Higher voter turnout for advance polls: Elections Canada

The opening day of advance polls brought out a big increase in the number of voters casting ballots ahead of Oct. 19.

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    Teachers will do just about anything to get their students' attention these days. As as result of growing up in the smartphone era, Gen Z-ers only have eight-second attention spans, so sometimes teacher (and parents) have to go to extremes. Debby Heerkens, a seventh-grade biology teacher at the Groene Hart Rijnwoude school in the Netherlands, did just that when she began a lesson about how our bodies work. To the shock of her students, she stood up on her desk and stripped off her clothes, revealing a full Spandex bodysuit that accurately illustrated every muscle and organ in the body. She then stripped again, revealing another full Spandex bodysuit that outlined where all of our bones are located.

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  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

    Three men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a downtown shooting, police said.

  • Navy SEAL reveals 10 steps to survive a mass shooting

    What the hell is wrong with us? Seriously, what is happening to the fabric of our society? How do we explain the fact that a small fraction of a certain subset of our society—young, often socially isolated males—now find it to be a valid course of action to use a weapon to murder as many people as possible before turning the gun on themselves or perishing in a hail of police bullets? I have no idea. I have no answers. I do not think “the availability of guns” is the answer, for one, though certainly it is one part of the possible solution. I do not think that the media’s tendency, at least in the past, to pore over and report on the various personality traits and manifestos of past shooters,

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  • David Price decision key talking point from Blue Jays' Game 4 win

    The Blue Jays opted to use Price as a reliever Monday instead of saving him for the Game 5 start.

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  • Changes proposed for rental, strata laws in B.C.

    The provincial government is proposing several changes to the laws governing renters and strata property owners in B.C. The proposed changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would allow renters to break a lease if fleeing from violence or heading into long-term care. Current laws mean that renters can't leave without the landlord's permission, or they face a financial penalty.

  • Vin Diesel Shuts Down Body-Shamers

    The best defense is a great offense, as Vin Diesel proved on Sunday.

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  • Student charged over his mac and cheese meltdown in food court apologizes, says he's ashamed

    A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized. Luke Gatti acknowledged in a 2 1/2-minute video posted online that he was drunk and said he was ashamed of his behaviour. Gatti, a 19-year-old freshman from Bayville, New York, was due in court Tuesday on charges of breach of peace and criminal trespass stemming from his Oct. 4 outburst at the university's student union food court in Storrs, where the university is based.

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  • BC coast braces for severe storm

    Fri, Oct 9: Coastal BC residents are being warned to prepare for a weekend storm that will be packing strong winds and plenty of rain. Reporter Nadia Stewart and senior meteorologist Mark Madryga have more on what areas will be hit the hardest and how BC Hydro is getting ready.

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  • The 1-Step Hack That Makes an Ikea Cabinet Unrecognizable (4 photos)

    Interior designer Victoria Solomon of Victoria Elizabeth Design had a mission: to add a media cabinet to her small NYC apartment that would add extra storage while hiding the ugly wires under her TV. In her dreams, she envisioned a 140-inch built-in-looking piece of furniture that could hold its own on the long 180-inch wall - but in reality, nothing like this existed. So what did the clever designer do? She turned to Ikea and hacked her way to the expensive-looking custom console of her dreams! Victoria realized that three Ikea Besta shelf units, when lined up, totaled about 140 inches. So, she purchased three Besta ($100) shelf units with high-gloss white doors and gave them an undeniably glamorous (and ridiculously simple) makeover by adding agate pulls ($49 per pair). Want to re-create the look at home? Read on for Victoria's expert tips!

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  • Apple’s luxury watch will become obsolete: Tag Heuer

    Switzerland’s luxury watch industry is making a leap from the traditional to win customers back from disruptors like Apple, TAG Heuer's CEO told CNBC.

  • The leader of al Qaeda described what ISIS needs to do, or else it'll be 'crushed in the shadows'

    Long before militants rampaged across the Middle East to seize territory and declare an Islamic "caliphate," the leader of al Qaeda had an ominous warning for the head of the terror group that's now known as ISIS. In 2005, Ayman al-Zawahiri wrote a letter of advice to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was then the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the predecessor of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Zawahiri was concerned that AQI, a Sunni terror group, was alienating Sunnis in Iraq by attacking Shia civilians. He advised Zarqawi to seek popular support from Sunnis in the country and slowly "develop" and "consolidate" an Islamic "emirate" until it grew to "the level of the caliphate" only after

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  • Chinese Man Eats So Much Fatty Food His Blood 'Turned Oily And Yellow'

    It’s claimed that the man, who is in his 40s and called Liu, consumed an extremely oil-rich diet during recent holidays. Liu was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatitis, which was believed to have been brought on by his high-fat, high-protein diet. Liu’s blood test was released by the hospital and published as a warning to other citizens, it’s claimed.

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  • 2 separate crashes close Trans-Canada Highway in same spot

    First responders from West Vancouver and North Vancouver were called to the same stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway twice in one night, after separate crashes. The first crash happened a little after 6 p.m. Saturday, when an eastbound motorist struck the right-side barrier at the west end of the bridge over the Capilano River, right on the boundary of North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Assistant Chief Jeff Bush with West Vancouver Fire and Rescue said the second incident happened just after 11 p.m., about 45 metres from the location of the first.

  • Shia Breaks Silence After Arrest

    Shia LaBeouf has broken his silence following his arrest in Austin, TX on Friday.

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  • There Is An Actual Scientific Way To Cut Cake - And You’ve Been Doing It Wrong

    Everyone pretty much cuts the cake in the same way - but you’ve been doing it wrong for your entire life.

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  • Bruins quietly shopping veterans after slow start: Report

    Over the summer, first-year general manager Don Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Milan Lucic for packages that mostly included draft picks.

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  • 800-pound man with dreams of becoming an actor says he's determined to slim down, live a life

    A Rhode Island man who weighs nearly 800 pounds says he's determined to slim down and he dreams of becoming an actor one day. Steven Assanti, of Cranston, refers to himself now as a monster. Assanti spoke to a Rhode Island television station, WJAR-TV, last week after he said he was kicked out of Rhode Island Hospital for ordering pizza.

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  • 'Pre-marked' ballots at Vancouver polling station blamed on printing error

    Elections Canada says a printing error is to blame after a Vancouver teacher who tried to vote in the advance poll on Friday got two spoiled ballots with pre-markings on them. Chris Quarrie went to vote Friday at the West Point Grey United Church, near the University of British Columbia in the Vancouver Quadra riding, but found a black streak on his ballot next to the circle for the Conservative candidate. It looked more like a printing error or something.

  • 'Lady Marmalade' 3.0 With Miley?!

    Voulez-vous coucher avec Rita, Miley, Charli and Iggy?

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  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Teacher Busted After Quitting Job To Make Crystal Meth

    Did he think he was Walter White? A Chinese teacher has been busted Breaking Bad - after he quit his job to make crystal meth. The man, named only as Lumou, reportedly resigned from his post as admissions director at a vocational school in 2012.

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