Saturday, January 31, 2015

Alberta | GardaWorld offering $100,000 for info on theft

The Canadian Press
Security company GardaWorld is offering $100,000 to anyone with information about the latest in a string of attacks against its agents in Quebec.

Two masked men tied up two GardaWorld employees Thursday night at a Royal Bank of Canada branch in Montreal and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Thursday’s theft was the fifth time in the past several months that Garda employees had been targeted while collecting money from financial institutions in the Montreal area.

In December thieves stole a Garda armoured vehicle parked outside a bank in Montreal while agents were inside the branch.

Earlier in 2014 a Garda agent shot and killed a suspect on Montreal’s South Shore as he allegedly tried to steal money from a Garda vehicle.

Wounded Police Officer David Wynn Dies From His Injuries In Hospital

RCMP Const. David Wynn has died in hospital after being shot while attending a call in St. Alberta, Alta
The Canadian Press
RCMP say an officer who died Wednesday was being proactive in a stolen truck investigation when he and another officer were shot inside a casino.

Const. David Matthew Wynn should be remembered as a great police officer and citizen, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand told reporters after it was announced that the 42-year-old had died in hospital.

Degrand said Wynn was taking the initiative during the slow early morning hours last Saturday, checking out vehicle licence plates in the parking lot of the Apex Casino in St. Albert, a bedroom community north of Edmonton.

Serena Williams Wins Sixth Australian Open Title

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to win the Australian Open title. It is her sixth Australian Open title and her 19th grand slam title. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Forreal? Lie Witness News Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Edition!

Is this real or made-up? Jimmy Kimmel late night crew went in the streets to ask pedestrians on what they thought of Martin Luther King supposed speech on Martin Luther King Day.

'In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we went out on the street and asked 14 people if they saw the speech Dr. King gave that morning. Seven of them said they had. We present to you perhaps the most disturbing edition ever of #LieWitnessNews'. Watch video below after the cut

Two Canadians set to marry 20 years after meeting as ring-bearer and flower girl

Recently, a former flower girl and ring-bearer were married in Minnesota 20 years after their first wedding experience.

Now Canada is about to get its own couple whose wedding will be their second trip down the aisle.

Engaged couple Misty Moneo and Spencer Pennington, both from Assiniboia, Sask., are in the process of planning their wedding. They’ll tell you that inklings of their romantic relationship began when the two were in the fifth grade.

"We were making Christmas decorations for the door decorating contest and he literally came up to me and said, 'I have a confession to make: I really like you,'" says Moneo.

The couple eventually began dating in 2006, when they were in Grade 10 – but they first shared the big day together more than two decades ago at Pennington’s aunt’s wedding.

Winnipeg Tagged The Most Racist City In Canada

Maclean’s magazine calls Winnipeg the country’s “most racist” city in its latest edition.

In an interview on the magazine’s associate editor Nancy Macdonald said the magazine started looking at racism felt by Winnipeg’s aboriginal community after the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was found in the Red River in the summer.

“It was an atrocious story and it hit home in Winnipeg in a way that I’ve never seen before with a murder of a young aboriginal person,” explained Macdonald.

McDonald said the article, which hits newsstands today, includes accounts of aboriginal people in Winnipeg who say they experience racism every day.

Russell Peters: God loves Africans way more than Asians

Monday, January 26, 2015

Parents Murderer, Jennifer Pan Sentenced To Life In Prison With No Parole

Paola Loriggio The Canadian PressA Toronto-area woman committed an “unfathomable” betrayal by arranging to have her parents killed in their own home over their strict parenting style, an Ontario judge said Friday in sentencing her to life in prison.

Jennifer Pan, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder last month in the Nov. 8, 2010 attack that killed her mother, Bieh Ha Pan, and left her father, Hann Pan, with a serious head wound.

Her three co-accused — Lenford Crawford, David Mylvaganam and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Daniel Wong — were also found guilty of the same charges.

Deplorable State Of Survival In Nunavut As Food Program Flops

Nunavut Food Security
Israel Mablick, an Inuk father of five who can’t afford food to feed his family, looks shows the sparse selection inside his fridge. CP
Steve Rennie  The Canadian Press
Israel Mablick opens the door of his refrigerator and takes stock of its meagre offerings.

