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The Raptors Trade For Marc Gasol But Lose Jonas Valanciunas, CJ Miles And More

The Raptors pulled off one of the league’s biggest deals at the NBA trade deadline yesterday. They acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles, Delon Wright and a second-round pick in the 2024 draft. In a separate deal, the Raptors sent veteran forward Greg Monroe and a 2021 second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in … Read more

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Justin Trudeau Denies Allegations That His Office Tried To Influence A Criminal Investigation

The Prime Minister is dealing with a major scandal in Ottawa. Justin Trudeau has denied a report in the Globe and Mail about a potentially incendiary allegation that his office told former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution. The company has faced allegations it paid millions of dollars in bribes to get government business … Read more

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Bus Cancellations – February 7, 2019

Due to the weather, there are some school bus cancellations today. This list will be updated until 7:00am. … Read more

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[Video] The Leafs Paid Tribute To Bob Cole Last Night For His Last Play-By-Play Night In Toronto

Last night the Toronto Maple Leafs paid tribute to legendary broadcaster Bob Cole with a video honouring the 85-year-old play-by-play icon. It’s Cole’s 50th and last season … Read more

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New Mental Health Study Finds Parents Caring For Kids With Anxiety Costs The Economy Big Money

Only a week after Bell Let’s Talk Day, a new report has been released that says parents who miss work to help children suffering from anxiety costs the Ontario economy $421-million dollars per year. The report, released yesterday by Children’s Mental Health Ontario, looked at data collected in 2017. That research showed that one in four parents in the … Read more

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Restaurant, Distillery Team To Create Caviar-Infused Gin

An upscale British restaurant teamed with a distillery to create a house gin infused with an unusual flavour — caviar.  The Man Behind the Curtain, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Leeds, England, teamed with distillery Slingsby to create the gin, which shares the restaurant’s name.  The creators said the gin was distilled with plankton and Exmoor Caviar to create a “… Read more

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New York Bar Selling A 38 Dollar Drink With 26-Ingredients

The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful drink.  It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish).  Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  The A-Z was … Read more

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Measles Scare For Passenger Who Recently Travelled Through Pearson Airport

Some travellers through Pearson Airport last month may have been exposed to measles. Public health authorities say people who were in Terminal 1 on Sunday, January 27th from 4pm to 8pm may be at risk. Those who were near people arriving aboard Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt at 4:08pm may also have been exposed. Also at risk are those connected … Read more

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Costco Is Now Selling An All Cheese Wedding Cake

Costco is currently selling a 24-pound “Sid Wainer & Son Cheese Lover Artisan Wedding Cake” capable of serving up to 150 guests.  According to the product’s description on Costco’s website, the item – also known as the “Cleese Lover Celebration Cake” – is advertised as a “delicious alternative to a classic centerpiece, cake or cheese Read more

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Bus Cancellations For Wednesday February 6, 2019

Due to anticipated freezing rain and poor driving conditions, there are a number of bus cancellations. Please check back regularly. This list will be updated until 7:00am:… Read more

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Multiple Warnings And Advisories Up About Today’s Freezing Rain

A large part of the area is under a freezing rain warning and the rest is under a weather advisory. Here is how it shapes up: For Toronto, Dufferin-Innisfil, Caldeon, Brampton, Mississauga, York Region and areas east: Ice pellets are expected to begin this morning. A risk of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will accompany the 2-4cm of ice pellets … Read more

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Special Weather Statement Issued – Expect Freezing Rain And Ice Pellets

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement about tomorrow’s weather. Currently the forecast calls for ice pellets beginning in the morning and then changing to freezing rain or ice pellets in the afternoon.  Up to 2cm is possible. Here is the special weather statement:

4:49 AM EST Tuesday 05 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of
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New Climate Change Research Finds Our Oceans Will Soon Start To Change Colour

Oceans will change colour by the end of the century, as climate change significantly alters phytoplankton in the world’s seas, according to a new study.  As ocean temperatures rise – perhaps as much as 4.8 degrees Fahrenheit in this timeframe – the growth of the plankton will be heightened, making the blues and the greens of the ocean more vibrant, … Read more

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Court Hears Gruesome Details About The Bruce McArthur Murders

The sentencing hearing continues today for Bruce McArthur. Friends and relatives of his eight victims are expected to continue reading their victim impact statements. Yesterday court heard more details about the murders. Prosecutor Michael Cantlon, reading from an agreed statement of facts, says the serial killer posed many of his victims’ bodies for photographs after the murders and he was … Read more

