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Change.org Petition Lobbies U.S. Government To Sell Montana To Canada

It looks like some Americans are starting to take their national debt seriously. A change.org petition is asking the U.S. government to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion to “eliminate the national debt.” The rather hilarious

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The International Hair Freezing Contest Is A Hair Raising Event

If you’re looking to instantly transform your hairstyle, head to Takhini Hot Pools in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The natural hot springs there make it possible to bathe outdoors in extreme freezing weather, resulting in some impressive ‘dos when people get

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Twin Statues Exemplify Strong Ties Between The Netherlands And Canada

Two statues facing each other across the Ocean. The one on the left (below) stands in Ottawa, at Commissionaires Park, near Dows Lake. The one on the right stands in Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands. The Ottawa ‘Man with Two Hats’

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Canada Ranks 3rd Best Country To Live In A New Report

For the fourth year in a row, Canada is ranked the top country to live in when it comes to quality of life. According to the 2019 Best Countries Report, Canada took home the winning score based on our health

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A Brief History Of Every Provincial And Territorial Name

It’s pretty common knowledge that the word “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” which really means “village” or “settlement,” but do you know how your home province got its name? Generally speaking, the names of our provinces are

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Bells Of Peace To Chime Across The Country On Sunday

News of the end of fighting in the First World War traveled quickly in Europe, in part, by the eruption of church bells. A century later, bells in communities across Canada will chime 100 times this Sunday to mark each

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Michael Bublé Tour Plans For 2019 Revealed

Michael Bublé will be back on the road in 2019. Michael’s Bublé’s 27-city U.S. tour will begin on Feb. 13th in Tampa, Florida, and will wrap in Tacoma, Washington on April 6th. Then, Michael will head north for the Canadian

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November 1st Marks The Beginning Of ‘Movember’

November 1st marks the beginning of ‘Movember,’ a month-long fundraising initiative that challenges men across Canada to grow a moustache to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. The Canadian branch of the

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No More NAFTA?

U-S President Donald Trump says he’ll be “terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement as he pursues a deal with Mexico and starts negotiations with Canada. Speaking from the Oval Office Trump told reporters he’ll be calling the emerging agreement

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List Of Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Expands

Health Canada has recalled eight more blood pressure medications that contain the ingredient valsartan, due to possible impurities linked to an increased risk of cancer. Health Canada announced the expanded recall on Sunday, after testing identified traces of the impurity in

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70% Chance El Niño Will Make A Comeback This Year

Remember how last winter seemed to go on forever? And it was a lot colder and snowier than normal too. But this year, we might just get a little lucky. According to experts there is a 70% chance that El

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Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski Advances To Wimbledon’s Ladies Doubles Semi Final!

Go Gabby! Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski is heading to the Wimbledon semifinals in women’s doubles. Gabriela and herr partner, Yifan Xu of China, defeated the unseeded pair of Bethaine Mattek-Sands of the U.S., and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 5-7,

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Saturday, April 21st Is Record Store Day In Canada

Record Store Day (on April 21st) is an annual event which celebrates local independent record stores, and their customers, with parties, in-store performances and special releases. It’s a day that spans genres and unites music lovers of all ages. In Ottawa,

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Low Value Of The Loonie Has Many Canadians Re-Thinking Vacation Plans

All of those beautiful TV ads for Newfoundland & Labrador might really pay off this year. The lower loonie has Canadians rethinking their summer travel plans. In a recent BNN.ca poll, 40 per cent of respondents said they would stay

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Steering Wheel Concerns Prompts Large Scale Ford Recall In Canada

Big Ford recall in North America. Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million mid-size cars, including 62,479 in Canada, because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle. The recall covers certain Ford

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