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Update On Job Action By The Various Teacher Unions

The union representing Ontario’s French-language teachers will be announcing their next move today. They’re one of many unions currently in labour negotiations with the Ontario government. The union representing high school teachers is planning another one-day strike at some boards for tomorrow, while the province’s elementary school and Catholic teachers have announced day-long job actions for next week. The Ontario … Read more

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Converse Is Selling A Wedding Collection For Brides And Grooms

On your wedding day, you can be on your feet for hours. Between getting ready, the ceremony and then dancing the night away at the reception, wearing heels for that long might give you a few blisters. So if you want to wear flats but still fit with the wedding style, Converse has released a whole range of wedding trainers, … Read more

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Stud Tortoise Gets To Retire After Fathering About 1,700 Offspring

At the ripe old age of about 130, Diego the Galapagos tortoise is retiring from his role as stud reptile. Brought to the U.S., sometime around 1930, Diego spent 30 years in the San Diego Zoo’s breeding program. He was returned to Ecuador in 1977 to help the endangered tortoise population on Espanola Island. This year, Ecuador’s environmental ministry announced … Read more

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Today Is The Royal Meeting – Meghan Will Call In Rather Than Attend In Person

Today is the day. The Queen is hosting a family meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and Meghan. This comes after their dramatic decision to walk away from senior royal roles. Elizabeth has summoned Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles there for a meeting on Monday. Meghan — who is here in Canada right now — will … Read more

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Ontario Government Launches Full Investigation Into Yesterday’s Pickering Nuclear Alert

The Ontario government says it will fully investigate how a false alarm about an incident at the Pickering nuclear power plant could have happened. People across the province woke up to the alert yesterday morning, which warned of an unspecified incident that didn’t require any evacuations. Another alert was sent shortly after stating that the original message had been sent … Read more

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Truck Rollover Leaves One Dead And Two Injured In Mississauga

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A driver is dead following a dramatic three-vehicle collision involving a stolen tractor trailer in Mississauga late last night. It happened at an Esso gas station near Mavis Road and Eglinton Avenue.  As a result of the crash, the truck flipped over onto its side, crashed into the Esso sign and took out various … Read more

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New HBO Docuseries Claims McDonald’s Monopoly Used To Be Rigged

Think about all the time you spent diligently collecting your McDonald’s Monopoly game pieces.  Well, a lot of that time was wasted and you had no chance of winning. That’s according to a new docuseries that claims between 1995 and 2001, the game was rigged.  But, not by McDonald’s themselves.  They were paying out prize money. But it wasn’t luck … Read more

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Prime Minister Trudeau Says The Ukraine Airlines Flight Was Shot Down By A Missile

The head of Iran’s national aviation department is denying Western allegations the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed near Tehran earlier this week was brought down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have said a strike might have been unintentional. Iran is now calling for both Canada and the U.S. to … Read more

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It’s Now Officially Considered Rude To Leave Someone A Voicemail

According to a new book about 21st century etiquette, leaving someone a voicemail is now officially considered “rude”. The book is called, “Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette“. The author argues that there’s, “no purpose for voicemails in the modern age.”  And having to sit through a two-minute message is “… Read more

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New Research Confirms The Health Benefits Of Regularly Drinking Green Tea

The next time you reach for a cup of tea, try green tea — if you want to prolong your life.  That’s according to a new study recently concluded by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.  Researchers found “habitual” tea drinkers — whom they defined as drinking tea at least three or more times a week — had … Read more

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A Huge Amount Of Rain And Freezing Rain Is Expected Tomorrow

Bore you make any plans for tomorrow, check the weather. A special weather statement is still in effect for southern Ontario as a winter storm approaches. At this point it looks like we will get a ton of rain. Global News Meteorologist Anthony Farnell says tomorrow alone we could get the amount of rain that we typically get in January Read more

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Updated Special weather Statements For This Weekend

A special weather statement is still in effect for southern Ontario as Saturday’s winter storm approaches.  It’s still too early to say if it will be rain, freezing rain or snow but we do know there is a lot of moisture in the system that’s heading our way.  Travel is expected to be hazardous.

