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It’s Budget Day In Ontario – Here Is What We Know So Far

The Ford Government will table its first budget today and the Premier says the plan will lay out a path to balance. Leading up to the budget, Ford would say just how long it will take to get rid of Ontario’s $13.5 billion dollar deficit, but the finance minister says the previous government was spending $40 million dollars a day … Read more

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Here’s How To Pick The Fastest Grocery Store Line – It’s Not The Express One

You’re in a hurry at the grocery store, and the lines are long: Do you queue up behind the person with a full cart or slide over to the line with four or five people holding baskets? According to Dan Meyer, a chief academic officer at the math site Desmos who has studied grocery lines … you should get behind … Read more

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Milton Man Charged With Multiple Drug And Weapons Counts In Orangeville

A Milton man is facing weapons and drug charges, including trafficking fentanyl, after Orangeville Police stopped a vehicle early Monday morning. 35-year old David Flake of Milton was arrested and charged with the possession of heroin, possession of fentanyl, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon and breach of conditions. Police were initially in the area responding to complaints … Read more

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“Jeopardy!” Contestant Destroys Show’s Single-Day Cash Winnings Record

James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nev., just annihilated the “Jeopardy!” single-day cash winnings record.  Holzhauer won $110,914 yesterday.  The previous single-game record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010.  In addition to being a huge chunk of change, Holzhauer’s $110,914 take has a special numerical significance: His daughter was born November … Read more

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Police Surround Burglar At A Home Only To Find Out Suspect Is Actually A Roomba Trapped In The Bathroom

Down in Oregon, both a home owner and local police may be feeling a little embarrassed this morning. Police were called to a burglary in progress by the home owner who believed someone had broken in and barricaded them self in her bathroom. She could see shadows moving under the door. Within minutes several deputies surrounded the home, and even … Read more

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Video On How To Save Money By Tipping Less Goes Viral Because It’s Really Ticking People Off

Everyone likes to save money. But CNBC is catching some major flak  for a segment that suggests viewers save a few dollars by tipping less when they go to restaurants.  “This simple tipping trick could save you over $400 a year” is the name of the video, posted by CNBC Monday. (Note: the piece was actually posted in … Read more

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Billy Crystal And John Goodman To Reprise “Monsters. Inc” Roles In Disney+ Series

Disney has ordered a “Monsters, Inc.” TV series for Disney+ that will see John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprise their roles as Mike and Sully.  Titled “Monsters at Work,” the series picks up six months after the original movie’s story, with the Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to … Read more

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Kelly Clarkson Names The One Guest She’d Better Get For Her New Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson’s talk show will be starting in a few months, and she says she’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure she’s got a star-studded lineup of guests to chat with.  Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly said, “I’m calling in all favors…It’s hard to get people on a first-time show… I never usually ask for favors ’cause … Read more

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Buy These For Easter And You’re Automatically Helping Families Staying At Ronald McDonald House Over Easter

Easter is a time for celebrating with family, and for the 81 families of seriously ill children who will be staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto over the Easter weekend, Hershey’s Eggies is hoping to make their difficult time a little sweeter – and Canadians coast-to-coast can help. From now until April 21, Hershey Canada in partnership with RMHC … Read more

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Felicity Huffman Agrees To Plead Guilty In College Bribery Scam

Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty for her role in the college bribery scam.  The actress is among 13 parents who, yesterday, agreed to admit to the charges.  She was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for paying someone to alter her daughter’s SAT results to make sure they were high enough for … Read more

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The Province Will Soon Be Putting These Stickers On Gas Pumps

Premier Doug Ford plans to take his fight against the federal government’s carbon tax to the province’s gas pumps. His government says it will introduce legislation that would require stickers to be put on the pumps saying the tax will add more than 11 cents per litre to the price of gas by 2022. The environment and energy ministers say … Read more

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BTS Teases New Collab With Halsey, “Boy With Luv”

alsey is about to get a taste of BTS mania.  The singer joins the K-pop sensation on their latest song, “Boy with Luv,” which drops April 12.    BTS teased a clip of the music video Sunday, which features Halsey as orange-haired ticket booth operator. As she ends her shift, she walks past the group, who are sitting in front of … Read more

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New Calls For Longer Prison Sentences On The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Disappearance Of Tori Stafford

Victims of violent crime are calling for changes to the Canadian justice and corrections system. There was a rally on Parliament Hill yesterday to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Victoria (Tori) Stafford. Her father, Rodney Stafford, says the battle for longer, stricter prison sentences for violent offenders isn’t just about his daughter, it’s a national fight. Stafford … Read more

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Mailman Helps To Fulfill The Last Wish Of A Dog He Met On His Route

A postal worker received an emotional letter from the owners of a dog that he used to regularly give treats to when he was delivering mail along his usual route.  Texas mailman Fernando Barboza was out on his usual delivery route on April 1, when he received a note from the Cimino family – the owners of a dog he … Read more

