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Jian Ghomeshi Halloween Costumes Didn't Come Too Soon For These People (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 9:57 PM

No, just ... no.

Several people have already jumped on the worst possible Halloween costume they could wear this year, and dressed up as ex-CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.

The costumes come in the same week that allegations of sexual violence surfaced against him.

We already had...

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Hubert Lacroix, CBC President, Comments On Jian Ghomeshi's Firing

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 9:20 PM

CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix issued an emotional statement Friday in response to the situation surrounding former "Q" host Jian Ghomeshi.

In it he said that the public broadcaster works hard to create a safe work environment and that incidents are investigated and responded to "appropriately." Lacroix...

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Andrew Dreschel's Nathan Cirillo 'Not A Hero' Column Generates Backlash

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 8:05 PM

Was Ottawa shooting victim Cpl. Nathan Cirillo a hero?

The answer is no, if you ask Hamilton Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel.

The writer was criticized heavily on social media Friday after penning a column in which he questioned Cirillo's status as a hero.

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CBC Job Cuts: Details Of Latest Layoffs Released

(11) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 10:24 PM

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has revealed specifics of the latest round of layoffs, with 153 jobs to be slashed across the country by March.

According to a union memo obtained by The Huffington Post Canada, most of the cuts will happen in Toronto, where 78 jobs will be lost....

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Charles Adler's Jian Ghomeshi Essay Is Something We All Need To Hear (AUDIO)

(30) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 10:06 PM

Many have weighed in with their thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi after a number of women alleged sexual violence by the ex-CBC host.

Several commentators have discussed the issue but few have been as powerful as a recent essay spoken by radio personality...

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Jian Ghomeshi Biography Charts A Long Rise Before Recent Scandal (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 10:01 PM

Jian Ghomeshi was on his way to becoming an international radio star when he abruptly parted company with the CBC, where he had hosted the program "Q" for seven years.

The departure brought an end to a lengthy upward trajectory for the broadcasting personality who had...

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#BeenRapedNeverReported Gives Women Space To Share Stories Of Sexual Assault

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:12 PM

Trigger warning: This article contains information about sexual violence which may be triggering to survivors.

Women are sharing their first-hand stories about rape — and reasons why they never reported the assaults — on social media, as the accusations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi continue....

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Drake Celebrates His Birthday At Bent Restaurant In Toronto (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 2:34 PM

Happy birthday Drake!

The Toronto-born hip hop artist behind hits such as "Started from the Bottom" and "Hold On We're Going Home" celebrated his 28th in style at Bent restaurant on Dundas Street West last weekend, Toronto Life reported.

Much of the night was captured on...

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Prostate Cancer Risk Decreases When You Have Sex With 20 Or More Women: Study

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Men are less likely to develop prostate cancer if you've slept with several women.

That's the main conclusion from a study out of the University of Montreal (UofM) and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier.

It found that men who have had sex with more than 20 female partners are 28...

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Jian Ghomeshi Losing Facebook Followers Fast (TWEETS, VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 1:18 AM

Jian Ghomeshi, the ex-CBC host who is now the subject of abuse and harassment allegations from eight different women, appears to be losing Facebook followers fast.

Political blogger Stephen Taylor posted the following tweet on his feed Wednesday night.

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BigEarsTeddy Twitter Account Posted Jian Ghomeshi Abuse Allegations In April (TWEETS)

(93) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 11:07 PM

Trigger warning: This article contains information about violence which may be triggering to survivors.

An anonymous Twitter account that posted a series of tweets in April with allegations of abuse directed at Jian Ghomeshi has fallen under close scrutiny following an explosive new report by The Toronto Star....

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Halifax Canoe Escape Still Gets Break-And-Enter Suspect Arrested

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 4:04 PM

It's been said of Canadians that they know how to make love in a canoe without tipping it.

If a crime story out of Nova Scotia is any indication, we know how to escape in them, too.

A 20-year-old break-and-enter suspect was arrested Wednesday after he took off...

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If Canada Had 36 Provinces, It Might Look Like This

(21) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Canada has had no shortage of proposals for new provinces, territories and regions throughout its history.

Washington, D.C.-based geographer Alexandr Trubetskoy imagined what it might look like if many of them came to fruition.

Last week, he posted the following map to Reddit, where it drew

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Chip Wilson's War With Lululemon Averted As Founder Sells Half His Stake

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Chip Wilson has averted war with Lululemon after agreeing to sell half of his 27 per cent stake in the company to a private equity firm.

The man who founded the yogawear giant is selling a 13.85 per cent stake in the company for $845...

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FoodShare Toronto's TTC Bus Brings Produce To People In Need (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Healthy produce can be difficult to obtain for many Torontonians.

In some neighbourhoods, going grocery shopping requires more than a one-kilometre walk to the store. In others, fruits and vegetables are simply too expensive for local residents.

It's a problem that FoodShare Toronto is working to remedy through the

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Canada, Get Rid Of Pit Bulls Once And For All

(198) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 2:02 PM

How many children will have to be maimed before all of Canada's provinces ban pit bulls?

The question has weighed on me since Boss, a five-year-old pit bull, nearly tore the nose off Cali Leclair, a 14-month-old Ottawa girl, possibly affecting her breathing for the rest...

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Measles In Alberta: Naturopaths, Chiropractors Promoting Anti-Vaccine Messages (VIDEO)

(30) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:48 AM

With a measles outbreak hitting as many as 22 victims across Alberta, some health professionals in the province continue to promote anti-vaccine messages, such as the scientifically discredited link between immunizations and autism.

Chiropractors, naturopaths and even a medical doctor have promoted these messages on their websites, in...

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Japan Isn't Offended By Avril. So Why Are We?

(31) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 12:32 PM

No sooner had Avril Lavigne released her atrocious "Hello Kitty" video last week than her legions of haters began accusing her of racism.

By and large, the train of outrage was conducted by white people in the west, by those with little connection to Japan.


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Drones Could Help Search And Rescue In B.C.

(3) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 10:13 AM

We know that drones can take lives, but maybe they can save them, too.

Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) in B.C. wants to run a pilot project to see how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), might help volunteers find people lost in the wilderness.


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Vancouver Yoga Studios: Where To Find Your Inner Peace

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Vancouver offers so many paths to yogic peace, it's hard to know which one to choose.

But there's something for everyone in the city's abundance of yoga styles and studios, says Christine Price Clark, a teacher trainer at the Vancouver School of Yoga.

"Yoga is a practice that...

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