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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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Xin Rong Identified As Michigan Pilot Whose Plane Crashed In Northwestern Ontario

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 4:15 PM

A Michigan pilot who disappeared after a plane crash in Ontario may have tried to end his life, according to police.

Xin Rong, 27, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, rented a plane from the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport on March 15, and near midnight, it...

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Naomi Kidston Cold Case Sees Second Degree Murder Charge 12 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 11:35 AM

Police have laid charges in a 12-year-old cold case murder of a Halifax woman.

Naomi Kidston, 26, was found dead in an apartment on June 7, 2005, according to Halifax Regional Police on Thursday.

Her death was ruled a homicide. She was last seen alive earlier that same...

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Titanic Dives To Start Again In 2018, For The Cool Price Of US$100,000

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 6:04 PM

We imagine that a visit to the Titanic wreck would be on a lot of bucket lists.

If you have the cash, you might be able to explore the sunken ship, thanks to a few tour companies.

Luxury travel firm Blue Marble Private, along with tour operator OceanGate...

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Kayla Reid, Corner Brook, Nfld. Woman, Set To Return Home After Joining Alleged Cult

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 7:01 PM

A Newfoundland woman is coming home after joining a group in Costa Rica that her family calls a cult.

Kayla Reid planned to fly out of the country Tuesday, she told The Western Star, and head to Florida where she will spend time with family before returning to...

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Big Mac, McChicken And Filet-O-Fish Sauces Coming To Canadian Stores This Spring

(1164) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 4:29 PM

Canadians in love with McDonald's Big Mac sauce will no longer have to try to whip it up themselves, because containers of the stuff will soon pop up on store shelves.

McDonald's Canada confirmed to The Huffington Post Canada Tuesday that it is bringing Big Mac, McChicken and...

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Cora Kidnapping Investigation Yields Sketch Of Suspect

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 2:56 PM

Quebec provincial police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted in the kidnapping of Cora breakfast chain President Nicholas Tsouflidis at gunpoint earlier this month.

Tsouflidis was taken from his Mirabel home, north of Montreal, at night on March 8 by two men in a blue vehicle,...

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Donald Trump's Net Worth Has Dropped US$1B In Past Year, According To Forbes

(7) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 1:36 PM

The job of U.S. president generally pays less than president of an international conglomerate, but Donald Trump's new position isn’t to blame for his falling net worth.

He is worth a billion fewer U.S. dollars as compared to this time last year, according to Forbes’ annual billionaires list.

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St. Patrick's Day Party In St. Catharines, Ont. Got More Than A Little Out Of Control

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 3:40 PM

St. Patrick’s Day revellers in Ontario took their fun a bit too far on Friday, according to police.

The Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a call about a big street party in St. Catharines.

When officers arrived, the partiers pelted them with snowballs and beer containers.

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Canada's Seniors Live In Suburbs, And That's A Problem, Says New Report

(20) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 4:34 PM

Suburbs have bloomed in Canada since the end of the Second World War, built in response to the need for affordable housing for growing families.

Now two-thirds of Canadians live in one, according to a new report from the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

People over...

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Highway 10 Pileup Shows Cars Sliding Into Each Other, Drivers Fleeing

(16) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 2:02 PM

A big snowstorm in Quebec this week led to a crazy pileup on Highway 10 near Magog on Tuesday.

The accident, which involved around 50 vehicles, occurred around 4 p.m., according to CBC News.

The Canadian Press reported that 12 people suffered minor injuries.

Eyewitness video,...

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'Jeopardy!' Blue Jays Clue Had A Big Mistake In It

(5) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 12:08 PM

Some Canadians, specifically Toronto Blue Jays fans, nearly died of joy Wednesday when their team was the answer to a "Jeopardy!" clue.


The clue was...

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Truck Falls Through Ice On Frozen Lake Winnipeg

(3) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 2:58 PM

A Manitoba couple had quite the scare Tuesday afternoon when their truck fell through ice on Lake Winnipeg.

Ko'ona Cochrane captured the accident on Facebook Live, which shows her and her partner driving across the frozen lake until their vehicle breaks through the ice and water splashes up...

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Tim Hortons In Port Aux Basques Causes Safety Hazard With Truckers Walking Across Highway

(25) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 3:11 PM

Falling asleep at the wheel is the last thing any trucker wants to do. But residents of a small Newfoundland town say their efforts to caffeinate are causing bigger safety issues.

The Tim Hortons in Port aux Basques, on the island’s southwestern coast, is a popular pit...

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Air Canada Now Lets Customers Bid For A Fancier Seat

(36) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 4:40 PM

The cost to upgrade from an Air Canada economy seat is significant, but now you can bid for a fancier spot for potentially less than the upfront price.

The airline now offers customers the chance to upgrade their seat to either premium economy or business class by submitting...

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Kelly Herron, Seattle Jogger, Fights Off Attack And Attempted Rape In Public Washroom

(29) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 1:02 PM

A Seattle runner credits a self-defence class with helping her fight off an attack and attempted rape.

Kelly Herron stopped to use a public washroom at Golden Gardens Park during a March 5 run when she was assaulted from behind by a man while she was washing her...

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Parks Canada Insults All Indigenous Actors With Film's Rejection

(46) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 5:04 PM

North of 60, a 1990s CBC drama set in a small, sub-Arctic community, was probably the first Canadian TV show to accurately portray the lives of indigenous people.

Now one of that show's stars is set to appear in a new production, and once again, not as a First...

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Geraldine Mamakwa, Thunder Bay Woman, Fined $155 For Jaywalking After Being Hit By Car

(42) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 3:56 PM

The family of an indigenous Thunder Bay woman is still angry that she was handed a $155 jaywalking ticket just days after being seriously injured in a car accident last month.

Geraldine Mamakwa, 46, was crossing the street to catch a bus Feb. 13 when she was hit by...

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Newfoundland Snowstorm Leads To High Drifts Of Snow On Road

(9) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 1:35 PM

A snowstorm on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula last week created some drama for drivers.

A video shot in St. Anthony, Nfld. shows cars driving between two high walls of snow.

The town, along with the rest of the peninsula and southern Labrador, spent last weekend digging out...

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Jacob Ohl, Georgia Teen, Calls 911 After Feet Severed By Train

(32) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 2:42 PM

A teen run over by a train in Georgia called 911 himself, even though both of his feet had been severed.

Jacob Ohl was struck around 1 p.m. on Thursday in the city of Lilburn, according to Fox News. He was found lying next to tracks with his...

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Baba's Homestyle Perogies May Be The World's Only Drive-Thru Perogy Joint

(10) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 2:17 PM

If you want to see the perfect marriage of Ukrainian and North American culture, head to Saskatoon, which boasts potentially the world’s only drive-thru perogy restaurant.

At Baba’s Homestyle Perogies, a largely Ukrainian kitchen staff hand-churns out as many as 10,000 perogies, 120 litres of borscht...

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