Jesse Ferreras
Jesse Ferreras is associate news editor of trends and traffic for The Huffington Post Canada. He was previously an online editor at and the Pique Newsmagazine in Whistler.

Entries by Jesse Ferreras

Vancouver Housing Crash Could Be Bad. It Could Be Good, Too.

(66) Comments | Posted August 17, 2016 | 6:40 AM

Heather Babcock's old neighbourhood is a difficult place to be nostalgic.

The English and dance teacher at Vancouver's Windermere Secondary grew up in the Dunbar area on the city's west side.

She recalls a busy community on the edge of a vast forest, where houses looked like cabins and kids...

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Robert Pickton Drink Taken Off The Menu At Wings Restaurant In Surrey

(30) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 7:15 PM

A B.C. restaurant is no longer serving a cocktail named after a notorious Canadian serial killer after receiving a complaint last month.

Rebecca Brass, a counsellor to families of missing and murdered women at Women Against Violence Against Women, was out for lunch at Wings in...

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Michael Phelps Death Stare Tattoo Designed By Toronto Artist

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 2:19 PM

Michael Phelps became a frightening meme when TV cameras caught his game face before the 200-metre butterfly semi-final on Monday.


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Olympic Diving Pool Remains Green And 'Smells Like A Fart'

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2016 | 12:30 PM

The Olympic diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio de Janeiro was briefly closed Friday as the water remained green, two days after officials said it would be blue again.

The whole facility also "smells like a fart," according to one German athlete.

The closure was noted...

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Olympic Injuries That Are Just Too Painful To Forget

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2016 | 9:11 PM

WARNING: Graphic photos below

Olympic athletes are often remembered for their triumphs. But sometimes they endure moments of pain that are just too visceral to forget.

One of those moments came Wednesday, when Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan injured his elbow while competing in the 77-kilogram category at the...

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Grammar Fans Freak When The Olympics Turn Nouns Into Verbs

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2016 | 6:33 PM

The Olympics provide excuses for many things: loud cheering, noise-making, and general tomfoolery that wouldn't be socially acceptable outside the Games.

Mess with English grammar, however, and Twitter users will have something to say about it.

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Andranik Karapetyan, Armenian Weightlifter, Suffers Unholy Elbow Injury

(6) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 9:11 PM

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan is out of the 2016 Olympic Games after sustaining a horrific elbow injury while trying to lift 195 kilograms on Wednesday.

Warning: The video above and the following images may disturb some readers.

Karapetyan, a gold medal winner at the 2016 European...

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Team Canada Instagrammers Show Off Their Downtime At The Rio Olympics

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 6:51 PM

Cable TV is for watching Canadian Olympians give their all in pursuit of a medal.

Instagram is for watching them unwind.

Team Canada has been active on the social network throughout the Games, showing off everything they do to prepare for competition. And how they chill outside of it.


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Robel Kiros Habte, Ethiopian Swimmer, Taunted After Olympic Swim

(78) Comments | Posted August 10, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Training for the Olympics is tough enough, and it can't help when people are mocking the shape of your body.

Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte was taunted after competing in a 100-metre freestyle heat at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

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U.S. Soccer Used A Man To Hype Up A Women's Game

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 8:25 PM

The U.S. women's soccer team are World Cup champions and Olympic gold medal winners, now looking to defend their title at the Summer Games in Rio.

So why in the world did the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) use a man to hype up one of their games?

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Olympic Diving Pool Turned Green And No One Knows Why

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 5:08 PM

Olympic divers found themselves plunging into a greener shade of water during Tuesday's events, and no one understands how that happened.

You see, this is what the pool inside the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre looked like on Sunday:

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And this is what Canadian bronze medallists...

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Scott Stinson, Canadian Journalist, Roasted In Rio After Complaining Of Small Coffee

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 4:13 PM

Canadian journalists covering the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro haven't held back their complaints about the country's food and drinks.

Last week, Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason showed just how long it takes to wait for a meal:

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Penny Oleksiak, Taylor Ruck Are First Olympic Medallists Born In The 2000s

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 2:53 PM

Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck made history when they won Canada's first two medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

And they did it in more ways than one.

The swimmers are officially the first Olympic medalists to have been born in the 2000s, the Canadian Olympic Team confirmed...

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Vancouver-Area Realtors Come Calling 3 Weeks After Man's Wife Dies

(36) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 8:02 PM

A pair of Vancouver-area real estate agents are being slammed after they sent a "sympathy note" to a man whose wife died, complete with business cards.

The widower's daughter, Lauri Smith Bowie, posted the letter to Facebook on Sunday.

"Dear Mr. Smith," it read. "So sorry to hear...

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Michael Phelps' 'Cupping' Marks Are Not From Beatings

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 3:05 PM

When Michael Phelps darted his way to a 19th Olympic gold medal during the 100-metre freestyle relay on Sunday, all that many people could focus on were the welts on his shoulders and back.

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No, his coaches haven't been...

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Butt And Fuchs Make A Dynamic Olympic Duo For Germany

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2016 | 2:22 PM

Canada was positively kicked by Germany in a field hockey game at the Olympics on Saturday.

Luckily for the Great White North, all that most people could talk about were the names of two German players: Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs.

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Rio Pushes Climate Change Message With Trees And.. Fireworks

(6) Comments | Posted August 6, 2016 | 12:23 AM

The Olympic opening ceremony may have been light on many of the social issues facing Rio de Janeiro.

But it was heavy on climate change — even if it sent a mixed message.

When it came time to present the Olympic rings, the ceremony displayed them with a series of...

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Hey Peter Mansbridge: Gisele Bundchen Is Not Just 'Mrs. Tom Brady'

(151) Comments | Posted August 6, 2016 | 12:14 AM

Peter Mansbridge didn't exactly give a gold medal performance on the first night of the Rio Olympics.

First, BuzzFeed noted that the CBC News anchor was a total Debbie Downer throughout the opening ceremony.

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Olympic Refugee Team Enjoys A Raucous Reception In Rio

(32) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 11:17 PM

A roar came over the crowd at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium at the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night.

But it wasn't for the Brazilian team — that would come later.

Instead, tens of thousands of people stood up and cheered for the Refugee Olympic Team.

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Rio Opening Ceremonies: The One Time A Sports Broadcast Was Better In Canada

(12) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 10:09 PM

Americans don't always prefer Canadian broadcasts to their own.

But when they do, it's the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Twitter lit up with complaints about NBC coverage of the Games on Friday night, as people slammed the network's one-hour broadcast delay and a torrent...

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