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Jesse Ferreras is The Huffington Post B.C.'s Associate News Editor. He was previously an online editor at canada.com and the Pique Newsmagazine in Whistler.

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Rental Apartments In Canada: What You Can Get For $1,500 Or Less

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 11:45 AM

In Canada, we hear plenty of talk about how difficult it is to afford housing.

Much of that discussion concerns the cost of buying a home in a major market such as Toronto or Vancouver.

But what of rentals? How hard is it to find what...

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Netflix Canada: What's Good In August 2015?

(4) Comments | Posted August 1, 2015 | 8:49 AM

We have at least a month of summer left. And a whole new crop of great Netflix titles coming with it.

August sees an outstanding slate of movies coming to the streaming service. And the highlight for us is "Birdman," this year's Best Picture Oscar winner.

It...

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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dead: Canadian Wrestler Was A Hulk Hogan Foe

(25) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 7:19 PM

Canadian-born wrestling star "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler died of cardiac arrest in his Hollywood home on Friday, TMZ reported.

WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon offered condolences on social media for the man many...

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Mark Zuckerberg Baby Announcement Includes Message About Miscarriage

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 4:31 PM

Mark Zuckerberg is using his baby announcement to give families hope about miscarriage.

The Facebook founder announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl on his public page Friday. It came with a touching message about the difficulties that the pair encountered while...

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Vancouver, Toronto Housing Crash Risk Is Only Medium To Moderate: TD Bank

(9) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 4:03 PM

Are housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver at risk of a price crash?

Not a huge risk, if history is any indication.

In a report titled "Assessing the risk of a disorderly home price correction in Toronto and Vancouver," TD Economics said that both markets face only a "medium-to-moderate" chance...

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Los Angeles Union That Fought For $15 Minimum Wage Wants Exemption For Union Members

(4) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 1:32 PM

The L.A. union that once fought for a $15 minimum wage is trying to get out from under it, reports say.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is pushing the city to exempt union workers covered by collective bargaining from the wage law that was

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Parrot Sings 'Everything Is Awesome' And It's Everything. And Awesome.

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:12 PM

We can't wait for Tegan and Sara's duet with Princess Yellow Feather.

But that's not all that this yellow nape Amazon parrot can bellow from the depths of her soul. She can also do Celine Dion (scroll to 1:00)!

Thank you Kellie for capturing Princess Yellowfeather showing off for a crowd today. She starts off with her favorite "All by Myself" but keep listening and she does a few of her other songs

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Porter Airlines Flyer Says She Was Asked To Move For Religious Reasons. Now She's Speaking Out.

(4) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 6:44 AM

Christine Flynn was ready to fly home to Toronto from a weekend in New York when another passenger requested that she change seats on Monday.

The executive chef with Toronto's iQ Food Co. was settled into a Porter Airlines flight when a man dressed in Orthodox Jewish clothes came up...

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P.E.I. 'Snowmageddon' Before And After Photos By Evan Dickson Are Incredible

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 4:25 PM

People in P.E.I. probably thought the white stuff would never melt after a record-breaking snowfall this winter.

More than 540 centimetres fell on Charlottetown, creating massive walls of snow. Some Islanders even had to dig a 25-foot tunnel just to reach their car.

Charlottetown photographer...

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Ijeoma Oluo Says Cecil The Lion's Life Matters, But Black Lives Don't, In Twitter Essay

(27) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:58 PM

People from all over the world have expressed outrage at the killing of Cecil, a popular lion from Zimbabwe.

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, for example, showed rare emotion as he talked about Cecil's death on Tuesday night, calling Walter Palmer, the man who killed him,...

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P.K. Subban Surprises Youth Group In Toronto's Jane And Finch Area

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 6:17 PM

Just when we thought P.K. Subban couldn't be more awesome, he went and did this.

The Montreal Canadiens defenseman surprised a group of 110 kids from Toronto's Jane and Finch area after they won a "Jeopardy" trivia game against an American team, NHL.com reported.

Subban initially appeared via video and said he wished he could congratulate them in person. Then he appeared through a side door and was greeted with chants of, "P.K.! P.K.! P.K.!"

The kids were attending a summer camp known as Success Beyond Limits (SBL), an educational program that helps them prepare for Grade 9.

Jane and Finch falls within the Black Creek neighbourhood, where high school graduation rates are low, Metro News reported.

Crime has also been a problem at Jane and Finch. Between 2007 and 2013, 10 youth under 19 years old were killed in the area, which is double the rate of any other neighbourhood in the city, the Toronto Star reported.

