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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Quebec man charged for not giving up phone password at border

    A law professor in Halifax says the case of a Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials raises a new legal question in Canada. The accused, 38-year-old Alain Philippon of St. Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec, refused to divulge his smart phone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search. Rob Currie is the director of the Law and Technology Institute at the Schulich School of Law.

    CBC
  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

    The top-notch character actor played George's boss Mr. Kruger and was Commandant Edwin Spangler on 'Malcolm in the Middle.'

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Edward Snowden says Canadian spying has weakest oversight in Western world

    U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden says Canada has one of the "weakest oversight" frameworks for intelligence gathering in the Western world. Snowden made the comments during a teleconference discussion hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Ryerson School of Journalism, moderated by CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti.

    CBC
  • 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
  • Cyclist Christopher Beaulieu killed while training south of Edmonton

    A cyclist training for an upcoming bicycle tour was killed Monday, Feb. 23 when he was struck on a rural road near Leduc. Christopher Beaulieu, 21, was riding on Range Road 252 near Highway 19 at around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit from behind by a small pickup truck. Beaulieu was an experienced cyclist who always rode with bike lights, Michael Kalmanovitch with the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society said in a news release.

    CBC
  • Youth shoots himself outside school in Saskatchewan hamlet

    A tiny francophone community in Saskatchewan is reeling after a youth fatally shot himself outside the local school. RCMP said Wednesday morning an initial investigation has revealed that a boy under the age of 18 died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside of École St. Isidore in the hamlet of St. Isidore-de-Bellevue.

    CBC
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  • Muslim Canadians worry about effects of anti-terror talk

    Mawla and fellow young Muslims know Canadians’ safety in the era of ISIS is about to become a ballot-box issue and they're nervous, not necessarily about terrorism, but about hate and suspicion. "I would ask him to to take it easy with the words ‘Islam’ and ‘terrorism’ and scaring people that there are jihadis or terrorists among us,” says Assma Galuta, a university student who conceived the "Give me a hug" project and hopes one day to do humanitarian work abroad. The changes she has witnessed in Canada have been swift and at times cruel.

    CBC
  • Iggy Azalea Was Happy to Lose Best Rap Album Grammy: "People Already Hate Me Enough"

    Iggy Azalea didn't want to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album, she revealed in a new interview with Power 106, explaining "people already hate me enough" -- read her quotes

    Us Weekly
  • Why has the Nobel Peace Prize chairman been demoted?

    For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman. Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, less than a year into his presidency. The European Union was recognised three years later, when the eurozone crisis threatened to rip it apart. China was outraged at the decision.

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  • Report: Wilt Chamberlain may have fathered a child in 1964

    Aaron Levi, a 50-year old artist from San Francisco who stands 6-5, claims that he is Chamberlain’s son. In an interview with Gary Pomerantz, Levi describes a one-night affair between Wilt and Levi’s possibly alcohol-besotted biological mother, who later gave her son up for adoption. In his email to me, Levi said that after he finally identified a British woman as his biological mother, she told him that he was conceived in a one-night stand with Chamberlain in San Francisco in 1964.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Pregnant Jessica Biel Celebrates 33rd Birthday With Justin Timberlake: Details!

    Pregnant Jessica Biel celebrated her 33rd birthday with Justin Timberlake and friends in L.A. on Tuesday, Mar. 3 — get the details!

    Us Weekly
  • Port Metro Vancouver fire: What you need to know

    Health authorities say trichloroisocyanuric acid, which can be used as an industrial disinfectant, was burning at the container terminal. Vancouver fire department had closed off a portion of the downtown area while the heavy smoke billowed from the container fire. A spokesperson for Vancouver Coastal Health described the acid as a "respiratory irritant," that irritates eyes and lungs, but is only dangerous in large amounts.

    CBC
  • Vancouver real estate shifting to first sellers' market in 4 years

    The latest real estate numbers for Vancouver confirm what agents and buyers have been noticing: it's been a hot winter, and shifting toward a sellers' market. In February, Metro Vancouver home sales were up 20.2 per cent compared to the 10-year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. "This is a very, very strong February, stronger than normal," said board president Ray Harris. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board called last month its busiest February since 2007.

    CBC
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

    Puck Daddy
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

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