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  • Ontario man believed missing or dead for 30 years to be reunited with his family

    An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family. Niagara Regional Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region. Phil Gavin says Latulip took a bus to the Niagara region, where he suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory.

    The Canadian Press
  • Miracle Baby Born With Her Brain Growing Through The Back Of Her Head

    Miracle tot Alana Long came into the world last February despite doctors telling her parents, Catherine and Mark, that she would most likely die in the womb or immediately after birth as a result of encephalocele. Catherine said: “Now she is a very content little girl and she doesn’t cry although can’t express herself.

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  • Man who raped and killed Sarnia, Ont., teacher says 'sorry' to her family

    A man who admitted to brutally killing and raping an Ontario teacher while acting out violent sexual fantasies with his girlfriend apologized to the woman's grieving family Thursday but stopped short of asking for their forgiveness. Michael MacGregor, 22, turned to face Noelle Paquette's family in the St. Thomas, Ont., courtroom where he and his co-accused, Tanya Bogdanovich, were awaiting sentencing. MacGregor also apologized to his own family, saying he had let them down and planned to seek psychiatric help.

    The Canadian Press
  • American expats in Canada renouncing U.S. citizenship to avoid punitive taxation

    For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the last 24 months we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who are interested in or want to renounce their citizenship,” says Roy Berg, a lawyer and director of U.S. tax law at Moodys Gartner in Calgary.

    Daily Brew
  • Better Than a Murphy Bed? Loft Beds for Grown-Ups (6 photos)

    Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. He’s perhaps best known for his stylish children’s beds, sold under the brand Casa Kids. Now he’s offering a loft bed under his line for grown-ups, Casa Collection, inspired by New York City’s first micro-apartment building. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes. No pricing information is available on his website yet, but similar systems for kids have starting prices that range from about $3,400 to $5,900, depending on whether you opt for a ladder or stairs to access the sleep space. (The stairs are a separate unit of drawers, so they add about $1,000 to the cost.) We do wonder a bit about the durability of the loft beds for adults’ … erm, noctural activities. But presumably the children’s furniture is subjected to more than its fair share of vigor, too, so perhaps our concern is misplaced. (h/t Curbed) More tiny living on Yahoo Real Estate: • A-Frames Under $50,000 (66 photos) • ‘Bad-Ass Single Mom’ Builds a Tiny House, Rebuilds a Family (1 video, 45 photos) • The Family That Lives in a School Bus (37 photos)

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  • Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

    Peyton said he understood why Eli wasn't elated like other relatives in the luxury suite at Levi's Stadium who were jumping and celebrating after Denver's late touchdown sealed the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. "Eli and I have always supported each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Students pulled, school council resigns at Beaver Creek, Yukon, school

    All four members of the school council in Beaver Creek, Yukon, resigned this week and parents are withdrawing their children from the one-room schoolhouse, over concerns that the Department of Education isn't working in the best interests of the community. Nelnah Bessie John School, which goes from kindergarten to Grade 9, is the small border community's only school. The council and parents say it's not providing a place where children can learn.

    CBC
  • British Tourist Refused Entry To Thailand After Using Passport As Toilet Paper

    A woman’s holiday plans were ruined after Thai authorities refused to let her into the country - because she’d used her passport as toilet paper. Faye Wilson had hoped to spend a month in Thailand before heading to Australia to work for a year. Faye, 28, from the Lake District, said: “Thai immigration opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked ‘what’s happened here’?

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  • P.E.I. lobster levy will launch this spring

    When the lobster fishery begins this spring, P.E.I. will become the first province in the region where a two-cent-per-pound levy will be collected. A lobster marketing board — comprised of six executives from the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association (PEIFA) and six lobster fishermen — has been established to decide how to spend the harvesters' half of the money.

    CBC
  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

    CBC
  • Hawaii declares state of emergency of dengue fever outbreak

    Tue, Feb 9: Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency over a dengue fever outbreak. Consumer Matters reporter Anne Drewa tells you what you need to know if you're planning a vacation to the tropics.

    Global News
  • Ellen Page tweets support for friend Lucy DeCoutere in the midst of Jian Ghomeshi trial

    Ellen Page has spoken out in support of her close friend Lucy DeCoutere who bravely took the stand during the trial of Jian Ghomeshi in Toronto. During the third and fourth day of the trial, the Edmonton-born actress faced intense questioning by Jian’s lawyer, Marie Henein, who used email correspondence to try to discredit Lucy’s claims that the accused slapped and choked her without her consent in the summer of 2003. Lucy is one of three women testifying against Jian Ghomeshi.

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Can Sidney Crosby catch Patrick Kane?

    Dobber launched his fantasy hockey website DobberHockey back in 2005 and has been Puck Daddy's resident fantasy hockey 'expert' since 2009.

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  • PM says may be hard to keep balanced budget promise

    The Canadian government could find it hard to balance the budget by 2019/20 as promised if the economy continues to struggle, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview published on Thursday. Trudeau, speaking to the French-language La Presse newspaper, also confirmed the budget deficit in the 2016/17 fiscal year would be larger than the C$10 billion ($7.1 billion) his new Liberal government initially committed to. Trudeau won power last October promising to run three consecutive modest budget deficits to help fund infrastructure spending he says is needed to boost a struggling economy.

    Reuters
  • Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

    Can you read the message below? The above passage, written in a combination of letters...

    Business Insider
  • Bernard Cameron, Mississippi Mills councillor, shot dead in home

    Bernard Cameron, a councillor for Almonte Ward in the town of Mississippi Mills, Ont., was killed, Mayor Shaun McLaughlin told colleagues in a meeting he convened at the town hall on Thursday. Cameron's daughter, Sarah, and a man she had been involved with were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, McLaughlin added. "You always expect that these kinds of things happen elsewhere. Nobody ever expects it's going to happen in your little town, and nobody expects it's going to happen to your friend and your colleague," he said of the second-term councillor who had previously taught high school in the community for many years.

    CBC
  • NBA players, coaches react to death of Monty Williams' wife

    The death of Monty Williams' wife rocks the league.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year! This is what the Chinese zodiac says about you

    Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with an animal representing each year. As 2016 is the year of the monkey, it is believed that those born under this sign will have a good year with plenty of luck and opportunities ahead. The Chinese zodiacs are determined by birth year, and every zodiac gets the spotlight every 12 years. Chinese folklore says that their order was determined by a race, which the rat won, only by riding on the ox's back until it was able to cross the finish line first.  According to Chinese zodiac, your birth year is telling of more than just your age. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling your birth year has a profound influence on personality,

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  • Boeing says to cut commercial airplane jobs to reduce costs

    By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Wednesday it would cut jobs at its commercial airplane unit, addressing intense pressure to reduce costs and compete with Airbus even as the industry booms. Boeing and Airbus are turning out planes at record rates, and plan to boost output in coming years as they work through backlogged orders that stretch out seven or eight years. Boeing's operating profit margin also narrowed to 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter, from 9.3 percent a year earlier.

    Reuters
  • Police officers, sex trade experts worried after string of youth home disappearances

    A team of police officers that tries to help young women leave the sex trade is worried about what's happening at a group home in Laval. "This isn't a new phenomenon, so to point out and say that this youth centre is having issues, it's hard to say," said Melina Larizza, a co-ordinator for human trafficking awareness at the RCMP. One group that offers services and support to women who have entered the sex trade, La CLES, says that most women get into the industry at a very young age.

    CBC