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VIDEO: Vancouver beluga is captivated by music box

On a recent trip to the Vancouver aquarium, one visitor made an unlikely but heartwarming connection using nothing but an antique music box.

  • 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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  • Italians taking Olympic Village repairs into their own hands

    Unsatisfied with the state of their portion of the Olympic Village, members of the Italian national Olympic committee, CONI, did not wait for repairs on a few apartments on their block. Instead, they hired contractors to complete the job that Rio has not been able to finish with athletes just days away from traveling to the Olympic host city in droves. “Manual workers, electricians, plumbers and bricklayers – hired by CONI officials there as a matter of urgency – have been working over the past few days so that the athletes’ accommodation can be brought up to normal conditions as soon as possible,” said Italian Olympic team leader Carlo Mornati.

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  • Missing teens both found dead as RCMP investigation widens

    Two teenagers who went missing from the Whitefish Lake First Nation over the weekend have both been found dead, their bodies discovered hours and kilometres apart, police and family members say. Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey were boyfriend and girlfriend. The young couple went missing Saturday from the remote community north of Slave Lake, Alta.

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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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  • 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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  • Canadians still getting taller, but not as fast as others

    Canadians like to think that we stand tall on the world stage. Canadian men, for instance, had an average height of 170.7 centimetres (5-foot-7) in 1914. Average height continued to grow over the next 100 years, topping out at 178.1 centimetres (5-foot-10) in 2014.

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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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  • New risk for Pokemon Go players?

    Mon, Jul 25: Metro Vancouver police are raising alarm bells over a new so-called "gym" for Pokemon Go players. But as Ted Chernecki reports, it may not be easy to have it moved.

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  • British Council Charity Worker Calls Prince George A 'F****** D***head’

    A senior employee at the British Council is being investigated after she allegedly made disparaging comments about toddler Prince George. Angela Gibbins, the head of global estates at the charity, is said to have called the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a “f****** d***head” who lived “on public money. The British Council, which promotes the UK and the English language in more than 100 countries, said her alleged comments, in which she also called the tot "royal, rich” and “advantaged” and referenced “white privilege”, were not representative of the organisation’s views.

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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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  • 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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  • Trump Jr.: Clinton campaign's Russian charge disgusting

    Donald Trump Jr. talks with CNN's Jake Tapper about allegations that Russia executed the DNC hack to help his father.

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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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  • Search under way as EgyptAir flight disappears

    NBC's Kelly Cobiella is in London with the latest on the EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean.

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  • Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

    Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "savanna theory of happiness." Your pals will be sure to understand. The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics, found that people are generally happier the more time they spend with friends. For the first study, the researchers looked at the link between three factors: participants' scores on an intelligence test, the population density in the area where participants lived, and how satisfied participants were with their lives. For the second study, the researchers looked at the link between participants' IQ scores, their life satisfaction, and how often they socialized — meaning hung out or talked on the phone — with friends.

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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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  • 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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  • High school player steals home by sliding through teammate's legs

    High school player Graham Tews went between his teammate’s legs on this steal of home. (@DrewEich14 Screenshot)

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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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