“This is all we have for food,” he says, gesturing to the mostly empty shelves.

There is a small pot of leftover seal meat on the second shelf, next to a tub of margarine and a couple of slices of bread. There’s juice, a bag of milk, some water and a carton of eggs, plus condiments and a small bag of shredded cheese.

In his freezer, there are a few bags of frozen vegetables next to a carton of Chapman’s ice cream. Two cereal boxes — Corn Pops and Corn Flakes — are the only items in one of his cupboards.

“That’s all we have,” Mablick says, “and there’s six kids.”

The 36-year-old Inuit man shares a small, two-bedroom Iqaluit apartment with his wife and their five kids, his mother, his sister and his young nephew. His is the face of hunger in Nunavut, the bare cupboards and empty fridge emblematic of a long-standing problem that even today’s government programs don’t address.

The federal government’s $60-million food subsidy, Nutrition North, is only the latest of the proposed solutions that has stumbled under mismanagement and the enormity of the hunger problem.

First of Three Avatar Sequel Pushed Back to 2017, James Cameron Says


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Director James Cameron announced the news

The first of three planned Avatar sequels has been pushed back to late 2017, according to director James Cameron.

The film was most recently expected to open in 2016, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but Cameron says that date was somewhat ambitious, as writing all the follow-up films at once has been “very involved.”

Canadian troops shot back in firefight with ISIS in Iraq

Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Brigadier-General Michael Rouleau speaks during a technical briefing Monday January 19, 2015 in Ottawa. CP
Murray Brewster The Canadian PressCanadian troops exchanged fire with Islamic State extremists during a recent battlefield planning exercise in Iraq, the military revealed on Monday.

It also acknowledged its soldiers have helped Kurdish forces by directing coalition air strikes.

The officer in charge of the elite special forces, which has been advising local forces in northern Iraq since September, denied that these events represent an escalation of Canada’s involvement.

“The situation is a lot more nuanced than just saying, if you exchange fire with a belligerent force then all of sudden it’s a combat mission,” said Brig.-Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command.

Media Outrage as Miss Columbia wins Miss Universe Pageant


The 2014 Miss Universe pageant held yesterday‎ Jan. 25 in Miami Florida. 22yr old Miss Columbia, Paulina Vega won the pageant and there was serious outrage not only at the event but also on twitter.

Apparently Miss Jamaica - Kaci Fennell (right) was too beautiful not to have won. She's really pretty but judges know best. See photos of the contestants after the cut

Civil groups sue federal government over solitary confinement

Josh Paterson of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association addresses a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Geordon Omand The Canadian Press
There were times when Lee Chapelle considered running headfirst into his cell wall to knock himself unconscious, just to escape his own thoughts.

The former inmate spoke solemnly about the two years he spent on and off in solitary confinement over the course of his 20-year aggregate sentence, beginning in 1986.

“It’s hard to comprehend,” said the 47-year-old Ottawa-area man, who faced more than 100 mostly theft and break-and-enter convictions, about his time in segregation.

On Monday, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society of Canada launched a lawsuit against the federal government for the use of administrative segregation in Canadian prisons, saying the practice violates prisoners’ charter rights to life, liberty and security of the person.

Smh! Mom Works 2 Jobs To Support Her 32-Year-Old Son Who's A Drug Addict!

Oddities! Woman turns 40, had no man...and decided to marry herself.

Yasmin Eleby from Houston, Texas promised herself when she was much younger that if she hit 40 and wasn't married, she would marry herself. And so when she hit 40 recently and wasn't married and didn't even have a man, she kept that promise to herself. Yasmin threw herself a full wedding, complete with a candlelit ceremony.

She had her mum walk her down the aisle, and had her sister who is a minster, help her say vows, in a spiritual ceremony - because you can't legally marry yourself in America. Her other three sisters were her bridesmaid and her friends attended. The wedding took place at Huston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), on Saturday, January 3, 2015. See the photos after the cut...

New Study Shows Black Women Are More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer

Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press
Race may influence whether women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive, suggests a new study which found black women are more likely to die even when their tumours are found when they are small and theoretically easier to treat.

The study, which is based on U.S. data, said that even when breast cancer is diagnosed at Stage 1, black women have a higher risk of dying than women of Japanese ethnicity or white women.

