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.

  • Why Jay Leno felt like 'an idiot' buying his Tesla

    Jay Leno loves the horsepower of his new Tesla P90D, but buying it came at the expense of an embarrassing moment with Elon Musk.

    CNBC q
  • Mike Commodore rips Mike Babcock in angry Twitter rant

    Though Commodore’s language was scathing he apparently drew the line when comparing Babcock to Adolf Hitler.

    Puck Daddy
  • 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.

    Yahoo News
  • ‘This Has Ruined Me’: Cheater Exposed On Facebook Opens Up As He Attempts To Win Girlfriend Back

    Matty Steven’s face went viral when Pippa McKinney posted a picture of the pair kissing at a club in Manchester on Facebook as she attempted to track him down. Now the 22-year-old has admitted his “drunken kiss” with Pippa, but is doing his utmost to win Emily back. It was one single drunken kiss that obviously meant more to her than it ever did to me.

    Yahoo News
  • Barry Diller on Donald Trump: The billionaire CEO who says he'll leave country if Trump is elected

    What would media mogul Barry Diller do if Donald Trump is elected president? "I'll either move out of the country or join the resistance." But he's convinced he won't have to do either, saying he would take any bet that Trump will not be elected. "Truly, I'm not moving, and I don't think I'm joining the resistance," he said in an interview with Bloomberg. Diller is CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), the conglomerate of new media businesses from to The Daily Beast to Forbes estimates his net worth at $2.5 billion, while it puts Trump's wealth at $4.5 billion. Diller attributes Trump's success in the polls so far to the "a phenomenon of reality television as politics."

    CNN Money q
  • LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi says he was 'played' by Mike Richards

    In a moment of candor, Lombardi released a long statement to the Los Angeles Times, where he said Richards was caught in a “destructive spiral.”

    Puck Daddy
  • Shooting of Kentucky woman by husband in alleged mercy killing fuels right-to-die debate

    Virginia Chumbley was asleep when she was shot to death in her home. "I just shot my wife," Chris Chumbley told the Laurel County emergency operator. Chumbley, 50, was charged with murder, but last month, prosecutors reached a deal that would allow him to plead guilty to manslaughter.

    The Canadian Press
  • Thousands March in Amsterdam to Oppose TTIP Negotiations

    Thousands of people gathered in Amsterdam on October 10 to call for a halt in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The agreement proposes a free trade deal between the United States and the European Union. The protest in Amsterdam was held in conjunction with a similar protest in Berlin, where 50,000 people were expected to participate. Credit: YouTube/milieudefensie

  • Kitchener, Ont., arrow death: 5 facts about bows and arrows in Canada

    The death of Michael Gibbon, who was hit in the chest with an arrow on Monday morning on a Kitchener, Ont., street, has focused attention on the safety of a potentially deadly weapon. Waterloo Regional Police are treating Gibbon's death as a homicide, but don't know whether he was targeted. There are certain regulations governing bows and arrows in Canada.

  • Daughter of Scarborough man who died in Cuba questions resort's safety policies

    The daughter of a Scarborough man who died at a Cuban resort says she wants to know why an ambulance crew left her father's body on the beach for four hours and is questioning the medical attention lifeguards gave him. Sellviya Nicholas Anton last saw her father, Elvin, alive on the morning of Aug. 25, while the pair pushed themselves through a gruelling pool aerobics class. Within an hour, Sellviya Nicholas Anton was called to the beach to find lifeguards standing over her father.

  • Blue Jays frustrated by umpiring after 6-4 loss to Rangers in game 2 of ALDS

    Rally towels — given out to fans before the game — rained down on the field Friday after Toronto lost to the Rangers 6-4 in 14 innings and Texas took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series. The Rangers' winning run was Rougned Odor, who was singled home by Hanser Alberto. Odor may have been tagged out by Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the previous at bat.

    The Canadian Press
  • Items discarded at U.S.-Mexico border -

    (CNN)Hair brushes. Wallets. Snickers bars. Normally, such a collection of everyday items might spark little interest in the average person. When presented as part of the new "Sueno Americano Project," however, these seemingly mundane items become imbued with poignancy and drama. The photo project -- translated from Spanish as the "American Dream" -- shows objects found in trash cans by Tom Kiefer, who worked as a janitor and groundskeeper at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in Ajo, Arizona. The facility is located about 40 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and about 120 miles from California. "Those who have entered the U.S. illegally, their personal possessions and belongings too easily

    CNN q
  • Mysterious ‘dapper’ stranger  stepped in after woman was groped on bus

    Kaitlyn Regehr, who is studying at King’s College in London, England, was travelling home on the 207 bus towards Acton when a man “grabbed” her earlier this week. The 30-year-old woman took to Facebook to track down the mysterious “tall, dark and dapper” stranger, who stood up for her following the incident.

    Good News
  • Concerns Grow For Missing Hastings Teen Jordan Cooper

    Police are concerned about the whereabout of a teenage girl from Hastings, who went missing from her home yesterday afternoon. Jordan Cooper, 13, was meant to arrive home as agreed with her father at 5pm to their home in Malvern Way. Anyone who has seen Jordan is asked to dial 999 and ask for the police or email or phone 101 and quote serial 1106 of 06/10.

    Yahoo News
  • Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

    A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap. A preservationist group, the S.S. United States Conservancy, saved the vessel from being scrapped a few years ago. Its members are working with a developer to give the mothballed vessel a new life as a stationary waterfront real-estate development in New York City, the ship’s home port in her heyday. Their big dreams, however, now face a financial crisis: Short of money, the conservancy in recent days formally

    New York Times q
  • 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.

    Yahoo Finance Canada
  • Nicole Kidman's 'Loneliest Time'

    Nicole Kidman was on top of Hollywood's A-list after winning an Oscar in 2003, but the superstar says it was the "loneliest" time of her life. The Australian stunner had split from Tom Cruise two years before nabbing Best Actress honors for her role as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours, and opened up at the Women In the World summit in London on Friday about the personal struggles she faced following the high-profile divorce. Nicole said that becoming immersed in her characters helped her stay focused in the short-term, but it was the long-term lesson that proved the most profound.

    Access Hollywood
  • KFC Says ‘Sorry’ To Customer Whose Gravy Pot Told Her To F*** Off

    The one thing that could make a date at KFC worse than being on a date at KFC is your order telling you to f*** off - but that’s exactly what happened to Emma Sneesby.  

    Yahoo News
  • Harper defends government's choice to prioritize Christians and other minorities

    OTTAWA â Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says his government's policy of prioritizing certain refugees, primarily Christians and other religious minorities, isn't discriminatory. The government is merely prioritizing those Christians and other Muslim minorities â as opposed to Muslim Sunnis and Shiites â who are being targeted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Harper said this week. What Harper didn't mention, however, is that all the resettled refugee candidates Ottawa is considering are far from Islamic State's reach and are located in places like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    The Canadian Press