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Heavy storms hit Manitoba during the week, with this spectacular lightning bolt shorting out the power in a large area of Winnipeg.

  • Holiday-bound parents leave blunt instructions to children

    The parents of Katie and Robbie Ewart did not mince their words when they left their children a four-page instructional note before heading out on holidays. “I know you both like to try and outdo each other in the ‘who can f*** up the most’ category, so don’t feel the need to express yourselves when I’m gone.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Hwy. 407 crash involving coach bus leaves 3 people dead

    Three people have been killed in a crash on Highway 407 near Mississauga Road, Peel paramedics say. OPP Sgt. Vincent Idzenga told reporters that a 1948 Chevrolet was travelling westbound in the far-right lane and "sustained a tire issue ... to the right rear tire and as a result of this mechanical issue the vehicle lost control" and swerved into the inner left lane. The coach bus then T-boned the Chevrolet, and "as a result of that impact the [Chevrolet] burst into flames," Idzenga said, adding the car veered into the right ditch and rolled.

    CBC
  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Tim Hortons takedown: Cops with coffee bust armed drug dealer

    It's an unusual story about a criminal, a coffee shop and a loaded, sawed-off shotgun. A ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal reveals new details about the arrest of an armed drug dealer outside a popular Prince George coffee shop in November, 2013. The Tim Hortons was busy with customers, including numerous students from a nearby high school, Two RCMP officers sat drinking coffee and looking out the window.

    CBC
  • Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

    Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, might not come to the defence of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them. Trump's remarks about U.S. obligations under NATO to come to the aid of other members of the 28-nation alliance are in line with his views questioning the United States' global role. In 2014, the 28-member alliance created a rapid-reaction force to protect the most vulnerable NATO members against a confrontation with Russia.

    The Canadian Press
  • Unusual text messages prompt Alberta family to involve police in search for Coutts man

    Wed, Jul 20: A Coutts family, along with Edmonton police, are asking for the public’s help in locating 28-year-old William David Smith after his father received some unusual text messages from his son.

    Global News
  • 10 popular desserts across the world (10 photos)

    Did you know that the word ‘dessert’ originated from the French word desservir, meaning “to clear the table”? Here are ten popular desserts from across the world which people indulge in after the table’s been cleared or even otherwise.

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  • Dead geese had feet ripped off for Jack Miner leg bands

    The discovery of seven dead geese near a Kingsville bird sanctuary has owners worried the animals are being targeted for trophies. Some of the geese have had their feet ripped off and leg bands removed, explained Mary Baruth, the executive director at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. Most of the birds at the sanctuary are tagged with Jack Miner leg bands, which have become a hot commodity with some of the bands selling online for hefty prices.

    CBC
  • Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

    The Canadian Press
  • Man killed, woman injured in Hwy. 401 motorcycle crash

    A male motorcyclist is dead and a female motorcyclist is dealing with injuries after a crash on Highway 401 early Saturday morning, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash involved at least three motorcycles and a transport truck at around 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Keele Street. Sgt. Colin Style of the OPP Highway Safety Division told CBC News that a group of motorcyclists was riding on Highway 401 when the collision with the truck occurred, adding police have not yet determined the sequence of events that led to the fatal crash and some motorcyclists have returned to the scene to give eyewitness accounts.

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  • Brooklyn Beckham's Latest Photo of Chloë Grace Moretz Will Make You Swoon

    It looks like things are getting serious between Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz. After months of speculation, the actress finally confirmed their relationship during an appearing on Watch What Happens Live in May, and the two are also heating up Instagram with adorable photos. Brooklyn took to social media in late May and uploaded a black-and-white snap of the actress sitting in what appears to be a hotel hallway with bags of takeout, writing, "Late night take out with the bae." Chloë — who graces the June cover of Glamour magazine — also shared a few photos of her and Brooklyn looking all loved up. Of course, this isn't the first time these two have been romantically linked. The two

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  • Chris Sale suspended five days after bizarre clubhouse incident

    Chris Sale is suspended five days. The other shoe has dropped on the bizarre clubhouse incident involving Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. General manager Rick Hahn announced Sunday that Sale has been suspended five days for “violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment.” He’s also been fined an undisclosed amount.

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  • Bay Bulls father, 81, sentenced for assaulting children 50 years ago

    A Bay Bulls man who beat his son and burned his daughter more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to 16 months house arrest for what the judge hearing the case called "egregious" offences. Walter Welyhorski, 81, was convicted of three assaults after a trial in March 2016, and sentencing was handed down Friday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. According to the facts presented during sentencing, Welyhorski assaulted his son three times between October 1964 and July 1971.

    CBC
  • Cottage owner 'last man standing' on road blocked by neighbour

    When Erick Fritsch arrived in Nova Scotia for his annual summer vacation, he was greeted by an unfamiliar sight: a steel gate across the road leading to his cottage, and a sign identifying the route as "Pugsley Logging Road". 

    CBC
  • Novak Djokovic, Connor McDavid delight crowd during Rogers Cup ball hockey game

    Naturally, the first time Novak Djokovic plays hockey should be in Canada.

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  • Garage sale app brings thrifting into the 21st century

    There was a time when the only way to find a good garage sale was to pore through the newspaper classifieds or run into one, by chance, in your neighbourhood. Travis Lutz has developed an app that uses a smartphone's location services to point users to the closest sale. "And then, you just hit the go button and that links you straight into Google Maps, which takes you into Google Navigation which takes you straight to the sale.

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  • Trump calls for shutdown of Muslims entering US

    CNBC's John Harwood reports GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is not backing down from his statement that Muslims should not be allowed in the U.S.

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  • Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking 'Why'?

    A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a store at this time of year, which is why some shoppers were surprised to see Costco has started selling Christmas trees and decorations this week in the barbeque aisle. It's not the first time Costco has pulled out the tinsel and decorations in the summer, but it seems this year the shopping warehouse is trying to ring in the holidays extra early. At the Costco store in Moncton, many wondered just how early is too early.

    CBC
  • Man Survives Cancer, Meningitis, MRSA And A Heart Attack - Then Wife Leaves Him

    After surviving three bouts of meningitis, MRSA, a heart attack and a cancerous tumour that left him paralysed, Oliver Pugh was due a change in fortune. Tests later showed Oliver, from Buxton, Derbyshire, had developed a cancerous tumour and he was referred to the Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester. Surgeons twice failed to remove the growth and Oliver subsequently contracted meningitis three times as a result of his spinal cord becoming infected.

    Yahoo News
  • Russian Tesla owner gets wish granted for charging station in middle of nowhere

    Russian Tesla owner Alexander Shavrin convinced, the regional energy company IDGC of Urals to build a charging station at the halfway-mark between the two cities.

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