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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.

  • Harrison Ford Plane Crash Described by Doctor Who Was on the Scene: "He Was Moaning and in Pain"

    Doctor Sanjay Khurana was playing on the seventh hole of the Penmar Golf Course on Thursday, Feb. 5, when Harrison Ford's plane crashed right before his eyes. Khurana, a spine surgeon, gave his account of the events to both CBS Los Angeles and ABC News following the incident, recalling how he instinctively dropped his clubs and ran to the plane to check if the pilot was okay. "He was stunned a bit," Khurana told ABC News.

    Us Weekly
  • Mother fights N.W.T. gov't to use traditional Chipewyan baby name

    A mother's battle for her daughter's name has become a fight for representation of her traditional language — all thanks to one character: ʔ. Sahaiʔa May Talbot was born on February 15, 2014, to mother Shene Catholique Valpy.

    CBC
  • Kim Kardashian Channels a Cowgirl at Paris Fashion Week, Stops Traffic in French Capital

    Yeehaw! Kim Kardashian had yet another look to showcase in Paris on Thursday, March. 5, this time a cowgirl-inspired gold fringed ensemble which she wore to the Balmain dinner which followed their show at Paris Fashion Week. The reality TV star had already created some fashion waves in Paris.

    Us Weekly
  • 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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  • Iqaluit school closures in -50 C have some parents irked

    After a few days of warmer weather, when people in Iqaluit woke up yesterday they were facing temperatures as low as -50 C with the windchill and another morning of school closures. The school closures have become a hotly-debated issue on social media. "Here, a lot of kids, you're seeing them get off the bus with just a hoodie and a pair of sneakers in -50 C," said Catherine Hoyt with the Iqaluit District Education Authority.

    CBC
  • Apple to replace AT&T in Dow industrials

    By David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc , the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the storied Dow Jones industrial average , replacing AT&T Inc , in a change that reflects the dominant position of iPhone maker in the U.S. economy and society. The decision to nudge aside AT&T, which has been part of the Dow for the better part of a century, is a recognition of the way in which communications and technology have evolved over the last several decades. "This is a sign of the times, and it might get everyone to look at the Dow more than they have been," said Richard Sichel, who oversees $2 billion as chief investment officer at Philadelphia Trust Co. "It would be difficult to pick any 30 companies that would cover the entire economy, especially compared with the S&P 500, but it does give the Dow more credibility." With a market capitalization of $736 billion, Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the index.

    Reuters
  • Interview: Shania Twain explains why her upcoming tour really will be her last

    TORONTO - During her two-year residency and revitalization in the desert, Shania Twain arrived at a crossroads that's familiar to many who venture to the Las Vegas Strip: she couldn't decide whether it was time to quit."I thought the Las Vegas show would

    The Canadian Press
  • Former Dalhousie students pitch it big on Dragons’ Den with innovative alcohol bottles

    Two-and-a-half years ago, then Dalhousie University student and hopeful entrepreneur Daniel Bartek could only dream of pitching his product idea on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Last April, that dream became reality when Bartek, along with his co-founders Cam McDonald and Bobby Besant, got the chance to pitch their new company, Sage Mixology, which sells uniquely bottled alcohol that separates booze from juice so customers can enjoy a fresh cocktail from the comfort of their own homes. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Bartek said Thursday, less than a week before the episode goes to air. “At the end of the day I think we held our ground really well,” Bartek recalled.

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  • Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman Play Musical Beers With Jimmy Fallon and SNL Cast

    The anxiety! Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, and several SNL cast members joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Mar. 5, to play a round of Musical Beers. PHOTOS: Fallon's most hilarious talk show games "This game works like musical chairs

    Us Weekly
  • How a satellite tag on Lydia the great white is teaching scientists about sharks

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lydia has her own Twitter account and a dorsal fin tracker that over the last two years has given scientists and the public first ever details about great white sharks. Since she was tagged with a locator device off Jacksonville, Fla., on March 3, 2013, Lydia has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres over the mid-Atlantic ridge toward Europe and western Africa then back again. In both years she swam from the southeastern United States up to the waters off Newfoundland before heading out into the open North Atlantic.

    The Canadian Press
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kelly & Justin Dated!?

    It appears the magic of "From Justin to Kelly" was legit! Kelly Clarkson & Justin Guarini in 2002 (Getty) On Thursday's "Watch What Happens Live," Kelly Clarkson admitted to dating fellow "American Idol" alum and former co-star Justin Guarini. "We

    Access Hollywood
  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • Woman assaulted in north Edmonton, second attack in 24 hrs

    Twenty-four hours after warning the public about a sexual assault in a north-side Edmonton neighbourhood, police issued a second bulletin about another attack. Edmonton police said Wednesday night’s assault happened in the parking lot outside an apartment building. Staff Sgt. Shawna Grimes with the EPS sexual assault section said police have not linked the two incidents but are investigating that possibility.

    CBC
  • Dollar climbs to 11-year high after U.S. jobs data

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose to an 11-year high against the world's major currencies and U.S. bond yields jumped on Friday, as U.S. jobs figures reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will push ahead with its first rate hike in almost a decade. Payroll data showed U.S. companies added 295,000 jobs in February, well above forecasts for an increase of 240,000. "Everyone was pretty soundly surprised by this," said Bruce Mccain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Reuters
  • IS 'bulldozes' Iraq ancient site

    Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi government officials say. The ministry of tourism says IS used heavy machinery to destroy the site - one of the most celebrated jewels of Iraq's archaeological heritage. Nimrud, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, lies about 30km (18 miles) south-east of Mosul. Last week, IS released a video apparently showing militants with sledgehammers destroying historic artefacts in a museum in Mosul.

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  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors

    Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors Jamie Dornan stays serious while heading home after a session at the gym on Thursday (March 5) in London, England. According to the Daily Star, the 32-year-old…

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  • Winnipeg man considered radical extremist by CSIS, his father says

    A career member of Canada's armed forces said CSIS has informed him his 23-year-old son is now considered a radical extremist. The man, who serves on an Alberta military base, says his son in Winnipeg goes by the alias Harun Abdurahman and runs a Twitter account that sides with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    CBC