Vancouver teen survives 150-metre fall down Oregon mountain with just a broken leg


Gurbaz Singh, 16, was leading a group of friends on a trek up Mount Hood near Portland on Monday when he slipped on the ice, officials said.
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Heavy rainfall, snow expected to hit Greater Toronto Area ahead of weekend: Environment Canada
Environment Canada predicts total amounts to reach 20 to 35 mm before changing to wet snow on Saturday morning. 
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97 cats rescued from Guelph home are in ‘fair condition’: Humane Society
The humane society initially said it had rescued 80 cats but that number grew to nearly 100 by the end of the week.
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MALKIN: Illegal immigrant caravans and criminal Catholics
The latest, lawless migrant caravan hurtling from Honduras to our southern border is as organic as AstroTurf. The Central American trespassers now number between 2,500 and 4,000. Two weeks ago, slickly designed flyers disseminated on social media beckoned them to sign up for the latest journey and meet at a bus stop in San Pedro […]
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Five times WHO declared a global health emergency
Here's a look back at the five times an "extraordinary event" led to a PHEIC declaration, and how the world responded to them.
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Disturbing twist in Metro Vancouver gang war: Rivals post rap songs advocating murder
A trend in parts of the U.S. and London, England, taunting rap songs have become part of the drug war in the Lower Mainland.
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Edmonton’s seasonal parking ban ends at 4 p.m. Friday
City and contractor crews worked 24 hours a day to clear snow and ice accumulation from major roads, bus routes and active pathways.
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People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study
The study by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia calls for policy changes to reduce the risk of harm for people who know or don’t know they’re take the powerful opioid.
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‘Special needs’ Alberta rescue dog ‘Best Boy Brodie’ becomes international sensation
A perfectly imperfect Alberta rescue dog is garnering international attention.
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STF considers next move after conciliation talks fail with government
Along with salary, the main issue for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is classroom size and composition.
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COMMENTARY: Kim Kardashian West walks the talk on social justice
Kim Kardashian West is using her media profile to do 'remarkable work,' Meera Estrada says.
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What Does The Year Of The Rat Mean? Here’s What New Parents Should Know
If you’re going to have a baby born in the Year of the Rat, you should know that rats get a bit of a bad rap.Yes, they can spread diseases — but so do many other rodents, and you never hear anyone complain about voles or muskrats. A lot of people are scared of rats, but aside from the tail they aren’t objectively very different from the non-scary squirrels.Rats have big eyes and ears, and funny little faces, and they laugh when tickled. We need to give rats more respect.With that in mind, and with the Lunar New Year taking place on Saturday, Jan. 25, we asked Richmond, B.C.-based Chinese fortune teller and astrologer Sherman Tai what parents of children born in the Year of the Rat should expect.Watch: Rat-inspired baby names for the Year of the Rat. Story continues after video.Quick refresher, in care you’re not familiar: Chinese astrology is founded on the belief that your birth date determines many parts of your life. Each year is associated with a zodiac animal on a 12-year cycle and one of five elements. Starting on Jan. 25, we’re entering the Year of the Metal Rat. (Sounds badass, no?)What are the good characteristics of a rat? “The rat is a very intelligent animal,” Tai told HuffPost Canada.Rats are the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, and according to myth, that was no accident: legend has it that the rat hitched a ride on the back of an ox, and jumped off at the last minute to be the first arrival.That craftiness is a part of a rat’s charm, Tai said. They’re also highly creative, making them well-suited for careers in the arts, or other areas where they get to exercise their imagination and resourcefulness.And they’re generally quite adaptable to new situations, which helps them at work and in their personal lives.Rats are also highly charismatic. They’re usually quite well-liked and good at expressing themselves, and have many significant relationships.They also tend to be optimistic and energetic, according to ChineseNewYear,net.What about the bad ones?Like every sign — and every baby! — there are some built-in downsides. People born in the Year of the Rat can seem ultra-confident, even arrogant on the outside, but that bravado often masks a lack of self-confidence, Tai explained. And they’re usually resistant to showing that vulnerability to anyone.The unknowability of a rat manifests in different ways. While adaptability is a