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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.

  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oil leaps 5 percent, most in a month, on air strikes in Yemen

    Oil jumped about 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies. The Saudi military operation against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have driven Yemen's president from the capital Sanaa, has not affected oil facilities of major Gulf producers. Some analysts said the chance of an all-out proxy war between the Saudis and Iran looked remote.

    Reuters
  • Filing: Detroit girl says mother killed her siblings, made her put sister's body in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Rumer's 'DWTS' Inner-Beyonce

    Rumer Willis might soon have the unstoppable power of the Beyhive behind her in the ballroom with her latest confession on Access Hollywood Live ! "I try to just think about having a good time and I was trying to channel my inner-Beyonce real hard that night," she said of her "DWTS" debut that has many people calling her a frontrunner.

    Access Hollywood
  • Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

    Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers very different things. "It's confusing," says Ellie Topp, a professional home economist. "[The best before] date has nothing to do with the safety of the food. Here are five things you may not know about expiration and best before dates.

    CBC
  • Cancer treatment long wait a 'death sentence,' says B.C. patient Scott Dobbie

    A North Vancouver cancer patient is furious he's been told he's facing a four-week wait before he can start treatment, even though the BC Cancer agency says patients should be seen within two weeks. B.C.'s Health Minister Terry Lake says cancer patients should not have to wait more than two weeks for treatment. "When you have a situation when someone is waiting that long, it is a concern for us and I know that BC Cancer Agency is working hard to make sure that those cases are in fact seen much sooner than that," he said.

    CBC
  • 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
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • Kelly Rowland Reveals How She Lost 70 Pounds Four Months After Welcoming Son Titan

    Burning off the baby weight! Kelly Rowland put a lot of hard work into getting the post-baby body she has now. The singer revealed how she dropped a whopping 70 pounds just four months after welcoming her son Titan during an interview on Thursday, Mar. 26. Rowland slimmed down with the help of some great trainers.

    Us Weekly
  • 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
  • Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson Break Silence After Zayn Malik's Shocking Departure From One Direction

    Harry Styles and Liam Payne were back on Twitter late on Wednesday, March 25, addressing their fans for the first time since Zayn Malik's shocking departure from One Direction earlier in the day. As Us Weekly previously reported, Styles, 21, was videoed crying onstage during the performance. Styles' first post-Zayn tweet was an attempt to comfort and support One Direction's loyal (and devastated) fans following his former 22-year-old bandmate's decision to quit.

    Us Weekly
  • Maple Leafs look for positives in another loss in a season gone horribly wrong

    It's baby steps for the Maple Leafs these days when it comes to good news. The latest defeat — Toronto's seventh straight — came Thursday in a 4-1 setback at the hands of the Florida Panthers. Brandon Pirri scored twice and Robert Luongo made 24 saves as the Panthers (34-26-14) kept their slim playoff hopes alive while adding to the Leafs' seemingly endless misery.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man charged with beating girlfriend, drugging and raping another woman

    A 31-year-old Ottawa man is facing charges of drugging and raping a woman on the same day he allegedly assaulted his pregnant, live-in girlfriend, causing the pregnancy to end. In one incident — involving the man's pregnant, live-in girlfriend, according to a police source — the man is charged with aggravated assault, obstructing a police officer and breach of probation, court documents say. The source said the woman was pregnant, that the pregnancy had not yet reached full term, and that the fetus died inside the woman after the alleged assault.

    CBC
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • 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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  • The Cast Of "The Mighty Ducks": Then Vs. Now

    Still the greatest sports movie from the '90s.

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  • What To Do When You Feel Yourself Becoming A Shitty Person

    To read Laurel's first post on leaving her "perfect" NYC life, click here. It’s been four months since I moved to Cape Town, South Africa after leaving my "perfect" job in NYC, and I've had a lot of time to understand what kind of person I left behind: Not only did I feel shitty sometimes, I was on my way to becoming a pretty shitty person. If you read my first post, you know that when I left New York I was an anxious mess.

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  • PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi paid $19.1 million in 2014, up from $13.2 million

    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was given a pay package worth $19.1 million in 2014 after the snack-and-beverage maker said it met or beat its own financial targets for the year. It does not count changes in the present value of pension benefits.

    The Canadian Press