Everything Canadians were searching for in 2015

Discover the biggest search queries of the year, from sports moments and diet trends to big news moments and scandals.

  • $50M Lotto Max mystery sparked 'need-to-know' warning

    The mystery surrounding a winning $50 million Lotto Max ticket led the B.C. Lottery Corporation's president to warn employees earlier this year not to speculate about the case in public. According to a memo released under a freedom of information request, Jim Lightbody issued an all-staff reminder to employees last March to keep quiet during the verification process, which is still going on. "Share information only on a 'need-to-know' basis.

  • Birthday Cake Fail As Cake Maker Takes Text Message Literally

    A mum who requested the message on her son’s birthday cake ‘should be happy 21st Stefan’ was left speechless when she got exactly that piped on top. 

    Yahoo News
  • Sixers beat Lakers for 1st win, end record-tying 18-loss start to season

    The Sixers avoided another late collapse to come away with a big win that saves them from sole possession of the worst start in NBA history.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Tim Horton drive-thru text nets $287 fine

    A Beaumont man says he never expected a coffee run at Tim Hortons would land him in hot water with police. A.J. Daoust was texting in the drive-thru, last Thursday morning, when he was issued a $287 ticket for distracted driving. Daoust had just answered a text on his phone when he got a tap on the window.

  • Women allegedly yelled racial slurs and 'viciously attacked' SkyTrain passenger

    Transit Police in Metro Vancouver are looking for two women who allegedly yelled racial slurs at non-white SkyTrain passengers then "viciously attacked" one woman who tried to stop them. The incident happened shortly after midnight, early Saturday Sept. 19, on the lower concourse level of the Granville SkyTrain station in downtown Vancouver. The two women, in their 20s and apparently dressed for a night out, were yelling racial slurs and harassing non-white passengers, said Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan.

  • Trudeau children's nannies being paid for by taxpayers

    Canadian taxpayers are paying the wages of two nannies hired to care for the children of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, according to cabinet orders posted online. The disclosure comes after an election campaign where Trudeau repeatedly attacked the Conservatives' enhanced universal child care benefit, or UCCB, and income splitting for families, arguing rich families like his and former prime minister Stephen Harper's didn't need taxpayers' help. "In these times, Mr. Harper's top priority is to give wealthy families like his and mine $2,000," Trudeau said in reference to the Conservatives' income-splitting tax credit.

  • Yuan Xi Tang sentenced to life after mother found in suitcase

    Yuan Xi Tang, 28, was found guilty of second-degree murder earlier this month, after the discovery of Lianjie Guo, 47, in a suitcase on Harwood Island, north of Powell River, B.C. The conviction carries an automatic life sentence, but the judge had to decide when he would be eligible for parole. Tang's lawyer Troy Anderson welcomed today's sentence, even though he had asked the court for a more lenient parole eligibility in the 12 to 15 year range.

  • Canada housing market to become a drag on the economy: Poll

    Canada's housing market is likely to be a drag on economic growth over the next couple of years, thanks to too much supply and high levels of household debt making further buying a risky affair, a Reuters poll found. The housing market has been one of the brightest spots in the Canadian economy in recent years. Strong housing helped Canada weather the worst of the global financial crisis as the U.S. housing market south of the border collapsed.

  • Delivery Driver Caught Pretending To Deliver Xbox And Leaving Note In Package Scam

    A delivery driver has been caught on camera pretending to deliver an Xbox to a house before appearing to drive off, keeping the console for himself. CCTV footage outside Paul Kerswill’s home show the Hermes driver walking up to his house empty handed before leaving a note to say he had left the package in a bin next to the property in Hull, East Yorkshire. Mr Kerswill had ordered the £300 Xbox from Amazon in a Black Friday deal as a surprise present for his son, Kurt.

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  • You Can Live At This Woman’s House For FREE - But There’s One Thing You Have To Do

    The free room in Withington, Manchester, includes not having to spend a penny on bills - but you will have to be good with children as the landlord wants you to babysit her three kids in return. It states: “Free room in exchange for some babysitting.

