All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Canada’

Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, Has Died

Jim Flaherty, Canada’s third-longest serving finance minister of all time, died on Thursday simply weeks after he had retired from his post. While no official cause of death has been released, police stated they had responded to a call reporting a heart attack at his residence at 12:30 pm Thursday. He was 64 years of age. Flaherty first rose to …

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Smart Car Tipping Nearly Global Now

Smart cars are gas sippers, and some models don’t use gas at all. They are really good for the environment, comparatively speaking, and are all the rage among skinny folks. While the name may seem to be self-explanatory, there is actually a story behind it. Long story short, the car’s history is tied up with both Mercedes and Swatch, the …

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Mystery Man Gives Out Money, Gets Sent to Psych Ward

No good deed goes unpunished. A Canadian man found himself locked up for psychiatric evaluation this week after he went around handing out money. Metro News reported last week that “dozens” of people have said they had received money from a “mystery man” who told them to “thank God” for the free gift. He told them that, if they did …

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WestJet Passenger Leaves Sexist Message to Pilot, She Responds

Can someone please remind me what year it is because if I recall, it is 2014 and not 1914! (SIGH) In recent news, a bizarre case of sexism occurred to a Canadian pilot from WestJet airlines. On Wednesday, an airplane was on its scheduled route from Calgary to Victoria, B.C., with female pilot Carey Steacy leading the flight. Most people …

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George Lopez Passes Out On Casino Floor; Arrested For Public Intoxication

George Lopez might have enjoyed himself a little too much at a Canadian casino on Thursday. The Mexican-American comedian and actor reportedly passed out on the floor of the Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino and was subsequently arrested for public intoxication, according to TMZ. The celebrity news site also reported that in-house casino security called the local police shortly before …

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Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue: Coach is to Blame

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue lost their chance at a gold medal in ice dancing to their rivals and training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White. So, what’s next for the duo? Finger pointing, apparently. And the person at the focus of the pointing finger is the trainer of both couples and former soviet ice dancer, Marina Zoueva. Moir and …

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Canadian Man Convicted Of Bestiality Gives ‘Walk The Dog’ New Meaning

When joining the SCPA, either as an employee or volunteer, you’re generally expected to prevent the abuse of animals. For one New Brunswick resident, he used his status as a volunteer to get close to the animals without raising suspicion. CBC reports that Anthony Volgmann, a 30-year volunteer with the Canadian SPCA, pled guilty to charges of bestiality and corrupting …

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Team Canada Beer Fridge: Canadian Passport Needed

Canada sure knows how to turn up the heat at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Molson, a Canadian beer company, sent a bright red fridge filled with beer to Team Canada’s headquarters in Sochi to give them a taste of home. Best of all, the beer is free for all who carry Canadian passports. The beer fridge operates just like …

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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 the Burin Peninsula, eight years ago. However, that transition doesn’t stop Marystown residents from still claiming Kaetlyn as their own …

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Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada

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 its way to the farm regions of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-three hog herds (equivalent to 66 million animals) in the …

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Pipeline Explosion Leaves Many Without Heat

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, spokesperson for the Rural Municipality of Hanover. “Given the area we live in, there’s a lot of people that have …

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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 that are offensive or profane — in Jamaican patois. Although the video is generally incoherent and some of his words …

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