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Jessica Chin is an associate news editor at The Huffington Post Canada who likes to torment Mohamed Omar with cute photos of her dogs.

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Chelster Hall In Oakville, Ont. May Be Canada's Priciest Home Ever Listed

(6) Comments | Posted March 22, 2017 | 3:18 PM

Winning the lottery might not be enough to buy what may be Canada's most expensive luxury home.

Chelster Hall in Oakville, Ont. will set you back a cool $65 million.

Many luxury homes in Canada are sold privately, but as far as we know, this may be the...

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Andrew Denis-Lynch Says He Was Racially Profiled By Montreal Police

(210) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 1:34 PM

A Montreal-area man said he's thankful his girlfriend was with him during an alleged racial profiling incident with police earlier this month because she's white.

Andrew Denis-Lynch, a 26-year-old actor from Kirkland, Que. had been driving his girlfriend and her sister home to nearby Cote-des-Neiges after getting some ice cream...

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Renting Vs. Buying? Even Average Earners Can Do Both

(12) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 4:20 PM

Petra Shim already knew a few years ago that there was no way she’d be able to afford a house in Toronto.

“And if I could afford it, I would probably be mortgage-poor,” the 28-year-old told The Huffington Post Canada.

But Shim, who works in Toronto as a brand manager...

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NRKbeta Forces Readers To Pass Quiz Before Leaving A Comment On Articles

(14) Comments | Posted March 3, 2017 | 10:37 AM

The comment section can be a hotbed of opinion and attacks, filled with questions and rants from people who haven't actually read the article being discussed.

To stem the habit of readers preemptively commenting on articles before actually reading them, a Norwegian news site is now forcing users to pass...

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Oscars Mistake: How The Wrong Envelope Made It To The Stage At Oscars 2017

(37) Comments | Posted February 27, 2017 | 8:57 AM

It's the question everyone's asking the day after the 2017 Oscars: how did that cringe-worthy Best Picture mix-up actually happen?

Two accountants may have the answer.

On Sunday night, Oscar presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced that "La La Land" won the Academy Award for Best Picture,...

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The Great Canadian Beer Hall Is The Answer For Those Homesick For Canada

(7) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 10:48 AM

A New York City bar has created a Great White North haven for expats and wannabe Canadians.

Dirt Candy, a bar in the Lower East Side, dedicates Monday nights to "The Great Canadian Beer Hall," a Canada-themed event complete with hockey on TV, Canadian whiskey, and of course, poutine and...

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Quebec Mosque Attack Suspect Is A Terrorist, Not A 'Lone Wolf': Twitter Users

(72) Comments | Posted January 31, 2017 | 11:15 AM

Twitter users just want people to call a spade a spade.

Many posted photos of Alexandre Bissonnette, the suspected behind a deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque, pointing out the hypocrisy of labeling some accused of violent crimes a a "lone wolf" or "terrorist."

They reminded the Internet that...

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Mass Shootings In Canada: Some Of Canada's Deadliest Attacks In Recent History

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 1:11 PM

A shooting attack at a Quebec City mosque is unfortunately not the first of its kind in Canada.

Sunday's violence left six people dead and eight others injured. One suspect is in custody, and police are probing the motive behind what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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Trump Will Publish A Weekly List Of Crimes Committed By Undocumented Immigrants

(62) Comments | Posted January 26, 2017 | 2:01 PM

The Donald Trump administration made its hardline immigration stance abundantly clear on Wednesday, after the president signed executive action orders calling for stricter enforcement of the country's laws.

President Trump's latest orders, entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," focus on undocumented immigrants.

The...

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'Mystery Dildo Bandit' Caught After Robbing St. John's Sex Shop

(17) Comments | Posted January 24, 2017 | 1:10 PM

You can all sleep easy, Newfoundland. Your "mystery dildo bandit" has been caught.

A man has been identified since St. John’s sex shop Our Pleasure posted a surveillance video on its Facebook page Monday.

