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Piece of Toronto Maple Leafs’ glorious past or elaborate fraud? Wally Stanowski insists teammate Howie Meeker’s five-goal game was a work of fiction

news.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - Wally Stanowski was sitting on his couch in a nursing home in Toronto's west end not long ago, listening to golden oldies on the radio and leafing through the sports section, a daily ritual. But on that particular day, Stanowksi wasn't very pleased by what he was reading in a brief item acknowledging Howie Meeker's 91st birthday.
Jan 30, 2015

Great story from @oconnorwrites Maple Leafs legend? Or elaborate lie? The five goal that (maybe) didn't happen. bit.ly/18Cq2lI

Jan 30, 2015

BTW, this piece by @oconnerwrites is absolutely terrific. The Leafs really are the Cubs news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/30/pie…

Jan 30, 2015

If not interested in the conspiracy, at least click for 91yo Meeker’s trash talk & this photo natpo.st/18Cq2lI pic.twitter.com/7rdtaA687x

Jan 30, 2015

Love this @oconnorwrites story: Was Howie Meeker’s legendary five-goal game an elaborate fraud? natpo.st/18Cq2lI #Leafs

Jan 30, 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs legend? Or elaborate lie? The five goal that (maybe) didn't happen. bit.ly/18Cq2lI pic.twitter.com/ybhE8Y1mPt

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Seven-layer dip with a twist from Steven and Chris, just in time for the Super Bowl

news.nationalpost.com — CBC hosts Steven and Chris are big on hosting, which made them the perfect duo to ask for tips on serving seven-layer dip for a Super Bowl party this Sunday. The pair suggested going big on presentation with their Stadium Snack Bowl - and offered a bonus out-of-the-box serving suggestion for your Super Bowl Sunday chili.
Jan 30, 2015

Y'all been scooped. RT @evalois: I'm pretty sure @nationalpost and @cbc win the Super Bowl dip stadium war. natpo.st/1zGmNp3

Jan 30, 2015

“Are you Team Pretzel or are you Team Cheesy?” Steven and Chris are CLEARLY trying to start another food war at NP natpo.st/1zGmNp3

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Documentary on transgender athletes tries to bridge the gender divide

news.nationalpost.com — You're an enlightened person, yes? A supporter of equal opportunity for all regardless of race or gender, who agrees that being gay is no more a lifestyle choice than being tall, and fine with the fact that a kid can have two mommies or two daddies. OK with all that?
Jan 30, 2015

RT @e_gilbert: “The gender binary doesn’t exist, and never did.” @scott_stinson on transgender athletes and the road to equality natpo.st/1tBDXl6

Jan 30, 2015

“The gender binary doesn’t exist, and never did.” @scott_stinson on transgender athletes and the road to equality natpo.st/1tBDXl6

Jan 30, 2015

RT @scott_stinson: My column on athletes, gender, and the problem with two boxes. natpo.st/1tBDXl6

Jan 30, 2015

RT @scott_stinson: My column on athletes, gender, and the problem with two boxes. natpo.st/1tBDXl6

Jan 30, 2015

My column on athletes, gender, and the problem with two boxes. natpo.st/1tBDXl6

Pro wrestling star Mick Foley ejected from eating contest after hiding uneaten chicken wings in fanny pack

news.nationalpost.com — PHILADELPHIA - Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack. People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @evolution1079: BREAKING NEWS RT@npsport Wrestler Mick Foley ejected from eating contest after stashing chicken wings in fanny pack natpo.st/1yV6d2t

Has The Economist ever been to Toronto? (Video)

news.nationalpost.com — The Economist has ranked Toronto as the best place to live in the world. Reporting from the blustery, slush-soaked streets of Toronto, Kelly McParland finds the suggestion a little hard to believe.

ISIS sympathizer’s road to jihad - from Canada to Syria to Iraq - tracked one Tweet at a time

news.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - The Toronto woman who Tweeted so sympathetically about ISIS probably had no idea that, when she left Canada late last year, she was being tracked by researchers following her movements using geocoding.
Jan 30, 2015

Canadian 'Jihad Jane' tracked from Toronto to Syria to Iraq, thanks to @twitter posts natpo.st/1zcKgwz #ISIS pic.twitter.com/uaoEz3S2BB

Jan 30, 2015

ISIS sympathizer’s road to jihad — from Canada to Syria to Iraq — tracked one Tweet at a time natpo.st/1zcKgwz

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Watch this chill dude become the first person to climb a frozen Niagara Falls

news.nationalpost.com — Some people prefer to spend winter huddled indoors, waiting for spring to free them from the icy confines of the season's grasp. Others ski, or skate. This guy climbs Niagara Falls. Seriously. Grab a scarf before you watch this latest stunt sponsored by Red Bull, because you might catch cold just taking in the insanity.
Jan 30, 2015

Watch this chill dude become the first person to climb a frozen Niagara Falls natpo.st/1zGx44E via @nationalpost

Home sweet homewreck: This is the worst reno story you will ever hear

news.nationalpost.com — Jim Pantaleo's phone winked out sometime after 6:00 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2012. The last message he sent before it died was to his wife, Allison. "Love you forever," it said. And then, nothing. Jim had spent the day before writing and drinking, slowly.

