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Canadian jobs rise by 53700 in December

Sudbury has lost thousands of jobs in recent years, due mostly to a downturn in the mining sector, the city's biggest employer. And the labor-force participation rate rose to 65.8%, up from 65.6%. The NDP was also critical of the fact that at 14.3 per cent, Ontario's youth unemployment rate is almost two per cent higher than the Canadian average, and is only getting worse.

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Famed Orca Dies as SeaWorld Ends Killer Whale Shows

In 2010, Tilikum grabbed the ponytail of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and dragged her underwater to her death in front of horrified onlookers at the end of a show at SeaWorld Orlando . The black-and-white five-tonne bull orca, the largest killer whale in captivity, had been linked to the deaths of three people. Tilikum was kept in a tank at a marine zoo in Reykjavík, Iceland, for a year before being purchased by Sealand of the Pacific, a marine park in British Columbia.

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U.S. Postal Service will stop offering its services at Staples stores

More than 500 Staples retail outlets around the country have been offering postal services. The move is to comply with a National Labor Relations Board judge's ruling. Staples scaled back the plan shortly after that resolution, doing away with the dozens of mini-post offices and instead adding hundreds of stores to the postal service's Approved Shipper Program.

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Canada Falls To USA In World Junior Final

Canada outshot United States of America, 10-6, in the first. It was the Americans' first win over the Russians in an elimination round in the tournament's history. Of note: the Ottawa Senators' Alexandre Daigle was one of five Canadians to reach double-digits in scoring. "It's the world juniors, (the) best tournament".

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Million People Downloaded "Super Mario Run", 3 Million Paid Money

Super Mario Run may have been downloaded by a huge number of people, but Nintendo must change the price ahead of the Android release date. That's a 3% conversion rate! It will always depend to the loyal fans if they like the game or not. At ten dollars a pop, 3 million buyers adds up to roughly $30 million in revenue, but Nintendo doesn't get to keep all of that for itself. Maybe things will be slightly different when Nintendo release the game for the Android users.

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Real Housewives Of ISIS Spoof Causes Controversy, Obviously

Well it absolutely is - but it's also the premise for a comedy sketch that's drawing mixed responses on social media today. The controversial bit satirizes the ways young women are manipulated by ISIS online. No doubt the sketch written by Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein classifies as fearless comedy and raises a voice against the plight of jihadi brides and sex slaves, courageous is all it has to its credit.