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1 In 5 Office Coffee Mugs Contain Fecal Matter

According to a new study, there might be even more to worry about when it comes to your morning coffee at your desk.  According to research by TotalJobs, one in five office mugs contains fecal matter because 25 percent of people don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom while at work.  The recruitment company enlisted the help … Read more

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The Ontario Government Announced Major Changes To Hydro And Autism Funding Yesterday

Yesterday was a busy one for the government at Queen’s Park. First, the Social Services Minister announced that she has heard parents’ concerns about the autism program and will hold more consultations with parents ahead of a new autism program kicking in next month.  Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod will be getting further input from them, and has opened the … Read more

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It Was Not An Active Shooter Incident At Brock University Last Night

Niagara Police say Twitter reports last night of an active shooter on the campus at Brock University were not true. Three people were injured in an incident though. They were called to the campus around 8:00pm and found two people suffering from stab wounds and a third that may have been wounded with a pellet gun. All three were taken … Read more

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Integrity Commissioner Concludes Premier Ford Did Not Interfere In Selecting The OPP Commissioner

Premier Doug Ford says a report by the province’s Integrity Commissioner represents a complete vindication of his government. In a report issued yesterday, Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake said Ford did stay at arm’s length from the selection process that resulted in Ron Taverner being appointed head of the Ontario Provincial Police last fall. Taverner, a Toronto Police Superintendent … Read more

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The 2019 Ranking Of Pesticides in Produce

The Environmental Working Group has released their annual “Dirty Dozen List” of produce harboring the most pesticide residues.  According to testing by the USDA and the FDA, on which the EWG bases its findings, over 92% of kale samples grown the usual ways have two or more pesticide residues, with some up to 18. Kale, like spinach, grows … Read more

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Flat Earthers Are Planning A Bizarre Antarctica Trip To Prove Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theorists are heading to the “end of the world” in a bizarre bid to prove the Earth isn’t a sphere.  The “Flat Earthers” plan is to sail to Antarctica to find the frozen barrier they believe marks the edge of our planet.  The supposed “ice wall” is said to be a couple thousand … Read more

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TTC Bus Crashes Into Scarborough Home

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This is wild. Early this morning a TTC bus crashed into a home in Scarborough. Crews responded to the crash on Oasis Blvd, near (Morningside and McNicoll area) just after 1:30am. Reports say the bus veered off the road, across the lawn and crashed into the front of the home. Police say there were … Read more

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The Conservatives Kept The Liberals Up All Night By Introducing 250 Voting Motions At Closing Time

In Ottawa, a marathon voting session is continuing as opposition parties protest the Trudeau government’s efforts to shut down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair. The stage for the all-nighter was set when the Liberal majority shot down a Conservative motion calling on the Prime Minister to let former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould testify more fully about her allegations … Read more

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Warren Buffet Offering $1M A Year For Life For Perfect Sweet 16

Warren Buffett’s NCAA tournament challenge is here again.  In an interview with CNBC last month, Buffett said that any employee of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to accurately predict the Sweet 16 will win $1 million a year for life.  The challenge is limited to the 390,000 employees at the billionaire CEO’s Berkshire Hathaway.  “All you have to do is get … Read more

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The Last Supermoon Of 2019 Happens Today – The Same Day As The Spring Equinox

March’s full moon arrives today, the same day as the spring equinox.  The last time that happened was in 1981.  This is called a supermoon because it will be at its closest approach to Earth on its elliptical monthly orbit.  The moon will be best viewed at moonrise today or moonset tomorrow, though it won’t be as close as it … Read more

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Girl Found Safe But 911 Operators Received More Complaints About The Amber Alert

The five-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Markham yesterday has been found safe.  The Amber Alert was sent out around 5:00pm after the girl was allegedly abducted from her school by her father. As a direct result of the alert, police received a tip and the father and daughter were located in the area of … Read more

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New Federal Budget Projects A $19.8 Billion Dollar Deficit With No Plan To Return To Balance

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has introduced the government’s final budget bill of its current mandate, promising billions in fresh spending for pharmacare, retraining workers, and to help first-time home buyers. But funding for some of the new commitments will only start kicking in after October’s election.  This was the year the budget was supposed to balance itself … however it … Read more

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This Bakery Created A Happy Vasectomy Cake

A woman wanted to show her appreciation for her husband who was having a vasectomy.  Signature Desserts in Nashville said the client wanted something sweet and hilarious – so a cake it was.  Adorned with lemons, the cake read, “100% JUICE, NO SEEDS. HAPPY VASECTOMY!”  “It was a big thing for him to get a vasectomy and Read more

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Little Caesar Is Bringing Back Its Deep Dish Pizza Wrapped In 3 1/2 Feet Of Bacon

After a nearly three-year hiatus, Little Caesars is bringing back its Bacon Wrapped Deep! Deep! Dish square pizza for a limited time.  The eight-corner deep-dish pizza has all sides wrapped in bacon. Little Caesars says each pizza contains more than 3½ feet of thick-cut but crisp bacon and is topped with crumbled bacon and pepperoni. The creation is a variation … Read more

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The Cheesecake Factory To Open A Location In Mississauga?

