Tories, NDP to release platforms as advance polls open

Harper says his party will focus on a 'low tax, balanced budget,' while Mulcair says he'll balance the budget in a year and invest in infrastructure.

  • Downtown shooting puts 3 men in hospital

    Three men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a downtown shooting, police said.

  • Woman’s Facebook search for ‘stunning’ guy she met at nightclub ends in disaster

    After celebrating a night out for her birthday, a hairdressing student from Manchester, UK, took to Facebook to post a photo with the ‘stunning’ dude she met at a nightclub. Pippa McKinney’s attempt to find the stranger who she shared kisses and her number with quickly spread through Facebook.

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  • Spider Bite Leaves Man Fighting For His Life As Flesh Starts To Rot

    Orlando Jimenez Jimenez (pictured above, before and after) was using an outside toilet in Islay when the arachnid fell on him and bit his left ear. The 31-year-old, nicknamed Chamo, was rushed to Honorio Delgado Espinoza hospital in Arequipa.

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  • Couple Release A Bit TOO Much Information On Their Facebook Engagement Photo

    A woman who was so deliriously happy at getting engaged to her boyfriend didn’t check the Facebook photo before posting it - and let something MAJOR slip.

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  • How a Trudeau-Mulcair Alliance Could Supplant Harper in Canada

    The most likely outcome of Canada’s Oct. 19 election is a minority parliament, a result that may foster an alliance between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats, the two main rivals to Prime Minister  Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. Whether such an alliance can last, and stave off a quick return to the polls, depends on the two opposition parties finding common ground. Although the Liberals and NDP differ on many key issues, here are the major files on which they agree, and which could be among the first efforts of a joint government. Democratic Reform The Liberals and NDP are committed to changing how elections are run in Canada by ending “first-past-the-post,” a system

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  • Disgusted Diner Shows What KFC's Ricebox Meal Actually Looks Like

    Can you tell which one is the advert and what was actually served up to a KFC customer?

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  • Rangers lefty Derek Holland found a funny new use for Blue Jays rally towels

    Texas and Toronto played deep into extra innings Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS.

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  • Drunk driver pleads guilty in Trans-Canada crash that killed a man

    The father of a 22-year-old man who was killed in a highway crash east of Winnipeg in 2012 says he's surprised but relieved the driver of the other vehicle has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. Robert Joubert died after his truck was rear-ended by another vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway near the town of Ste. Court officials confirm that Martin Jolicoeur, who was 26 years old at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 causing death.

  • Mother Punishes Son By Shaving His Head And Parading Him Around Supermarket In Tutu

    A mother of a ten-year-old boy shaved her son’s head and made him walk around a supermarket dressed in a tutu as an public punishment for his bad behaviour at school. Police were called to a Wal-Mart store in Rock Hill South Carolina early on Sunday morning where they found the boy wearing a tutu, women’s boots, a women’s undergarment and a T-shirt with “various permanent marker writing underneath,” according to their official report. Apparently, “corporal punishment” had been “ineffective” on her son, and she told police she had been attempting to “embarrass” the ten-year-old into improving his behaviour.

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  • ‘Carmageddon’: China’s 50-lane traffic jam is every driver’s worst nightmare

    The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week. As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth.

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  • BC father suffers double tragedy

    Thu, Oct 8: A man who made child safety his mission after his son was killled in a car accident, has suffered a second tragedy. As Jennifer Palma reports, his stepson was killed in a crash at a Surrey bus stop yesterday.

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  • Mike Richards becomes unrestricted free agent after settling terminated contract with Kings

    By initially terminating the deal the Kings were on the hook for a salary cap hit of $1.32 million per-year over the next five years. Richards’ salary cap hit over that length of his contract would have been $5.75 million.

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  • Channing & Jenna: Sexy Photos!

    Jenna Dewan Tatum has revealed her husband's hidden talent. Turns out, "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum knows a few moves behind the camera too!

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  • Five Hells Angels members freed, trial cut short as judge calls out Crown

    A trial for five Hells Angels on murder and conspiracy charges ended abruptly Friday after the judge ordered a halt to the proceedings because the Crown dragged its feet in the disclosure of evidence. The five men — all members of the biker gang's Sherbrooke chapter — were ordered released mid-trial by Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton. Claude Berger, Yvon Tanguay, Francois Vachon, Sylvain Vachon and Michel Vallieres were arrested in 2009 under a widespread police sweep against the biker gang dubbed Operation SharQc.

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  • Lake Winnipeg a lost cause thanks to zebra mussels, expert warns

    It's too late now to save Lake Winnipeg from an infestation of zebra mussels, a Manitoba water scientist says. The small, filter-feeding mussels, which reproduce aggressively, were first spotted in Lake Winnipeg's algae-ridden waters in October 2013. Despite efforts by the Manitoba government to control the problem, in part by dumping tonnes of liquid potash into the lake last year, the invasive species has become prolific.

  • Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks Of Marriage

    The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. Islamic scholars are divided as to whether WhatsApp is actually a legal document, with some stating that the divorce should be carried out in person.

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  • Thousands of new Canadians barred from voting with Citizenship Act changes

    Many former immigrants and refugees who have been in Canada for years are finding that they aren't able to take part in the federal election this month. Tamara Segura came to Canada from Cuba in 2010, and under the old federal rules she would be able to vote on Oct. 19. "Being able to vote is a big deal to me, I come from a country where a vote is mandatory but we just have one party — so I have never really voted in my life," she said.

  • The McDonald's of the future (8 photos)

    Heading towards its 50th anniversary in 2017, McDonald's Canada unveiled the next chapter of its brand transformation. From menu changes to uniform makeovers, this is the new version of your favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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  • Northlands loses more than $1M annually in parking revenue due to skimming

    Northlands fired without cause all 38 parking cashiers after two separate audits revealed employees skimmed more than $1 million per year from parking fees at Northlands, president and CEO Tim Reid said Friday. 

  • Lamborghini Catches Fire After Show-Off Driver Revs Engine Too Much

    Footage filmed from a car behind hears the stationary vehicle roaring into life. Later in the video, the car is then seen entirely engulfed in a blaze in the middle of the road. The driver reportedly escaped unharmed, but his car was deemed an insurance write-off.

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