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WWE Legend Attacked By Audience Member During Hall Of Fame Speech

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for slugging WWE legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart in the face as he was making a Hall of Fame speech at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, police said.  As Hart was accepting induction for the second time — this time as part of the tag team The Hart Foundation, along with … Read more

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Beyonce’s Coachella Doc “Homecoming” Gets Release Date In Netflix Teaser

Yesterday, Netflix revealed the release date of the star’s upcoming concert documentary “Homecoming,” which will follow her performance at Coachella 2018 and will be released on April 17.  The yellow teaser poster, which contains Greek letters in the film’s title, is a nod to one of the outfits Beyonce wore during a performance that made her the first black woman … Read more

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Realtors Calling On The Government To Ban Bully Offers

Ontario realtors are calling on the provincial government to ban so-called “bully offers”.  Bully offers are submitted by a buyer in advance of a seller’s established offer date. Generally bully offers are submitted to avoid competing with other prospective buyers and intended to pressure the seller into accepting the bid, as the seller would not know what offers may (or … Read more

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Justin Trudeau Threatens To Sue Andrew Sheer – Sheers Says Bring It On

Andrew Scheer has revealed he received a letter March 31st from the prime minister’s lawyer threatening legal action over statements he’s made on SNC Lavalin. The letter from Julian Porter says the Conservative leader’s accusation Justin Trudeau led a campaign of political interference on the criminal prosecution of the Quebec construction company is “highly defamatory.” In a statement, … Read more

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This Morning A Canadian Will Perform A Spacewalk Outside The International Space Station

It’s a big day for Canada! Just after 8am, Quebec astronaut David Saint-Jacques will become the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk in 12 years when he embarks on a planned seven-hour trip outside the International Space Station. The mission involves several tasks, including relocating a battery adaptor plate, upgrading the station’s wireless communication system and connecting jumper cables along … Read more

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Gordon Ramsay, Wife Tana Welcome Baby No. 5

Gordon Ramsay just became a father of five.  The chef and his wife, Tana, announced the birth of their son yesterday.  “After 3 baftas and one Emmy… finally we have won an Oscar, please welcome Oscar James Ramsay, who touched down at 12:58 today for some lunch,” Ramsay shared on Twitter along with a photo of Tana and the new … Read more

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This Is Called The Consent Condom

How’s this for an idea: An Argentinian sex toy company has created a new condom called the Consent Condom. Why is it a consent condom? It take four hands to open it, ensuring that both parties are equally involved in the decision to have sex.  How it works: All four corners of the packaging must be pressed at the same … Read more

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Skinny Dipping Bikini

A new bikini is so hot it comes with its own caution.  The teeny tiny two-piece with invisible straps is the newest addition to the swimwear collection by online retailer Oh Polly, and it’s not for the faint-hearted.  The Skinny Dipping Clear Strap Micro Triangle Bikini leaves very little to the imagination and is already causing a stir on social … Read more

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches Bags Of Snackable Cookie Doughs Chunks

Ben & Jerry’s wants to sell you its Cookie Dough Ice Cream — hold the ice cream.  This week, the frozen treat brand debuted snack bags of its beloved cookie dough chunks, which can be eaten plain or added as a topping to its other ice cream flavors.   And it’s fitting that cookie dough was chosen as Ben & Jerry’s … Read more

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Nipsey Hussle Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To His Murder

The man accused of shooting dead Nispey Hussle has pleaded not guilty to murder and has had his bail set at $5 million as it is revealed he is being represented by an O.J. Simpson prosecutor.  Eric Holder Jr, 29, appeared in a Los Angeles Court dressed in his blue prison uniform yesterday alongside his defense attorney Chris Darden, who … Read more

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Freezing Rain Warning In Effect For This Morning For Parts Of The GTA

Parts of the GTA are going to have a rough morning commute. A freezing rain warning is in effect north and west of Toronto with areas to the east under a special weather statement. Some areas could get 2-4mm of ice build-up before the temperatures rises and … Read more

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John Legend Makes A Cameo On Google Assistant

John Legend is at your command. As the first celebrity voice for Google Assistant, the musician will report the weather, tell a joke, or sing “Happy Birthday” when prompted.  Legend also answered questions like “Are you John Legend?” and “Who is Chrissy Teigen?” for the collaboration, which users can access by saying, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend.” Only select … Read more

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A Special Weather Statement Is In Effect For Parts Of The GTA – Freezing Rain Tomorrow

It may be April but we are not yet free from winter weather. A special weather statement is in effect and it could impact your morning commute tomorrow. Here are the details from Environment Canada: … Read more

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Heinz Just Released Kranch, A Ketchup-Ranch Sauce

Kraft-Heinz has launched a new product. It’s called “Kranch” and it’s a mash-up of ketchup and ranch dressing. There’s no more deciding between the two when dipping fries, eating chicken tenders, crunching on pizza crust…pretty much any fried food could be improved with the addition of Kranch. The new sauce is rolling out to stores nationwide through April … Read more

