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Release Date Set For Playstation 5

It’s the most highly-anticipated gaming console to hit the market in years and now, the release date of PlayStation5 has just been leaked online.  A new report suggests it will be officially introduced on November 20, 2020 in North America, just in time for Christmas.  In addition to the launch date, it has also been revealed that PlayStation5 will cost … Read more

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Drunk Driver Crashes Car While On His Way To Court From A Previous DUI

A 21-year-old man from Arizona was driving into a gas station when he lost control of his Ford Mustang and crashed into a gas pump. It went up in flames.  Other people ran away while the driver tried to put out the massive fire by dumping a jug of water on it.  When that didn’t work, he took off. Police … Read more

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Court Ruling Says The Ford Government Cannot Allow Students To Opt Out Of Certain Fees

A court has struck down a provincial government order from last year that made some post-secondary student fees optional. Last December, Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet approved the order and later put it into effect in what it called the “Student Choice Initiative.” The Canadian Federation of Students and York Federation of Students filed a legal challenge, arguing the … Read more

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Porn Site Paying American Families To Livestream Their Thanksgiving Dinner

With U.S. Thanksgiving just 1-week away, porn site CamSoda wants families to let online voyeurs watch them get stuffed with turkey.  The adult entertainment website is offering to pay up to $250 to anyone willing to livestream their dinner. The competition, called “CamSoda Voyeur Thanksgiving,” has no other rules besides that all participants be 18 or over, so … Read more

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Study Finds Canadians Will Spend Less On Christmas This Year

A new survey from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada has found that we are planning to spend a decent amount less on Christmas this year.  On average, we will spend $583 dollars. That’s down from $643 last year. Only 1 in 5 anticipate spending more than they budgeted and only slightly more than 40% even plan to set a … Read more

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Disney Plus Says User Passwords Being Sold Underground Are Not From A security Breach

Disney says it’s not their fault. Disney Plus says account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating their launch last week. The company reiterated yesterday that it has found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users.”

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Mike Babcock Has Been Fired As Maple Leafs Head Coach

The Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock. You will recall Babcock was hired as part of Toronto’s rebuild in the spring of 2015 and was supposed to be the $50 million dollar man who could lead the Leafs back to the Stanley Cup finals. Despite having a huge line-up of talent, it didn’t work out that way. Babcock picked … Read more

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Lowe’s Is Shutting Down A Lot Of Stores – Full Ontario List

Lowe’s is shutting down 34 Canadian stores. The American retailer is restructuring its Canadian business and says the 26 Rona outlets, six Lowe’s and two Reno-Depots are all underperforming. Lowe’s says some of the employees at the stores in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia will be offered jobs at nearby stores.

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You Are Not The Father – New Board Available For Pre-Order Now On Amazon

NBC Universal has turned the Maury Povich show into a board game called “You Are Not the Father”.  And no, this isn’t a joke.  It’s available for preorder on Amazon now and it will be shipped by the end of the month. The specifics are a little vague but they’re calling it a, “hilarious party game . . . [which] … Read more

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Metro Newspapers Will Stop Publishing Next Month

The amount of editorial news voices in Canada is about to drop substantially. Torstar Corp. says its free StarMetro commuter newspapers will publish their final editions on December 20th. The move will result in the nationwide layoffs of 73 people working in editorial, advertising and distribution at the StarMetro papers published in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. Torstar also … Read more

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The Most Anticipated Movie Releases Between Now And Christmas

With the most wonderful movie-going time of the year upon us, Marcus Theatres surveyed more than 11,000 of its loyalty members to get their take on this year’s top holiday movies. Nearly half (46% percent) of survey respondents plan to visit the theatre four or more times between now and January 1. Here are the movies they can’t wait to … Read more

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New Teflon Toilet Spray Prevents Poop From Sticking To Bowl

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with an innovative new invention that addresses one of the greatest issues facing society today (sarcasm). They have developed a special Teflon-style coating that gets sprayed inside the toilet that prevents poop from sticking to the bowl. They hope their teflon turd deterrent will curb water waste in a world where … Read more

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GoFundMe Page Set Up For Pregnant Autism Therapist That Was Hit By A Go Train In Kitchener Last Week

We have an update on that woman and little boy that were hit by a Go Train in Kitchener last week. According to police, 30-year-old Jenna Armstrong is in critical, but stable condition in hospital and the boy is in serious but stable condition. According to the woman’s family, who have set up a Go Fund Me account for her, … Read more

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Today Trudeau Will Unveil His New Cabinet

