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This Is the
Most Livable City
in the World
in case you missed it
Jun 25, 2023 12:10 PM CDT
This Is the Most Livable City in the World
Vienna is No. 1 in rankings of 170+ cities worldwide; no US cities make the top 10
- Looking to pull up roots and try to make it in an exciting new city? Head to Vienna, deemed the most livable city, or to Canada, where three cities are among the top picks on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index . The EIU based its rankings of more...
About as Weird
as It Can Get
in case you missed it
Jun 4, 2023 7:20 AM CDT
This Bakery Break-In Was About as Weird as It Can Get
Man cleaned up mess from his break-in at Vancouver shop, took selfies, stole 6 cupcakes
- "Canadians are known worldwide for sometimes being too nice" is how one media outlet is framing a cupcake caper out of British Columbia, in which both the perp and the bakery owner he inconvenienced are making headlines for their classic Canadian courtesy. The CBC reports on the incident, which...
Woman Keys 400 Cars
at 2 Dealerships
May 22, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
Woman Keys 400 Cars at 2 Dealerships
Mounties say suspect caused at least $370K damage
- The Mounties are looking for a woman who appears to have a serious grudge against two car dealerships in the Vancouver area. The Port Coquitlam RCMP says the woman is a suspect in three mass "keying" incidents between January and April this year, the CBC reports. The RCMP says...
He Asked Somebody to
Stop Vaping Near Toddler.
The Man Stabbed Him
Mar 29, 2023 6:45 PM CDT
He Asked Somebody to Stop Vaping Near Toddler. The Man Stabbed Him
Paul Schmidt was killed outside a Starbucks location in Vancouver
- A man stabbed to death by a stranger outside a Starbucks in Vancouver was "just trying to protect his daughter," his mother says. Kathy Schmidt says 37-year-old Paul Stanley Schmidt was stabbed after he asked a stranger to stop vaping next to his toddler daughter, the
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing'
Giant Octopus Encounter
in case you missed it
Nov 13, 2022 7:13 AM CST
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing' Giant Octopus Encounter
It 'was giving me a hug,' she says
- Canadian high school teacher Andrea Humphreys has done almost 700 dives, and she says she's never experienced anything as "mind-blowing" as her encounter with a giant Pacific octopus. She says that when she started filming the creature during a dive off the east coast of Vancouver Island, it...
Radio Station Abruptly Starts
Playing Same Song on a Loop
Jun 30, 2022 5:13 AM CDT
Radio Station Abruptly Starts Playing Same Song on a Loop
Soft rock station has been playing Rage Against the Machine song for almost 24 hours
- A radio station in Canada that normally plays pop and soft rock has been playing the same Rage Against the Machine song for almost 24 hours and nobody seems quite sure why. Vancouver's 104.9 KiSS-FM started playing "Killing In the Name" over and over again on Wednesday,...
Boys Identified 70 Years
After Bludgeoning by Hatchet
Feb 16, 2022 10:05 AM CST
Boys Identified 70 Years After Bludgeoning by Hatchet
David and Derek D'Alton named as Vancouver's 'Babes in the Woods'
- For almost 70 years, they've been known as the "Babes in the Woods." Now, thanks to DNA, police in Vancouver, Canada, say they finally know the names of two young victims who were found bludgeoned to death by a hatchet in Vancouver's Stanley Park in 1953....
McDonald's Restaurants Here
Are Rationing Their French Fries
Dec 22, 2021 10:35 AM CST
McDonald's Restaurants Here Are Rationing Their French Fries
Flooding around Vancouver has delayed potato imports, triggering shortage in Japan
- McDonald's Japan says recent flooding in Canada means it's now having to ration its french fries. The fast-food restaurant chain will block all sales of medium- and large-size fries for the remainder of the year, beginning Friday, according to a release. "Import delays have occurred for potatoes...
Here Are the Most
Generous Cities in America
Nov 30, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America
Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list
- If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...
Canada Wrote Ryan
Reynolds a Song
Nov 28, 2021 7:45 AM CST
Canada Wrote Ryan Reynolds a Song
He won a medal but the song brought him to tears
- Ryan Reynolds is known for his funny online persona, his acting, and--perhaps most notably for folks back in Canada--for his love for his native country. Now Canada has shown him love right back, officially, with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. And it came with a song. Per
One Killed in
Nov 17, 2021 12:50 AM CST
At Least One Killed in Devastating Mudslides
Atmospheric river walloped British Columbia, Pacific Northwest
The mudslides caused by a devastating "atmospheric river" that hit British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest has left at least one person dead. A woman's body was pulled from mudslide debris on Highway 99 in British Columbia, authorities said Tuesday, and they are searching for any other...
