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  • Canada's hot housing markets can expect some ‘payback’ after boom years: TD

    Several of Canada’s housing markets lost some steam in January, hot on the heels of a new report that warns of a cooling-off period. Or, as Toronto-Dominion Bank put it in a fresh forecast, some “payback” after the exceptional boom years. According to the Teranet-National Bank home price index released today, values across the country dipped 0.1 per cent in January from December, marking the second decline in a row. On a year-over-year basis, they were still up 5.9 per cent, which the group called a “quite respectable gain,” albeit the slowest in three months. Prices slipped from December to January in Montreal, the Ottawa region, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Toronto and Halifax. “The report

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  • Thousands of refugees are fleeing Finland — some of them think it's just too cold

    Refugees are leaving Finland by the thousands, in part, because it's too cold. The head of a small travel agency in Helsinki, the country's capital, told Reuters: "Some say they don't like the food here, it's too cold or they don't feel welcome in Finland. At the end of January, Finnish officials said that almost 70% of Iraqi asylum seekers whose applications were processed last year abandoned their claim and returned home, AFP reports.

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  • A Spanish man didn’t report to work for six years, and no one noticed until he won an award

    It sounds like a “Seinfeld” episode. In 2004, the city council in Cadiz, Spain, put Joaquín García in charge of overseeing construction of a wastewater treatment plant, according to the Daily Telegraph. He visited the office, but finding no work and feeling bullied, he stopped showing up. And no one noticed. For six years. García continued to collect his roughly $41,500 salary until 2010, when an official spotted his name on a list of employees due to receive an award — his for 20 years of service. The official, José Blas Fernández, visited the plant only to discover that no one knew where García was. “They assumed he had been sent back to city hall,” Fernández told the Telegraph. García,

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  • Shocking Image Shows Man Found Hidden In Smuggler’s Car Bumper

    A man has been found hidden in the hollowed-out bumper of a car after being smuggled over the Moroccan border. 

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  • The worst cities to try to find a job in Canada

    Sudbury, the hub of Ontario’s mining sector, continues to have the worst labour market of Canada’s 33 largest  cities, according to this month’s edition of BMO’s Labour Market Report Card. The city, founded on the back of Canada’s booming nickel ore industry, has since become a poster child for the struggling commodities market with its population only growing 0.2 per cent and employment falling 7 per cent versus last February’s numbers.

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  • Sea Lion Seems Really Worried When Little Girl Falls

    Ariel Myren was enjoying a day out at the National Zoo in Washington DC when she spotted a friendly sea lion who seemed to be playing with a little girl. But when the little girl fell, the sea lion stopped play-acting and appeared to show concern for the girl, staring at her as she lay on the floor. Credit: YouTube/StoryfulFamily

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  • India's gas station oligopoly is under threat from cheap Chinese fuel

    If you think oligopolies are a good route to profits, India's gas stations provide a cautionary tale. For years, Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum managed to turn a stranglehold on the country's forecourts into earnings that were mediocre at best. Blame the long shadow of the License Raj -- the three state-controlled oil marketing companies, or OMCs, had to spend money based on government targets rather than commercial needs, and fuel prices were set by bureaucrats, not the market. Times have been a-changing. Petrol prices were deregulated back in 2010, and diesel in 2014. The cost of LPG and kerosene continue to be state regulated, but that's less of an issue. Kerosene, for

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  • Retro ‘60s Property That Hasn’t Been Touched In 50 Years Up For Sale (12 photos)

    With its psychedelic floral wallpaper, dark wooden panels and retro patterned carpets, it’s easy to see why this home was crowned ‘House of the Year’ at the Ideal Home Show in 1967. And the property hasn’t been touched since - even the kitchen and bathroom fittings haven’t had an update and the unique exterior staircase stands intact. The four-bedroom home in Birmingham is now going under the hammer, and is expected to fetch up to £240,000. Whether the new owners decide to bring it up to date or stick with the vintage style remains to be seen.

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  • Canadian dollar strengthens as crude oil prices surge

    By Fergal Smith TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar rose against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as a surge in oil prices supported the risk-sensitive commodity currency, even as solid U.S. retail sales data helped drive broader gains for the greenback. The rally in the Canadian dollar is "a function of what oil prices have done today," said David Tulk, chief Canada macro strategist at TD Securities, who views the rebound in oil as position-driven.

