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What Would You Do If You Won $55,000,000?

For a Quebec couple who’d just won a $55-million lottery prize, Ann-Marie Francis and Ian Warcup sounded like not much would immediately change in their lives. Francis and her husband said they will both likely retire from their jobs, but

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Curious Bear Enters Colorado Home; Checks Out Piano

A Colorado family arrived home to find their house had been ransacked over the weekend by a vandal with “grizzly” intentions. The family first believed their Vail home had been the target of thieves, but when they looked at the security footage,

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Alberta Man Not Concerned About Tornado As He Cuts The Grass

A photograph of a Canadian man mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has caused a bit of a storm on social media. Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday as the twister passed

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Teen Scales Canada’s Highest Peak

The day after Naomi Prohaska reached the top of Yukon’s Mount Logan, she woke up in her tent with a blister on her face. The 15-year-old had frostbite on her cheek, nose and ear, caused by frozen air seeping through cracks

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OPP’s New GPS Dart Successful In Real-Life Incident

Provincial police say their Satellite Technology Apprehension Response system has performed successfully in a real-life incident. They say a ‘STAR’-equipped O-P-P vehicle tagged a pickup truck and trailer that had allegedly refused to stop for London police on Wednesday. Investigators

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She’s Been Disqualified, But We’re Still Proud Of This Little Cutie

She came, she saw, she spelled. But 6-year-old kindergartener Edith Fuller, the youngest wordsmith ever to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, will not be participating in the finals. ABC Buffalo reports that Fuller, who correctly spelled the words

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New Recommendations For Kids And Screen Time

Vanessa Lewis couldn’t imagine watching her kids grow up bombarded by digital screens — so she effectively banned the technology from their sight. Making a pact with her husband, the couple decided even talking on a smartphone in the vicinity

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This Trio Of Cuties Needs Names

The shortlist of possible names for the trio of High Park Zoo capybara babies has been announced. After over 12,600 names were submitted, a list of ten sets of names has been posted on the zoo’s website where Torontonians can

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A New, Particularly Despicable Sort Of Bullying

They thought it would be funny: During lunch, the boys threw peanuts at a fellow student with severe food allergies. The Los Angeles area fifth-grader was so sensitive to nuts that exposure might send him to the emergency room. He

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Want To Buy A House That Sits On Both Sides Of The Border?

For sale, by owner, at a price barely one-tenth the cost of a closet-sized Vancouver condo or a dilapidated Toronto semi-detached: one of the most unique and historic houses in Canada, except that part of it isn’t. The building on

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Look! It’s The Book-Mo-Bike!

It’s not a bookmobile. It’s a Book-Mo-Bike. Confused yet? Chances are you have seen a Little Library around town in someone’s front yard. These tiny houses hold a few books for people to share, for free. Anyone can take one

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Little Girl Educates People Who Give “The Look” To Her Family

This brilliant letter was written by 9-year-old Lulu Mann. Her brother Jasper has autism, and her family has endured all kinds of public rudeness from others. She joined a siblings support group and perfectly captured her feelings… “The Look… The

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John F. Kennedy Born 100 Years Ago Today

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, who died at 46, will be celebrated on the day he would have turned 100. The United States Postal Service plans to commemorate Kennedy’s centennial Monday with a dedication of a

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Keep Those Cells Young

Could regular, strenuous exercise be a “fountain of youth”? New research suggests it could be — for your cells, at least. “Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically,” said Larry Tucker, a professor of exercise science

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The Sens Head For The Golf Course

Craig Anderson walked, red-faced, and stared into the distance. Fredrik Claesson kept his head down the entire length of the hallway. Jean-Gabriel Pageau shuffled along slowly and flipped absently through messages on his phone. Dion Phaneuf spoke through a voice

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