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Good news, bad news: New allies against ISIS and a wasteful stunt

Posted October 1, 2014 by macleans.ca

Freedom for satire, ebola’s approach, and other good or bad stories that caught our eye this week

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Ottawa to target ride-sharing service Uber with heavy fines

Posted October 1, 2014 by Postmedia News

City says ride-sharing app Uber isn’t following rules following Wednesday launch.

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16 Ways Baby One More Time Influenced Humanity

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

16 years. That’s right, 16 years ago a song was released that would forever change pop music and introduce the world to one of the greatest singers and performers of all time. Baby One More Time was so much more than a generic bubblegum pop song. It was an pop anthem and skyrocketed Britney Spears […]

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Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear This Month

Posted October 1, 2014 by Melody

Happy October, everyone! As we enter fall and we’re frantically looking for our jackets, our playlists are bound to change as much as the weather. Here are six albums we are dying to add to our collection this month. — Kiesza — Sound of a Woman (October 21) Kiesza has had quite a year so […]

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Crime

Anti-bullying curriculum introduced in Winnipeg will help save lives: mother

Posted October 1, 2014 by The Canadian Press

By Chinta Puxley WINNIPEG — A mother who says her daughter was driven to suicide by relentless cyberbullying says a new curriculum will help combat a lack of empathy shown by teens online and save young lives. Leah Parsons said […]

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Perry Bellegarde to run for AFN chief

Posted October 1, 2014 by Postmedia News

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde is expected to announce Wednesday his run for the leadership of the Ottawa-based Assembly of First Nations. Bellegarde almost became AFN chief five years ago, conceding to eventual winner Shawn Atleo after […]

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Africa

American Ebola patient had contact with children

Posted October 1, 2014 by Associated Press

DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, […]

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The Scariest Tales From The Simpsons’ Treehouse Of Horror

Posted October 1, 2014 by Melody

The Simpsons have never shied away from an absurd plot, but their annual Halloween Treehouse of Horror specials are where they take storytelling to the extreme. We don’t know about you, but there have been a fair share of spooky tales from those specials that still occasionally haunt us and give us nightmares. This October, […]

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Canadian Politics

Franklin ship Canada found is HMS Erebus: Harper

Posted October 1, 2014 by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The shipwreck found in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus, the vessel on which Sir John Franklin himself sailed — and may even have perished — in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who […]

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Crossing Lines

Posted October 1, 2014 by Laura Brown

I wrote a short horror story and submitted it to Tor just now. I feel kind of bold and yet full of doubt at the same time. The weird thing about writing it was the moment I felt myself cross the line from sanity into horror. There was a point in writing it where I […]

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John Mulaney Gives A Peek Behind The Scenes Of Bieber On SNL

Posted October 1, 2014 by Jessica F

John Mulaney is about to hit their big time with his new show Mulaney. The former Saturday Night Live writer and beloved stand-up comic now has his own show. But when he chatted with Paul F. Tompkins for his series Speakeasy John revealed a little behind the scenes anecdote about when Justin Bieber was a […]

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Target says it was “never our intent to offend” with sexist pjs

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Target says it was “never our intent to offend” with an overly gender-normative pair of pyjamas. But the University of Waterloo professor who snapped the offending onesies is “disappointed” with the “corporate-speak” response. Psychology professor Christine Robinson Logel snapped at […]

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Katy Perry Has A Pizza Party At a Club, Because Why Not?

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Katy Perry is a girl after my heart. What do you do when you’re partying at a super cool Las Vegas club and you’re undeniably hungry? Well if you’re Katy Perry you have a pizza party. At least that’s what she did on Friday while out partying. Katy treated her whole squad to an impromptu […]

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Live from Hong Kong

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Live from Hong Kong

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The Twilight Saga Is Coming Back. WHY?!

