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UPDATE: Dive team recovers missing Whitecourt man’s body – Edmonton EDMONTON –  The search for a missing 19-year-old Whitecourt man ended Wednesday evening, when rescue crews recovered his body from a local pond. Emergency personnel, divers and volunteers had been searching a body of water in Whitecourt’s Rotary Park since Tuesday afternoon, when the man was last seen. RCMP say the pond is used for family fishing in the summer and skating in the winter. On Tuesday, the 19-year-old’s family was also on scene helping with the search. Whitecourt RCMP say they used security video from the park as part of their investigation. The man’s body was recovered around 5:25 p.m. Wednesday. His family has asked for privacy. The man’s name will not be released. RCMP say Rotary Park will remain closed until Thursday. Whitecourt is about 180 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. *Editor’s note: This story was originally published at 11:20 a.m. MT Wednesday, July 30,2014. It was updated at 7:45 p.m. MT. Related Campaign underway to prevent drownings in Alberta

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WATCH: Trailer for horror flick set in Manitoba, shot in L.A. – Winnipeg WINNIPEG – The setting in Bifrost, Man., is just one more strange thing about the movie Tusk. North Carolina and Los Angeles double as a Manitoba Interlake community in the Kevin Smith horror flick, set to be released in September. Its trailer was released on the weekend. Yes, that’s right – Hollywood is pretending somewhere else is Manitoba, not the other way around. Story continues below “That’s really unusual,” said Ginny Collins, communications and marketing director for Manitoba Film and Music, when asked if she knows of any other such films. “I can’t think of a case.” The movie is unusual in many other ways, from its plot to its birth as a podcast. The low-budget film – it cost $3 million to make, a pittance in Hollywood terms – is about an American podcaster who travels to the Interlake to talk to a former seafarer who tells wild stories. The old man, who lives in a creepy mansion in Bifrost, kidnaps the American and works to transform him into a walrus. “I don’t want to die in Canada,” the podcaster says in the last line of the trailer. The movie got its start with a tale made up by Smith during a podcast. The original concept was set in the U.K. — it was based on a British ad seeking someone to share a home on the condition that the person occasionally dress like a walrus. After the podcast Smith asked his fans to tweet #WalrusYes or #WalrusNo to determine whether he’d make the movie — and #WalrusYes was the clear winner. “I’ve always been a big Canadaphile,” Smith wrote in his blog, “so instead of setting the story in the U.K. as discussed in the podcast, I moved it to the backwoods of Canada: Bifrost, Man.” The setting also allowed him to incorporate “twisted tales of the True North” that he’d uncovered while researching a hockey-themed project called Hit Somebody, he said. Johnny Depp is rumoured to make an appearance in the movie. Online magazine Slate described the movie as I Am the Walrus meets cult horror film Saw meets Clerks, the latter being Smith’s breakout low-budget 1994 film about a couple of poorly paid clerks. Smith’s other films include Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. WATCH: Kevin Smith shares his passion for movies (and video store porn)

