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Canadian veteran fighting ISIL has been arrested in Iraq, his mother says: ‘Nobody knows the reasons’

TORONTO — A Canadian military veteran who has spent the past six months fighting ISIL alongside Kurdish forces has been arrested in northern Iraq, …

Veterans

Russia suggests it wants thawed relations with Canada in Arctic

A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country's relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.<p>Igor Chernyshenko, a senator from the northern city of Murmansk, said Russia would …

No one seems to want to play Donald Trump's inauguration

When Barack Obama was elected president, Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin performed at his inauguration. When he campaigned for re-election, beloved indie …

Donald Trump

This dude allegedly conned the airlines for 4 years and traveled the world for free

An Argentine man who famously traveled around the world for free for four years by allegedly conning major airlines is finally going before a …

Shoppers Drug Mart applies to be medical marijuana distributor

Shoppers Drug Mart says it has submitted an application to be a distributor of medical marijuana.<p>A spokeswoman says in an e-mail that the drug store chain has applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer – but only for the purpose of distributing the drug.<p>Tammy Smitham …

Canadian nurse charged with murders of eight nursing home patients

Police say 49-year-old Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer was charged with first-degree murder in killings that took place between 2007 and 2014<p>Canadian police charged a 49-year-old former nurse on Tuesday with eight counts of first-degree murder over the deaths of elderly residents at long-term care …

Crime

Fetish-wear business thrives by finding a niche outside the mainstream

For Toronto's Northbound Leather, getting into the fetish-wear market started by being in the right place at the right time.<p>It happened "by virtue of the fact that we were located at ground zero of what was Toronto's emerging gay culture in the '70s," says George Giaouris, the owner of the leather …

Family Business

Quebec waiter may face criminal charge after serving fish to allergic customer

In what appears to be the first case of its kind in Canada, Quebec police are recommending a criminal charge of negligence against a waiter who served salmon to a man with a severe seafood allergy.<p>This week, police in Sherbrooke, Que., arrested the 22-year-old waiter after a customer went into …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (19 March 2016)

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p><b>Top picks</b><p>From me at The Altantic:<p>How Corrupt Societies Corrupt the Behavior of their Citizens<br>• Babies Are More Reflective Than We Thought<br>• The Weird Stories Behind America’s Official State Fossils<br>• Solving the Mystery of the Tully Monster<br>• What Causes These …

Inventions

7 reasons dating in South Florida is the worst

1. The google-y eyes coming from across the bar probably belong to a tourist.<p>You’re at happy hour with a coworker who’s taking a call outside when …

Florida

Ouch! Here are the 10 Lowest Rated Cars in the U.S.

Let's face it, it's nearly impossible -- or at least, really implausible -- for consumers to thoroughly research and test drive vehicles from a plethora of different automakers. Out of necessity, publications like <i>Consumer Reports</i> were born to help the consumer on that front.<p>Just recently, <i>Consumer</i> …

Toronto café serves up some light therapy to battle winter blues

Brioche Dorée, a downtown Toronto café, is offering a little extra pick-me-up with your morning coffee — a dose of artificial sunshine.<p>On Blue Monday …

Café

South Korean Nut Rage Incident Leads to Harsher Aviation Laws

South Korea toughened its aviation security law in the aftermath of the notorious nut rage incident involving a top airline executive.<p>The transport …

How a Former Rockstar Fell Hard for Organic Farming

<i>Welcome toOut of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world.Chefs at the forefront of this trend are introducing</i> …

Ocean City

Lemmy's Cause of Death Revealed

<i>Photo by Chris Tuite</i><p>Days before Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister died, he was diagnosed with cancer. Today, as TMZ reports, the exact cause of death has been revealed: prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.<p>According to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, he got a brain scan after there were …

'Sexiest Doctor Alive' Raffles Off Date for Charity

The man who has been dubbed the “Sexiest Doctor Alive” is raffling off a date for charity.<p>Mikhail Varshavski, 26, who was featured in <i>People</i> …

Group sex, illegal pot get OK in Vancouver, but wine in grocery stores? No way

TSAWWASSEN, B.C — It’s an oenophile’s playground, given pride of place inside what would otherwise seem an ordinary supermarket. In a large, open …

Ex-Taco Bell Exec Who Attacked an Uber Driver Is Now Suing For $5 Million

After drunkenly attacking an Uber (uber) driver, former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden is suing him for $5 million.<p>Golden, 32, was arrested and …

Canadians eating less meat, taking a bite out of food industry’s margins

Canadians are losing their taste for meat, a change driven by an aging population and immigration that's expected to pinch profits at Canada's food manufacturers.<p>Profit margins in the food-making industry will drop slightly this year, to 4.2 per cent from 2014's 4.8 per cent, amid shifting tastes …

Jury awards Michael Jordan big win, $8.9M for name's use

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win Friday, ordering a …

H&M is launching a radically different store — here's what it might be like

The Swedish fast-fashion retailer is known for its affordable abundance of styles.<p>Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M, told Bloomberg that it will be nothing like the company's sister brands, which include Cheap Monday, COS, & Other Stories, among others.<p>There are many different directions the fashion …

The strange history of hair removal

Rebecca Herzig tracks the growing American antipathy towards body hair<p><i>PLUCKED: A HISTORY OF HAIR REMOVAL</i><p>Rebecca M. Herzig<p>In 1940, a San Francisco …

Street style tip of the day: Polka dots

To find out all the details about this outfit on Adored by Alex, click here! <i><br>Girl On The Street highlights the very best of street style every day</i> …

The National Perform With the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at MusicNOW Festival

Last night, the National reconvened in Cincinnati, Ohio for the MusicNOW Festival, the annual event founded by the band's own Bryce Dessner. For their first performance of 2015, the band recieved help from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; below, watch footage of the two musical entities …

'It was like having a full-sized hobbit for a father'

One of Rhianna Pratchett’s most cherished early memories is of tucking herself “like a human hot-water bottle” at her father’s back in the big chair in his study, “peering out from behind him” as he played computer games.<p>The year was 1982 and Rhianna was six. Her father, Terry, was a young …

Sarah Palin 'Couldn't Be Happier' for Recently Engaged Daughter, Bristol

Sarah Palin is proud that she will soon be the mother-of-the-bride.<p>On Saturday, Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, 24, announced on social media that …

Do What You Want To: This Doctor’s Advice for Living

Dr. John Kitchin traded a lucrative career as a neurologist for the chance to pursue a lifelong passion: rollerblading. Every day Kitchin skates along San Diego’s Pacific Beach boardwalk practicing his unorthodox form of meditation. His unique style of skating has earned him the nickname "Slomo." …

Bill O’Reilly is going to (possibly exaggerated) war with Mother Jones

Earlier this month, <i>NBC Nightly News</i> anchor Brian Williams admitted that he had lied about being in a helicopter that got show down while he was …

Media Industry

Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do

In November last year, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth and her team over at Technical Illusions finally shipped their first ever castAR headset -- a pair of projected augmented reality glasses that the crew have been working on for almost two years. Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter …

Ontario’s new sex ed covers homosexuality, masturbation — and consent. Not everyone’s saying ‘yes’

As she hears tidbits about Ontario’s new sexual education curriculum, Sarah Carlyon-Baker admits to being a “little wary.”<p>Children will learn about …