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  • Toronto councillor asks if Beyoncé could be banned from Canada

    Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave shout-outs to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. She also wore a bullet vest that was somewhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime performance.

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  • Kayla had a new job and life — until a cop exposed her sex worker past

    VANCOUVER—When Cheryl’s manager discovered the 38-year-old used to work in the sex trade, she says he joked that a name plate on her desk read “pubic relations.” Kayla, 61, was in a new job too when she says a police officer informed a colleague she had formerly been a “prostitute and a junkie.” She lost the job and saw no option but returning to the sex industry. Both women encountered the degrading treatment when they attempted to leave sex work for new occupations, an obstacle that a recently published study calls the “whore stigma.” The women were among 22 Vancouver sex workers interviewed for a peer-reviewed article in the Canadian Review of Sociology. The women, whose names were changed

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  • 'Good Samaritan' neighbour hit with fine for clearing side of road with ATV

    Halifax's deputy mayor, Matt Whitman, is criticizing the RCMP officer who fined his neighbour $406 for using an ATV to widen a snow-covered street. "My opinion at this stage is this guy deserves a warning, let's not punish Good Samaritans," Whitman told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon. Whitman said his neighbour on Diana Drive in Hammonds Plains uses his ATV equipped with a plow to remove snow the city misses.

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  • Ghomeshi emails reveal growing importance of 'digital debris' to trials

    The unearthing of 13-year-old emails in an attempt to discredit a woman accusing Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault underscores the growing importance of "digital debris" in criminal and civil trials, experts say. The amount of electronic data, records and documents introduced in trials can be "overwhelming," said David Fraser, an Internet and privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper. Defence lawyer Marie Henein has grilled two female complainants on their correspondence with Ghomeshi after the alleged assaults.

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  • 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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  • Police lay 128 charges against 29 people in drug trafficking sting

    Calgary police have laid 128 charges against 29 people following two month-long operations targeting drug trafficking downtown — including in the city's Central Library. Police received public complaints about drug-related activities along 17th Avenue as well as downtown along 7th Avenue S.W. Investigators discovered people trafficking drugs in a variety of public spaces, including the Central Library and Olympic Plaza.

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  • Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

    “Two complainants down. One to go.” Jian Ghomeshi has not spoken to the media since his trial began, but he may think this phrase says it all in assessing how well his trial has gone so far. In the meantime, given the revelations in the first two cross-examinations, articles with headlines such as “Don’t Dismiss Ghomeshi’s Accusers over their After the Fact Behaviour” have appeared in mainstream and, especially, social media, ostensibly supporting the complainants by reminding us that real victims of sexual violence are often inconsistent in retelling their abuse, and sometimes engage in post-event conduct that seems incompatible (to some) with a prior lack of consent. We should expect more of

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  • Woman Keeps McDonald’s Happy Meal Untouched For Six Years – And This Is The Shocking Result

    A mum claims to have conducted an experiment where she kept a McDonald’s Happy Meal for SIX years – just to see if it would decompose. 

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  • This Woman’s FitBit Knew She Was Pregnant Before She Did

    Posting in the tech support forum, YoungPTone wrote: “My wife’s fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. "Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I would think to be impossible based on her activity level. "Also her calories burned do seem accurate.

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  • Prince William and Kate enjoy dinner and drinks at a local pub

    The royal couple left their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home and ducked out to a pub just 15 minutes from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Prince William and Kate visited the Crown Inn in East Rudham, where a regular said they enjoyed a drink at the bar before heading to a table for a meal. TAP TO VIEW FULL GALLERYWilliam and Kate reportedly enjoyed a low-key date at a local pub.

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  • Men charged in Union Station brawl seeking restorative justice to resolve case

    Lawyers for a father and son charged after an altercation with TTC enforcement officers that was caught on video a year ago are working on a settlement that will keep the case from going to trial. Russell Gillman, then 63, and his son, Jamie Gillman, then 33, were charged with assault and uttering death threats after a video of the incident was posted to YouTube and quickly went viral. On Wednesday, dressed in suits, the two men stood quietly in court as their lawyers and the Crown told a judge that they are pursuing a relatively new judicial process called restorative justice.

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  • Animal Lovers Blast Dog Owner Who Dyes Her Puppies To Look Like Pandas

    Animal lovers and welfare groups have condemned a woman who has dyed her three pet dogs to look like baby pandas. Meng Jiang caused quite a stir when she was spotted walking her adorable Chow Chow pups - named Tudou, YuMi and DouDou - through the streets of Singapore. Onlookers thought she was walking tiny pandas on a lead but it turned out she had simply used black dye around the dogs’ eyes, ears, legs and tails to create the distinctive look.

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  • Funeral Home ‘Dumped Bodies In Corridor Next To Old Bike And Christmas Trees’

    A funeral home stored coffins containing bodies in a corridor next to an old bike and Christmas trees, it has been claimed. The Sun reported that the coffins were stored on a shelf next to a rusty bicycle and discarded Christmas trees in a room with a mouldy ceiling at the Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare home in Walsall. Midcounties Co-operative said it will investigate the claims.

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  • 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...

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  • Katie Holmes perfects the little black dress on Jimmy Fallon

    But Katie Holmes just reignited our love affair with the wardrobe staple after a seriously flawless appearance. The actress looked incredible in a Zac Posen number as she appeared on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon. Back in November, Katie opened up about her "very normal" life.

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  • Teacher ‘Who Had Sex With Female Student’ Is Banned From Seeing Her Own Children

    A married teacher has been banned from seeing her own children after she allegedly had sex with one of her teenage students. Laura Garrigus, 30, is said by police to have had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student that went on for several months. Following her arrest, the mum-of-three resigned from her job at the Cumberland International Early College in North Carolina.

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  • 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.

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  • Syrian refugees's apartment was checked for bedbugs, says ISANS

    Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia says staff thoroughly inspected an apartment to ensure it was bedbug-free before moving in a family of six Syrian refugees on Feb. 1. Director of operations Gerry Mills said families are moved into safe and appropriate housing, and ISANS staff keep the health and well-being of refugees in mind.

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  • Woman filmed 'trying to leave scene' of serious Sunshine Coast crash

    A tow truck driver has recorded an extraordinary confrontation with a young woman trying to leave the scene of a serious accident.

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  • 'Shadow flipping' not limited to Vancouver real estate market

    Imagine your realtor sold your home for $500,000 more than the price you agreed to — but you didn't see a penny of that extra cash. A controversial sales technique called "shadow flipping" allows realtors to score two or even three times their standard commission on a single house by reassigning the sale to different owners at ever higher prices. An increasing number of real estate transactions in the Vancouver region feature what's called an "assignment clause," which allows the buyer to transfer or sell his or her interest in the property before the closing date.

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