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Three New Products Hitting Shelves – Some May Make Good Gag Gifts For The Holidays

Post Cereals and Hostess have teamed up to make a Twinkies cereal.  It is scheduled to hit stores in December. The cereal pieces look like tiny Twinkies and Post says they, “replicate the distinct taste” of Twinkies too. … Read more

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The Worst Baby Names Of 2019

Parents.com has released their list of the worst baby names of 2019. Here are the top 10 for Girls and Boys: … Read more

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Another Teacher Union Has Voted To Strike

Teachers in Ontario’s English Catholic system have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike. 95% per cent of the teachers voted in favour of job action. They’re the third of the four major teachers unions to do so. Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association president Liz Stuart says the vote sends a strong message to the government. She says members won’t … Read more

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Instagram Is Testing A New Feature That Works Just Like TikTok

It looks like Instagram wants to cut into the market share that video-app “TikTok” is rapidly growing. They launched a new feature yesterday allowing users to combine videos and music in short 15-second clips — just like the wildly popular TikTok.  The new Instagram feature is called “Reels.”  It is first being tested in Brazil on iOS and Android, an … Read more

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Arby’s Location Sparks Debate With Sign That Insists On Well-Behaved Children

An Arby’s location in Minnesota has warned that kids who do not “keep their food on their trays” and “bottoms on their seats” will be asked to leave.  Only “well-behaved” children were welcome on a sign spotted by a mother-of-five, whose photo of it on Facebook spread among friends, and eventually a local news … Read more

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Woman Wins The Lottery Minutes After Learning She Beat Cancer

A British woman was left completely dumbstruck last month after discovering she won a $1.3 million lottery jackpot … just 10 minutes after finding out she was free of breast cancer.  Lynne Price, 55, had just started digesting her positive scan results when her husband, David, rushed home from work to declare they’d won 1 million pounds from EuroMillions’ Millionaire … Read more

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New Report Is Full Of Bad News About Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections In Canada

A report has been released this morning, warning that superbugs are likely to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400-billion dollars in gross domestic product over the next 30 years. The report titled “When Antibiotics Fail: The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada,” was commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada and completed … Read more

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Guelph Leads The List Of Most Unfaithful Cities In Canada

It’s the time of year to avoid the cold and cozy up in bed with a hot coffee, Netflix, and a partner.  “Cuffing Season” has arrived, and even those who are married are susceptible. Ashley Madison has compiled its Winter Wanderlust list using last year’s winter signup data to learn which Canadian cities cheat the most when the … Read more

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Don Is Gone But Ron Will Carry On

Don Cherry is making no apologies for his controversial rant Saturday night about new immigrants not wearing poppies. The hockey commentator tells The Canadian Press he could have kept his job as co-host of Hockey Night in Canada’s ”Coach’s Corner” had he agreed to become — as he puts it — ”a tame robot who nobody would Read more

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Today Mercury Will Cross The Sun And It Will Be Visible From Earth

Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show today, moving across the sun in view of most of the world.  Our solar system’s smallest and innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot today as it passes directly between Earth and the sun. It begins at 7:35am.  The event will last 5 ½-hours.  Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score … Read more

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[Video] Reaction To Don Cherry’s Comments On Saturday Night

On Saturday night, Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry took a lot of criticism for his televised rant implying that new immigrants don’t wear poppies, and in turn don’t support veterans. Reaction continues to pour in.  Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie called his rhetoric “despicable” while Toronto Mayor John Tory said his remarks were “unfair” and “… Read more

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Multiple Warnings And Advisories Post About Today’s Snow

A winter-weather travel advisory is in effect. Southern Ontario is bracing for the first major blast of snow of the season. Expect the heavy stuff to start falling between 8-9am and last most of the day with more snow possible tonight.
Environment Canada has issued weather advisories and warnings, saying the Hamilton and Niagara areas will likely be the hardest … Read more

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Apple Just Released Their Second iPhone Update In A Week

Apple’s iOS 13.2 was released just a week ago, but the next update is already available for download.  They just rolled out iOS 13.3 to fix a multitasking issue that was found to aggressively kill apps, instead of leaving them open in the background.  The latest iOS also includes the new Communication Limits, allowing parents to control who their children … Read more

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Westjet Steps Up To Supply Bamboo For The Pandas After Chinese Airline Ends Service To Calgary

