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Elisha Cuthbert Marries Hockey Star Dion Phaneuf Elisha Cuthbert Marries Hockey Star Dion Phaneuf
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Elisha Cuthbert and Toronto Maple Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf decided to finally tie the knot this weekend in a private wedding. Cuthbert, a Canadian actress (and professional eye roller) well-known for her roles in films like Love Actually and The …

Runaway Train Explodes in Canada, Evacuating Town Runaway Train Explodes in Canada, Evacuating Town

According to a report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail, a driver-less, runaway train carrying crude oil tankers rolled into the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, exploded like a bomb, and flattened the entire historic district of that town. At least 30 …

Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle
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Google is showing a homepage doodle in Canada today in celebration of Canada Day, the country’s holiday for national pride. The day commemorates the anniversary of the British North America Act signed in 1867. It’s now called the Constitution Act. …

Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer Kickstarter Launching in Canada Later This Summer

Kickstarter has just announced their next international expansion. It’ll be Canada, and the crowdfunding site says that they’ll open up to Canadian projects “later this summer.” There’s not much more about the expansion right now – but you can sign …

Netflix Is Getting Some New Features In Canada Netflix Is Getting Some New Features In Canada

Last week at E3, Netflix was showing off upcoming user profiles. Yahoo News spoke with a company exec, who demoed the feature, and indicated it would be available by the end of August in the U.S. A few days later, …

Rob Ford And Alleged Crack House In The News Again, Still No Video Rob Ford And Alleged Crack House In The News Again, Still No Video
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Ever since the stills of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine hit the mainstream, the mayor’s denials and the house itself are still a topic of conversation, especially to the Canadian news cycle. Take, for instance, the latest …

Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space

Canada just unveiled their new polymer $5 bank note, and they had a little help from someone that’s out of this world. Literally. Well, not its orbit (apologies). Anyway, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space …

Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto
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A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. …

Amazon Now Delivers Health And Beauty Products To Canadians Amazon Now Delivers Health And Beauty Products To Canadians
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Canadians have lived for far too long without the security of being able to buy their health and beauty goods from Amazon. The online retailer, after finally extending its Kindle store to our Northern neighbors, is finally delivering all the …

Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months Redbox Hits 1M Rentals in Canada in Just 10 Months

Redbox has just hit a major milestone in Canada. In only 10 months after launching the first kiosks outside of Vancouver (and eventually spreading across Western Canada), the company has hit 1 million total rentals. To celebrate this milestone, Redbox …

Chromebooks Are Now Available In Six More Countries Chromebooks Are Now Available In Six More Countries

Chromebooks are slowly making their way around the world as Google introduces more consumers to its idea of what personal computing should look like. Now consumers, schools and businesses in six more countries can take advantage of the affordable computing …

Google Fiber Is Hiring Engineers In Canada Google Fiber Is Hiring Engineers In Canada
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UPDATE: Google told us that Google Fiber is only hiring engineers in Canada. There are no plans to expand. Headline was changed to reflect this. For the time being, Google Fiber is a strictly Kansas City affair. The company has …

Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers

Amazon.ca has launched a new Shopping app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. The app is presumably like its American counterpart. “We are excited to further enhance the customer shopping experience in Canada,” said Sam Hall, VP of Mobile …

Canadian Parliament Says No to Zombies, Officially [VIDEO] Canadian Parliament Says No to Zombies, Officially [VIDEO]
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After the Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. acknowledged and then issued a quick response guide for the possible zombie apocalypse, Canadian MPs knew that they had to get in line. As they say, zombies know no borders. It’s …

Canada’s Internet Surveillance Bill Is Officially Dead Canada’s Internet Surveillance Bill Is Officially Dead
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Almost a year ago, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews introduced an Internet surveillance bill called C-30 that would require ISPs to collect all information on their customers. The bill was met with a massive retaliation at the hands of …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …

Canadians Can Finally Purchase (Some) Kindles From Amazon.ca Canadians Can Finally Purchase (Some) Kindles From Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca has almost everything the enterprising Canadian online shopper needs. Unfortunately, the Kindle is still not available despite it being made available pretty much everywhere else. Amazon is starting to fix that today. Amazon announced today that the Kindle Paperwhite …

Amazon Prime Lands in Canada Sans Instant Video Amazon Prime Lands in Canada Sans Instant Video

Canada, I’ve some good news and some bad news. What do you want to hear first? Ok, let’s go with the good. The good news is that Amazon is finally bringing their Amazon Prime subscription service to Canada. The bad …

Fulfillment by Amazon Launched in Canada Fulfillment by Amazon Launched in Canada

Amazon today announced that it has launched the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program for amazon.ca. The service provides third-party sellers access to Amazon’s fulfillment and customer service resources. Sellers who use the program can have Amazon pack and ship their …

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian …

Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion

Square announced today that it has launched in Canada, marking its first step into international territory. “Canada is Square’s first market outside the US,” the company says in its announcement. “Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit …