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VE DAY: 70TH ANNIVERSARY

VIDEO: Harper honours vets at ceremony in Netherlands

Doing the right thing comes with a price that must be paid, the PM says at an event marking the 70th anniversary of Europe's liberation.

  • Born under gender-equal succession rules, but life won't be a fairytale for UK's new princess

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

    The Canadian Press
  • Get ready for a (short-lived) 85-cent Canadian dollar

    From the economy to politics to corporate earnings, this is a big week for financial markets. It begins today with a handful of first-quarter corporate results, and then gathers steam, climaxing with duelling jobs reports in Canada and the United States on Friday.

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  • Alberta election: get-out-the-vote operations will be key, strategist says

    The key to victory for whichever party wins Tuesday's provincial election will be its ability to get out the vote, a political strategist says. Having the resources and organization to get likely supporters to the polling stations will be especially vital in battleground Calgary, said Stephen Carter, who was behind Naheed Nenshi's first mayoralty campaign and later served as Alison Redford's chief of staff.

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  • True North to make 'major AHL announcement'

    It was announced in March that the Jets' American Hockey League affiliate, currently known as the St. John's IceCaps, will relocate from Newfoundland and Labrador to the Manitoba capital for the 2015-16 season. The press conference is set for 11 a.m. CT. The last time the AHL franchise was in Winnipeg, the team was called the Manitoba Moose. During their 15-year tenure in Winnipeg (1996-2011), the Moose captured two division championships and a conference championship.

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  • ‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

    Scott Keyes is an expert when it comes to getting the best possible price for airline tickets. The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books “How To Fly For Free” and “How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free. When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his favorite hacks for getting cheap flights was taking advantage of "throwaway tickets," something that many fliers have never even heard of before.

    Business Insider
  • A host of stars attend Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao's boxing bout

    Having already been dubbed the 'Fight of the Century', Saturday night's Las Vegas boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao quickly became not only a showdown between two of today's most celebrated fighters, but also a testament to stars' true celebrity status.

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  • Isis has claimed responsibility for Garland shooting in Texas

    A senior FBI official has identified one of the Garland gunmen as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation.

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  • Deadly Thai Accident

    Sat, May 2:A BC family is finding themselves in a very costly jam. Their son and brother got into a deadly accident just hours after landing in Thailand. Now his relatives are scrambling to get him home -- while also compensating the victims. Jordan Armstrong has details.

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  • Brandon Prust rips official Brad Watson for alleged on-ice comments

    Brandon Prust might as well just write the NHL a blank check (or cheque) now because he's about to be out of some money. Following Montreal's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay, the excitable forward was quite vocal in his criticism of veteran referee Brad Watson, and the way the official reacted to Prust's actions in the final two minutes of the game. In the post-game scrum, he unleashed on referee Brad Watson.

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  • This Hack For Hiding an Ugly AC Unit Is Genius! (3 photos)

    If you have a love-hate relationship with your wall-unit AC, this clever camouflaging tip will change your life. Mara from Design Evolving figured out a way to eliminate this megaeyesore while still reaping the cooling benefits. Her secret? A creative

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  • The Adventures of Miley Cyrus's Armpit Hair Part II: The Pink Dye Job

    A quick refresher in case you’re late to the party: A few weeks ago the Internet erupted when Miley Cyrus posted a photo of her grown-out armpit hair on Instagram. Since then, she’s been pretty quiet on the underarm front — giving social media only a couple subtle glimpses of her pit-uation.

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  • Net loss! Dragon forced to tear up tennis court hidden on giant estate

    When you’ve got a sprawling 200-acre home in the country, finding room for a tennis court doesn’t usually present too many problems. There has even been speculation that his error only came to light when eagle-eyed staff spotted the court nestled in a wood thanks to an aerial shot on Google Earth.

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  • Wynne’s green scheme could deal massive blow to Ontario and Canada

    Ontario’s Green Energy Act offered so-called “feed-in rates” almost four times existing electricity rates for wind and more than 10 times for solar power. Like bees to honey, wind and solar companies rushed in.

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  • Everest climbing season likely over as Sherpas refuse to rebuild route destroyed by avalanche

    Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at Nepal's Mountaineering Department, said the Sherpas informed the office on Monday that they were not going to rebuild the route because of safety and time reasons.

    The Canadian Press
  • Wal-Mart laid off 2,200 workers, then told them to avoid chocolate and alcohol

    Wal-Mart abruptly closed five stores earlier this month and laid off more than 2,200 employees in the process. The company said it closed the stores because of severe plumbing problems that, in addition to other potential upgrades, could take as long as six months to fix. Wal-Mart denies those claims.

    Business Insider
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Update: Doctors Say Slim Chance Of Recovery For Aspiring Actress

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has remained unresponsive for over three months, has only a slim chance of recovery, neurological experts have reportedly claimed. The 22-year-old’s grandmother Cissy Houston had said last month that Bobbi Kristina’s condition might never improve, while her father, Bobby Brown, has said that she had shown signs of improvement. Changes in Bobbi Kristina’s condition may come more slowly and physical therapy would depend on her “level of consciousness,” Dr. Mark Liker, a neurosurgeon with Dignity Health’s Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California, told Extra TV. Some doctors also reportedly claimed that medical experts may be able to keep the aspiring actress in a relatively stable condition, but without any real progress.

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  • Missing Dutch skiers' dog Kimnik found alive in High Arctic

    Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were on a two-month scientific study of ice thickness north of Resolute Bay when they disappeared. An RCMP search and rescue effort was called off Thursday, with police saying the men likely drowned. RCMP spokeswoman Yvonne Niego said the territory's protection services stop at search and rescue, and recovery options for the pair's gear and dog were a "grey area," casting the fate of the animal, strapped to a sled in the High Arctic, into question.

    CBC
  • Five things to know about Ontario's controversial new sex-ed curriculum

    The Ontario government has updated the province's sexual-education curriculum, a move that's been applauded by some and opposed by others. What does the new curriculum look like? Grade 2 students will learn about the broad concept of consent by being told that no means no. Concepts of gender identity will be introduced in Grade 3.

    The Canadian Press
  • In Fort Providence, pension cheques mean visits for elders

    Every month, five of the seven elders at the seniors home get their old age pension cheques. Young people, most of them relatives, show up at the home the day the cheques arrive. They stay and drink with the seniors for a few days, until the booze and money is gone. For the few days it lasts, the elders have plenty of company. Gabriel Minoza, the home's former caretaker has watched the pattern repeat itself each month for the four years he's been there.

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  • How DOES an Avon lady earn £170,000 for a 20-hour week?

    It emerged last week that Gail Reynolds, a 43-year-old mother of three who left school without a single qualification, had pretty much hit the jobs jackpot.

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