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

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

(85) 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

(25) 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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Nicola Spurling, B.C. Green Party Candidate, Outed As Transgender On TV

(19) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 1:12 PM

A candidate for the B.C. Green Party was outed as transgender during a news broadcast Monday.

Nicola Spurling, who is running for the party in Coquitlam-Maillardville, was featured in a Global B.C. story about four transgender candidates aiming "to make history" in this year's provincial election.

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Canada Goose Attacks Indiana Police Officer On His Way To Station

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 3:23 PM

Some people don’t like the police, and apparently neither do some geese.

An Indiana cop was on his way to the station when he was attacked by an angry Canada goose trying to protect its nest.

Sgt. Det. Ray Hall told Inside Edition that a father goose flew up...

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Air Canada Plane's Wheel Came Off Before Takeoff From Montreal Airport

(8) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 1:05 PM

An Air Canada plane somehow lost one of its wheels while it taxied down the runway in Montreal on Sunday night.

Preliminary information shows that the wheel of the Airbus A330 separated and came to rest beside the runway before takeoff, Air Canada spokesperson Isabelle Arthur told The Huffington...

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Scorpion Drops Onto Calgary Man's Head During United Airlines Flight

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 5:57 PM

A Calgary man has received compensation after a scorpion dropped on his head on a recent flight.

Richard Bell told CBC News that he was eating lunch on a United Airlines flight from Houston, Texas on April 9 when the little critter fell out of the overhead bin.

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Briarwood Presbyterian Church Wants Its Own Police Force To Patrol Campuses

(16) Comments | Posted April 17, 2017 | 4:19 PM

A church in Victoria, B.C. got flak last year when it erected a fence to keep homeless people out, but it’s not the only place of worship looking to beef up security on its premises.

Alabama state senators voted last week to allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church,...

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Boy Falls Between Train And Platform In Terrifying Video From Australia

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 5:23 PM

Mind the gap. No, seriously. It’s a pretty big one.

Sydney Trains, the rail network that serves the Australian city and surrounding area, released a scary video to warn parents to be careful with their children when they board and get off trains.

In the January 2016 incident, two-year-old Ayden...

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Victoria Boat Fire Sends One Person To Hospital For Smoke Inhalation

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 11:40 AM

A huge fire consumed a derelict boat in Victoria, B.C.'s Gorge Waterway on Monday.

Dramatic video from a eyewitness shows the vessel totally engulfed in flames as a man on the sailboat anchored next to it rushes to cut the ropes.

According to a report...

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York Regional Police Enlisted Helicopter To Arrest Candy Thieves At Canada's Wonderland

(26) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 3:47 PM

Canada’s Wonderland is big, and police didn’t feel like running through the entire Toronto-area amusement park last weekend to chase three candy thieves.

York Regional Police say they received a call from park security staff on Saturday night, who spotted three people entering a store to steal some...

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Terry Peck, Aspiring Australian Rapper, Allegedly Ran Into Sea In Dine And Dash

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 6:06 PM

An unemployed aspiring rapper in Australia has been charged after police say he ran out of a restaurant and then into the ocean to avoid paying his bill.

Terry Peck, who is also known as 2Pec, ordered C$621 worth of food and drinks at Omeros Bros...

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'Made In Canada' Has Seen A Big Boost Lately, And It's Probably Due To Trudeau

(20) Comments | Posted April 10, 2017 | 4:22 PM

"The Trudeau effect" has been a boon for Canadian tourism, trust in business and our country's image in general, and apparently Canadian brands are benefiting too.

A survey from Statista, an online statistics database, conducted between December and January found that products...

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Innisfil, Ont. Partners With Uber To Provide On-Demand Transit In Town

(13) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 6:10 PM

Some cities have gone to war with Uber, but one Ontario community is partnering with the company instead.

Innisfil, Ont., just south of Barrie, has more than 36,000 people and no public transit.

"The town has grown and we need to have transit options," town planner Paul...

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'Drunk Lives Matter' Shirt Worn By Alleged Drunk Driver In Pennsylvania

(8) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 3:14 PM

A drunk driving charge is not a laughing matter.

But, some would argue, neither is making fun of a very serious protest movement.

A genius in Pennsylvania somehow managed to pull off both on St. Patrick's Day weekend last month when Newville police pulled him over for multiple traffic...

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Gary Robbins, Barkley Marathons Runner, Fails To Complete Race Due To Wrong Turn

(3) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 2:13 PM

You may not see yourself competing in a 160-kilometre trail race, but everyone knows that sinking feeling after an ill-fated decision.

Runner Gary Robbins, who is based in North Vancouver, is doing some soul-searching after a wrong turn near the end of a gruelling U.S. ultra-marathon on Monday...

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Badger Buries Entire 50-Pound Cow On Its Own, Makes Us Realize Badgers Are Cool

(12) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 5:27 PM

When asked to think of ingenious animals, few of us jump to badgers.

University of Utah researchers were blown away to discover that the small scavengers have some incredible food storage techniques. One American badger did something no scientist has ever seen before — it buried a roughly...

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Alabama Man Nearly Electrocuted By Necklace And Phone Charger

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 12:49 PM

An Alabama man is lucky to be alive after a necklace he was wearing acted as a conductor for electricity from his iPhone charger and nearly shocked him to death.

Late last month, Wiley Day plugged in his phone to charge next to him in bed before he...

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Canadian Couples Move In Together Pretty Quickly, According To Study

(21) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 9:48 AM

Many couples no longer see marriage as a requirement for cohabitation, but the results of this new study are still surprising.

Wayfair Canada surveyed nearly 900 Canadians and more than 1,000 Americans and found that on average, more than half of the Canadians moved in with their partners...

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Grandma Banned From Prom At Grandson's High School

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2017 | 4:37 PM

The family of an Alabama grandmother — not to mention, the Internet — is fuming after her grandson’s high school said he couldn't bring her to his senior prom.

“She’s never been to a prom, so I was thinking in my head, ‘why not take her?’” Bryce Maine

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