The four giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo can maintain their bamboo-only diets. Staff say: they eat about 1,200 kg of bamboo a week. But the zoo lost its main supplier when Chinese airline Hainan ended its direct flights to Calgary at the end of last month. WestJet stepped forward and is now flying fresh bamboo on its cargo planes … Read more

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The Top Baby Names Of 2020

Reese Witherspoon and Billie Eilish are influencing the 2020 top baby girl names, while parents are looking back centuries to consider boys’ names like Acacius and … Read more

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More Changes Are Coming To Pot Sales In Ontario

The province is loosening some of the rules regulating how and where legal pot is sold. Ontario will soon allow private licensed cannabis retailers to sell products online or over the phone for in-store pick-up. As it stands, the provincially run Ontario Cannabis Store is the only place pot can be legally purchased online. The government says it will also … Read more

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New WhatsApp Feature Lets You Prevent People From Adding You To Annoying Group Chats

A new WhatsApp privacy setting lets you control who can add you to message groups without your permission.  The updated settings were first rolled out to Android and iOS WhatsApp users worldwide on Sunday.  “As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.  “Today, we’re Read more

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The Most Popular First Dance Songs At Weddings

A new survey of over 18,000 people has revealed the most popular first dance songs played at weddings last year.  According to WeddingWire’s 2019 Newlywed Report, a first dance for the newly married couple was described as the “most popular tradition” across the board, with 92 percent of respondents say they and their spouse showed off their best … Read more

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You Won’t Believe How Many Canadians Have Had Objects Left Inside Them During Surgery

An alarming report says 553 objects were unintentionally left in Canadian medical and surgical patients between 2016 and 2018. That is a 14% per cent increase compared to data five years earlier. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says hundreds of items such as sponges and medical instruments were left behind in patients in those two years. Sandi Kossey of … Read more

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160 Canadian Flags Stolen From Veteran’s Cemetery

A veterans’ memorial group in Windsor says a total of 160 Canadian flags have gone missing from the graves of soldiers. The flags were put in place by members of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee last week in the First World War section of Windsor Grove Cemetery — part of the committee’s usual preparations for Remembrance Day. On Monday, … Read more

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Starbucks Holiday Cups Return Tomorrow With A Big Giveaway

Starting tomorrow, Starbucks stores will begin celebrating the holidays with the return of holiday cups, beverages and foods. Starbucks holiday beverages include the Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brûlé Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte and Eggnog Latte. Festive food and bakery items include the Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Snowman Cookie, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop and … Read more

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Because Of The Shorter Shopping Season Amazon Promises Free One-Day Delivery For Prime Members

Holiday shopping season has arrived and Amazon have announced expanded delivery options to make the condensed shopping period more convenient.  Amazon announced Monday that Prime members across the U.S. can choose free one-day delivery on over 10 million items.  With six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, thanks to a late-November Thanksgiving weekend this year, Amazon has promised new … Read more

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The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make At A Party

It’s basically the holiday season and no-doubt you will likely be invited to attend a party or two. According to a new survey in the NY Post, the worst thing you can do at a party is: show up sick. If anyone else gets sick, expect to take the blame for it. Other no-no’s that rated high on the … Read more

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British Tea Fan Got Her Final Request To Be Buried In A Giant Tea Box

A tea lover from the U.K. now has an interesting final resting place. She was buried in a coffin designed as a box of her favourite tea brand.  Tina Watson, 73, had her unusual last request fulfilled at her funeral Friday in Leicester when she was buried in a red Typhoo tea coffin.  Watson’s daughter said she gave specific instructions … Read more

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Microsoft Experimented With A 4-Day Work Week And Had Amazing Results

Hey bosses, take note of this one: Back in August Microsoft in Japan decided to test what would happen if they had their employees work four days a week instead of five.  So they let all 2,300 of their employees have Fridays off for the month. The results: Managers say productivity went up 40%. Even though people were working for … Read more

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The Boat At The Top Of Niagara Falls Has Moved – It Could Go Over The Falls At Any Time

The boat that has been stuck on rocks above Niagara Falls for more than a century actually moved late last week because of the high winds and heavy rains.  Thursday’s harsh weather pushed the vessel away from its rocky perch and closer to the falls on the Canadian side, according to the Niagara Parks Commission.  In a video produced by … Read more

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Ontario Teachers Move Closer To Hitting The Picket Lines

