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Flare Magazine's Jian Ghomeshi 'Court Style' Story Is Panned By The Internet

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Canadian fashion magazine Flare is in damage control mode after it published a story that was initially titled "Decoding the Courthouse Style of Jian Ghomeshi" on Thursday.

The story, by writer Flannery Dean, talked to both an image consultant and a criminal defence lawyer who

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Michel Gratton, Ex-Brian Mulroney Staffer, Named In Past Parliamentary Harassment Allegations

(5) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Two ex-Parliament Hill journalists are speaking out about the sexual harassment they experienced in the 1980s from Michel Gratton, who served as press secretary to former prime minister Brian Mulroney.

Former reporters Kathryn Young and Judy Morrison said Gratton sexually harassed and even assaulted one of them, in...

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Cities With Best Reputations: Vancouver, Montreal In Top 10 As Toronto Drops Out

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Sorry, Toronto, you no longer rank with the best.

That's the message from new rankings by the New York-based Reputation Institute, which placed Toronto second among the world's most reputable cities last year, only to drop it out of the top 10 this year.

Vancouver, however,...

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Jian Ghomeshi Was In Cottage Country All This Time

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 8:34 PM

So Jian Ghomeshi was in cottage country all this time.

The ex-CBC host disappeared from public view after the news broke on Oct. 26 he was leaving the broadcaster and a string of abuse allegations against him emerged.

Now, The Toronto Star has confirmed where Ghomeshi was...

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A Tribe Called Red's Thanksgiving Track Is Tougher To Swallow Than Turkey And Stuffing (VIDEO)

(19) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Leave it to A Tribe Called Red to remind us what U.S. Thanksgiving is really about.

The indigenous electronic group released a fiery track Thursday titled "Burn Your Village to the Ground."

Its most notable feature is a sample from the film "Addams Family Values."...

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Jian Ghomeshi's Lawyers Look Like They're Straight Out Of An HBO Drama (PHOTO)

(20) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 1:37 PM

Jian Ghomeshi plans to plead not guilty to four counts of sex assault and one count of "overcoming resistance - choking" in the wake of allegations of physical violence and harassment.

His defence will be spearheaded by Marie Henein, a respected criminal lawyer who has...

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Rehtaeh Parsons Cartoon By Bruce MacKinnon Is A Powerful Summation Of A Sad Case (TWEETS)

(26) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Halifax's Chronicle Herald made a risky, but laudable move when it published Rehtaeh Parsons' name despite a publication ban this week.

A second man had entered a guilty plea to one count of child pornography in the high-profile case. Rehtaeh's father Glen Canning wanted...

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Canada Makes Very Canadian Debut On Twitter

(3) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 8:05 AM

It just wouldn't be Canadian if the country joined Twitter with great fanfare.

@Canada made a characteristically inauspicious debut on the social network Wednesday morning with the following tweet:

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Bill Cosby's Canadian Tour Dates Still Happening In Kitchener, London, Hamilton

(42) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 7:50 PM

Bill Cosby is still scheduled to perform three Canadian tour dates in January in the wake of a series of sexual assault allegations.

The comedian still has shows scheduled in Kitchener (Jan. 7), London (Jan. 8) and Hamilton, Ont. (Jan....

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Jyoti Amge, 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Star, Dislikes Being Treated Like A Baby (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Jyoti Amge doesn't like being treated differently.

The 20-year-old actress plays the assistant to Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars in the fourth season of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the FX miniseries from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

At 23 inches tall, the Nagpur, India-raised performer was named the

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Who Is Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi's Lawyer?

(102) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 5:04 PM

It wasn't long ago that Marie Henein was reportedly making light of disturbing allegations against Jian Ghomeshi.

In October, she emceed the Criminal Lawyers Association (Ontario) gala, where she joked about the sexual assault allegations leveled against the ex-CBC host, according to The Toronto...

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

(2) 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

(2) 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

(19) 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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