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The Fire Marshal Says It Was A “High Order Explosion” That Leveled A Caledon Home On Sunday

An Ontario Fire Marshal investigator says the massive blast that damaged more than 20 homes and left one man dead in Caledon on Sunday morning was a “high order explosion.” Andrea Gaynor told reporters at the scene yesterday that the blast pressure wave went through the area at over 1000 metres per second — shattering everything in its … Read more

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[Video] Stephen Colbert Invites Patrick Stewart And Gritty Over For A Party

One of the best new Sports mascots, Gritty, joins a Superbowl Party… Read more

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[Video] Watch The Commercial GM Autoworkers Aired During The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl always has its share of feel-good car commercials, but Canadian viewers got to see an ad during last night’s game that attacked General Motors for being greedy and “un-Canadian.” GM was unable to prevent the auto workers’ union’s 30-second ad from broadcasting on Canadian TV stations. The ad accuses GM of expanding in Mexico while … Read more

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Lowe’s Says They Are Hiring For 600 Positions In The GTA This Spring

In a Press Release, Lowe’s Canada says they will be hiring for 600 positions very soon. It is part of a total 6,350 full-time, … Read more

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Statement From Halton Police About The Shooting In Milton On Friday

Halton Police are still looking for witnesses to Friday’s shooting in Milton. Shortly before 3pm a male was shot in the upper-body in the Main St & Maple Ave. area. He was taken to hospital in critical but stable condition. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything or who has home or dash-cam surveillance footage from the area … Read more

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House Explosion In Caledon – One Dead And Over 30 Evacuated

Yesterday morning Caledon Fire and local E.M.S. responded to a reported house fire on Maple Grove Road at Charleston Sideroad in Caledon Village and found a single detached house that had exploded. The house was leveled and several other homes in the area were damaged. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 54-year-old Joseph … Read more

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Sam Adams Releases A Beer For Tom Brady’s Critics

Boston brewery Sam Adams is honouring New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with a new beer that pokes fun at his critics. The Double IPA is called Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here.   The label features a goat holding a football, a reference to Brady’s nickname as the GOAT – the Greatest of All Time. The limited edition brew will … Read more

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Here Are The 2019 New M&M’s Flavours You Can Vote On

M&M’s is going nuts with new flavours.  The three new offerings – English Toffee Peanut, Mexican Jalapeno Peanut and Thai Coconut Peanut – hit store shelves this week.  The packages invite M&M’s fans to vote on which of the three nut-based tastes — OK, actually legume-based — they like best.  The packaging for the international takes on the classic chocolate … Read more

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Assault With A Weapon Charges Laid After Mississauga Woman Flipped Out After Restaurant Got Her Order Wrong

Peel Regional police have arrested and charged a 33-year old woman who is accused of assault with a weapon after an incident at a quick service restaurant in the area of Goreway Dr and Morning Star Dr in Mississauga yesterday morning. According to Cst Akhil Mookin with Peel Regional Police, the assault took place after the restaurant got the woman’s … Read more

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KFC Is Now Testing A Limited Release Cheetos Sandwich

KFC is testing out a new sandwich that’s making viral waves online due to one unusual ingredient — Cheetos.  The KFC Cheetos Sandwich, being rolled out for testing at select locations in Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas and other southern states, features an Extra Crispy chicken filet, a layer of crunchy Cheetos and a “special Cheetos” sauce.  The $4.79 sandwich is … Read more

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Pepsi Declares A Cola Truce With Coke For Super Bowl

This is an interesting move by Pepsi in the cola wars. They erected a life-size statue of its founder Caleb Bradham and placed it so it appeared to be clinking glasses with Coca-Cola founder John Pemberton, whose own statue stands outside the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta. Note: the museum is near where Super Bowl pre-game festivities are … Read more

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Bus Cancellations – January 31, 2019

Due to the weather there are some school bus cancellation today. This list will be updated until 7am:… Read more

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Toronto FC Has Sold The Rights To Sebastian Giovinco

NOTE: Sebastian Giovinco’s statement appears below.

Sebastian Giovinco’s time with Toronto FC has come to an end. The team has sold the Italian striker to Al-Hilal of the Saudi Professional League. TSN is reporting that Toronto will receive a transfer fee of $2-3 million. They got the deal done right before the January FIFA transfer window closed.

