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Future Shops close, some to rebrand as Best Buys

Employees and customers were caught off guard by news that the electronics retailer is shutting down half of its stores.

  • Twenty five in hospital after Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway

    Halifax airport says 25 passengers who were on board an Air Canada jet were taken to hospital after a flight from Toronto skidded off a runway as it landed Saturday night. The airline tweeted a different figure for the number of injured passengers from the Airbus A320, saying 22 were taken to hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. Air Canada says on its website that there were 132 passengers and five crew members aboard flight AC624, which left Toronto just before 9 p.m. Saturday for a scheduled midnight landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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  • Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise Live It Up at the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards: Pics!

    Life of the party! Katie Holmes treated her daughter Suri Cruise to a fun night out at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, where they rubbed shoulders with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Shiloh and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Nick Jonas, and Jennifer Lopez. Suri, 8, looked to be having a blast at the show, which took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Sporting a multicolored dress and denim vest, Holmes' mini-me grinned and threw her hands up in delight as orange blimp-shaped confetti rained down on the audience of young, screaming fans. Incidentally, Holmes' main man Jamie Foxx was also in attendance at the slime-tastic event.

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  • Peterborough Walmart standoff comes to fatal end

    A police standoff outside a Walmart in Peterborough came to a bloody end Saturday night. A man is dead and the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario’s police watchdog group, has been called in to investigate. More than 300 shoppers and staff were allowed to leave a Peterborough Walmart at about 8 p.m. Saturday after an hours-long armed standoff. People were led out of the Walmart via a rear door and onto buses as police continued to deal with a crisis in the parking lot in front of the store.

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  • Footage reveals one of most common scams targeting tourists in Paris

    It's one of the most common schemes tourists encounter when they visit Paris, with plenty of guides and websites warning holidaymakers to turn and walk away. Filmed in the tourist-heavy area along the river Seine in Paris, this footage shows a woman trying to pressure a holidaymaker into signing a petition, without explaining why or what it is for.

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  • Former Alberta opposition leader handed defeat after defecting to government

    The former leader of Alberta's Official Opposition paid a high political price on Saturday after creating a national stir when she crossed the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives. Danielle Smith lost the Tory nomination to Carrie Fischer, a town councillor in Okotoks, in the provincial riding of Highwood, south of Calgary. Smith led eight of her colleagues of the Wildrose party across the floor to join the government last December in a stunning move that created considerable buzz among political watchers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden over spring training stunt

    If you were keeping score at home back on March 12, you can probably rattle off the exact order of events and appearances made by actor Will Ferrell during his five-stadium Cactus League tour. As Ferrell indicates, Madden probably hated it because he just didn't get it.

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  • Men are going nuts over Lululemon's 'anti-ball crushing' pants

    Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevintold investors during a call Thursday that this innovative garment was a driving force behind the 16 per cent same-store sales increase the company experienced last quarter. A poorly-received charitable partnership with the Dalai Lama, shopping bag messages that appeared to discourage customers from wearing sunscreen, and Wilson’s plans to build an enormous dock on his waterfront B.C. property despite complaints from neighbours further damaged the company’s public image.

    CBC
  • Future Shop's abrupt closure surprises B.C. consumers

    Future Shop customers say they're surprised and disappointed the tech chain is closing 66 stores across the country effective immediately.  "We are really shocked about what happened to Future Shop," said Wanda Farmer in front of the shuttered Granville

    CBC
  • Eugenie Bouchard hears it on social media after loss to qualifier in Miami

    There are those who love Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard through wind and rain and stormy Miami nights. And there are those who denigrate her for her off-court popularity and all the hype that has surrounded her for more than a year, since her breakthrough

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  • Famous Couples Who Have Avoided the So-Called Hollywood Curse

    Celebrities aren't immune to failed relationships, but it's also not hard to find inspiring love stories in Hollywood. As the divorce rate drops across the US, couples like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are proving

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  • Disney chief fights for his life after being drugged and robbed

    Paul Kelly from Essex, who has worked for Disney for 10 years, is said to be in intensive care with life changing injuries after being drugged and robbed during a business trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa jumps into emergency backup duty (Photo)

    Behold the above glory of Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa on the bench in a game against the New York Rangers. Tuukka Rask left the game in the second period due to dehydration and could not return. Boston won 4-2, backup Niklas Svedberg stopped 16 of 18 shots on goal in relief of Rask.

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  • 29 Photos That Will Make Your Brain Explode With Happiness

    Need a little pick-me-up? Read on to see some photos that will crush your negativity and imbue you with happiness. Source: Getty

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  • 3 shootings in 8 hours in Metro Vancouver

    Police in Metro Vancouver are busy today investigating three separate shooting incidents in three different Lower Mainland municipalities — all within a single eight-hour period on Friday. Officers were called to the 3800 block of Hastings St. in Burnaby around 3 p.m. PT Friday where police found a man in an alley suffering from gunshot wounds. RCMP said the shooting may be related to a home invasion that occurred several blocks away an hour earlier.

    CBC
  • Jet Airways passenger opens emergency exit and leaps 15ft onto tarmac

    Jet Airways’ Chandigarh to Mumbai flight 9W469 had landed around five minutes earlier before a man, who has been named locally as Akash Jain, sprang into action.

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  • This Reunion Between A Fennec Fox And Cat Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

    There can never be enough unlikely animal friendships!

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  • Vancouver house sells for $567K over listed price

    A Vancouver real estate agent who has just sold a home for $567,000 over its published listing price says that underlisting is an accepted selling strategy in the real estate market. "If the product's right, the timing's right and the inventory is right, it's the right strategy," Paul Eviston told CBC News. Sitting two blocks west of Main Street — both a physical and psychological divide — the home is in an area where prices often exceed $2 million, but the selling price was still a record high, Eviston said.

    CBC
  • Aaron Rodgers responds to criticism of his Wisconsin fandom

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been following closely as Wisconsin makes its run through the NCAA tournament. After the Badgers outlasted Arizona Saturday night to advance to the Final Four, Rodgers made his way onto the court to congratulate the team. Some people (and one sportswriter in particular) apparently weren’t too pleased that Rodgers was allowed on the court and subsequently did not speak with reporters.

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  • Selamneh Techane, man found in Fredericton attic, heading home

    “After five years, he don’t deserve this,” said Dereje Techane. Dereje came to Fredericton from Nashville. The New Brunswick Coroner Service says the case remains open, but that foul play is not suspected.

    CBC
  • Special needs student told he can't wear varsity letter jacket

    Officials at Wichita East High School in Kansas are under fire after a special needs student was told he could not wear a varsity letter jacket because he was not competing at a varsity level. Michael Kelley, who has Down syndrome and autism, participates on Wichita East's special needs basketball team, an extra-curricular activity organized by the school's special needs teachers.

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