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Black Friday Sales On Electronics Available At Best Buy, Future Shop

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 8:58 AM

Black Friday is almost here, and that means we can expect to see shoppers dash to electronics stores for deals on products such as TVs and computers.

Electronics giants Best Buy and Future Shop propose to save consumers' money on items including GoPros, cameras...

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Calgary Stabbing House Buyer Wants To Help His New Community Recover

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM

When Kadin Osborne was thinking about buying a house in Calgary's Brentwood area, his mother tried to talk him out of it.

He was, after all, looking at 11 Butler Crescent N.W., where five university students were stabbed to death in April.

But Osborne, who...

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Toronto FC's BMO Field Expansion Will See The Team Play In A Proper Stadium (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 3:07 PM

If you've seen Toronto FC play in person, you know that cheering for this team is a pleasure on a hot day, and a pain when there's rain and snow.

But that won't be the case for most spectators when the team completes a massive expansion of BMO...

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Prescription Heroin Begins For Vancouver Addicts In North-American First

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Vancouver doctors are set to administer prescription heroin to about two dozen addicts this week, marking the first time in North America that people have been treated with the narcotic outside a clinical study.

Physicians at the city's Providence Crosstown Clinic will soon prescribe heroin (diacetylmorphine) to 26...

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Black Friday Sales Are Just 'White Lies' For Some Retailers: Report

(3) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Black Friday shoppers may not be enjoying the deals they think they are, says a new report from Vancity credit union.

"White Lies on Black Friday: Pricing Integrity in Black Friday Sales" has found that some large retailers are steadily jacking up their prices,...

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Patrick O'Brien, Gander Flyers Goalie, Helps Save Fan's Life With CPR

(3) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 8:07 PM

Making saves comes naturally to Patrick O'Brien, on the ice and off.

The 26-year-old goaltender for the Gander Flyers, who is also a paramedic with Central Health Newfoundland, dashed from the locker room to the stands in his equipment on Sunday to apply CPR to a...

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Edmonton Oilers Get Booed Aggressively After 7-1 Loss (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 5:05 PM

It's understandable that fans of the Edmonton Oilers are a little upset with the team's current last-place ranking in the National Hockey League.

But when that record comes after eight straight seasons of not making the playoffs, one has to question why they haven't risen up in revolt...

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'True Detective' Season 2 Adds Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 4:28 PM

"True Detective" has added three new faces to its cast, and two of them are Canadian.

Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch were confirmed as cast members for the HBO show on Monday. They'll join Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and fellow new addition Kelly Reilly in Season 2 of...

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Buffalo Snow Forces Bills To Take Snowmobiles Partway To Detroit (VIDEO, TWEETS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 9:50 AM

The Buffalo Bills can't play at home right now, because this.


But instead of cancelling this week's game against the New...

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Leo, Paraplegic Dog From Thailand, Finds New Home In Canada (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Meagan Penman was vacationing in Thailand months ago when she came upon a dog that could only use its front legs to walk.

The dog, which she later named Leo, was malnourished, covered in ticks and dragging himself along, apparently unable to move his hind legs,...

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Derek Murray, Edmonton Student, Gets Stranger's Help After Leaving Car Lights On

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 8:31 PM

University of Alberta (U of A) law student Derek Murray parked his silver Acura in a residential neighbourhood of Edmonton Wednesday and took the train to school.

Little did he realize that he'd left his headlights on for hours.

He came back to find a note on his car...

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Fort McMurray Luxury Home Listed For $1,299,950, But Can It Sell? (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 6:01 PM

There's good living available near the oilsands.

The question is, can it sell?

A single family home at 105 Chestnut Way in Fort McMurray was the subject of a walkabout tour by The Globe and Mail late last month.

And it's a beaut.

The tour highlighted features...

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Siying Chen, University Of Alberta Student From China, Returns To Find Her Stuff Thrown Out

(21) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Upon returning to Edmonton in September after a summer visit to China, University of Alberta student Siying Chen discovered that most of her personal belongings had disappeared from her dorm.

The items, worth an estimated $3,500, included a 51-inch TV, a computer, snowboard equipment, and artworks she planned...

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Winnie The Pooh Banned At Poland Playground Because He's 'Half Naked'

(9) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Lawmakers in a small Polish town have banned Winnie the Pooh as the mascot of a playground and decried its author for coming up with such a "disturbing" character.

Councillors in the town of Tuszyn, just over 20 kilometres from Lodz, recently voted against making the famous bear...

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Canada's Housing Market Failing Single Women, Mothers, CMHC Data Shows

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:40 AM

When it comes to housing in Canada, no one is in worse shape than single women and mothers.

That's according to data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) whose latest report, titled "Canadian Housing Observer 2014," shows that women are overrepresented when it comes to...

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Toronto Streetcar Sex Report Spawns Crude Hashtag

(41) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 7:40 PM

Three people were busted carrying out sexual activity on the 504 King streetcar in Toronto on Thursday, say police.

UPDATE: Nov. 21 -- Toronto police told CBC News that three people were caught in a "sexual activity incident" on the streetcar. Previous reports suggested it was only two...

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Masterchef Canada's Alvin Leung, Eric Chong To Open R&D Restaurant In Toronto

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 7:13 PM

It wasn't long ago that "MasterChef Canada's" Alvin Leung was judging eventual winner Eric Chong in the heat of the kitchen.

Now, the two are preparing to open R&D, a restaurant to be located on Spadina Avenue, near Toronto's Chinatown, next year, The Toronto...

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Black Friday Canada 2014: 10 Of The Hottest Items On Sale This Year

(6) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Black Friday hits Canada on Nov. 28, and that means lots of items will be up for grabs at low, low prices.

Consumers are sure to be after lots of hot products this year, such as smartphones, tablets and TVs.

But as Blake Elyea tells it, shoppers should...

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Texting And Tilting Your Head Can Damage Your Spine: Study

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 6:39 AM

We already know about the dangers of texting and driving. And we're also aware of studies suggesting a link between text messaging and poor sleep.

Now, there's another health effect being studied in connection with texting: the physical toll it can take on your back.

New...

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Vince Carter Tribute By Toronto Raptors Finally Buries The Hatchet

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 11:22 PM

It looks like the Toronto Raptors have finally buried the hatchet with Vince Carter.

With the Memphis Grizzlies visiting the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night, it seemed like an appropriate time for the team to pay tribute to one of the biggest stars who ever played in...

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