• Mont Tremblant police search for woman following racist incident

    Police in Mont Tremblant are looking into allegations of racism at the ski hill. A Montrealer of Israeli origin and his children were waiting for the ski lift when a woman began to attack him verbally, said police spokesman Éric Cadotte.

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  • Grandmother’s hilarious real-estate photos go viral

    Yolie Ball and her husband are trying to sell their Florida home. When Ball’s daughter arrived to take some real-estate photos for the couple, 86-year-old Ball insisted on posing in some of them. Ball’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Makenzie Ball, found the photos so hilarious she posted them on Twitter where they went viral.

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  • Restaurant dress codes open to sexual discrimination complaints

    When server Andrea Mottu was required to wear a bikini top for a Hawaiian-themed event at the Vancouver nightclub where she worked, her boss didn’t expect her to show up in a turtleneck. Dress codes calling on serving staff to wear revealing attire have been a longstanding concern for some in the hospitality industry and drew more attention recently with the development of an Edmonton-based website, F.E.D.U.P. YEG (or Feminist Eatery Database — Undercover Project). The project, created by four University of Alberta students, aims to highlight sexism and other discrimination issues in the food services industry by collecting survey responses from restaurant customers and employees.

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  • Germanwings Crash: The Latest Chilling Details, Airline's New Statement

    On Monday, March 30, representatives for the airline and its parent company Lufthansa released a new statement about Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, failing to reach its destination of Düsseldorf, Germany after leaving Barcelona, Spain. Under a header reading "Our deepest sympathies," Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann, spokesman for Germanwings' executive board, wrote a statement about the tragedy. The official statement comes as further revelations about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz come to light.

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  • Corporate profit margins at 27-year high amid falling loonie, labour costs: CIBC

    CIBC World Markets says corporate profit margins hit a 27-year high in the fourth quarter and are likely to remain strong despite the recent softening in the economy due to the oil price shock. According to a new study released Tuesday, the average profit margin of all non-financial corporations rose to 8.2 per cent of sales in the fourth quarter of 2014. Furthermore, CIBC (TSX:CM) says the gap between non-energy profit margins and real GDP growth is about as large as in any non-recessionary period in the past 25 years.

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  • Ryan Phillippe: My Daughter Ava Freaks Out When People Think I'm Her Brother

    Forty’s the new twenty, according to people who spot Ryan Phillippe. The baby-faced star, who hit the big 4-0 in September, admitted to Variety he still gets “carded constantly.” And his youthful appearance isn’t only causing confusion at restaurants

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  • Ottawa man meets online classifieds buyers at police station

    An Ottawa man is asking potential buyers to meet him at the police station when selling high-priced items to strangers on classified websites, such as Kijiji and Craigslist. Vladimir Kostine said he started taking extra precautions with his expensive sale items, like his smartphone, after the charred remains of an Ancaster, Ont. man who was trying to sell his truck online were found in 2013. Kostine said he has had fewer responses to ads asking to meet at the police station — and he believes that means his extra precautions are having the desired effect.

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  • 'We're cashing in nest egg': Make the most of the pensions revolution

    The moment the new pension freedoms were unveiled, Graham Hadfield knew they were for him. The 57-year-old self-employed builder had never wanted to use an annuity to turn his retirement savings into an income for life. ‘The freedoms are brilliant.

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  • Five-year-old girl recognises missing dog in a dog meat stall 

    This is a nightmare moment for any dog owner: recognising their missing pets served in a roast shop. The unidentified girl is reported to be living in the countryside of northern Vietnam. Devastated: The little girl, who is believed to be living in northern Vietnam, finds her beloved pet 'Flower' already cooked outside a dog meat stall.

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  • Malaysian fish seller sentenced to death for killing 2 British medical students in Borneo

    A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island. Prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said the high court found Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, guilty of stabbing to death Aidan Brunger and Neil Gareth Dalton in Sarawak state last August. The defence failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the case," Muhamad Iskandar said.

