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Books

Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Author Karen Traviss has published a slew of successful books, from her own Wess’har Wars series to a number of Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War novels. But for her new techno-thriller Going Grey, she decided to walk away from a mainstream publishing …

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Canada

Ukraine ambassador begs for troops to counter Russian invasion

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jason Fekete

OTTAWA — Canada Thursday condemned what it calls an “invasion of eastern Ukraine” by Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation, saying the attacks will “strengthen the resolve” of NATO leaders who will meet next week to discuss the escalating crisis. […]

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Art

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Medieval Mech

Posted August 28, 2014 by Lauren Davis

The past and the future seem to collide in this week’s writing prompt. Why is this giant mechanical creation outfitted like a medieval knight?Read more…

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Canada

Carriers agree to provide paper bill fee exemptions to some customers, CRTC says ‘it does not go far enough’

Posted August 28, 2014 by Ian Hardy

A report by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre stated Canadians are paying between $495 and $734 million a year in fees…

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Report claims paper billing is costing Canadians as much as $734 million annually

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

Paper billing is an issue that’s only come up in the last five years or so. It’s becoming increasingly common…

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General

Intel announces world’s smallest standalone 3G modem to connect wearables and the IoT

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Earlier this week Intel announced a new standalone 3G modem it hopes will bring connectivity to a new generation of…

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Europe

UN Security Council meets in emergency session on growing Ukraine crisis

Posted August 28, 2014 by Associated Press

By Cara Anna And Trenton Daniel The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having “outright lied” about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from […]

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General

Police look for gunman after shooting in Gatineau, Quebec (with video)

Posted August 28, 2014 by Canada.com

Police say they didn’t find a gunman  they suspected barricaded himself in a building after two people were shot. Residents were evacuated by police during the manhunt.  

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General

Microsoft takes action to combat misleading apps in Windows Store

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

Microsoft is taking criticism from users about the volume of scammy, spammy, and fake apps that appear in the Windows…

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General

Stay Calm, The Rebels Are Here

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you just dying waiting for the new Hunger Games movie? Well have no fear, because the rebels are here to save you. Lionsgate released new promotional pictures from The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1 of the rebel warriors. The photos feature Evan Ross (Messalla), Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Wes Chatham (Castor), Elden Henson (Pollox), and […]

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General

Brain-eating amoeba invades Louisiana parish

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

The single-cell brain eater causes fatal infections very similar to meningitis.

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General

7 Things Adults Miss The Most About School

Posted August 28, 2014 by Melody

1. Back to school shopping Ah, back to school shopping. The thrilling trip to Staples where you embrace the smell of new binders and the sharpness of new pencils. The ultimate shopping spree! Also, remember these magical commercials? 2. Owning binders and pencil cases Those things are completely useless after you leave school. 3. Planning […]

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General

New iPhone will apparently use NFC for mobile payments

Posted August 28, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

While many of its competitors have spent this week teasing their newest smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches, Apple has remained quiet…

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Friends

Rejoice! The Friends Cast Reunite, Well Sort Of

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

The One Where The Friends Kind of Got Back Together. Have our prayers finally been answered? It’s been a a long and laugh-free 10 years since we last saw our favorite friends conversing over coffee on the couch at Central Perk. But finally the cast of Friends reunited last night, well sort of. Jimmy Kimmel […]

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General

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Got Married!

Posted August 28, 2014 by Melody

If recent rumours of Beyonce and Jay Z or Ciara and Future breaking up have shaken your belief in love, well here’s the ultimate pick-up: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally got married! A spokesperson for Angelina and Brad confirmed this morning that the longtime couple tied the knot in France over the weekend while […]

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CBC

CBC overhauls its long-neglected Android app, makes it fast and modern

Posted August 28, 2014 by Daniel Bader

Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC, issued a digital-first manifesto after the Conservative government slashed its funding, forcing massive layoffs and…

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General

Cyanogen is working on “something really cool” with Nextbit

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Cyanogen Inc., makers of the CyanogenMod open source Android firmware and partners in the OnePlus One and Oppo N1, has…

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General

Apple announces September 9th media event, says ‘Wish we could say more’

Posted August 28, 2014 by Daniel Bader

Apple has confirmed the rumoured media event scheduled to take place on September 9th. It will take place at the Flint…

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General

Surfing Hurricane Marie in Southern California

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Daredevil surfers flock to giant waves churned up by Hurricane Marie in Southern California

The post Surfing Hurricane Marie in Southern California appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

That Time Taylor Swift Gave Hard Truths In Her ‘Shake It Off’ BTS Video

Posted August 28, 2014 by Allison

It’s been over a week and we’re still dancing to Taylor Swift’s new single, Shake It Off. It’s poppy, it’s smart, it’s funny, it’s inspirational, and we sound great singing it alone in our car with the windows rolled up. Half-way down if we’re feeling bold. Swift continues to remind us to love ourselves and […]

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General

Superstitious People Are Dismembering Albinos in Tanzania

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Superstitious People Are Dismembering Albinos in Tanzania

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Why Did It Take the FBI 90 Days to Arrest a Would-Be Campus Shooter?

Posted August 28, 2014 by Daniel Stuckey

Why Did It Take the FBI 90 Days to Arrest a Would-Be Campus Shooter?

