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Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card
3 years ago

Canadian Teen Buys Almost $8K of FIFA DLC With Father’s Credit Card

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Too bad, so sad for a father in Pembroke, Ontario (Canada, y’all) whose son managed to buy almost $8,000 of in-game content in a FIFA game on his Xbox recently.

Lance Perkins’ 17 year old son dropped $7,625.88 CAD (about $5364.86 in USD) on EA’s FIFA game store content, which, assuming he’s playing FIFA 16, consists of “FIFA Points” – an in-game currency that allows you to buy “FUT Packs and Draft Entries” – basically, stuff to beef up your soccer/football/fútbol club. That’s a lot of draft entries; EA sells packs in increments ranging from 100 points — for $0.99 — all the way up to 12,000 points, which will set you back $99.99. Even if Perkins the Younger bought the 12,000 point packs alone, it’d still take him over 50 transactions to hit his total.

That’s dedication to the game, people.

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Good Dadvertising: Peanut Butter Cheerios Show ‘How To Dad’
4 years ago

Good Dadvertising: Peanut Butter Cheerios Show ‘How To Dad’

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General Mills Canada knocked one out of the park with their commercial for Peanut Butter Cheerios that started airing this week.

In the commercial titled “#HowToDad” by Toronto agency Tribal Worldwide, we see a dad. Owning it. Hard. Hashtag. Et cetera.

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Alberta: Gay Man Confirmed as Legal Father Though Former Partner Is Biological Parent
5 years ago

Alberta: Gay Man Confirmed as Legal Father Though Former Partner Is Biological Parent

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As our definitions of marriage evolve, so do our definitions of parenthood. Many places around the world have precedent for step-parents and adoptive parents gaining full custody and parental rights, but what about gay parents?

A gay dude in Alberta was just confirmed as the legal father of a 10-year old girl – one that he was raising with his ex-partner, the girl’s biological father.

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Oh, Canada: School Replaces Mother’s & Father’s Day With Family Day
5 years ago

Oh, Canada: School Replaces Mother’s & Father’s Day With Family Day

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UPI‘s got a story up (spoiler alert: you don’t need to go there, I’m about to explain it here) about a Canadian school that’s done-away with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

The school – Astral Drive Elementary School in Nova Scotia – instead holds “Family Day” on May 15 to include non-traditional families.

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Father Loses Custody of Children Because of His Obesity
6 years ago

Father Loses Custody of Children Because of His Obesity

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A father in Canada officially lost custody of his kids last Wednesday, and the “big” reason was his obesity.

The unnamed 38 year old father from Ottawa lost custody of his 5 and 6 year old special needs kids for – among other factors – being 360 pounds. The Royal Ottawa Hospital’s family court ruled that the father’s weight was, according to CANOE, the “key factor,” though his past marijuana use and violent outbursts were also considered.

According to the Superior Court Justice, the father’s “weight loss regime is itself a full-time job. So is parenting two high-needs children. One will inevitably have to give ground to the other.”

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Family and Children’s Services, Police Called Over Dad’s (Toy) Gun
7 years ago

Family and Children’s Services, Police Called Over Dad’s (Toy) Gun

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A father in Ontario, Canada is relieved, (and a little miffed) after a shakedown by Family and Children’s Services and the local police over his gun.

His – ahem – toy gun.

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Dad Poses on Facebook as 13 Year Old Girl, Nabs Predators
7 years ago

Dad Poses on Facebook as 13 Year Old Girl, Nabs Predators

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Dany Lacerte has two young daughters – ones that he’d like to keep away from online predators. So, oftentimes you can find Lacerte on Facebook – but not on …
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Father Unknowningly Rescues His Infant Son From Dumpster
7 years ago

Father Unknowningly Rescues His Infant Son From Dumpster

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In case you had a good Friday buzz going, let’s hit you with a crazy fatherhood story out of Canada.

A peach of a 30 year old gal by …
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