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Kaetlyn Osmond, Canada’s Favorite Skater, Ends Fifth

Kaetlyn Osmond, the 18-year-old Canadian figure skating sweetheart, skated in her first Olympics event on Saturday at Sochi’s Iceberg Skating Palace. Osmond, now a Sherwood Parks resident in Alberta, Canada, moved from Marystown, a province in Newfoundland and Labrador on …

Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada
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A deadly virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) is spreading among hog herds in Canada and is said to be affecting two provinces. The pig virus, which was tested positive in the United States last May, has now made …

Pipeline Explosion Leaves Many Without Heat
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The Pipeline explosion that rocked southern Manitoba on Saturday is to blame for nearly 4,000 dealing with the extremely cold temperatures sans heat. Many of theses residents have alternate sources of heat to fall back on, according to Chambers Ewen, …

Rob Ford Curses In Drunken Jamaican Jibber Jabber

He’s done it again! Just when we thought Toronto Mayor Rob Ford  was done with drinking, there’s a new video showing the mayor in another one of his drunken stupors. In the video, the intoxicated mayor is heard using words …

Jennifer Jones, Canadian Curling Team Head to Sochi

Canadian curling star Jennifer Jones spoke to the media after her team’s match against Norway at the Continental Cup on Sunday. Jones and the rest of the curling team are headed to Russia next month to participate in the 2014 …

Eugenie Bouchard: Now Serving at the Adult Table

Eugenie Bouchard, the 19-year-old tennis sensation hailing from Westmount, Quebec has a great chance of reaching the Australian Open Semifinals if she defeats Ana Ivanovic. This is record-breaking stuff for Canada; Patricia Hy-Boulais has been the only other Canadian able …

H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America
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The first reported case of H5N1, the Bird or Avian flu, has touched down in North America, Canada to be exact. Canadian health officials have confirmed that it was the H5N1 flu that killed a resident of Alberta, Canada who …

Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire, Homes Evacuated

Fire continues to burn Wednesday after a train carrying oil derailed in New Brunswick, Canada Tuesday. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives. Only eight were transporting crude oil and propane from Canada, which were destined for an …

Rob Ford: Toronto’s Crack Smoking Mayor Seeks Reelection

Is he smoking crack…again? Despite repeated calls for him to step down from office, Toronto mayor Rob Ford was the first candidate to show up at City Hall on Thursday to register for reelection. The mayor is asking Toronto to vote …

Canada Prostitution: Supreme Court Removes Restrictions On Sex Trade
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Sex workers in Canada are celebrating after the country’s highest court unanimously struck down three anti-prostitution laws. In their landmark 9-0 ruling, the nine judges deemed that bans against owning and visiting brothels, publicly soliciting for sex and living off …

Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message
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Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first …

AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada Through Rogers AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada Through Rogers
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AT&T today announced a deal with Rogers Communications to provide its customers with 4G LTE data roaming capabilities while in Canada. Access to the data will, of course, not be free. AT&T customers will have to buy packages of capped …

12 Years A Slave Has A Significant Connection To Canada

Those who have seen the film 12 Years A Slave already know of the important character that appears late in the film from Canada, but probably do not know the story behind him. Samuel Bass, played by Brad Pitt, shows …

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Ready to Start Family
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Chad Kroeger, member of the band Nickelback and husband to Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, recently announced they are ready to settle down and have children of their own, as soon as they can find time. When the two are apart, …

Lenovo Bid For BlackBerry Reportedly Nixed By Canadian Government Lenovo Bid For BlackBerry Reportedly Nixed By Canadian Government

The Globe and Mail this week reported that a proposed buyout of struggling Canadian tech firm BlackBerry was rejected by the Canadian government. The offer was from Lenovo, a Chinese tech manufacturer that recently topped HP in notebook shipments during …

Pumpkin Drug Bust: Woman Had 4 Pounds Of Coke Inside Gourds

Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport was the scene of a drug bust on Halloween after a woman carrying three suspiciously heavy pumpkins was found to be smuggling 4 1/2 pounds of cocaine inside them. 26-year old Mercedes Jerez Farias was arrested …

Suzanne Somers Displays “Expertise” on Obamacare
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The Wall Street Journal, the largest paper in circulation in the United States today at 2.4 million copies, has created a new section of its paper entitled, “The Experts.” This section of the paper contains editorials from people who are …

Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules

The Australian reports that a Perth couple were conned into being drug mules by a bogus Canadian travel agency. It all looked legit, at least on the surface. A 72-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife entered a sweepstakes for a …

Kickstarter Sees Over $3M in Pledges in First Month in Canada Kickstarter Sees Over $3M in Pledges in First Month in Canada

It’s been exactly a month since Kickstarter allowed Canadian creators to launch their projects, and today the crowdfunding site is sharing some stats from a pretty busy first month. According to Kickstarter, creators launched 301 projects in the past 30 …

Talisman Energy Stocks Climb with Icahn Tweet Talisman Energy Stocks Climb with Icahn Tweet

The Canadian global oil and gas production company, Talisman Energy, has seen its value slide over the past several years due to poor business planning. However, stocks of Talisman Energy grew over 10% Tuesday morning following this Tweet by Carl …

Dinosaur Tail Fossil Found In Alberta

The fossil of a dinosaur tail was recently unearthed in Alberta, Canada. This news should excite paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts everywhere, since news like this has not been made aware to the public for quite some time. It is always …