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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Quebec man charged for not giving up phone password at border

    A law professor in Halifax says the case of a Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials raises a new legal question in Canada. The accused, 38-year-old Alain Philippon of St. Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, refused to divulge his smart phone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search. Rob Currie is the director of the Law and Technology Institute at the Schulich School of Law.

    CBC
  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

    Daniel von Bargen, the talented character actor perhaps best known for playing George Costanza’s imbecilic boss Mr. Kruger during the last season of Seinfeld, has died. Von Bargen, who also stood out as Commandant Edwin Spangler on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, died Sunday after a long illness, his friend, actor Bob Colonna, said. In February 2012, von Bargen was seriously injured when he shot himself in the temple in an apparent suicide attempt, distraught because he had been battling diabetes and was set to have two toes removed.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Edward Snowden says Canadian spying has weakest oversight in Western world

    U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden says Canada has one of the "weakest oversight" frameworks for intelligence gathering in the Western world. Snowden made the comments during a teleconference discussion hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Ryerson School of Journalism, moderated by CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti.

    CBC
  • Cyclist Christopher Beaulieu killed while training south of Edmonton

    A cyclist training for an upcoming bicycle tour was killed Monday, Feb. 23 when he was struck on a rural road near Leduc. Christopher Beaulieu, 21, was riding on Range Road 252 near Highway 19 at around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a small pickup truck. Beaulieu was an experienced cyclist who always rode with bike lights, Michael Kalmanovitch with the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society said in a news release.

    CBC
  • Youth shoots himself outside school in Saskatchewan hamlet

    A tiny francophone community in Saskatchewan is reeling after a youth fatally shot himself outside the local school. RCMP said Wednesday morning an initial investigation has revealed that a boy under the age of 18 died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside of École St. Isidore in the hamlet of St. Isidore-de-Bellevue.

    CBC
  • These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

    Goldman Sachs has a major presence in the building, as do some huge hedge funds. As is increasingly common in New York City's luxury towers, many of the owners at 15 Central Park West have shielded their identities by using LLCs and trusts to buy their apartments. The paperback version of "House of Outrageous Fortune" will be released on March 10.

    Business Insider
  • Muslim Canadians worry about effects of anti-terror talk

    Mawla and fellow young Muslims know Canadians’ safety in the era of ISIS is about to become a ballot-box issue and they're nervous, not necessarily about terrorism, but about hate and suspicion. "I would ask him to to take it easy with the words ‘Islam’ and ‘terrorism’ and scaring people that there are jihadis or terrorists among us,” says Assma Galuta, a university student who conceived the "Give me a hug" project and hopes one day to do humanitarian work abroad. The changes she has witnessed in Canada have been swift and at times cruel.

    CBC
  • Iggy Azalea Was Happy to Lose Best Rap Album Grammy: "People Already Hate Me Enough"

    Iggy Azalea didn't want to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album, she revealed in a new interview with Power 106, explaining "people already hate me enough" -- read her quotes

    Us Weekly
  • Why has the Nobel Peace Prize chairman been demoted?

    For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman. Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, less than a year into his presidency. The European Union was recognised three years later, when the eurozone crisis threatened to rip it apart. China was outraged at the decision.

    BBC News q
  • Report: Wilt Chamberlain may have fathered a child in 1964

    Aaron Levi, a 50-year old artist from San Francisco who stands 6-5, claims that he is Chamberlain’s son. In an interview with Gary Pomerantz, Levi describes a one-night affair between Wilt and Levi’s possibly alcohol-besotted biological mother, who later gave her son up for adoption. In his email to me, Levi said that after he finally identified a British woman as his biological mother, she told him that he was conceived in a one-night stand with Chamberlain in San Francisco in 1964.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Pregnant Jessica Biel Celebrates 33rd Birthday With Justin Timberlake: Details!

    Next year she'll have a little one to spoil her! Mom-to-be Jessica Biel celebrated her 33rd birthday with husband Justin Timberlake and a close-knit group of friends in L.A. on Tuesday, Mar. 3, Us Weekly can confirm. The celebrity stylist invited Biel's loved ones for a small dinner at her Hancock Park home, an insider tells Us. Guests gathered in the dining room and it "was simple the way Jessica wanted it," the source says.

    Us Weekly
  • Port Metro Vancouver fire: What you need to know

    Health authorities say trichloroisocyanuric acid, which can be used as an industrial disinfectant, was burning at the container terminal. Vancouver fire department had closed off a portion of the downtown area while the heavy smoke billowed from the container fire. A spokesperson for Vancouver Coastal Health described the acid as a "respiratory irritant," that irritates eyes and lungs, but is only dangerous in large amounts.

    CBC
  • Vancouver real estate shifting to first sellers' market in 4 years

    The latest real estate numbers for Vancouver confirm what agents and buyers have been noticing: it's been a hot winter, and shifting toward a sellers' market. In February, Metro Vancouver home sales were up 20.2 per cent compared to the 10-year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. "This is a very, very strong February, stronger than normal," said board president Ray Harris. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board called last month its busiest February since 2007.

    CBC
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. According to a TMZ report, Ribeiro’s former nanny is suing the Nashville center and his wife for more than $1 million for an incident that happened in 2012. The woman also claims ... after the alleged incident, Mike's wife verbally attacked her.

    Puck Daddy
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

    MarketWatch q
  • This $1.9 million Koenigsegg hybrid hypercar is here to terrify Ferrari and Porsche

    (Koenigsegg ) The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 have proven that hybrid technology is no longer the exclusive territory of ecologically conscious Prius drivers. Which is truly fitting since Regera means "to reign" in Swedish.  And Koenigsegg certainly demands a king's ransom for the car which according to Yahoo Autos is an astonishing $1.9 million. Under the Regera's hood lurks a 1,100-horsepower, 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that in and of itself is good enough to make the car one of the most potent hypercars in the world.

    Business Insider
  • What happened to Marshall Henderson? He's playing basketball in Iraq

    Two years after his prolific shooting and trash-talking, jersey-popping, renegade attitude made him one of college basketball's most electrifying – and polarizing – players, Marshall Henderson now leads a much more humble professional existence. The former Ole Miss star hears gunshots from time to time in the city. Henderson is about as far away from his NBA dream as possible, and yet he finds himself in a much better place personally while playing in Iraq.

    Yahoo Sports