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Bride Nearly Loses Her Leg After A Bachelorette Party Mishap

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A U.K. woman who severely broke her leg during her bachelorette party is thanking her bridesmaid – who has no formal first-aid training – for her quick thinking that likely saved the limb in its entirety.  During her bachelorette celebrations in Center Parcs, 24-year-old Lula O’Neins “says” … Read more

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Arizona Iced Tea Maker Teams Up With A Cannabis Company On A Line Of Marijuana-Laced Beverages, As Well As Vape Pens And Gummies

The company behind Arizona Iced Tea is getting into the marijuana business and entering the market for vape pens and cannabis-infused gummies and drinks.  Arizona Beverage Co. announced on Tuesday that it has reached a licensing deal with Dixie Brands Inc., a Denver-based cannabis company that makes and sells weed vaporizers as well as foods, drinks, and topical … Read more

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A Canadian Class Action Suit Has Been Filed Against Capital One Over The Data Breach

A class action has been filed in Ontario seeking compensation for Canadians affected by the massive Capital One data breach disclosed last week. The suit filed in Ontario Superior Court by Toronto law firm Diamond and Diamond asks for more than $350-million dollars in compensation. The suit’s representative plaintiff is Rina Del Guidice of Bolton, who obtained a Costco Wholesale … Read more

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Florida DUI Suspect Says He Was Getting High To Prepare For The Return Of Jesus

A Florida man, who was arrested for alleged impaired driving, reportedly told police he was using THC to prepare for the return of Jesus.  Carlos Guillen, 22, was taken into custody by Indian River County sheriff’s deputies on July 27 at an outlet mall after police received complaints about someone who smelled like alcohol, was stumbling and driving around the … Read more

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Police Believe They Have Found The Bodies Of The BC Murder Suspects

Autopsies will be done in today in Winnipeg on the bodies believed to be the young suspects in three murders last month in northern British Columbia. The remains were found by RCMP yesterday in dense brush near the Nelson River north of Gillam in northern Manitoba following a massive two-week manhunt. Mounties believe the bodies are those of Kam McLeod … Read more

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Scott Fox Interviews Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is back with brand new music and he wants everyone to know about it. He dropped by the studios to talk about music, his home in Nashville and lots more with Scott Fox. Listen to the interview below:… Read more

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The Ripley’s Nude Swimmer Is Back In Court Today

The case of a man accused of skinny dipping with sharks at Toronto’s Ripley’s Aaquarium returns to court today. David Weaver, who is from British Columbia, is also accused of assaulting someone at Medieval Times dinner theatre just hours before his alleged naked swim. Weaver is charged with assault causing bodily harm and two counts of mischief. He was arrested … Read more

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Sales Of Electric Vehicles Have Spiked Since The Rebate Began In May

New data from Transport Canada shows more than 14,000 electric vehicles were purchased across Canada during the first three months of the federal government’s new rebate program. Back on May 1st, Ottawa began offering rebates of up to $5,000 dollars on the purchase of some electric vehicles. The rebate is intended to bring the price of zero-emission vehicles closer to … Read more

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Lightning Strike Causes Family’s Toilet To Explode

Here is a great reason to not use your toilet during a thunderstorm. A lightning strike on a Florida home’s septic tank had an unexpected result — the toilet exploded inside the home.  Marylou Ward, co-owner of the Port Charlotte home, said there was a loud boom Sunday when lightning struck the home’s septic tank and caused a toilet inside … Read more

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Postal Worker Cooks A Steak On His Dashboard To Demonstrate How Hot It Is In Mail Trucks

A postal worker’s lunch has gone viral after he cooked a steak on his dashboard to demonstrate how hot it gets in mail trucks. In a series of photos, the mail deliverer showed a steak in several stages of the cooking process, with a meat thermometer ultimately rising to 142 degrees Fahrenheit — the appropriate temperature for safe eating.  Shawnna … Read more

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Uruguay and Venezuela Have Issued Travel Advisories Against Traveling To The U.S.

Following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend that left 31 people dead and more than 50 inured in less than 24 hours, the governments of Uruguay and Venezuela are urging their citizens to postpone travel or take extra safety precautions if visiting the U.S. Uruguay’s Foreign Ministry says U.S. authorities can’t prevent the shootings because of … Read more

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14 Shootings This Weekend In Toronto With At Least 17 People Suffering Gunshot Wounds

After a shooting last night in Scarborough, the totals are in from the long weekend. Five reported shooting incidents happened yesterday (Monday) and a total of 14 over the long weekend. 17 victims have been treated for gunshot wounds from these incidents. The worst shooting incident was at District 45 nightclub. It left five people injured, including one man who … Read more

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[Video] New World Record: 6,700 Pounds Of Poutine From Canada

A trio of cheesemakers teamed up in Quebec to make a world record-breaking poutine that weighed nearly 6,700 pounds.  The cheesemakers, Fromage Warwick, Fromagerie Victoria and Fromagerie du Presbytere, combined fries, gravy and cheese curds in Warwick to create a total 6,688 pounds of poutine.  Sebastien Lemay, the co-owner of Fromage Warwick, said it took about 26 to 28 hours … Read more

