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Roll Up The Rim 2013 Odds: Do Large Cup Sizes Get More Prizes At Tim Hortons? (VIDEO)

(52) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 6:59 AM

There are stories of pressing national importance, and then there's Tim Hortons' Roll Up The Rim To Win contest, a veritable Canadian preoccupation and one so rife with rumours of conspiracy that it begs for an, ahem, journalistic investigation.

To wit, do residents...

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Oscar Pistorius Murder Charge: Olympic Athlete Arrested In Shooting Death Of Girlfriend (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(58) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 6:13 AM

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete better known as "Blade Runner," was charged with murder Thursday in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

A double-amputee with prosthetic legs who made history at the 2012 summer Olympics, Pistorius, 26, was arrested and charged in the alleged murder of...

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Hunting Luka Magnotta: Animal Beta Project Sleuths Speak To CBC's 'The Fifth Estate' (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 5:14 AM

Long before Luka Magnotta became a household name in Canada and the subject of an international manhunt, he was pursued by a group of online vigilantes desperate to stop a man they were convinced had killed animals for pleasure.

As the world knows,

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Canada Winter Weather Forecast 2013: Snow, Cold Make A Comeback, Says AccuWeather

(57) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 12:56 PM

After one of the mildest winters on record, Canada will get a healthy dose of snow and cold this season, with storms in the east, white stuff in central Canada, and dry cold in the west, a new winter forecast predicts.

The annual winter forecast released Wednesday suggests those...

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Quebec Student Protests Explained To The Rest Of Canada (ROC) By HuffPost Quebec Readers

(243) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 4:38 PM

Many within Quebec have complained that the rest of Canada — the so-called ‘ROC’ — doesn’t get the protests that have seen thousands of people take to the streets nightly. They blame over-simplification by a media focused on the minutia of tuition increases and the spectacle of pot-banging protests and...

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Huffington Post Canada's Favourite Blogs Of Our First Year

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 7:44 AM

In all the preparations that have been taking place for the celebration of HuffPost Canada's first birthday -- among them collecting stats such as "How many bloggers do we have now?" and "How many comments have we posted?" -- one seemingly unanswerable question kept popping up:

How many original Canadian...

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Jason Kenney Calls For Investigation Of PEI's Immigrant Nominee Program After King's-HuffPost Series

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 3:42 PM

Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has called on his officials to launch an investigation in the wake of a joint probe of P.E.I.'s controversial immigrant nominee program by the Huffington Post Canada and King's College journalism students.

“I have referred these findings to my department for further investigation,” Kenney said.

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145 Black Bears Killed In Alberta Oil Sands

(110) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:12 AM

The clash between industry and wildlife in Alberta’s oil sands took a steep toll on black bears last year, with 145 of the animals killed by Fish and Wildlife conservation officers.

It was the highest annual cull in recent history. Nearly half of the black bears were shot...

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Year In Review 2011: Try To Beat Our Canada News Quiz

(5) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 10:48 AM

So much news happened in 2011 it's hard to recall it all. Canadians were horrified by the images of destruction broadcast from Japan following a devastating earthquake and tsunami. In the spring, many Canucks woke up early to watch the royal wedding of William and Kate. Oh yes, and there...

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Kijiji Snowblower Ad From Moncton, New Brunswick: Genius Ad Offers Chance To 'Punch Snow In The Throat' (AUDIO)

(5) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 10:59 AM

UPDATE: Sold, to a fellow writer. Weh-Ming Cho found a buyer for the snowblower in Alec Bruce, a Moncton-based editor, columnist and blogger. Bruce won Cho over with an offer that included the line, "As a professional writer, I think we writer guys ought to stick together on matters of...
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Remembrance Day 2011: Lest Canada Forgets On 11-11-11-11

(38) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 5:50 AM

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, Canadians pause in a silent, two-minute moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served our country in war, conflict and peace.

Known as Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day was first held throughout the Commonwealth...

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Jack Layton Cancer: NDP Future Uncertain As Leader Steps Down

(16) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 8:03 AM

Jack Layton's surprise announcement Monday was particularly startling for Canadians who had closely watched the NDP leader's spectacular spring election.

Hobbled by a hip fracture and the early media questions about his prostate cancer, Layton appeared to get stronger each day of the campaign. His cane became more of a...

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Bodybuilding In Afghanistan: Shuja Momuzai Among Thousands Of Afghan Men Who Choose The Gym Over Violence (PHOTOS)

(9) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 7:34 AM

KABUL - Ten-year-old Shuja Momuzai was collecting wood on his bicycle when the rockets hit, dozens of them of them strafing his street in Kabul. One struck the boy, but the explosive lodged in his bike spokes and failed to detonate.

Momuzai was spared but hundreds of...

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Deer Attacks Dog In Cranbrook, B.C.: Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 8:43 AM

UPDATE: As a Huffington Post Canada reader rightly noted, this video was shot and uploaded last year. It is not a new video.

It begins like a family friendly Disney movie with a small cat nuzzling a fawn under a car in a suburban neighbourhood in Cranbrook, B.C.

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Vancouver Riots: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun Of Canada With Fake Tourism Ad (VIDEO)

(26) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 8:29 AM

It was only a matter of time before the Vancouver riots moved off the newscasts and into the monologues of late night TV.

Jimmy Kimmel did it up in fine form with this bit on Canada's new tourism ad, which he set up by noting how much he likes "angry...

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Vancouver Canucks Meet Johnny Canuck: YouTube Video Puts The Axe To The Boston Bruins (VIDEO)

(9) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 8:19 AM

With a cinematic score and all the Canadian stereotypes you can cram into a minute and a half, what’s not to love about this YouTube tribute to the Vancouver Canucks.

My Name Is Johnny Canuck features a bearded woodsman, axe in hand and dog at his side, recounting past beatings...

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Canucks Stanley Cup Parody Song Goes Viral (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 10:21 AM

Canucks uber fan Philbert Simon wrote some lyrics to the tune from Bruno Mar’s Lazy Song, grabbed some friends to play the role of the infamous Green Men, turned on the camera and voila: A Canadian viral video hit.

With his team headed to the Stanley Cup...

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