Senior author Dr. Steven Narod said it had long been thought differences in outcomes between white and black women with breast cancer related to access to quality health care in the United States, where before the Affordable Care Act came into effect more black women may have been without health insurance.

But he said that by mining a large U.S. database that registers breast cancer cases by stage at diagnosis, income status, race and ethnicity, he and his colleagues concluded that isn't the case.

"The assumption that we're going to eliminate differences in cancer outcomes by eliminating differences in health care is not that well founded," said Narod, a leading breast cancer researcher who is based at Toronto's Women's College Hospital.

"There may be intrinsic biological differences that account for some of the differences in outcomes that cannot be eliminated."

Narod said he thinks similar results would be seen if a matching study was done in Canada, but without doing the work he cannot be sure.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

President Obama Was Interviewed by YouTube Personalities and Given a Gift for his ‘First’ Wife

Quebec Town Terrasse-Vaudreuil Perplexed By ISIS Cyberattack

terrasse vaudreuil hacked

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours, The Canadian Press
A small Quebec town is wondering why it found itself the target of an Islamic extremist group's cyberattack after the municipality's website was compromised for about a dozen hours.

The home page for Terrasse-Vaudreuil, a municipality of about 2,000 residents just west of Montreal, was hacked Thursday evening by a group calling itself MECA, the Middle East Cyber Army.

The web page displayed a message praising Islam and made reference to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris earlier this month.

Experts said there have been hundreds of cyberattacks in recent days, targeting sites that have vulnerable security.

Miss Canada ‘sticks’ out at Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner participates in Miss Universe, as seen in her swimsuit and during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla.
Torstar News Service
Canada’s Miss Universe contestant found a way to stick out from the competition, quite literally, during Wednesday night’s national costume round.

In homage to her country’s national sport, Chanel Beckenlehner, 26, marched onstage in a bedazzled hockey uniform, complete with hockey sticks arranged in the likeness of peacock feathers.

The Caledon, Ont., native also wore knee-high skates and a skirt made of netting. A Stanley Cup was perched atop her massive white wig, while a scoreboard flashed behind her head.

Other over-the-top examples included Miss Great Britain’s Queen’s Guard outfit.

The contest, currently underway in Doral, Fla., will crown a winner Sunday night.

New Trials of ZMapp, Ebola vaccine start soon

Helen Branswell The Canadian PressClinical trials designed to show whether two Ebola vaccines and the Ebola therapy ZMapp actually work will begin within the next two to three weeks, American officials designing the studies said Thursday.

But falling case counts in the three West African countries where the outbreak has raged are forcing some modification of the vaccine trial designs — and potentially lowering expectations of what they will be able to achieve, the officials acknowledged.

The largest of the planned vaccine trials — expected to begin within the next two weeks in Liberia — may be expanded into Sierra Leone, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Guantanamo Bay Felon Omar Khadr seeks bail pending US appeal

Colin Perkel  The Canadian PressFormer Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is seeking bail pending disposition of his appeal in the United States against his disputed conviction for war crimes.

The bail hearing, set for March 24, would be Khadr’s first attempt at freedom since his return from a notorious U.S. prison in Cuba where he was held for eight years.

If successful, Khadr would live with his other Canadian lawyer, Dennis Edney, and go to school.

“It’s becoming clearer and clearer in the United States from recent cases that Omar’s convictions are invalid,” his lawyer, Nate Whitling, said from Edmonton on Friday.

ISIS Publishes Its Sharia Law For ‘Citizens’

Back on the ground, men accused of banditry hung from the crosses in agony as their wrists were tightly bound with yellow and green ribbon
Please read some of the new update to the Sharia law published by ISIS for its citizens, the law covers punishment on drinking alcohol, adultery, gay and theft.

  • Islamic State has published a list of punishments ranging from 80 lashes for drinking alcohol and losing a hand for theft, to death for committing blasphemy.
  • The Sharia code of conduct will be enforced in areas under its control which now covers large swathes of Iraq and Syria.
  • Those who commit adultery will be stoned to death if the adulterer was married and lashed 100 times and exiled if he or she was unmarried.
  • Those engaged in sodomy (homosexuality) will be sentenced to death, along with those who 'spy for the unbelievers'.
  • Those who steal 'as part of banditry' will have their right hand and left leg cut off, and the punishment for terrorising people is exile.