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OPP Investigating Reports That The BC Murder Suspects May Now Be In Ontario

The hunt for two young men wanted for murder in B.C. has not yet yielded any strong leads and now the R.C.M.P. are scaling down their search in northern Manitoba. Assistant commissioner Jane MacLatchy admitted that the deep woods and many lakes surrounding the focal point of their search — Gillam, Manitoba — is just a very tough place to … Read more

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French’s Creates Mustard Ice Cream For National Mustard Day

Leading mustard brand, French’s, has collaborated with trendy California-based ice cream company Coolhaus to create mustard-flavoured ice cream. The new creation will be served up starting the week of Aug. 3 as part of celebrations surrounding National Mustard Day (Observed annually on the first Saturday of August).  “I scream, you scream, wait…mustard ice cream?” reads French’s homepage, which … Read more

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Fatal Shooting In Cambridge Last Night

A male victim has been pronounced dead following a fatal shooting in Cambridge last night. Police got the call about shots fired at a plaza near Franklin Boulevard and Jamieson Parkway at around 7:40pm.  The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect got away. Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to … Read more

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Orangeville Man Charged With Impaired Driving After Crashing His E-Bike Into A Flower Pot

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged a 64-year-old man with several criminal charges, including impaired driving, after crashing his e-bike on Broadway near Fourth St last Friday around 6:40pm.  Police say a male was operating an e-bike and lost control of the bike, struck the curb and collided with a flower pot in front of 46 Broadway. Police came upon … Read more

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Snickers Will Give Away 1 million Candy Bars If The Date Of Halloween Petition Is Successful

Snickers has pledged to give away 1 million candy bars if the official date of Halloween is changed to the last Saturday in October.  Public reaction to the promise has since been fierce, with some parents calling the idea “amazing” and other critics declaring the candy brand “crazy” for joining the movement to shift Halloween’s date.… Read more

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Low Salaries, Student Loans And High Cost Of Living – The Top Reasons Millennials Borrow Money From Their Parents

Nearly 50 percent of millennials are financially dependent on their parents, asking for help to pay their phone bill and rent, a new study reveals.   The study conducted by Money Under 30 surveyed 1,000 millennials, people born between 1981 and 1996, on their financial independence and 46 percent admitted that their parents help with monthly costs like the cell phone … Read more

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Peel Police Remind You That A Leaking Refrigerator Is Not A Reason To Call 911

Peel Police are reminding people not to tie up the 911 system with non-emergency calls — even if your refrigerator is leaking. The force says in a tweet that while police understand such a leak is annoying, it’s definitely not a call for 911 — and people should instead shut off the water and call a plumber. Peel police say … Read more

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Canada’s Rape Shield Law Will Be Tested In Court Today

Canada’s Supreme Court is expected to clarify the limits of Canada’s rape-shield law today as it weighs in on a case involving an Ontario teenager. At issue is just how far the law should go in protecting sexual-assault complainants from scrutiny of their own sex lives. In the case before the top court, a man was initially convicted of sexually … Read more

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Nearly 30 Percent Of Delivery Workers Have Taken A Bite Out Of Your Food

More than a quarter of delivery workers have admitted to snacking on a customer’s take-out order before dropping it off, according to a new survey.  The intention of the survey by US Foods was “to understand the habits and pain points of consumers who use popular food delivery apps,” but instead revealed troubling behaviours in the on-demand … Read more

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Survey Finds Overweight Men Are Better In Bed

Husky men are better in bed. This, according to a survey of 2,544 British women. 38% percent reported that overweight or plus-size men were superior lovers. It’s not totally clear why extra cushion improves the pushing, but research suggests stamina might have something to do with it. Men with noticeable bellies and higher BMIs last 7.3 minutes longer in bed … Read more

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Suspected Impaired Driver Crashes Into Pedestrian And A Shopper’s Drug Mart Downtown Toronto

Toronto Police have a suspect in custody after a suspected impaired driving incident early this morning. They say the driver struck a pedestrian and then crashed into a Shopper’s Drug Mart location near Yonge & College St around 12:30am. It’s believed the driver may have attempted to flee but was arrested near Yonge & Dundas St shortly after. Multiple charges … Read more

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Police Now Admit The Suspected BC Killers May Not Be In York Landing After-All

The manhunt continues. Police in northern Manitoba say they were unable to verify a tip that two accused killers from B.C. were spotted in the community of York Landing. Chief Leroy Constant says York Landing is only accessible by air or a two-hour ferry crossing in the summer. The pair were reportedly spotted near the town’s dump on Sunday. Prior … Read more

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Government Announces They Are Officially Switching To Needs-Based Autism Funding

The protests appear to have worked and the province is going to reverse their course on the revamped autism program that drew criticism earlier this year. Starting next year, Ontario will establish a “needs-based” program for autistic children in its place. Social Services Minister Todd Smith made the commitment while apologizing for the earlier version of the program, which based … Read more

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Today Joey Chesnut Will Eat Chicken Wings Non-Stop For 12-Hours Straight

