All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Canada’

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Coming to Netflix … in Canada

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Coming to Netflix … in Canada

There’s some good news for Star Wars fans who subscribe to Netflix. The company confirmed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come to Netflix streaming next year. But only in Canada. The reason it’s not going to stream in the US? Licensing deals. From Variety: The reason Netflix will be able to offer the much-anticipated movie in Canada next …

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Randy Quaid: Wife Says He’s “20% Indian” And Can Live Wherever He Wants

Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi Quaid, were taken into custody on Friday night while trying to cross the border from Canada into the U.S. On Monday, Randy Quaid will face the music from some serious vandalism charges stemming from a 2010 offense. It seems Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were squatting in the guest house of a home …

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Randy Quaid And Wife Detained In Canada

Randy Quaid and wife Evi were reportedly arrested by Canada Border Services on Tuesday and expect to soon be deported from the country. The arrest apparently occurred on the couple’s 26th anniversary, as mentioned in this video from Evi Quaid’s YouTube channel, which was recorded right before the arrest, according to the video description. Another video addressed to President Obama, …

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Google Extends Forwarding Numbers To The North

Google Extends Forwarding Numbers To The North

Last summer, Google introduced website call conversions to let advertisers track calls that occur after an ad click. It involves putting a snippet of code on your site, and measuring calls through a Google dynamically inserted Google forwarding number from potential customers who skipped the click-to-call portion of your ad, and checked out your site first. Last fall, Google launched …

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Ashley Madison Hack Exposes Huge Cheating Population In Canada

Ashley Madison has yet to be fully exposed, but if data breach info should ever be brought to full light by hacking vigilantes The Impact Team, it could be especially disastrous for Canada. Namely, the city of Ottawa. Ottawa appears as a frigid, fairly sleepy city, but apparently it has a hot extramarital culture who make good use of Ashley …

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Kids Read Mean Tweets, Reminds Us Bullies Suck

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! there’s an ongoing skit segment where “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”, showcasing (as the name suggests) superstars reading hurtful tweets from average schmucks. Since celebrities are too privileged to bear the weight of feelings, it’s a good chuckle for us, reminding them that before they drove around in their golden Lamborghinis and swam in Luis Vuitton pools full of …

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Niagara Falls Frozen? Completely Frozen Only Once In History [Photo]

On Monday, the temperature at Niagara Falls dropped to 13 degrees below zero. The drop in temperature left parts of Niagara Falls frozen, while the surrounding area was covered in snow and mist. The transformation brought more tourists to the area, mostly photographers who want to photograph the majestic waterfall in its frozen state. According to CNN, while the falls …

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Pizza Delivery Across 1400 Miles: Totally Worth It

Pizza delivery is one of the go-to traditions for Super Bowl game day. All across the nation, pizza delivery drivers will be really busy today. It’s a great day for pizza restaurants! One pizza place in Canada got a really special game day pizza delivery order last week. Lee and Carol Brown moved to Regina, Saskatchewan from Windsor, Ontario and …

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Man Turns Himself in After Facebook Promise to Police

In Canadian news, a Canadian man has gone full Canada and turned himself in to police after assuring them he would on Facebook. CTV News says that Rodney Constantine was wanted on four warrants, including failing to appear in court and breaching court orders. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, who operates rather prolific social media accounts, took to both Facebook and …

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Bill Cosby: Still Loved In Canada Despite Being An Accused Rapist

While Bill Cosby wiped out 10 American cities from his tour schedule, the comedian was welcomed with open arms in Canada. The embattled comedian received standing ovations for his shows at Kitchener, London, and Hamilton in Ontario. Late last year, Cosby was hit with multiple rape allegations with several women stepping forward accusing the comedian of taking advantage of them. …

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Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the “Pigeon” update, and that’s what people in the industry have, for the most part, adopted for it. That update has …

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Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and shipping options that make our customers’ lives easier,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “We know the holidays get …

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Lori Douglas Nude Photos Prompt Inquiry Against Her

Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas is facing removal from her position due to an inquiry on nude images of her being posted on the Internet without her consent. On Tuesday, October 29, the Canadian Judicial Council’s independent counsel, Suzanne Cote, said that some judges on the committee that appointed Douglas to her position in 2005 were not aware of the …

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Ottawa Shootings: Parliament And War Memorial Among Scenes Of Violence

Citizens across Ottawa, Canada are presently experiencing a lock-down situation as reports emerge that a series of shootings have taken place in the capital city. Though the story is still developing, it’s believed that the first outbreak of shooting happened at the War Memorial. An unknown gunman opened fire, hitting a soldier. The wounded man was soon after rushed to …

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Mouse In Coffee Cup? Read This And Think Twice Before You Sip.