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Rob Ford’s new campaign video appears to break election rules – Toronto Watch above: See a segment of the video above (Global News edited out the portion where phone numbers were visible)  TORONTO – Rob Ford’s new campaign video, shot inside his office at city hall, appears to violate the city’s campaign rules. Story continues below Related City bombarded with complaints about Ford Fest The video, released Wednesday on YouTube and the mayor’s campaign website is titled What Customer Service Excellence Means to Me. As the name suggests, it features the mayor, who’s running for re-election, touting his oft-repeated focus on calling back constituents and touring community housing. “When they call me, there’s no such thing as busy or this and that – they’re the boss,” Ford said in the video. “They deserve the best service possible regardless of where they live, who they are, what nationality they are, whatever they may be, I don’t look at that.” But the city has rules governing what candidates can do with city property during an election: You aren’t allowed to use city infrastructure for “any election purposes” or city resources in any “campaign materials.” The mayor’s office and phone featured in the video could arguably count as city infrastructure and resources. Use of the city logo is also prohibited; it isn’t clear whether the City of Toronto pin on Ford’s lapel in the video would count as a city logo. “I don’t believe all of it was [filmed in the mayor’s office],” Doug Ford told reporters at city hall. “It shows what the mayor does day in and day out, returning calls, and I think it’s a good video.” And Jeff Silverstein, a spokesperson for the Ford campaign said the video was filmed in the mayor’s office to show him doing what he “does best.” “Really there was nothing inappropriate filming that video there,” Silverstein said. I’m told Toronto’s Integrity Commissioner is looking in to the new Rob Ford campaign video, that was filmed in the Mayor’s office. — Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) July 30, 2014 City election rules say City of Toronto resources (including city hall) can not be used to promote one candidate during an election. — Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) July 30, 2014 The original video was pulled off the internet and edited to remove the phone numbers of constituents. The video is not the first time this election the mayor has been accused of skirting election rules. In May, mayoral candidate David Soknacki sought donations to help him file a Freedom of Information request for the emails from the mayor’s office that Soknacki’s campaign suggested would show the mayor “wasting city resources on his election campaign,” according to a report on Yahoo. And last week  the mayor’s annual Ford Fest, a massive, free barbecue held at a city-owned park in Scarborough, was characterized as being a campaign event in disguise.

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Police offering $50,000 reward for information on triple homicide – Regina REGINA – The Regina police are now offering a $50,000 reward for information that would help solve the triple homicide in Regina four years ago. 31-year-old Gray Nay Htoo, 28-year-old Maw Maw and their three-year-old son Seven June Htoo were all found dead in their Oakview Drive home. Currently police have five full-time investigators dedicated to the case, and in the past the police have had as many 25 investigators assigned to the case. Investigators believe that there are people within the community who have information which could be crucial to the investigation and help find the person responsible for this crime. The reward guidelines are as follows: If you have information regarding this investigation, contact the Regina Police Service, Major Crimes Unit, by calling 306-777-6500.In order to qualify for the reward, the RPS requires persons to provide their name and address and a complete statement of their knowledge of the case to investigators. They may be required to testify. No confidentiality can be offered.In the event of an arrest, you may choose to file a claim for the reward. If you do so, you must file a claim by letter addressed to the Chief of Police, 1717 Osler Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3W3. You may choose to mail it via regular mail or courier. Please ensure you keep a dated copy of your claim letter and any receipts.Upon completion of the case in court where a conviction occurs, the Regina Police Service Board of Police Commissioners and the Chief of Police at their sole discretion will determine the portion of the reward to be paid to any claimant(s). Only persons who have filed a claim to the reward will be considered.No member of a federal, provincial or municipal police agency including full or part-time employees or volunteers, corrections agency employees, full-time or volunteers or their family members are entitled to file a claim for a reward. Persons engaged in the judicial system either as employees or contractors are excluded from claiming a reward. This also includes lawyers, employees and family members of firms that were the victim of a crime.No reward will be paid until the case is concluded in the courts and a conviction occurs for the offense that the reward was offered for. Any appeals must be concluded with a conviction.Persons who provided statements to police in this investigation before a reward is offered are not eligible to claim a reward. Related Search for triple homicide suspect continues