positive, sometimes this can go too far, he explained — some people might accuse rats of being so good at shape-shifting that it can border on disingenuous. They’re often influenced “by their outside environment, and lacking in continuity,” he said. “You cannot fully understand their personality, because they change all the time.”Also, all that charisma can sometimes lead rats into situations that get a bit out of hand, like ending up in a love triangle. “Sometimes you have to behave yourself if you are the rat,” he said. “Be very careful of your relationships.”So, what does this mean for a baby?If you’re having a rat baby, “you need to give them some sort of encouragement” to make sure they develop healthy self-esteem, Tai said.As a parent, you want to make sure you’re raising you child in a “healthy environment,” emotionally. If you do that, “they should be good in terms of [their] creative mind,” Tai explained.One other thing he brought up, which I’m sure won’t terrify new parents at all: people born in the Year of the Rat need to be careful around water. “Swimming, [or even being] close to water could create unhappiness,” Tai said.Who are they compatible with?Rats are most compatiblewith people born in the Year of the Ox, Dragon, or Monkey, ChineseNewYear.net says.Rats are least compatible with people born in the Year of the Horse, Goat, or Rabbit.What does the next year look like for rats?The year of your own zodiac sign is typically an unlucky year, Tai explained. There will be struggles, arguments, and opposition. Sounds like a baby to me.RELATED Rat-Inspired Baby Names For Lunar New Year, Because Why Not? What's Coming And Going From Netflix Canada In February Small, Easy Habits To Kick Off Your 2020  Also on HuffPost:
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Residents optimistic about temporary bridge construction in Grand-Barachois, N.B.
Global News has called and sent emails requesting an interview with Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver, but we did not receive a response.
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BIG REVEAL: Puzzling trailer released for upcoming Rob Ford flick
The trailer for the much-anticipated movie about Rob Ford’s scandal-driven last year as mayor of Toronto, Run This Town, has been released. But, unfortunately, we don’t get to see much of Damian Lewis, who plays Ford while wearing heavy makeup and a fat suit. Lewis, a British actor who has starred on TV in Billions, […]
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Montreal recycling plant operator shuts down all Canadian operations
The operator of the city's recycling plants is ceasing all its Canadian operations.
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RESCON: Fixing the GTA’s broken rental market
There are two words that can change the complexion of housing in the GTA – market equilibrium. If you prefer something a little catchier, let’s try this three-term phrase: supply equals demand. The demand for housing is unquenchable, and the lack of supply is making it chaotic for anyone to find a home – we’re […]
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Annual report says 1 in 6 Central Okanagan children lives in poverty
A B.C. child and youth advocacy coalition released its annual report this month, which looked at child poverty rates throughout the province.
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Jordan Belfort, inspiration for ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ files $300M lawsuit against production company
Jordan Belfort is suing Red Granite Production for "tainting" the rights to his life story, 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' by funding it with "illicit funds."
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Saint John police warn of phone scam targeting SIN numbers
Anyone receiving these calls should hang up immediately and call Saint John police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
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Teen’s call for help leads to man’s arrest at Westboro business, sex assault charges
A worker from the Children's Aid Society reported to police on Thursday that a 15-year-old girl had called them, saying she was "in distress and wanted help," Ottawa police say.
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Foreign affairs minister ‘cautiously optimistic’ about UN Security Council bid
Canada faces stiff competition from Norway and Ireland for the two temporary seats on the most powerful UN body, which will be the subject of a June vote for a two-year term starting next year.
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Quebec rules out coronavirus in patients under observation
All patients being tested for coronavirus in Quebec have tested negative.
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Ryerson University terminates agreement with student union over improper use of funds, infighting
'The university has lost confidence in the RSU’s ability to represent students with good governance and to supply the services that students pay for'
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83-year-old N.B. figure skater makes comeback at world’s biggest winter sports festival
Pat Noddin, who first took up figure skating at the age of 58, competed at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games in Austria last week.