Subban, whose father Karl was principal of the area's Brookview Middle School, told NHL.com that life is about making the "right decisions."

"Some people get a second chance when they made the wrong decisions, but we're trying to give these kids an opportunity to make the right decisions in life," Subban said.

The Norris Trophy-winning defenseman gave some of the young people in attendance gifts such as a T-shirt and he even posed for a group photo.

Afghani immigrant Muskam Muhibullah didn't know who Subban was before he came in. But she does now.

"It was a thrill to meet him," she told NHL.com.

This isn't the first time Subban has given his time to help young people.

He and his brother Malcolm, a Boston Bruins prospect, have acted as ambassadors for Hyundai Hockey Helpers, a program that helps low-income families afford equipment so their kids can play Canada's game, the Toronto Star reported.

Subban grew up in a single-income household where both he and his two brothers played hockey. Their father Karl would take them to Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square so they could practise for free.

"We've always had this mentality of helping others before we help ourselves," Subban told the Star in 2012.

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Justin Bieber Surprises Teen For Her Quinceañera On 'Knock Knock Live'

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 4:16 PM

Ashley was so sick last year that she told her mother she was ready to just give up.

The teen came down with a case of meningitis so severe that she missed her quinceañera, or 15th birthday, a moment that is celebrated as a girl's coming of age in Hispanic...

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Sidney Crosby Worked The Tim Hortons Drive-Thru. This Is Peak Canada.

(4) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 2:44 PM

Few things are more Canadian than seeing hockey stars serve up double-doubles at Tim Hortons.

But that's precisely what people in Dartmouth, N.S. saw Monday, as Pittsburgh Penguins player Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon filmed a commercial for the franchise, The Chronicle Herald...

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Catcalling Video Shows Boyfriends Disgusted As Their Girlfriends Are Harassed

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:50 AM

We've seen the catcalls that happen when a woman walks around New York City alone for 10 hours.

Now, we're seeing how boyfriends feel about the street harassment their loved ones face when they're not around.

Cosmopolitan released a video Monday that shows men's reactions as...

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Jen Welter Hired As NFL Coach, As Arizona Cardinals Make Gender History

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 4:24 PM

"How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don't care if you're the Green Hornet man, I'll listen."

That's one thing Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians says he's learned from players.

And it's a perfect way to sum up his hiring...

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Kanye West Poses With Fans In Toronto, And Is Quite Pleasant About It

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 6:54 PM

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Kanye West was being called an "a**hole" after being booked to play the closing ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

But fans who ran into the star on Queen Street West would disagree. The artist...

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Justin Bieber Excites Canada's Special Olympics Team At Opening Ceremony

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 4:46 PM

Justin Bieber showed a side of himself at the Special Olympics World Games that we wish we could see more often.

The hitmaker behind songs such as "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me" tweeted a video of himself leading his country's Special Olympics team in a...

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This Three-Month-Old's 'First Words' Are Ridiculously Sweet

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 2:47 PM

Babies don't usually talk until they're 12 to 18 months old. So just imagine Ted Moskalenko's shock when he heard his three-month-old son Ben mimic the words, "I love you" for the first time.

The New Jersey resident posted a video of the moment to his YouTube account on July 11. It shows him holding the baby and saying, "I love you" before Ben mimics the phrase back to him. Cue daddy's stunned expression.

Since it was posted, the video has received over 200,000 hits.

This isn't the first time we've seen a baby speak, or at least imitate such touching words at an early age. In 2009, lifestyle writer Crissy Page posted an adorable video to her own YouTube account that showed her two-month-old son Evan very nearly saying "I love you" on camera.

Healthychildren.org says that babies start imitating sounds at about three months old. They also start smiling at the sounds of their parents' voices.

Ontario's Ministry of Children and Youth Services says that at 12 months old, children often know how to use three or more words, and at 18 months, they can use at least 20.

So it looks to us like Ben is on his game.

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Toronto Heat Warning Issued As Temperatures Set To Hit The 30s

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:34 PM

It's time for Torontonians to grab some water and crank up their air conditioners, as Hogtown is set to see sweltering heat this week.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Southern Ontario, with the mercury expected to reach the low 30s into Thursday.

Such alerts are...

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Canada's Most Expensive Homes, July 2015

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 11:22 AM

It's incredible to think of the homes you can afford with deep pockets in Canada.

You can buy a mansion. An island. Or an estate once owned by Henry Ford's family.

Those are just three properties you'll find among the most expensive homes for...

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