Higher voter turnout for advance polls: Elections Canada

The opening day of advance polls brought out a big increase in the number of voters casting ballots ahead of Oct. 19.

  • Taylor Renwick, 20, died in crash on way home for Thanksgiving

    Taylor Renwick's family is devastated after the 20 year old was killed in a head-on collision about 100 kilometres west of Winnipeg over the weekend. "Taylor loved what she loved with all her heart," Renwick's sister Danielle Lewis said. RCMP said a 27-year-old Winnipeg driver slammed into Renwick's vehicle on Highway 2 over the weekend, about two kilometres east of St. Claude, Man.

  • This Teacher Stripped in Front of Her Students, but It's Not What You Think

    Teachers will do just about anything to get their students' attention these days. As as result of growing up in the smartphone era, Gen Z-ers only have eight-second attention spans, so sometimes teacher (and parents) have to go to extremes. Debby Heerkens, a seventh-grade biology teacher at the Groene Hart Rijnwoude school in the Netherlands, did just that when she began a lesson about how our bodies work. To the shock of her students, she stood up on her desk and stripped off her clothes, revealing a full Spandex bodysuit that accurately illustrated every muscle and organ in the body. She then stripped again, revealing another full Spandex bodysuit that outlined where all of our bones are located.

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  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

    Three men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a downtown shooting, police said.

  • Blue Jays pitching strategy works in Texas win but doesn't seem that popular

    The Blue Jays are headed back to Toronto, alive and most certainly kicking after a second straight win in Texas. Backed by early Josh Donaldson, Chris Colabello and Kevin Pillar home runs, R.A. Dickey and David Price combined for 7 2/3 innings as Toronto defeated the Texas Rangers 8-4 to tie their American League Division Series at two games apiece.

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  • Navy SEAL reveals 10 steps to survive a mass shooting

    What the hell is wrong with us? Seriously, what is happening to the fabric of our society? How do we explain the fact that a small fraction of a certain subset of our society—young, often socially isolated males—now find it to be a valid course of action to use a weapon to murder as many people as possible before turning the gun on themselves or perishing in a hail of police bullets? I have no idea. I have no answers. I do not think “the availability of guns” is the answer, for one, though certainly it is one part of the possible solution. I do not think that the media’s tendency, at least in the past, to pore over and report on the various personality traits and manifestos of past shooters,

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  • Salma Hayek: Pay Gap Is 'Criminal'

    Salma Hayek Pinault has a message for the world: women deserve equality – especially when it comes to salaries. "This is a problem that is in every single industry," Salma told press on the red carpet at Variety's Power of Women luncheon in Los Angeles on Friday. Once inside the event, where she was honored for her work with the Chime for Change women's empowerment project (which she co-founded with Beyonce and Gucci), Salma gave a powerful, stirring speech about the mistreatment of women and the courageous leadership of today's females.

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    Jim Carrey and Cathriona White (FameFlynet)

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  • Indecent exposure leads to changes at Flames Community Arenas

    Fri, Oct 9: The Flames Community Arenas is making some big changes. It's dropping a program run by the Alberta government after a man allegedly exposed himself to a girl in the change room. Jayme Doll reports.

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  • Student charged over his mac and cheese meltdown in food court apologizes, says he's ashamed

    A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized. Luke Gatti acknowledged in a 2 1/2-minute video posted online that he was drunk and said he was ashamed of his behaviour. Gatti, a 19-year-old freshman from Bayville, New York, was due in court Tuesday on charges of breach of peace and criminal trespass stemming from his Oct. 4 outburst at the university's student union food court in Storrs, where the university is based.

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  • Chinese Man Eats So Much Fatty Food His Blood 'Turned Oily And Yellow'

    It’s claimed that the man, who is in his 40s and called Liu, consumed an extremely oil-rich diet during recent holidays. Liu was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatitis, which was believed to have been brought on by his high-fat, high-protein diet. Liu’s blood test was released by the hospital and published as a warning to other citizens, it’s claimed.

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  • Changes proposed for rental, strata laws in B.C.

    The provincial government is proposing several changes to the laws governing renters and strata property owners in B.C. The proposed changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would allow renters to break a lease if fleeing from violence or heading into long-term care. Current laws mean that renters can't leave without the landlord's permission, or they face a financial penalty.

  • 'Lady Marmalade' 3.0 With Miley?!

    Voulez-vous coucher avec Rita, Miley, Charli and Iggy?

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  • Apple’s luxury watch will become obsolete: Tag Heuer CEO

    Switzerland’s luxury watch industry is making a leap from the traditional to win customers back from disruptors like Apple, TAG Heuer's CEO told CNBC.

  • The leader of al Qaeda described what ISIS needs to do, or else it'll be 'crushed in the shadows'

    Long before militants rampaged across the Middle East to seize territory and declare an Islamic "caliphate," the leader of al Qaeda had an ominous warning for the head of the terror group that's now known as ISIS. In 2005, Ayman al-Zawahiri wrote a letter of advice to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was then the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the predecessor of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Zawahiri was concerned that AQI, a Sunni terror group, was alienating Sunnis in Iraq by attacking Shia civilians. He advised Zarqawi to seek popular support from Sunnis in the country and slowly "develop" and "consolidate" an Islamic "emirate" until it grew to "the level of the caliphate" only after

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  • Canadian unemployment rate hits 1-1/2-year high ahead of election

    By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada added jobs in September but the unemployment rate rose to its highest level since February 2014, adding to a string of woes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the final days of a neck-and-neck race to the federal election. The employment numbers, the last major piece of economic data before the Oct. 19 ballot, showed job creation failed to keep up with the growing workforce. Harper's ruling Conservatives have campaigned on their economic management in turbulent times, but a rise in the unemployment rate gave opponents a chance to attack.

  • Historic Henry V Warship 'Holy Ghost' Found At Bottom Of Hampshire River After 600 Years

    A warship built for Henry V that helped him wage war against France in the 15th century has been found buried in MUD at the bottom of an English river. The wreckage of the Holigost - or Holy Ghost - has been identified in the River Hamble in Hampshire, after it was spotted from an aerial photograph by historian Dr Ian Friel. It is situated in an area described as a medieval breaker’s yard, next to Henry’s flagship, the Grace Dieu, which was identified in the 1930s.

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  • Shia Breaks Silence After Arrest

    Shia LaBeouf has broken his silence following his arrest in Austin, TX on Friday.

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  • There Is An Actual Scientific Way To Cut Cake - And You’ve Been Doing It Wrong

    Everyone pretty much cuts the cake in the same way - but you’ve been doing it wrong for your entire life.

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  • The loonie's decline

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa, reports on the drop in the Canadian one dollar coin known as the Loonie.

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  • Out of the cave and onto Facebook - the life of a modern hermit

    By Neil Hall and Angus Berwick MARKET RASEN, England (Reuters) - Like any good hermit Rachel Denton rises early in the morning to tend to her vegetable garden, feed her chickens, and pray. Unlike other hermits, such as a man discovered in 2013 living in a wood in the United States having spent 27 years without any human contact, Denton has embraced the Internet age. "The myth you most often face as a hermit is that you should have a beard and live in a cave, none of which is me," she said, sat in her simple red-brick house near Market Rasen, a Lincolnshire village ringed by rolling green countryside.