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Canadian News

Titan the husky reunited with owners after surviving 100 pellet shots

Titan the husky reunited with owners after surviving 100 pellet shotsTitan, the husky found riddled with buckshot last month, has been reunited with his rightful owners.


Photos raise question about former archbishop's sex assault conviction: lawyer

Manitoba Law Court building is pictured in Winnipeg, on August 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John WoodsWINNIPEG - The lawyer for a former archbishop found guilty of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s says Manitoba's highest court should consider fresh evidence and overturn the verdict.


Murray River rink financial aid 'priority,' says Ron MacKinley

Murray River rink financial aid 'priority,' says Ron MacKinleyThe P.E.I. government will be providing financial help to the Northumberland Arena in Murray River, says Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley. MacKinley said he heard a CBC News report this week about the compressor at the rink breaking down. "I played hockey in Murray River years ago and I know how important hockey is to rural communities," said MacKinley.


Government hoping for modest increase in immigration levels next year

New Canadians take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Dartmouth on October 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew VaughanOTTAWA - Economic immigrants will continue to make up a growing share of new arrivals in Canada next year as the government keeps an eye on plugging labour gaps.


UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

The falling price of Facebook's stock is seen on a screen reflected in the window of the Nasdaq building in New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook shares did not entitle the Swiss bank to arbitration, in its effort to recoup more than $350 million of losses. ...


Business

TSX jumps on BOJ stimulus move; gold miners dive

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange stock information is seen in TorontoBy John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index advanced on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by increasing stimulus measures, helping drive gains in most major sectors. The Japanese central bank expanded its massive stimulus spending in an admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April. The move fueled a surge in the U.S. dollar , sending the bullion price tumbling. Shares of gold miners dived yet again, slumping to their lowest in about 13 years. ...


Canada budget gap narrows in August

Canada's PM Harper speaks at the Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in front of an audience of school children in VaughanOTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's federal budget deficit declined to C$316 million ($280 million) in August from C$2.04 billion in the same month a year earlier, Department of Finance figures showed on Friday. For the first five months of the fiscal year, April through August, the deficit fell to C$1.12 billion from C$6.58 billion in the same period last year. ...


Canada GDP in August registers first fall since December

Construction workers work on building new homes in Calgary, AlbertaOTTAWA (Reuters) - A drop in oil and gas output affected by maintenance, combined with a fall in manufacturing, helped push the Canadian economy in August to its first decline since December, Statistics Canada reported on Friday. The 0.1 percent fall in real gross domestic product came on the heels of no increase in July. If September stays at August's level, the third quarter will nonetheless show 1.4 percent annualized growth over the second quarter, which had benefited from substantial monthly rises in May and June. The Bank of Canada last week estimated 2.3 percent third-quarter growth. ...


Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves

Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas and chant slogans to mark the one-month anniversary of the Occupy civil disobedience movement at Mongkok in Hong KongBy Anne Marie Roantree and Lisa Jucca HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong Kong's policy-making Executive Council, chairwoman of the city's Financial Services Development Council and a member of China's parliament, was quoted as making the comments at an event in Paris. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. ...


UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

The falling price of Facebook's stock is seen on a screen reflected in the window of the Nasdaq building in New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook shares did not entitle the Swiss bank to arbitration, in its effort to recoup more than $350 million of losses. ...


Weight Loss

'Masterchef Junior' talent level even higher than last season, says judge

TORONTO - If you were blown away watching the kid contestants on the inaugural run of "Masterchef Junior" just wait for Season Two, says judge Graham Elliot.

Corsets Are Making a Comeback: What You Need to Know

To the ways you can attempt to whittle your waist — Slim-Fast, side planks — add one more: Corset training.

Remedy or ripoff? 5 things to watch out for

Diet PillsWith hundreds of natural-sounding treatments on store shelves vying for our attention, it’s hard to know what works. CBC's Marketplace looked at four popular treatments, a detox cleanse, an anti-aging skin cream, a popular cold remedy and a diet treatment and tested the promises they make. While this can sound like a product gets the scientific stamp of approval, it’s worth giving this label a second glance, Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist based in Chicago, told Marketplace co-host Tom Harrington.


Foodies rejoice – healthy poutine is possible!

weight watchers poutineMontreal restaurant La Banquise, which just so happens to hold the honour of having Quebec’s best poutine, has come up with a delicious and healthy variation of Canada’s most iconic dish after being challenged to do so by Weight Watchers. “When Weight Watchers approached us to create a healthier version of our classic poutine, we were intrigued, to say the least. For example, we combined potatoes and turnips for the fries.


The Max Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

FoodOf course you try your very best to stick to a relatively healthy diet and exercise plan. But some days, you’re bound to go overboard—after all, you’re only human.


Lifestyle

'Masterchef Junior' talent level even higher than last season, says judge

TORONTO - If you were blown away watching the kid contestants on the inaugural run of "Masterchef Junior" just wait for Season Two, says judge Graham Elliot.

JK Rowling reveals new details about villainous character on Pottermore website

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. J.K. Rowling the creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700 word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind one of her most memorable villains, the supernatural bureaucrat and Hogwarts teacher Dolores Umbridge. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)LONDON - Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.


Crowds, costumes, cuteness welcome thousands of fans at first ever Hello Kitty Con

People wait in line to attend the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The convention was held to honor the character's 40th birthday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.


'Two and a Half Men's' Same Sex Marriage Proposal

Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt and Jon Cryer as Alan Harper on 'Two and a Half Men' -- CBS"Two and a Half Men" had its season premiere on Thursday and it ended with Walden (Ashton Kutcher) proposing to a man!


Taylor Swift's Magical Halloween Costume!

Taylor Swift is seen in her Halloween costume on October 31, 2014 -- InstagramTaylor Swift skipped the blood and gore this Halloween and went with a cute and mystical costume.


Sports

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Celebrity

Suge Knight traffic warrant reduced to fine; will stay jailed in Vegas in Calif. case

Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. Thursday's court appearance for the 49-year-old founder of Death Row Records stems from a suspended license charge in Las Vegas. Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera on Sept. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Rap music figure Marion "Suge" Knight had a Las Vegas traffic warrant reduced to a parking ticket on Thursday, but was returned in custody to the Clark County jail to await a Monday extradition hearing in a California robbery case.


Comic Colbert toasts Canada's gun-packing parliamentary sergeant-at-arms

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers carries the mace during the Speakers Parade on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.He's been called, "Canada's New National Hero," by the Washington Post. He's made the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Now Vickers has received perhaps an even rarer celebrity distinction in the United States: praise from a late-night TV comedian. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean KilpatrickWASHINGTON - He's been called "Canada's New National Hero" by the Washington Post. He's made the front page of the Wall Street Journal.


Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams charged with robbing celebrity photographer of camera

This Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Marion "Suge" Knight. Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month. Knight, arrested at a location in Las Vegas, has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.


Julianne Moore, David Cronenberg on Hollywood and 'Maps to the Stars'

Director David Cronenberg, left, and actor Julianne Moore laugh during a press conference for "Maps to the Stars" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah YoonTORONTO - Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore knows the anguish her character in the new film "Maps to the Stars" goes through as she campaigns hard for a certain role and doesn't get it.


Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Oct. 26: Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52's is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 58. Actor Dylan McDermott is 53. Actor Cary Elwes is 52. Singer Natalie Merchant is 51. Country singer Keith Urban is 47. Actor Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") is 46. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt ("The United States of Tara") is 43. Writer-actor Seth McFarlane is 41. Actor Jon Heder is 37. Singer Mark Barry of BBMak is 36. ...








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