The makers of Pokemon Go were forced to make emergency fixes to the game because the app gave the company an unprecedented level of access into players’ personal lives. For some users with iPhones, signing into the game with the most convenient option — using a Google account — allows the company to read your email. That’s because the Pokemon … Read more
UPDATE: 7:07am – Calgary police say mother of the missing five-year-old Calgary girl who is subject of Amber Alert has been found dead.
Calgary police have issued an Amber Alert for a five-year-old girl they believe has been abducted. Taliyah Leigh Marsman is described as a mixed-race female with a slim build, brown curly hair and brown eyes. … Read more
We’ve had ice bucket challenges, “belfies” (bum selfies, for the unaware) and stacking Cheerios on sleeping babies. But now there’s a new craze sweeping social media – and it’s weird. Women are making bras out of fish. How? Well, they’re just going topless and holding fish up to cover their breasts. For some reason, it’s proving very popular among female … Read more
A passionate debate on whether Anglicans should bless same-sex marriages came to a head last night when delegates to their triennial conference narrowly voted against authorizing such unions. More than 200 delegates to the six-day synod just north of Toronto rejected the resolution after speakers lined up to make their points, with most speaking in favour of the resolution. To … Read more
What do you think … does Toronto have enough condos? Apparently not. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, sales of condos in Toronto have gone up by 36 per cent this year, while available listings are down 26 per cent. Less supply and more demand is pushing prices through the roof. The hottest types of properties in the market … Read more
A Toronto man has a court date and his license is suspended after police found him so drunk behind the wheel, he didn’t realize he was parked in a police station parking lot. York Region Police say an officer walking through the Markham station’s lot on Saturday evening noticed a man sleeping in the driver’s seat of a van. They … Read more
It’s going to be 38 degrees today. What a perfect day to fire up the oven and bake a cake. Keep this in mind … General Mills is recalling one flavour of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in Canada and two more in the US because they use flour that was recalled earlier, because it could contain E.coli. The Canadian … Read more
Last night at the U19 World Lacrosse Championships in Coquitlam, B.C. Team Canada earned a bye directly to the semi-finals after posting a 17-3 win over Australia. Canada clinched second place in the Blue Division as they closed out the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 3-1 record. Ryan Lanchbury (Burlington, ON) scored 4 times and posted 3 assists … Read more
Disney lovers should be excited to hear that soon we will be able to download and use a keyboard of Disney emojis. In a video released Thursday, the company teased its brand-new collection of more than 400 Disney- and Pixar-themed emojis. If you watch the teaser trailer closely, you’ll see these emojis will include, among many others, characters from Alice … Read more
Jeff Teat (Brampton, ON) led the way with four goals and two assists as Canada beat the Iroquois Nationals 12-9 on Sunday at the under-19 lacrosse world championships. Tanner Cook (Courtice, ON), Treton Leclaire (Surrey, BC), Ethan Walker (Peterborough, ON), Marshall King (Victoria, BC), Riley Curtis (Brampton, ON), Ryan Lanchbury (Burlington, ON), Dalton Follows (Oakville, ON) and Thomas Semple (Coquitlam, … Read more
Authorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose consciousness. WFAA-TV reports the jailer continues to recover from an apparent heart attack. The June 23 incident was captured on surveillance video at the district courts building in Weatherford.
At least eight inmates were in … Read more
There’s been another mysterious disappearance to solve in the board game Clue, and it’s one of the suspects themselves. Hasbro has killed off Mrs. White, and instead added a brand-new replacement. The board game, which has been around since 1949, is adding Dr. Orchid, the adoptive daughter of Tudor Mansion’s owner, Samuel Black. She’s a biologist with her PhD in … Read more
Footage posted online on Friday shows a tree surgeon sawing inexpertly at a tall tree near his home. Eventually he cuts through the timber and the enormous tree begins to fall. But as the trunk creaks down to the ground, it whacks the tree surgeon, sending him spiraling through the air. He falls straight to the ground, sending a neighbour … Read more
There is a special weather statement in effect that warns of very warm temperatures. It has to do with a heatwave that’s going to kick in by tomorrow here in Southern-Ontario. Environment Canada says a humid airmass will bring highs of 30 to 33 degrees in the GTA and beyond. That does not include the humidex. Even the nights will … Read more
A new survey of wedding DJ’s conducted by Billboard magazine ranks the most popular songs played at weddings across the country. Billboard asked wedding DJ’s in 13 different cities for their lists of their most frequently played songs. They then compiled a list of the 100 most popular tunes played at weddings. The list includes nearly every musical genre, from … Read more
At first glance, the new film Sausage Party seems innocent enough. Bright colours, a bubbly pop song, cheerful animated food products who just hope they get picked up at the grocery store. But then the trailer takes a horrifying turn as the food realize their true fate. The cheese is screaming as it gets grated, baby carrots are yelling “… Read more
Ontario Driver’s licences and health cards are being changed to ensure the fair and equal treatment of transgendered people and those do not identify as female or male. The provincial government says that starting early in 2017, drivers will be able to select a gender-neutral X, instead of an M (for male) or F (for female) on their licences. It … Read more
Yesterday the hockey world was rocked with breaking news as three very high profiles players made the news for either extending their contracts or being traded. With less than 24 hours to go before free agent season begins, more trades could be on the way today. Here is a recap of the deals done yesterday:
The Montreal Canadiens have traded … Read more
Chances are you received a lot of mail lately, warning you that you may not get any mail for a while. A lot of business have been advising customers to check and pay their bills online, if Canada Post goes on strike. That could be a reality as-of this weekend. Unionized workers at Canada Post are in a legal strike … Read more
Tomorrow is Canada Day. It is a holiday and most businesses will be closed. If you need anything from the grocery store, drug store, hardware store, Beer Store or LCBO, you need to get shopping today. Here is everything you need to know about what is open and closed on Canada Day:
- The Beer Store and LCBO.