New Document Shows Canadians Crying 'Fowl' Over Lack of Ethnic Chicken

Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press
Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released document shows.
"Concerns about the availability of ethnic chicken have largely focused on supplies of specialty birds (e.g. chicken from the Silkie and Taiwanese breeds), kosher and Hong Kong chicken," the document says.
The Canadian Press obtained the four-page document under the Access to Information Act.
It says complaints flooded Ritz's office after the May 2013 closure of Toronto-based Chai Poultry, one of Canada's two suppliers of kosher chicken.
Chai Poultry sold its quota of chicken allocation to a halal processing plant based in the southern Ontario of town of Milton.

Photos! Incredible moment UK man in suit takes on thief with a machete on London street

The shocking pictures above taken by a member of the public shows the moment a suited City worker attempted to tackle a machete-wielding robber to the ground. Pedestrians looked on in horror as three masked raiders smashed their way into Carr Watches and Diamonds near Liverpool Street station in central London during a daytime robbery yesterday Jan. 22nd.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Canadians Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil win at Australian Open

Milos Raonic fires a serve to Donald Young en route to a second round win at the Australian Open in Melbourne. AP
Bill Scott The Canadian Press
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard had to battle in the opening set, but she hit her winning stride in the second to defeat Caroline Garcia of France 7-5, 6-0 on Friday for a place in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The seventh seed from Westmount, Que., will next play the unseeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania (42nd), who beat Germany’s Carina Witthoeft (104th) 6-4, 6-4 later Friday.

Bouchard made her breakthrough in Melbourne a year ago, reaching her first Grand Slam semifinal and duplicating that showing four months later in Paris before playing the Wimbledon final.

The 20-year-old’s win over the 36th-ranked Garcia made amends for a loss to the French player last year in Acapulco.

Patriots QB "Tom Brady" Responds To The Accusations Of Cheating By Deflating Footballs!

PHOTO: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game, Jan. 22, 2015, in Foxboro, Mass.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said today he "didn't alter the ball in any way" following accusations that the team used under-inflated footballs during its win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

"I have no knowledge of anything," Brady, a three-time Super Bowl winner, said today during a news conference. "I was as surprised as anybody when I heard Monday morning that this happened."

"I choose the balls I want to use for the game," Brady said. "That's what I expect to go out on the playing field with." See video below:

Wait For It! Comedy Central To Roast Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber will be the target of barbs for the next Comedy Central roast/ Zacharie Scheurer
The Canadian Press
Fire up the coals — Justin Bieber is going on the spit.

Comedy Central says the Canadian pop sensation will be the focus of its annual televised roast, in which panellists skewer a featured celebrity with biting remarks.

The “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” will tape in Los Angeles.

No air date has been set.

Previous roastees have included James Franco, David Hasselhoff and Canadians William Shatner and Pamela Anderson.

In a statement, Comedy Central says the Stratford, Ont., singer has been asking the network “for a few years to roast him.”

The station says it “kept telling him to go create more source material first” and it’s “thrilled he listened.”

World Oil Prices Rise On Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's Death

By Jonathan Fahey And Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press
Oil prices rose on news of the death of Saudi Arabia's powerful King Abdullah, but the increase is likely to be short-lived without a cut in the kingdom's immense crude production.

The benchmark U.S. crude futures contract was up 71 cents to $47.02 a barrel at 0725 GMT on Friday. Brent crude, an international benchmark, was up 92 cents to $49.42 a barrel.

The small rise reflects added uncertainty about Saudi oil policy because the country's new absolute monarch, Abdullah's 79-year-old half brother Prince Salman, is in poor health.

"It is necessary to stay watchful about Saudi politics," said Oh Jeong-seok, head of commodity markets at state-run Korea Center for International Finance. "As he is nearly 80 years old and his health isn't in good condition, that itself is uncertain. The price of oil goes up when there is an uncertainty."

Businessnews! Target Canada owes more than $5B to creditors

Shoppers enter a Target store in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. CP
Torstar News Service
Target Canada owes money to nearly 1,800 businesses around the world, from India to Shanghai and Brampton to Winnipeg.

