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VIDEO: Fort McMurray wildfire forces evacuations

Thousands of residents have been forced to flee the Fort McMurray area as firefighters battle one of Alberta's largest ever wildfires.

  • HST hike to apply to some 'transitional' purchases made before July start date

    In the latest provincial budget, Finance Minister Cathy Bennett announced the provincial HST would be going from 13 per cent to 15 per cent as of July 1, despite campaign promises made by Premier Dwight Ball during the fall election that there would be no hike. The transitional rules require businesses and contractors to charge the 15 per cent HST on contracts and services that start before July 1, if they're not paid for before then. The transitional rules apply to various business sectors, but perhaps the most immediate impact will be on real estate purchases.

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  • Former child star arrested in connection with Sechelt bank robbery

    Police have arrested a former child actor after a rare bank holdup last week on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. Deleriyes Joe Cramer, 42, faces several charges including robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. RCMP say a man in disguise — wearing a wig of shoulder-length hair, a bandana and sunglasses — entered a bank last Thursday afternoon in Sechelt.

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  • Before You Move To Canada — Read This

    This story was originally published on March 14, 2016. Full Disclosure: Author is a proud Canadian. It seems the real victor in the 2016 primaries thus far is neither Donald nor Hillary, Ted nor Bernie—it’s Canada. Google reported that on Super Tuesday, searches for "how can I move to Canada" spiked by over 350%, increasing dramatically later that night and marking the biggest surge in interest since George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. Visitors to Canada’s immigration website were even greeted with a banner warning about site delays, prompting officials to assure one New York Times reporter that the delays were not due to Super Tuesday traffic. Still, if you’ve considered moving to Canada after

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  • Winnipeg mom in a 'CFS nightmare' after someone calls in 'slapping' complaint

    A Winnipeg mom says she's living a 'CFS nightmare' amidst an investigation by the Child and Family Services System over complaints that she slaps her children across the face as discipline and has conflict in the home. Cynthia Ramos-Murray says her 11-year-old daughter was pulled out of class by a CFS social worker last Tuesday. Both reports, according to Ramos-Murray, are completely false.

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  • Katy Perry's photobombed by boyfriend Orlando Bloom at the Met Gala

    Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry may have avoided being photographed together on the Met Gala's red carpet, but they definitely had some fun inside the party. Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology was the theme for this year's event, so Katy, 31, and 39-year-old Orlando jazzed up their Prada outfits with Tamagotchis, the ultimate '90s/early '00s virtual pet. Orlando Bloom couldn't resist photobombing girlfriend Katy Perry's video!

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  • Student Arrested For Flashing In School Yearbook Photo

    A teenager has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he flashed during a staged school photograph. Hunter Osborn, 19, was pictured in the photo with his trousers down and it was included in the yearbook for the 3,400 students at the  distributed to 3,400 students from Red Mountain High School in Arizona. Detective Steve Berry, from the Mesa Police Department, told CBS: “It is still an ongoing investigation.

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  • Lotto Win ‘Tore My Family Apart’ Says Winner Of £148m Jackpot

    Gillian Bayford landed the fortune with husband Adrian in August 2012 and she gave her family £20 million soon after. Mrs Bayford also claims that her “greedy” family still expect her to give them money whenever they need it, despite driving in expensive cars and living in plush houses.

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  • What it was like in the bunker Hitler died in 71 years ago

    While hiding in a fortified two level 3,000-square-foot underground bunker, one of history's...

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  • Here's the real reason that photos of bin Laden's body won't ever be shown

    There are a lot of puzzled expressions on people's faces when it comes to the subject of Osama Bin Laden and why the White House has not authorized the release of any pictures of his body. Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein's hanging, as were post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out. Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy No. 1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US? Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team Six operators on the raid, partially outs the reason in his book, "No Easy Day." The book reads, "In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing." "Another assaulter

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  • Pregnant woman ineligible for Quebec health coverage gets reprieve

    The Chinese woman who was asked by the Quebec government to produce a $12,000 deposit for her upcoming childbirth has had Health Minister Gaétan Barrette intervene on her behalf. Liang Zhong had been picking up extra shifts at work to try to make the extra money needed to fund the birth of her child after Quebec wouldn't let her renew her government health coverage. Zhong has lived in Quebec since 2008 but recently had to switch her class of work permit due to the amount of time since she completed university.

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  • Justin Bieber's Dad Threw the Best Engagement Party (11 photos)

    These are not, we promise, photos from a child's birthday party. From Esquire

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  • Villagers Thought An Angel Had Fallen From The Sky, But It Turned Out To Be A Sex Doll

    Villagers in Indonesia thought they had been blessed with a gift from heaven after this ‘angel’ fell from the sky. 

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  • Kirk Cameron’s controversial remarks on marriage

    Tue, May 3: Jessica O’Reilly breaks down actor Kirk Cameron’s controversial remarks he made recently on marriage.

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  • Everyone Is Going Crazy For The New Flavour Of McDonald’s Fries

    New burgers are introduced all the time but one of the most consistent things about McDonald’s are their fries - but they’ve now been given a major upgrade.

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  • Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

    He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. Charlie Keating IV went on to run track at Indiana University, attend the Naval Academy and become a Navy SEAL based out of San Diego, California. Keating, 31, died Tuesday in Iraq in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil.

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  • Okay, Gisele Bündchen Just Made Us Want a Pair of Leather Pants

    Gisele Bündchen just reminded us all why she will forever be a top supermodel, on-duty or off-. While en route to an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the natural style star strutted a killer pair of patent leather pants from Anthony Vaccarello’s F/W16 runway that immediately stole our hearts. Want to try an eye-catching pair yourself? Take a styling tip from Bündchen, and keep the rest of the look clean and minimal with a simple gray sweater, pointed-toe pumps, and black mini bag. Keep scrolling to shop the look!

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  • Mandatory long-form census causing lots of excitement

    It's the mandatory long-form census, cancelled by the Harper government amidst controversy, and now reinstated by the Liberals. "The twitterverse, people are just nerding out," according to Paul Peters, who worked for Statistics Canada before his present job at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

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  • Family of Montreal boy stabbed in the eye with pencil say it could have been prevented

    Alexandro Baiamonte, 10, was just outside the schoolyard of École François-La-Bernarde when he approached his schoolmate, a nine-year-old boy, on April 22. Alex's mother, Filomena Follano, said her son usually comes to her office on Fridays at lunchtime since she works across the street.

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  • Kelly Ellard denied parole, board calls rationale for release 'very entitled'

    A young woman serving a life sentence for second-degree murder has for the first time taken responsibility for the death of a 14-year-old Vancouver Island girl almost two decades ago, but Kelly Ellard's confession wasn't enough to earn her day parole. In her first parole hearing since the Supreme Court of Canada reinstated her conviction, Ellard told a two-member panel she had "omitted" details about Reena Virk's death from her testimony during trial. In November 1997, Ellard and a crowd of mostly girls swarmed Virk under a Victoria-area bridge.

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