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'Food insecurity' a problem in parts of Canada

According to a new report, about 1.1 million Canadians say they didn't have enough food in 2012 with households in Nunavut suffering most.

  • Ignoring pilot and passengers' screams, Germanwings co-pilot deliberately destroyed plane

    Andreas Lubitz's "intention (was) to destroy this plane," Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said, laying out the horrifying conclusions French investigators reached after listening to the final minutes of Tuesday's Flight 9525 from the plane's black box voice data recorder. The inquiry is instead focusing on the co-pilot's "personal, family and professional environment" to try to determine why he did it, Robin said. The prosecutor said Lubitz did not say a word as he manually set the plane on an eight-minute descent into the craggy French mountainside that pulverized the plane.

    The Canadian Press
  • Woman follows wild lynx around outside mall in Terrace Bay, Ont. and calls it kitty

    This could be the ultimate cat video. A northern Ontario woman who came upon a wild lynx outside her shop captured the encounter on video and posted it to YouTube, drawing both awe and ridicule from online commentators. Beth-Ann Colebourne, 31, says the chance meeting happened Tuesday evening outside her nail salon in Terrace Bay, Ont., about 225 km east of Thunder Bay in northern Ontario. Colebourne says she didn’t feel threatened by the animal and made sure she gave it room to get away, but her calls of “Kitty, kitty, kitty” and “What’s up buddy, what are you doing?” had some commentators questioning her sanity.

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  • St. John's woman finds long 'snake-like critter' in almond milk

    Wanita Bates said she was clearing space in her refrigerator last weekend, and decided to toss out the last quarter of the carton of almond milk on its best-before date. "To me, for all intents and purposes, it looks like a snake-like critter," she said. Both the maker, California-based Blue Diamond, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency plan to pick up samples for testing.

    CBC
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's back for high-octane, blockbuster hopeful 'Terminator: Genisys"

    With four films (two great, two questionable), over $1 billion in box office receipts, and a jumbled time-travel mythology, "Terminator: Genisys" is taking the elements of James Cameron's 1984 original and twisting them a bit to create an entirely new timeline. Key cast members, including Schwarzenegger, were also made available — all to help generate early buzz for what the studio hopes will be a bona fide summer blockbuster. Seated on a massive couch next to his three new co-stars, Schwarzenegger seemed glad to be back.

    The Canadian Press
  • Transit sex assaults result in arrest of 2 men

    On March 2nd, a passenger on the number 33 bus travelling from the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station to UBC noticed a woman whose leg and thigh were being groped, Transit Police spokeswoman Ann Drennan said in a statement Thursday. Police stopped the bus in the 2200 block of West 16 Avenue and arrested a 57-year-old man with no previous record. In the second incident, a woman travelling on SkyTrain at the Marine Drive Station said she felt her buttocks being groped from behind and turned and yelled at the perpetrator.

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  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

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  • Christina Hendricks Ignores Dress Code in Emerald Green Dress (With a Surprise Twist!) at Mad Men Premiere

    To premiere the final seven episodes of Mad Men at the Black & Red Ball in L.A. on Wednesday, March 25, Christina Hendricks not only broke the dress code, but also stunned in a dress with a fun twist: Its skirt was removable! While her costars, January Jones and Kiernan Shipka, kept to the night's color theme, Hendricks, 39, opted to walk the red carpet in an emerald-hued statement Zac Posen dress. Since wrapping filming on Mad Men, which required her to keep her hair red, Hendricks has been able to return to her flaxen-haired roots.

    Us Weekly
  • How Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit

    Killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz used this safety system designed after the 9/11 terror attacks to crash the Germanwings Airbus after his captain took a toilet break leaving him alone on the flight deck.

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  • New Ontario real estate rules to take some of the nuttiness out of bidding wars

    It’s tough to know how often this happens, but with interest rates still rock-bottom and bidding wars turning post-war bungalows into million-dollar properties, the Ontario government is bringing in new rules to crack down on unethical real estate agents that try to pump up housing prices with “phantom” offers. “It’s all in the context of these bidding wars, and the idea is a potential buyer knowing ‘am I in competition, and how many people am I in competition with?’” says Bruce Matthews, deputy registrar of the Real Estate Council ofOntario (RECO), which oversees real estate agents and is responsible for enforcing the new rules. Matthews says misleading a bidder as to the number or existence of rivals is already against the rules, but that the new standards will essentially force realtors to keep better records that can then be used to confirm that a purchase was above board.