Famed Toronto deli, Moe Pancer’s, shut down after more than 50 years in business

news.nationalpost.com — Despite slicing up what some call the best pastrami in town, Toronto mainstay Moe Pancer's Deli has closed its doors after being in business for more than half a century. Since 1957, generations of families flocked to the North York establishment and raved about its smoked meat and fricassee.

Christine Elliott has raised the most money (by far) in the race to become leader of the Ontario PC party

news.nationalpost.com — TORONTO - Christine Elliott has raised the most money by far in the race to become leader of the Progressive Conservatives, filing $515,000 in donations with Elections Ontario by the time nominations closed at noon Friday. PC finance critic Vic Fedeli, a former North Bay mayor, was a distant second in fundraising at $156,650, followed by Barrie MP Patrick Brown at $105,000.
Jan 30, 2015

ICYMI: $100,000 from one young man helps put Christine Elliott in fundraising lead in On PC leadership race. bit.ly/1wK57RQ #onpoli

John Ivison: Harper terror legislation has possibility to disrupt a balance that has served Canadians remarkably well

news.nationalpost.com — This is not a government that has inspired confidence in its respect for the democratic institutions of this country. The introduction of its new Anti-Terror legislation is a case in point - the whole process happened hundreds of miles from Parliament during Question Period; much of the media briefing took place without the legislation being made available to journalists.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @nationalpost: Ivison: Terror legislation has possibility to disrupt balance that has served Canadians well natpo.st/163Gfyj pic.twitter.com/gZTJ7FioHX

Robyn Urback: Six-month sobriety rule for liver transplants is harsh, but necessary

news.nationalpost.com — The story of Mark Selkirk's death is an indisputable tragedy. The 52-year-old father, grandfather and husband was a successful businessman and community organizer whose fiberglass business was behind a public arts project that made moose sculptures ubiquitous around Toronto.
Jan 30, 2015

Should we eliminate the six-month sobriety rule for liver transplants? No. Here's why: natpo.st/1BDpghP

Mitt Romney says he won’t run for president in 2016 after learning former supporters backing Jeb Bush

news.nationalpost.com — WASHINGTON - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of the race.
Jan 30, 2015

Romney: Corporations are people who no longer give a crap about me, my friends. news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/30/mit…

Humiliation in France as it finishes seventh in World Cup of chefs, well behind the U.S. (but still way ahead of lowly Canada)

news.nationalpost.com — PARIS - It is considered to have one of the finest cuisines in the world. But France faced gastronomic humiliation after it failed to make the podium on home soil in a global cooking championship. Norway won this year's gold medal in the Bocuse d'Or, a contest often described as the World Cup of chefs.

Super Bowl 2015’s weird, wacky and (a few totally) fake prop bets

news.nationalpost.com — It's Super Bowl week, which means time for the annual tradition in which betting houses release all kinds of ridiculous proposition bets in order to get people to do stories on ridiculous wagers. Which I am now doing. So, good job, betting houses!
Jan 30, 2015

Some of these are actual Super Bowl prop bets. Some I made up. Try to tell the difference! #quiz #gambling #hashtags natpo.st/1DmdXu9

Kelly McParland: Crusade against Trinity Western law school runs up against a sensible judge

news.nationalpost.com — Elements of Canada's legal community have been fighting Trinity Western University's attempt to open a law school for some time, hoping to have it barred from graduating lawyers. Trinity Western is a private Christian university in British Columbia.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @fullcomment: Kelly McParland: Crusade against Trinity Western law school runs up against an intelligent judge natpo.st/1Hrp3Ek

Barbara Kay: Going all the way on sex education

news.nationalpost.com — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that, as part of its restructured sex education curriculum, schools across the province will start teaching students about the nature of sexual consent and what constitutes a healthy relationship. The aim is to create a "consent culture" in which everyone understands "what is a clear, enthusiastic, affirmative 'yes' and what consent looks and sounds like."

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch talks to Super Bowl 2015 media about not talking to media, finishes by staring at reporters in silence

news.nationalpost.com — PHOENIX - Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks' star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won't talk to them.

Quebec woman suing cop who left her locked in back of police truck with man who ended up raping her

news.nationalpost.com — MONTREAL - There was plenty of drinking in Tasiujaq that weekend in 2011, just as there was whenever a shipment of alcohol arrived in the isolated village in Quebec's far north. The lone police officer on duty on the night of Sept. 19 had her hands full.
Jan 30, 2015

Arrested and handcuffed for drunkenness, she was raped in the back of a police truck by a convicted sex offender. natpo.st/1uGGwxx

Jan 30, 2015

Quebec woman suing cop who left her locked in back of police truck with man who ended up raping her natpo.st/1uGGwxx

Jan 30, 2015

Well-told appalling story on teen locked in back of police car with sex offender who then raped her: natpo.st/1uGGwxx by @grayhamilton

Jan 29, 2015

RT @nationalpost: Quebec woman suing cop who left her in back of police truck with man who ended up raping her natpo.st/1uGGwxx pic.twitter.com/0KXNwo2YT8