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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Cyclist Christopher Beaulieu killed while training south of Edmonton

    A cyclist training for an upcoming bicycle tour was killed Monday, Feb. 23 when he was struck on a rural road near Leduc. Christopher Beaulieu, 21, was riding on Range Road 252 near Highway 19 at around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a small pickup truck. Beaulieu was an experienced cyclist who always rode with bike lights, Michael Kalmanovitch with the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society said in a news release.

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  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Church of Scientology Pushed Wedge Between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Turned Kids Against Her, Filmmakers Say

    Filmmakers from the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief spilled on the split of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in a Monday TimesTalks event, echoing previous talk that the Church of Scientology turned the couple's kids against Kidm

    Us Weekly
  • SPCA looking for answers after dog found with cracked skull

    The Montreal SPCA is asking the public for information after a dog, approximately nine years old, was found in a cardboard box with a cracked skull. The dog, named "Cannelle" by SPCA staff, was found at the corner of Henri Julien Avenue and Laos Street in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. The SPCA said the dog was suffering when she was found.

    CBC
  • The apps Edward Snowden recommends to protect your privacy online

    There are a host of free, easy-to-use apps and programs that can help protect your privacy online, and if everybody uses them it can provide a sort of "herd immunity" said Edward Snowden in a live video chat from Russia on Wednesday. Snowden appeared via teleconference in an event hosted by Ryerson University and Canadian Journalists For Expression, to launch the CJFE's online database that complies all of the publicly released classified documents the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor leaked. In response to a Twitter question,Snowden expanded on what tools he recommends for privacy. "You need to ensure your communications are protected in transit," said Snowden.

    CBC
  • Noel Gallagher Is Pretty Sure No One Besides Taylor Swift's Parents Thinks She's Talented

    Oasis alum and notoriously opinionated Brit Noel Gallagher dissed Taylor Swift in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, saying he doesn't think anyone besides her parents thinks she's talented

    Us Weekly
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
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  • These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

    Goldman Sachs has a major presence in the building, as do some huge hedge funds. As is increasingly common in New York City's luxury towers, many of the owners at 15 Central Park West have shielded their identities by using LLCs and trusts to buy their apartments. The paperback version of "House of Outrageous Fortune" will be released on March 10.

    Business Insider
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

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  • Major fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation; hazmat crew responding

    Sections of Vancouver's port were evacuated Wednesday afternoon and nearby streets were shut down due to a chemical fire in a container terminal in the city's downtown. The city's fire department said at least eight fire trucks and more than two dozen firefighters responded to the what was called in as a container fire. Vancouver Coastal Health spokeswoman Anna Marie D'Angelo said people in the area should close their windows and remain indoors, particularly if they can smell it.

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  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

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  • Franck Gervais pleads guilty to illegally wearing military gear on Remembrance Day

    Franck Gervais, 32, has pleaded guilty to illegally wearing a military uniform and medals during the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa at the National War Memorial. The Quebec man pleaded guilty in an Ottawa courtroom today to the unlawful use of military uniforms and unlawful use of military decoration while dressed as a military sergeant on Nov. 11. Gervais is not a member of the Canadian Forces.

    CBC
  • After waiting years, disabled Canadians now getting their CPP disability cheques

    The cheques appear to be pouring in for disabled people who have spent years trying to get Canada Pension Plan disability benefits as the Conservative government's so-called spike unit even settles some "questionable" cases. Although it was designed to streamline the appeals process and cut costs by replacing four separate boards, the backlog of CPP disability cases ballooned during the tribunal's first two years of operation. Allison Schmidt, a Regina-based pension-disability case manager who's been a vocal critic of the tribunal, says she's delighted that so many of her clients are suddenly getting their benefits.

    The Canadian Press
  • This $1.9 million Koenigsegg hybrid hypercar is here to terrify Ferrari and Porsche

    (Koenigsegg ) The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 have proven that hybrid technology is no longer the exclusive territory of ecologically conscious Prius drivers. Which is truly fitting since Regera means "to reign" in Swedish.  And Koenigsegg certainly demands a king's ransom for the car which according to Yahoo Autos is an astonishing $1.9 million. Under the Regera's hood lurks a 1,100-horsepower, 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that in and of itself is good enough to make the car one of the most potent hypercars in the world.

    Business Insider
  • Deer rescued from deep snow in Pointe-Verte

    A group of people in Pointe-Verte, N.B., risked danger on Wednesday to rescue a deer that got stuck in deep snow on the beach. The villagers say they didn't hesitate, but wish the Department of Natural Resources had taken action to avoid the deer getting trapped. During the daytime, the deer are often afraid to cross the road back into the forest and sometimes travel along the dangerous coastline instead.

    CBC
  • Karrueche Tran Tweets Farewell to Chris Brown Amid Love Child Reports

    Karrueche Tran took to Twitter to send a message of farewell to Chris Brown on Wednesday, March 4, amid rumors of the musician fathering a baby girl who is now 9 months old -- get details

    Us Weekly
  • Dr. Saira Malik reprimanded for 'disrespectful style' toward patients

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies. According to the college, Malik had been counselled or cautioned four times in the past about "breaches of patient confidentiality, attitude, and failure to follow required policies regarding acceptance of new patients" prior to the latest complaints. Malik's response to the patient complaints and investigation was one of defiance, the college said.

    CBC
  • Royal coat of arms found in walls

    A Tudor royal coat of arms has been discovered embedded in the walls of a cottage in an Oxfordshire village. Pieces of the 16th Century 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) stone armorial were found in Tudor Cottage, in Hanwell near Banbury, during refurbishments. Owner David Crabtree said a large fleur-de-lys "fell into a pile of rubble" as builders took a wall down. Further carved stones, including three lions, were then found in other walls within the cottage.

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  • The Great Canadian Ratings Report: Libel notice aside, TSN ran the board on NHL trade deadline day

    TSN will be remembered longer for airing that slanderous tweet than it will for what it accomplished on Monday.

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