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  • Liam Neeson on reports that Kristen Stewart is his 'incredibly famous' new love

    Liam Neeson's proclomation that he's dating an "incredibly famous" woman set the world guessing who his mystery love could be, and a recent article in Jezebel speculated that it could be Kristen Stewart. And now Liam's spokesperson has laid the claim to rest, confirming to the Independent that it is just "meaningless speculation", and telling Gossip Cop that the rumours were false and "stupid". Irish star Liam, 63, has refused to name his new love interest in case he 'embarrasses' her.

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  • Infamous gang rapist makes bid for release

    FIRST ON 7: One of Sydney's most feared and infamous rapists is making a bid to be released back into the community.

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  • Coast to Coast: Leipsic scores first NHL goal as Maple Leafs down Canucks 5-2

    Brendan Leipsic knew he would be playing on one coast or the other Saturday night. The rookie forward scored his first NHL goal in his first game as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. Leipsic was getting ready to travel with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League to St. John's for a weekend set with the IceCaps in Newfoundland when the injury-depleted Leafs informed him he was needed in Vancouver.

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  • Man spends year unexpectedly tossing eggs to his mom

    One son decided to put his mom to the test, recorded the results, and then posted them to YouTube for us all to enjoy. Poor mom manages to let out a horrified “Noooo,” before she catches the egg like a pro football receiver every time.

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  • Why Do Severed Feet Keep Washing Up On America’s West Coast?

    16 human feet - all wearing shoes - have washed up on north America’s west coast since 2007. The detached extremities have been found in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington state in the US, with the latest being discovered on Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island, earlier this week. The Coroners Service has been confirmed that the remains are human, and it’s hoped that DNA testing will identify the deceased.

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  • Alanis Morissette announces second pregnancy with touching animated video

    The Canadian singer shared the happy news in a special animated video. Alanis announced her news with this animated video. The "You Oughta Know" singer and her husband of almost six years are already parents to their five-year-old son Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway and this year they'll be adding to their little family.

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  • Calgary Zoo's otter Logan dies in 'tragic incident'

    A 12-year-old otter has died at the Calgary Zoo, officials said, leaving three remaining otters in the Canadian Wilds exhibit. "We are sad to report that … Logan has passed away," the zoo said in a statement. Logan was seen struggling in the pool around 11 a.m. Thursday. A zoo keeper jumped into the pool, but the male river otter did not survive.

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  • Fire rips through St. Mary's Road business, traffic blocked

    Traffic on St. Mary's Road is closed and residents around the 400 block of the street are being asked to temporarily leave as fire crews battle a blaze in an industrial building. Winnipeg fire acting platoon chief Morris Semkowski said the owners bought the building 14 years ago and never changed the signs. At first, crews believed there were hazardous chemicals in the single-storey building, but the city spokesperson noted that was not the case and no chemicals were in the building.

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  • Bail granted to Calgary man convicted of fatally stabbing new neighbour

    A Calgary man who was found guilty of stabbing his neighbour 37 times has been granted bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction and sentence. Nicholas Rasberry, 32, was sentenced to seven years minus time served for the May 2013 death of school teacher Craig Kelloway. Lawyers for Rasberry have cited eight grounds for appeal, including an unreasonable verdict and a harsh and excessive sentence.

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  • These haunting photos combine images of Berlin from World War II with the present day

    A series of incredible images show how quickly the world can change.  In photographer Patrick Strijards' "Old vs. New" collection, he combines images of Germany during World War II with photos of the present day. The photographs artfully contrast the broad sweeps of Nazi propaganda and the devastation of the war in Berlin with the vibrancy of the city today. The Brandenburg Gate, with Nazi propaganda on full display. The Reichstag in Berlin, heavily damaged after the war. US soldiers maintain the US Army Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing between East and West Berlin following World War II.

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  • Mike Richards and the pressure to fit with the Washington Capitals

    But to this day, there are still questions on whether Kings management used Richards’ plight as a way to get out from under his contract.

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