Another Cheesecake Factory location? Yes please! According to Mississauga.com, “multiple industry sources and a well-placed source inside Square One Shopping Centre have said” the chain “wants in on Mississauga’s food scene“, adding that that sources claim “the company is in talks with mall management to open a location either inside or near Square OneRead more

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Jelly Belly Inventor Creating Line Of CBD-Infused Jelly Beans

The developer of Jelly Belly is releasing a new kind of jelly beans.  David Klein invented the famous brand in 1976, but left the company four years later.  He’s now launching his own line of CBD-infused jelly beans, called Spectrum Confections.  The CBD-infused jelly beans already sold out online even though they were just recently released.  “The jelly Read more

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New Poll Finds Parents Are Still Doing A Lot Of Parenting For Their Adult Kids

A new poll from the New York Times and Morning Consult has found a lot of parents are still doing basic tasks for their children, long into adulthood. The poll studied parents of young adults aged 18 to 28 and found 74% of parents are still making appointments for their adult kids, including doctor’s appointments. 15 percent of parents of … Read more

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Google Maps Car Capture Man Falling Down Stairs

A Google Maps car captured the exact moment a man fell backwards down a set of stairs in front of a home in New Jersey.    The vehicle equipped with 360 cameras was driving down Willow Avenue in Hoboken when it approached the man just as he appeared to miss a step and lose his balance.   He tried to catch the … Read more

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The Provincial Government Is Making An Announcement Today – Possibly About College And University Tuition

Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities is making an announcement this afternoon. The government isn’t saying what the announcement is about but it comes about two months after the Tories made big changes to post-secondary funding. The province eliminated free tuition for low-income students in January while imposing a 10 per cent across-the-board tuition fee cut. It also made … Read more

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Scott Dominey Scores His First NLL Goal In His First NLL Game

Caledon native Scott Dominey scored his first National Lacrosse League goal in his first National Lacrosse League game with the Toronto Rock on Saturday night. Dominey played his junior lacrosse career with the Orangeville Jr. A Northmen.  Rock goaltender Nick Rose, who also got a assist on Dominey’s first pro goal, tweeted out saying, “even though I’m gonna age Read more

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The Rec Room Opens Today In Mississauga

Today’s the day.. Cineplex’s newest Rec Room location is opening today at 3PM in Square One in Mississauga. It’s larger than the downtown Toronto location – 44,000 square feet. Among the features at the new location – 100 video games, VR experiences, axe throwing and bowling. There will also be live entertainment. And of course, lots of food options! Get … Read more

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Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu Wins Her First Tour Title

Canadian Bianca Andreescu scored her first career WTA Tour title, and a nice pay cheque to go with it. The unseeded 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario upset eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber … Read more

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Facebook Removed 1.5 Million Videos Of New Zealand Attack This Weekend

Facebook said yesterday that it removed or blocked from the social media site 1.5 million videos of a gunman’s rampage on two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people and wounded dozens more.  Mia Garlick, spokeswoman for Facebook New Zealand, said that about 300,000 videos were removed within the first 24 hours of the terrorist attack Friday.  More than 1.2 … Read more

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Chick-Fil-A’s Frosted Key Lime Treat Arrives Today

For anyone heading south of the border … Chick-fil-A is welcoming spring today with a twist of lime.  Two days before the season officially changes, the chicken chain is releasing the new Frosted Key Lime nationwide.  The seasonal item will be available at all restaurants today through May 25 or while supplies last, Chick-fil-A said in a statement.  The company … Read more

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Texas Woman Gave Birth To 6 Babies In 9 Minutes On Friday

A Houston woman gave birth to six babies in a span of nine minutes on Friday morning.  Thelma Chiaka had two sets of twin boys and one set of twin girls delivered between 4:50am and 4:59am, at the Women’s Hospital of Texas.  According to the hospital’s press release, the babies weighed between 1 pound, 12 ounces and to 2 … Read more

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Flights Have Resumed At Pearson Airport After Fire At Terminal 1 Last Night

