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Today on the Hill: Spat over income splitting

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

OTTAWA – Federal politicians will splitting hairs today over whether income splitting is a good idea. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced plans Thursday to allow eligible taxpayers with kids to transfer up to $50,000 of income to their spouse in … Continue Reading

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Slain Quebec soldier remembered by colleagues

Posted October 31, 2014 by Peter Rakobowchuk

LONGUEUIL, Qc – Warrant officer Patrice Vincent, who died after being hit by a car driven by an attacker with known jihadist sympathies, was a man who could easily command attention, says one of his colleagues. “He was always all … Continue Reading

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Canada

Judgment expected in Del Mastro case

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

LINDSAY, Ont. – A judgment is set to be delivered today in the election overspending trial of former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. The now-Independent MP — who was once the Harper government’s point man on defending the Tories against … Continue Reading

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Former archbishop appeals sex assault conviction

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

WINNIPEG – A former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s is appealing his case to Manitoba’s highest court today. Seraphim Storheim was convicted early this year of sexually assaulting a boy who had come to … Continue Reading

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Magnotta trial set to resume with defence

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

MONTREAL – Luka Rocco Magnotta’s lawyer is expected to begin presenting his case at the accused’s first-degree murder trial today. The 32-year-old Magnotta is charged in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012 in Montreal before he … Continue Reading

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For Writer Facing Brutal Truth, ‘Telling My Story Was a Form of Survival’ (in Culture)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Andrew Nikiforuk

Victoria-based Alicia Priest on a criminal dad, Yukon heist, and shitty deadlines.

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Do eBooks Make Us Dumber? (in Culture)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Shannon Rupp

If you want to follow the plot of your favourite mystery, read the print version.

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‘Difficult’ Oil Faces Difficult Future, Predict New Reports (in News)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Andrew Nikiforuk

Why the forecast for extreme hydrocarbons may be shorter than advertised.

 Related StoriesAiling Shale Gas Returns Force a ‘Drilling Treadmill’ (in News)Files on Bitumen Pollution Stolen from Peace River Activist (in News)The Risky Rise of the…

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Burnaby Mayor: Cities Can’t Solve Homelessness Alone (in Opinion)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

Tyee columnist outraged at the wrong ‘villain,’ responds Derek Corrigan.

 Related StoriesPlease Advise! Which Local Candidate Represents Me? (in Opinion)Burnaby, Surrey Shirk Responsibility to Help the Homeless (in Opinion)Desperate for Deals,…

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You can try Sony’s VR headset at the ‘PlayStation Experience’

Posted October 31, 2014 by Timothy J. Seppala

Tickets for Sony’s PlayStation Experience in December go on sale today, but aside from a few coy teases, what you’ll do there hasn’t been clear. Well, now that’s changing. For starters, Project Morpheus — the catch-up king’s VR headset — is making…

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The Team Behind Evil Dead Are Reuniting for A Man in the Dark

Posted October 31, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are joining with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues on the upcoming thriller A Man in the Dark. Read more…

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Montreal Simon: Harper’s War and the Rise of ISIS

Posted October 31, 2014 by Simon

Back in my teenage days when I was studying martial arts and fighting a lot, I tattooed this famous Sun Tzu quote on the back of my right shoulder:”Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”Which I deeply regret now along with so many other things. But with Canadian warplanes maybe only hours away from beginning to bomb the ISIS hordes. It’s probably a good time for all us to know the enemy. Read more »

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Bill Longstaff: MacKay makes the right noises

Posted October 31, 2014 by Bill Longstaff

With all the feverish reaction from politicians and a good part of the media to the two recent “terrorist” incidents, it is encouraging to hear Justice Minister Peter McKay say some of the right things, specifically that the law already has the tools it needs to deal with these kind of crimes. No need for muscling up the cops. “There are already some pretty robust measures that we can use [that

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Overtime shift at fun factory for Canucks in victory over Habs

Posted October 31, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

If all games were this much fun, the Vancouver Canucks could play in BC Place Stadium and start a new sellout streak. Their 3-2 overtime win Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens was eye candy for hockey fans conditioned to equate entertainment in th…

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The Disaffected Lib: Seriously, From Here on In, This Might Be as Good as It Gets. But, on the Other Hand. It’s Something Else.

Posted October 31, 2014 by The Mound of Sound

My all-time band, from the very first time I heard “Satisfaction” to today and, almost certainly, forever.  The Rolling Stones with former,  albeit briefly, band member, Mick Taylor.  Oh yeah, and Bernard Fowler. Got a nice ling cod and a 12-lb salmon today.  I’m blessed.

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Checking a bag? Check your wallet; Canadian airlines start charging $25 fee

Posted October 31, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

If you’re determined to spend $25 at a Canadian airport, you can check a bag or buy yourself a one-litre bottle of Skyy vodka at any duty-free shop. Or 18 chocolate chunks at Cookies by George in the Edmonton International Airport. Or a smoked meat plate and a drink at Moe’s in the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.

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Compromise efforts stall for quarantined nurse

Posted October 31, 2014 by Anonymous

FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse defied Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients, leaving her home for a bike ride. The governor of Main said negotiations with the nurse have broken down and he … Continue Reading

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Canada

First Iraq missions over, no bombs dropped

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

KUWAIT CITY – Canadian warplanes have flown their first operational flights, but have yet to carry out strike missions. Six CF-18 jet fighters and two CP-140 Aurora surveillance patrol planes are operating out of undisclosed airfields in Kuwait and will … Continue Reading

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Google Wallet can now auto-withdraw from banks and send low balance alerts

Posted October 31, 2014 by Mariella Moon

You can’t exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you’ll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the…

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Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously … Continue Reading

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Key & Peele Explain Why Serial Killers Love Hall of Mirrors

Posted October 31, 2014 by Katharine Trendacosta

As always, Key & Peele are on point. In time for Halloween, the comedy duo brought us the tale of a serial killer who is way too committed to the standard hall of mirrors chase gag.

