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Two Pedestrians Hit In Milton Last Night

Last night was a bad one for collisions in Milton. Two pedestrians were hit by a car on Thompson Rd (at McCuaig Dr) around 7pm. A female in her 20’s was taken to Hamilton General Hospital and a teenage boy was rushed to McMaster Children’s Hospital. The teen was reportedly pinned between two vehicles and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was … Read more

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The Mars InSight Landed Safely Yesterday And Is Already Sending Back Pictures

NASA’s $1 billion new Mars rover has successfully landed on the red planet after a nerve-wracking six and a half minutes of terror, when it broke through the Martian atmosphere and was subjected to temperatures of more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.   The InSight rover has been traveling through space for six months, but its long journey ultimately boiled down to … Read more

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This Sign May Have Saved The Life Of This Pittsburgh Penguins Fan

A hockey fan’s homemade sign likely saved her life after she used it to ask strangers for a kidney donation.  Kelly Sowatsky, 31, was desperately in need of a kidney.  So last April she took matters into her own hands at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.  “I thought this was my last chance to get the attention of somebody Read more

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New Study Confirms Just How Dirty Microwaves Are

How often do you clean out your microwave? According to a “swab study” conducted by Kimberly Clark, it should be cleaned after every use. Here’s why: In their exams of almost 5,000 locations in a variety of settings, 48 percent of microwave door handles tested had adenosine triphosphate (ATP) counts of 300 or higher.  (ATP is a molecule that provides … Read more

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The Union Is Vowing To Fight GM Over The Oshawa Plant Closure

The union representing workers at the GM assembly plant slated for closure in Oshawa is promising — quote – “one hell of a fight.” Unifor national president Jerry Dias spoke at a union hall packed with anxious GM workers and said the union will fight “tooth and nail” against the planned move. He also pointed out … Read more

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The Postal Strikes Will End At Noon Today

Full mail service is set to resume across Canada at 12pm today.  Last night the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to postal workers’ rotating strikes. After five hours of additional debate, senators approved the back-to-work bill by a vote of 53-25 with four abstentions, and royal assent was quickly granted. The government deemed the bill’s passage to be urgent, … Read more

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Arby’s Is Testing Out A Beer Can Chicken Sandwich

Have you ever made beer can chicken? The recipe involves cooking a chicken on a half-full can of beer in what looks like a really uncomfortable position.  Arby’s is now offering a version of this recipe in certain markets, but the beer can’s not included.   Food & Wine magazine reports that the sandwich comes in two varieties.  The Original Beer … Read more

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Today The Mars InSight Will Arrive On Mars

Today is a special day for NASA. The first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of Mars will touch down today after a six-month voyage through space.  Traveling 301 million miles from Earth, the Mars InSight spacecraft is due to reach its destination at around 3pm. The mission control team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los … Read more

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Reports Say General Motors Will Announce Today That They Are Pulling Out Of Oshawa

The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce today that it is closing the Oshawa assembly plant. Unifor, which represents more than 2,500 workers at the Oshawa plant, says it doesn’t have all the details of today’s announcement, but it’s been informed that no product has been allocated to the plant after December 2019. A source familiar … Read more

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A Special Weather Statement Is In Effect North Of The GTA

A special weather statement is in effect north and west of the city. Parts of Waterloo-Wellington, Perry Sound-Muskoka, Grey-Bruce and Dufferin-Innisfil could get up to 10cm of snow by tomorrow night. This is from a low pressure system tracking from the Southern U.S. There is still some uncertainty with the forecast track but Environment Canada is warning you to be … Read more

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The Federal Government Gives Notice On Potential Back-To-Work Legislation

The federal government has given the House of Commons the 48 hours notice required before introducing back-to-work legislation, but Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says that doesn’t mean the Liberals will make the move to end rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Hajdu says Canada Post and CUPW have already had a very long time to work out … Read more

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Health Canada Study Finds Lots Of Canadians Are Driving High

Health Canada’s latest survey on cannabis use finds most Canadians believe pot will affect your driving ability, but a good portion are doing it anyway. Four in 10 of those polled, who also use marijuana, admitted to driving within two hours of consuming pot.  More than one-third of those had done so in the 30 days before they answered the … Read more

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If You Have Romaine Lettuce At Home You Should Throw It Out

Health officials in both Canada and the US are telling people to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable. No deaths have been reported, but 18 people in Ontario and Quebec and 32 people in 11 American states have gotten sick and some have been hospitalized. Tracing the source of contaminated lettuce … Read more

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The Union Is Accusing Canada Post Of Intentionally Stalling Negotiations

