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A Woman Is Suing Chuck E Cheese After Getting Her Hair Caught In The Ticket Machine

An Oregon woman is suing Chuck E. Cheese for negligence after getting her hair caught in a ticket machine for 20 minutes. Ashreana Scott filed the suit against the pizza and entertainment chain on Monday, citing pain, discomfort, distress and headaches after the ordeal at a restaurant in Portland back in December.  The incident unfolded when Scott visited the Chuck … Read more

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Via Rail Will Resume Service To Eastern Ontario This Weekend

Via Rail says it will be resuming service to eastern Ontario this weekend. The company says most routes between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal will be back up and running as of Saturday. Two specific trains will resume full service on Sunday.

Via says as service ramps up, it will be calling back most of the one-thousand workers it laid off … Read more

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An Amber Alert Is In Effect – Please Be On The Lookout For This Boy

Overnight an Amber Alert was issued for 14-year-old Shammah Jolayem. Toronto Police say the boy was last seen in the area of Jane St and Driftwood Ave at around 8:25am yesterday. He is described as 5’11 to 6ft tall with a slim build and short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hoody and grey track pants … Read more

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Woman Spends Two Years Watering And Caring For Her Beloved Succulent Only To Discover That The Plant Is Actually Plastic

I feel for this woman.  She really thought she was a master gardener. A California woman says she spent two years loving and caring for her potted succulent, which sat in a spot on her window sill.  But last week, when Caelie Wilkes went to repot the succulent in a new container, she got an unwelcome surprise: The plant was … Read more

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Suggests He Might Be Coronavirus Patient Zero In The USA

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has suggested that he and his wife could have contracted coronavirus nearly two months ago — and quipped that they both may have even been “patient zero” in the U.S.  The millionaire tech entrepreneur told USA Today that he and Janet Wozniak came down with “the worst flu of our lives” after visiting Southeast … Read more

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Even Tinder Is Warning About Protecting Yourself From Coronavirus

The latest about Covid-19 Coronavirus is coming from an unexpected spot: Tinder. The dating app has now included a warning about the dangers of the contagious and potentially deadly virus. The pop-up appears in the app’s browse function as a user flips through potential matches. “Tinder is a great place to meet new people,” the banner reads. “… Read more

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Asteroid The Size Of Mount Everest Set To Fly Near Earth On April 29

An asteroid the size of Mount Everest is heading towards Earth next month. The object, called 52768 (1998 OR2), is 1 to 2.5 miles wide and will pass within 3,908,791 miles, moving at 19,461 miles per hour.  The asteroid was first discovered by NASA in 1998, and is said to be large enough to cause global effects if it were … Read more

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Hundreds Of Indigenous Artifacts Discovered During Road Construction In Kitchener

An archaeological assessment has led to a major discovery of Indigenous artifacts in Kitchener. The find was made while the Region of Waterloo was preparing for road work on Fisher Hallman Road between Bleams Rd and Strasburg Creek. A report from the regional council says about 965 artifacts have been found, which means the road will be closed for several … Read more

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The Ontario Government Has Agreed To Lower Class Sizes To Just 23-Students And Make E-Learning Optional

The Ontario government says it is backing down on key demands from labour groups in contract talks with the teachers’ unions. Yesterday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the province would lower average high school classes to 23, just above its current level of 22 and well shy of the 28 the government initially put on the table last year. Lecce … Read more

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Apple Agrees To Pay In Lawsuit That Claims It Intentionally Slowed Down iPhones To Get Customers To Buy New Ones

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million in a class-action settlement over claims that it covertly slowed older iPhones to get users to upgrade.  A federal judge in California presiding over the group of lawsuits will be asked to approve the proposed settlement at a hearing in early April, according to a court filing on Friday.  The litigation … Read more

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Three New Coronavirus Cases In The GTA – Public Health Not Yet Recommending Cancelling Large Gatherings

Toronto’s top public health official says there’s no need to start cancelling gatherings despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in Ontario. Doctor Eileen de Villa says the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low. She says officials are not recommending postponing events or cancelling large gatherings at this time. Ontario had recorded 18 of Canada’s 27 COVID-19 cases as of … Read more

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The Dodge Caravan Will End Production In May

It’s the end of an era. As more and more families make the switch to SUV’s, Dodge has confirmed the Grand Caravan’s journey is coming to an end this spring. The minivan is scheduled to end production on May 22, 2020.  The Caravan was introduced alongside the Plymouth Voyager in 1984 as a “garageable” van that helped kick off the … Read more

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Waterloo Regional Police Investigating Two Particularly Bad Stunt Driving Cases

Police in the Kitchener-Waterloo area have had their hands full over the past few days in making two notable stunt driving cases. A 21-year-old was charged with stunt driving on the expressway in Kitchener on Sunday evening. He was caught going 50 km/hr over the speed limit. Police say this same guy was just convicted back in February for another … Read more

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Customers Of A Guelph Nail Salon Advised To Get Tested For HIV And Hepatitis