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  • Justin Bieber Roast on Comedy Central: Funniest Jokes About the "King Joffrey" of Pop, Martha Stewart, and More!

    It's Justin Bieber's world and we're just living in it! Between the egging incident of 2014 and that one awkward time Justin declared his disdain for Bill Clinton and peed into a bucket (memories!), there's a lot about this world-famous pop star to make fun of. Nothing was off limits during Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber, where celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, and Ludacris tore into The Biebs. Picture this: Justin sitting pretty on stage while an audience watched him get eviscerated by a dais of roasters, including Shaquille O'Neal, Roast Host Kevin Hart, and even Martha Stewart.

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  • Air Canada plane was airborne again after initial impact at Halifax airport

    Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board spent Monday sifting through the debris of a plane crash in Halifax and documenting the site where the Air Canada flight touched down short of a runway before skidding to a stop, sending 25 people on board to hospital. "This kind of approach and landing accident is very much something that we pay very close attention to," said Mike Cunningham, the agency's regional manager of air investigations. The board is in the early stages of its investigation into the crash of AC624 and it is highlighting the fact that approach-and-landing accidents have been on its watch list of issues that pose the greatest risk to the country's transportation system.

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  • Temporary foreign workers: mass exodus expected after April 1

    A Calgary immigration lawyer says changes to the temporary foreign workers program could affect everyday Albertans as early as this week. You go to a Tim Hortons and all of sudden your lineup doubles," said ​Peter Wong of Caron & Partners LLP. April 1 is the day that permits expire for temporary foreign workers who have been in Canada for more than four years.

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  • Chip Wilson plans giant dock project at Point Grey but the joke's on irate neighbours

    Wilson posted a development notice on his property in the pricey Point Grey neighbourhood about his plans to build an 8,000-square-foot heliport dock. The development application states that the proposed heliport is permitted under the site's existing RS 2 zoning and was anticipated when the Point Grey Road bicycle lanes were rezoned. Billionaire Wilson is one of the richest men in British Columbia with his wealth built on yoga pants.

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  • Girl, four, eats 30 pots of Petits Filous yoghurt a day

    A fussy four-year-old girl refuses to eat anything other than Petits Filous- munching her way through 30 pots a day. The youngster won't touch chocolate, sweets or ice cream and even bursts into tears if she is offered an alternative brand.

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  • Future shop severance packages not up to snuff, says lawyer

    First Target said it would take a mulligan on the 133 stores it had opened in Canada, and then Future Shop welcomes its employees to work this past Saturday with notices telling 1,500 of them they’re out of a job. Now a group of workers turfed out by Best Buy’s decision to shut down its Future Shop stores say the severance cheques they were offered are too low, and not in line with Canadian labour practices. “What I discovered pretty much consistently amongst all the people that I’ve spoken to is that the offers were completely inadequate,” says Lior Samfiru, a labour lawyer retained to negotiate for higher packages for a number of former employees.

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  • Josh Murray Says He Doesn't Miss Ex-Fiancee Andi Dorfman: "It Just Doesn't Work"

    Josh Murray is seemingly over his relationship with ex-fiancée Andi Dorfman. The season 10 Bachelorette alum told E!’s Marc Malkin at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 29, that he doesn’t miss his former wife-to-be.

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  • Winnipeg man diagnosed with cancer 3 times believes in screening

    When Len Bueckert first retired in 2006, he thought he had escaped the odds. Both his mother and brother had been diagnosed with colon cancer in their 40s. He was in his 60s and cancer free.  "I'd dodged a bullet for 20 years," said Bueckert. 

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  • Identical twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight; White House sends congrats

    Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up launch morning without his usual moustache late last week.

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  • Canada, eh? What's your favourite uniquely Canadian word?

    Our uniquely Canadian vocabulary sets us apart from our American neighbours and other English-speaking countries.  No doubt you’ve had some quizzical looks when you say something like, 'Hey, I like your toque!’ when you're beyond Canadian borders.

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