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Albertans won't take blame for province's financial woes

The opposition demands Jim Prentice apologize for 'profoundly insulting' Albertans as the #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans hashtag goes viral.

  • Windsor, Ont. woman, 21, charged in library sex show video case: police

    A 21-year-old woman was charged Friday in connection with an investigation into sexual acts performed and streamed online at public libraries in Windsor, Ont. The Windsor woman — who hasn't been identified by police — turned herself in at police headquarters on Friday morning, Sgt. Matthew D'Asti said in a news release. D'Asti said her surrender came a day after investigators had received information regarding her identity and had attempted to contact her.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canadian oil extraction is 'extraordinarily dirty' process, Obama says

    U.S. President Barack Obama has some less-than-laudatory words for Canada's oil industry in a new example of his increasingly critical take on the oilsands. "The way that you get oil out in Canada is an extraordinarily dirty way of extracting oil," Obama said during the event at a South Carolina college. Obama has recently taken to dismissing the Keystone XL pipeline, playing down its benefit for the American economy.

    The Canadian Press 28 mins ago
  • Skeletal remains returned to B.C. coroner

    A rock climber in Squamish, B.C., thought he’d found a pretty interesting artifact while climbing the Stawamus Chief last week. The man was shocked to learn that the B.C. Coroners Service issued a public appeal earlier this week for the return of the missing piece of what could be skeletal human remains. “They just didn’t know what they had,” said Barb McLintock, spokeswoman for the coroners service, which announced Friday that the remains had been turned over.

    Daily Brew 46 mins ago
  • The Big Bang Theory's Tribute to Leonard Nimoy Is Understated and Perfect

    Leonard Nimoy's legacy will live long and prosper on The Big Bang Theory. The Star Trek actor, who died of end-stage COPD on Feb. 27 at age 83, was a major presence on the CBS sitcom — even though he never actually appeared on it in person. Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper idolized Nimoy, and frequently referenced his beloved Star Trek character Mr. Spock on the show.

    Us Weekly
  • RESPs: What happens if your child doesn't go to university?

    Many Canadian parents diligently put money aside every month for the kids’ post-secondary education. It’s a question Robert Armstrong, vice president and head ofmanaged solutions at BMO Global Asset Management in Toronto, hears all thetime.

    Pay Day
  • Where the most millionaires are moving-and fleeing

    According to a new study from global real estate consultant Knight Frank with Fragomen, the immigration specialist for the wealthy, more millionaires than ever are looking for homes in other countries. So where are millionaires moving from and going to to? The second largest millionaire loser is India, which saw 43,400, or 27 percent of its millionaires, leave the country in those 10 years.

    CNBC
  • Kendall Jenner Attacked By Overzealous Fan in Paris (Photos)

    Kendall Jenner Attacked By Overzealous Fan in Paris (Photos) A very overzealous fan runs up to Kendall Jenner and attacks her on Friday (March 6) in Paris, France. The 19-year-old model was sightseeing with her good pal…

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  • Doctor who helped Harrison Ford after plane crash shocked to find actor he grew up watching

    Dr. Sanjay Khurana was wrapping up a golf game when a vintage plane buzzed overhead, clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the green. When the surgeon got a closer look, he was stunned to see the pilot was Harrison Ford, the actor he grew up watching in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie franchises. "I'm a child of the '80s," Khurana said Friday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Snuggie seller Allstar Marketing to pay $8 million to settle charges it deceived customers

    The company behind Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other "As Seen on TV" products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission says Allstar Marketing Group promised customers buy-one-get-one free promotions, but they were still charged for the items in the form of high shipping costs. Allstar will pay $7.5 million to the FTC to create a fund that will be used for customer refunds.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blanchett Baby Name Revealed!

    Cate Blanchett has a new tiny mouth to feed! Cate and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl, her rep confirmed to Access Hollywood on Friday. In a statement later in the day on Friday, the rep also revealed the baby's name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.

    Access Hollywood
  • Bison return to Banff announced by federal government

    Bison will be reintroduced to Banff National Park over the next five years, the federal government announced Friday. The federal government says plains bison once played a key role in the park's montane ecosystem, but has been absent from the park since its establishment. "Successfully restoring this keystone species in Banff will allow visitors, neighbours and the public at large to experience an authentic national park experience," said Richards in a release.

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  • Winnipeg police on lookout for man who grabbed 12-year-old girl

    Winnipeg police are on the lookout for a man who chased and grabbed a 12-year-old girl in Winnipeg's North End. A girl in the area was playing with friends when she saw a man in pickup truck watching her. The pickup truck is believed to be red with a grey/white stripe running down the side.

    CBC 56 mins ago
  • Peter Moody gets Medal of Bravery for saving wife Susan from bear mauling

    ​Peter Moody of Kimberley, B.C. was recognized for his bravery on Friday in Ottawa, two years after leaping into action when he saw his wife Susan being mauled by a grizzly bear. The couple were hiking in the wilderness near their home in November 2012, when a grizzly bear attacked Moody's wife and pinned her to the ground.

    CBC
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar Poses Totally Nude, Upside Down for Fitness Competition: Blush-Worthy Photo

    Zack Morris, um, has really gotten better with age. Mark-Paul Gosselaar let it all hang out — no, seriously — when he posted a photo of himself completely nude via Twitter late last month. PHOTOS: Saved by the Bell -- where they are now The Saved

    Us Weekly
  • N.W.T. mother fights to use aboriginal name for daughter: Sahai?a

    A northern woman is fighting with the government of the Northwest Territories to register her infant daughter under her aboriginal name. "It's important to me because that's our language," said Shene Catholique-Valpy. Catholique-Valpy and her partner are going to school in Red Deer, Alta., but the two decided before the birth of their baby last year to return to their Yellowknife home so their child would have an N.W.T. birth certificate.

    The Canadian Press
  • Daylight saving time: 4 sleep tips for parents

    After the time changes in most parts of the country, infants and children might be a bit more hyperactive and teens more irritable, said Dr. Reshma Amin, a respirologist with an interest in sleep disorders at Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. Ideally, parents can prepare for the time change by gradually shifting bedtime 15 minutes earlier starting a few days before Sunday, Amin said. Mary Elizabeth Picher is completing her PhD in child development at the University of Toronto and offers sleep support to parents at Wholeplay Family Services.

    CBC
  • Oil in biggest weekly drop since January on dollar, rate-hike fear

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil prices closed down on Friday, with benchmark Brent losing its most in a week since January, as a resurgent dollar and fear of a U.S. rate hike diverted attention from the shrinking number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States. The dollar rocketed to 11-/12-year highs against a basket of currencies after the U.S. government reported the U.S. jobless rate fell to 6-1/2-year lows. Many U.S. Federal Reserve officials consider that to be full employment, and the central bank could decide on an interest rate hike in June.

    Reuters
  • How to stop public urination: Make the walls pee back

    Public urinators in Hamburg, Germany’s St. Pauli district have been warned: It’s “peeback time.”The neighbourhood known for partying had a growing problem: drunks were relieving themselves on walls, home entrances and even on playgrounds. Fines and prohibitions

    Daily Buzz
  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, ‘Rogue Pilot’ Seems Likeliest Theory

    The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday.

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  • 'Games were supposed to be a fun career choice: Now I'm afraid I'll get murdered'

    (Brenda Romero / Wikimedia, CC) "There are many people silenced this year" —game developer Brenda Romero. At this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a panel of distinguished game developers and critics gathered for a very popular panel, the third annual #1ReasonToBe — as in, "the No. 1 reason to be" a woman who works in games and technology.

    Business Insider