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You Can Now Wrap Yourself Up Like A Burrito With A New Tortilla Blanket

It’s the first Thursday of April and that means today is National Burrito Day. For lovers of Mexican food, you can now wrap yourself up like a burrito with a new cozy tortilla blanket.  The blanket was originally published on Twitter by user @katreenawhh and has since garnered a lot of attention.  @katreenawhh says the blanket can be found … Read more

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Woman Acquitted Of Impaired Driving Charges In A Deadly Crash Because Her Rights Were Violated

Ontario’s top court has ruled that a woman that was involved in a deadly head-on crash in Oshawa is off the hook on drunk-driving charges … because a police officer asked a hospital nurse for the results of her urine test before obtaining a search warrant to seize her samples. In upholding the acquittal yesterday, the Court of Appeal ruled … Read more

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Ford Government To Make All Teachers Pass A Basic Math Test – Students Protesting Today Across Ontario

Reports say the Ontario government is considering implementing mandatory annual math testing for all teachers in the province. Senior government sources have told The Canadian Press that teachers would be required to pass the test in order to continue to teach. The test would apply to teachers at both the primary and secondary level even if the educator did not … Read more

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Tomorrow Is National Ramen Day – And You Have Been Cooking Them Wrong All This Time

Ahead of National Ramen Day tomorrow, a food expert has revealed how you can make perfect noodles at home.  Bonnie Chung, the founder of Japanese home cooking brand Miso Tasty, said: “Sticky, mushy, slimy noodles is exactly what we want to avoid when cooking a dish like ramen.”  She added: “Like pasta, noodles should always have that Read more

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Google And Walmart Team Up To Let Users Shop For Groceries Using Voice Commands

Walmart shoppers can now do their online shopping … using just their voice.  Walmart is partnering with Google to launch grocery shopping on any devices equipped with Google Assistant.  Walmart Voice Order is rolling out to consumers beginning this month.  It’ll become available for users with Google Home devices, as well as Assistant-equipped smart displays, Android phones and iPhones.  “… Read more

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Charmin’s New Forever Toilet Paper Rolls Are Gigantic And Last A Month

We don’t get toilet paper innovations very often but here we go: Charmin has now introduced their new “Forever Roll” and it is so big that it needs its own dispenser.  Available in their signature ultrasoft 2-ply sheets, the jumbo-sized rolls hold 850 sheets for a single-user roll and 1,700 sheets for a multi-user roll. According to Charmin, the … Read more

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Connor McGregor Challenges Mark Wahlberg To A Fight For Rightful UFC Shares

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor is challenging “Hollywood actress” Mark Wahlberg to a fight.  The prize? Shares in UFC.  “I’ve decided to challenge Hollywood actress Mark Wahlberg next,” Conor tweeted.  “A fight for all the shares!”  The dare comes a week after McGregor was filmed demanding his “rightful shares” in the company, TMZ reported.  In 2016, Wahlberg said he’d … Read more

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Justin Trudeau Fires Jody Wilson-Raybould And Jane Philpott From The Liberal Party Caucus

Prime Minister Trudeau says trust has been broken between two of his former cabinet ministers and his Liberal team. (scan down for video) And with that, he announced last night he has expelled Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus and will not allow them to run as Liberal candidates in this fall’s federal election. Trudeau cited that phone conversation … Read more

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James Corden: Why Don’t Chubby Stars Ever Get Any Sex Scenes?

James Corden has criticized the exclusion of overweight actors from major film roles.  He says they are not given sex scenes and are usually seen as “the fat friend.”  Corden said fat people “never really fall in love… never have sex,” in films or on TV and “certainly no one ever finds you attractive.”  Corden told actor David Tennant’s podcast: … Read more

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Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, real name Ed Leslie, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 during WrestleMania 35 week on Saturday.  Beefcake joined WWE in 1984, later forming The Dream Team with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. The team defeated The British Bulldogs in 1985 to become Tag Team Champions.  Beefcake and Valentine would go their … Read more

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FlyGTA Airlines Is Launching Service To Bruce Region Starting May 24 Weekend

FLYGTA has announced a new route. Starting May 24 weekend, they will offer air service between Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport and the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (Grey Bruce Region including the Bruce Peninsula & Tobermory).  Flight service will commence on May 24th, with a guarantee to continue to October 28th, and possibly through the winter season.

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The Tradespeople That Fart The Most Often In Their Vans

Which tradespeople are the most prolific farters?  U.K. commercial vehicle specialists ‘Vanarama’ (apparently) needed to know this kind of thing, and they’ve shared the results of their study.  75% of tradesmen admit to passing wind up to 20 times a day in their service vans. Perhaps more shockingly, the survey revealed that 78% of tradespeople have no problem … Read more

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