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As Sebastian Yanquelevech has brain surgery today for the second time, he wants people to replicate how his family have gotten through their struggles.

  • Interview: Shania Twain explains why her upcoming tour really will be her last

    TORONTO - During her two-year residency and revitalization in the desert, Shania Twain arrived at a crossroads that's familiar to many who venture to the Las Vegas Strip: she couldn't decide whether it was time to quit."I thought the Las Vegas show would

    The Canadian Press 30 mins ago
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall: Albertans not willing to take blame for fiscal fall

    Premier Jim Prentice has stirred up a whirlwind of anger by saying Albertans need to "look in the mirror" if they want to know who is responsible for the province's fiscal mess. NDP Leader Rachel Notley demanded Prentice and his four-decade-old Progressive Conservative government publicly apologize for "profoundly insulting" Albertans. Wildrose Opposition Leader Heather Forsyth also demanded Prentice apologize.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kim Kardashian Channels a Cowgirl at Paris Fashion Week, Stops Traffic in French Capital

    Yeehaw! Kim Kardashian had yet another look to showcase in Paris on Thursday, March. 5, this time a cowgirl-inspired gold fringed ensemble which she wore to the Balmain dinner which followed their show at Paris Fashion Week. The reality TV star had already created some fashion waves in Paris.

    Us Weekly
  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, ‘Rogue Pilot’ Seems Likeliest Theory

    The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday.

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  • Former Dalhousie students pitch it big on Dragons’ Den with innovative alcohol bottles

    Two-and-a-half years ago, then Dalhousie University student and hopeful entrepreneur Daniel Bartek could only dream of pitching his product idea on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Last April, that dream became reality when Bartek, along with his co-founders Cam McDonald and Bobby Besant, got the chance to pitch their new company, Sage Mixology, which sells uniquely bottled alcohol that separates booze from juice so customers can enjoy a fresh cocktail from the comfort of their own homes. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Bartek said Thursday, less than a week before the episode goes to air. “At the end of the day I think we held our ground really well,” Bartek recalled.

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  • No jail time for electronics store manager convicted of voyeurism

    Brian Cowie, 52, who ran the Source computer store in Carnduff, had pleaded guilty to seven counts of voyeurism in January. In court on Thursday, Cowie's lawyer Paul Elash said his client is overwhelmed by guilt and shame and is undergoing counselling. Elash asked for a suspended sentence, which would have meant probation.

    CBC
  • Harrison Ford’s Son Ben Gives ‘OK’ Status Update After Plane Crash

    Harrison Ford’s Son Ben Gives ‘OK’ Status Update After Plane Crash Harrison Ford's son Ben took to Twitter to share an update on his dad's condition!

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  • 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
  • Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors

    Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors Jamie Dornan stays serious while heading home after a session at the gym on Thursday (March 5) in London, England. According to the Daily Star, the 32-year-old…

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  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • IS 'bulldozes' Iraq ancient site

    Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi government officials say. The ministry of tourism says IS used heavy machinery to destroy the site - one of the most celebrated jewels of Iraq's archaeological heritage. Nimrud, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, lies about 30km (18 miles) south-east of Mosul. Last week, IS released a video apparently showing militants with sledgehammers destroying historic artefacts in a museum in Mosul.

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  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • How a satellite tag on Lydia the great white is teaching scientists about sharks

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lydia has her own Twitter account and a dorsal fin tracker that over the last two years has given scientists and the public first ever details about great white sharks. Since she was tagged with a locator device off Jacksonville, Fla., on March 3, 2013, Lydia has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres over the mid-Atlantic ridge toward Europe and western Africa then back again. In both years she swam from the southeastern United States up to the waters off Newfoundland before heading out into the open North Atlantic.

    The Canadian Press 32 mins ago
  • Winnipeg man considered radical extremist by CSIS, his father says

    A career member of Canada's armed forces said CSIS has informed him his 23-year-old son is now considered a radical extremist. The man, who serves on an Alberta military base, says his son in Winnipeg goes by the alias Harun Abdurahman and runs a Twitter account that sides with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    CBC
  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • This is why we already love MLB's new batter's box rule

    David Ortiz has already said he doesn't care for the new MLB rule that says he and his big-swinging buddies have to keep one foot in the batter's box between pitches to help improve the pace of play. Big Papi has his very own pace of play. While we like Howard's realization that he needs to get back in the box, the best part is when the umpire claps for him.

    Big League Stew
  • Kristin Cavallari Calls Out NFL Player Kyle Long After He Says Olivia Munn is Hotter

    This WAG is wagging her finger no! Kristin Cavallari called out her husband's teammate Kyle Long via Twitter on Wednesday, Mar. 4, after the NFL player implied that Olivia Munn was hotter. Long, 26, hosted an informal Twitter Q&A after fans who were worried that the Chicago Bears guard and Jay Cutler's teammate would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Us Weekly
  • Quebec wants women to have lots of sex before they become eligible for in vitro

    Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a long period. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette says his proposed legislation would oblige women to make the declaration in a doctor's office, although it would not have the force of law.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ancient Mars Had an Ocean, Scientists Say

    After six years of planetary observations, scientists at NASA say they have found convincing new evidence that ancient Mars had an ocean. It was probably the size of the Arctic Ocean, larger than previously estimated, the researchers reported on Thursday. The body of water spread across the low-lying plain of the planet’s northern hemisphere for millions of years, they said. If confirmed, the findings would add significantly to scientists’ understanding of the planet’s history and lend new weight to the view that ancient Mars had everything needed for life to emerge.

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  • Quebec City firefighters ask Hydro-Québec to leave smart meters alone

    Quebec City’s fire department says Hydro-Québec has been too quick to remove smart meters from the scenes of fires where faulty wiring may be an issue. “A fire is considered a crime scene and at a crime scene evidence should be left alone,” said France Voiselle, a department spokeswoman. The more likely culprit is the box that holds the smart meter, if it’s not properly installed, Lavoie said.

    CBC