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Man Tried Instant Noodles That Were So Spicy He Almost Went Deaf For A Few Days

A man who always believed he had a pretty good relationship with spice recently discovered his limit the hard way after trying a packet of Samyang Korean Spicy Noodles from Amazon.  Reemul Balla, a writer for MyLondon, shared his experience with the publication, telling how the snack caused him pain and claiming that he even temporarily lost his … Read more

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Arizona Shop Owner With A No Mask Policy Pulls Gun On Customer Who Refused To Remove His Face Covering

The owner of an Arizona gift shop pulled a gun on a customer after the two got into an argument over the store’s “no mask” policy.  Scott Cerkoney, owner of Teeslangers, contacted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in November to report that a customer had gotten physical in his Cave Creek store.   The altercation spawned after Cerkoney asked … Read more

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Mint Condition Batman Comic Book Sells For Over Two Million Dollars

A vintage issue of “Batman #1” was bought for more than $2.2 million, breaking the record for the priciest Batman comic book ever sold.  The high-grade 1940 issue, scripted by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane, was sold at Heritage Auctions: Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction.  It went for $2,220,000, including the buyer’s premium fee.  … Read more

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The Stay-At-Home Order Doesn’t Allow Police To Randomly Pull You Over – Full COVID-19 Update

The provincial government says police don’t have the authority to randomly stop residents to ensure they’re following the stay-at-home order that took effect yesterday. Under the order, Ontarians are to go out only for essential purposes such as health-care, food and exercise, in an effort to bring down soaring COVID-19 cases. But a spokesman for Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says … Read more

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[Video] Trump Condemns Violence And Calls For Healing

President Donald Trump delivered another taped video address to the nation last night following his impeachment in the House over incitement of insurrection – where he repeatedly denounced violence following the MAGA riot in the Capitol. … Read more

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TikTok Introduces New Protections For Teen Users

TikTok has unveiled new privacy protections for teens on the popular social media platform.  The app has announced new privacy settings for users under 18.  TikTok said in a statement, “Starting today we’re changing the default privacy setting for all registered accounts ages 13 to 15 to private.”  This means that all followers must be approved by the … Read more

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The Provincial Stay-At-Home Order Is Now In Effect – Full COVID-19 Update

As of midnight, the provincial stay-at-home order announced earlier this week is now in full force. The new rule requires people to stay at home except for essential activities, but it doesn’t specify what’s considered essential. The province says it left that up to interpretation since different people consider different things essential. Premier Ford has urged people to use their … Read more

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U.S. Will Require Negative COVID-19 Tests From All International Travelers

The CDC will start requiring all international travelers coming into the U.S. to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country, sources close to the decision told the Wall Street Journal.    Global testing requirements would be an expansion on a Trump administration policy barring UK travelers without a negative test from entry, which was announced … Read more

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Ben & Jerry’s Debuts Doggie Desserts

On Monday, Ben & Jerry’s debuted Doggie Desserts, nondairy frozen treats for our four-legged friends that were inspired by the pets of Ben & Jerry’s employees themselves.  The snack is made with ingredients you’d find in human ice cream—including sugar, wheat flour, and coconut oil—but the dairy portion has been swapped out for a sunflower-butter base. For now, there are … Read more

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Man Only Has 2 More Chances To Guess His Password Or He Will Lose Millions

If you’re thinking about investing in Bitcoin, you might want to write down your password and keep it in a safe place. Stefan Thomas is an investor from San Francisco.  He has a digital wallet with 7,002 Bitcoin in it. The current value of that much Bitcoin is approximately $234 million dollars. But, Thomas has a serious problem. The private … Read more

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Explaining The New Public Health Measures In Ontario

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted  purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely. This order and other new and existing public … Read more

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Provincial Stay-At-Home Order Kicks In At Midnight – Full COVID-19 Update

The Stay At Home Order Kicks In At Midnight:

Premier Ford has announced a new stay-at-home order and declared another state of emergency to try to curb soaring COVID-19 infection rates. Ford says residents will be required to remain home starting at midnight, except for essential activities such as grocery shopping or medical appointments. Non-essential stores will also be required … Read more

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Taco Bell Canada And XBox Team Up For A Series X Giveaway

Taco Bell Canada knows its fans are as hungry for the best new gaming experience as they are for our most tasty go-to menu items. That’s why Taco Bell Canada is teaming up with Xbox to give fans a chance to win the new Xbox Series X console, expanding their longstanding partnership outside of the United States for the first … Read more

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Woman Attempts To Get Around Curfew Rules By Walking Her Boyfriend On A Leash