Chaos erupted at Pearson Airport last night after a fire near a security checkpoint led authorities to evacuate the area. The fire broke out in a store in the secure area around 6:30pm, according to Peel Police. It was quickly extinguished but not before all U.S. bound flights from Terminal 1 were cancelled for the night, and dozens of inbound … Read more

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What’s Happening For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend In The GTA

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Sunday is the day you don’t want to leave the house without some green on. The pubs are going to be busy from open to close. May the luck of the Irish be with you!  This is also the final weekend of winter and the final weekend of March Break. Here are a few of … Read more

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At Least 49 Dead After Mass Shooting At Two Mosques In New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand calls it one of their darkest days. As many as 49 people are believed dead and 20 or more others are injured after a pair of shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four people are in custody. A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he … Read more

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Facebook Explains What Caused The Outage On Wednesday

Facebook blamed a massive outage that stretched into yesterday morning on a server configuration change.  The world’s largest social network said it has resolved the issue, which affected millions of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users starting Wednesday.   “We made a server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues. As a result, many people had difficulty accessing our Read more

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The Provincial Government Will Announce Sweeping Education Reforms Today

Today is the day the provincial government will lay out the plans for education reform in Ontario, including issues such as class sizes, sex education and teacher hiring. Union leaders say they have not yet been given any details, but they expect to see cuts to help address the multibillion-dollar provincial deficit. The government has been consulting since January on … Read more

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The Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry Is Back At McDonald’s

Easter is just around the corner, so you know what that means, right?! McDonald’s Canada is… Read more
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GM’s New Corvette Is So Powerful It’s Warping The Frame In Tests

The redesigned 2020 Chevy Corvette’s new engine is reportedly so powerful that it’s compromising the vehicle’s structural integrity in testing, causing General Motors to delay the car’s reveal, according to an industry report.  ‘Vette’ fans have been anxiously awaiting the debut of the eighth generation of the Corvette, which got its last total overhaul with the 2014 Corvette Stingray.  But … Read more

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Instagram And Facebook Still Quiet About What Caused Yesterday’s Massive 14-Hour Outage

Yesterday was a strange one for a lot of people who had to deal with very limited access to social media. Facebook and Instagram experienced widespread outages for most of the day.  “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” a Facebook spokesperson said.  “We’re working to resolve the issue Read more

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Woman Suing The Olive Garden Claiming Her Stuffed Mushrooms Were Too Hot

A Texas woman is suing Olive Garden, claiming the restaurant’s stuffed mushrooms caused severe burns to her throat after eating them.  Danny Howard of Fort Worth filed the lawsuit alleging that the restaurant did not warn her about the mushroom’s temperature before she ate them.  Howard claims she visited a local Olive Garden on Aug. 11, 2017, and ordered the … Read more

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Lots Of Rain On The Way – Flooding Is Possible

Heads up … today and tomorrow there is a real risk of serious flooding. Not only are the double digit temperatures going to melt a lot more snow, but the ground is still frozen and can’t absorb all of the rain we are going to get. A system is heading our way from the U.S. It will bring rain early … Read more

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[Video] Man And His Dog Are Heroes After Rescuing 2 Dogs That Fell Into Icy Water

A New York man and his pet dog are being hailed as heroes after they jumped into an icy cold lake to rescue two dogs who were stranded in the water.  Timofey Yuriev, of Irvington, was walking his dog, Kira, at a nature center when he spotted two dogs crossing the ice — and falling in.  Yuriev wasn’t sure when … Read more

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Two Blockbuster Signings In The NFL

Yesterday, the New York Giants reportedly agreed to send Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns for a 2019 first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall), a 2019 third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers.  The Giants were not actively shopping Beckham but they were listening to offers, and when they found one they liked, they made the deal — no doubt … Read more

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Patrick Brown And His Publisher Defend Comments In Brown’s Book

Patrick Brown and his publisher say the former Progressive Conservative leader’s tell-all book is not defamatory because the facts laid out in it are true. Brown and Optimum Publishing International also say any opinions expressed in “Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown” are fair comment made without malice on matters of public interest.

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Sunwing Has Grounded Their Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes

This morning federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau will provide an update on Canada’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.  This situation is becoming problematic for the government.  At least 40 countries have now grounded or banned the plane after the crash in Ethiopia that claimed the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians. In fact, just last night Sunwing … Read more

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Walmart Announces They Will Find New Roles For Disabled Greeters

Walmart endured more than a week’s worth of bad publicity before announcing publicly that it was making “every effort” to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores. Amid a fierce backlash, Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart’s US stores, said in … Read more

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