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Oh No She Didn’t! Karrueche Tran Throws Shade At Blue Ivy

Posted August 27, 2014 by Anonymous

The internet is in an uproar after Karrueche Tran made some not so nice comments about Blue Ivy Carter. Karrueche Tran, or as she is more commonly known as that other girl in the Chris Brown/Rihanna love triangle, made the not so wise choice of dissing the savior and light of the world, Blue Ivy […]

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General

Hello Kitty Is A Human Being But We Have Some Questions

Posted August 27, 2014 by Melody

STOP THE PRESSES: HELLO KITTY IS NOT ACTUALLY A KITTY. In an article published in the Los Angeles Times today, it was revealed that the beloved Japanese cartoon Hello Kitty is actually a human girl. Anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who is currently putting together a retrospective in Los Angeles says that she was corrected by […]

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Arctic

Ice not co-operating in search for lost Franklin Expedition

Posted August 27, 2014 by Chris Sorensen

The Victoria Strait is still clogged with ice, hampering efforts to solve a 170-year-old mystery

The post Ice not co-operating in search for lost Franklin Expedition appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

Grimes Is The Queen Of The Desert In Her New Music Video

Posted August 27, 2014 by Melody

We showed you a wicked preview of Grimes’ new music video Go last week and now we have the premiere of the full video! Go is an epic clip that finds the Canadian electro-pop star in the desert, on the beach and in the club that keeps in line with the wild cinematic videos she […]

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General

Stephen Colbert Changed His Show’s Opening Because Of Gwen Stefani

Posted August 27, 2014 by Melody

Gwen Stefani pulled a John Travolta at the Emmys on Monday night when she accidentally butchered the pronunciation of The Colbert Report, who won the award for Outstanding Variety Series. Colbert took note of this error and has now incorporated “Colbore” into the opening of his award-winning show. This is pretty epic:

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General

Farewell Chelsea Handler, You Will Be Missed

Posted August 27, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s a dark day for late night talk shows. The first lady of late night comedy ended her show Chelsea Lately last night after 7 years of being on the air. Chelsea Handler was much more than a comedian and host extraordinaire. She used her blunt humour and gives-no-f–k to call celebrities out. She asked […]

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General

See All The Hinjinks Behind The Scenes Of Marianas Trench’s Pop 101 Video Shoot

Posted August 27, 2014 by Melody

We absolutely love Marianas Trench’s latest music video for Pop 101 not only because it parodies so many of today’s pop clichés, but also because it just looks like the band had so much fun shooting it! In fact, we know the Canadian rockers had a blast on set because we were there to document […]

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General

Watch Homer Simpson Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted August 27, 2014 by Allison

Finding a celebrity that has yet to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is as difficult as finding meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. Even animated celebrities are getting in on the viral video craze, with Homer Simpson joining the cause to bring awareness and help raise money for ALS. Homer took the Ice Bucket […]

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General

Breaking News: Ariana Grande Doesn’t Always Grande Size at Starbucks

Posted August 27, 2014 by Jessica F

In an interview with noted legacy publication Time magazine, Ariana Grande revealed that she sometimes orders a Venti size drink at Starbucks, instead of a Grande. “Sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life,” she said. She also revealed that she is vegan and will only order […]

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General

Celebrations Begin as Hamas and Israel Reach Indefinite Ceasefire Agreement

Posted August 27, 2014 by Anonymous

Celebrations Begin as Hamas and Israel Reach Indefinite Ceasefire Agreement

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Events

Harvest Haus Oktoberfest is Coming to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, Oct. 2-5

Posted August 27, 2014 by Anonymous

Prepare to essen well and raise your beer stein with a rousing prost. Vancouver has a new way to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, which hosts annual the German-style Christmas Market. Harvest Haus Oktoberfest takes place ther…

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General

What Ferguson Police Really Got from the Pentagon’s 1033 Program

Posted August 26, 2014 by Anonymous

What Ferguson Police Really Got from the Pentagon’s 1033 Program

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Events

Vancouver Zombie Walk Returns September 6, 2014

Posted August 26, 2014 by Anonymous

We harp on about the zombie apocalypse fairly often on Kitsilano.ca, but this time, it’s for real. Vancouver Zombie Walk 2014 takes place September 6 this year from 4 to 6pm.  Thousands of Vancouverites in gory zombie garb infest the streets, creeping their way from Vancouver Art Gallery up Robson…
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Events

Kitsilano Store Opening: Movement Global

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

Movement Global, an eco-friendly women’s clothing store, has just opened in a cute little spot nestled into West 4th at Arbutus. Originally from Bowen Island, the brand has expanded now to include this city location. The shop itself is all white walls and distressed wood, with shelves overflowing with tops,…
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General

Libyan Islamist Militiamen Seized Tripoli Airport and Set Fire to It

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

Libyan Islamist Militiamen Seized Tripoli Airport and Set Fire to It

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General

Playtex Smart Acessories #MomTrust #Giveaway {CAN}

Posted August 25, 2014 by Angela @ Mommy Moment

New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.

Being a mom, I am always on the look out for products that make my life easier, or at least help me be more productive in a day.  Being a mom who has bottle fed both of my babies, I can appreciate Playtex smart line of accessories.  These smart products, definitely help save a few […]

The post Playtex Smart Acessories #MomTrust #Giveaway {CAN} appeared first on Mommy Moment.

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General

A Gay Teen’s Organ Donation Was Denied Because of His Sexual Orientation

Posted August 24, 2014 by Anonymous

A Gay Teen’s Organ Donation Was Denied Because of His Sexual Orientation

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Allan's Perspective

We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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