Tories, NDP to release platforms as advance polls open

Harper says his party will focus on a 'low tax, balanced budget,' while Mulcair says he'll balance the budget in a year and invest in infrastructure.

  • Scientists in Antarctica are drinking so much at work that it’s causing brawls

    Turns out that Russian missile producers aren’t the only ones with problematic drinking habits. Scientists stationed in one of the most remote locations in the world are also turning to the bottle at inopportune times – namely, on the job.A safety audit conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) concluded that scientists, military personal, and civilians stationed at research facilities around the South Pole are causing concern with their drinking habits. The audit found that a host of violations, including one employee who was making his or her own alcoholic concoction. ...

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  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

    Three men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a downtown shooting, police said.

  • Couple Release A Bit TOO Much Information On Their Facebook Engagement Photo

    A woman who was so deliriously happy at getting engaged to her boyfriend didn’t check the Facebook photo before posting it - and let something MAJOR slip.

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  • Spider Bite Leaves Man Fighting For His Life As Flesh Starts To Rot

    Orlando Jimenez Jimenez (pictured above, before and after) was using an outside toilet in Islay when the arachnid fell on him and bit his left ear. The 31-year-old, nicknamed Chamo, was rushed to Honorio Delgado Espinoza hospital in Arequipa.

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  • Woman’s Facebook search for ‘stunning’ guy she met at nightclub ends in disaster

    After celebrating a night out for her birthday, a hairdressing student from Manchester, UK, took to Facebook to post a photo with the ‘stunning’ dude she met at a nightclub. Pippa McKinney’s attempt to find the stranger who she shared kisses and her number with quickly spread through Facebook.

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  • Jays sluggers Donaldson, Bautista leave playoff game with Rangers

    Losing the American League Division Series opener was bad enough for the Toronto Blue Jays. The good news for the Blue Jays is that the right hamstring issue that forced Jose Bautista from the game in the ninth inning was only a cramp. Far more uncertain is the severity of the injury to Josh Donaldson, who took a knee to the head in a collision at second base in the fourth inning.

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  • TTC rider charged after driver allegedly punched him over N-word

    A 60-year-old man has been charged with assault with a weapon — a golf umbrella — after a TTC bus driver allegedly punched him in the face this week for harassing him and calling him a n--ger. Jeniffer Sidhu, a Toronto police spokeswoman, confirmed the passenger was charged following the Tuesday incident. The driver has been suspended with pay, the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Canada said.

  • Disgusted Diner Shows What KFC's Ricebox Meal Actually Looks Like

    Can you tell which one is the advert and what was actually served up to a KFC customer?

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  • Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks Of Marriage

    The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. Islamic scholars are divided as to whether WhatsApp is actually a legal document, with some stating that the divorce should be carried out in person.

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  • Pensioner Reduced To Tears By Stranger Paying For His Shopping After He Forgot His Wallet

    An elderly man who forgot his wallet was reduced to tears by the kind-hearted stranger who offered to pay for his shopping. Retired police sergeant Arthur Bennett only realised he had no money on him when he go to the till in the Aldi store in Morecambe, Lancashire. Touched Arthur said the stranger had “restored his faith in humanity”.

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  • Coach Mike Babcock makes immediate impact on Maple Leafs according to Canadiens

    New head coach Mike Babcock has already changed the Toronto Maple Leafs. Babcock's positive impact on the Maple Leafs' style of play was evident in Wednesday's season opener, even though it was a 3-1 loss to Montreal. "Much tougher to play against," said Habs captain Max Pacioretty, who scored the game's opening goal and picked up his second of the night with an empty netter.

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  • Selena Gomez's Lupus Battle

    Selena Gomez has come forward with a personal health battle – she has lupus.

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  • Possible link found between Alzheimer's disease and oral infections

    A new report shows there is a possible link between late-onset Alzheimer's disease and oral infections.

  • Man with Volkswagen TDI stuck with car, brain tumour

    Fri, Oct 9: Matthew Buccieri of Toronto has a brain tumour, which means he can't drive - and a Volkswagen TDI diesel he can't easily sell. As Sean O'Shea reports, VW's diesel scandal means the value of his nearly-new car has diminished by almost 50 per cent.

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  • The McDonald's of the future (8 photos)

    Heading towards its 50th anniversary in 2017, McDonald's Canada unveiled the next chapter of its brand transformation. From menu changes to uniform makeovers, this is the new version of your favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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  • Five Hells Angels members freed, trial cut short as judge calls out Crown

    A trial for five Hells Angels on murder and conspiracy charges ended abruptly Friday after the judge ordered a halt to the proceedings because the Crown dragged its feet in the disclosure of evidence. The five men — all members of the biker gang's Sherbrooke chapter — were ordered released mid-trial by Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton. Claude Berger, Yvon Tanguay, Francois Vachon, Sylvain Vachon and Michel Vallieres were arrested in 2009 under a widespread police sweep against the biker gang dubbed Operation SharQc.

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  • ‘Carmageddon’: China’s 50-lane traffic jam is every driver’s worst nightmare

    The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week. As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • How a Trudeau-Mulcair Alliance Could Supplant Harper in Canada

    The most likely outcome of Canada’s Oct. 19 election is a minority parliament, a result that may foster an alliance between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats, the two main rivals to Prime Minister  Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. Whether such an alliance can last, and stave off a quick return to the polls, depends on the two opposition parties finding common ground. Although the Liberals and NDP differ on many key issues, here are the major files on which they agree, and which could be among the first efforts of a joint government. Democratic Reform The Liberals and NDP are committed to changing how elections are run in Canada by ending “first-past-the-post,” a system

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  • Lake Winnipeg a lost cause thanks to zebra mussels, expert warns

    It's too late now to save Lake Winnipeg from an infestation of zebra mussels, a Manitoba water scientist says. The small, filter-feeding mussels, which reproduce aggressively, were first spotted in Lake Winnipeg's algae-ridden waters in October 2013. Despite efforts by the Manitoba government to control the problem, in part by dumping tonnes of liquid potash into the lake last year, the invasive species has become prolific.

  • Angelina Jolie in ‘Beowulf’ (1 photos)

    Angelina Jolie in ‘Beowulf’

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