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Temple Of Heaven Park In Beijing Tackles Toilet Paper Theft With Facial Recognition

(6) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 10:29 PM

Toilet paper theft was becoming a real problem for a temple in Beijing.

The Temple of Heaven Park — a UNESCO World Heritage site — has been the scene of several toilet paper thefts since 2007, according to BBC News.

But no more.

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World Happiness Report 2017: Canada Slips To Its Lowest Ranking Yet

(55) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 3:19 PM

Canadians aren't as happy as they used to be — at least according to the 2017 World Happiness Report released Monday.

The Great White North ranked 7th this year — it's the country's lowest ranking since the happiness index began in 2012.

Norway nabbed the top...

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40% Of Canadian Workers Would Take A Pay Cut For Career Growth

(20) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 6:46 PM

It's not all about the money, apparently.

According to a new ADP Sentiment Survey, 40 per cent of Canadian workers would take a pay cut at a new job in order to overcome a "growth gap" — a lack of career development opportunities from their current employers.

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Robert Kelly, Dad From Viral BBC Interview, Explains Exactly What Happened

(114) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 5:19 PM

UPDATE - March 15, 2017: Robert E. Kelly and his wife released a new statement about the viral BBC interview on Kelly's blog on Wednesday.

“We are just a regular family, and raising two young children can be a lot of work,” they said. “Because of that, it seems that...

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RCMP Rescued This Nearly Frozen Kitten From A Saskatchewan Storm

(2) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 3:22 PM

Two RCMP officers driving on Saskatchewan's Highway 39 made an unexpected discovery last week.

Caught in the middle of slow-moving traffic and a snowstorm, the Mounties swerved in order to avoid hitting an object on the road. At first they thought it was a chunk of ice, but it...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour Cancelled Amid Strong Winds

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 11:31 AM

Thousands of cyclists were expected to take part in the world's largest timed cycling race this weekend — but things didn't go as planned.

Fiercely strong winds — at times clocking 100 kilometres per hour — forced organizers to cancel the 40th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour.

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Some Dude (Not Ryan Gosling) Accepted An Award For 'La La Land' In Germany

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 7:31 PM

That's not Ryan Gosling.

Some random dude took the stage at Germany's annual Goldene Kamera Awards this week to accept a trophy for "La La Land." The award was meant for the Canadian actor, but a man with a heavy German accent appeared on stage.

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Manitoban Braves Storm On Horseback To Bring Coffee To Stranded Trucker

(45) Comments | Posted March 7, 2017 | 10:26 PM

What's a little snow when you have horsepower?

Of the stranded motorists during a blizzard that hit Manitoba, one trucker got extra special treatment thanks to a teen and her horse.

Eileen Grace Eagle Bears noticed live webcam footage of the vehicle stranded on Manitoba's Highway 10 on...

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Kellie Leitch Video: Tory Suggests Her Production Went Viral Because Of Its Message

(85) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Kellie Leitch suggested a viral video about her immigration policy is proof that Canadians support her views.

*Insert silent pause here*

The video, posted on her social media Saturday, was widely mocked for its questionable editing and long dramatic pauses (a total of one...

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Refugees In Canada Rely On Welfare, Odd Jobs To Repay Debt To Federal Gov't

(158) Comments | Posted March 2, 2017 | 2:04 PM

The sun was still shining when Grace Bigazi’s plane touched down at Calgary International Airport on June 22, 2015. It was after 9 p.m.

The 17-year-old stared in bewilderment, then double-checked her watch, wondering if she had set it to the wrong time zone. On the same day, the sun...

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Kevin Davison, Nova Scotia First Responder, Writes Song About 'Heavy Burden' Of The Job

(6) Comments | Posted February 25, 2017 | 2:15 PM

First responders are ordinary people, but they're faced with the extraordinary challenges everyday.

Nova Scotia firefighter and paramedic Kevin Davison knows exactly what it's like — he has spent decades rescuing people, but also faced tragic loses. The gruesome scenes from his job often keep him awake at night, and...

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Jay Haskin, Calgary Man, Trying To Find Brother Given For Adoption With Viral Post

(8) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 6:23 AM

A Calgary man is trying to find his brother — who he has never met before — with the help of social media.

