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[Video] Scott Fox Interviews Shawn Mendes

Scott Fox sits down with the Shawn Mendes to talk about his new music, world tour and how he likes performing at home in Toronto! … Read more

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Check Out The Pet-Resistant Half Christmas Tree

A British company is selling a unique Christmas tree online that features only the top half to protect it from babies, dogs and cats.  Catalog retailer Argos posted a listing online for a 6-foot “Half Parasol Christmas Tree” that only features branches on the top half of the artificial tree.  “Keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and Read more

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Kathleen Wynne Testifies Before Committee Investigating Liberal Accounting Practices

Former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne insists her government did not try to obscure the full financial impact of cutting hydro rates by taking on billions in debt, saying the accounting practices used and their effect on the province’s books were no secret. Wynne’s comments yesterday came as she testified at a committee tasked with investigating her government’s financial practices, which … Read more

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Police To Start Publishing The Names Of Those Charged With Impaired Driving

York Region Police say they will now publish the name of every person charged with impaired driving-related offences in an effort to curb what they have called a distressing trend. In York Region over the weekend, 16 drivers were charged and 27 criminal charges were laid in connection with impaired driving. So far this year, 1,400 charges have been laid … Read more

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[Video] Thunder Bay Police Investigating After Officer Allegedly Punches Someone On A Stretcher

Police in Thunder Bay are investigating a video that appears to show an officer hitting a person strapped to a stretcher. A shortened clip circulating online appears to show a female officer and a female paramedic standing over a person on a stretcher. They appear to be holding down the person’s arms when the officer appears to hit the person … Read more

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[Video] NYPD Find Engagement Ring That Was Dropped In A Times Square Drain

A newly engaged British couple who managed to drop their engagement ring down a grate in New York’s Times Square have been found and reunited with their diamond jewelry after a search effort by the NYPD.  John Drennan and his fiance Daniella, who live two hours north of London, were caught on surveillance cameras searching for the ring in Times … Read more

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Expanded Alcohol Sales Are Now In Effect In Ontario

Ontarians can now purchase alcohol between 9am and 11pm, seven days a week. That change went into effect yesterday. The change is made to align with the hours of Ontario’s private retail recreational cannabis stores which will begin to open on April 1, 2019. The new hours apply to LCBO stores, The Beer Store, authorized grocery stores and off-site winery … Read more

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Stolen Van With Baby Inside Located By Police

There were some very anxious moments in North York last night after a minivan was stolen with a 2-month old baby in the vehicle. The brown Toyota Sienna was reported stolen from a plaza on Islington, south of Steeles. After an intensive search by police and the public, a few hours later police tweeted that the baby had been found … Read more

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Chanukah Begins On Sunday

Chanukah begins at Sundown on Sunday and lasts until the evening of December 10.  Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.  The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. To wish someone a Happy … Read more

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The Next OPP Commissioner Is A Toronto Police Veteran

A veteran Toronto police officer that you may recognize from Z103.5 has been named the next commissioner of the OPP. Superintendent Ronald Taverner is a regular guest on the Scott & Kat Show. He will take over the post on December 17th. The province says Taverner began his policing career in 1967 and has worked in intelligence, organized crime and … Read more

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Jeep Just Introduced Their First Pick-Up In 26 Years

Jeep revealed their first pickup truck in 26 years at the Los Angeles Auto show.  The new Gladiator, set to hit production lines next year, is intended to be part SUV-part pickup and will be the first truck the company has made since the Comanche went out of production in 1992.  Closely-styled on the current Jeep Wrangler, Jeep say … Read more

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[Video] New Burger King Promo Includes A Treat For Your Dog

Burger King has unveiled a new meal deal that includes a treat for dogs called the Dogpper, which “is the first flame grilled bone offered at BK for your best friend,” according to a news release.  Burger King said the offer is a way for customers to enjoy their order at home without interruption from their begging pets.  … Read more

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SIU Investigating After Niagara Cop Allegedly Shoots Another Cop

Niagara Police say a 44-year-old officer is in stable condition after being shot in what the SIU describes as an “altercation” with another cop. It happened yesterday afternoon at a rural intersection in Pelham where the two officers were investigating a collision. The Special Investigations Unit says the two became involved in some kind of altercation, a firearm … Read more

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Today The Ford Government Will Unveil Ontario’s New Climate Change Plan