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Detroit bank calls police on man trying to cash racism settlement cheques
A Black veteran was trying to deposit $99,000 worth of cheques from a racial discrimination settlement. The bank refused to cash them.
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PICKEL: Mayor Tory should stop wasting tax money instead of demanding more
By Jasmine Pickel, Special to Postmedia Network Mayor John Tory broke his promise to Toronto taxpayers. In two election campaigns, he promised not to raise property taxes beyond the rate of inflation. In December, he quietly announced plans to raise the city building levy on property taxes to 10.5% by 2025, which could add hundreds […]
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Saskatchewan First Nation declares state of emergency to help curb gang-related violence
A Saskatchewan First Nation has declared a state of emergency and is looking for provincial and federal government help to stop drug- and gang-related violence in its community.
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Tokyo commuters offered points, lottery wins if they avoid rush-hour trains ahead of 2020 Olympics
The city’s subway operator is testing methods in an attempt to ease congestion at its stations during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
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Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Toronto ahead of wet weekend
Environment Canada said the city can expect 20 to 35 mm of rainfall Friday night.
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Laneway houses provide choice
Number of secondary dwellings expected to rise When Alex Sharpe purchased a detached Toronto house with a garage that had been legally converted to a laneway house complete with tenants, he had no idea he’d one day be part of a movement to allow homeowners to easily build laneway houses. At the time, the City […]
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Guelph Humane Society says most of 97 cats rescued from home are in ‘fair condition’
The organization says it rescued the cats earlier this week after receiving a call for support from their owner.
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France confirms 2 cases of coronavirus from China, 1st in Europe
France on Friday announced two cases of the deadly new virus from China, the first cases in Europe.
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What the Puck: Kovalchuk signing highlights Habs' lack of star power
The Ilya Kovalchuk story is truly inspiring, but the fact he is the best forward on the Canadiens underlines the weakness of the team.
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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes eastern Turkey, 2 injured
Turkey's emergency management agency says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken the country's east.
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Canadian aid worker’s child-sex conviction in Nepal upheld; sentence cut
Peter Dalglish appealed a guilty conviction for sexually assaulting two children in Nepal, but the Patan High Court upheld the verdict.
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Designed by nature
An ocean-side home is shaped by its surrounding On the affluent shores of Long Island, NY, sits a house that’s remarkable for neither its size, splendor, or architectural flourishes. What is striking is the way it seems to emerges from the site, like a bowed, time-shaped berm, to look out onto to a washed blue […]
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BREAKFAST BROUHAHA: Are you Team Oz or Wahlberg?
WATCH ABOVE as the Toronto Sun explains the food debate between Dr. Oz and Mark Wahlberg. What do YOU think?   Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 
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Quebec demands answers after convicted killer out on parole allegedly kills again
Quebec's justice minister wants answers from the federal government following the slaying of a 22-year-old woman, allegedly killed by a man previously convicted of murder and out on parole.
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RCMP looking into Amber Tuccaro case tip but caution against ‘erroneous information’
Alberta RCMP are looking into a tip from man who believes his father was involved in the 2010 disappearance and murder of Amber Tuccaro south of Edmonton.
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Accused in Tess Richey case pleads not guilty to first-degree murder
Richey’s body was found by her mother four days after she went missing in Toronto’s Gay Village in November 2017.
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Body of one of five missing snowmobilers recovered in Lac-Saint-Jean
Police were unable to immediately identify the body, but noted it had been found two kilometres away from where divers had discovered snowmobiles that had gone through the ice.
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Man charged with 1st-degree murder after fatal Scarborough apartment fire
The victim, who was later identified as Maryna Kudzianiuk, 49, was found inside a bathtub suffering from obvious signs of trauma and was later pronounced dead in hospital.
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Man wants College Street Bar sexual assault conviction overturned in light of appeal court ruling
One of two men convicted in a high-profile sexual assault trial in Toronto filed a notice of appeal on Thursday, referencing the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling released that same day.
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