In just hours, the prime minister will unveil his new cabinet as his Liberals navigate a new era of minority government in a bitterly divided country. Justin Trudeau has taken a full month to assemble his new inner circle with an expected eye to the environment, the economy and soothing feelings of western alienation. Part of the announcement has leaked. … Read more

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Chick-fil-A Announces They Will Stop Funding Groups That Oppose Gay And Transgender Rights

Chick-fil-A has announced it will no longer donate money to organizations that oppose same-sex and transgender rights. The chain has donated for years to more than 300 charities, but the company said it will narrow the list to three categories — education, homelessness and hunger. Among the groups that will no longer receive support is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, … Read more

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Taco Bell Releases A Friendsgiving Soup Recipe Where You Puree Rolled Chicken Tacos In A Blender

With just over a week to go before American Thanksgiving, Taco Bell is encouraging customers to toss their rolled Chicken Tacos into a blender and make soup.  They have released a new recipe for Rolled Chicken Tacos Bisque, a soup that can be made using one of their popular menu items.  But the dish isn’t just a liquefied taco; the … Read more

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Ontario High School Teachers Vote To Strike – Education Minister Offers Mediation

 

The union representing Ontario’s high school teachers says it has received a powerful mandate from members to take job action if necessary. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) says the teachers voted 95 per cent in favour of a strike. OSSTF president Harvey Bischof says teachers are frustrated at the pace of contract talks with the province — … Read more

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There Is A New And More Accurate Way To Calculate Your Dog’s Age

If you think you know your dog’s age in human years … think again. For years we have all been told that to calculate a dog’s age in human years, simple multiply by seven. Not anymore. Scientists at the University of California have created a new formula based on the rate that molecules are added to DNA.

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Bar Running Promotion Where Women Get Free Drinks Based On Their Weight

A bar called the “Fusion Club” in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is offering a new special:  Women get free drinks based on how much they weigh.  And the heavier they are, the more free drinks they get. For every pound a woman weighs, she gets around 12.3 cents worth of drink credits. So a woman who weighs 110 … Read more

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Job Opportunity – Get Paid To Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies

This new “dream job” offer would probably be perfect for any holiday-loving person.  Centurylinkquote.com is looking to make $1,000 watching 24 Hallmark Christmas movies.  The site says the winning “Hallmark Dream Job” applicant will receive $1,000, a streaming service subscription and a “movie watching kit” including cookies, cocoa, a mini Christmas tree and some Hallmark merchandise.  “We’re Read more

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The Strike-Vote Results From Another Union Will Be Released Today

The union for Ontario’s secondary school teachers is set to release the results of their strike vote today. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) says it will also announce their next steps in the contract dispute with the province. The union is in a legal strike position as of today but must give five-days notice before members can walk … Read more

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The Weather Network Is Forecasting A Long Winter In Ontario

The Weather Network is out with their winter forecast. Chief meteorgolist Chris Scott is forecasting a long, cold and messy season for most of the country. Here in Ontario, winter got an early start and will likely continue into late March or early April. The same is expected for Quebec. Atlantic Canada can look forward to moderate temperatures but very … Read more

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Motorola Will Release A 2020 Version Of The Razr Phone On January 9

Motorola is bringing back its iconic Razr flip phone in 2020, but with a hefty price tag.  The phone that was the envy of every teen in the early 2000s will still possess the satisfying flip feature, but this time with a 6.2” touch screen that can close itself in half.  The revamped phone will also feature two displays: meaning … Read more

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CTV Issues Apology Over Jessica Allen’s Comments On The Social

CTV is apologizing (posted below) to anyone offended by comments made by Jessica Allen on Tuesday during a broadcast of daytime talk-show “The Social”. During Tuesday’s show, Jessica Allen said she doesn’t worship at the altar of hockey, and she found in her own experience in high school and university that those who did all tended to be white boys … Read more

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The Crown Wants Jail Time For The Boys Accused In The St Mike’s College Scandal

Prosecutors are seeking jail time for three boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a fellow student at prestigious Toronto private school St Michael’s College. Crown attorney Erin McNamara says she wants 12 to 15 months in jail for two of the teens and 10 to 12 months for the third boy. Each teen’s lawyer has asked for two years … Read more

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The Elementary Teachers’ Union lays Out Their Plans For Work-To-Rule

Ontario elementary school teachers are at odds with the province over whether their work-to-rule campaign will affect students. The teachers’ union says the action will target ministry and school board administrative tasks. They’re being told not to complete Term 1 report cards, not to participate in any professional learning from their school board or the ministry outside of school hours … Read more

