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Emma Prestwich is the editor of AOL.ca and a writer for HuffPost Canada. She covers viral stories in news, lifestyle and entertainment, and is always in search of the best Nanaimo bar.

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Canada's Most Bankable Film Actors, As Ranked By The 10 And 3

(4) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 5:01 PM

Many American movie fans may still be unaware that some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are Canadian — but at least the market recognizes their worth.

The 10 and 3 has rounded up the most bankable Canadian film stars, and their lists feature some obvious names, from Jim...

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Lobster At Ontario Grocery Store Ends Up In Ripley's Aquarium, Thanks To Rescuers

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2017 | 5:18 PM

A large lobster who was facing certain death at an Ontario grocery store is now safe at a major aquarium.

Gerald, who weighs more than eight pounds, is settling in at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, according to a Facebook post from last week.

The crustacean caught...

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Flooding In Canada Is A Big Problem, But Few Canadians Know They're At Risk: Study

(11) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 5:53 PM

It’s hard not to sympathize with flood victims, but a number of Canadians still think that such a devastating event could never happen to them.

Nearly all of the 2,300 people surveyed for a new University of Waterloo study did not know or weren't sure that they lived...

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Banff Grizzly Walks Onto Rugby Pitch During Practice

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 5:44 PM

Most sports teams would be flattered to see fans show up at their practices, but some members of a Banff, Alta. high school rugby team were terrified when a grizzly bear popped in last Tuesday.

You can see what happened in the video above.

The Most...

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Jim Parsons Marries Longtime Partner Todd Spiewak

(126) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 1:02 PM

“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons got married this weekend, and the pictures are too much.

Parsons married his partner of 14 years, graphic designer Todd Spiewak, on Saturday. The actor’s rep confirmed the wedding to PEOPLE.

He shared several photos of the celebration at New York...

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'Miranda Eve', Girl Found In Casket Under San Francisco Home, Identified As Edith Howard Cook

(6) Comments | Posted May 11, 2017 | 5:26 PM

The body of a toddler found in a casket underneath a San Francisco home has been identified.

Two-year-old Edith Howard Cook died in 1876 of severe undernourishment, according to the nonprofit group Garden of Innocence, which spent a year trying to figure out who she was, The Mercury...

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Sheep Stuck In Crevice Rescued By Firefighters In England

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 5:24 PM

If sheep could be grateful to their rescuers, we imagine that this one would be — she was basically doomed.

A group of firefighters in England came to the aid of the ewe Tuesday evening after climbers spotted her wedged in a five-metre-deep crevice near the town of Todmorden.

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Pigeon Eggs In Needle Pile Shows Reality Of Overdose Crisis, Say Vancouver Police

(12) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 11:58 AM

Vancouver’s opioid problem is only getting worse, and city police wanted to showcase just how grim it can look.

Supt. Michelle Davey posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday of what she said is pigeon eggs in a pile of needles in a single-room occupancy room in the Downtown...

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Leanora Brown, Toronto Catholic School Teacher, Found Guilty Of Professional Misconduct

(3) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 5:42 PM

A Toronto Catholic school teacher who students said talked about her sex life and said "kiss my black ass" has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

Leanora Brown made several inappropriate and sexually explicit comments to her students between January 1 and March 5, 2015, according to a

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Skippy Peanut Butter Discontinued In Canada, But Its Fans Are Still Learning The News

(27) Comments | Posted May 3, 2017 | 1:29 PM

Canadians are mourning the loss of another grocery store staple — Skippy peanut butter.

Hormel Foods, which owns the Skippy brand, discontinued the sale of the spread in Canada last fall, according to a statement on Hormel’s website that has also disappeared.

"We understand that this...

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DaddyOFive YouTube Channel Creator Temporarily Loses Custody Of Children

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 3:45 PM

The controversy around one couple's popular YouTube videos featuring them and their children has led to some real-life consequences.

Michael Martin, who lives in Maryland, has temporarily lost custody of his two children, Cody and Emma, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office told the Baltimore Sun.

The children, which...

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Vancouver Micro-Suite Advertised For $1,700/Month After Former Tenants Kicked Out

(44) Comments | Posted May 1, 2017 | 6:05 PM

Sky-high rents in Vancouver are nothing new, but $1,700 a month for a 400 sq.-ft micro-suite seemed one step too far for many on social media.

Georgia Straight reporter Travis Lupick grabbed this screenshot last week of an ad for a bachelor apartment at 609 Heatley Avenue in...

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TTC Worker Hailed For Helping Man In Distress On Subway Tracks

(4) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 1:20 PM

A Toronto Transit Commission worker is being commended for his empathy toward a distressed man who walked onto the subway tracks on Wednesday.

A station collector was working at a Dundas station fare gate when a man walked off the platform around 10:30 a.m., the TTC told...

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Delta Air Lines Kicks Passenger Off Flight For Using Bathroom While Plane Was Waiting To Take Off

(34) Comments | Posted April 27, 2017 | 12:31 PM

You can’t always control your urge to pee, and one Delta Air Lines passenger was desperate.

But his decision to use the plane's washroom got him kicked off the flight.

Kima Hamilton had boarded a flight from Atlanta, Ga. to Milwaukee, Wis. earlier this month when he felt...

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Grey Whale Hit By Boat Likely Has Large Bump Behind Its Neck, Says Expert

(3) Comments | Posted April 26, 2017 | 2:16 PM

A marine mammal expert says it will be weeks before it's known whether a grey whale likely hit by a boat off the coast of Washington state on Sunday will survive.

The whale has "basketball-sized swelling" behind its neck, SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research executive director and...

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Dale Rancourt, Cape Breton Clown, Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

(10) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 5:39 PM

A Cape Breton man who performs as Klutzy the Klown has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Dale Rancourt, 51, entered his plea Tuesday in provincial court in Sydney, according to The Chronicle Herald. He also pleaded guilty to breaching a court order that he stay...

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Sherri Kent, Calgary Mom, Posts Photo With Dying Son To Warn About Overdoses

(22) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 11:34 AM

Fentanyl doesn't only kill addicts. That’s what one Alberta mom wants the public to know after her son overdosed and died.

Sherri Kent posted a tragic photo to Facebook last week of her and her son Michael in the hospital.

"My son was not an addict, he made...

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Illegal Border Crossers Coming To Canada Don't Get Free Pass: Public Safety Minister

(78) Comments | Posted April 21, 2017 | 1:16 PM

For the last time: Asylum claimants who illegally cross into Canada from the U.S. don’t receive an automatic welcome into the country.

That’s the message Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale wanted to send with a statement shared to his website in March.

"To be clear — trying...

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Canadian Pot Users More Social Than Non-Users, Online Survey Reveals

(24) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 2:33 PM

If you fear that marjiuana legalization will turn Canada into a country of anti-social stoners who watch TV all day, a new study might reassure you.

Pot users are actually more social than those who don’t partake, according to survey results from cannabis culture site

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Ivanka Trump's Eyes Seem To Be Changing Colour, And This Is Probably Why

(12) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 3:18 PM

Some people have noticed something curious about Ivanka Trump: her eyes seem to change colour.

Esquire observed last fall that the first daughter’s peepers have appeared brown, green and even a greenish-blue at different times in her life.

It appears brown is her natural colour, however, after...

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