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Future Shops close, some to rebrand as Best Buys

Employees and customers were caught off guard by news that the electronics retailer is shutting down half of its stores.

  • Police surround Ont. Walmart

    Cops are blocking anyone from entering or exiting a Peterborough, Ont., Walmart, according to social media reports.

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  • Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden over spring training stunt

    If you were keeping score at home back on March 12, you can probably rattle off the exact order of events and appearances made by actor Will Ferrell during his five-stadium Cactus League tour. As Ferrell indicates, Madden probably hated it because he just didn't get it.

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  • Eugenie Bouchard hears it on social media after loss to qualifier in Miami

    There are those who love Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard no matter what. And there are those who denigrate her for her off-court popularity and all the hype that has surrounded her for more than a year, since her breakthrough performance in reaching

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  • Footage reveals one of most common scams targeting tourists in Paris

    It's one of the most common schemes tourists encounter when they visit Paris, with plenty of guides and websites warning holidaymakers to turn and walk away. Filmed in the tourist-heavy area along the river Seine in Paris, this footage shows a woman trying to pressure a holidaymaker into signing a petition, without explaining why or what it is for.

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  • Men are going nuts over Lululemon's 'anti-ball crushing' pants

    Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevintold investors during a call Thursday that this innovative garment was a driving force behind the 16 per cent same-store sales increase the company experienced last quarter. A poorly-received charitable partnership with the Dalai Lama, shopping bag messages that appeared to discourage customers from wearing sunscreen, and Wilson’s plans to build an enormous dock on his waterfront B.C. property despite complaints from neighbours further damaged the company’s public image.

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  • Future Shop's abrupt closure surprises B.C. consumers

    Future Shop customers say they're surprised and disappointed the tech chain is closing 66 stores across the country effective immediately.  "We are really shocked about what happened to Future Shop," said Wanda Farmer in front of the shuttered Granville

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  • Amal Clooney Ditched Her Dress For Date Night

    If there's one woman we can all aspire to be more like, it's Amal Clooney. Not only has the girl boss managed to carve out a killer career path for herself as attorney, activist, and now teacher at Columbia Law School, but she's also married to the world's most famous former bachelor, George Clooney. Last night she stepped out with George wearing a slouchy white jumpsuit that, while a bit oversize, was still crisply tailored.

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  • Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa jumps into emergency backup duty (Photo)

    Behold the above glory of Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa on the bench in a game against the New York Rangers. Tuukka Rask left the game in the second period due to dehydration and could not return. Boston won 4-2, backup Niklas Svedberg stopped 16 of 18 shots on goal in relief of Rask.

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  • Danielle Smith loses PC nomination in Highwood to Carrie Fischer

    Danielle Smith has lost her bid for the Progressive Conservative nomination in her riding of Highwood, losing out to OkotoksCoun. Carrie Fischer.  Smith, the former leader of the province's Official Opposition, led the defection of nine Wildrose MLAs

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  • Disney chief fights for his life after being drugged and robbed

    Paul Kelly from Essex, who has worked for Disney for 10 years, is said to be in intensive care with life changing injuries after being drugged and robbed during a business trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • 29 Photos That Will Make Your Brain Explode With Happiness

    Need a little pick-me-up? Read on to see some photos that will crush your negativity and imbue you with happiness. Source: Getty

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  • Selamneh Techane, man found in Fredericton attic, heading home

    “After five years, he don’t deserve this,” said Dereje Techane. Dereje came to Fredericton from Nashville. The New Brunswick Coroner Service says the case remains open, but that foul play is not suspected.

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  • Giant Florida Golf Course Gator Is Back – and He Brought His Appetite

    The 13-ft reptile first made a splash on March 6, when he was found happily stomping across a course at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida. The club posted photos of the alligator to Facebook, where they received international attention. On Thursday, Myakka Pines Golf Club shared an update on everyone's favorite scaly fairway celebrity, and it's a doozy. Instead of opting for scrambled eggs or toast, Goliath chose to feast on an entire turtle for his first meal of the day.

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  • Islamic State threatens Art of Living Malaysia unit

    The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. 'He landed in Malaysia yesterday but a few days ago while he was in Cambodia, we received threat letters from ISIS, one was received by the hotel manager, one was received by the director of Art of Living and one by senior faculty and the content of the letter is very threatening saying if you go ahead with the programme there will be consequences', said Nakul, an aide of Ravi Shankar.

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  • Special needs student told he can't wear varsity letter jacket

    Officials at Wichita East High School in Kansas are under fire after a special needs student was told he could not wear a varsity letter jacket because he was not competing at a varsity level. Michael Kelley, who has Down syndrome and autism, participates on Wichita East's special needs basketball team, an extra-curricular activity organized by the school's special needs teachers.

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  • Caleb Heaton charged with Strathcona sexual assault

    Caleb Timothy Heaton, 25, faces six charges in connection with the brutal sexual assault of a woman in her home in Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon. Court documents show the charges include aggravated sexual assault, breaking and entering, robbery and unlawful confinement. The woman, who witnesses said was covered in blood following the attack, is recovering in hospital from serious injuries, according to police.

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  • Prince Harry Supports Ex Cressida Bonas at London Play: Details

    What a sweet ex! Prince Harry showed his support for his former girlfriend Cressida Bonas in a big way on Wednesday, Mar. 25. The royal was one of the first to see the gorgeous blonde play the lead female role of Cecily Cardew in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at the London Oratory. Prince Harry, 30, and Bonas, 26, have been focusing on their careers since splitting for good in September 2014 after two years of dating.

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  • Kris Letang taken to hospital after Shane Doan hit (Video)

    Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was taken to the hospital after a collision with Shane Doan in Pittsburgh’s Saturday game against the Arizona Coyotes. This came after the below late hit by Arizona forward Shane Doan in a 3-2 Pittsburgh win. Said Penguins defenseman Ian Cole to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe in the locker room after the game.

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  • YOU are paying £430,000 a year for Camilla's son-in-law's solar farm

    It is an English landscape of quintessential beauty, but thanks to a company controlled by the son-in-law of the Duchess of Cornwall - a solar farm now sits atop Haldon Ridge in Devon.

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  • British father of Germanwings victim makes emotional

    Speaking at a memorial near the crash site, Philip Bramley, whose 28-year-old son Paul was one of three Britons on board the ill-fated Airbus A320, said the 150 who lost their lives should 'not be forgotten'.

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