• QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2

    How well do you know about the people making news in Canada this week? Take our challenge and find out.

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  • Grinch has second thoughts after stealing family's Christmas lights

    After stealing lights off a Staten Island family’s lawn in the middle of the night, the thief decided to return the decorations along with a letter of apology after being caught in the act by security cameras, reports the Gothamist. Retired police lieutenant Michael Reilly re-posted the video on his

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  • 80-year-old Albertan wins $50 million: "I'm too old for this."

    Lois Olsen struck it rich in Alberta. Photo from Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission.

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  • Australian man builds humongous Christmas tree out of beer cans

    An Australian man is making good use of his empties to spread Christmas cheer. Perth resident Wesley Boyd and a crew of pals assembled a massive Christmas tree made entirely of empty green cans of Victoria Bitter beer.

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  • Doctors frustrated by Liberals on tax change eyeing a move to the U.S., says radiologist group

    Specialists across the country are furious over a plan by the Liberals to include them in a change to the small business tax laws, saying the anger could kick off another brain drain to the U.S. “Group medical structures are prevalent within academic health science centres and amongst certain specialties

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  • Toronto boxing program for female survivors of abuse gets federal funding

    A program providing boxing training to women who have survived violence has been granted new funding from Canada’s Public Health Agency but hopes for one more thing from the federal government: a visit from the Prime Minister. Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club houses Shape Your Life, a program run by Brock

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  • Senate attendance records now available online

    In an effort to bring more transparency to a level of government often criticized as being undemocratic, the government has created a website for the public to track how Canadian senators are using their time inside and out of the Red Chamber. The website provides details on all members of the Senate

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  • NYC woman gets help from sanitation crew to locate lost rings

    It all started when a 34-year-old New York City woman was preparing a meatloaf for U.S. thanksgiving and removed three of her rings to avoid getting them dirty. Placing them on a paper towel next to her sink, she went about her busy day and continued getting dinner ready for her family. The woman was

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  • Australian boy with cancer fulfils wish to blow stuff up

    Sometimes people just want to blow stuff up, and 12-year-old Declan is no different. The Australian youth has been diagnosed with leukemia and was given the opportunity to spend a day doing whatever he wanted, thanks to the Australian Make-A-Wish Foundation. According to a video published to Facebook

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  • Elderly Ontario couple reunited after being forced to live apart

    Up until this past August, Jessie Terpstra, 92, and her husband, 93-year-old Clarence, were living happily together. According to CTV News, the couple was residing in a supported retirement residence attached to Shalom Manor, a long-term care facility in Grimsby, Ont. In August, Clarence had a bad fall

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  • Pet deer taken from Quebec family's home

    Quebec’s Ministry of Wildlife seized a deer from a family’s home after an anonymous complaint. A family is heartbroken after Quebec’s Ministry of Wildlife seized their pet deer who they’ve raised for the past four years. Brigitte Thomas told CBC News the fawn’s mother had been struck and killed by

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  • Beaver invades dollar store in search of a Christmas tree

    A beaver eager for the Christmas season to end walked into a dollar store in Maryland and tore up its holiday section. A particularly busy beaver got a head start on its Christmas shopping after waltzing into a store to check out the latest holiday merchandise. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office

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  • A Canadian in Cuba: Havana is 'silent' as it mourns Fidel Castro

    A woman holds a picture of late Fidel Castro during a rally at Revolution Plaza in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Canadian Colette Flemming considers herself less of a tourist, more of a long-time visitor of Cuba. Flemming says she was at a huge concert at a popular music venue, La Tropical,

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  • Internet wonders how a giraffe would wear a tie

    The question first appeared on Twitter, where New York comedian Jeremy Hammond asked (on behalf of a friend, apparently) if giraffes would wear ties on the top of their necks or on the bottom. When giraffes go to work do you think they put the tie at the top or bottom of their necks?

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  • Presumed consent in organ donation: pros and cons

    To boost organ donation rates in Saskatchewan, premier Brad Wall wants to push for “presumed consent.” Photo from . Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has announced he wants to push for “presumed consent” for organ donations in his province — which would make it the first Canadian province to do so if Wall

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  • Ontario town lets residents pay parking fines with holiday gifts

    The holiday season is a special time of year that inspires many acts of kindness and goodwill — even for those who haven’t been so good on the roads. Fortunately for residents of one Ontario town, the gift of giving just got easier. It’s the second year in a row that the town has offered the “Scrooge

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  • Pipeline approval swiftly sparks protests and reactions in Vancouver and across the Internet

    Just hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval for two pipeline projects Tuesday, political cartoonist Michael de Adder posted this sketch to Facebook and Twitter. The federal government’s approval of two pipeline projects, including the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, is sparking

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  • New Zealanders use Twitter for nationwide Secret Santa

    For the sixth year in a row, residents of New Zealand are extending the reach of the Secret Santa gift-giving tradition beyond just families and workplaces. Since 2011, participants have been able to register on a website, which partners them with a giftee on Twitter. The Secret Santa is then tasked

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  • Proposed Africville class action offers former residents a chance at reparations: expert

    As the Nova Scotia Supreme Court hears from lawyers this week on the merits of a class action suit from former residents of Africville, one local researcher says the neighbourhood’s demolition decades ago still harms the community today. The structural discrimination that followed after Africville was

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  • The Internet Archive looks to immigrate to Canada

    There’s no telling if many Americans will actually try to move north once Donald Trump is inaugurated in January, but if fundraising efforts go well, Canada can start planning a welcome party for the group behind the popular Wayback Machine. The Internet Archive maintains a seemingly bottomless collection

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  • Photo of woman dressed up as her daughter's dog goes viral

    A woman dressed up as her daughter’s dog for Halloween. A dog and its owner who appear to be so in sync, so bonded, that they start to resemble one another. Zoe Baumann of Salt Lake City shared a photo of her fluffy white dog, Teddy, to social media.

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  • Husky puppies help each other conquer wall

    Two Siberian huskies attempt to climb a small wall. The best thing about puppies (besides everything) is watching them clumsily learn how to maneuver around. In fact, watching a puppy learn its own body mechanics is hours of free entertainment.

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  • Year in Review 2016: The top stories on Yahoo Canada

    Surely after 2015 — the year that saw the Paris terror attacks, Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed ashore, and the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby — there had to be some good news on the way. Canada’s honeymoon with its prime minister continued as Justin Trudeau basked in fawning write

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  • Woman screams 'I voted for Trump!' at store employees

    A woman shopping at Michael’s lost it and screamed “I voted for Trump!” when two black clerks inquired if she’d like to purchase a reusable shopping bag. It’s just one more ugly exchange to add to the list of emboldened, hate-motivated incidents that have occured since Donald Trump became the President-elect

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