Lagerfeld's longtime muse, it was hardly a surprise to see Vanessa Paradis attend the designer's Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection runway show on Tuesday, March 31. Lily-Rose wore a pale blue midriff and skirt ensemble that featured a choker collar design. Paradis and Johnny Depp split in June 2012 after 14 years of dating.

    Us Weekly
  • Teen's rejection of a college rejection letter goes viral

    Whether its from a University or a new employer, we all know that horrible, deflated feeling that comes with getting a rejection letter. The teenager, from North Carolina, had applied to the college in her home state, but on March 26, she was sent a letter telling her she had failed to make the grade.

    Daily Mail q
  • Temporary foreign workers prepare to leave the country

    Thousands of temporary foreign workers will see their permits expire on Wednesday, and they'll have to leave the country. In 2011, the federal government changed the rules — giving temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs the option to apply to become permanent residents or leave the country after their permits expire. Mary-Ann Salilican moved to Canada from the Philippines six years and six months ago, and she hoped to live out her life here.

    CBC
  • Avril Lavigne tells People magazine about severe case of Lyme disease

    Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne says she's recovering from a months-long battle with Lyme disease. The Napanee, Ont.-raised singer-songwriter tells People magazine she was diagnosed with a severe case of the disease last fall. Lavigne says she thinks she came down with the disease when she was bit by a tick last spring.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jobless 29-year-old has fifteenth child by ten different mothers

    A jobless man said to have fathered 15 children with 10 different women has revealed he has another baby on the way. It is estimated Keith MacDonald's growing brood will end up costing taxpayers more than £2million in benefits.

    Daily Mail q
  • Canadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in a Miami drug deal; other son arrested

    One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle, according to police records and the diplomat's ex-husband. Germano Wabafiyebazu said Wednesday his 17-year-old son, Jean, was killed when he went into a house to buy marijuana, and that police arrested his 15-year-old son, Marc. Wabafiyebazu was formerly married to the boys' mother, Canadian consul general Roxanne Dube.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sim Bhullar to sign with Sacramento Kings, will be first NBA player of Indian descent

    Time to add another Canadian to the growing list making the jump to the NBA. ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting that Sim Bhullar, a native of Brampton, Ont., is about to sign a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings. It's a historic move too: Bhullar

    Eh Game
  • I Spent My 30th Birthday in Mexico — Alone!

    When I first told my family and friends that I was going to Mexico by myself, the general reaction was, “What?! Mexico by yourself? Do you want to get kidnapped?” My response was, “Yes, Mexico. Mexico is not exactly at the top of the list for solo female travelers, considering its dangerous reputation.

    Yahoo Travel
  • Care home died after eating laundry detergent pods: Saskatchewan NDP

    Saskatchewan's Opposition leader is calling for improvements to seniors care after he says a man at a Moose Jaw facility died from eating laundry detergent pods. NDP Leader Cam Broten raised the issue in the legislature Wednesday. Broten said the man wandered out of his room at Providence Place.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hilary Duff Scorches the Red Carpet in Plunging Crimson Dress: See Her Sexy Style!

    Hilary Duff stepped out to premiere her new TV Land series, Younger, in NYC on Tuesday, March 31, where she absolutely slayed the red carpet in a plunging red-orange dress that flaunted all of her assets. The blood orange frock, with its deep V-neckline and way-up-to-there slit, worked the Lizzie McGuire alum's ample cleavage and toned stems. Duff, 27, topped the tangerine-hued stunner off with a black blazer, ankle-strap Jerome C. Rousseau heels with gold cap toes, and a glittering clutch.

    Us Weekly
  • Gran poisons family with hot chocolate that went off 25 YEARS ago

    The woman, named as Mrs. Rosetta, 77, from the Vicenza, in northeastern Italy, is believed to have bought the sachets in the late 80s, before making them into chocolate earlier this month.

    Daily Mail q
  • Drew Miller needed nearly 60 stitches after skate to face, wants to play Thursday

    Drew Miller is a lucky, lucky man. The Detroit Red Wings forward stepped onto the Joe Louis Arena ice Wednesday morning sporting a cage, hiding the nastiness that lie underneath. Tuesday night against Ottawa, Miller took a Mark Stone skate to the face and needed 50-60 stitches to close up the gash.

    Puck Daddy
  • Children in care to be taken out of Winnipeg hotels after serious attack on girl

    Manitoba's family services minister has ordered staff to remove children in care from Winnipeg hotels, in light of a serious attack this morning that left a teenage girl in critical condition. Kerri Irvin-Ross confirmed the teen is in care of the province's Child and Family Services system and was staying at a downtown Winnipeg hotel, near the location where she was found. "I'm deeply troubled that this has happened to a child in the care of Child and Family Services," Irvin-Ross told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

    CBC
  • Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

    Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and German researchers say they all contain a strange patttern.

    Daily Mail q
  • Fahmy shocked at Ottawa's refusal to issue passport due to travel ban

    A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges expressed shock and anger Wednesday over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case. Mohamed Fahmy, who was born in Egypt but immigrated to Canada with his family as a teenager, said his original Canadian passport was seized by Egyptian authorities when he was first arrested in Cairo in December 2013, and has never been returned. The 40-year-old, who spent more than a year in a Cairo prison, has been trying to acquire a new passport ever since being released on bail in February.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pimps target teens at Montreal malls

    Montreal police are warning parents that pimps are hanging around Montreal-area shopping centres, trying to lure teens into prostitution. "Never say anything negative about the pimps because the victim will reject (you) as a parent because she will think you are judging her.

    CBC
  • B.C. ferry and hydro prices go up and liquor laws change today

    The first day of April is ushering in a variety of changes for consumers as everything from B.C. liquor laws to ferry fares are increasing across the province. BC Ferries fares increased 3.9 per cent today, while BC Hydro electricity rates will rise

    CBC
  • Dealership owner posts epic rant and reward to Kijiji after trucks stolen

    A silver 2014 Dodge RAM 1500 valued at $35,000 was taken from David Tingley's Dodge dealership on March 20. Then a few days later, a brand new RAM 2500 Mega Cab worth $85,000 was also taken. Tingley said he has no idea how the trucks were taken — but that the thieves somehow got their hands on key fobs to both trucks.

    CBC