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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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Walmart ISIS Cake Prompts Apology After Chain Refused A Confederate Flag Design

(7) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 5:09 PM

Walmart has issued an apology for a cake decorated with the ISIS logo after a customer complained he couldn't have one with the Confederate flag.

In a video posted to YouTube last Friday, Chuck Netzhammer said he went to a Walmart in Slidell, La., and requested a cake...

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12 Beers To Drink For Canada Day That Are Not Molson

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:14 PM

Canadians are primed to raise a glass to the Great White North for its 148th birthday.

And there's a strong chance that many of those glasses will contain Molson Canadian.

No offense to Molson — it's a fine, cheap beer that serves its purpose as far as getting you drunk....

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Sepp Blatter's Women's World Cup Trip To Vancouver Will Not Happen

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:27 PM

The embattled president of FIFA will not attend the Women's World Cup Final in Vancouver, his lawyer confirmed to Reuters.

Sepp Blatter was expected to hand the trophy to the World Cup winner at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium on July 5, but he has since told organizers that...

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Alex Trebek Raps 'Fresh Prince' Theme Like William Shatner Would

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 2:35 PM

Alex Trebek didn't so much rap the theme to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" on Monday night's "Jeopardy!" as recite it the way another famous Canadian might.

The longtime host read out a clue under the "TV" category which quoted the theme from the popular '90s sitcom. And he recited...

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Saskatchewan Wildfire Turns Highway 969 Into Raging Inferno

(6) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 1:54 PM

Abandon all hope, ye who dream of passing here.

The trees flanking Saskatchewan's Highway 969 go up in flames in a dramatic Facebook video posted Sunday, showing the force of the province's wildfires .

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25 Netflix Titles To Watch For Canada Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 10:01 AM

There are so many ways for Canadians to celebrate their country on July 1.

They could go hiking; they could swim in a lake; they could chow down on maple syrup-drenched pancakes at a community breakfast.

Or they could turn to the small screen to appreciate the wonderful entertainment that...

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18 'Jeopardy!' Questions About Canada That Stumped Americans

(19) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 9:28 AM

One of the best ways to test how Canadian you are, is to see if you can answer questions that Americans can't.

For this, there's the "Jeopardy!" archive, with questions about Canada that have stumped contestants for decades.

Players from south of the border have been

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Teen Takes Helicopter To Prom At Nova Scotia's Amherst Regional High School

(5) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:44 PM

We've seen our fair share of creative prom entrances.

There was the time a teen used his wheelchair as a chariot:

Prom

And then there was the teen who channeled "Sleeping Beauty" by showing up in an ambulance (she

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Sing 'O Canada' In 14 Different Languages

(11) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 2:52 PM

One of Canada's best gifts for its upcoming 148th birthday came from the Canadian Arab Institute.

The non-profit posted a lovely video to YouTube last week that showed opera soprano Miriam Khalil singing "O Canada" in Arabic.

It was one of the finest versions...

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Connor McDavid Drafted First Overall By Edmonton Oilers

(7) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 7:21 PM

SUNRISE, Fla. - Connor McDavid is now officially a No. 1 overall draft pick.

The long-expected move became reality Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed the centre, who will immediately face the burden of enormous expectation. Not only will he be playing in the place where Wayne Gretzky became...

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Famous Canadians Who Have Jumped On The Soccer Bandwagon

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:21 PM

Canada's Women's World Cup team faces a tough test on Saturday.

The squad has advanced to the quarter-final game against England, and the two have history. Canada defeated England in a friendly prior to the tournament, and also took down Great Britain at home in the...

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25 Times Canadians Schooled Americans At Being Funny

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:14 PM

There's so much we could celebrate about Canada as its 148th birthday approaches.

This country has great food, wonderful scenery and people love to meet us wherever we travel.

Maybe that's because we know how to tell a great joke. And take one, too.

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Netflix Canada: What's Good In July?

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 1:33 PM

Summer has officially arrived, and this one is set to be "warmer than normal."

You'll no doubt need to cool off between tanning sessions on the beach. For that, there's air conditioning ... and a new crop of Netflix titles to watch while you take a break from...

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The NDP Tried To Be Cool With Taylor Swift Reference

(40) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 6:53 PM

The federal NDP just gave Canadians a lesson in how NOT to raise cash.

It sent out this fundraising email recently.

ndp email

And this is how many people reacted.


OK NDP, listen: we know you're trying to...

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Canada-England Women's World Cup Preview: 5 Things To Know

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 5:59 PM

The 2015 Women's World Cup has been a fantastic tournament so far.

Host country Canada has advanced after defeating Switzerland 1-0 last Sunday. It will now play England in the quarter-final on Saturday.

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1 Hydro Pole Has Utterly Ruined The View For These Toronto Homeowners

(32) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 3:36 PM

Shirley Ankenmann can't bear to look out the front window of her home in Toronto's leafy Bloor West Village anymore.

She and her husband Todd bought a million-dollar property for $156,000 over the asking price in 2012, CityNews reported.

But now they say Toronto Hydro has ruined their...

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Connor McDavid Will Likely Be 'Taken' By The Oilers. And Liam Neeson Can't Save Him.

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Liam Neeson has done battle with human traffickers in Paris and Istanbul.

But the Edmonton Oilers might be too powerful for even him to subdue.

Sports website Grantland has released a video parodying the "Taken" movie franchise as the Oilers are set to choose top prospect Connor...

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'Hockey Wives' Season 2 To Feature Keshia Chante, Rhianna Weaver

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 4:06 PM

Canadian singer Keshia Chanté is set to join the cast of "Hockey Wives," the reality show that acquaints audiences to the "captains off the ice."

Chanté, the girlfriend of goaltender Ray Emery, is joining alongside Rhianna Weaver, a philanthropist and wife of Canadiens defender Mike Weaver,...

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Dad Catches Foul Ball While Holding Son At Chicago Cubs Game. But He Shouldn't Have.

(5) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Nice catch, dad. But next time, just let the players play.

Keith Hartley reached into the field of play and caught a foul ball while holding his son Isaac during a game between the Dodgers and the Cubs at Chicago's Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

The catch came off...

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Alberta Politicians Are Basically Rock Stars Now. Here's Proof.

(13) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:06 PM

First, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her "Notley Crue" swept into office, defeating a decades-long Progressive Conservative dynasty.

notley crue

Now, it appears that a number of Alberta politicians can claim rock star status.

The following tweet was posted by Chima Nkendirim, Calgary Mayor Naheed...

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