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.

  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Alberta school the latest to grapple with Lord’s Prayer

    The long-standing tradition of reciting the Lord’s Prayer at one Alberta elementary school has recently undergone an extensive review, after a parent questioned the legality of the custom. David Garbut is the assistant superintendent for Pembina Hills School Division, which includes Busby Elementary School.

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

    Five Hells Angels on trial on murder and conspiracy charges have seen the case dismissed because of lengthy delays in the disclosure of evidence by the Crown. The five men — all members of the biker gang's Sherbrooke chapter — were ordered released today in 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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  • 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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  • Hero Snowboarder Digs Out Escaped Horse Trapped In The Snow

    A snowboarder has been hailed a hero after he helped dig out an escaped horse who’d gotten stuck in the snow - and caught the whole incident on camera. Rafael Pease was celebrating his 21st birthday on the slopes of the Andes Mountains in Chile when he spotted the disorientated animal. “I thought at first that the horse was a rock when I saw it in the distance but then I realised it was a horse and went over,” he said.

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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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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • WestJet passenger finds beer, mystery clothes in bag after flight

    An Edmonton woman's luggage arrived a little heavier than when she packed it after a Thursday flight from Edmonton to Kelowna, B.C.

  • 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.

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  • Channing & Jenna: Sexy Photos!

    Jenna Dewan Tatum has revealed her husband's hidden talent. Turns out, "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum knows a few moves behind the camera too!

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  • Jay Leno Goes Undercover as an UberBlack Driver

    Los Angeles passengers got a big surprise from their UberBlack driver. See what happened when they found out they were being driven by the famous comedian and car enthusiast, Jay Leno. Jay Leno’s Garage premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10P ET/PT.

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  • Thousands of new Canadians barred from voting with Citizenship Act changes

    Many former immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for years are finding that they aren't able to take part in the federal election this month. Tamara Segura came to Canada from Cuba in 2010, and under the old federal rules she would be able to vote on Oct. 19. "Being able to vote is a big deal to me, I come from a country where a vote is mandatory but we just have one party — so I have never really voted in my life," she said.

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred: Blue Jays are getting fair treatment in post-season

    Rob Manfred doesn't think the Toronto Blue Jays are getting any unfair treatment in the post-season. The Major League Baseball commissioner spoke with media on Friday ahead of Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Texas Rangers in Toronto. "We scheduled the games taking in to account a variety of factors," said Manfred on the field at Rogers Centre.

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  • BC father suffers double tragedy

    Thu, Oct 8: A man who made child safety his mission after his son was killled in a car accident, has suffered a second tragedy. As Jennifer Palma reports, his stepson was killed in a crash at a Surrey bus stop yesterday.

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  • Stephen Harper appearance triggers backlash for Red Truck brewery

    A B.C. microbrewery in an NDP stronghold is facing considerable backlash online for hosting a campaign stop for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • These 'Cube’ Homes Stack to Form Pop-Up, Tiny Home Apartment Buildings That Help the Homeless (11 photos)

    The YMCA of London South West has developed what they call the Y:Cube, a simply-designed tiny house unit that can be assembled in a factory, transported to a construction site and then stacked together to create pop-up apartment buildings. (Watch a video of a demo cube being assembled below) The new design is being used for good reason: To fight homelessness in increasingly expensive London. Last month, the organization opened its first development in South West London, offering 36 apartments at 65 percent the average rent of the surrounding area. South West London has seen the largest increases in rent across the city, where rent prices surpassed 1,500 pounds (about $2,265) for the first time this summer, according to rental insurance company HomeLet’s rental index, a widely-cited report on rent in the nation. The building’s inexpensive rent is made possible by the inexpensive construction model: The units are assembled off-site in a factory in Derbyshire and then transported to London. Stacking and stringing the units together into a cohesive building took about five months, the YMCA says. Each 280-square foot unit is a rectangular box (so no, it’s not technically a cube) with room for one person in a studio layout. The kitchen is open to the living area and behind those is an open hallway that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. Every unit also comes with a deck in the front that is attached on site. All the services–gas, plumbing, electric–come pre-made in the cube, so the unit only has to be plugged in, so to speak. This allows more units to be added to a development, or the entire development to be disassembled and built somewhere else, according to the architects behind the project, according to the architects behind the project, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The building is already filled up with residents. Wendy Omollo, 24, is one of the first Y:Cube tenants to move into the site. She was previously homeless and slept rough on the streets in Kingston upon Thames, according to the YMCA. “By having my own space with my own front door I will regain my independence. But it’s not just that,” she says. “As the rent is affordable and I can stay for up to five years, I’ll also be able to save money for a deposit. Basically, when the time comes to move on from Y:Cube, I will be in a far better situation than today.” The YMCA has plans to expand the pilot program and build more of these throughout London, according to a press release. (All photos and video: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

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