VIDEO: Things people used to believe about women

Many of us know women were often called 'hysterical' for expressing emotions, but they were also told cycling too much would cause 'bicycle face.'

  • Trudeau children's nannies being paid for by taxpayers

    Canadian taxpayers are paying the wages of two nannies hired to care for the children of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, according to cabinet orders posted online. The disclosure comes after an election campaign where Trudeau repeatedly attacked the Conservatives' enhanced universal child care benefit, or UCCB, and income splitting for families, arguing rich families like his and former prime minister Stephen Harper's didn't need taxpayers' help. "In these times, Mr. Harper's top priority is to give wealthy families like his and mine $2,000," Trudeau said in reference to the Conservatives' income-splitting tax credit.

  • Women Who Urinated In Front Of Praying Muslim Family Are Spared Jail

    Two women who urinated in front of a Muslim family while they prayed in a park have walked free from court. Natalie Richardson, 32, and Claire Farrell, 36, who were drunk at the time, shouted racist abuse and pulled down their underwear and squatted within metres of the Syrian family, which included two children aged eight and ten. Another six children were in the company of the two drunken women on a Sunday afternoon in Central Park, Plymouth on August 16.

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  • Heat pump myths busted

    Two recent stories about heat pumps on drew lots of online comments and revealed some confusion about the units. Ted White teaches engineering technology at the New Brunswick Community College and knows a lot about heat pumps. White read those comments and came up with six heat pump myths that needed to be busted.

  • 'Slick' $62K banking scam stopped by CIBC staff in LaSalle, Ont.

    An Ontario woman was briefly bilked out of $62,000 last week before fast-acting bank staff realized she had been scammed, reversed the transfer and called police. Police in LaSalle, Ont., a town just west of Windsor, say an elderly woman fell victim to a phone scam that looked and sounded legitimate. Harbinder Gill said the woman received a call from what appeared to be a CIBC phone number and spoke to two men.

  • Game of Thrones Actor Smashes Keg Throw Record

    Hafþór Björnsson, or The Mountain from Game of Thrones as he’s more commonly known by his fans, holds the title for being the world’s strongest man. On November 28, he attempted another world record, the keg toss, and managed to smash the previous record. He threw a 15kg keg over 24 feet into the air, completely stunning the watching audience. Credit: YouTube/Official Strongman

  • How Holly Holm's upset win over Ronda Rousey has affected her teammates

    Holm's JacksonWink teammates are feeding off the new women's bantanweight champ, even if they haven't seen her since the big win.

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  • All-electric transit system could be on the way for Winnipeg

    The city and the province have assembled a joint task force to investigate the viability of an electric transit system in Winnipeg. Representatives with Manitoba Hydro, bus manufacturer New Flyer and Red River College are also involved. The announcement comes about 20 months after the first electric bus in half a century was put in service in Winnipeg.

  • Email to Clinton: Canadian foreign affairs types really hated the Harper Tories

    A U.S. official expressed amazement at how deeply detested Canada's Conservative government was by some employees of the Foreign Affairs Department. It was contained in a message where a U.S. official described how his colleagues across the border pleaded for his help lobbying the Canadian government not to cut a program for Haiti. The U.S. special co-ordinator for Haiti said Canadians were worried about budget cuts that would have slashed down an operation from 11 employees to four, for a country that was ostensibly a major Canadian foreign policy priority.

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  • Winnipeg man pleads guilty in pair of high-profile sex attacks, reports say

    Published reports say a Winnipeg man has pleaded guilty to a pair of violent sexual assaults, including one on a teen who became a spokeswoman for the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women. The media reports said Justin Hudson, 21, pleaded guilty in a Winnipeg courtroom Monday to aggravated sexual assaults on the girl, who was 16 at the time, and a 23-year-old woman hours later in November 2014. Neither victim can be identified under a publication ban that was put in place Monday, both the Globe and Mail and the Winnipeg Sun said.

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  • This Is a Brick Made From The Dust In Beijing’s Smog

    This brick is made of pollutants sucked out of the air in Beijing. 

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  • Garret "Sparks" Maple Leafs to victory with historic shutout in NHL debut

    Garret Sparks shuts out Oilers in NHL debut

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  • Woman in a wheelchair says she was denied Transit Windsor service on stroller-filled bus

    Last week, the Windsor woman said she was told she couldn't get on a bus because the designated wheelchair spots were taken up by passengers with strollers. "It'd be different if there were two wheelchairs in the spot," LaCount said. This was the second time LaCount's been denied access to a Windsor bus because there was no room for her wheelchair. She's contacted Transit Windsor, the mayor's office and called 3-1-1.

  • Andrew Coyne: Whacking the top one per cent with a tax hike not the bonanza Liberals hype

    Whatever other Liberal election promise is or is not included in next week’s throne speech, it’s a fair bet that raising taxes on “the wealthiest one per cent” will feature front and centre. Somewhat less prominence will likely be given to the tax cut for the middle class. It wasn’t always this way. When the two policies were first announced last spring, it was the middle class tax cut that took first billing. “A Liberal government will give a tax cut to middle-class Canadians,” the party trumpeted, “by asking the wealthiest Canadians to give a little more.” By the time the campaign rolled around, however, the emphasis had been reversed. In the debates, Justin Trudeau put the tax increase on

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  • Yodel Delivery Driver Saved Customer's Mobile Number Then Flirted With Her By Text

    A Yodel delivery driver saved a female customer’s mobile phone number and then used it to send her flirty text messages. Alena Faulkner, 24, from Crawley, West Sussex, was appalled by the behaviour of the driver, who had delivered her a set of drawers in two separate visits. It was only the second time she has used delivery service Yodel, after ordering some storage units from eBay.

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  • 13 times Princess Kate and Queen Elizabeth II dressed the same (13 photos)

    While the Duchess of Cambridge is often regarded as the most fashionable royal these days, it seems like she’s drawn a lot of inspiration from Queen Elizabeth II, who herself was named one of British Vogue’s most glamorous women in 2007. During her 53-year reign, the Queen has worn numerous breathtaking pieces, from embellished evening gowns to brightly-coloured coat dresses. Scroll through the slideshow to see 13 times the future Queen of England has taken a sartorial cue from the current monarch – or vice versa. It just goes to show that dressing like a royal never goes out of style.  ALSO SEE: Fashionable royals (who aren’t the Duchess of Cambridge) Why the Queen always carries a purse – even at home The Duchess of Cambridge wears tights, proves she’s just as basic as us All photos via Getty Images

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  • Meet The Sleazy Chat Bot That Exposes Creepy Behaviour Of Guys On The Internet

    A message pops up: “Aren’t you going to say hi?”

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  • DNA sequence found in human gut with significant difference to any known life form

    Stories broke recently that made it sound like we were on the verge of 'Alien' coming to life. That isn't true, but there are some neat discoveries being made inside of us.

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  • The hidden homeless in Toronto's suburbs

    The geography of poverty in Toronto is changing. It is shifting from the downtown core to the suburbs.  

  • Watch: Tiger Becomes Friends With Goat He Was Supposed To EAT

    An unlikely friendship has developed between a tiger and a goat that was served up to him for his lunchtime meal. Amur the tiger, housed at the Primorsky Safari Park in Russia, did not seem to be interested in devouring Timur the goat when it was introduced to its enclosure. Instead, the pair seemed to buddy up, with Timur following around his fearsome new friend everywhere he went.

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  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.