The Ford Government will unveil its climate change plan today, months after it cancelled the province’s cap-and-trade system. Environment Minister Rod Phillips will lay out the plan, which he says will be clear and achievable, at an event in Nobleton. Premier Doug Ford’s Conservatives cancelled the cap-and-trade system brought in by the previous Liberal government in July. The Tories’ Fall … Read more

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Premier Ford Says The PM And The General Motors Union Are Selling False Hope

Premier Doug Ford says union leaders and politicians who are promising to save General Motors’ award-winning assembly plant in Oshawa are “selling false hope”. Ford says the fight ahead for the 2,500 auto workers affected by the announced plant closure late next year is really about finding new jobs and helping affected families. The Premier accused Prime Minister … Read more

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Woman Accidentally Leaves Naughty Toy In Man’s Gift For Wife

Kelly Young forgot a very crucial detail when she decided to sell a pair of Timberland boots she no longer wanted on Ebay last week.  She wrapped up the boots in a shoe box to send to the purchaser, who was about to give them to his wife as an anniversary present.  Kelly, 22, was shocked when she received a … Read more

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This Is The Most Popular Gift To Give This Christmas

There’s gonna be a lot of green under Christmas trees this year.  Most people want … Read more

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No More Porn At Starbucks As Of Next Year

Starbucks says it has found a way to prevent customers from watching porn in its stores.  Next year, the chain plans to introduce a new tool meant to prevent customers from viewing pornography or other explicit content in it’s stores.  While watching porn is already banned at Starbucks locations, the chain does not have content blockers on its Wi-Fi service.  … Read more

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The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2018

The 100 most popular baby names of 2018 have been revealed, and although some classic names still remain popular, some quirky names are increasing in popularity.  Sophia and Jackson remained in the same place as last year, coming in as the number one girls and boys baby name for the past nine and six years respectively.  And while classic names … Read more

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Some Old Christmas Ornaments Are Getting Huge Bids On EBay

If you or your family members have any old ornaments lying around the house, it might be worth taking a good look at them – because they could just end up adding a hefty sum to your bank account.  A particular line of $15 collectible porcelain statues from Precious Moments have sparked something of a frenzy of selling and buying … Read more

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There Will Be Another Test Of The Emergency Alert System Today

Today another test of the Canadian emergency alert system will take place. It is scheduled for at 1:55pm local time. For this test, you should get the notification on your cell phone, see it on your TV and hear it on your radio. The emergency alert system was implemented to warn Canadians about natural disasters, fires, terrorist attacks, amber alerts, … Read more

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Two Pedestrians Hit In Milton Last Night

Last night was a bad one for collisions in Milton. Two pedestrians were hit by a car on Thompson Rd (at McCuaig Dr) around 7pm. A female in her 20’s was taken to Hamilton General Hospital and a teenage boy was rushed to McMaster Children’s Hospital. The teen was reportedly pinned between two vehicles and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was … Read more

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The Mars InSight Landed Safely Yesterday And Is Already Sending Back Pictures

NASA’s $1 billion new Mars rover has successfully landed on the red planet after a nerve-wracking six and a half minutes of terror, when it broke through the Martian atmosphere and was subjected to temperatures of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.   The InSight rover has been traveling through space for six months, but its long journey ultimately boiled down to … Read more

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This Sign May Have Saved The Life Of This Pittsburgh Penguins Fan

A hockey fan’s homemade sign likely saved her life after she used it to ask strangers for a kidney donation.  Kelly Sowatsky, 31, was desperately in need of a kidney.  So last April she took matters into her own hands at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.  “I thought this was my last chance to get the attention of somebody Read more

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New Study Confirms Just How Dirty Microwaves Are

How often do you clean out your microwave? According to a “swab study” conducted by Kimberly Clark, it should be cleaned after every use. Here’s why: In their exams of almost 5,000 locations in a variety of settings, 48 percent of microwave door handles tested had adenosine triphosphate (ATP) counts of 300 or higher.  (ATP is a molecule that provides … Read more

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The Union Is Vowing To Fight GM Over The Oshawa Plant Closure

The union representing workers at the GM assembly plant slated for closure in Oshawa is promising — quote – “one hell of a fight.” Unifor national president Jerry Dias spoke at a union hall packed with anxious GM workers and said the union will fight “tooth and nail” against the planned move. He also pointed out … Read more

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The Postal Strikes Will End At Noon Today

Full mail service is set to resume across Canada at 12pm today.  Last night the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to postal workers’ rotating strikes. After five hours of additional debate, senators approved the back-to-work bill by a vote of 53-25 with four abstentions, and royal assent was quickly granted. The government deemed the bill’s passage to be urgent, … Read more