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If You Have TikTok You Need To Download The Latest Update Right Away – Security Flaw Discovered

The app TikTok has been forced to fix serious security flaws which could have allowed hackers to take control of users’ accounts and access sensitive info.  The app now has more than a billion users around the world – despite being banned in China, where its parent company ByteDance is based.   Cybersecurity experts at CheckPoint Research discovered two glaring security … Read more

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Heinz Will Launched HoneyRacha Sauce With A 30 Second Super Bowl Commercial

Heinz is preparing to release another condiment mash-up called “HoneyRacha”. You may recall they released MayoChup (mayonnaise and ketchup) and MayoCue (mayonnaise and barbecue sauce) back in 2018. “HoneyRacha” is a mix of honey and Sriracha sauce. They confirmed to Delish that it will be coming to shelves soon and would be making an appearance in its upcoming Super Bowl … Read more

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Restaurant Now Charging Money For Asking Stupid Questions

You may have heard there’s “no such thing as a stupid question.” Well, not at Tom’s Diner. In fact, it’ll cost you.  The beloved diner in Denver, Colorado, has recently gained some attention online after a customer uploaded a photo of their receipt to Reddit.  At first, the tab reads normally: “1 Side Mashed Potatoes $2.99, 1 Chick … Read more

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Ontario Catholic Teachers Will Begin Work-To-Rule On Monday If No Agreement Is Reached

The union representing Ontario’s Catholic teachers will be at the bargaining table with the provincial government today. It’s the first day of scheduled talks between the province and the Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association. If the talks don’t go well today and tomorrow, the union has indicated it’s prepared to launch a work-to-rule campaign on Monday. All the province’s teachers … Read more

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Trudeau Speaks As Iran Releases An Initial Report On The Cause Of The Plane Crash

Iran’s “initial report” into the crash of the Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 offered no immediate explanation as to why it happened. The report does say the crew did not declare an emergency or make a call for help. It says the plane was trying to turn back to the airport in Tehran when it went down. The … Read more

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A Multiple Shooting Situation Is Unfolding Right Now In Ottawa

Ottawa Police are continuing to investigate of a multiple shooting incident that occurred on the 400 block of Gilmour Street this morning at about 7:30am. Police were called to the scene after reports of multiple gun shots. Once on scene officers found several people injured. At this time, three people have been transported to hospital with serious injuries and one … Read more

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Thunderstorms Hitting Australia Today As Wildfires Continue To Burn Out Of Control

Firefighters in Australia’s New South Wales state are trying to take advantage of thunderstorms and showers today. They’re consolidating containment lines around more than 110 blazes and patrolling for lightning strikes. The unprecedented fire crisis in southeast Australia has left 26 people, destroyed 2,000 homes and shrouded major cities in smoke. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has faced fierce criticism for … Read more

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British Woman Sent To Jail After Drunken Rampage Where She Propositioned Men To Join Her In The Lavatory

A British woman has now been jailed for going on a drunken rampage on an Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Manchester after asking men to join her in the “mile-high club.”  20-year old Demi Burton, who boarded the May 9, 2019, flight while already sloshed, continued to drink wine until the flight attendants told her she could … Read more

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A Big Winter Storm Could Hit This Weekend – Special Weather Statement In Effect

It’s still a few days away and things could change but you need to start preparing for a possible significant winter storm coming this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southern Ontario as the storm approaches.  Right now it looks like snow, rain and freezing rain are all possible. It’s likely going to be a combination … Read more

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Plane Crash In Iran Overnight Killed 63 Canadians

Ukraine’s foreign minister says 63 Canadians were killed in a plane crash just outside Tehran, Iran. The Boeing 737-800 carried 176 passengers and crew — none of whom survived the crash shortly after takeoff. Foreign Minister Vadim Prystaiko says 82 Iranian and 11 Ukrainians were also on board as well as Swedish, Afghan, British and German nationals. Both Ukrainian and … Read more

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Iran Launches Missiles At U.S. Troops In Iraq – Trump To Address The Nation Today

Today the world is waiting to hear from President Donald Trump. How will America respond to last night’s Iranian ballistic missile strikes on U.S. bases inside Iraq?  (scan down for video). The President has announced he will speak today. Iranian state TV says the missiles were revenge for the U.S. killing of General Qassem Soleimani. Last night Iranian Supreme Leader … Read more

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Yesterday’s Rollout Of Edibles In Ontario Did Not Go As Planned

Yesterday was supposed to be the first day in which Ontario residents could buy cannabis edibles in stores, but many were out of luck. The Ontario Cannabis Store, the province’s pot distributor, says many retailers had not yet received their shipments. But they say the new wave of products is on its way and should be more widely available this … Read more

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Leading Astrophysicist Has Built A Prototype For A Time Machine Based On Einstein’s Theory Of Special Relativity

Time travel may soon be possible, according to an astrophysicist who believes he’s worked out a way to build a functional time machine.  Professor Ron Mallett from the University of Connecticut claims to have written a scientific equation that could be used to create a device that takes people back in time.  The Physics expert told CNN that he’s already … Read more

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Iranian Official Warns US Troops To Leave The Middle East Voluntarily Or Be Carried Out Horizontally

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting officials have drawn up 13 sets of plans for revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed top general Qassem Soleimani. The report quotes the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council as saying that even the weakest among them would be a “historic nightmare” for the U.S. Ali Shamkhani is quoted … Read more

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Mugshot: Arrested After Threatening To Rob McDonald’s – She Wanted One Of Each Dipping Sauce