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North Vancouver couple sets on a 10-year bike trip – BC WATCH: Andrew and Amanda Prenty talk to Sophie Lui and Steve Darling about taking their bikes around the world on a 10-year journey. Amanda and Andrew Prenty have been planning their trip of a lifetime for nearly three years. But that is a small amount of time to spend organizing your trip when you plan to travel for an entire decade. The North Vancouver couple plans to travel around the world on their bikes for a whopping 10 years. Story continues below “The key to happiness lies in how you spend your time, and for us, spending time on bicycles is when we are truly happy,” says Andrew Prenty. The Prentys have sold their condo and all of their possessions to be able to fund the trip. They estimate it will cost $30 a day to support the two of them for 10 years. “It does not sound like a lot here in Canada, but it can really go a long way in other parts of the world,” says Andrew. The couple is forgoing their high-earning years to be able to take the trip. “We are walking away from it because it is not important to us,” says Amanda Prenty. “We want to see the world, we want to meet other people, learn about cultures and just see what the world has to offer. We will figure it out when we get back.” Missing Christmas holidays and family get-togethers will be tough, but the Pentrys say their family has been very supportive of their adventure. “It is very emotional. Our parents are a bit older, so there is a possibility we will never see them again,” says Amanda. Amanda and Andrew Prenty are about to set on a trip of a lifetime. Facebook, Letsridebikesca The couple is packing 180 pounds worth of equipment to load on their bicycles. They plan to camp out for the next 6-8 months. The first leg of their journey starts this Thursday. The Pentrys are flying up north, where they plan to ride through the North West Territories, Yukon, B.C. and Alberta for a few months. They then plan to ride through the United States and into Mexico around Christmas. They will spend the winter in Central America, riding through many countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, before setting sail for Colombia. They plan to be in Rio De Janeiro in time for the 2016 Olympics. The Pentrys plan to wrap up the first leg by heading to the Antarctic Circle. You can follow the Prentys on their journey on 桑拿会所 @LetsRideBikesca and on Facebook. You can also check out their website at 杭州夜生活letsridebikes桑拿按摩

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WATCH: Japanese otters cool off during heat wave – National WATCH ABOVE: Otters ride a water slide to beat the heat. TORONTO – For the past few weeks, much of Japan has been enduring sweltering heat. People and animals alike – like these playful otters – have been finding ways to beat the heat. Two years ago, the Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, east of Tokyo, built a slide for these little guys, and over the past few days they’ve been making the most of it. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, temperatures in some some parts of Japan could reach upwards of 35 C. And the heat shows no signs of abating any time soon. Forecasts for the week are expected to remain around 30 C to 35 C. Nighttime lows are expected to be 25 C. And it’s not just Japan: in China, temperatures have been in the 30s as well and look to continue over the next week. Much of Asia has been enduring sweltering heat over the past week, and it doesn’t look like it will let up any time soon. Global News Follow @NebulousNikki Related Record breaking heat wave in BC

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De Santis out as Impact sporting director – Montreal MONTREAL – Nick De Santis has been removed from his job as sporting director of the struggling Montreal Impact. Team president Joey Saputo said De Santis will stay with the team in an administrative role but would not be involved in decisions onplayers or the team. READ MORE: Montreal Impact contend with tight schedule Coach and director of player personnel Frank Klopas will take over De Santis’s duties at least through next season. Saputo said the team is looking into ways it can reorganize its management structure. READ MORE:  Garcia scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake beats Montreal 3-1 De Santis, 46, has been with the Impact organization for 20 years as a player, coach and manager. Saputo urged the team to play hard for the rest of the MLS season and the CONCACAF champions league. Related Montreal Impact promote Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare to MLS squad Montreal Impact sign Argentine midfielder Piatti as designated player Montreal Impact drop 1-0 loss to Dynamo Montreal Impact shore up defence with Mamadou (Futty) Danso ©2014The Canadian Press