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Arby’s Is Testing Out A Beer Can Chicken Sandwich

Have you ever made beer can chicken? The recipe involves cooking a chicken on a half-full can of beer in what looks like a really uncomfortable position.  Arby’s is now offering a version of this recipe in certain markets, but the beer can’s not included.   Food & Wine magazine reports that the sandwich comes in two varieties.  The Original Beer … Read more

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Today The Mars InSight Will Arrive On Mars

Today is a special day for NASA. The first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of Mars will touch down today after a six-month voyage through space.  Traveling 301 million miles from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft is due to reach its destination at around 3pm. The mission control team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los … Read more

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Reports Say General Motors Will Announce Today That They Are Pulling Out Of Oshawa

The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce today that it is closing the Oshawa assembly plant. Unifor, which represents more than 2,500 workers at the Oshawa plant, says it doesn’t have all the details of today’s announcement, but it’s been informed that no product has been allocated to the plant after December 2019. A source familiar … Read more

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A Special Weather Statement Is In Effect North Of The GTA

A special weather statement is in effect north and west of the city. Parts of Waterloo-Wellington, Perry Sound-Muskoka, Grey-Bruce and Dufferin-Innisfil could get up to 10cm of snow by tomorrow night. This is from a low pressure system tracking from the Southern U.S. There is still some uncertainty with the forecast track but Environment Canada is warning you to be … Read more

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The Federal Government Gives Notice On Potential Back-To-Work Legislation

The federal government has given the House of Commons the 48 hours notice required before introducing back-to-work legislation, but Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says that doesn’t mean the Liberals will make the move to end rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Hajdu says Canada Post and CUPW have already had a very long time to work out … Read more

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Health Canada Study Finds Lots Of Canadians Are Driving High

Health Canada’s latest survey on cannabis use finds most Canadians believe pot will affect your driving ability, but a good portion are doing it anyway. Four in 10 of those polled, who also use marijuana, admitted to driving within two hours of consuming pot.  More than one-third of those had done so in the 30 days before they answered the … Read more

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If You Have Romaine Lettuce At Home You Should Throw It Out

Health officials in both Canada and the US are telling people to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable. No deaths have been reported, but 18 people in Ontario and Quebec and 32 people in 11 American states have gotten sick and some have been hospitalized. Tracing the source of contaminated lettuce … Read more

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The Union Is Accusing Canada Post Of Intentionally Stalling Negotiations

With countless mail and parcels still backlogged across the country, the head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says rotating strikes are continuing in their fifth week. Mike Palecek is accusing Canada Post of refusing to negotiate, claiming Canada Post is stalling, waiting for the federal government to table back-to-work legislation if a deal isn’t reached within days. He … Read more

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The Perfect Holiday Gift For Cigarette Smokers

The holiday shopping season is officially here. If you’re looking for a gift idea for someone you know that smokes cigarettes, check out 180 Smoke’s Holiday Gift Bundle. While reliable stats on the subject are hard to find, a quick search of the net will introduce you to thousands upon thousands of people who have successfully quit cigarettes by switching … Read more

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YouTube Quietly Rolls Out 100 Movies That You Can Stream For Free

You can now watch dozens of movies for free on YouTube.  In October, YouTube quietly added a batch of about 100, feature-length films to its website that don’t require a subscription to enjoy.  The only catch?  Users have to be willing to sit through a few advertisements while they watch.  The “Free to watch” category includes mostly older … Read more

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The First Incredible Hulk Comic Sells For Huge Money

A copy of the first issue of Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk comic book just sold for over $167,000.  Published in May of 1962, the issue introduces the world to scientist Dr. Bruce Banner who, after unintentionally receiving a dose of gamma radiation, transforms into the huge, hulking green monster when he’s emotionally stressed.  Marvel comics legend Stan Lee, who died … Read more

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Charges Laid Against Students At St Michael’s College

The principal at St. Michael’s College says efforts to keep students safe have failed and they need to do better. Toronto police have charged six 14 and 15-year-olds from St. Mike’s with assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon. That’s related to the video that was briefly circulated last week.  Principal Greg Reeves spoke yesterday evening at … Read more

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The Postal Workers Union Rejects The Idea Of A Cooling Off Period

With mail backed up at distribution centres across the country ahead of the holiday rush, striking postal workers have rejected a call from Canada Post for a “cooling off” period. Canada Post said yesterday that it would agree to another round of mediation with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, but only if workers end their rotating walkouts, clear the … Read more

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