Imagine finding a mouse in YOUR coffee cup the next time you patronize a restaurant. This is allegedly what happened to a Canadian man when he visited the local McDonald’s. Ron Morais of Fredericton, New Brunswick told CBC News that he didn’t suspect anything was wrong. He sipped away contently until he got to the last few sips. As a …

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Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada

After announcing back in 2012 that it would eventually move into Canada, Spotify launched on an invite-only basis back in July. Today, Spotify is announcing its full Canadian launch. Alongside the more than 20 million songs, 320kbps streams, and the multi-platform availability with which Spotify typically coaxes US users, the company is also advertising “one of the most extensive Canadian …

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Richard Crenian Sees Foreign Interest in Canadian Real Estate as Valid

Commissioned News Story (Source: ReDev Properties Ltd) 2014 has heralded a period of growing interest in Canadian real estate from foreign investors. In fact, this attention toward Canada’s market is said to be growing exponentially, mainly due to Canada’s relatively stable economy. While the rest of the world has struggled through a prolonged recession, Canadian banks and capital markets have …

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Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada. Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free (two-day shipping). After that, they’ll pay 50 percent of the full subscription price for Amazon Prime, which is currently $39 …

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Stroke Signs in Viral Selfie Save Woman’s Life

A woman in Toronto may very well be alive today because she pulled her car over to take a selfie. Stacy Yepes, who lives in the Toronto area, had been experiencing some odd tingling and numbness sensations for three days. The tingling would come, then go away again. She had been to the hospital to have the situation looked at. …

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Best Lawn Mowers: Consumer Reports Finds The Answer

Consumer Reports has tested over one hundred products to find the best lawn mower. Their answer? It depends on your lawn, but you can’t go wrong with the $250 Cub Cadet SC100 11A-A92J, which will give you an excellent cut as well as maneuverability. But really, they say, it depends. “Most important is to consider the size of your property. …

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Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’

On the heels of what the company is calling a very successful ad rollout in the US, Instagram has announced that they plan on taking their new ads global very soon. According to Instagram, they will build on their “momentum” by launching ads in users’ photo feeds in Canada, Australia, and the UK ‘later this year.” “The results for advertisers …

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F-35 Fighter Jet: Canada Will Have 65, Please

Lockheed Martin will score big if Canada decides to buy 65 of their F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. Rueters reported that an internal 18 month review recommends the purchase. The only reason this deal is less than official is due to the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet hasn’t signed off on it yet. The purchase will cost the …

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Moncton News: Shooter of 5 Mounties Still at Large

At 7:20 pm Wednesday night, five Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to a phone call reporting an armed man, wearing camouflage, traipsing about a small neighborhood in Moncton, New Brunswick. At 8:30 pm, photographer Daniel St. Louis arrived on the scene and was immediately shocked by what he saw. “I walked over and I saw two feet, facing the …

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Board Shorts Ban In Nova Scotia Challenged By Parents

A school board in Nova Scotia recently banned girl from wearing short shorts. While it’s commonplace for schools to ban shorts, it’s usually a school-wide ban. In this particular case, only girls were targeted and one parent is not happy. Canoe.ca reports that girls were recently chastised for wearing short shorts at a middle school. The reason given to the …

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1,500 Teens Trash Mansion at Epic Party

“Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.” In an event that is a stunning testament to the power of social media, a house party at a mansion in Ontario, Canada turned into a flood of people that nearly brought the house down, literally. Police estimate that, at the height of the event, there were …

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Rob Ford Takes Break From Re-Election Campaign To Enter Rehab

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that he is taking a break from his campaign in order to enter rehab and seek help for his alcohol and drug abuse. Ford has been the center of attention since May when reports of his crack-cocaine smoking surfaced. The announcement of his break came after report that a new video has emerged showing Ford smoking …

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Whale Carcass Feared Ready to Explode

Residents of Trout River in Newfoundland, Canada fear that a blue whale carcass that washed ashore last week may be ready to explode. The stinky, 82-foot-long cetacean has been expanding due to a buildup of various gasses, and might go by the way of a putrefied sperm whale that exploded in the Faroe Islands last November. Emily Butler, Trout River …

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Man Named Popadick Fulfills Surname Destiny in Public Park

Until just now, I’d never come across any “Popadicks.” My introduction to the surname comes in the form of a story about one Donald Popadick, who Ottawa Police claim exposed himself in a public park. Yep. A man named Donald Popadick apparently exposed himself in a place called Mooney’s Bay Park. Everything does happen for a reason! From an official …

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Amanda Todd’s Cyber-Bully Arrested in the Netherlands

After almost two years, a breakthrough in the case of Amanda Todd, the Canadian teen who was bullied to death over the internet, has been made. The Dutch police have made an arrest and filed charges against the man who they believe who targeted her until her suicide in 2012. CTV News posted a timeline of events concerning Todd’s suicide. …

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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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