A Florida family, including two children and a pregnant woman, were hospitalized after eating beef laced with the hallucinogenic drug LSD. The meat was purchased at a local Wal-Mart and police are unsure how the LSD actually found its way […]
Colleen Barry MILAN, Italy — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed Saturday that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Neither European was on the […]
GLACE BAY, N.S. — A teenage girl was recovering in a Halifax hospital Saturday after she fell over a 20-metre cliff in Glace Bay, N.S. Cape Breton Regional Police said a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were walking in […]
NAPANEE, Ont. — Police have taken four people into custody after Mohawk protesters calling for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women occupied CN Rail tracks east of Belleville, Ont. Provincial police say demonstrators moved onto the tracks Saturday […]
Two Canadians are among the 239 people who boarded the missing plane
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HTC is poised to officially unveil their next flagship smartphone on March 25th. This currently goes by the codename of the “M8″ and the go-to-market name is expected to be “The All New HTC One.” A plethora of specs, pictures and videos have surfaced online and the main attribute is the dual cameras. Other rumoured
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! Hug a woman today or, if you want to be really useful, help tear down the patriarchy (or racism, or transphobia). Us ladies sure would appreciate it. Other news stories today: Madonna’s Toronto gym is overpriced and bizarre, a woman gave birth on Queen Street this morning, and some possible solutions to the city’s public housing crisis.
Madonna owns a gym with several locations, and one of those locations is in Toronto. There are people paying to work out in “cardio training class[es] wherein participants wear stiletto heels” that were maybe put together by Madonna (the classes, not the shoes) while finding affordable housing is a constant struggle for many of the […]
The details are limited, but according to an internal doc we received shows Bell preparing to launch “a new suite of Voice & Data rate plans.” These will go place on March 14th and will see the plans start as low as $40, then rises depending on the Lite plans (starting at $50) and Plus
Angry Birds, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Go and Bad Piggies are just a few of the titles that fall under Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Looks like there will be one more coming down the pipe soon as the company has taken to YouTube to tease a new
TORONTO – Canadians who are already sleep deprived will lose an hour of shuteye this weekend as most parts of the country switch from standard time to daylight saving time.…
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Boeing 777-200 lost contact with air traffic control on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people — including […]
TORONTO — It was a completely unrepentant Ezra Levant on the witness stand and, oh my, it was a sight to behold. The right-wing conservative writer and TV host — alternately dimpling, pointing his index finger at the judge and […]
No wonder the Tories were so nervous. The government had been noticeably skittish about what Marc Mayrand would say before the Commons Procedure and House Affairs committee Thursday: not only had it kept the chief electoral officer largely out of […]
With this year’s drama-heavy Oscars in the behind us, we can finally start having some fun again. Unlike award-bait films like Gravity, the next couple of months have some exciting, funny, star-studded movies coming out that you won’t have to take so seriously. Here’s a taste of what we have to look forward to. 300: […]
In 2004, Conservative justice critic Vic Toews criticized then Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler for appointing his former chief of staff, Yves de Montigny, to the federal court. Toews acknowledged that de Montigny was qualified, reporter Janice Tibbetts wrote, but […]
Have you ever wanted to talk to aliens? Who are we kidding, of course you do! Well DJ Skrillex is making all of your dreams come true now with his groovy new app/website where you can interact with an alien. Head over to alientalk.skrillex.com now, move your mouse around and click on the friendly creature […]
Railways will have to ship a minimum of one million tonnes of grain each week to address backlog
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It’s easy to give in to boredom as we wait for spring to arrive. Don’t. Here are 5 fun things to do in Vancouver in March. Highlights include dance performances, parades and parties. Now get out and enjoy. 5 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver in March 1. Fox Cabaret…
WASHINGTON — One of country music’s most nostalgic and beloved songs, Take me Home, Country Roads, has finally been granted official status by the state it helped make famous. On Friday afternoon at their capital in Charleston, West Virginia lawmakers […]
KYIV, Ukraine — A defaced image of Russian President Vladimir Putin dressed up as Napoleon got lots of laughs in Independence Square on Friday. However, the mercurial Russian strongman is being taken very seriously right now by the new regime […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Without a steady supply of memes, the internet would certainly die (or at least have far fewer memes), which is obviously why Mayor Rob Ford spent part of his day at Spadina Museum‘s “Dressing for Downton: Costumes […]
