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Restaurant Diner Finds Valuable Pearl In An Oyster

A man eating oysters for lunch at a New York restaurant found a pearl in his meal that could be worth thousands.  New Jersey resident Rick Antosh was having lunch with a friend at Grand Central’s Oyster Bar in New York when he found a hard object.  “I just all of a sudden felt something like a tooth or Read more

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English Pub Offers 31-Pound Christmas Dinner Challenge

A pub in England has cooked up what appears to be the world’s biggest Christmas dinner: a 16,500-calorie mountain of food featuring a turkey heavier than a small baby.  The George Pub and Grill in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, has rustled up a traditional Christmas day feast ”to beat them all,” the owners say.  The feast is made up … Read more

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[Video] Chicago Blackhawks Mascot Involved In A Fight With A Fan

According to police in Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks’ mascot was involved in an altercation with a fan on Friday night at the United Centre. Police say Tommy Hawk was attacked by a man on the concourse. The Chicago Sun-Times, which posted video of part of the brawl, attributed police as saying that the mascot was attacked by a white … Read more

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The Government Is Proposing A New Passenger Bill Of Rights For Air Travel

The federal government has unveiled their new passenger bill of rights for air travel. Some of the compensation you can expect includes: the airlines will pay you up to $1,000 for flight delays and cancellations within an airline’s control, that are not safety related. It’s a sliding scale. A three to six hour delay will get you $400 and delays … Read more

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New Drunk Driving Laws Kick In Today

New rules to combat impaired driving kick in today that increase penalties and expand police powers to demand breath samples. The legislation was passed by the Trudeau Government passed in June. Police now have the right to demand a breath sample from any driver, for any reason. In the past they had to have reasonable suspicion that the driver had … Read more

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Interesting New Fan Theory Suggests Elf Is Actually A Prequel To Step Brothers

What would a Christmas movie night be without the Will Ferrell’s “Elf”?  Although it was released in 2003, fans are still obsessing over the movie which saw Ferrell as a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.  As such, the fandom have created a number of … Read more

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The California Farm Linked To The Romaine Lettuce Recall Now Takes Cauliflower, Red Leaf Lettuce, And Green Leaf Lettuce Off The Shelves

The California farm tied to the massive recall on romaine lettuce from last month is now recalling cauliflower, red leaf lettuce, and green leaf lettuce amid fears of an E. coli outbreak.  The source of the potential outbreak is Adam Bros Farming in Santa Maria, California, which was identified as at least one source of the contaminated romaine lettuce that … Read more

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Today The Ford Government Plans To Introduce Legislation To Head Off A Strike By Power Workers

Premier Ford is the Grinch who’s making politicians work over their Christmas Break.  Despite rising last week for the annual Christmas break, the Ford Government has recalled the legislature to hold an emergency session today to introduce legislation aimed at preventing a strike at Ontario Power Generation. The legislation would stop a job action by about 6,000 workers at O.P.G. … Read more

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Ron Taverner Will Not Be Sworn In As OPP Commissioner Today

The Ford government is delaying the appointment of Ron Taverner as the province’s top cop until an investigation into allegations of political interference in the hiring process is complete. Taverner, a longtime Toronto Police officer and family friend of Premier Doug Ford, made the request for a delay in his appointment to the job of OPP commissioner. The 72-year-old was … Read more

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KFC Debuts Fried Chicken-Scented Firelogs Ahead Of Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, KFC is debuting its very own KFC-scented Enviro-Log, said to smell like the Colonel’s signature blendof 11 herbs and spices once it gets going. “At KFC, we have always been proud of our role in bringing loved ones together at the dinner table around a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken,” said Andrea Zahumensky, chief … Read more

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VitaminWater Will Pay You $100k If You Give Up Your Smartphone For A Year

VitaminWater has announced a new contest where a lucky contestant can win $100,000 for returning to a mid-90’s era phone. If you can go a full year carrying around an old-school phone, you win $100,000. If you last six months, you get $10,000. If you want to enter the contest, you’ll have to post a photo to your Twitter or … Read more

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[Video] This Lady Just Got A Nice Surprise From McDonald’s After Almost Being Run Over After Being Robbed

A woman who was hospitalized after nearly being run over in a Florida McDonald’s parking lot was just surprised with a special meal.  On Tuesday Janice Allen, 76, was visited at her home by a manager of the Okeechobee McDonald’s where the incident took place. The manager came by to check on Allen,who spent two days recovering in the hospital, and delivered … Read more

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The Government Wants Your Feedback On How Alcohol Should Be Sold In Ontario

The Ontario government is looking for public feedback on how to modernize alcohol sales in the province. They have launched an online survey that they say will eventually help them develop the plan to expand the sale of alcohol to corner stores, grocery stores and big-box stores, based on demand. They plan to release the results of the survey this … Read more