Would you be surprised to learn that by age 17, half of girls (51%) will have quit sports? Did you know that (a shocking) 7 out of 10 girls feel they do not belong in sports, especially during puberty. A new campaign has been launched to change that. This summer, as the world prepares for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, … Read more
Ontario is restoring some funding for kids with autism (that are five years old or older), who were removed from a wait list for intensive therapy. Previously, the Liberal government had announced that as part of a new Ontario Autism Program it would stop funding Intensive Behavioural Intervention for kids over four, instead transitioning them to what officials are calling … Read more
Kellogg’s is opening a cereal cafe in New York where a bowl of Frosted Flakes could be yours for about $6. Kellogg’s NYC, set to launch in early July in Times Square, features a menu with a twist on the brand’s classic cereals. Christina Tosi, chef and owner of Milk Bar, helped Kellogg’s dream up the menu, which includes a … Read more
Toyota is recalling another 1.43-million vehicles globally, including a half-million in North America, for defective air bags. But wait … apparently this recall is not part of the massive recall of Takata air bags. Being recalled are the Prius hybrid, Prius plug-in and the Lexus CT200h produced between October 2008 and April 2012. A small crack in some inflators in … Read more
Work will begin next year to extend weekday GO train commuter service from Hamilton to Grimsby by 2021, and to Niagara Falls by 2023. The project will include new and upgraded train stations, a new train layover facility in Niagara Falls, more passenger trains and 30 kilometres of new track. In addition to the new Confederation GO station expected to … Read more
- One person is dead.
- Nine people injured.
- About 100 people evacuated from their homes.
- 1 home is completely destroyed.
- 6 homes sustained moderate – heavy damage.
- Two dozen homes have been damaged.
All of this after yesterday’s explosion in Mississauga. It happened at 4:20pm on Hickory Dr. near Dixie Road and Rathburn Road East. The cause of the explosion has … Read more
Yesterday the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre announced he will no longer be the one announcing goals, penalties and everything in-between. Andy Frost has been the P.A. announcer for Leafs’ home games since 1999. He was told yesterday by Leafs’ president Brendan Shanahan that he was not being fired. But the team is not renewing … Read more
A Red Cross sign designed to teach children how to behave in a swimming pool has instead been blasted for being super racist. The poster – entitled “Be Cool, Follow the Rules” – was spotted in two pools in Colorado and showed children playing in a pool with signs pointing to the “cool” and “not cool” … Read more
Twitter has announced they are introducing stickers so users can add new levels of creativity to their posts. Twitter will offer hundreds of playful emoji, icons and cartoon images that can be added to photos. Twitter said the feature is due to be rolled out over the next few weeks for mobile devices. A blog post by Twitter said: “… Read more
The Globe and Mail is reporting that more cuts have taken place in Canadian hockey broadcasts with the dismissal of at least six on-air personalities including Glenn Healy, who was the between-the-benches analyst on Hockey Night in Canada’s No. 1 crew. P.J. Stock, Billy Jaffe, Chantal Desjardins, Corey Hirsch and Leah Hextall are also gone. In addition, the 5pm NHL … Read more
Since Volkswagen’s admission that some of their vehicles were designed to fool emissions tests, many VW owners have been wondering if they will be compensated? We are now much closer to having an answer. An agreement to settle the lawsuits filed against Volkswagen is expected to be filed in court today. A person briefed on the settlement talks says VW … Read more
Three deaths in the U.S. within the past two years has prompted Ikea to recall one of their best-selling dressers. The U.S. Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall concerns millions of “Malm” dressers. The children were killed when dressers tipped over onto them. Ikea issued a repair kit last year that would secure the dressers to the wall.”… Read more
Lionel Messi says he’s quitting Argentina’s national soccer team. Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.
His nation’s captain and career scoring leader with 55 goals in 113 international appearances, Messi sent Argentina’s first penalty kick over the … Read more
Blondes might have more fun, (as the saying goes), but it’s brunettes having the last laugh when it comes to sex. According to a new survey of 1,000 men and women by dating website IllicitEncounters.com, 58% believe brunettes make for better lovers. Along with getting a lower rating in the bedroom, blondes were also rated as the most likely to … Read more
Edmonton police are investigating the hit-and-run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo. Police say the 34-year-old from Saint John, New Brunswick was fatally injured early yesterday morning following an altercation in a parking lot. According to CBC News, “an altercation occurred between the drivers of two vehicles at around 2:15 a.m.” this morning in the parking … Read more
This week the three-amigos summit is being hosted in Ottawa. The three-amigos summit is where the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico all get together to discuss North-American issues. Mexico’s president arrives in Canada today to begin three days of carefully choreographed North American leader summitry.
Enrique Pena Nieto is heading to Quebec City this morning, before flying to … Read more
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A couple in Wisconsin called police after their cat’s wild behavior left them feeling like hostages in their own home. Police responded to the home in Greenfield when a woman called to report that her pet cat had attacked her husband and sought help in having the animal removed. “This is gonna sound like a … Read more