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4 ways you can still afford your 1st home

You can still get into the housing market despite high rates and new mortgage rules, real estate expert says

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Sore loser! Furious Canadian women's hockey player takes off her silver medal in disgust and refuses to wear it after losing to arch rivals USA in an Olympics final shootout

A Canadian women's hockey player refused to wear her silver medal after her team lost to arch rivals USA in the Olympic finals.

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Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians for his 'fake, tacky and annoying' wardrobe of traditional outfits - and finally dons a suit after criticism

Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister.

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Woman who cared for Florida shooter 'filed court papers demanding control of his $800,000 inheritance from his mother just ONE DAY after the massacre'

The woman who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, and his minor brother Zachary after their mother's death has filed for control over their mother's estate

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Syrian refugee women cook up a taste of home with Montreal business

Cooking is second nature to Jizel Joulak. She’s been making Syrian food for decades, only now she gets to share it with different people.

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Cleaning the house is as bad for women's lungs as smoking up to 20 cigarettes a day due to the harmful chemicals

Inhaling cleaning products’ chemicals raises asthma risk up to 43 per cent in that time

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Florida school shooting suspect is a white nationalist, group leader says

PARKLAND, Fla. -- The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee.

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Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people

'We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny,' PM says

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CRA raids locations in Toronto, Calgary and West Vancouver in Panama Papers probe

Agency discloses unprecedented details of criminal investigation prompted by huge leak of records

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Leatherback turtle, not overturned boat, found washed up in Cape Breton

This is the 1st recorded sighting of a leatherback turtle in the Bras d'Or Lake

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olive oil benefits

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, which reduce inflammation and protect cells against oxidization.

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Physical exercise is more important for health than weight, study reports

Overweight doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. New research shows that physical exercise can negate, even overcome, the negative health impact of weight — even for the severely obese, even if you don’t lose weight.

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8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

Company leaders are facing a crisis. Nearly one-third of employees don’t trust management. In addition to this, employers now have to cater to the needs of the millennial generation. On average, after graduating from college, a millennial will change jobs four times before they are 32. Most of them also don’t feel empowered on their current jobs.

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Almost 1 million Canadians give up food, heat to afford prescriptions: study

968,000 people skimped on necessities to pay for their medicine in 2016, researchers find

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A true Canadian story: Community rallies behind local hero in time of need

Thirty years ago, Dave Canadian helped turn the Kahnawake Mohawk territory into a powerhouse for national amateur wrestling.

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Alaska Airlines ex-pilot to plead guilty to flying while drunk

A former Alaska Airlines pilot plans to plead guilty in California to flying with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit for pilots.

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Suburban mom takes down drug ring she says killed her son

A suburban mom has taken down a drug ring she says killed her son, CBS Chicago reports. "I always felt like he was by my side helping me," said Karen Dobner of her 19-year-old son, Max Dobner.

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One giant leap for peoplekind! Trudeau tiptoes in his solar system socks to avoid offending Trump as David Axelrod tries to goad him into insulting the president

Clad in his trademark wacky socks, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken pains not to insult President Donald Trump, despite prodding from Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod.

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Canada apologizes to Russian athletes as Russian hacking group slams Canada

Canadian Olympic Committee officials have issued a half-hearted apology to athletes from Russia following an alleged verbal altercation between a member of the Canadian delegation and a member of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea.

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Cannabis Beer Soon To Be Available--In Canada

Perhaps it will be called Cannabeer. Whatever it’s called, according to Lauren Eads, the Drinksbusiness.com, Canada’s Province Brands (PB) “filed the provisional patent for the ‘world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.’”

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Cambodia frees on bail 7 Westerners held for 'dirty dancing'

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A court in Cambodia has allowed the release on bail of seven Westerners who were arrested last month for allegedly posting photos on social media of themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing, a court official said Thursday.

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Brain tumor survivor finds new life in bachelor pad

WEST MELBOURNE, FL - At 33, Matthew Strobel wants the same things most guys his age want: a job, a home, independence, friends, a relationship.

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Man, 29, dies after overnight shooting in Rosemont

Montreal police are looking for suspects in a fatal shooting overnight in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough.

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Quebec activists buy up B.C. wine in ‘solidarity’ with the West Coast

Environmental activists and others in Quebec have started buying B.C. wine in what they call a statement of solidarity with the West Coast after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said her province would stop taking imports from its western neighbour.

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Canadians should be wary of loyalty programs — not enticed by them

If you're not careful, it's easy to get duped into spending more for the thrill of getting something for free

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Caroline Mulroney says she brings 'different kind of experience' to Queen's Park

Caroline Mulroney says she may be a political rookie, but will bring "a different kind of experience to Queen's Park" if she's elected not only as an MPP, but as leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives.

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Kalen Schlatter charged with 2nd-degree murder in Tess Richey homicide

A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tess Richey, 22, who went missing from the Church and Wellesley area in November.

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what are cryptocurrencies Bitcoin

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency that can be used for transactions online.

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The 10 Biggest Winners And Losers From Super Bowl 52

The Philadelphia Eagles broke through for their first Super Bowl win in franchise history in their third trip to the Big Game on Sunday night.

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The Connection Between Retiring Early and Living Longer

Research shows a link, but it isn’t retirement itself that leads to a longer life, but what you do in retirement.

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

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The stories behind the thousands of engagement rings for sale online

Infidelity or financial strain? Here's why Canadians are selling their jewels

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BEST 2018 SUPER BOWL ADS, FROM DINKLAGE'S DORITOS TO SPRINT'S WESTWORLD MOMENT

WHAT A GAME, right? Those Patriots. Those Eagles! TRICK PLAYS! That's a Super Bowl for you.

