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

Entries by Jesse Ferreras

Canada Apartment Rent Averages Compare Favourably To U.S. Cities

(5) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 12:20 PM

It's become a national pastime to complain about real estate in some of Canada's largest cities.

But have you SEEN how much it costs to rent down south?

Rentseeker has. The apartment rental service has released a new infographic showing just how much it costs to rent...

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22 Reasons You Should Just Go F$#%ing Vote Already

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2015 | 6:08 AM

Election day is coming up on Oct. 19.

Will you be voting? Because you can start right now.

Early indications are that people are turning out to polling stations in numbers that haven't been seen in previous elections. As many as 42,000 students voted in the...

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Broadbent Institute's 'Can't Wait' Video Is The Funniest Get Out And Vote Message We've Seen

(13) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 6:26 PM

The Broadbent Institute really, REALLY can't wait to get out and vote.

The left-leaning think tank, which is named after founder and former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, released a video on YouTube Thursday that shows people dropping absolutely everything to go vote.

It was released just...

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Derek Holland, Texas Bench-Rider, Uses Jays Towel To Wipe The Splinters Away

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 6:22 PM

Riding the bench is a tough gig in baseball. It requires long hours of sitting and watching better players take the field.

Texas' Derek Holland has taken a seat so often, that he's sure to have a splinter or two left on his posterior.

Hence, perhaps, the...

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Justin Trudeau Smacks Down Every Excuse Not To Vote In Vice Town Hall

(47) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 3:55 PM

Are you mulling ducking the ballot box in this election?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau thinks that's a bad idea. He outlines why in this clip from a Vice News town hall held earlier this week.

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Canada Is The World's 11th Best Place To Die, Says Economist Intelligence Unit

(6) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 7:07 AM

It may not sit in the top 10 any longer, but Canada is still one of the world's greatest places to die.

That's according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) second ever Quality of Death Index, which ranks countries according to the state of palliative care.


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Canucks Boost Blue Jays With The Worst Tweet Possible

(4) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 10:04 PM

Canadians from coast-to-coast are standing behind you, Blue Jays. But some of us are doing it better than others.

Way over on the West Coast, the Vancouver Canucks jumped into the act by tweeting their support on Thursday.

But they chose the worst possible way to do it.

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'Too High' Man Found In Sea Of Doritos And Cookies After Calling Police

(8) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 3:23 PM

If we found ourselves surrounded by Doritos and cookies, we would have thought we'd gone to heaven.

But for a 22-year-old from Austintown, Ohio, it was another sign that he was just too damn high.

Police in the town outside Akron were called to a residence at 5:22 p.m. on...

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Canadian Voter Turnout Really Is That Bad. Just Look At This Graph.

(119) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 12:40 PM

Imagine a comedian, playing to a dwindling audience.

She has a deep repository of jokes, and she tries her best to generate laughs.

But gradually, the audience starts leaving their seats. And slowly, she has to tailor her act to the people who are left. But the audience is...

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Can Be Champs Again. This Video Gave Us Hope.

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 6:05 PM

Toronto sports fans have waited a long time for the good days to come back.

With the Jays in the playoffs and new people in charge of the Leafs, they may finally be here.

There's a lot of hope for Hogtown's Major League Baseball team. But a video...

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The Toronto Blue Jays Need A New 'WAMCO.' Help Us Out.

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 4:58 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays are going to play against the Texas Rangers on Thursday, to begin their first playoff appearance in more than two decades.

People who remember their last World Series run may have seen the word "WAMCO" bandied about.

No, Jays fans weren't reinventing the...

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Jays Fan Andre Chapman Ducks Jury Duty To See A Game

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 4:56 PM

Duty called. But so did the Jays.

And when both coincided, baseball fan Andre Chapman made the only sensible decision. He asked to get out of jury duty so he could catch the Jays' first playoff game in 22 years.

Chapman, an Ottawa man, managed to secure a...

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London's 'Billionaires Row' Offers Ultra-Luxury Living, If You Can Afford It

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 12:12 PM

Fancy a roof over your head on "Billionaires Row"?

If you want to live on this tony London street, you'll have to scrounge up enough coin to buy five average-priced detached homes in Vancouver.

And that's just for one of the cheaper homes we found in...

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Toronto 'Homeless Shelter' Leaves Leaside Neighbourhood Residents In Tears

(8) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 6:37 AM

Residents in an upscale Toronto neighbourhood were enraged, with some in tears, when they learned that a homeless shelter was going to be located in the area.

But it was all just a setup ... and a novel way to start a discussion about homelessness.

The Leaside neighbourhood in midtown...

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Glass Mountain Path Cracks In China

(15) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 8:56 PM

A terrifying glass path wraps around Yuntai Mountain in China's Henan province at a height of almost 1,100 metres.

What's the worst that could happen? Well, among other things, a crack could form in the glass.

And that's precisely what took place on Oct. 5, as frightened tourists fled the...

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These Canadians Know As Much About Canada As Americans Do

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Canadians should never have been so smug about "Talking to Americans."

Because as this video shows, certain people here know as much about our politics as our neighbours to the south do.

This video, posted to YouTube on Monday, shows comedian Guy Nantel interviewing Torontonians about the Canadian election.


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'The Neverending Story' Dad Seems Strangely Familiar

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 11:37 AM

The 1980s blessed us with some of the greatest fantasy movies ever made. And one of the best is "The Neverending Story." It told the story of a young daydreamer named Bastian (Barret Oliver), who was swept into the wondrous world of Fantasia, just by opening a book.

Bastian's story...

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Burger King's Halloween Whopper Turned People's Poop Green, Customers Say

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 6:16 PM

Burger King's black-bunned Whopper comes out greener on the other side, reports say.

Numerous social media users say the fast food chain's Halloween Whopper is making their fecal matter turn green for as long as three days after they eat it.

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Martin Shkreli Roasted On Tinder By Eve Peyser Over Drug Price Hike

(9) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 5:49 PM

"Do you think you're the Snowden of AIDS drugs?"

That question spelled the end of Eve Peyser's Tinder conversation with Martin Shkreli, the embattled pharma CEO who hiked the price of a drug used to treat AIDS patients by over 5,400 per cent, before relenting later.

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Sexy Pizza Rat Is Peak Stupid Sexy Costume

(5) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 5:44 PM

We've seen a sexy clownfish. A sexy shark attack. Sexy French fries.

But a sexy pizza rat? That's a new one. has a treasure trove of ridiculous sexy costumes. But we're astonished at this one, which, we presume, is...

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