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  • Nick Merkley's 2 goals pace Kelowna Rockets to Memorial Cup rout of Rimouski

    Birthday boy Nick Merkley showed why he is highly touted for the NHL draft with two soccer-inspired strikes, helping the Kelowna Rockets look like a reasonable facsimile of a Memorial Cup favourite during a 7-3 rout of the Rimouski Océanic. Merkley and the Rockets, betraying not a whit of desperation after losing their opener, authored three-goal runs in each of the first two periods in front of a Colisée crowd of 6,981. Merkley, who is NHL Central Scouting's No. 23-ranked North American skater, scored on the Rockets' first shot of the night 52 seconds into the contest.

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  • Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians

    It's a little bit of a house of cards that could fall down at any time," she says. The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton estimates she and Camus spend 43 per cent of their combined income paying down their $418,000 mortgage and covering other fixed housing expenses.

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  • Girl sexually exploited by 13 men in Winnipeg, police say

    Thirteen men have been charged in connection to the sexual exploitation of a girl, which started when she was only 12 years old. The men, who range in age from 41-69, would give the girl cash in exchange for sexual services, police said. The incidents all occurred in Winnipeg, police said.

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  • LeBron James' long trip home to lead the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals

    The Cleveland Browns won an NFL championship in 1964, 20 years before LeBron James was born. Now nearly 51 years later, Cleveland is still waiting to celebrate its next major sports title after decades of bitter disappointment that included James and the Cleveland Cavaliers being swept in the 2007 NBA Finals. James earned another chance to finally improve Cleveland's sports legacy when the Cavaliers advanced to the 2015 NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

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  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • 91 die in Saudi suicide bomb attacks

    At least 91 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks by suspected al-Qaida terrorists in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, visiting Riyadh on a scheduled trip, said ten Americans were killed. Powell said the co-ordinated strikes on three residential compounds late last night bore all the hallmarks of an attack by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network.

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  • 12 Supercute DIY Ideas That'll Make Your Rental Feel Like Home (11 photos)

    So you've moved into an apartment. Your landlord hands you a list of rules, and on it are the dreaded words, "No painting, wallpaper, or excessive hanging." What's a girl to do? Well, thanks to a host of creative bloggers, we've got more rental-friendly

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  • Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide

    A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jenner Did NOT Have Surgery

    A report surfaced on Tuesday claiming that Bruce Jenner had undergone full gender reassignment surgery, but a source told Access Hollywood otherwise. Radar reported that Jenner had surgery three weeks ago and is now legally considered a woman, but a source close to Jenner told Access this is not true. In Jenner's sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer which aired in April, he said, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," but clarified that he had not undergone gender reassignment at the time.

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  • RCMP warn of online sex scam that ends in blackmail

    The New Brunswick RCMP are warning people about getting involved in an online sex scam that results in them being blackmailed. "There are all kinds of online fraud scams out there and we are asking people to take measures to protect themselves.

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  • Bets against Canadian dollar take dramatic turn as speculators run for cover

    Bets for and against the Canadian dollar have taken a notable shift, turning to the bullish side of the ledger for the first time since last September. According to the latest report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, bets on the loonie have shifted to a small net long position of $355-million (U.S.), a move of almost $690-million from a week earlier. This has occurred as the loonie gained strength along with the rally in oil prices and a more optimistic message from the Bank of Canada that suggests, at this point at least, that another rate cut is not in the cards. "Details are somewhat concerning however, as we note the paring back of risk to both sides, hinting to broader uncertainty and a lack of conviction on the part of bulls," Bank of Nova Scotia currency strategist Eric Theoret said of the latest CFTC report, which was released on Friday with numbers as of last Tuesday.

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  • Taylor Swift: Life's 'Not That Hard'

    It turns out being one of the world's biggest pop star isn't all that difficult – at least, according to Taylor Swift. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, the singer explained that embarking on a world tour "is not that hard. "Sometimes I really don't think it's that hard at all," the singer, who is in the midst of her "1989" World Tour, continued.

    Access Hollywood
  • Alberta's $15 minimum wage: How many will actually get a raise?

    "It's something that I don't know the answer to," said David Green, an economist with the University of British Columbia and author of the book The Case for Raising the Minimum Wage. According to numbers from Statistics Canada, roughly 10.5 per cent of Albertans make between $10 and $15 per hour. If you add it to the two per cent who earn the minimum, we're talking nearly 300,000 Albertans who will see their wages go up.

    CBC
  • Little girl throws tantrum in front of Obama at the White House

    The Commander-in-Chief raised his hands in a gesture of helplessness as little Claudia Chaudhary pounded out her frustrations on the White House carpet at a Passover event in April.

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  • Crash destroyed MY life, claims 'hit-and-run' cyclist who struck girl

    The cyclist branded callous for knocking down a toddler on a pavement has said his life has been ‘destroyed’ after the CCTV footage of the accident was released. It showed Lucie Wilding, three, being hit by the rider moments after she stepped out of her front garden.

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  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger teases Daniel Cormier about belly after his UFC title win

    Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about what it takes to become a champion. The Hollywood legend was on hand Saturday for UFC 187 to witness one of the best fight cards in recent memory, and to congratulate the various athletes on their performances. The highlight of the night came when Schwarzenegger interrupted a backstage interview with newly minted light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fresh off his third-round submission victory over Anthony Johnson.

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  • Edmonton inmate stomped to death owed $287 LRT fine

    Barry Stewart owed $287. Rather than pay the fine, he chose to spend three days in the Edmonton Remand Centre. Two days into his sentence, in the small hours of the morning, he was stomped to death by a fellow inmate, a mentally ill man he should not have shared a cell with.

    CBC
  • Jim Hynes wins $2M jackpot on scratch ticket

    It's been a lucky year for lottery players in Newfoundland and Labrador. Jim Hynes, from St. Philip's, is $2 million richer after winning a jackpot prize on a $200 Million$ Extraordinaire Scratch 'n Win Ticket. Hynes said he celebrated his birthday on Sunday and won $60 on a scratch ticket, so he went back and bought three more.

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