The list runs 44 typed pages. It includes 3greenmoms, makers of eco-friendly sandwich bags in Potomac, MD ($3,751); 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in Toronto ($3.7 million) and the Banhat Rattan Bamboo Co-operative in Ho Chi Minh City ($1,596).

It owes $1,926 to the Retail Council of Canada and $433,248 to Roots Canada Ltd. Roots was behind the popular Beaver Canoe line of goods tailor-made for Target Canada.

It owes Revenue Quebec $6.529 million. It owes more than $12 million to the Canada Revenue Agency.

“Did I see this coming? No,” said Jennifer Carlson, founder, Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., an Edmonton-based company owed $62,701.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two yr old shoots himself dead with dad's gun inside family car

Two yr old Kaleb Ahles shot himself dead with his father's gun which he found in the glove compartment of their family car. The sad incident happened yesterday January 21st . The mum told Florida police that she and Kaleb's dad had been moving out of their home is Eastlake Florida and had left Kaleb inside the car briefly to pick some things when they heard a loud bang from inside the car.

They ran to the car to find the toddler had mistakenly shot himself in the chest with a .380 calibre loaded handgun. The parents said they began performing CPR but he was pronounced dead after arriving at a local hospital.

Not Surprising! Vancouver ranked No. 2 globally for unaffordable homes

Vancouver's housing market 2nd most unaffordable in the world

Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press 
Vancouver is the second most unaffordable housing market in the world after Hong Kong, according to a new study of major property markets.

That could spell trouble for homeowners if mortgage rates rise, economists say.

"Given how high house prices are relative to household incomes, you'd only have to see a moderate increase in mortgage rates to have a really huge hit to affordability," said David Madani, Canada economist at Capital Economics.

The annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranks real estate markets in Canada, the United States, Australia, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Quebec Shooting: Richard Henry Bain given last chance to find lawyer

Police and fireman work at the rear of an auditorium where a gunman shot and killed at least one person during the PQ victory rally on September 5, 2012, in Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press
Sidhartha Banerjee The Canadian Press
The man charged with first-degree murder in Quebec’s 2012 election shooting has been given one last chance to find himself a lawyer ahead of his trial.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer authorized a 30-day delay in the case Monday to allow Richard Henry Bain to undergo a court-ordered evaluation that should take place next week.

The judge ordered Bain, 64, to find an attorney before the case resumes Feb. 20.

Bain is also charged with two counts of attempted murder stemming from an attack outside a downtown Montreal club where then-PQ leader Pauline Marois was toasting her party’s election victory on Sept. 4, 2012.

Justin Bieber Calvin Klein Ad Broke Internet 5 Times More Than Kim Kardashian Paper Cover

Canadian pop sensation, Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein shoot gets 5 times more social media mentions than Kim's Paper cover. The pop star's recent Calvin Klein campaign boosted the brand's social media credentials immensely, according to UK Daily Mail.
According to WWD, the designer brand has amassed 3.6 million followers across its social media channels ever since Justin - alongside Lara Stone - was unveiled as the face of its Spring campaign.
If that wasn't enough, the campaign's hashtag #mycalvins generated 1.6 million Twitter mentions in the first 48 hours; that's five times the amount of #breaktheinternet mentions that Kim Kardashian and her bare derriere accumulated for Paper Magazine.

University of Dalhousie student suspended for Facebook posts he hadn't seen

Alison Auld, The Canadian Press
A dentistry student who was part of a Facebook page that contained sexually violent content about female classmates was suspended largely because he clicked the "Like" button on one suggestive photograph, his lawyers said Wednesday.

Sarah MacIntosh said she was surprised to learn that her client, Ryan Millet, was penalized for that single action and his membership in a now notorious Facebook group linked to Dalhousie University's fourth-year dentistry class.