Man Killed While Reaching for
Dropped Card in Drive-Thru
Sep 15, 2021 12:59 AM CDT
Man Killed While Reaching for Dropped Card in Drive-Thru
He was reaching for it out his open door when his car rolled forward
- A Canadian man died in a McDonald's drive-thru last Wednesday after he dropped his payment card on the ground. Tony Eyles, 42, opened his door to reach for it, but while doing so, his car rolled forward, CTV News reports. It hit a structural part of the restaurant, pinning...
Unique Apartment Find:
Zero-Bed, All-Bath Unit
in case you missed it
Jul 10, 2021 12:55 PM CDT
Unique Apartment Find: Zero-Bed, All-Bath Unit
Someone stuck a bed in a bathroom and called it a 'micro studio' in Vancouver
- It's tough to find an affordable apartment in Vancouver, which is why the "micro studio" advertised on Craigslist may have sounded intriguing. As reported by the blog Vancouver Is Awesome , the rental in the since-deleted post was going for a relatively cheap $545 a month in US dollars....
Police Searching for Man
Who Popped Bubble Wrap
Mar 27, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
Police Searching for Man Who Popped Bubble Wrap
It was part of an art installation
- Popping bubble wrap is a source of satisfaction for many people. For a man in Canada, however, it may be the source of legal troubles. Police in Vancouver are asking for tips from the public as they work to track down the unidentified man shown in a video damaging a...
Judge: COVID Rules Don't
Inhibit Polyamorous Life
Jan 5, 2021 2:44 PM CST
Judge: COVID Rules Don't Inhibit Polyamorous Life
Mother objected to children's possible virus exposure from their father's new partner and her husband
- British Columbia's pandemic restrictions are tough enough to understand, a judge says, before you throw in an alternative lifestyle. "The messaging accompanying these orders, and indeed the language of the orders themselves, is fraught with inconsistency and ambiguity," Justice Nigel Kent said in ruling that a divorced...
'Scorned' Man Takes
$1M Case to Court
Nov 18, 2020 4:57 PM CST
'Scorned' Man Takes $1M Case to Court
Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li tricked him into showering her with cash
- A Vancouver lawyer must be licking his wounds after taking his scorned-love case to court and losing big time, the CBC reports. Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li duped him into thinking they were in love and marriage-bound so he would lavish her with over $1 million in gifts and cash—...
'Mama Bear's Home'
Jul 29, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
After Celebs Offer Reward, 'Mama Bear's Home'
Stolen bear held message recorded by woman's dying mother
- "Mama Bear's home," says a Canadian woman reunited with an irreplaceable teddy bear that was stolen while she was moving house last week. Mara Soriano says the bear—which held a message her mother recorded before she died last year—was returned Tuesday night by two men...
Raped Her at 14
Mar 3, 2020 10:35 AM CST
Woman Claims Timothy Hutton Raped Her at 14
Actor says he never met Sera Johnston, who he says tried to extort him
- A former model and child actor has accused Timothy Hutton of raping her when she was just 14 in the 1980s—though he says he never met the woman. Canadian Sera Johnston told BuzzFeed on Monday that she was raped by her idol, and then by his friend, after meeting...
'Protesters' Demanding 'Free
Meng' Weren't Really Protesters
Jan 23, 2020 2:43 PM CST
'Protesters' Demanding 'Free Meng' Weren't Really Protesters
At least 3 have now come forward saying they were paid for the gig
- On the first day of the first stage of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing, more than a dozen apparent protesters were spotted outside the Vancouver courtroom holding signs bearing messages like "Free Ms. Meng" and "Trump stop bullying us." Only ... those weren't actually protesters....
'Brutal' Tabloids, an Early Scoop
Impetus for Royals' Shocker?
Jan 10, 2020 12:23 PM CST
'Brutal' Tabloids, an Early Scoop Impetus for Royals' Shocker?
Plus Harry's pathway to US citizenship, an 'angry' queen, and how Meghan Markle could pay the bills
- Oprah Winfrey has a lot of pull—in Hollywood, in the media, maybe even in politics —but the talk show host, media exec, and philanthropist says she didn't have anything to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to ditch the UK and migrate across the pond,...
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