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Trump willing to buy the Buffalo Bills but won’t be ‘totally stupid’ – Toronto Watch above:  Could Toronto be the future home of the Bills? Carey Marsden reports.  BUFFALO, N.Y. – Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his. “I’ll be bidding, but many other people will be bidding,” the billionaire businessman said on Fox News ahead of a Tuesday deadline for prospective owners to submit initial offers. Story continues below Related The NFL in Toronto? Bon Jovi group exploring stadium sites Bon Jovi reportedly part of Toronto group looking to buy Buffalo Bills The National Football League franchise is for sale following the death in March of owner Ralph Wilson. “I would say the chances are very, very unlikely, because I’m not going to do something totally stupid,” Trump said, “Maybe just a little bit stupid, but not totally stupid.” Others who have shown interest in buying the Bills include Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, former Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano and a group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Canadian partners Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and the Rogers family of Toronto-based Rogers Communications. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen told The Associated Press the mogul’s bid package would be submitted Tuesday afternoon. The Pegulas also submitted a bid, according to a person familiar with the sale process who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the sale is private. WATCH: Donald Trump tells Fox News that he will bid on Bills but won’t do anything “totally stupid” The Bills most recently were valued by Forbes at $870 million but are expected to sell for at least $1 billion, partly because NFL teams rarely go on the market. “I’m … somebody that likes to buy for the right price,” Trump said. “Right now you see pricing of certain types of assets – including real estate assets – they’re going through the roof.” Kyle Arrington #25 of the New England Patriots deflects a pass in front of Robert Woods #10 of the Buffalo Bills in the second half during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images About 10 prospective ownership groups submitted nondisclosure agreements to Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the Bills sale on behalf of Wilson’s estate. Not all will necessarily follow up with a bid. Because the sale process is private, Morgan Stanley will not make names of would-be buyers public. The firm will review the initial non-binding bids and is expected within the next week to determine which groups may progress to the next stage of bidding. The new owner could be identified by Labor Day and be presented to NFL owners for approval during league meetings in early October. Meanwhile, representatives of the Bon Jovi group who have been exploring potential stadium sites scheduled a meeting with upstate New York developer Scott Congel, a person familiar with the meeting told the AP on Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the group has not disclosed who it is meeting with and the person wasn’t authorized to do so. Congel, the son of Pyramid Management Group owner Robert Congel, has proposed building a stadium on a former mall site in the Buffalo suburb of West Seneca. Syracuse-based Pyramid is one of the largest shopping mall developers in the northeast. The AP reported last week that the Bon Jovi group had conducted a feasibility study that included building a stadium in Toronto but also planned to meet with two Buffalo-area developers. A lease agreement essentially locks the Bills into staying in Buffalo through the 2019 season. It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the team to Toronto. ©2014The Associated Press

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Woman sues Facebook for $123 million over ‘revenge porn’ – National TORONTO – A Houston, Texas woman has filed a $123 million lawsuit against Facebook and a former friend after a profile page containing fake pornographic images was started in her name. Meryem Ali said she was the victim of “revenge porn” after a friend photoshopped her face onto pornographic images and posted them to a Facebook page using her full name. Story continues below According to legal documents obtained by The Wrap, the images contained “false, phony, naked body shots” and sexual acts. The report said Ali was alerted to the page after her friends and family received friend requests from the account. The lawsuit alleges that Ali contacted Facebook several times to have the page taken down, but the social network failed to do so for months. “Even then, it wasn’t until after Ali had involved the Houston Police Department in the investigation and they subpoenaed Facebook records to try and identify who was behind the site in the first place,” read The Wrap’s report. According to legal documents, Ali determined the total of the damages by calculating ten cents for each of Facebook’s 1.23 billion subscribers. The lawsuit intends to seek damages for Ali’s emotional suffering and embarrassment from the incident, as well as “expose the frailties and failures of the falsely advertised, and false promoted privacy mechanisms,” according to The Wrap.

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Two more mysterious giant craters appear at the ‘end of the world’ – National WATCH: Mysterious hole forms in Siberia TORONTO – What is swallowing the Earth in Siberia? Last September, residents living on the remote Yamal Peninsula in Siberia were surprised to find that a giant crater – some 30 metres wide and 70 metres deep – had mysteriously formed. Now, two more craters have formed, one that is hundreds of kilometres from the first, leaving many people baffled. Story continues below Related Ancient meteorite crater found in southern Alberta Giant Quebec crater viewed from space According to media reports out of Russia, the second crater was discovered not too far from the first by reindeer herders on the Yamal Peninsula – which is known to locals as the “end of the world” due to its remoteness. Yet another crater – that is between 60 and 100 metres deep, with a diameter of less than four metres – was found on the Taymyr Peninsula east of Yamal. Experts have ventured to the first hole to study its composition, finding an icy lake at its bottom. The scientists believe that it is a natural phenomenon, but say that more study is needed to better understand how these craters form. Follow @NebulousNikki

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