Today: Justin Trudeau calls the truckers a fringe minority with unacceptable views. We take a deeper dive into his comments from yesterday.
Also: Neil Young is now off Spotify, COVID-cancelled weddings are being rescheduled on weekdays, and the sexual wellness report.
NOTE: We are off tomorrow. After 9 will return on Monday.… Read more
Next week, McDonald’s is adding four menu hack items for a limited time. This means American McDonald’s customers can enjoy food mash-ups that are popular on social media. Everything will come separately, so you have to assemble them yourself. Starting on Monday, you’ll be able to get these four Menu Hack items for a limited time:
- The Hash Brown McMuffin.
Police are warning Ontario drivers to expect significant traffic delays on major highways when a trucking protest convoy enters the province. Sault Ste. Marie police say they’re expecting delays on Highway 17 in northern Ontario as the Freedom Convoy makes its way to Ottawa for a rally on Saturday. The OPP say delays are expected on the QEW, Highway 400, … Read more
Today: Please keep the trucker protest peaceful this weekend, NACI now says kids should get another shot of vaccine and Ontario’s NDP and Liberals want to require vaccination to get into the LCBO and pot shops.
PLUS: Celebrating National Spouses Day, McDonald’s is testing a chicken Big Mac, And a viral video to celebrate MILF Monday.… Read more
A brand new condom brand has just wrapped up testing and researchers believe it could be a game-changer in promoting safe sex and improving bedroom performance. The new condom, currently identified only as “CSD500” is not available in stores yet. But it has been in development for a while. It’s nicknamed “The Viagra Condom,” because it’s … Read more
GoFundMe has frozen more than $4-million dollars raised in a campaign to cover the costs of truckers who’ve joined a convoy headed to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The fundraising page of the Freedom Convoy shows it has raised more than 4.2-million dollars from more than 55,000 donors. But GoFundMe says it has frozen the funds until the organizer … Read more
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says Canadians have no reason to fear food shortages will result from a small minority of truck drivers refusing to comply with a vaccine mandate in order to cross the Canada-US border. Alghabra says the large grocery store chains and other retailers have assured him that they have plenty of goods to provide their customers, despite … Read more
Today: The trucker convoy keeps growing and debate about vaccine mandates continues to get louder.
Plus: What people hate about grocery shopping, The new telescope we launched into space, A woman got dumped after donating a kidney to her boyfriend, and new research about wine reducing your COVID risk. … Read more
Kraft will be adding three new flavours of everyone’s favourite comfort food: mac and cheese. Creamy ranch, zesty pizza and kickin’ buffalo Flavour Boost packets can now be purchased to bump up the flavour in your classic Kraft boxed mac and cheese. Rather than buying pre-flavoured mac and cheese, the Flavour Boosts are added to the classic boxed mac, meaning … Read more
Will Arnett’s new Netflix comedy Murderville comes out February 3rd, and it will be goo! It has a twist. It’s a murder mystery with a new celebrity guest star every episode . . . but they don’t get a script. … Read more
A woman who donated a kidney to a guy she was dating says he ended their relationship just months after his operation. Colleen Le, 30, who lives in the U.S., revealed in a TikTok video that her boyfriend at the time needed a kidney transplant because he was struggling to live with chronic kidney disease that left him needing dialysis … Read more
A new poll suggests the federal Conservatives are back within three percentage points of the Liberal party in the polls. Leger executive vice-president Christian Bourque says its the second consecutive month his polling firm has seen small gains for the Tories, bringing them back to the level of support they enjoyed before last fall’s federal election. Despite enjoying 31% support … Read more
A Russian YouTuber has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the inventor of the world’s first retractable lightsaber. Alex Burkan, who runs the Alex Lab channel on YouTube, unveiled his Star Wars-inspired invention, which produces a plasma blade that measures more than 3 feet in length and burns at a temperature of 5,072 degrees — hot enough to cut … Read more
Data published for the first time yesterday shows 111 schools in Ontario had absence rates higher than 50 per cent at the end of the first week of the return to in-class learning. The Ontario government says nearly 337 schools had absence rates of more than 30 per cent on Friday and 16 were closed. The province is sharing data … Read more
Today: The Freedom Convoy rolls into Ottawa this weekend. But there are some trying to dismiss these patriots. We talk about why everyone should support our truckers and get behind them.