MacIntosh told a news conference that Dalhousie University concluded Millet was guilty of "blatant unprofessionalism" and, as a result, suspended his clinic privileges earlier this month based on six specific posts made in the Facebook group.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seth Rogen Took To Twitter To Clear The Air On His Controversial ‘American Sniper’ Comments

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Visit POPSUGAR To Promote The Interview
Seth Rogen/Getty
Canadian actor and comedian Seth Rogen took to twitter to explain his controversial ‘American Sniper’ comments. In a followup to yesterday’s story about Seth Rogen’s comments about American Sniper — namely how the movie reminded him of the fake Nazi propaganda film in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. He took to twitter to clear the air after backlash from media;

Chinese sales reps who missed targets forced to kneel on public bridge and chant 'We are sorry'

Shamed: The sales reps for the unknown company are made to apologize.
Yahoo UK - Shamed: The sales reps for the unknown company are made to apologize.
For most sales people, failing to beat their targets might mean a private dressing down from the boss or missing out on a bonus.
But these shamed execs in China were publicly humiliated for missing their targets – by being forced to kneel on a bridge and chant how sorry they were.
Pedestrians who were using a busy crossover in the city of Xiamen, the capital of south-eastern China’s Fujian Province, were stunned to see the men and women in suits on their knees with messages in front of them detailing their name, age, and exactly what it was that they had done to bring such shame on themselves.
One, named as Zhen Liu, 43, had the handwritten message on the ground in front of him saying: "I failed to beat my sales targets."

FIFA World Player Ronaldo dumps model girlfriend because she snubbed his mom's surprise 60th birthday party

Cristiano Ronaldo dumped his model girlfriend – after she apparently refused to attend a surprise birthday celebration for his mum.

The football superstar, 29, spent New Year’s Eve alone with his son when Irina Shayk decided not to attend the 60th birthday party, it was claimed today .

The couple rowed and the former Manchester United star – this week voted the best player in the world – decided to end his romance with the Russian beauty.

Her relationship with his mum Dolores Aveiro and sisters Elma and Katia was at the centre of tensions, according to reports in Portugal.

UK Mirror

Wow! Convicted Sexual Predator Gets Re-Elected From Jail!

It’s not every day that a politician with a county jail-issued ankle monitor accused of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary campaigns for re-election, and wins. But that’s exactly what happened Tuesday in the Richmond, Va., suburb of Henrico County, where Joseph Morrissey snagged 42 percent of the vote to win re-election to the state’s House of Delegates, all while serving out a six-month jail sentence, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reported. And he did it while running as an independent.

Canadian Cancer stricken military denied disability claim over exposure to depleted uranium

A cancer-stricken warrant officer who served with the Canadian military for nearly three decades is facing a long appeal process after Veterans Affairs denied his application for disability compensation.

Alain Vachon of Calgary spent 27 years in military service, which included deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bosnia and Kosovo, among other places. For the past two years, he has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.

Vachon believes his exposure to depleted uranium at Camp Doha in Kuwait caused his illness.

Ten parenting mistakes and how to prevent them

10 Parenting Mistakes That Are Easily Avoidable
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Tara Kennedy-Kline | Yahoo!
We hear it over and over again; every book, article and TV show confirms it: parenting is the hardest job on the planet. But is it really? Is raising a happy, healthy, well-behaved child truly more difficult than rocket science? Should it truly require a Ph.D or are we—as parents—looking to get off the hook for being judged for our mistakes? I tend to believe it’s more about the latter

10. You decide on a parenting “style” before your child is born and tell everyone how perfectly you will execute it. Talk about being destined to fail! Making a decision that huge before getting to know your child’s patterns will undoubtedly sabotage your every plan. The mother who intends to breastfeed exclusively will have a child with an allergy to nipples and the mom who is confident that corporal punishment is the only way, will give birth to a child who is hypersensitive to touch. Learn your child before you choose your lessons. And, if necessary, decide to adopt a parenting “mindset” rather than a style.

9. You don’t allow your children to play and explore. Children learn through play, and play includes struggling, making mistakes and even getting some bumps and bruises along the way. If we are constantly guarding, guiding and correcting their playtime, they will be afraid to try new things and, more importantly, they will not learn how to correct or soothe themselves.

New Brunswick Opens First Medical Marijuana Vapour Room To Serve Veterans

A marijuana vaporizer is demonstrated during the Champs Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. New Brunswick's first medical marijuana vapour room has opened in Oromocto, just down the road from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. | Bloomberg via Getty Images
New Brunswick's first medical marijuana vapour room has opened in Oromocto, just down the road from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

Marijuana For Trauma Inc. has expanded its Restigouche Road facility to include the new room, saying it is a necessary support for Canadian Forces veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The vapour room will allow those who pay a $5 annual membership fee to try out different machines to vaporize their prescribed marijuana.