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is warning people of the potential for “viral contamination” at a Guelph nail salon. The nail salon is Victoria’s Nail Salon on Stone Road in Guelph. An inspection found that manicure and pedicure equipment was not cleaned after each use. The disinfectant was not mixed or changed appropriately, and dirty instruments were stored with clean … Read more

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Four New Covid19 Cases Reported In Ontario Yesterday Alone – Health Officials To Speak Today

Ontario now has 15 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.  Four new cases were reported yesterday — all of the patients having recently travelled abroad. One had travelled to Egypt with a man who was later diagnosed with the virus, while the rest had been in Iran. The ministry of health says, given the global circumstances, Ontario is actively planning … Read more

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This Service Is Saving The Planet By Allowing You To Mail Back Your Dirty Diapers

Parents are putting their babies’ dirty diapers in the mailbox … for the sake of the environment.  Subscription-based baby-care company Dyper, which introduced their biodegrade bamboo diaper in 2018, has partnered with waste-management company TerraCycle to launch ReDyper, a mail-in diaper-composting service for all Dyper customers.  Just store your baby’s soiled Dyper diapers until there’s enough to fill up the … Read more

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A Quebec Grocery Bagger Just Claimed His 70-Million Dollar Lotto Max Prize

A Quebec grocery store worker has became the largest lottery winner in the province’s history after he scored a $70 million jackpot win with a ticket he bought at work.  Gregory Mathieu, 22, a bagger at the IGA Extra in the Saint-Romuald district of Levis, Quebec City, traveled to Loto Quebec headquarters to claim a jackpot totaling $70,000,000 from the … Read more

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Today Is National Egg McMuffin Day – But Only Americans Get A Free One

McDonald’s is celebrating one of their most famous menu items by declaring today as National Egg McMuffin Day. In a press release, McDonald’s announced that fans will have the opportunity to get a free Egg McMuffin today.  According to McDonald’s, “We’re inviting fans to celebrate with us by getting a free, freshly prepared Egg McMuffin at participating McDonald’s Read more

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Panera Has Launched A New Coffee Subscription Service

Your daily coffee run can add up. So Panera is here with a solution. Starting today Panera has rolled out an unlimited coffee subscription service. You pay $8.99 a month (plus tax) and you’ll receive unlimited access to coffee at Panera locations. You can also have the iced stuff, as well as hot tea. Typically a 16-ounce cup of the … Read more

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Nike Is Releasing A New Lakers Themed Kobe Bryant Sneaker Next Month

It’s been a month since Lakers great Kobe Bryant passed away and it appears that Nike is ready to honor him with a new sneaker release.  According to SneakerNews, Nike is set to release the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” on March 26th.  The silhouette made its retail debut in 2010 and toward the end of … Read more

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Doctors Warn Putting Potatoes Up Your Butt Won’t Cure Hemorrhoids

Doctors are getting concerned about people who subscribe to a dangerous home remedy touted on numerous websites, which involves inserting a potato into the rectum.  Credible medical professionals are emphasizing that this will not, in fact, help with hemorrhoids (also known as piles).  “There is no medical evidence that putting frozen potatoes inside the anus can help cure piles, Read more

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Because Leap Day Falls On A Saturday Salaried Employees Are Working An Extra Day For Free In 2020

There are 29 days this month because 2020 is a Leap Year.  The 29th is a Saturday.  But if you’re a salaried employee, you will work an extra day for free this year.  Here’s why: Even though the 29th is on a weekend, it throws off the whole calendar.  In non-Leap Years, six out of seven days of the week … Read more

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This Eagle Wasn’t Injured. It Ate Too Much And Could Not Fly

Wildlife officers in Tennessee responded to a report about an injured bald eagle and arrived to find the bird had merely had too much to eat and was too fat to fly.  The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Wildlife Officers Nathan Ripley and Justin Pinkston responded to a location in Bulls Gap where a witness had reported an injured bald … Read more

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A Shocking Number Of People Make Plans With No Intention Of Actually Keeping Them

More than 25% of people admit they make plans with no intention of actually keeping them. This, from a new survey conducted on behalf of Privilege Insurance.  It found a wide range of excuses that people use for bailing on their friends. The most common excuses for cancelling plans are: Something came up, I’m feeling sick, there’s a crisis at … Read more

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Today The Hereditary Chiefs Will Meet With The Government Following A Day Of Dangerous Activity On The Tracks

The prime minister is condemning the latest actions by protesters on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Video shared online yesterday shows a group of protesters standing on the tracks near Belleville as a CN train approaches, then jumping out of the way at the last moment. A few appear to be throwing items at the train. The OPP say fires were also … Read more

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Gif Or Jif – How Do You Pronounce It? This Is The Definitive Answer

How do you pronounce “GIF”?  OK, now how do you pronounce “Jif”?  If you used a “soft G” like in “jelly” to pronounce the peanut butter brand, you got it right. And if you went with a hard “G” like in “goodie” for those frequently shared looping videos, you got that right, too.  That’s according to Giphy, the database most … Read more

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Education Minister Claims The Union Wants A 6 Percent Increase To Benefits