Elementary and high school teachers in Ontario’s public education system could be in a legal strike position later this month.  The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says they haven’t made any progress at the negotiating table.  The union is requesting a no-board report, which can take a few days to be issued. Once that happens, teachers would be in a … Read more

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McDonald’s CEO Fired Over Relationship With Employee

The big cheese at McDonald’s has been ousted for having a relationship with an employee, the company announced yesterday.  Steve Easterbrook — who had been the fast-food giant’s chief executive officer since 2015 — “separated from the company” after its board of directors found that he violated McDonald’s policy, it said in a statement.  The burger chain’s board … Read more

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The World Is Now Wishing Kade A Happy 11th Birthday

His name is Kade and he’s the top trend on Twitter worldwide. Kade celebrated his 11th birthday over the weekend in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. And, none of his invited friends came to the party. His dad sent out a Tweet asking for a little love for his son and he tagged Mitch Marner and John Tavares. Not only did both of … Read more

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Starting Today Cell Phones Are Banned In Ontario Classrooms

Starting today, cell phones are essentially banned in Ontario classrooms. During the provincial consultation on education reform in fall 2018, 97% of parents, students and educators expressed the view that there should be some sort of restriction on the use of cellphones at school.  Starting today, students can no longer use cell phones during instructional time, however, there are a … Read more

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New Study Finds Soccer Can Be Just As Dangerous For Girls As Football Is For Boys

A new study into kids’ sports has found a scary new stat: According to researchers at the University of North Carolina, soccer can be just as dangerous for girls as football is for boys.  The study found that girl’s soccer had the second highest concussion rate with 8.19 concussions per 10,000 athletic exposures, behind boys football which saw 10.4 concussions. … Read more

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Caledon Bistro Serving Deep Fried Maple Leaves This Weekend

Following the philosophy that “anything can be deep fried”, Spirit Tree Estate Cidery in Caledon, Ontario, is planning to serve a new food this weekend. It’s deep friend maple leaves.  The cidery took actual maple leaves, cured them in salt, dipped them in tempura batter and then deep fried them.  The deep fried maple leaves are served covered … Read more

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McDonald’s Is bringing Back Retro Happy Meal Toys For One Week Only

McDonald’s is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal by bringing back some of the most popular Happy Meal toys ever.  From November 7-11, a special limited-edition… Read more

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Instagram Is Trying To Shut Down The App That Lets You Monitor Other Users’ Activity

Instagram is banning an app that they say is being used to stalk users on its platform.  According to a report from CNET, Instagram has sent a cease and desist order to the developers of an app called “Like Patrol” which appeared on Apple’s App Store.  The app allowed those who downloaded it to scrape information from Instagram about … Read more

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Win $330 If You Can Eat This 13-Pound Burger In 9 Minutes Or Less

A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal – a 13-pound patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.  Chris Steaks and Burgers is offering a 10,000 baht ($330) prize for anyone who can finish the mammoth snack in nine minutes – one baht for every calorie.  … Read more

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New Survey Finds The Majority Of Threesomes Are Now Initiated By Women

A new dating app has an interesting new survey out. According to 3Fun, the fastest-growing dating app for polyamorous couples, women are much more likely to propose a threesome than men. For the couples that have done it, 59% of the time it was a woman’s idea. Researchers cite the reason being that women are looking for a new … Read more

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Wind Warning Issued For Parts Of Ontario – 90 km/h Gusts tonight

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of the province and updated the special weather statement that southern Ontario remains under. They are now calling for even stronger winds than initially forecast. Here are the details: … Read more

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This Is Not Going To Be A Typical Halloween

It’s not going to be a typical Halloween due to the weather.  Lots of people are considering alternate options for indoor or “close to home” trick or treating tonight.  Environment Canada says heavy rains are expected throughout the day and may continue into the evening.  A special weather statement for the area also says there may be high winds. Several … Read more

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Special Weather Statement In Effect For Today Through Halloween Night

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of Southern Ontario, warning of high winds and heavy rains through Friday. This weather will affect Halloween trick or treaters. Here are the details: … Read more

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Man At Nudist Resort Seriously Injured In Golf Cart Crash

Over the weekend a man at a nudist resort was seriously injured after a golf cart crash. The man was (apparently) so committed to being nude that he was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The incident happened about 5:34pm. It’s not clear what factors contributed to the crash but the cart crashed into a … Read more

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