In Quebec a four-week-long curfew has been implemented, which requires residents to stay in their homes from 8pm until 5am.  As with all restrictions, there are a few exemptions to the rule – for essential workers who need to travel and also for those who need to walk their dogs.  One woman reportedly attempted to use the latter exemption for … Read more

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A Curfew Will Not Be Announced Today In Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

Senior government sources say an overnight curfew like the one imposed in Quebec will not be among new measures to fight soaring cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. The sources confirm that public health officials have not recommended the provincial cabinet implement a curfew. Premier Ford met with his cabinet yesterday to discuss additional restrictions, as the total number of COVID-19 … Read more

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New For 2021 – Fruity Pebbles And Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream

 

2021 is the year of Fruity Pebbles. There’s new coffee creamer, cake mix, and ice cream, among others. The new Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles ice creams are … Read more

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Fatigue, Breathing, Mental Health Problems May Persist For Months After COVID-19

More than 75% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 have at least one symptom of the disease six months after they were infected with the virus, a study published Friday by The Lancet found.  Fatigue and muscle weakness were the most common persistent symptoms, affecting more than 60% of study participants.  In addition, about one in four participants reported sleep difficulties … Read more

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Golfer Justin Thomas Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

World No. 3 golfer Justin Thomas has apologized for using a homophobic slur that was caught by TV microphones at a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii on Saturday.  The incident occurred after Thomas missed a par putt during the Sentry Tournament of Champions’ third round in Hawaii.  “There’s no excuse,” Thomas told the Golf Channel in an on-air … Read more

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Melania Trump Releases A Statement

This morning First Lady Melania Trump released a statement that touched on topics including COVID19 and the attack on the US Capitol  last week. Here is the full text:… Read more

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54% Of Americans Want Trump Removed From Office Immediately

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says legislation to impeach US President Donald Trump will proceed, even as she urges the vice president and the Cabinet to invoke the constitutional authority to force him out. She says that after the deadly assault on the Capitol last Wednesday, Trump remains a threat to democracy. Lawmakers are warning of the damage Trump could still … Read more

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Six Ways Hotel Stays Are About To Change In 2021

The hospitality industry will continue to face an unprecedented level of challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2021, and success will rely on how companies and individual properties respond to the key trends that are poised to shape the year ahead. With some valuable insight from data and analytics company GlobalData, here are some of the notable hospitality trends … Read more

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Premier Ford Warns About Turbulent Waters Ahead – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Doug Ford is warning that, “turbulent waters” lie ahead in the fight against COVID19. He says modelling data that’s expected to be released tomorrow does not look good. Ford says the health-care system is on the brink of being overwhelmed, so people need to do all they can to limit their contacts and stop the spread of … Read more

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The Modern Vaccine Is Officially Approved In Canada – Full COVID19 Update

Health Canada says the COVID19 vaccine from US biotech firm Moderna is safe for use in Canada. The vaccine is the second to be greenlit in Canada, following the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on Dec. 9. Moderna anticipates starting shipments to Canada within the next 48 hours. Up to 168,000 doses are set to arrive by the end of December, and two … Read more

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Three Hamilton Police Officers Stabbed While Dealing With Someone In Mental Distress Yesterday

Police in Hamilton say three of its officers have suffered serious injuries and are in stable condition in hospital. They say the officers received stab wounds in the head and neck after responding to reports of an armed man in crisis on a city street. Police say a 24-year-old Oakville man is charged with three counts of aggravated assault on … Read more

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Special Weather Statements Issued – A Christmas Storm Is On The Way

Environment Canada has issued two different special weather statements in advance of the Christmas holidays that will produce lots of moisture. Some areas could see up to 15cm of snow, while other areas will get a lot of rain, preceding a smaller snowfall. Here are the details:… Read more

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Elon Musk Claims He Would Have Sold Tesla To Apple But Tim Cook Ghosted Him

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he once considered selling the electric carmaker to Apple, but the iPhone maker’s CEO blew off the meeting. In a tweet, Musk says he reached out to Apple’s Tim Cook “to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for one-tenth of our current value). He refused to take the meeting.” As recently as … Read more

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The Feds Say International Travel Is Not Fueling COVID19 In Canada – Full Update

The country’s deputy chief public health officer says the biggest problem with COVID19 in Canada now is community transmission. Dr. Howard Njoo says Canadians can’t be stopped from travelling abroad, though the federal government is strongly advising against it. His comments come after Ontario Premier Doug Ford blasted the federal government for not being tough enough at airports. Ford is … Read more

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Wondering What Happens When You Try To Bake Cookie Dough From Ice Cream?