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s been two years since we last saw Bella, Edward, and their daughter Renesmee (still the worst name ever) live happily ever after in that little meadow in Forks. And now it seems that everyone’s favorite, or loathed depending on who you ask, vampires are back. I apologize to all those people who thought we’d […]

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Taylor Swift Spazzes Out While Ribbon Dancing

Posted October 1, 2014 by Melody

With Shake It Off, Taylor Swift has not only solidified herself as a pop force but also the worst dancer on Earth (and we say that as a compliment). Throughout the Behind The Scenes video series, we have gotten to know Taylor’s lack of rhythm pretty well, but we’re too busy being charmed by the […]

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Community’s Shirley Is Going To Sail The World With Levar Burton (Aka Leaving)

Posted September 30, 2014 by Jessica F

Yvette Nicole Brown, Shirley on Community, is leaving the hit show right before the show heads in to it’s third revamp. The sixth season of Community is set to air on Yahoo, without their sweet hearted, baking obsessed Christian. Throughout the past five seasons Shirley has opened a sandwich shop, reunited and split with her […]

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Someone Should Tell These Celebs That It’s Not Halloween Yet

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

Halloween is coming up real soon, but it looks like some celebs are a little too excited for the occasion. In fact, so excited that they perhaps walked out of their houses with their costumes on too soon. Take a look below and check out which celebs might have forgotten to take a look at […]

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Ed Sheeran Talks The Big “Don’t” Break-up And His New Talent

Posted September 30, 2014 by Jessica F

Leave it to our Liz Trinnear to get some interesting new info from everyone’s favourite British red head (unless you prefer Prince Harry) Ed Sheeran. When he came through town earlier this month, she got the all of the dish you want to know. Although we haven’t seen much of Ed in his music videos […]

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Events

5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Vancouver More Meaningful

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Thanksgiving 2014 falls on Monday, October 13. As much fun as it is to stockpile ingredients for the feast, it’s not all about the bird. Feeling blah about tweaking recipes and exalting the family’s wannabe chef? Here are 5 ways to imbue Thanksgiving with a little more meaning. 5 Ways…
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Be Part Of The Biggest Break-Up Tour And Dump Smoking Now!

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

We think it’s time to break things off and the Break It Off campaign is here to help! The Biggest Break-Up tour is making its way across Canada right now to encourage people to quit smoking. The roadshow is currently making stops in Ontario so take a look at the schedule below, visit the break-up […]

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Dallas Green and Pink’s You+Me Project Release ‘Capsize’ Lyric Video

Posted September 30, 2014 by Allison

Pink and Dallas Green’s surprise collaboration album rose ave has gone from secret project to three new singles in just two months. Announcing the new duo and album only a few weeks ago at the end of August, the famous solo acts, who are going by You + Me while working together, have already released […]

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Hong Kong’s Massive Pro-Democracy Demonstrations Are Only Expected to Grow

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Hong Kong’s Massive Pro-Democracy Demonstrations Are Only Expected to Grow

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Nicki Minaj Is Hosting The 2014 MTV EMAs

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

Nicki Minaj was all over this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, but she’s not done just yet. The Anaconda star will also be the host of the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland next month! The rapper announced the news today on Twitter and Instagram, saying: “So excited to announce that I will not […]

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Ed Sheeran Covers The Song You Will Be Listening To All Fall

Posted September 30, 2014 by Jessica F

Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” is quickly becoming a quiet hit of 2014. But now thanks to a cover by Ed Sheeran, it might get loud. Well loud-er. The original music video does have over 11 million views on YouTube. The gospel influenced song, originally performed by the Irishman Andrew Hozier Byrne, fits really well […]

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Jaden Smith Releases The Most Depressing Song Ever

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

I guess hanging out with Kylie Jenner and attending cool events isn’t as fun as I thought. Jaden Smith is one of this generation’s greatest philosophers. If you need any proof just check out his Twitter page. But now Jaden is adding new life to his poetic and philosophical tweets by adding it to music. […]

