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Emma Paling is an associate news editor at HuffPost Canada. Her writing previously appeared on Vice Canada, Motherboard, and Refinery29.

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Kitchener, Ont. Is Home To Canada's Fastest-Rising Rent Prices

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2017 | 3:42 PM

While Vancouver and Toronto make headlines with $1,700-a-month "micro-suites" and tales of landlords doubling rent, another city is seeing rents rise even faster.

Rent in Kitchener, Ont. is the fastest-rising in Canada, according to a new report from PadMapper.

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Calgary Stampede's 2017 Menu Will Stop Your Heart

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 5:03 PM

Just when we thought the Calgary Stampede couldn't top its $100 hot dog of 2015, it went and deep fried Jell-O.

This year's Stampede, running from July 7 to 16, will feature a bunch of completely new, completely over-the-top food items.

Check out some of additions for...

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Here Are The Most Trusted Brands In Canada 2017

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 1:20 PM

It must have been a good year for WestJet, IKEA, and Chapter’s/Indigo. All three brands shot up in the minds of Canadians to land on a list of this year's 10 most trusted brands.

The University of Victoria’s Gustavson Brand Trust Index measures the opinions of 6,560...

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Ontario Police Release Video In Seeking 'Clumsy' Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

(4) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 9:41 PM

Police are looking for a "clumsy shoplifting suspect" who spilled her haul in a Walmart parking lot in Fergus, Ont.

The Ontario Provincial Police posted a video to Twitter on Friday asking for the public's help in identifying the female suspect.

Her cart of $650 worth of...

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B.C. Election 2017 Brings In Record Number Of Indigenous MLAs

(7) Comments | Posted May 10, 2017 | 5:27 PM

British Columbians elected a record four indigenous MLAs Tuesday in a tense vote that brought in the province’s first minority government in 65 years.

Melanie Mark, the NDP candidate who made history last year as the first female MLA from a First Nation, won her seat again...

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Sidewalk Labs, Google Sibling Company, May Build Futuristic Mini-City In Toronto

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2017 | 3:39 PM

A Google offshoot company — which aims to reimagine cities “from the internet up” — has reportedly applied to co-develop a 12-acre piece of land in downtown Toronto.

Sidewalk Labs applied for a downtown Toronto space that fits with its purpose to create a high-tech, futuristic city from scratch,

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Rigaud Mayor Says Flood Evacuees Are 'Crying Like Babies'

(14) Comments | Posted May 8, 2017 | 5:25 PM

While historic floods have forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from their homes in Quebec, one mayor said residents of his town were "crying like babies."

"People have to be evacuated, and we put them in boats, and they're crying like babies," Rigaud Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. said...

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Canadian Views Of U.S. Hit All-Time Low, Poll Shows

(421) Comments | Posted May 8, 2017 | 4:20 PM

Canadian opinion of the United States has hit an all-time low, a new poll suggests.

Only 44 per cent of Canadians see the U.S. favourably today compared to nearly 70 per cent in 2012, according to a poll released by Environics Institute on Monday.

The current...

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Alberta Ice Shoves: Walls Of Ice Rise Up Against Homes In Just Minutes

(12) Comments | Posted May 8, 2017 | 2:09 PM

One day, it's sunny and warm. The next, it's winter again.

So goes springtime in much of Canada. But for folks in Alberta beach towns, the switch can happen in just minutes.


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Toronto Raccoon Hangs Out At Pearson International Airport

(9) Comments | Posted May 7, 2017 | 5:17 PM

Toronto would be nothing without its raccoons.

There was the one who rode the subway at rush hour, the adventurous one that climbed a 200-metre tall construction crane, the one whose death prompted an outpouring of grief, and now — there's the one who...

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Maggie Boglitch, Ontario Nurse, Wins $20K For Grad School On Ellen

(7) Comments | Posted May 6, 2017 | 5:24 PM

If only Maggie Boglitch knew what was coming.

The nurse from Windsor, Ont. screamed her head off on Thursday called to play "Know or Go" on Ellen. Little did she know, she was moments away from winning $20,000 from Shutterfly to pay for her grad school fees.

Ellen...

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Christy Clark's Schedule Empty For 15 Weeks Per Year As Premier, NDP Analysis Shows

(35) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 7:50 PM

Christy Clark had nothing on her schedule for an average total of 15 weeks every year during her second term as Liberal B.C. premier, an analysis by the rival B.C. NDP claims.

Clark’s agenda was empty about 76 weekdays per year, the party said. And when she did attend...

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Canadian Women's Foundation Study Finds Pessimistic Views On Gender Equality

(27) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 6:22 PM

Canadians — particularly young women — are pessimistic about women's future in the country, a new study shows.

Nearly 80 per cent of Canadians said they think women in Gen Z — the generation after millennials — will be just as likely or more likely to experience sexual assault...

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Vijay Bhatia, Murdered Ontario Cab Driver, Had A Big Heart: Friends

(7) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 5:05 PM

A London, Ont. taxi driver who was beaten to death on Saturday is being remembered as a family man with a big heart.

Vijay Bhatia "was such a peaceful person,” Yellow London Taxi president Hasan Savehilaghi told Global News. “Every single positive characteristic or behaviour you could find...

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May Day Rioters Hurl Full Cans Of Pepsi At Portland Police

(15) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 11:45 AM

A May Day protest turned violent in Portland, Ore. on Monday as demonstrators threw rocks, projectiles and even full cans of Pepsi at officers.

Twenty-five people, ranging in age from 14 to 44, were arrested for crimes including riot, arson, theft and assault, the Portland Police Bureau said in a...

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‘RightNow' Co-Founder Alissa Golob Rallies Abortion Opponents To Vote In Conservative Leadership Race

(192) Comments | Posted April 30, 2017 | 12:15 PM

Alissa Golob went to her first anti-abortion protest when she was 13. A pen pal invited her to go on tour with Show the Truth, a group that displays photos of aborted fetuses outside of schools.

“Even though I don’t advocate for all 13-year-olds to see these images, it was...

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Nestle Bottled Water Travels Up To 3,100 Km. Your Tap Is Metres Away.

(54) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 1:24 PM

Bottled water — and its sourcing and plastic packaging — has become a controversial product. Now, there's another reason you might want to avoid it.


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Jian Ghomeshi Has A New Project And People Are Less Than Enthusiastic

(151) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 10:15 AM

After laying low for months, disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi is back at work.

"For those interested, here is something I'm working on..." the former host of CBC's "Q" tweeted on Monday morning. He included a link to The Ideation Project, a "new media creative project...

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'Masculinity Confession Booth' Offered By University Of Regina Group

(17) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 1:05 PM

The University Students’ Union of Regina offered students a “masculinity confession booth” where they could share their “sins” last week.

“Meet up with URSU members and make a confession,” the event's description reads. “We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender ... Come...

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Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry To A Rematch

(23) Comments | Posted April 1, 2017 | 12:36 PM

UPDATE - April 2:Trudeau's principal press secretary Gerald Butts confirmed that it was a joke after People Magazine appeared to take the Prime Minister's tweet seriously.

"Gotcha, @people. #poissondavril,'' Butts tweeted about the People article on Trudeau's tweet on the magazine's website, which made no mention of April Fools' Day.

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