A TikTokker wanted to see what would happen if chunks of cookie dough from ice cream were mashed together and baked.  It turns out, it still turns into a cookie. User Gabesco recently posted footage of his experiment on TikTok, writing that he wanted to see what would happen if tried something he was “always curious about.” To … Read more

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Ontario Goes Into Lockdown Starting Boxing Day – Full COVID19 Update

All of Ontario is going into lockdown starting on Boxing Day, as the province is battling soaring COVID19 cases. The same restrictions will apply across the province that are currently in place across most of the GTA and Windsor-Essex. Those include the closure of non-essential businesses and fitness facilities, no indoor dining and more. The businesses that do remain open … Read more

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An 11-Year Old Boy Fell Through The Ice And Died In Milton This Weekend

There was a tragedy in Milton this weekend. An 11-year-old boy has drowned after he and another boy fell through thin ice on a stormwater management pond. Halton Police report that one boy was able to … Read more

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The Christmas Star Will Be In The Sky Tonight

Tonight a once-in-a-lifetime event will peak in the skies. Jupiter and Saturn will reach “Conjunction”, meaning they will appear closer to each other in the night sky than they have been for nearly 800 years.  This event, which many refer to as a “Christmas Star”,  will be visible from anywhere on the Earth and you won’t … Read more

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Ontario To Begin Lockdown On Christmas Eve And Canada Bans Incoming UK Air Passengers – Full COVID19 Update

Today at 1pm, Premier Ford will hold a news conference to announce that all regions in Ontario will be placed into the grey-lockdown stage starting Christmas Eve. The move will restrict non-essential retail, close gyms and prohibit indoor dining right across the province starting at 12:01 am on Thursday. The length of the lockdown will vary depending on region. Full … Read more

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All Of The Canadian NHL Teams May Play This Season In America

The NHL is considering having all seven Canadian teams play the upcoming season in the United States, according to multiple media reports. The NHL was reportedly planning to realign its divisions for the 2020-21 campaign with a seven-team, all-Canadian division that would play domestically in Canada with no cross-border travel. However, recent reports suggest that every Canadian team may have … Read more

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Customers Claim Chick-Fil-A’s Polynesian Sauce Can Spontaneously Explode

Chick-fil-A customers are claiming the Polynesian sauces are opening up randomly of their own volition.  In a recent Reddit post, a customer with the user name ShanNtrav alleged their Polynesian sauce “opens up and gets everywhere” after “a month or 2” of having it.  And, apparently the user, who keeps “a zip lock bag Read more

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Ford Says No To A Curfew But Stricter Lockdown Measures are Possible – Full COVID19 Update

Premier Ford says a variety of potential new measures are being considered as COVID19 cases continue to rapidly increase across the province. Ford says the province won’t impose a curfew but needs to weigh how further lockdowns could affect a number of sectors. He says if new lockdowns are imposed, the province will need to give people time to prepare.… Read more

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US Senator Calling For Streaming Services To Be Free Over The Holidays To Encourage People To Stay Home

US Senator Angus King came up with an interesting idea to keep people at home during the holidays and to avoid gatherings: free streaming. King has written a letter to all six of the largest streaming services asking them to make their platforms free over the holidays. He’s arguing that if people have complimentary access to Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO … Read more

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Canada Is Going To The Moon

Canada is going to join the US on the first crewed mission to the moon since the Apollo missions. Industry Minister Navdeep Bains unveiled the new Gateway Treaty between Ottawa and Washington, which formalizes Canada’s involvement in the effort to build a new international space station known as the Lunar Gateway. The treaty includes a commitment to having a Canadian … Read more

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Budweiser Will Put Your Dog On A Can Of Their Holiday Brew

Budweiser is making man’s best friend the face of its new holiday beer by superimposing dogs’ likenesses onto pictures of their colorful seasonal cans.  “We’ve teamed up with @dog_rates to put your pups on our Holiday Buds in this thread,” tweeted the beer company yesterday.  How to enter: Respond to the thread online with a picture of your … Read more

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Massive Recall Issued On Certain Honda Vehicles

Over 100,000 Honda vehicles are being recalled in Canada for two separate issues, following similar recalls of 1.4 million vehicles in the US. Honda says nearly 97,000 of the recalled vehicles need repairs for drive shafts that can break due to corrosion from winter road salt. That recall covers Honda Fits from 2007 to 2014, Accords made from 2013 to … Read more

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The GTHA Mayors Are Considering A Full Lockdown Over The Holidays – Full COVID19 Update

Toronto’s mayor says he is looking into creating stricter COVID19 regulations for the city. Mayor John Tory says although the city is already in the lockdown tier of Ontario’s COVID19 framework, more needs to be done. Tory says he and other leaders from the GTHA are discussing using the winter holidays to “lock down even further.” He says people are … Read more

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