With countless mail and parcels still backlogged across the country, the head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says rotating strikes are continuing in their fifth week. Mike Palecek is accusing Canada Post of refusing to negotiate, claiming Canada Post is stalling, waiting for the federal government to table back-to-work legislation if a deal isn’t reached within days. He … Read more

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The Perfect Holiday Gift For Cigarette Smokers

The holiday shopping season is officially here. If you’re looking for a gift idea for someone you know that smokes cigarettes, check out 180 Smoke’s Holiday Gift Bundle. While reliable stats on the subject are hard to find, a quick search of the net will introduce you to thousands upon thousands of people who have successfully quit cigarettes by switching … Read more

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YouTube Quietly Rolls Out 100 Movies That You Can Stream For Free

You can now watch dozens of movies for free on YouTube.  In October, YouTube quietly added a batch of about 100, feature-length films to its website that don’t require a subscription to enjoy.  The only catch?  Users have to be willing to sit through a few advertisements while they watch.  The “Free to watch” category includes mostly older … Read more

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The First Incredible Hulk Comic Sells For Huge Money

A copy of the first issue of Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk comic book just sold for over $167,000.  Published in May of 1962, the issue introduces the world to scientist Dr. Bruce Banner who, after unintentionally receiving a dose of gamma radiation, transforms into the huge, hulking green monster when he’s emotionally stressed.  Marvel comics legend Stan Lee, who died … Read more

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Charges Laid Against Students At St Michael’s College

The principal at St. Michael’s College says efforts to keep students safe have failed and they need to do better. Toronto police have charged six 14 and 15-year-olds from St. Mike’s with assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon. That’s related to the video that was briefly circulated last week.  Principal Greg Reeves spoke yesterday evening at … Read more

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The Postal Workers Union Rejects The Idea Of A Cooling Off Period

With mail backed up at distribution centres across the country ahead of the holiday rush, striking postal workers have rejected a call from Canada Post for a “cooling off” period. Canada Post said yesterday that it would agree to another round of mediation with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, but only if workers end their rotating walkouts, clear the … Read more

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The Principal At St Michael’s College Explains Why He Didn’t Call Police Right Away

The principal at St. Michael’s College says he held off on promptly informing police about that alleged sexual assault … because the victim hadn’t yet told his family about the incident.  Principal Greg Reeves says he received a “horrific” video of the alleged incident last Monday night, but didn’t inform police until Wednesday morning. Toronto police have said they first … Read more

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Calls For Back-To-Work Legislation After The Union Rejects Canada Post’s Latest Offer

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said on its website last night that it’s still waiting to hear back from Canada Post on a counter-offer it submitted after rejecting Canada Post’s contract offer Saturday night. The union, representing 50,000 postal workers, is also waiting to hear from the federal labour minister on its request that she appoint a mediator … Read more

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2018 Goop Gift Guide Includes Sex Dust, A Banana Lamp And A ‘Pleasure Puff’ Ring

It’s the most ridiculous time of the year… Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2018 Goop Gift Guide is here! In the past, her guides have included Vaginal Steaming, and a vaginal egg (that one didn’t go over so well…)

This year, the guide includes a 22k Gold Pipe for your legal weed, a Banana Lamp, a breakfast with Giraffes and … Read more

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Police Say St Michael’s College Did Not Report The Alleged Incident To Them

Toronto Police say the prestigious private school where a student was allegedly sexually assaulted did not report the incident to law enforcement. A Toronto Police spokeswoman says a criminal investigation into the alleged incident at St. Michael’s College School, an all-boys Catholic institution, was launched only after officers were contacted by the media.

Constable Caroline de Kloet says the school … Read more

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The NLL Has Cancelled The First Two Weeks Of The Season

The National Lacrosse League has postponed the first two weeks of the regular season after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. In a statement, the NLL announced The PLPA (Professional Lacrosse Players Association) had instructed its players not to attend training camps or submit to physicals, making it impossible to start the season on December … Read more

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The PC Government Has Eliminated $500 Million From The Deficit Already

The Ontario government says it has already begun cleaning up the financial mess left behind by the previous Liberal regime. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has released a fall economic update yesterday, projecting the deficit will be $14.5-billion dollars this fiscal year. That is a reduction of $500-million dollars. He says his government has cut $3.2-billion dollars in program expenses — … Read more

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Hasbro Releases A Controversial Millennial Edition Of Monopoly

Hasbro has released Monopoly For Millennials.  The game cover, accompanied with the tagline “Adulting is hard. You deserve a break from the rat race,” features a “cool” Mr. Monopoly taking a selfie, wearing a “participation award” pinned to his chest, and drinking a latte.  A camera, a pair of sunglasses, and a hashtag are … Read more

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Juul Taking Steps To Keep Vapes Away From Kids

