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Michelle Butterfield is a viral news editor for HuffPost Canada. She previously worked for The Calgary Herald as a crime reporter and online editor.

A Halifax native, she has lived in Calgary for more than a decade. When not searching thrift stores for bargains, she's making the best borscht you've ever tasted.

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Amazon Prime Launches Free One-Day Delivery In Calgary, Edmonton

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 11:34 AM

Alberta shoppers, grab your credit cards.

Amazon.ca has (finally!) announced they're bringing free one-day delivery to Calgary and Edmonton.

All qualifying orders over $25 that are placed before 4 p.m. will arrive before 9 p.m. the next day, including weekends, the Seattle-based company announced Tuesday.

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Alberta Aurora Chasers Discover A New Night Sky Aurora Called 'Steve'

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 4:14 PM

Up in the sky, look: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... Steve?

Such is the name being given to a newly discovered night sky phenomenon, and Alberta citizen photographers are being given credit for the discovery.

In photos, "Steve" shows up as a bright purple-pink streak across...

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Cyrus Nel, Calgary Baby Who Died In 2015, Was Homicide Victim, Say Police

(9) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 11:30 AM

Calgary police say the death of a three-month-old boy in 2015 has been ruled a homicide.

Cyrus Nel was rushed from his northeast home to hospital in medical distress on Aug. 31. He died later that day.

Police said in a press release Monday that the baby died after...

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The Internet Has A Lot Of Really Weird And Ridiculous Justin Trudeau Stuff For Sale

(11) Comments | Posted April 13, 2017 | 4:20 PM

The world's obsession with Canada's prime minister continues to grow — to the point that Justin Trudeau now has his own commemorative talking doll.

The Bradford Exhange is offering the "fully poseable" figurine for $130 — or three installments of $43.33 — and it comes with its...

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Orcas In Howe Sound, B.C. Put On Amazing Show For Boaters

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2017 | 1:25 PM

There's no question these B.C. whale watchers got what they came to see.

Elliot Funt, from Vancouver, posted a incredible video of a pod of killer whales going in for the kill — paying no mind to boaters and sightseers also sharing the space.

Funt was out...

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Newfoundland Snow Finds Its Way Into Car Left In Gander Airport Parking Lot

(35) Comments | Posted April 7, 2017 | 4:41 PM

File this under "what not to do before you catch a flight."

The poor soul who eventually returns to retrieve their car from the parking lot at the Gander International Airport in Newfoundland is probably going to regret leaving the front windows open a crack.

Terry Budden, an air...

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Greice Santo Claims Oilers Owner Daryl Katz Offered Her Money For Sex

(11) Comments | Posted April 7, 2017 | 1:46 PM

In explosive allegations contained in a lawsuit, Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz has been accused of offering "millions" of dollars to a Brazilian actress in exchange for sex.

The claims by Greice Santo, best known for her recurring role in "Jane the Virgin," are included in a...

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Newfoundland Snow Has Completely Buried Some Homes In Gander

(6) Comments | Posted April 6, 2017 | 4:17 PM

We need to talk about what's going on in Newfoundland — specifically, the epic amount of snow residents are battling in the north and central parts of the province.

In Gander, there was a record-breaking 238 centimetres of snow recorded on the ground Wednesday, smashing the...

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Calgary Beer League Hockey Team Wants To Fill Holes Left By NHL Players At 2018 Olympics

(16) Comments | Posted April 6, 2017 | 1:29 PM

Like many other Canadians, Calgary's Kyle Kemp was disappointed to hear about the NHL's decision to not send their players to the next Olympic Winter Games.

But, being the patriotic, hockey-loving guy that he is, he selflessly offered his Division 9, beer league hockey team to fill...

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Austin And David Thomson Sing Away Newfoundland Snow Blues With Catchy Tune

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 4:58 PM

Talk about making the best out of a bad situation.

Fed up with the epic amount of snow that's battered his small town of Lewisporte, N.L., 14-year-old Austin Thomson channelled his weather frustration into musical inspiration.

Over the weekend he penned the song "I...

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Facebook To Combat Revenge Porn With New ‘Photo-Matching' Tools

(6) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 2:27 PM

Facebook is cracking down on so-called "revenge porn" and announced Wednesday it has added tools that make it easier for users to report the practice.

Facebook says it can now prevent intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram — by allowing users to specifically...

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Newfoundland Man Literally Jumps Out The Window After Massive Gander Snowfall

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2017 | 12:15 PM

There comes a time in every Canadian's life when they feel like they've been trapped in the house for far too long due to crappy weather.

For one Newfoundland couple that was literally the case, after a huge dump of snow this week left all the doors to their...

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Canadians Are Seeing A Lot Of UFOs As Scientists Confirm Fast Radio Bursts Are Coming From Space

(11) Comments | Posted April 4, 2017 | 4:11 PM

Canadians saw a lot of freaky stuff happen in the sky last year.

The 2016 Canadian UFO Survey, produced by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research, says Canadians reported a total of 1,131 sightings of unidentified flying objects in 2016.

In the end, however, only four per cent of...

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Lethbridge Woman Dragged By Car While Trying To Save Stolen Puppies

(13) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 5:00 PM

Police in Lethbridge are looking for a man and woman who they say stole five puppies from a home and then dragged the dogs' owner with their get-away car.

On Sunday afternoon, a woman was showing her three-week-old French bulldog puppies to a man and woman who had expressed...

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Poop-Throwing Chimp Hits Grandma Right On The Nose

(13) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 11:04 AM

"It got Grandma!"

Probably not the words Grandma wanted to hear, when the "it" referred to a handful of chimpanzee poop.

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, a chimpanzee jumps around excitedly at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Mich., before lobbing a piece of...

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BT Montreal Host Elias Makos Points Out All That's Terrible With Quebec Police Website

(4) Comments | Posted March 31, 2017 | 2:34 PM

It's 2017. We have Web 2.0, HTML5, and a host of amazing, easy-to-use web design tools.

So why is the Quebec provincial police force still kicking it with a website design that looks like a cached copy straight outta 1998?

It was a question posed...

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WestJet April Fool's Prank 2017 Trolls That Other Canadian Airline

(6) Comments | Posted March 31, 2017 | 11:52 AM

Don't ever change, WestJet.

No, for real. Don't be "Canada Air."

The airline decided to prank Canadians one day ahead of April 1st, while also taking a fun jab at competitor Air Canada, with their 2017 April Fool's Day joke.

In a video released Friday morning, Richard Bartrem,...

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Lake Ontario 'Ice House' Thaws And The Transformation Is Amazing

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2017 | 3:39 PM

This is one house transformation even HGTV couldn't replicate.

Earlier this month, photographer John Kucko snapped some stunning photos of a home on the shore of Lake Ontario totally encased in ice.

Wind and waves from the lake, combined with frigid temperatures, completely frosted over the Webster, N.Y....

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Fort McMurray Boy Handed Speeding Ticket By RCMP For Going Too Fast

(7) Comments | Posted March 29, 2017 | 12:58 PM

A three-year-old Alberta boy has learned there are serious consequences for drivers who rip up the roads.

His punishment? He's been told to serve some hard time helping his mom in the laundry room.

Nathan Snow was driving home from a playground in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday...

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Canada Post Letter Carrier Faces Down Attack Cat Each Day On Hamilton, Ont. Route

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2017 | 11:41 AM

Who's afraid of the big bad cat?

Not this Canada Post letter carrier.

Debra Anderson, who delivers mail in Hamilton, Ont., shared a couple videos of a seriously riled-up cat that she encounters on her route day in and day out.

"Pretty sure it would rip...

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