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Taylor Swift Had Another Secret Listening Party

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Taylor Swift really knows how to make me jealous. I had almost recovered from the news of Taylor’s secret listening party with fans last week. I’ve accepted that I wasn’t one of the few chosen ones who not only got to listen to Taylor’s new album a month before it’s release, but also got to […]

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Another Reason Why We Miss Broad City: Their Super Weird Skype Chats

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

Broad City isn’t going to be back till January, but our fave BFFs Abbi and Ilana have been releasing little “hacks” for our viewing pleasure to satisfy our Broad City needs for now. Today, we get a glimpse into one of their beloved Skype chats where Abbi and Ilana get high, talk about the Theatre […]

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The Best Performances At This Year’s iTunes Festival

Posted September 30, 2014 by Melody

The iTunes Festival returned for its eighth year and for the month of September, Apple not only provided us with a new U2 album, but also a month’s worth of spectacular musical performances. This year’s festivities took place at London’s Roundhouse and included a wide array of artists from Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris to Mary […]

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Paramilitaries Are Eradicating California’s Illegal Marijuana Farms

Posted September 30, 2014 by Anonymous

Paramilitaries Are Eradicating California’s Illegal Marijuana Farms

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The CRTC’s Right to Forget: Regulator to Ignore Netflix and Google TalkTV Submissions

Posted September 30, 2014 by Michael Geist

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission backed down in its public spat with Netflix and Google yesterday, releasing public letters advising the two Internet giants that without the supporting evidence it was seeking, the CRTC will remove all Netflix and Google materials (including submitted documents and transcripts) from the public record. The Commission emphasized that it maintains the power under Section 16 of the Broadcasting Act to require disclosure of information and that participants cannot pick and choose the parts of the regulatory process they participate in. Yet rather than enforce that power, it has decided not to fight the Netflix and Google refusal to disclose information, instead opting for a regulatory right to forget.

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Uber Ride-Sharing App Pushing to Get Back on Vancouver Roads

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anonymous

The popular ride-sharing app Uber was driven out of Vancouver in 2012 by the provincial Transportation Board. The regulator requested the company apply for a limousine licence, which requires consumers to spend a minimum of $75 per trip. But now, there are rumours the ride share service that’s gaining popularity…
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3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

Posted September 27, 2014 by Anonymous

Now that it’s fall, you might need an excuse to get outside, so why not view some open houses in Kitsilano. Grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy a walk through the neighbourhood.  There are lots of open houses this weekend. Take a look at a full list here: http://livekitsilano.com/open-houses/. And…
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Back in routine with the help of Best Buy Mobile [Giveaway]

Posted September 27, 2014 by Jody @ Mommy Moment

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

For many of us, it is that time of year again where life has more structure.  Sleeping in has turned into life with an alarm clock, lunch time has gone from 12ish to 12 exactly and late nights with friends are now reserved for the weekend so we can all get to bed at a […]

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Giveaways Ending Soon

Posted September 27, 2014 by Angela @ Mommy Moment

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

This weekend on Mommy Moment, there is only 1 giveaway ending to tell you about.  Here is your chance to get your last minute entries in to win a $50 gift card to spend on Carter’s/Oshkosh clothing.  I don’t know about you, but my kids are forever growing!! Carter’s/OshKosh $50 Card Giveaway – Ends September 28 […]

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Believe Me: Nick Offerman, Lacrae Cannot Save its Satirical Soul

Posted September 26, 2014 by Kenny Miles

  Sam (Alex Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic, handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his…

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Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, And These Guys Are Risking Their Lives to Document It

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, And These Guys Are Risking Their Lives to Document It

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Review: Equalizer

Posted September 26, 2014 by Anonymous

  Synopsis: A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl…

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Twenty-Four Hours with Al Gore at His Climate Change Variety Show

Posted September 25, 2014 by Brian Merchant

Twenty-Four Hours with Al Gore at His Climate Change Variety Show

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