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  • Man Jailed After Attacking Girlfriend And Smashing Up Wedding – Just Because He Didn’t Want To Go

    Alex Rees, 26, went on a rampage when his partner Tayah Neild insisted he attend the ceremony where she was chief-bridesmaid. Judge Simon Newell told him: “What clearly happened that night is that you, having fallen out with your girlfriend and having certain personal differences about the wedding, rather than taking yourself off, you had too much to drink, assaulted her and caused substantial criminal damage to a number of cars and the wedding premises. Prosecutor Joseph Allman told the court how Rees had been in a relationship with Miss Neild for around 12 months before they were invited to the wedding of Jason and Laura Blockley.

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  • Paul Gascoigne Had 14 Lines Of Cocaine Before Taking Chicken And Fishing Rod To Raoul Moat

    Paul Gascoigne has revealed why he went to the aid of murderer Raoul Moat. In July 2010, Gascoigne, in his dressing gown, tried to bring chicken and a fishing rod to Moat, who was engaged in an armed stand-off with police in Rothbury, Northumberland. Moat had shot his ex-girlfriend Samantha Stobbart, her boyfriend Chris Brown - who was killed - and police officer David Rathband before hiding out at Riverside, Rothbury.

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  • Ontario woman paying it forward after man who paid for her grocery bill dies

    Mon, Nov 30: An Ontario woman wants to pay an act of kindness forward, after a man who paid for her grocery bill died. The random act of kindness has generated a social media movement to spread generosity. Peter Kim reports.

    Global News
  • Toronto police seize $12M in counterfeit goods

    Police said in Montreal, Beats by Dre sold on the Groupon website ended up being counterfeit after a series of complaints went to Apple — the maker of the popular headphones. "Public bulletins, documents and literature by national and international law enforcement groups indicate that the sales of counterfeit goods financially supports organized crime and terrorist groups," Acting Staff Supt. Bryce Evans told reporters. Lawyer and counterfeit expert Lorne Lipkus said honest stores "can't compete" with businesses involved in these illegal operations.

  • NCAA Hockey 101: Will freshman win the Hobey Baker?

    Now that it's officially December, I guess we can call off the moratorium on Hobey Baker talk.

    Puck Daddy
  • This Is A Brick Made From The Dust In Beijing’s Smog

    This brick is made of pollutants sucked out of the air in Beijing. 

    Yahoo News
  • Andrew Coyne: Any role Canada might play in Paris is strictly for show

    “Canada is back, my good friends,” Justin Trudeau said at the end of his speech to the Paris climate summit, and then he did that thing he does, where he touches his heart with his hand. For fans of self-serving humbug, this was the trifecta: the glib sloganeering, the false humility the gaudy theatricality, and all in the service of — what? Beyond the suggestion, familiar from years past, that “Canada” equals “Liberal,” and the shower of applause in reply from his “good friends” at the conference, it’s hard to say. Certainly in substantive terms it matters not a whit whether “Canada is back,” even supposing that meant anything and even supposing we were. As far as the future temperature of the

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  • Massive $17.5M Underground Bunker Can Withstand 20-Kiloton Blast in Style (21 photos)

    Is there a better place to survive the apocalypse than this $17.5 million bunker compound? We don’t think so. Here’s the rundown of features that most preppers go to bed dreaming of:

    Michelle Huffman
  • Muslim woman 'held for 13 hours' at Heathrow Airport - BBC News

    An American Muslim was detained for 13 hours after flying into a UK airport because of her faith, she says. Ayan Mohamud, 18, who arrived at Heathrow Airport, said she felt she was being "judged" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. "I wasn't expecting to be interrogated or held in a room for hours," said Ms Mohamud, who left the US for the first time, to visit family in Leicester. Border Force said the checks were for immigration purposes. Keith Vaz, Leicester East MP, said he would be raising Ms Mohamud's case in his capacity as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. "I have the head of Border Force in front of my committee on Tuesday and will definitely ask about this," he said.

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  • Report: Team plane incident was final straw for Quinton Coples with Jets

    A first-round pick four years ago, Coples was abruptly released this week.

    Shutdown Corner