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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Quebec man charged for not giving up phone password at border

    A law professor in Halifax says the case of a Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials raises a new legal question in Canada. The accused, 38-year-old Alain Philippon of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., refused to divulge his smart phone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search. Rob Currie is the director of the Law and Technology Institute at the Schulich School of Law.

    CBC
  • Kelly Clarkson Won't Be Fat Shamed, Tells British Twitter Troll "I'm Awesome"

    Clarkson, who gave birth to her first child River Rose in June last year, appeared on the British TV programme The Graham Norton Show in February, and renowned criticizer (and also the so-called Most Hated Woman in Britain) Katie Hopkins decided she had the right to comment on the singer's appearance. "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? "Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago.

    Us Weekly
  • Bell blames Manitoba customer for not noticing billing error

    Jeremy Bender wishes he’d paid more attention to his. The Birds Hill, Man. man says he recently realized he’d been  paying $15 a month for a PVR that he was told was included free-of-charge when he signed a two-year subscriber contract with Bell in April 2013. “Yeah, I should have caught it,” Bender said in an interview, acknowledging he should have read the bill more closely.

    CBC
  • Alberta wages almost 25% higher than Canadian average

    Wages have been frozen. Public sector workers, like teachers and nurses, are on high alert as the provincial government makes increasingly loud noises about reopening their contracts to cut pay. According to Statistics Canada numbers out last week, the average weekly wage in Alberta was $1,163 last year, 23 per cent higher than the national average.

    CBC
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

    Daniel von Bargen, the talented character actor perhaps best known for playing George Costanza’s imbecilic boss Mr. Kruger during the last season of Seinfeld, has died. Von Bargen, who also stood out as Commandant Edwin Spangler on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, died Sunday after a long illness, his friend, actor Bob Colonna, said. In February 2012, von Bargen was seriously injured when he shot himself in the temple in an apparent suicide attempt, distraught because he had been battling diabetes and was set to have two toes removed.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Embarrassment For Prince At Elephant Sanctuary

    Prince William's trip to China has ended with embarrassment after he visited an animal sanctuary where elephants are forced to perform for tourists nearby. At the same moment that the Prince was being photographed with an elephant, others were waiting in enclosures less than a mile away with their legs shackled. The Prince is in Yunnan Province on the last leg of his tour of China.

    Sky News
  • The apps Edward Snowden recommends to protect your privacy online

    There are a host of free, easy-to-use apps and programs that can help protect your privacy online, and if everybody uses them it can provide a sort of "herd immunity" said Edward Snowden in a live video chat from Russia on Wednesday. Snowden appeared via teleconference in an event hosted by Ryerson University and Canadian Journalists For Expression, to launch the CJFE's online database that complies all of the publicly released classified documents the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor leaked. In response to a Twitter question,Snowden expanded on what tools he recommends for privacy. "You need to ensure your communications are protected in transit," said Snowden.

    CBC
  • These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

    Goldman Sachs has a major presence in the building, as do some huge hedge funds. As is increasingly common in New York City's luxury towers, many of the owners at 15 Central Park West have shielded their identities by using LLCs and trusts to buy their apartments. The paperback version of "House of Outrageous Fortune" will be released on March 10.

    Business Insider
  • Buffalo Airways pitches on-time, no-bumping cargo flights to Kitikmeot

    N.W.T.-based Buffalo Airways has begun offering on-time cargo shipment for customers in western Nunavut fed up with having their freight bumped on other carriers. The airline made its first cargo flight to Cambridge Bay on Wednesday with a mix of freight on board.

    CBC
  • Cyclist Christopher Beaulieu killed while training south of Edmonton

    A cyclist training for an upcoming bicycle tour was killed Monday, Feb. 23 when he was struck on a rural road near Leduc. Christopher Beaulieu, 21, was riding on Range Road 252 near Highway 19 at around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a small pickup truck. Beaulieu was an experienced cyclist who always rode with bike lights, Michael Kalmanovitch with the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society said in a news release.

    CBC
  • McGill University gym women-only hours proposal causes uproar

    A proposal by two McGill law faculty students to have women-only hours at the downtown campus gym is causing an uproar at the Montreal university. When student Soumia Allalou, 23, decided to get back into shape, she contacted the university's gym and asked when women-only hours were.

    CBC
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

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  • Muslim Canadians worry about effects of anti-terror talk

    Mawla and fellow young Muslims know Canadians’ safety in the era of ISIS is about to become a ballot-box issue and they're nervous, not necessarily about terrorism, but about hate and suspicion. "I would ask him to to take it easy with the words ‘Islam’ and ‘terrorism’ and scaring people that there are jihadis or terrorists among us,” says Assma Galuta, a university student who conceived the "Give me a hug" project and hopes one day to do humanitarian work abroad. The changes she has witnessed in Canada have been swift and at times cruel.

    CBC
  • Toronto media fallout; future of Thornton and Marleau in SJ; Doan on Coyotes (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • In spite of all the odd stuff that happened with Toronto yesterday the Maple Leafs picked up a victory against the Florida Panthers, and it was a rare road win. • Doug Wilson says he will never ask Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau to waive their no-trade clauses.

    Puck Daddy
  • Why has the Nobel Peace Prize chairman been demoted?

    For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman. Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, less than a year into his presidency. The European Union was recognised three years later, when the eurozone crisis threatened to rip it apart. China was outraged at the decision.

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  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

    Puck Daddy