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11 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook In 2014

"Facebook is <i>so</i> annoying." How many times have you heard that sentiment this past year? We bet a lot, because more and more people seem to be getting tired of the social media platform, especially young people.<p>We've noticed a nationwide annoyance with Facebook over 2013. The company even admitted in …

Mayors behaving badly

Crack smoking, cat killing, fraud: 2013 was a bad year for local lawmakers across North America<p>While Toronto’s <b>Rob Ford</b> stole international headlines, …

Lovers’ quarrel over glass eye and attempt to sic police on Mike Duffy make 2013 list of ridiculous 911 calls http://natpo.st/19zvAwC

Seriously? Toronto serial dater on verge of getting her own reality-TV show

A Toronto woman famous for dining and dashing on witless male suitors will soon receive a just dessert: Her own reality-TV show.<p>Sun Media reports that Erin Wotherspoon is on the verge of signing a deal with the L.A. film company Relativity Media to create a series based on her duplicitous dining …

New Year’s Eve weather: the warm, the cold and the -55

Among major Canadian cities, the coldest place to ring in 2014 is Winnipeg. The warmest: Where else but Victoria and Vancouver?<p>Meanwhile, these cities share a surprisingly similar forecast: Whitehorse, Calgary and Halifax.<p>And the trio of Edmonton, Toronto and St. John's are expected to start the …

Your New Year's horoscope: What’s in the stars for 2014?

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)<p>Family issues are under excellent stars throughout 2014, but when Jupiter is at odds with power planet Pluto in January, you will need to make sure no one gets too big for their boots. A family is also a team and if one person thinks they deserve to be a taller poppy than …

Putin vows to annihilate "terrorists" after suicide bombings

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate all “terrorists” following two deadly bomb attacks in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.<p>Relatives gather around the coffin of a victim of an explosion …

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Let’s remember Chris Peloso with a national plan on suicide prevention

A tragic coincidence of events reinforces my conviction that Canada still needs a real strategy on suicide prevention.<p>First came the reports of suicides among military veterans, which prompted a national outcry, much defensiveness from the government and a call for a royal commission from former …

Calgary man blasts Air Canada over 'insulting' voucher policy

A Calgary man has set off a debate on Twitter about Air Canada's voucher-transfer policy after discovering that he wouldn't be able to transfer a …

Families who boarded their pets at a St-Lazare, Que., kennel are now facing the grim task of retrieving their dog's body after a fire at the facility killed 18 animals on the weekend. Read the full story now at CBCNews.ca: http://cbc.sh/AsIqRwW

How rare: Miley Cyrus, a female pop star unafraid of being ugly

Emma Teitel on the singer’s headline-grabbing antics<p>In 2008, <i>MadTV</i> did a hilarious spoof of Disney’s hugely popular show <i>Hannah Montana</i>—the story of an …

B.C. woman dies following vicious attack outside rink

Investigators believe the attack was random<p>SURREY, B.C. – Police say a British Columbia hockey mom who was viciously attacked outside a Surrey hockey …

Temporary Foreign Workers Crackdown 'Bad Policy,' Says Critic

OTTAWA _ Tough new regulations aimed at quelling fears that foreigners are snatching jobs from Canadians kicked in on Tuesday, empowering government …