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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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Josh Duggar's Porn Confession Deleted From Statement Following Ashley Madison Hack

(13) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 10:37 PM

Josh Duggar's confession of porn addiction no longer shows in a statement that came following reports that he spent almost US$1,000 on two Ashley Madison subscriptions.

The former star of TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" released a statement through the Duggar family's...

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Dale Purinton, Ex-NHL Player, Charged With Burglary In New York

(6) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 6:59 PM

An ex-NHL player and junior hockey coach from B.C. has been charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into a home in New York state last week.

Dale Purinton, a former defenceman for the New York Rangers, was arrested Wednesday and jailed in Oneida County, WKTV reported.

The...

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Ashley Madison Hackers Dump Second, Bigger Data Set: Reports

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 3:58 PM

The hackers who stole user data from cheating site Ashley Madison have released a second set of info that's bigger than the last, reports say.

According to Motherboard, a hacker (or hackers) calling themselves The Impact Team dumped a 20-gigabyte torrent file on the...

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Canadian Airbnb Rentals You Can Still Have This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 8:01 AM

There are only a few weekends left in the sunny season.

We have this one, the following one, and then Labour Day. If you haven't enjoyed some time away from home yet, now's the time to make it happen.

Luckily, Airbnb offers plenty of options in some of Canada's...

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Movie Posters Recast With People Of Colour

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 6:27 AM

Ethnic minorities make up a full 37.4 per cent of the U.S. population.

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And 19.1 per cent of people in Canada.

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So why do our movies so often look like this...

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Cristiano Ronaldo's New York Apartment Cost Him $18.5 Million

(3) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 3:50 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo is a dominant presence on the soccer pitch. So it only makes sense that he would buy a towering apartment to match his stature on the field.

The Real Madrid star has fueled rumours he could play in North America after spending US$18.5 million on a...

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Hackers Release Ashley Madison Users' Data

(40) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 9:48 PM

The hacker or hackers who infiltrated Canadian-based cheating site Ashley Madison have dumped several gigabytes of user information on the Internet.

Wired reported that the hackers, who go by the name The Impact Team, posted almost 10 gigabytes of user data on the dark...

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'Morons Of Peggys Cove' Twitter Account Warns You Not To Walk On The Edge

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 8:29 PM

A sarcastic Twitter account is calling out potential Darwin Award winners who walk too close to the edge of Peggys Cove, N.S.

"Morons of Peggys Cove" began tweeting in early August about people who come close enough to the water that they could be swept away...

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NHL Hockey Jersey Ads Could Be Coming After Adidas Deal

(8) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:12 PM

Hockey executives have long discussed the possibility of displaying ads on NHL jerseys.

And they could soon be a reality, if anonymous sources can be believed.

Sportswear giant Adidas has struck a deal to make jerseys for all 30 NHL teams starting in the 2017-18 season, TSN's Rick...

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Great White Shark Can't Catch Seal Off Cape Cod

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 4:33 PM

All bets were off as a seal managed to evade a great white shark in a frantic chase off Cape Cod, Mass. on Monday.

A video uploaded to YouTube by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shows a seal bounding out of the water off Monomoy Island as a...

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Montreal Is The Best Student City In Canada, Says QS Top Universities

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:58 AM

Choosing a post-secondary school is one of life's most important decisions.

But Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top Universities is making the choice a little easier for anyone who's considered studying in Montreal.

The QS Best Student Cities Index ranked Montreal eighth on its list of the world's...

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Bridesmaid Falls In Surprising Wedding Photo

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:30 AM

You can't plan everything that happens at a wedding. And sometimes, that's what makes them so memorable.

Kevin Kennedy Ryan and Jessica Ryan Smith were married at the Ravenwood Event Center in Chicago on July 25. They were about to exchange their first kiss as husband and wife when this...

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Colonel Sanders Is Norm Macdonald In New KFC Commercials

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 7:03 PM

You weren't dreaming if you thought that KFC's Colonel Sanders looked a little ... Canadian, lately.

Quebec-born "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Norm Macdonald has assumed the white suit in a series of ads for the fast food franchise, taking over for fellow ex-"SNL" comedian Darrell Hammond.

"Other than not quite looking like him, his voice being different, and his inability to cook the world's best chicken, we thought Norm was the perfect choice to play the Real Colonel," KFC US's chief marketing officer Kevin Hochman said in a Monday news release.

The fast food chain featured the KFC founder in its ads for the first time in 21 years last May. But Hammond's portrayal drew less-than-favourable reviews, Louisville, Ky.'s Courier-Journal newspaper reported.

Ex-Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr., who bought KFC's secret recipe in 1964 and then sold the company seven years later, took particular exception to the colonel's laugh.

"I don't think you make a gimmick out of somebody," Brown told USA Today. "I think they are making fun of the Colonel. It is such a fascinating story, I hate to see them tarnish it."

The new ads essentially disavow Hammond's act, and set up Macdonald as the "Real Colonel."

You can find the new KFC ads right here. Tell us what you think of Norm Macdonald's portrayal in the comments.

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Toronto Boy Rips Library Book. What He Did Next Was Wonderful.

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 3:20 PM

It isn't rare for people to return library books in worse shape than when they took them out. But a hand-written apology from a kid? That was worth a Facebook post by the Toronto Public Library's Main Street branch.

The library posted the following letter on Saturday, after...

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Janelle Monae's 'Black Lives Matter' Track, 'Hell You Talmbout,' Is Required Listening

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 9:26 PM

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Sandra Bland.

Those are just a few names that singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe wants you to remember. She's helping people do that with "Hell You Talmbout," a powerful track that she and the artists at her label Wondaland Records...

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Porn Sounds Erupt From Student's Laptop. But The Joke's Not On Him.

(5) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 8:35 PM

A math class erupted in laughter when porn-like sounds came out of a student's laptop at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

But the joke was on the class the whole time.

A video posted to YouTube on May 7 shows students receiving a calculus lesson...

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Wyclef Jean To Close Parapan Am Games At Closing Ceremony

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 7:11 PM

Wyclef Jean has been confirmed as a performer at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan Am Games at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday.

The news was confirmed on Twitter by music promoter Live Nation on Friday night.

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Barack Obama's Summer Spotify Playlist Includes Songs By Canadian Legends

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 6:32 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama has shared the music he likes to listen to on summer vacation, and it includes some very respectable Canadian content.

Obama released a pair of Spotify playlists in a tweet on Friday morning.

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Halle Berry's Style Evolution And Biggest Roles On The Actress' Birthday

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 3:26 PM

Happy birthday, Halle Berry!

The star of films such as "Monster's Ball," "Die Another Day" and the "X-Men" movies is celebrating her 49th today.

And she looks just amazing as she did when she burst on the scene in the late '80s.

We've taken a look...

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Panamania Won The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Here Are 11 Reasons Why.

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 2:07 PM

If there were medals for entertainment, Panamania would have owned the podium at Toronto's Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Artists as diverse as The Roots, Janelle Monáe and Jann Arden brought the house down with some amazing sets at Nathan Phillips Square. The concerts wrapped up with...

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