What caused the teacher contract negotiations to break down earlier this week? Education Minister Stephen Lecce is blaming the union representing Catholic teachers for a breakdown in contract talks. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association says it is considering further strikes after the government bargaining team held firm to its agenda during negotiations yesterday, ending some speculation that progress was … Read more

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Today Is Pink Shirt Day

Today (February 26, 2020) is National Pink Shirt Day. We celebrate this annually to stand up against bullying. That includes cyber-bullying. You will probably recall this worldwide initiative originated in Canada, when a group of Nova Scotia teenagers organized a high-school protest, getting everyone to wear pink in support of a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing … Read more

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College Students That Desperately Wanted Chick-Fil-A Bought a Plane Ticket to Get Access to an Airport Location

A college cross country team from New York state wanted Chick-fil-A last week but the only location anywhere close to them was in an airport.  So they pooled their money and bought a $98 ticket so one guy could go through security, buy $227 worth of Chick-fil-A, and bring it back for them.  The cross country team at Rensselaer Polytechnic … Read more

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The English Catholic Teachers Are Considering New Strikes After Negotiations Yesterday Were Not Successful

The union representing Ontario’s Catholic school teachers says negotiations with the government yesterday were not productive. Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association president Liz Stuart says the union will await word from a mediator as to whether she believes further negotiations would be worthwhile. Stuart says while administrative job action continues, the union will also be considering options for further strike … Read more

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A New Rail Protest Has Suspended Go Train Service On Part Of The Lakeshore West Line

There is another rail line protest and this one, near Hamilton, has suspended Go Service on a stretch of the Lakeshore West Line. Last night trains were not running between Aldershot and Hamilton. In online posts, a group called on supporters to block the rail lines in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. As the result of this protest, this … Read more

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Multiple Special Weather Statements In Effect For Tomorrow

Heads up: Winter isn’t done yet. A storm is on the way tomorrow. A Texas Low looks to start up Wednesday morning. The track could change but we will get snow. Total accumulation predictions vary across the province. Scan down to read your latest prediction from Environment Canada. The weather agency says we should be prepared for poor winter driving … Read more

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Smart Speakers Listen To Unknowing Users Up To 19 Times Per Day For An Average Of 43 Seconds Because They Are Set Off By Random Words Picked Up From TVs

This is unsettling: A new study has found that smart speakers are turning on up to 19 times per day for an average of 43 seconds each time by words misunderstood from people speaking in the same room or heard from televisions.   That means the speakers using virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Nest devices are listening to … Read more

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Waterloo Regional Police Launch #PostPositive Campaign For Pink Shirt Day

Waterloo Regional Police are spearheading a new initiative for Pink Shirt Day 2020, which is on Wednesday. The police campaign is asking students across the region to spread positivity, one post at a time. So tomorrow they will distribute pink post-it notes to multiple schools for the #PostPositive campaign. Students and staff are encouraged to write down kind thoughts about … Read more

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Japanese Company Now Selling Mayo Slices

A company in Japan called “Bourbon” is now taking orders for mayo slices. Just two years after the release of ketchup slices, you can now buy a package of four slices of mayo that look just like slices of cheese. But they are not cheese. They are mayonnaise. The creation is available flavoured two ways, including tuna and spicy cod … Read more

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Teck Resources Withdraws It’s Application For A Massive Project That Would Have Created 10,000 Jobs

Some are calling it devastating for the Canadian economy and for national unity. An oilsands project that would have created close to 10,000 jobs in Alberta and brought in about $12-billion-dollars to the federal government has been cancelled. Teck Resources announced they have withdrawn their application because of what it calls the political discourse over climate change. The company’s CEO … Read more

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The Midnight Deadline Has Come And Gone But The Blockades Are Still Up

As-of right now the rail blockades near Belleville are still up. This, despite the OPP reportedly giving protesters until midnight last night to clear their protest on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory or face charges. But, the deadline came and went and so far nothing has happened.  On Friday, Prime Minister Trudeau said it was time for the barricades to come … Read more

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You Can Now Get A Peeps Slurpee At 7-Eleven

If you’re the type of person who likes the taste of marshmallows rolled in sugar, why not enjoy it in liquid form? 7-Eleven is now selling Peeps-flavoured Slurpees for Easter.  A few different people have … Read more

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You Can Get Married In Hell For Free On Leap Day

The township of Hell, Michigan — population 70 — is offering a devilishly good opportunity this Leap Day, Feb. 29, for those looking to avoid the purgatory of wedding planning: free nuptials for 29 couples, to take place at 2:29pm.  “When you get married in Hell, there’s nowhere for your marriage to go but up,” the Rev. Yvonne … Read more

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Apple May Soon Allow You To Choose Which App You Use For EMail And Web Surfing

For the first time, Apple may start allowing iOS users to choose which apps their device uses by default.  According to a report from Bloomberg, which cites people familiar with the matter, the tech giant is considering allowing its users to specify which apps are used for iOS tasks like email or web browsing.  That means iOS would no … Read more

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