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Disappearing deposits: What happens when banks lose your money

TD Canada Trust and Scotiabank won't say how often deposits are lost, but say it's rare

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Did the ancient Greeks sail to Canada? Scientists claim the civilisation travelled to Newfoundland and set up colonies to mine gold in the 1st Century nearly a millennium before the Vikings

The ancient Greeks could have reached Canada in 56 AD - almost a millennium before the Vikings.

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Maya 'megalopolis' featuring thousands of ancient pyramids, palaces and causeways is found hidden under thick jungle foliage in Guatemala

More than 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures - including pyramids, palaces and causeways - have been revealed under jungle foliage in Guatemala in what has been hailed as a 'major breakthrough'.

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One-way intro fares from Halifax to Paris or London for just $199 all-in

WestJet heads to Paris and London from Halifax

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PC Optimum problems and cheaper generic drugs: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Plus: Bread price-fixing and mystery packages on campus

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108-year-old Canadian man says the trick to a long life is to pick a good wife

Esmond Allcock celebrated his 108th birthday on Jan. 26

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Centennial Flame upgrade project cost taxpayers $845,000

Government was warned by consultant against adding new Nunavut wedge to structure: document

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Bell offers free phone unlocking for all following protests
Feb 04, 2018

Telecom had declined requests from non-customers but has changed its policy

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After father's death, son sets out to finish final Winterlude sculpture

Experienced ice sculptor Brian Clemence died suddenly last Tuesday

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How soon is spring? Canadian groundhogs to make their annual predictions

Canadians could be in for an early spring after one of the country’s best-known groundhogs failed to see his shadow.

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Erratic naked Canadian attacks Australian police vehicle with his head

As part of a crime wave of naked attacks that have struck eastern Australia, a Canadian tourist was arrested, charged and convicted for viciously attacking a New South Wales police vehicle with his head.

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U.K. allows doctors to make babies with DNA from 3 people

LONDON -- Britain's fertility authority says it has granted permission to doctors at clinic in northeastern England to create babies from the DNA of three people, to help prevent two women from passing on fatal, genetic diseases to their children.

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Orca whale trained to mimic human speech

Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: "Hello."

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Failed school trustee candidate who claimed to be victim of racist death threats charged under Election Act

A Calgary school board trustee candidate who made headlines when she reported being the victim of racist threats has been charged under the Local Authorities Election Act following an investigation.

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Nova Scotia man hunts down fraudster who used his stolen credit card info

A Nova Scotia man turned amateur detective to hunt down the person he says tried to defraud him using his credit card information and steal from an American company.

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Indian Muslim cleric issues a FATWA against women watching football because they will be distracted by players' 'bare thighs'

A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a fatwa against Muslim women watching football because they will be distracted by the players' bare thighs.

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Kind train passenger leaves $174 on sleeping woman's lap after overhearing money worries

A woman has thanked a stranger who left £100 ($174) on her lap as she slept on train, after overhearing her discussing her money problems on the phone to her mother.

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is coconut oil good for you

As health-conscious eaters have embraced dietary fat, coconut oil’s stock has skyrocketed. The oil, extracted from the meat of a coconut, is mostly saturated fat, but boasts about the food include weight loss, better metabolism and improved cholesterol.

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How much water should you drink

The body is about 60% water, give or take.
We’re constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat.
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day.

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how to lose weight

Here are tips to lose weight

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Prevent the Flu with These 7 Healthy Habits

As you may already know, influenza (a.k.a the flu) is a viral respiratory infection that is passed from one person to another. Accordingly, practicing good health habits like covering your mouth when you cough and washing your hands frequently can go a long way in limiting the spread of germs and preventing respiratory illnesses.

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Corals in contact with plastic are 20 times more likely to be infected with flesh-eating diseases

Plastic ocean litter boosts deadly infections in corals

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Don’t be fooled by the cute photos of the cloned monkeys – they will live a life of pain

The scientists tried 79 times before they got it right. Monkey after monkey was made to live in distressing conditions and then die after a few days. The PR people don’t tell us the names of those babies

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snowyoga in montreal

Yoganeige: yoga on snow

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flu might be spread by breathing, speaking

An American study reveals the staggering spread of the virus in the air.

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Electronic cigarette: a gateway to smoking for young people

The American Academies of Sciences and Medicine indicate that vaping promotes adolescent smoking but helps adults quit smoking.

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In Germany, spend a night in an igloo

This "100-day hotel" located in the Bavarian Alps offers a stay in a place whose indoor temperature is around zero degrees.

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Dyslexia would have anatomical causes

Two French researchers have discovered an abnormality in the eyes of people with dyslexia, work that has generated a lot of interest in recent months. This anomaly is located at the fovea level and could explain why dyslexics have difficulty reading and writing.

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Cell houses 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, 10 times dirtier

The cell phone is so present in our lives that we carry it everywhere without too much effort to clean it.

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Police in Canada 'ticket' car made of snow

Police in Montreal had a good laugh after they were fooled by a car made entirely of snow.

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Alberta investigating ice-cream-eating bear

INNISFAIL, Alta. - The province is investigating a video that shows a Kodiak bear from a central"+ "Alberta zoo being taken through a fast-food drive-thru and being hand-fed ice cream by the restaurant's owner.

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Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

NEW YORK - Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said"+ "occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.

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Beer .. in this place: new road signs point to nearest brews

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How cruise ships fill their unsold cabin

A Luxury Cruise is Truly One of Life's Pure Joys

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Driverless cars could be coming soon to Ontario roads

TORONTO -- Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car"+ "with no one in the driver's seat.

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