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Nike Debuts Air Zoom Pulse Sneakers For Nurses, Doctors, And Healthcare Providers

Nike’s latest sneaker is for the hardworking medical workers who deserve it. Officially releasing on December 7, 2019, the new Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoe, gives nurses, doctors and home health providers a way to trade in their Crocks for something that can really trek through long 12-hour shifts, the company said in a press release.
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Three New Products Hitting Shelves – Some May Make Good Gag Gifts For The Holidays

Post Cereals and Hostess have teamed up to make a Twinkies cereal.  It is scheduled to hit stores in December. The cereal pieces look like tiny Twinkies and Post says they, “replicate the distinct taste” of Twinkies too. … Read more

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The Worst Baby Names Of 2019

Parents.com has released their list of the worst baby names of 2019. Here are the top 10 for Girls and Boys: … Read more

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Another Teacher Union Has Voted To Strike

Teachers in Ontario’s English Catholic system have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike. 95% per cent of the teachers voted in favour of job action. They’re the third of the four major teachers unions to do so. Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association president Liz Stuart says the vote sends a strong message to the government. She says members won’t … Read more

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Instagram Is Testing A New Feature That Works Just Like TikTok

It looks like Instagram wants to cut into the market share that video-app “TikTok” is rapidly growing. They launched a new feature yesterday allowing users to combine videos and music in short 15-second clips — just like the wildly popular TikTok.  The new Instagram feature is called “Reels.”  It is first being tested in Brazil on iOS and Android, an … Read more

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Arby’s Location Sparks Debate With Sign That Insists On Well-Behaved Children

An Arby’s location in Minnesota has warned that kids who do not “keep their food on their trays” and “bottoms on their seats” will be asked to leave.  Only “well-behaved” children were welcome on a sign spotted by a mother-of-five, whose photo of it on Facebook spread among friends, and eventually a local news … Read more

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Woman Wins The Lottery Minutes After Learning She Beat Cancer

A British woman was left completely dumbstruck last month after discovering she won a $1.3 million lottery jackpot … just 10 minutes after finding out she was free of breast cancer.  Lynne Price, 55, had just started digesting her positive scan results when her husband, David, rushed home from work to declare they’d won 1 million pounds from EuroMillions’ Millionaire … Read more

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New Report Is Full Of Bad News About Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections In Canada

A report has been released this morning, warning that superbugs are likely to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400-billion dollars in gross domestic product over the next 30 years. The report titled “When Antibiotics Fail: The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada,” was commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada and completed … Read more

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Guelph Leads The List Of Most Unfaithful Cities In Canada

It’s the time of year to avoid the cold and cozy up in bed with a hot coffee, Netflix, and a partner.  “Cuffing Season” has arrived, and even those who are married are susceptible. Ashley Madison has compiled its Winter Wanderlust list using last year’s winter signup data to learn which Canadian cities cheat the most when the … Read more

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Don Is Gone But Ron Will Carry On

Don Cherry is making no apologies for his controversial rant Saturday night about new immigrants not wearing poppies. The hockey commentator tells The Canadian Press he could have kept his job as co-host of Hockey Night in Canada’s ”Coach’s Corner” had he agreed to become — as he puts it — ”a tame robot who nobody would Read more

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Today Mercury Will Cross The Sun And It Will Be Visible From Earth

Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show today, moving across the sun in view of most of the world.  Our solar system’s smallest and innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot today as it passes directly between Earth and the sun. It begins at 7:35am.  The event will last 5 ½-hours.  Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score … Read more

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[Video] Reaction To Don Cherry’s Comments On Saturday Night

On Saturday night, Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry took a lot of criticism for his televised rant implying that new immigrants don’t wear poppies, and in turn don’t support veterans. Reaction continues to pour in.  Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie called his rhetoric “despicable” while Toronto Mayor John Tory said his remarks were “unfair” and “… Read more

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Multiple Warnings And Advisories Post About Today’s Snow

A winter-weather travel advisory is in effect. Southern Ontario is bracing for the first major blast of snow of the season. Expect the heavy stuff to start falling between 8-9am and last most of the day with more snow possible tonight.
Environment Canada has issued weather advisories and warnings, saying the Hamilton and Niagara areas will likely be the hardest … Read more

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Apple Just Released Their Second iPhone Update In A Week

Apple’s iOS 13.2 was released just a week ago, but the next update is already available for download.  They just rolled out iOS 13.3 to fix a multitasking issue that was found to aggressively kill apps, instead of leaving them open in the background.  The latest iOS also includes the new Communication Limits, allowing parents to control who their children … Read more

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