Leading e-cigarette maker Juul Labs is halting store sales of some flavours to deter use by kids.  This is a preemptive move. The U.S. government is expected to crack down on underage sales of flavoured e-cigarettes.  Juul said it stopped filling store orders yesterday for mango, fruit, creme, and cucumber pods and will resume sales only to retailers that scan … Read more

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Spotify Finally Arrives On The Apple Watch

Apple Watch owners who prefer Spotify over Apple Music finally have an alternative.  After a long wait, Spotify has updated its iOS app to add support for Apple’s wearable, allowing its users to stream music, change tracks, listen to podcasts and connect to speakers right from the Apple Watch.  The new update, rolling out now as an update to the … Read more

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New Christmas Toy Set Encourages Kids To Build The Wall

An American toy manufacturer has introduced a line of “MAGA building blocks” that encourage children to “Build the Wall” just in time for Christmas.  The stocking stuffers from Keep and Bear come with 101 pieces including a miniature President Donald Trump and a hard hat emblazoned with his “Make America Great Again” slogan.  When assembled, the … Read more

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The Government Is Raising The Threshold For Official Party Status In Ontario

The Ontario government is raising the number of seats in the legislature required to achieve official party status. You may recall, back in June the Liberals slipped below the current threshold. PC House Leader Todd Smith said yesterday the new minimum, to be laid out in the fall economic statement later this week, will be 10 per cent of the … Read more

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Lots Of Snow Is On The Way – Travel Advisories Issued

As we deal with cold temperatures in Toronto, north of the city is getting snow this morning. Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning. They say in these snow squalls visibility will be significantly reduced due to heavy snow combined with blowing snow that will quickly accumulate. 10 to 15 cm are expected in some areas. For Orangeville, Grand … Read more

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One Arrested After Suspected Hate Crime Assault – Nine Suspects Outstanding

One arrest has been made and police are looking for nine other teenagers in what Toronto Police are treating as a suspected hate crime. Investigators say the incident happened Sunday evening in North York. It’s alleged four 17-year-olds, wearing yarmulkes, were accosted by another group of young people who made derogatory and punched and kicked two of them. The suspects … Read more

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The Backlog Is Cleared At The Ontario Cannabis Store

After weeks of delays, the provincial government says Ontario’s only outlet for legal recreational cannabis has eliminated its backlog on orders and is back on track. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said yesterday the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store is returning to its original delivery time of one to three days after struggling to meet the staggering demand for recreational cannabis since … Read more

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The Death Toll From The California Wildfires Has Climbed To 42

More than a dozen search-and-recovery teams are now searching for human remains in the area of that deadly wildfire in Northern California. The confirmed death toll is least 42 people. The Northern California fire has been nicknamed the “Camp Fire” and is now the deadliest in state history. The Southern California wildfires have claimed two lives and destroyed at least … Read more

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A List Of Santa Claus Parades Happening Throughout The GTA

With Remembrance Day now behind us, today is the start of the holiday season. There are 42 days until Christmas. Here is a list of when Santa Claus parades are being held in various communities throughout the GTA and Southern Ontario:… Read more

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The California Fires Have Now Killed 31 People And Destroyed A Piece Of Hollywood History

The fires in California are out of control. Officials in the Northern part of the state have released another grim statistic in a wildfire that is achieving heartbreaking records. 29 people have died in and around Paradise, matching the deadliest wildfire in state history. That brings the death toll from fires this week to 31, including two in the Southern … Read more

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The New Canadian 10 Dollar Bill Comes Out Next Week

The Bank of Canada has announced the new Canadian $10-dollar bill featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation next Monday, November 19, 2018.  The release comes just over 72 years after Desmond was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The civil rights pioneer and businesswoman is the first Canadian woman to … Read more

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The Perfect Holiday Gift For Cigarette Smokers

The holiday shopping season is officially here. If you’re looking for a gift idea for someone you know that smokes cigarettes, check out 180 Smoke’s Holiday Gift Bundle. While reliable stats on the subject are hard to find, a quick search of the net will introduce you to thousands upon thousands of people who have successfully quit cigarettes by switching … Read more

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Three Different Asteroids Will Fly Close To Earth Tomorrow

According to NASA, three asteroids will skim past Earth tomorrow.  ‘2018 VS1’ is predicted to pass by Earth first.  It will skim our planet at a distance of just 861,700 miles at around 9:03am. This asteroid measures between 42 and 92 feet across and is not expected to hit our planet.  Just 16 minutes later, the largest of the three … Read more

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What You Need To Know About Remembrance Day 2018

We are heading into Remembrance Day weekend. If you don’t already have one, now is the time to pick up a poppy. Proceeds from poppy sales support the Royal Canadian Legion. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Commemoration celebrations are taking place at cenotaphs and monuments around the world and in your … Read more

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