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  • Fort McMurray mother receives hefty airline bill despite Air Canada promise

    Christina Cormier said she even had the tickets to prove that she and her two-year-old daughter were allowed four suitcases that weighed slightly more than the usual limit since they were evacuees going back to the town. "I've been away from Fort McMurray for two months. El Jazouli booked the Air Canada tickets for Cormier and their daughter using their Red Cross registration numbers.

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  • Blue Jays face trade deadline, Aaron Sanchez decisions

    What the Blue Jays do before the trade deadline will likely indicate what the plan is for Aaron Sanchez.

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  • Moncton mosque overflowing since Syrians arrived

    Moncton's first mosque is in need of an expansion due to the influx of Syrian refugees. According to Riaz Akhtar, treasurer for the Muslim Association of Moncton, the congregation has doubled in size in the last six months. "On a Friday afternoon, when the congregational prayers are being held, this hall becomes full and we have to use the downstairs basement as a [back up], whereas before the Syrians arrived it was about a third-to-a-half full," he said.

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  • Revealed: The secret to getting every last drop out of a ketchup bottle

    It’s no secret that the struggle to getting all of the ketchup out of a glass bottle is a feeling many can empathize with. At last, ketchup maker Heinz has revealed a long-held secret trick. A spokesperson for Heinz told Mirror the this area is the “sweet spot” of the Heinz bottle.

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  • 'Distraught' cat crawls home after being caught in illegal gopher trap

    When the cat returned only a few hours later, Toniello's younger brother was shocked to discover the cat under the deck with her front paw stuck in a gopher trap. Concerned neighbours can set one of these traps on their property as long as they get a permit and as long as the temperature is between 0 and 30 C.

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  • Controversial bathroom sign sparks backlash in Medicine Hat

    Rising said the bouncer told her she could not use the women's washroom, but offered to escort her into the men's bathroom — a facility she hasn't used since she was 17. "I told him, 'I would rather pee myself than use a men's washroom.

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  • Priest killed in attack at church in Normandy, France (16 photos)

    A priest was killed and another person was seriously injured following an attack at a church in Normandy, France, where officials said police killed two hostage takers. Two armed men entered the church shortly before 10 a.m. local time, during morning mass, and took five people hostage at the church in a suburb of Rouen – located roughly 80 miles northwest of Paris – according to the Ministry of the Interior. A nun and a parishioner were among the hostages. The motive is not yet known, but the Paris persecutor’s office has opened up a terrorism investigation following the attack. (GMA) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .

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  • Whitchurch-Stouffville’s mayor is getting married and the entire town is invited

    On Aug. 6, Justin Altmann, the mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Ontario will marry his fiancé Jenny Hillier. The couple, who met in line at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November 2015, decided against an intimate affair, and instead have invited the town’s 46,000 residents to the wedding ceremony. Altmann swears it’s not a publicity stunt, but simply a way to give back to the community he’s lived in pretty much his whole life.

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  • Governments spend $180M on high-speed internet in Ontario

    Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure made the announcement in London on Tuesday morning. Once complete, the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project will ensure more people, especially those in rural areas, have access to the new fibre optic network.

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  • Teacher Who Can’t Speak Spanish Sues Employer For Not Giving Her Job Teaching Spanish

    Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.

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  • 'A disappointing day': Fish kill cleanup underway in Clyde River

    P.E.I. government officials are investigating a fish kill in Clyde River, just west of Charlottetown. The incident was reported at about 5:15 p.m. AT Monday, and was confirmed when government officials visited the site. The investigation involves staff from Environment Canada, the provincial Department of Justice and Public Safety and the provincial Department of Communities, Land and Environment. The affected area extends from Bannockburn Road to Colville Road.

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  • Alcohol ‘directly causes’ seven forms of cancer: study

    Scientists from New Zealand are warning in a new study that suggests alcohol “directly causes” seven forms of cancer.

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  • 6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

    You might think life would be easier, happier, and infinitely more fulfilling if only you could rack up a few more IQ points. But that's hardly the case, as evidenced by the 100-plus answers on a Quora thread titled, "When does intelligence become a curse?" Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that people place on them to the trouble of constantly being perceived as a braggart. Below, we've rounded up some of the most thought-provoking responses and explained the science behind them.

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  • Meet the mysterious tycoon at the centre of half-a-billion in B.C. property deals

    A Chinese property tycoon linked to a massive banking scandal in China’s industrial north is at the centre of more than $500 million in B.C. property deals, a joint investigation by Postmedia and global due diligence firm IPSA International shows. Chinese real estate magnate Kevin Sun — also known as Hong Sun, Kevin Lin, Hong Wei Sun and Sun Hongwei — founded Sun Commercial Real Estate in 2013. In addition to buying and selling hundreds of millions in B.C. property, the B.C. company, which focuses on immigrant investors, has raised over $200 million from investors. The banking scandal, at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, started with a $500-million loan fraud audit in Jilin, a corruption-plagued

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  • Russian tennis chief says Maria Sharapova may never play again

    The tennis star tested positive for a banned drug at the Australian Open in January.

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  • Mark Hamill's Response to a Lightsaber Made For Him Only Confirms He's the Best

    Mark Hamill fans are truly dedicated and it's no wonder why. The original Luke Skywalker in the early Star Wars films remains humble and reciprocates all the love he gets. His latest reaction after receiving an amazing gift from a fan only confirms he's the best. At this year's Star Wars Celebration in London, a fan and employee from Hampton's Handcrafted LED Sabers gave Mark a custom Joker lightsaber that customers pitched in to create. The lightsaber even came equipped with Mark's laugh as the Joker from his voice-over days in Batman: The Animated Series. Mark thought it was a pretty cool gadget but was blown away once he realized it was his to keep. Watch the video above to see his awesome

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  • B.C. ordered to pay injured American youth $2.2 million after lamp post fall

    VICTORIA — The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered the B.C. government to pay $2.2 million in damages to a young Phoenix man who was severely injured when he climbed onto a wall overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour, swung around a corroded lamp post and fell to the causeway below. On Tuesday, Justice George Macintosh found the Provincial Capital Commission was negligent and 35 per cent at fault for the March 31, 2007, accident that left David Mackey, then a 17-year-old high school student, with severe traumatic brain injury. The judge found Mackey was 65 per cent at fault for swinging on the lamp post in a dangerous location. “It’s obvious if he did not get up on the baluster and swing on the lamp

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  • Puck Lists: 7 RFAs who should be signed by now

    (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

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  • Egyptian airliner vanishes, what next?

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble is at the Charles de Gaulle Airport with the latest on the EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean.

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  • Pet gecko goes missing on WestJet flight

    When Meryl asked about taking the small pet in the cabin for the flight, she was told that WestJet's policy only allows cats, dogs, birds and rabbits to travel with the passengers.  That meant Nom would have to make the long trip alone in the cargo hold. When contacted for an interview, WestJet sent an email detailing its search for Nom. "We are doing everything possible to find and return Nom including engaging baggage and cargo handlers and airport staff in both Toronto and Vancouver," the airline wrote. "In addition, we have issued a nationwide alert to all of our cargo bases to conduct a thorough search of all warehouses across the WestJet network.

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