• Gord Downie wins readers' pick for Canadian newsmaker of the year
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    Jonathan Rumley

    Gord Downie wins readers' pick for Canadian newsmaker of the year

    Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Oct. 19, 2016. Cancer-stricken Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie made such an impact this year that he was chosen by Yahoo Canada News readers as their top pick for Canadian newsmaker of the year, receiving the most individual votes. Darby Allen, the fire chief for fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta., 16-year-old Olympic gold medallist Penny Oleksiak and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were also in the mix for the distinction.

  • Year in Review 2016: The top stories on Yahoo Canada
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    Sarah-Joyce Battersby

    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 ups for much of the year, until accusations of impropriety around cash-for-access fundraisers attracted the ethics commissioner’s attention.

  • QUIZ: How well do you know this year's top news stories?
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    Dexter Brown

    QUIZ: How well do you know this year's top news stories?

    How well do you know the top Canadian news that made headlines this year? Take our challenge and find out.

  • Year in Review 2016: Top Canadian sports tweets
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    Chase Kell

    Year in Review 2016: Top Canadian sports tweets

    In the digital era, social media seems to be just as much a part of sports as the games themselves. The Toronto Blue Jays were, once again, one of MLB’s strongest offensive teams in 2016, but two games into the ALCS against Cleveland and the bats had gone quiet. The Jays only managed to score one run in those two games, causing Toronto slugger Jose Bautista to wonder if there was more to the story than the Jays simply struggling at the plate.

  • Year in Review 2016: NHL's biggest breakout stars
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    Sunaya Sapurji

    Year in Review 2016: NHL's biggest breakout stars

    Auston Watson showed early on why it was a no-brainer for the Toronto Maple Leafs to take him with the first-overall pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft. In his first NHL game, on the road against the Ottawa Senators, the 6-foot-3, 216-pound centre scored four goals. Patrik Laine is reminiscent of another young Finn – the great Teemu Selanne – that came to Winnipeg and took the NHL by storm.

  • VOTE: Who's your Canadian newsmaker of the year?
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    Jonathan Rumley

    VOTE: Who's your Canadian newsmaker of the year?

    Young athletes such as Penny Oleksiak and Andre De Grasse bursted onto the sporting scene, while Sidney Crosby proved why he’s been at the top of his game in the world of hockey. Rachel Notley handled a dramatic wildfire in Alberta with assertiveness while Darby Allen revealed the emotional toll the tragic situation was having on first responders as the community was deserted. Justin Trudeau brought in refugees from Syria and lost two Canadians to an extremist group in the Philippines before flying all over the world to put a new face on Canadian values.

  • Year in Review 2016: No. 1 searches around the world
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    Year in Review 2016: No. 1 searches around the world

    What was the world searching for in 2016? India, Singapore, UK, Germany, Italy, Canada and the U.S. all had some very different interests.

  • Year in Review 2016: The biggest business blunders of the year
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    Allan Shifman

    Year in Review 2016: The biggest business blunders of the year

    Back in April, restaurant chain Earls said it would no longer be serving Alberta beef on its menus, instead opting for hormone-free meat sourced from the U.S. The backlash, as one can imagine, was swift and harsh. Earls, who has 26 restaurants in Alberta discovers abandoning Alberta beef was a bad business decision. BREAKING: "We made a mistake." Earls announces it will bring Alberta beef back to its restaurants.

  • Year in Review 2016: Aside from Trump, 2016 was the year of the loonie
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    Cameron French

    Year in Review 2016: Aside from Trump, 2016 was the year of the loonie

    The rise and fall in value of the Canadian dollar has a huge effect on costs, most obviously imported goods, but also commodities like oil and metals, which are priced in U.S. dollars, and so become more or less expensive depending on where the good ole loonie is sitting. The Canadian dollar is nowhere near reclaiming the glory days of 2011-12, when it was actually more valuable than the U.S. greenback. If you attach national pride to that sort of thing, you can blame cheaper oil for much of the decline.

  • Year in Review 2016: Top 10 female celebrities of the year
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    Nisean Lorde

    Year in Review 2016: Top 10 female celebrities of the year

    From Kaley Cuoco’s plastic surgery, to Angelina Jolie’s shocking divorce announcement to Taylor Swift’s drama with Kanye West…and Calvin Harris…and Tom Hiddleston, eager fans worldwide were completely transfixed on what their favourite female celebrities went through this past year. Weeks after the “Bad Blood” singer and DJ Calvin Harris broke up, Swift was seen lounging about with "Thor" star Tom Hiddleston…a whirlwind relationship that lasted all of three months. Aniston continued making headlines after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt — Aniston didn’t comment on the divorce, but that didn't stop the flood of Jennifer Aniston memes in response to the Brangelina breakup.

  • Year in Review 2016: Biggest #RioProblems
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    Chase Kell

    Year in Review 2016: Biggest #RioProblems

    Long before the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Summer Games were plagued by several alarming issues. Brazil was engulfed in a terrible recession, and the country’s senate was fixing to impeach its president, Dilma Rousseff, on charges of manipulating the federal budget. The most popular sporting event in the entire world was set to descend on a city that appeared to be ill-prepared to host the Olympic Games.

  • Year in Review 2016: Biggest Canadian business deals of the year
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    Tori Floyd

    Year in Review 2016: Biggest Canadian business deals of the year

    2016 marks a banner year for mergers and acquisitions in Canada. By March 31, there had already been a record $83 billion in deals done with companies in this country.

  • Year in Review 2016: A golden collage of sporting moments for Canada
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    Chris Young

    Year in Review 2016: A golden collage of sporting moments for Canada

    In a digital age, picking a single iconic moment out of a year’s worth of Canadian sports is almost an impossible task.

  • Year in Review 2016: Shopify is Yahoo Canada Finance's company of the year
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    Michael Shulman

    Year in Review 2016: Shopify is Yahoo Canada Finance's company of the year

    Tobi Lutke, CEO of Shopify, an online store, is seen in the company’s Montreal office, Wednesday, February 18, 2015. You may not recognize its name yet, but Shopify is powering the online business platforms of hundreds of thousands of stores around the world — as well as the ventures of some of the world’s biggest stars turned entrepreneurs. In its third-quarter data, released at the beginning of last month, Shopify reported revenues of US$99.6 million, or an 89 per cent increase from the same period last year.

  • Year in Review 2016: Top 10 fashion controversies of the year
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    Erica Rae Chong

    Year in Review 2016: Top 10 fashion controversies of the year

    From the controversial burkini ban to cultural appropriation at New York Fashion Week, click through the gallery above to see the most controversial events to rock the fashion world this year. It’s been a hoot, 2016, but we hope we’d never see these again.

  • Year in Review 2016: Top 10 male celebrities of the year
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    Jessica Ankomah

    Year in Review 2016: Top 10 male celebrities of the year

    From triumphs to tragedies, here are 2016’s top-searched male celebrities. Let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.

  • Year In Review: The top diet trends of 2016
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    Hilary Hagerman

    Year In Review: The top diet trends of 2016

    From persistent favourites like the Atkins Diet and the Paleo Diet to the controversial Ketogenic Diet and the (kind of gross) Cabbage Soup Diet, these were the top-searched diet trends of 2016.    

  • Year in Review 2016: Top 10 Searches in Canada
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    Yahoo Canada Original Videos

    Year in Review 2016: Top 10 Searches in Canada

    What had Canadians buzzing this year? Everything from Donald Trump, the Toronto Blue Jays and Game of Thrones -- but you may not expect the No. 1.