I’d like to officially announce that this week was a good week. It was the first week of March, which means Spring is just around the corner and we were drowning in fresh, new songs. Here are our favourite tracks of the week: Mac DeMarco – Brother “Take it slowly, brother. Let it go now […]
Yesterday, we reported that pop stars Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry were starting a feud with each other over their public kiss at one of Cyrus’ recent concerts. After Perry explained the smooch to an Australian morning show, saying “God knows where that tongue has been!” Miley fired back with a couple of pretty heated […]
Two recent incidents at the University of Ottawa have made headlines and sparked new discussion about the climate of university campuses across North America. People were first shocked when a private but extremely graphic conversation made by male student leaders […]
By Lee-Anne Goodman Follow @leeanne25 OTTAWA – A parliamentary report into missing and murdered aboriginal women has rejected numerous calls for a full public inquiry, setting off a firestorm of criticism from the opposition and human-rights groups. Liberal and NDP […]
OTTAWA — Canada has called on Ukraine’s new government to “root out corruption” and ensure a place for citizens of all backgrounds and ethnicities, including millions of Ukrainians who are of Russian descent. The federal government will also impose travel bans […]
After being spotted together yet again, this time on a sushi date, Drake and Rihanna have their fans excited for a rekindled romance. The two have had a notable on-again, off-again tension since their first collaboration in 2010, reminiscent of the public tension between Jay-Z and Beyonce back in the day. Remember all that time […]
TELUS, along with 10 other Canadian carriers, will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S5 in April — probably April 11th. Pre-registrations, which is basically dropping down your email address to be kept informed of the launch, went live back on February 24th. We have now been informed that the release is near and TELUS will
For years, Converse has been compiling the strangest collaborations that we would never think of in our wildest dreams. From Pharrell, Santigold and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas to Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Converse has been hittin’ it out of the park with wild concoctions of singles and now they’re gearing up […]
If the 10-inch Android tablets are simply too small for you then you might want to consider getting a size bigger at 12.2-inches. Samsung has officially released the GALAXY NotePRO 12.2-inch to Canadians for $769.99. This Android-powered tablet is aimed directly at the professional market as it offers S Pen and Multi Window functionality, and
We know Beyonce’s sexy Grammys performance was a bit polarizing, with some loving the rendition of Drunk In Love featuring Jay Z (just ask Taylor Swift who was dancing the whole time) and others finding it a yawn-fest. But regardless of your feelings about the performance itself, if you possess a heart, you will agree […]
Signal installation means no trains will be running between Bloor-Yonge and St. Andrew stations from March 8 to 9.
You’ll have to make alternative travel plans if you were planning to ride the Yonge-University-Spadina line between Bloor-Yonge and St. Andrew stations in the next two days: trains on the University-Spadina line will be turning north again when they reach St. Andrew, and trains on the Yonge line will be doing so when they reach […]
Our absolute favourite moment on Conan last year was when he tested out the new Grand Theft Auto game in his popular segment Clueless Gamer. Not one for playing video games, Conan’s obliviousness is all sorts of hilarious especially when he points out all of the useless and dumb things about certain games. And honestly, […]
HBO is going hip hop. The company has teamed up with some of today’s biggest rappers to release a mixtape with songs inspired by Game Of Thrones. Available for free on Soundcloud, Catch The Throne features tracks from Big Boi, Common, Wale and more about their favourite Houses. I assume the songs are really good, […]
Pardon the Bushism. The CPC’s spin regarding the oil crowding out grain shipments by rail must be inspired by Dubya.
@saskboy @LHubich That’s an odd argument. Isn’t grain literally the food?— Stefani Langenegger (@SLangeneggerCBC) March 07, 2014
Elizabeth May provides some sanity on the issue.
“The current rail cars used for shipping hazardous materials are not safe. Both the US and Canadian Railway Safety Boards have ruled that the DOT111 cars are unsafe, needing upgrading and replacement.”
The insanity is underneath, from Joan Crockatt.
March 6, 2014 For Immediate Release
Oil and gas putting food on (Read more…)
Lindsay Lohan has a friend in Jimmy Fallon. The late night TV host has always been vocal with his support for the troubled starlet, inviting her to appear on his first episode of The Tonight Show and again this week to promote her upcoming OWN documentary series Lindsay. Lohan for her part looked healthy and […]