It’s a fairly minor frustration when you want lots of dipping sauce for your McNuggets but McDonald’s only gives you one or two sauces.  However, this is likely an overreaction. 19-year-old Maguire McLaughlin from Vero Beach, Florida was arrested on New Year’s Day after allegedly threatening to rob a McDonald’s location because they would not hand over one of each … Read more

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Pizza Restaurant That Opened On Christmas Day Gave Every Penny Of Profits To The Staff That Worked

An Indiana pizza restaurant showed its appreciation for staff members who worked on Christmas by splitting the store’s profits for the day among everyone who worked the shift.  The holiday tradition has been the owner’s way of thanking his staff.  For the fifth year in a row, Rock Star Pizza in Brownsburg, northwest of Indianapolis, opened on Christmas Day. The … Read more

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Google Launches A Watchlist That Lets You Track Movies And Shows On Streaming Services

From Netflix to Prime and Disney+ to Hulu, there are so many streaming platforms available. It can be hard to keep track of what you are watching.  Now, Google has made the task easier by adding a new built-in Watchlist to Search that lets you bookmark what you are currently watching and want to see in the future.  Underneath images … Read more

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Häagen-Dazs Is Releasing A Rose Ice Cream

Häagen-Dazs is releasing a rosé wine-flavoured ice cream.  According to the snack food Instagram account Candy Hunting, the brand is set to launch the new Rosé & Cream flavour in February.  But while it promises to taste like a glass of blush vino, it doesn’t actually include enough alcohol to make customers tipsy.  Häagen-Dazs hasn’t confirmed the new treat just … Read more

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More Than 70 Fires In Australia Are Now Described As Out Of Control

More than 135 fires are still burning across New South Wales, and Australian authorities say almost 70 of those blazes are out of control. Two people have been reported missing in remote parts of the region, while across the country there have been 24 fatalities and close to two thousand homes destroyed as the bush fires torch millions of hectares. … Read more

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A Reddit User Received A Secret Santa Gift From Bill Gates

A Michigan woman got the Secret Santa gift of a lifetime this Christmas — an 81-pound package from Bill Gates.  The gifts included an original manuscript of “The Great Gatsby,” signed by Gates; books; toys for her cat and Harry Potter and “Twin Peaks” memorabilia, according to her post on RedditGifts.com.

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Today Edibles And Other Cannabis Products Go On Sale In Ontario – Kinda

Today is the day edibles and several other new cannabis products go on sale in Ontario. The Ontario Cannabis Store says 59 products will be on store shelves as of this morning but they will not be available for online purchase until January 16, 2020.  The O.C.S. warns that supplies are limited and some of the new products could sell … Read more

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The Most Popular Resolutions For 2020

We are now 6-days in to the new decade. How are you doing with your resolution?  A pre-new year survey found just 28% of us planned to make a resolution this year, and another 18% said they might. Overwhelmingly, exercise was the top resolution with 50% of those who made one, saying that was it. Saving money was second, followed … Read more

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Protesters Dumped A Pile Of Manure In Front Of Doug Ford’s Office Yesterday

There was a mess to clean up in front of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s west-end Toronto constituency office.  Protesters dumped a mound of manure there around noon Sunday. “Extinction Rebellion” said in a press release the manure was a response to Ontario’s Auditor General “effectively declaring the Conservative provincial government climate action promise is a load of Read more

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Threatening To Put Kids On The Naughty List Really Does Work

A new study found that threatening to put children on Santa’s naughty list really does improve their behaviour.  The tactic (used by parents to get children to behave) is referenced in the festive hit Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town.  It includes the lyrics “He’s making a list – he’s checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or … Read more

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Here Is The List Of Christmas Etiquette Reminders For Your Dog

No, we do not assume dogs can use the internet or even read. But if they could … this would be the blog post for them to spend some time with. Here is a list of friendly reminders for our four-legged friends over the holidays:… Read more

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This Is The Worst Spot In A Hotel Room For Germs And Bacteria

Here’s something you should probably know if you’re going to be staying at a hotel over the holidays. According to a doctor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health there are a lot of surfaces in a hotel room that are covered with germs and bacteria. Items like the TV remote, the coffee maker, the hairdryer, the light … Read more

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Here Is How To Order A Chewbacca Frappuccino From The Starbucks Secret Menu

The new Star Wars movie may not be getting great reviews but a new Star Wars drink at Starbucks certainly is. The website… Read more

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Trudeau Not Convinced Decriminalizing More Drugs Is A Solution To Canada’s Opioid Problem

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s not convinced decriminalizing hard drugs is a “panacea” to the country’s ongoing opioid crisis. But Trudeau also notes he was once absolutely opposed to decriminalizing marijuana, which his Liberal government did do just over one year ago. During a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau says tackling the epidemic requires a … Read more

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