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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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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 Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in Sochi. Jones and her coach, Brad Jacobs, both commented on the Canadian …

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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 to make it into a Grand Slam Tournament, and that was way back in 1992. In Bouchard’s lifetime, she’d be …

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H5N1 – Bird Flu Is Here In North America

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 had just returned from Beijing. Canada’s Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, said the infected individual had recently traveled to Beijing. “As …

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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 Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. Although there is no official explanation to why it occurred, Canada’s Transportation …

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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 for him in the city’s municipal election on October 27th. “Ford more years,” he declared. He then referred to himself …

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Canada Prostitution: Supreme Court Removes Restrictions On Sex Trade

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 prostitution proceeds constitute gross violation to the principles of life, liberty and security of sex workers. Prostitution is legal in …

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Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message

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 molecular text message. The message was programmed into a series of sprays, and the alcohol was sprayed across the room …

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AT&T Announces 4G Data Roaming in Canada Through Rogers

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 monthly data to use Rogers’ network. The packages start at $30 per month for 120MB and also come in $60 …

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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 up toward the end of the film, and is the key figure in helping Solomon Northrup finally become a free …

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Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Ready to Start Family

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, they steer away from alcohol as well as nightclubs. They like to avoid temptation at all costs. That is, when …

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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 the second quarter of this year. The Mail report cites unnamed “sources familiar with the situation” as saying the offer …

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