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  • Jenelle Evans Says She Weighs 108 Pounds: What Are the Teen Mom 2 Star's Weight Loss Secrets?

    Evans and her fiancé Nathan Griffith welcomed their son Kaiser back in June, and she slipped back into a bikini soon after. “Had an amazing day with the kids! Weather was simply amazing and they loved taking a walk on the pier!” Evans tweeted on March 21 along with a series of photos of baby Kaiser and her older son Jace, 5.

    Us Weekly
  • Kayla Bourque, animal killer, arrested for breach of probation

    Notorious animal killer Kayla Bourque has been arrested in Vancouver for allegedly breaching the conditions of her probation surrounding her use of the internet. According to court documents, Bourque was arrested after allegedly accessing social networking sites and possessing a computer or device capable of accessing the internet. Under the terms of her probation, Bourque is only allowed to access the internet to look for work.

    CBC
  • Dean Smith left $200 to all his ex-players for 'a dinner out'

    Michael Jordan's next dinner out will be the rare time when someone else picks up the check.   North Carolina basketball's wealthiest alum received the same gift from Dean Smith as every other former varsity letterman who played for the legendary Tar

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  • Canadian airlines will now have two crew members in cockpits at all times

    Canadian airlines and the federal government moved swiftly on Thursday to tighten security policies after it was revealed the pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps this week was locked outside the cockpit. French investigators concluded that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane, killing all 150 people on board and several Canadian carriers, including Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat quickly announced that all flights would have two people in the cockpit at all times. Air Canada and WestJet said it was a change in policy while Air Transat admitted it did not have any policy in place.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Cousin Jerod Speaks Out After Arrest, Wants World to "Uplift Auntie Whitney's Greatest Love of All"

    Following his Monday arrest, Jerod Brown shared yet another Facebook post on Wednesday, Mar. 25, about his cousin Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains in a medically induced coma. "I'm so glad to see Bobbi Kristina is loved by you all!!!" Jerod, 27, wrote of his cousin, 22. "Its good to know the world can be unified and uplift Auntie Whitney's Greatest Love of All at this time," he wrote.

    Us Weekly
  • Nurses shouldn't have to draw blood in ER, says union president

    The president of the Newfoundland and Labrador nurses' union is criticizing a directive given to nurses that they now have to start collecting blood at a hospital in St. John's. Eastern Health recently decided that nurses will now draw blood from patients at St. Clare's emergency department — work that was previously done by medical laboratory assistants. Debbie Forward said she's all for finding efficiency in the health care system, but that placing non-nursing duties on her members is unacceptable.

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  • Calgary beer matriarch Manjit Minhas joins Dragons' Den

    The CEO of Calgary's Minhas Micro Brewery is the newest dragon in the den. Manjit Minhas, 34, is one of three entrepreneurs joining the new season of the CBC reality TV show. Dragons have to put up their own money to back the ideas pitched on the show.

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  • Details of victims in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf

    The victims included two babies, schoolchildren going home from an exchange visit, a pair of acclaimed German opera singers and a member of an Argentine rock band, three generations of the same family, a vacationing mother and son, a recently married couple, people on business trips and others going home. Germanwings said 144 passengers and six crew members were on board its plane that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. The students and their teachers were returning from an exchange program in Spain.

    The Canadian Press
  • Filipino fast food chain Jollibee is officially coming Canada

    Fast food connoisseurs in Canada are abuzz this week over the news that yet another foreign restaurant chain will soon be setting up shop in our home and native land. Oft-hailed as "the McDonald's of the Phillippines," Jollibee is well-known around the world for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, peach-mango pie and "Chickenjoy" fried chicken. CFO of the Jollibee Foods Corp. YsmaelBaysa confirmed during an interview at the Phillipine Investment Forum on Tuesday that his company would soon be opening its first Canadian location.

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  • Benoit's Cove man defends Facebook posts about Sgt. Tim Buckle

    Junior McCarthy filed a statement of defence on Wednesday, less than a week after Sgt. Tim Buckle of Corner Brook filed a suit claiming McCarthy made false and damaging comments about him on McCarthy's Facebook page. The statements by McCarthy were made in the comments section on his Facebook page, in which McCarthy said Buckle should lose his job.

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  • Mini-Beyoncé, 4, Has the Most Badass Dance Moves Ever

    One little girl proved she was fresher than everyone on Earth with this killer dance performance set to Bey's "7/11" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Heaven, who has appeared on the show before, showed off her Beyhive-worthy moves with her mom, choreographer Tianne King.

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