Also: What to do when your Roomba disappears, A bizarre story where multiple people fell from a building, and stories of your sibling dating your ex.
Plus: Colin Jost … Read more
Adele’s claim that she canceled her Las Vegas shows due to COVID have been thrown into doubt by several sources, and the bottom line is: She wanted it to be low key intimate, and Caesars planned for a spectacle. And she wasn’t having it. One… Read more
After more than a year of customizing Zoom backgrounds, returning office workers may be tempted to deck out their cubicles. A man named Lucas Mundt recently got a job at a company called Simple Modern, and he went to his boss and asked if he could pimp out his cubicle? He made the whole thing look like a rustic cabin, … Read more
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra announced Friday they are now a family of 3! In the post, they say “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby together via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family.” … Read more
Today Ontario businesses enter their final week of provincial closure orders. Since January 5th, thousands of small businesses in the province have been under new restrictions that Premier Ford said were necessary to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant. Restaurants, gyms, movie theatres, indoor attractions and more have been ordered closed and retail settings are reduced to 50% capacity. … Read more
Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to access exclusive content. The Meta-owned platform is testing the ability among 10 creators in the US, allowing them to turn a profit with Live videos and Stories. This feature is similar to the one rolled out to Facebook in 2020, which Meta said it would hold off on collecting … Read more
Music superstar Meat Loaf has died. The singer-actor born as Marvin Lee Aday, who legally changed his name to Michael but was best known professionally as Meat Loaf, was loved by millions for his 1977 Bat Out of Hell album that became one of the best-selling records in history. He was known for such theatrical anthems as Paradise by the … Read more
Introducing your hype video of the day! The Superbowl is just a few weeks away, and Pepsi has put out a trailer featuring the halftime stars to get you excited. Em, Dre, Mary, Kendrick and Snoop will hit the field on February 13th! … Read more
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown says he is heartbroken that three boys have died as a result of a fire in the city yesterday morning. Brown says the community is grieving with the family members of the boys and their friends. Peel Paramedic Superintendent Jay Szymanski says the boys, ages nine, 12 and 15-years-old, were pronounced dead in hospital after they … Read more
Human smuggling is suspected to be behind Wednesday’s discovery of four bodies — including that of a baby and a teenager — in Manitoba, near the US border. RCMP believe all four died from exposure while trying to cross into the US from Canada during a blizzard and biting cold temperatures. American border guards had initially found seven migrants on … Read more
The province will start phasing out strict COVID-19 restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the Omicron variant at the end of the month, with an eye to lifting all constraints by mid-March. Businesses such as restaurants, gyms and cinemas will be allowed to re-open on January 31st with capacity limits, while the size of social gatherings will also be … Read more
Part 1: Doug Ford is making an announcement today, the UK is lifting their restrictions, and who to blame for Canada’s rising inflation.
Part 2: The mistakes we wish we could undo and dating people who speak another language. … Read more
The Campbell Soup Company is getting into the candle game. The soup giant has teamed up with the retail brand Camp to release candles in two signature Campbell’s scents: Chicken Noodle Soup and Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese. The former is said to offer “notes of savory chicken, cloves and buttery crackers” while the latter is billed as featuring “roasted … Read more
A pod of killer orcas helped free a trapped humpback – and it was caught on video. The encounter was captured off the Western Australian south coast near Bremer Bay on January 10. It was a rescue that stunned onlookers because orcas often feast on humpbacks in the ocean – injured or otherwise. And with the whale seemingly tangled in … Read more
Britney Spears’ lawyer is working overtime for her right now. Matthew Rosengart just filed papers in court that he says proves claims that Britney’s Dad Jamie bugged her room via a secret recording device. … Read more
The federal government is being forced to retire one of the Canadian Coast Guard’s important science vessels. Age finally caught up to the 59-year-old CCGS Hudson, and the ocean research science vessel is being decommissioned. A replacement will not be ready until at least 2025 and the Coast Guard is now scrambling to find alternatives to conduct ocean research. … Read more
Canada’s annual inflation rate hit a 30-year-high of 4.8 per cent last month but economists warn it could go even higher in the months ahead. Statistics Canada says the increase in consumer prices in December from a year earlier was driven by higher costs for food, passenger vehicles and housing. It’s the ninth straight month that headline inflation has come … Read more