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Toronto Votes To Allow Pot Shops But The Province Announces Only A Limited Amount Will Be Allowed To Open In April

Months after saying it would not cap the number of licences for retail pot shops after cannabis was legalized, the provincial government has reversed course. The Progressive Conservatives now says they will only be able to issue 25 licences by April. In a statement last night, the province says it plans to take a “phased approach” to authorizing … Read more

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[Video] This Rainbow Pooping Unicorn Is Getting Very Popular For Christmas

Until now it wasn’t clear if there would be any one “hot toy” this Christmas but it looks like one has emerged. The ‘Poopsie Slime Surprise Unicorn’ is now one of the hottest — and grossest — toys of the holiday season.  The unicorn sucks down a bottle-fed meal of slime-making powdered “unicorn food” mixed with lukewarm water. … Read more

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Suspicious Package Found At Pearson Airport Determined To Be Of No Threat

A suspicious package left at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has been found to be of no threat, but not until after it prompted police to shut down a section of Terminal 1 for four hours Wednesday night. Peel Regional Police received a call from an airport employee about an unattended bag left on Level 3 and officers quickly cleared passengers … Read more

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You Could See Up To 120 Meteors Per Hour In The Sky Tonight

The best meteor shower of the year will happen tonight and into tomorrow morning.  The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of Dec 13/14. According to “the Backyard Astronomer” Gary Boyle, the best time to see up to 120 meteors per hour is after midnight, towards dawn. “Sand size particles from asteroid 3200 Phaethon (a possible dead Read more

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Recall Announced On Some Kotex Sleek Tampons

Kimberly-Clark is recalling their U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency for a quality-related defect that could impact their performance. Kimberly-Clark has received reports from consumers of the U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body. There also have been … Read more

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NASA Invites Steph Curry To Tour Their Lunar Lab – Curry Thinks The Moon Landing Was Fake

NASA has invited Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry to tour its lunar lab after the NBA star said he didn’t believe man ever walked on the moon.   Curry made the statement while taking part in the The Ringer’s Winging It podcast which was aired on Monday.  He asked teammate Andre Iguodala and the podcast’s hosts: ”We ever been to Read more

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The OPP Interim Commissioner Wants An Investigation Into The Hiring Of The New Commissioner

The interim commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police is asking the province’s ombudsman to investigate the appointment of Toronto Police Superintendent Ron Taverner to the force’s top job. Brad Blair, who has been leading the force since November, filed a formal request yesterday, “amid growing concerns of political interference” in the hiring process of Premier Doug Ford’s family … Read more

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[Video] Alberta Teen Quits Walmart In An Expletive Filled Rant Over The Intercom

An Alberta teen announced his resignation from Walmart in an expletive filled rant over the intercom. Jackson Racicot, 17, from Edmonton, picked up the intercom phone and aired his complaints about management over the shop floor.  He concluded his message, saying: “F**k management, f**k this job and f**k Walmart.”  Cheers and laughter rang out across the supermarket as he … Read more

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McDonald’s To Cut The Use Of Antibiotics In It’s Beef

McDonald’s has announced plans to cut usage of antibiotics in the beef it serves. The restaurant chain said yesterday that it’s working with meat suppliers in its top 10 beef sourcing markets to “measure and understand” the current usage of antibiotics.  McDonald’s then will set reduction goals by the end of 2020 based on that research and, in … Read more

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These Are The Top Trending Holiday Gifts Right Now

How do you find the most popular gifts of the season? Google, of course.  Woman’s Day took a look at the search engine’s shopping insights to find out what the masses have on their holiday wish list for 2018. Here’s what is trending in every category, organized by price, in U.S. dollars: 

Toys

  • L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl Surprise ($22, bestbuy.com)
  • JoJo
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Instagram Adds A Voice Message Feature

Soon, sending a message on Instagram will be as easy as pushing a button.  The social media platform has launched a new voice chat feature on the app that lets users record a message and send it to a friend, according to TechCrunch.  Instagram users can send voice chats back and forth in their direct messages.  Now, in the Instagram … Read more

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Sunday January 6th Will Be The Day To Meet Someone New Online

If you’re hoping to meet someone new in 2019, mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 6.  That’s the first Sunday after the new year — and each year, that Sunday is the day when dating sites say they see a peak in new singles logging on and looking for dates.  Dating site Match, for example, says the first Sunday … Read more

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[Video] Baby It’s Cold Outside Gets A #Metoo Era Rewrite

Baby It’s Cold Outside” is getting a revamp for the #MeToo era.  Radio stations around the U.S. and Canada have dropped the 1944 Christmas tune from their lineups over lyrics including, “I ought to say no, no, no, sir /Mind if I move in closer.”  As Vox’sEmily Crockett wrote, the song strikes many as, “… Read more

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Omar Khadr Wants His Bail Conditions Changed

