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Miss Universe Canada's National Costume Is A Hockey-Inspired Mess

(59) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 1:13 PM

What is going on here? On Wednesday night, the Miss Universe pageant held its 'National Costume' round and it was a doozy.

We saw the usual national stereotypes on display but we think Miss Universe Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, deserves two minutes in the penalty box for this costume:

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8 Quotes That Remind Us About The Value Of Free Speech

(9) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 12:16 PM

Wednesday's deadly attack on French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo has been roundly condemned around the world as an attack on free speech and the right to a free press.

It's also a reminder that free speech is a valuable and powerful right.

We've collected quotes about freedom...

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HuffPost Canada Readers Show Off Their Halloween Pumpkins (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 12:20 PM

The Halloween pumpkin is one of the most iconic symbols of the spooky holiday.

Over the last week we asked HuffPost Canada readers to share their carved gourds with us. We got tons of creative responses. Here are a few of our favourite below.

We even got a...

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Pattrick Blackburn, Gay Newfoundland Man Who Was Beaten, Takes To Social Media

(124) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Pattrick Blackburn, a gay man living in St. John's, Newfoundland, who was beaten last week, has taken to Facebook and YouTube to speak out about the unprovoked attack.

“It’s really scary when somebody tells you that if you weren’t found 10 minutes before you would’ve bled out and died,” he...

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Xander The Blind Pug Warms Hearts As Therapy Dog

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Xander, a blind pug who lives in Oregon, might just be the most inspirational dog you'll meet. The one-year-old pug, who lost his eyes in an accident, has been raising spirits as a therapy dog.

Rodney Beedy, who adopted Xander in January, said that he and the people at...

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Rob Ford Sit-In: Group Moves Protest To NewsTalk1010

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 11:34 AM

UPDATE: The organizers of the Rob Ford sit-in have moved the protest to outside the offices of radio station NewsTalk 1010. Doug and Rob Ford host a weekly call-in show at the station on Sunday.

"The point has been raised, and is well taken, that holding the protest...

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Jen O'Shea, Cancer Survivor, Can Turn Her Leg 180 Degrees (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 5:41 PM

Cancer treatment gave Jen O'Shea a very surprising talent. The Toronto woman can turn her leg 180 degrees so that the bottom of her foot faces the ceiling.

O'Shea was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in 2010, and had to get an internal...

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Bruins Give Free Game 7 Tickets To Toronto Restaurant Workers

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Four Torontonians are getting a playoff treat from an unlikely source, the Boston Bruins. Four restaurant employees from Mississauga will get to watch Monday night's Game 7 in Boston after an after-hours visit from a couple dozen Bruins staff and players.

The team, who lost Sunday's Game 6 2-1, got...

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Joe Fresh Clothing Produced At Bangladesh Factory That Collapsed (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

(271) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Canadian clothing company Joe Fresh's garments were produced at the site of a factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 80 people, the retailer confirmed Wednesday.

The company said it was "extremely saddened," and that the complex housed a factory that produced some apparel for its parent...

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This Week Has 7 Tweets: A Note, A Budget And Some Birthdays

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 6:39 PM

Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in seven tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.

1. Front Page Headaches

The Globe And Mail front pages...

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This Week Has 7 Tweets

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 6:26 PM

Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in 7 tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.

1. Pope Watch

The last Papal enclave was in 2005, an innocent, halcyon...

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Chicago vs. Toronto: Why Everyone Got Wound Up Over Neil Steinberg's Column

(13) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 8:33 AM

Earlier this week Toronto inched above Chicago to become the fourth most-populous city in North America. Cue the celebratory articles, columns.

"Toronto is a desirable location for people to live and work. We are attracting people from across North America and other parts of the world," said Toronto Mayor...

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This Week Has 7 Tweets: Toronto Gets Bigger and Ford Gets Grabby

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Canadians love twitter. A LOT. Seven tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.

1. B.C. Political Meltdown

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is currently dealing...

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This Week Has 7 Tweets: Canada At The Oscars, Flanagan Flames Out, Senate Shenanigans

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in 7 tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.

1. Canada at the Oscars

Canada actually had a pretty good Oscar night....

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Once I Was Here: Toronto Journalist, Photographers Hold Benefit For Syrian Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Tara Sutton, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, has been a firsthand witness to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, disasters in Ethiopia and watching activists and citizens fight for their lives and rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia and many other countries.

Recently, while living in Jordan, she covered the...

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The Best Podcasts: What You Should Be Listening To In 2013

(17) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 12:32 PM

We here at HuffPost Canada love podcasts. We listen to them during our commutes, download them while we're at our desks and try to squeeze a few more in while we're making dinner or before we head to bed.

If you're still looking for a New Year's resolution may we...

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2Day FM, DJs Michael Christian And Mel Greig Criticized Over Kate Middleton Prank Call After Nurse's Death

(157) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:35 AM

Australian radio station 2Day FM and two of its DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig are facing intense criticism for their prank call to London's King Edward VII Hospital, the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum until Thursday.

On Friday,...

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Influential Canadian Millennials: Generation Y's Leaders, Game-Changers And Inspirational Figures

(19) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 7:00 AM

They're entrepreneurs, philanthropists, sports stars, role models and more.

Last week, The Huffington Post Canada launched its in-depth look at the Millennial Generation in our Asking Y series.

Today, we highlight some of bright lights from that generation. These are just a few of the Canadians under...

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Why Social Media Is No Place for the Middle East Conflict

(6) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:52 AM

Israel's assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jaabari on Wednesday, following the latest round of Palestinian rocket fire, sparked another tragic round of bloodletting in the Middle East.

The Israel Defence Forces, the best-equipped army in the region, hit with warships, helicopters and jets. Hamas...

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Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo Review: How Do Kobo's Latest E-Readers Stack Up?

(4) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 5:55 PM

Each week, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale, we'll let you know all about it.

Test Drive Subject: The Kobo Mini

Price: $79.99

What It Is: Kobo’s smallest eReader. The Mini,...

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