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has announced his next challenge. In honour of today’s National Chicken Wing Day, he is going to spend 12 hours eating chicken wings at Hooters.  It’s going to happen at the Mall of Georgia starting at 11am today.  He wants fans to predict how many wings he can devour over a 12-hour period.  Anyone who guesses … Read more

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Marcus Stroman Traded To The NY Mets

The Blue Jays’ “rebuild” just got even more painful. They have traded Marcus Stroman to the N.Y. Mets in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects (24-year-old left-hander Anthony Kay and 18-year-old right-hander Simeon Woods Richardson). The Jays also dealt Eric Sogard to the Tampa Bay Rays. Earlier, Toronto they let one slip away when they blew an … Read more

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Quadruple Homicide In Markham

Many questions remain to be answered and there’s still no word on charges in the deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a Markham home yesterday afternoon. York Region Police have said a 20-year-old man is in custody. They spent the night combing through evidence at the scene, and moving the bodies out of the house. Thus far, … Read more

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The RCMP Move Into York Landing Manitoba After Unconfirmed Sighting Of The Two Fugitives

The manhunt continues for two young men wanted in connection with roadside slayings of three people in northern B.C. Police have shifted some of their focus to the northern Manitoba community of York Landing after an Indigenous-led neighbourhood watch group reported seeing two suspicious men in the area. York Landing is about 100 km away from the community of Gillam, … Read more

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Brantford Police Say They Were Inundated With Complaints After Yesterday’s Amber Alert

Brantford Police say they were inundated with complaint calls and emails after issuing an Amber Alert early Thursday morning. One person called and complained 11 times. Police say that is being investigated.  Some of the comments are as follows:

  • Why did you have to send 2 Amber Alerts for the same event? My phone received at 3:04am and 3:36am.
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New Poll Finds The Conservatives Are In The Lead But The Liberals Are Catching Up

A new poll suggests the federal Liberals are just about back to levels of support that they had prior to the SNC Lavalin controversy. The Leger web survey conducted for The Canadian Press found 36-per-cent support among decided voters for the Conservatives, versus 33 per cent for the Liberals. The polling firm says support for the Tories has dipped by … Read more

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Amazon Just Made Over Two Billion Profit In One Quarter

Amazon is reporting better than expected sales in the second quarter, although profits are below Wall Street estimates. The company says net sales rose 20 per cent to $63.4 billion — higher than the $62.5 billion forecast by analysts. But profits for the three-month period ended June 30 was $2.62 billion, or $5.22 per share. That’s higher than the $2.53 … Read more

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Ontario Secondary School Teachers Will Likely Not Have A New Contract When School Starts In September

The union representing Ontario’s high school teachers says a new contract with the province won’t be in place for the start of the school year. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation president Harvey Bischof says negotiations have come to a standstill because school boards want too many issues bargained at the central table — which the union believes should be dealt … Read more

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Pizza Hut Is Testing Out A Digital Cubby Pick-Up System

Pizza Hut is testing out a way for customers to get pizza without ever having to talk to another person.  The company will be testing out a digital “cubby system” at one of their locations in California.  Customers will be able to order a pizza ahead of time and then pick it up from the appropriate cubby when … Read more

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When The McDonald’s Employee Accidentally Leaves Drive-Thru Mic On …

A McDonald’s customer scored a free side of drama at the drive-thru, when a restaurant employee accidentally left the ordering microphone on.  On July 22, Twitter account @SomeonesAnIdiot shared a two-minute video clip featuring audio of the epic ordeal, which has since been viewed over 3.4 million… Read more

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Restaurant Offering Crab Cakes For $310

A South Carolina restaurant is taking aim at a Guinness World Record by offering a $310 crab cake that comes encrusted with platinum.  Chef Lazarius Ken Leysath Walker of The Twist in Columbia unveiled the seafood creation with an aim toward capturing the Guinness World Record for most expensive crab cake.  The dish features black truffles and is encrusted with … Read more

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McMaster Researchers Have Developed A Revolutionary New Gel

Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton say they have developed a new gel that is made entirely of bacteria-fighting viruses. They say it’s comprised of organisms called bacteriophages (bacterio-fages), which are essentially friendly microbes that exist throughout the human body and can combat specific bacteria. The scientists behind the invention say the gel mimics human tissue in many ways and … Read more

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This Morning’s Amber Alert Has Been Cancelled – The Child Is Safe

Police in Brantford have cancelled the Amber Albert that was issued early this morning and confirm the two-year-old girl in question has been found and is safe.

The Amber Alert was issued for two-year-old Heather McManus who police said was abducted by her father, 37-year-old Shawn McManus. McManus was last seen at 12:18am Thursday, leaving the community of Brantford in … Read more

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The Union Says The LCBO Distribution Issues May Continue Until September

The union that represents LCBO workers is questioning the agency’s estimate that its liquor distribution problems will be resolved by next month. The LCBO is apologizing to its customers for the problems that began after a technology update at its Durham Retail Service Centre in mid-June — leaving some store shelves empty. It says the issues will be resolved in … Read more

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