It showed the suspected dildo thief stuffing merchandise into his jacket. The store asked anyone...

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David Maracle, Serial Rapist, Escapes From Kingston, Ont. Prison

(30) Comments | Posted January 23, 2017 | 10:40 AM

Update: David Maracle has been arrested in Cornwall, Ont. after a citizen spotted him at a mall. He was taken into custody about 15 minutes later, according to CBC News.

Police in Kingston, Ont. are searching for a serial rapist who escaped from a correctional centre.

David Maracle,...

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Leonie The Zebra Shark Produces Babies Without A Male Mate

(16) Comments | Posted January 17, 2017 | 12:42 PM

A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has proved that she's an independent woman who needs no man.

At Reef HQ Aquarium, Leonie the shark had been living away from male mates since 2012, but produced three baby sharks last year anyway.

She was originally paired with...

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Indigenous Youth Suicide Crisis Solution Is 'Not Rocket Science': Angus

(50) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 4:53 PM

Charlie Angus has seen too many kids die on his watch.

Two 12-year-old girls were found dead in Wapekeka First Nation in northern Ontario this week, continuing an alarming trend in remote indigenous communities.

Last year, dozens of people — many of them children — attempted suicide in Ontario's

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Polar Bears In Jeopardy Over Climate Change: U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

(17) Comments | Posted January 10, 2017 | 11:44 AM

You've probably seen a photo of a sad and confused polar bear near a tiny ice floe, desperately searching for food.

The image has become a symbol of climate change's devastating effect on Arctic wildlife populations, and as the U.S. government confirmed Monday, the devastation is all too...

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Canadian Beavers Are Destroying Patagonian Forests In Chile And Argentina

(47) Comments | Posted January 9, 2017 | 1:15 PM

Canadian beavers are wreaking havoc in an unexpected location: a swath of forest in South America.

Some 200,000 dam-building creatures are creating harmful floods that threaten Patagonian forests and nearby lakes that cover parts of Chile and Argentina.

In 1946, 25 pairs of beavers were brought to the...

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Canadian Dollar Could Drop Over NAFTA Uncertainty: Reuters Poll

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2017 | 2:12 PM

There's trouble ahead for the Canadian dollar despite its strong start to 2017, according to a Reuters poll released Friday.

The loonie closed at 75.63 cents USD Thursday, mostly thanks to recent strength of the price of oil.

But Reuters notes uncertainty over the future of the North...

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Calgary Dog Owner Fined After Attack On 4-Year-Old

(7) Comments | Posted January 4, 2017 | 11:45 AM

The City of Calgary has seized two dogs after they attacked a four-year-old boy on Tuesday.

The boy was visiting family with his parents, and went to play with the German shepherds in a fenced area of the backyard, said a news release. That's when the animals attacked him.

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Dr. Roger Marshall's Son 'Dabs' During Photo Op, Confusing Paul Ryan

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2017 | 8:46 AM

Paul Ryan still doesn't get what dabbing is.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives posed for photos with hundreds of Congress members and their families Tuesday at the official swearing in, and most went according to plan.

But when Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall and his family stepped up...

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Keith Urban's 2016 Tribute To Fallen Artists Hits Home

(16) Comments | Posted January 2, 2017 | 8:28 AM

Right in the feels.

Keith Urban paid tribute to a few of the artists lost in 2016, playing a surprise medley of their songs during a performance in Nashville, Tenn. on New Year's Eve.

The country musician praised the "incredible mark" they left in music and on him personally. "I...

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Jyoti And Kiran Matheroo, Toronto Sisters, Arrested In Nigeria Over Sex Extortion Scandal: Report

(17) Comments | Posted December 28, 2016 | 12:35 PM

Two Toronto sisters reportedly embroiled in an international sex scandal have been taken into Nigerian prison custody over cyberbullying and extortion charges.

Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are facing allegations they're high-society prostitutes accused of running of a website aimed to extort money from Nigeria's wealthiest people, according to...

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