Watch Run The Jewels Duo - Killer Mike and El-P Offer Dating Tips To Teen Girls

Killer Mike and El-P, a.k.a. Run the Jewels, took part in Rookie’s Ask a Grown Man series, where teen girls ask adult fellas questions about love and life, and it’s amazingly not as creepy as it sounds. But the duo responds to teenage girls on how run a successful love life. Watch video after cut

Beijing Received More Than 30,000 Applications For Right To Birth Second Child In One Year

Couples In Beijing Apply For Right To Birth Second Child. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning said on Tuesday.

 that more than 30,000 Beijing couples have applied to have second child since the capital eased its one-child policy in February 2014.

Zhong Dongbo, the Deputy Head of the Commission, said in Beijing that out of the 30,305 applicants, 28,778 had been approved.

President Obama In New #Stateoftheunion Address Vows Equality Over Hostility

Barack Obama sought to rally a hostile Congress behind an uncompromising vision of a more equal America on Wednesday in a State of the Union address remarkable for its broad appeal for national unity – if rather less memorable for its new policy proposals. President affirms ‘We are still one people’ in speech aiming to appeal to divided Congress with persistent vision for American middle class. Watch full video below;

British Woman fakes own DEATH to get out of dating man she met online

Ann pretended to be her sister and sent a text pretending she was ill

According to the UK Mirror, 29-year-old Ann-Marie Gray faked her own death to avoid seeing a man she had decided wasn't Mr. Right.

After a third date with the poor fellow whom she had met on an online dating site, Gray decided that she didn't want to see him again. But when she tried to let him down gently, he didn't get the hint.

Even when she flat-out told him it wasn't working, he persisted.

"He continued to message me and the day came when he sent one stating 'I think we need to have a date tonight! I will be around your house in 30 minutes.'"

Taking matters into her own hands, the quick-thinking Gray responded:

Shocking! Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest down to 0.75% from 1% amidst oil price slip

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz waves as he waits to appear at the Commons finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON Tuesday November 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
 Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz waves as he waits to appear at the Commons finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON Tuesday November 4, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press
 The looming threat of sliding oil prices forced the Bank of Canada to drop its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday, a surprising move that shows just how much the country's economic outlook has soured in a matter of months.
The central bank, which nudged its key rate down to 0.75 per cent from one per cent, said the rapid oil-price collapse has created many unknowns around economic growth in the oil-exporting nation.
Until the effects of oil's late-2014 tailspin started to trickle through, Canada appeared to be on the cusp of a promising post-recession rebound — and inching closer to a rate hike.
"The drop in oil prices is unambiguously negative for the Canadian economy," governor Stephen Poloz said.
"Canada's income from oil exports will be reduced, and investment and employment in the energy sector are already being cut."

Last Interview American Sniper Chris Kyle Gave On Conan Before His Unfortunate Assassination

ThisHappened! Watch Out Of Control NBA Ref Yell ‘Boom’ As He ‘T’s’ Up A Player

During yesterday’s Nebraska-Minnesota, Tom Eades, one of the more out of control refs in CBB gave Shavon Shields a technical foul while yelling BOOM in the process. See vine below;

Backlash On University of Moncton Sexy Recruitment Ad! Not Going Well With Canadian Professors

There is a particular scene in the university of Moncton recruitment Ad which shows a pair of students making out in the school's library. The students are divided over the campaign and so are the professors not feeling the Ad snippet.

Marie-Noëlle Ryan, the president of the university’s professors’ and librarians’ association, calls the video “pathetic.”

​”It’s the way it’s like selling the university, like it’s a beer product,” Ryan said.

“And it’s not that way that you will recruit serious students and people who really want to learn and have good diplomas.” 

Public Utility Eh! Reality TV Star, Claudia Jordan Shocking List of Celeb Men She Had Sex With

Claudia Jordan, reality TV personality and Real Housewives of Atlanta star definitely has to answer to this rumor or offer some clarity to the degree of genuity. Some mischievous 'person'(s) yesterday released a list of her alleged sexual conquests and the list is making its way around the internet. They alleged that the 41 year old even slept with some of these celebrity men when they were married. Could this be true or made up? Lets wait from a reaction from camp, see more list below