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr is looking to get some of his bail conditions changed. He is asking for a Canadian passport so he can travel to Saudi Arabia for a Muslim pilgrimage, and he wants phone or Skype contact with his sister. The 32-year-old Khadr will return to Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on Thursday to apply … Read more

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The Father Of Tori Stafford Is Livid Over His Daughter’s Killer Being Moved To Medium Security

The father of a murdered Woodstock girl is calling for an immediate overhaul of the Correctional Service of Canada. Rodney Stafford –father of eight-year-old Tori Stafford — is livid after learning one of his daughter’s killers has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility. Michael Rafferty was transferred in March. The revelation comes just weeks after Rafferty’s … Read more

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The Mayor And The Union Aren’t Confident Presto Cards Will Be Reliable On The TTC Next Month

Mayor Tory and the union representing TTC workers are calling for the province to fix what (they say) is an unreliable fare system that will replace the monthly Metropass in just a few weeks. Tory and the union have raised concerns that the Presto technology isn’t working consistently and the TTC won’t be able withstand the surge in travellers using … Read more

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The CDC Warns Us Avoid Eating Raw Cookie Dough While Holiday Baking

Holiday baking season is in full swing and many people will begin baking cookies for Santa, however the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you may want to think twice before you start snacking in the kitchen.  The CDC wants to remind all the bakers that eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick.   Raw cookie dough reportedly … Read more

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The Boil Water Advisory In Milton Has Been Lifted

Good news. The boil water advisory for parts of Milton has been lifted. Last night the Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region said tests have confirmed that the water is safe to drink again. As a precaution,they are asking residents to run cold water for a minimum of one minute, remove and clean all screens and aerators on taps … Read more

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The OSPCA Has 100 Ducks That Need Forever Homes

The OSPCA is hoping people will be in the mood to “Duck The Halls” this Christmas. They have 100 ducks in need of homes up for adoption as part of its iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. The flock is currently being sheltered at the Silver Willow Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in Mulmur. The Muscovy-type ducks recently came into the OSPCA’s … Read more

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Ohio State University Gets A Bacon Vending Machine

Ohio State University students are being treated to an unusual snacking option for finals week thanks to a new bacon vending machine.  The Ohio Pork Council, a trade group for Ohio pork producers, installed a vending machine at the College of Food,Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that dispenses cooked, ready-to-eat Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale bacon.  Proceeds from the machine, which charges $1 for … Read more

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Little Caesars Is Testing A New Pizza

Little Caesars is testing something new and it’s pretty much the ultimate mash-up of Italian foods. Introducing … the brand-new lasagna pizza.  The 14-inch round pizza features a toasted Parmesan breadcrumb crust topped with meaty marinara sauce,mini ribbon pasta, Italian sausage and a blend of mozzarella, Muenster and ricotta cheeses. It is available for a suggested retail price of $9.  … Read more

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Multiple Watches And Warnings Posted About Heavy Snow Coming To Parts Of Southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued multiple watches, warnings and statements regarding winter weather that could impact parts of Southern Ontario today. Here are the details:… Read more

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Next Week Krispy Kreme Will Sell A Dozen Donuts For One Dollar – One Day Only

Krispy Kreme’s beloved “Day of Dozens” holiday deal is back.  On Wednesday, December 12 (or 12/12) the doughnut chain is selling a dozen doughnuts for just $1.  If customers buy one dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme on December 12, they can buy the second dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts for one dollar.  The offer is limited to two … Read more

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New Study Finds Compound In Non-Stick Pans Is Making Men’s Penises Smaller

A new study found that a chemical commonly found on nonstick pans and fast-food wrappers may have a significant impact on endowment — and can result in smaller penises.  The research, which took place in Italy, found that those who had been exposed to perfluoroalkyl compounds, also referred to as PFCs, had significantly smaller eggplants than those who hadn’t, … Read more

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Canada Caught In The Middle Of An Unfolding Drama Between The U.S. And China

China’s foreign ministry is demanding the release of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and may be wanted for extradition by the United States. A Justice Department spokesman says Meng Wanzhou who is also the daughter of the company’s founder, is in custody in Vancouver and has requested a publication ban. A clerk at … Read more

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Radio Stations Facing Huge Backlash For Banning ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

Radio stations across North America and their listeners continue to debate what should be done about the 1944 Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”  The tune made headlines this holiday season when Cleveland radio station WDOK announced it would cease playing the song after some listeners complained its lyrics hadn’t aged well amid the #MeToo movement.  Now multiple … Read more

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[Video] Cardi B And Offset Have Split Up

Cardi B says she and her husband Offset have broken up. Cardi posted a 42-second video on her Instagram account early this morning announcing the split. Cardi said, “And it’s nobody’s fault. It’s just like I guess we grew out of love. But we’re not together anymore. I don’t know it might take time to get a divorce. And Read more

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox