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  • Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians

    It's a little bit of a house of cards that could fall down at any time," she says. The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton estimates she and Camus spend 43 per cent of their combined income paying down their $418,000 mortgage and covering other fixed housing expenses.

    CBC
  • You'll Love Seeing Princess Charlotte's Debut Side by Side With George's

    Princess Charlotte made her long-awaited debut on May 2, less than two years after her older brother, Prince George, was born. Like with Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their daughter to waiting crowds outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The entire event, from Kate going into labor to the official birth announcement and the initial reveal, was so similar to George's that we had to look at both royal babies' arrivals side by side.

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  • Nick Merkley's 2 goals pace Kelowna Rockets to Memorial Cup rout of Rimouski

    Birthday boy Nick Merkley showed why he is highly touted for the NHL draft with two soccer-inspired strikes, helping the Kelowna Rockets look like a reasonable facsimile of a Memorial Cup favourite during a 7-3 rout of the Rimouski Océanic. Merkley and the Rockets, betraying not a whit of desperation after losing their opener, authored three-goal runs in each of the first two periods in front of a Colisée crowd of 6,981. Merkley, who is NHL Central Scouting's No. 23-ranked North American skater, scored on the Rockets' first shot of the night 52 seconds into the contest.

    Buzzing The Net
  • Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide

    A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

    The Canadian Press
  • Winnipeg woman helps save dog from hot car, gets cold shoulder

    Winnipeg's Cassandra Esslinger says she does not think the owner of a dog she helped rescue from a hot car on Sunday learned a lesson. Esslinger was walking through the parking lot of Buffet Square near Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. when she heard barking. Esslinger says even though it was early evening, the temperature outside was still very warm.

    CBC
  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • RCMP warn of online sex scam that ends in blackmail

    The New Brunswick RCMP are warning people about getting involved in an online sex scam that results in them being blackmailed. "There are all kinds of online fraud scams out there and we are asking people to take measures to protect themselves.

    CBC
  • Dear Air Canada, you’re clamping down on the wrong behaviour

    As of Monday, anyone flying out of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport with Air Canada will want to pay special attention to their baggage, emotional and otherwise. This week, the airline began issuing red tags to those passengers whose carry-on luggage conforms to the company’s size regulations. The salvo represented a new turn in the so-called Carry-on Crisis that began last fall when the airline announced it would start charging for checked bags on domestic flights.

    Daily Brew
  • 5 Simple Steps to Renew Your Concrete Driveway (6 photos)

    In an alternative universe—in a world with neither vehicles nor inclement weather—your concrete driveway might never lose its pristine, freshly poured look. Stains and cracks, depressions and flaking are all common problems with concrete driveways, and they only get worse with time.

    Bob Vila
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger teases Daniel Cormier about belly after his UFC title win

    Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about what it takes to become a champion. The Hollywood legend was on hand Saturday for UFC 187 to witness one of the best fight cards in recent memory, and to congratulate the various athletes on their performances. The highlight of the night came when Schwarzenegger interrupted a backstage interview with newly minted light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fresh off his third-round submission victory over Anthony Johnson.

    Cagewriter
  • 10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

    If we lived by Carrie Bradshaw's rules, then we could never have too many shoes. To make your wardrobe planning a little easier, we've zeroed in on the 10 key shoe styles every woman should have in her closet.

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  • Bridgewater crews start pumping water from former HMCS Cormorant

    Canadian Coast Guard crews are working to pump water out of the former HMCS Cormorant in Bridgewater today. The Coast Guard took control of the effort to right the decommissioned vessel last week. The Cormorant began tipping severely in March after being overloaded with snow.

    CBC
  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

    Global News
  • Jenner Did NOT Have Surgery

    A report surfaced on Tuesday claiming that Bruce Jenner had undergone full gender reassignment surgery, but a source told Access Hollywood otherwise. Radar reported that Jenner had surgery three weeks ago and is now legally considered a woman, but a source close to Jenner told Access this is not true. In Jenner's sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer which aired in April, he said, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," but clarified that he had not undergone gender reassignment at the time.

    Access Hollywood
  • Bets against Canadian dollar take dramatic turn as speculators run for cover

    Bets for and against the Canadian dollar have taken a notable shift, turning to the bullish side of the ledger for the first time since last September. According to the latest report from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, bets on the loonie have shifted to a small net long position of $355-million (U.S.), a move of almost $690-million from a week earlier. This has occurred as the loonie gained strength along with the rally in oil prices and a more optimistic message from the Bank of Canada that suggests, at this point at least, that another rate cut is not in the cards. "Details are somewhat concerning however, as we note the paring back of risk to both sides, hinting to broader uncertainty and a lack of conviction on the part of bulls," Bank of Nova Scotia currency strategist Eric Theoret said of the latest CFTC report, which was released on Friday with numbers as of last Tuesday.

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  • LeBron James' long trip home to lead the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals

    The Cleveland Browns won an NFL championship in 1964, 20 years before LeBron James was born. Now nearly 51 years later, Cleveland is still waiting to celebrate its next major sports title after decades of bitter disappointment that included James and the Cleveland Cavaliers being swept in the 2007 NBA Finals. James earned another chance to finally improve Cleveland's sports legacy when the Cavaliers advanced to the 2015 NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Wealthy Toronto residents don't want neighbours with sub-million-dollar condos

    It all started with a Toronto Star article Monday profiling a group of residents concerned about a four-storey, 80-unit building that has been proposed on Keewatin Avenue, in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. "I'm really concerned about my property value going down," Lisa Goodwin told the Star. The residents have banded together, calling themselves the Density Creep Neighborhood Alliance.

    CBC
  • Police say US airman opened fire on workers at Wal-Mart before turning gun on self

    A U.S. airman walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks Police said the shooting that occurred a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Authorities did not immediately identify the two workers who were shot or a third worker they say Willis shot at but missed.

    The Canadian Press
  • Union slams Conservative ad showing ill-fated Camaro assembly line

    The union representing workers at a General Motors plant in Oshawa is upset over one of Stephen Harper’s latest ads and its depiction of an assembly line for a car that will soon be assembled in the United States. The Conservative ad, titled “Proven Leadership,” was released Monday in an attempt to portray Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a strong leader, capable of making tough decisions. The ad is also an obvious knock against Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, without naming the Papineau MP in the video, who the Conservatives say is not up for the job of being prime minister.

    Canada Politics