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It’s So Cold In Parts Of The USA That They Have Suspended Mail Delivery And Are Setting Train Tracks On Fire

A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking low temperatures yesterday, prompting the US Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to nine states in the region. “Due to the extreme weather conditions caused by Winter Storm Jaden, we have temporarily suspended delivery service in certain locations to ensure the safety and well-being Read more

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How Accurate Are Madden Super Bowl Simulations?

The New England Patriots are currently 2.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl.  While no one knows exactly how things are actually going to play out, EA Sports gave it their best shot by simulating the matchup in Madden 19 before releasing a video earlier this week.  If their predictions are to be believed, Jared … Read more

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61 Year Old Woman Allegedly Assaults A 71 Year Old Woman In Snow Shovelling Incident

Guelph Police have arrested a 61-year-old woman who allegedly injured a 71-year-old woman in a snow-shovelling fight. It happened on Tuesday when the two woman were shovelling snow from their cars in an apartment complex. Police say the 61-year-old woman became upset about where the 71-year-old woman was dumping snow. The 71-year old ended up with a cut to her … Read more

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Burlington OPP Pulled Off A High Risk Traffic Stop On This Guy Yesterday

A driver is in custody following a high-risk traffic stop that closed a portion of the QEW near Burlington (briefly) yesterday morning. The OPP say they got several calls around 10am after a vehicle was spotted with the word “KILL” spray painted on the back windshield of a minivan near Appleby Line. Witnesses also reported the driver was wearing a … Read more

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Handy List Of Things You Should Not Leave In Your Car In This Extreme Cold

The polar vortex is swooping down from the arctic this week, blanketing us with frigid temperatures and howling winds.  As temperatures continue to drop, you might want to take a look at your car. Here are some things you shouldn’t leave inside for a considerable length of time: … Read more

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[Video] Watch How This Principal Announced Schools Were Closed Yesterday

A pair of school administrators from Michigan ended up putting on quite a show to make an announcement that school was closed.  Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka and Principal Jim Kitchen re-sung the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah, adding their own creative lyrics.  At the start of a YouTube video titled “SCCS Announcement,” Mainka and principal Kitchen … Read more

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Zoo Letting You Name A Cockroach After Your Ex

A British zoo is offering spurned lovers the chance to get back at their exes by naming cockroaches after them on Valentine’s Day.  The Hemsley Conservation Center in Sevenoaks, England, is raising funds by allowing members of the public to pay about $2 to name a cockroach after their former lovers.  “For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s Read more

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Today Is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day across Canada. This is a day to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Every day, 500,000 Canadians miss work due to a form of mental illness. Mood and anxiety disorders impact an estimated 22% of the Canadian population.

To help spread awareness and raise money for research and mental health initiatives, today Bell will Read more

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Bath & Body Works Is Selling A Candle That Smells Exactly Like A Freshly-Baked French Baguette

There are few things in life that smell better than the warm aroma of freshly-baked bread.  And now, thanks to Bath & Body Works, carb-lovers can wake up to that delicious smell in the comfort of their own homes every day.  The brand currently sells a candle called French Baguette, and customers have been positively raving about it on … Read more

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Sad News: Another Orca At Seaworld Has Died

One of SeaWorld’s last remaining orcas has died.  Officials said 30-year-old Kayla died yesterday at SeaWorld’s Orlando park in Florida, two days after she became ill on Saturday. Park officials say her condition worsened on Sunday and she was given around-the-clock care until her death. Her death remains a mystery as SeaWorld officials say the cause won’t be known until … Read more

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Bus Cancellations – January 29, 2019

Due to storm clean-up, there are some school bus cancellations for today. This list will be updated until 7am: … Read more

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Details On Yesterday’s Storm And Tonight’s Bitter Cold

Southern Ontario is in full blown clean-up mode right now. Crews have been out all night working on clearing the snow. As of 10pm, 19cm of snow had fallen in Toronto – breaking the January 28th snowfall record previously set in 2009, when we got 13.4cm.  Overall, the city got about 26cm total.  So far, the major routes have (for … Read more

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Bus Cancellations – January 28, 2019

With 15-20 cm of snow expected today … there are bus cancellations today. This list will be updated until 7am:

  • ALL school buses are cancelled in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Schools remain open for those who can make it safely. Secondary students, please contact your school for the status of your exam.
  • Buses from Dufferin County to Robert F Hall
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