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Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

BEIJING, China – China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan’s security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart. New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is headlining Friday’s forum in Beijing … Continue Reading

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Jian Ghomeshi dumped by PR firm over ‘lies,’ sources say

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff

Jian Ghomeshi was dumped by Navigator, the high-profile crisis management firm retained to protect his public image, because the company believed Ghomeshi lied to them, sources have told the Star. “He lied to the firm,” said a source with knowledge … Continue Reading

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Google wants more companies to highlight actionable content on Inbox app

Posted October 30, 2014 by Mariella Moon

Google has been making it easier for more and more third-party companies to take advantage of its products’ features recently. For instance, it’s now taking airlines, restos and event venues (among others) by the hand, showing them how to use the new…

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Video of dishevelled man playing street piano gets nearly two million hits

Posted October 30, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

By Chris Purdy EDMONTON — All she knows is that his name is Ryan and he plays the piano like an angel. Roslyn Polard was on her way home from a work meeting last week in downtown Edmonton when she […]

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Youth don’t vote: Myth or reality?

Posted October 30, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

It’s her first time voting in a civic election, and Mercedes Mork wants to make it count. “I’m excited,” the 19-year-old SFU student said. “I’ve got a lot of research to do because I feel like it’s a little bit more of a responsibility than I’m used to.”

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Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010

Posted October 30, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

‘Arif’s comment to me was … “He’s never going to change, you’re a malleable person, let’s talk about how you can make this a less toxic work environment for you”‘

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Samsung’s all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones ever

Posted October 30, 2014 by Mat Smith

A unibody metal body, 5-inch AMOLED display, 13-megapixel camera, a claim as Samsung’s “thinnest smartphone to date” and yet, this isn’t a flagship smartphone. Especially for Halloween – or not related at all – the Galaxy A5 and A3 yet more…

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‘Arrested Development’ season four is getting a re-edit

Posted October 30, 2014 by Timothy J. Seppala

It wasn’t a huge mistake, but the structure that Arrested Development’s fourth season used was a bit off-putting for some viewers. Each episode followed the foibles of single members of the Bluth family in a few different timelines, and the early…

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Football

Start ‘em, Sit ‘em: Jordan Reed Will Score in Minny

Posted October 30, 2014 by Josh Johnson

Yet, the Browns know how to move Hawkins around. He can be solid motion man and a beast on screen and slant plays. Hawkins finally scored his first TD on a sweet goal-line slant play Sunday. He is the WR1 in Cleveland and is currently only owned in 43 per cent of Yahoo leagues. So as you realize you have terrible backup WRs, Hawkins can be grab and start option.

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Vaughn Palmer: Health Ministry boondoggle defies resolution

Posted October 30, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

Any time the B.C. Liberals are challenged over those botched firings in the Health Ministry, they cite concerns about a serious breach of privacy regarding confidential medical information of thousands of British Columbians. “Let me remind the house that the ministry was dealing with a number of very real and ongoing privacy breaches,” said Health Minister Terry Lake when under fire from the Opposition side earlier this month. “That included the misuse of personal information, confidential medical information, of over 30,000 British Columbians.”

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Art

New Guster Album Features Ferrofluidic Art

Posted October 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Switzerland based photographer Fabian Oefner specializes in combining art and science. Here, you can watch him manipulate a ferrofluidic art piece (comprising oil, watercolor, and magnetic, nanoscale iron particles) commissioned by Guster for their fo…

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Environment

Arsenic in drinking water is causing health problems — but not the ones you might expect.

Posted October 30, 2014 by Annalee Newitz

Arsenic in drinking water is causing health problems — but not the ones you might expect. In fact, new research into arsenic ingestion has led doctors to believe that it’s a possible cause of cardiovascular disease. Over at the New York Times, Deborah Blum reports on the connection between pollution and heart disease.

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Spain is making Google (and others) pay news publishers a tax

Posted October 30, 2014 by Edgar Alvarez

For companies like Google, facing problems with the law across Europe has become a common thing. The most recent example of this is now taking place in Spain, where the country’s parliament just gave the go-ahead to what’s being known as the “Google…

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Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Both Sides of South Sudan Conflict

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada strongly condemns the ongoing violence in South Sudan and is deeply concerned by its impact on the civilian population and on neighbouring countries.

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Further reading on last Wednesday and the challenge ahead

Posted October 30, 2014 by Aaron Wherry

What to make of what happened on Parliament Hill and what should happen now?

The post Further reading on last Wednesday and the challenge ahead appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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American Horror Story Takes A Break From Singing To Deliver Horror

Posted October 30, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

American Horror Story finally stopped singing and delivered an actual story. Thank goodness for Halloween, the one time of year this series delivers. Read more…

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Scream gems: The most chilling moments in classic horror films

Posted October 30, 2014 by Vancouver Sun - News

Some discerning film fans need to look down or up or to the side when the more exuberant slashing and trashing in horror flicks begins. Aficionados tend to be brazen in their voyeurism of all things terror-ific in a blood-spattering kind of way.

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