Pizza Hut Canada Adds Beyond Sausage To Menu

More than 450 Pizza Hut restaurants in Canada have added Beyond Meat’s plant-based sausage to their menus permanently, as-of yesterday.  KFC Beyond Fried Chicken also officially launched yesterday in the U.S.  Canada is the second market to offer Beyond Sausage permanently. Pizza Hut restaurants in the United Kingdom added plant-based sausage to their menus in July 2021.  Beyond Meat said … Read more

Students Are Going Back To School On Monday – Full COVID-19 Update

A senior government source has confirmed that Ontario students will return to the classroom on Monday January 17th. Schools were shut down right before they were due to resume last week. The government blamed the strain on the health system and pandemic-related staff shortages.  Shipments of N95 masks were sent to school boards and school authorities on Monday, and some … Read more

Oreo Cakesters Are Back After 15-Years

Has enough time passed to feel nostalgic about the year 2007?  The people at Nabisco seem to think so.  They just brought back Oreo CAKESTERS 15 years after they debuted. If you don’t remember Cakesters, they are a softer version of Oreos that look more like a Whoopie Pie.  They were around for about five years, and some people loved … Read more

Judge Orders Novak Djokovic’s Visa For Australia Be Reinstated – Full COVID-19 Update

An Australian judge has reinstated tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa, which was cancelled last week because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. However, that doesn’t guarantee Djokovic will be able to play in next week’s Australian Open. A government lawyer says the minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs will consider whether to exercise a personal power of cancellation … Read more

Taco Bell Now Has A Subscription Service In America

Taco Bell has announced a new service that will allow people to score a taco a day for 30 consecutive days for the price of $10 — that’s three tacos for every dollar.  The subscription, revealed this week, is available now.  The monthly service, called the Taco Lover’s Pass, can be purchased through the fast food company’s mobile application, where … Read more

Fresca Is Becoming A Boozy Beverage

Coca-Cola is tapping into the canned cocktail craze with a boozy version of its Fresca soda.  In a partnership between Corona brewer Constellation Brands and Coke, the companies will launch Fresca Mixed, a spirit-based cocktail, later this year.  Fresca is the second non-alcoholic drink owned by Coke to be turned into a spiked version. In 2020, it successfully launched Topo … Read more

America Will Not Require Boosters To Be “Fully Vaccinated” – Full COVID Update

US health officials are not changing the definition of being “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 but are advising people to get booster shots when eligible. The decision means that federal vaccination mandates in the US for travel or employment won’t require a booster dose. The move to keep the existing definition to two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna … Read more

Hospital Staff That Are Close Contacts Can Now Test Daily To Keep Working – Full COVID-19 Update

The Ontario government says asymptomatic hospital workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 need not isolate if they test negative for the virus daily. The province has made the recommendation in an effort to safeguard hospital staffing levels as cases surge due to the highly contagious Omicron variant. The government says any hospital worker who develops COVID-19 symptoms should isolate … Read more

Joe Biden Says Vaccinated Americans Can Celebrate Christmas Safely

A stark difference is emerging in how Americans are combatting the Omicron variant, compared to officials in Canada. While Canadians deal with a long list of new restrictions and warnings to avoid holiday gatherings, President Biden has told vaccinated Americans they can enjoy Christmas safely.  His Omicron plan includes sending 1,000 troops to overwhelmed hospitals sending 500 million tests to … Read more

President Biden Got A New Puppy

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have a new puppy.  A new puppy, a pure-bred German Shepherd, was spotted yesterday playing on the South Lawn of the White House.  Michael LaRosa, Jill Biden’s press secretary, confirmed the news of a new family puppy. “Yes. There is (a puppy),” LaRosa said. The puppy is named “Commander” and was a … Read more

The NHL Shuts Down Until After Christmas

COVID-19 has forced an earlier- and longer-than-expected break in the National Hockey League schedule. The NHL and its Players’ Association jointly announced Monday night the suspension of all operations from Wednesday to Christmas Day amid a rise in positive tests among players and staff. Only two of 10 games scheduled for tonight will be played, and all remaining games this … Read more

Long Waits To Book A Booster Yesterday – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontarians scrambled to get booster shot appointments yesterday as booster eligibility expanded to every adult in the province. The Ontario government said more than 186-thousand third-dose appointments were booked through its portal as of 3 p-m yesterday, but many residents said they had trouble finding shots in their regions in the coming days. Meanwhile, long line-ups were reported at some … Read more

Biden’s Build Back Better Plan In Jeopardy After Democratic Senator Flips

It’s a potentially fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s leading domestic initiative. A key Democrat in the evenly divided US Senate confirms he can’t support his party’s controversial electric-vehicle incentive. Senator Joe Manchin says he just can’t bring himself to back the signature 1.75-trillion-dollar social and environment legislation. The so-called Build Back Better bill would be a disaster for the … Read more

Lay’s Potato Chips Unveils Limited-Edition Vodka

Lay’s is getting into the specialty liquor game with a new potato vodka for the holiday season.  The Pepsico-owned brand unveiled the limited-edition booze yesterday, in an effort to deliver “new and innovative ways to bring joy and fun” to fans, according to Melissa Miranda, Frito-Lay North America’s senior director of marketing.  The 750 milliliter bottle, made in … Read more

J&J’s COVID Vaccine Produces Virtually No Antibody Protection Against Omicron

A new study found that Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine produced virtually no antibody response to the Omicron variant.  South African virologist Penny Moore found that a key measure of antibody levels fell fell from 303 against the original strain to undetectable levels against Omicron in those with the J&J shot.  Among those who received the Pfizer shot, the antibody … Read more

There Is Now A Suspect In The Barry And Honey Sherman Case

Toronto Police say they have video of an unidentified suspect in the killings of billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman. Detective-Sergeant Brandon Price says the person was captured on surveillance video on December 13th, 2017. But he says it’s not possible to tell the person’s sex, race or other identifiers from the video, and police need the public’s help in … Read more

Marineland Weighs In On Proposed Nova Scotia Whale Sanctuary

A plan in Nova Scotia to build North America’s first coastal refuge for captive whales has come under fire from Marineland Canada. The marine park in Niagara Falls has released a study alleging the proposed site for the Whale Sanctuary Project is too polluted and too expensive for the non-profit group behind the plan. Marineland’s preliminary analysis of the project … Read more

Ford To Make An Announcement Today – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Ford is expected to make an announcement today about COVID-19 booster doses. The province’s top doctor says he will recommend Ford’s government take province-wide measures to combat the rapidly spreading Omicron COVID-19 variant. Dr. Kieran Moore says the regional approach to public health restrictions was designed with the Delta variant in mind and Omicron poses a different threat. The … Read more

Recall Announced On Salad Kit

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reporting a recall of a salad kit from Taylor Fresh Foods. The California-based company is recalling its Taylor Farms brand Maple Bourbon Chopped Kit due to a possible salmonella contamination. The affected salad kit was sold in 315-gram packages with a best before date of December 11th. They were distributed in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, … Read more

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