Jay Haskin posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month in hopes of locating his older brother, who was given up for adoption at birth.

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Canada's Most Promising Jobs Of 2017, According To LinkedIn

(35) Comments | Posted February 22, 2017 | 5:56 PM

If you're planning your next career move, it's probably a good idea to focus on these jobs.

LinkedIn revealed Canada's most promising jobs of 2017, and also highlighted skills needed for each position. (Check out the video above for the ranking.)

The networking website collected...

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Anti-Islam Groups Block Entrance Of Toronto Mosque During Protest

(168) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 8:46 PM

Anti-Islam protesters marched outside a downtown Toronto mosque Friday — as Muslims prayed inside — while holding signs denouncing a motion tabled in Parliament that condemns Islamophobia.

More than a dozen people, including members of groups including Canadians Against Islamization, Never Again Canada, and Suffragettes Against Shariah, attended...

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'Sean Spicer-ize' Your Name With This Website

(8) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 7:27 PM

If it can happen to the prime minister, it can happen to you.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer isn't the best at remembering names. On Tuesday, he referred to Canada's prime minister as "Joe Trudeau." And he's also called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

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Britax Recalls 36K Stroller Systems In Canada After Car Seats Fall Off

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 2:57 PM

Britax is recalling 36,000 "Click & Go" receiver mounts in Canada that attach car seats to strollers because they can unexpectedly detach and cause car seats to fall.

The recall applies to the Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion models.

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'Real Housewives Of Toronto' Reality Show Cast Revealed

(55) Comments | Posted February 9, 2017 | 9:03 PM

The "Real Housewives" reality series is headed for Toronto.

The show's second Canadian franchise is set to premiere on March 7 at 10 p.m. ET on Slice TV, said Corus Entertainment on Thursday.

The network revealed the cast — billed as some of Toronto's wealthiest...

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Nick Kouvalis, Kellie Leitch's Campaign Manager, Resigns After Becoming A 'Distraction'

(36) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 8:07 PM

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch's campaign manager stepped down Thursday evening, saying he has become a "distraction" from her bid.

Nick Kouvalis, who has been embroiled in numerous controversies recently, announced his decision in a Facebook post.

"When a member of a campaign team becomes the focus of media coverage, the time comes to resign," he wrote. Kouvalis said the high-stress role was not healthy for his "personal wellbeing."

The political aide most recently caused a stir last week, after using a racial slur against a constitutional expert who criticized Leitch's policies.

He also admitted to spreading fake news on Twitter against Justin Trudeau's government.

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Kellie Leitch pauses while speaking to journalists on Parliament Hill. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters)

In December 2016, Kouvalis tweeted a list of "billions'' of dollars the Liberal government had supposedly given to international aid organizations in the last year, including $351 million for the designated terrorist group Hamas.

He later admitted the information was false, telling Maclean's magazine that he posted it "to make the left go nuts.''

Kouvalis, who has struggled with alcoholism since 2011, was also arrested on impaired driving charges in April 2016.

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Nick Kouvalis in Toronto during a victory party for Toronto Mayor John Tory in 2014. (Photo: Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail via CP)

Following the incident, Kouvalis apologized on Twitter saying it was a "wake up call" for him on his "journey to permanent sobriety."

In Thursday's Facebook statement, the campaign manager thanked Leitch for her support.

"It has been a privilege to be part of this campaign, and I thank everyone for their support, confidence and friendship," he wrote.

With files from The Canadian...

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Ahmed Mustapha, Alberta Muslim, Shocked To Find Islamophobic Note On Car

(383) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 6:51 AM

An Edmonton man says he's shocked by an Islamophobic note left on his car Tuesday morning.

Ahmed Mustapha, 27, had already been on edge over discrimination against Muslims, he told The Huffington Post Canada. The handwritten note, which told him to move his car and called him a "Muzlem," has...

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Quebec City Mosque Shooting: Paramount Fine Foods CEO Offers To Cover Funeral Costs

(38) Comments | Posted February 1, 2017 | 6:24 AM

A Canadian CEO has offered to cover funeral costs for all six victims of Sunday's Quebec City mosque attack.

Helping those affected by the shooting, which left another 19 injured, is just part of being a Muslim, Paramount Fine Foods owner Mohamad Fakih told CP24.

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