Category: News

Man Notices Unexpected Message On The Bottom Of Arby’s Bags

A social media user recently shared a video after making a discovery about Arby’s bags: they can reportedly hold 25 pounds of weight. While this may seem like overkill for a bag that will presumably be used for fast food, Arby’s did provide an explanation.  Austin Bennet and his friends recently noticed that the bottom of an Arby’s bag says … Read more

Posted in News

More Than 80 Percent Of Ontario COVID19 Cases Are Now Resolved – Full Update

More than 80 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Ontario are now resolved. The announcement was made yesterday when the province announced just 251 new cases and only 11 more deaths. The number of resolved cases was up by 551 to 25,380. Most of the new cases reported yesterday were in the Greater Toronto Area — which is not being … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Michael Jordan Catches Monster 442-Pound Marlin

Michael Jordan and his fishing crew reeled in a 442.3-pound blue marlin yesterday during the annual Big Rock Blue marlin fishing tournament, which includes $3.3 million in prize money.  “Oh my gosh, for Michael Jordan to be in our same air space is exciting and thrilling enough, but for him to land a fish at our tournament and bring Read more

Posted in News

Nintendo Says Hacks On Customer Accounts Affected Nearly Double The Amount Of People Previously Reported

A wave of hacks affecting Nintendo customers affected double the number of users previously reported.  According to the company, an investigation of the breach has confirmed that 300,000 user accounts were accessed as opposed to the 160,000 noted in April.  Nintendo says that it has contacted owners of newly discovered accounts and has rest their passwords automatically.   As was the … Read more

Posted in News

Government Asking The Courts To Preserve The Wreck Of The Titanic

The U.S. government is trying to stop a salvage mission planned for late August to retrieve the Titanic’s wireless telegraph machine. Last month, a federal judge ruled the radio equipment in a deck house near the ship’s grand staircase is historically important and could soon disappear within the rapidly decaying wreck. But in a legal challenge filed before the same Read more

Posted in News

The Second Wave Of Cannabis Products Have Been Very Popular

The Ontario Cannabis Store says a second wave of legalized cannabis products have generated nearly $20-million dollars in sales since they hit store shelves this year. Cannabis vapes, topicals, concentrates and edibles including gummies and chocolates only hit store shelves in January and beverages in March. But in a report on the country’s first full year of legal cannabis operations Read more

Posted in News

Daycares Allowed To Open As Of Friday – Full COVID19 Update

All child care centres in Ontario will be allowed to resume operation when much of the province enters a new phase of reopening on Friday. Premier Ford says child care needs to be in place so people can return to work as more COVID19 restrictions are lifted in most areas outside Greater Toronto. But child care centres will face restrictions … Read more

Posted in News

Krispy Kreme Introduces Three New Dessert Donuts

Krispy Kreme has introduced three new dessert inspired donuts that are only available for a limited time. Banana Pudding, Coconut Cake and … Read more

Posted in News

Today Is The Funeral For George Floyd

George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston today. Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed while in Minneapolis police custody, will be carried in a horse-drawn carriage and laid to rest next to his mother.

A judge has ordered bail at $1.25 million dollars for a … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Most Of Ontario Enters Phase 2 On Friday – Full COVID19 Update

Premier Ford has announced a regional approach as the province moves to the next stage of COVID19 reopening on Friday. Ford says more businesses including restaurant patios, hair salons and tattoo parlours will be allowed to re-open in most regions. Restrictions will not be eased in the golden triangle from Durham right around Lake Ontario to Niagara, which has a … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Wallet Lost At Walmart Returned With More Than $7,000 Still Inside

A B.C. woman said she was overwhelmed with relief when a wallet she lost at a Walmart store was returned with its contents — more than $7,000 in cash — still intact.  River Johnson of Enderby returned home from taking her elderly parents shopping at the Walmart store in Vernon before she realized she no longer had the wallet, which … Read more

Posted in News

The NFL Apologizes To It’s Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns in response to NFL players calling on the league to condemn racism and support its black players.  Goodell posted a video to the NFL’s social media on Friday in response to the video “Stronger Together,” which features multiple black NFL players asking the … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Mourners Prepare For George Floyd’s Funeral As Minneapolis Prepares To Disband It’s Police Department

Mourners in George Floyd’s hometown of Houston will be able to view his casket today, as the series of memorials in his honour reach their final stop. A six-hour public viewing will be held at a local church, with thousands expected to pay their respects, including Joe Biden (the democratic candidate for U.S. president.) Floyd died May 25th after a … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

New Ontario Cases Down As Ford Prepares To Announce Phase Two – Full COVID19 Update

Ontario reported 415 new cases of COVID19 yesterday, more than half of which are from a previous reporting delay. There are now a total of 30,617 cases and 24,252 of them are marked as resolved. The province also recorded 19 more deaths related to the virus, for a new toll of 2,426. The number of people in hospital for the … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists Six Ways to Address Police Brutality

One of the most famous scientists in the world stepped out this week to address George Floyd’s death, and the protests that have been going on. Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote an op-ed while he watched thousands of protesters march past his home in New York.  It touches on Colin Kaepernick, Rodney King, the stats behind white privilege, and his own … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Update On Court Cases Related To The Death Of George Floyd

Defence attorneys say two of three Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd were rookies barely off probation. They say a more senior white officer ignored Floyd’s cries for help and pressed a knee into his neck. Earl Gray says former officer Thomas Lane had no choice but to follow the instructions of … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

[Video] Buffalo Police Claimed He Tripped – Now Video Has Been Released

There were more protests in America last night and for the most part, they stayed peaceful. Thousands of people in New York City protested the death of George Floyd after the 8pm curfew last night. They gathered in Brooklyn at the site where police used batons against demonstrators on Wednesday. In Buffalo, the police commissioner has suspended two officers following … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

It Will Soon Be Harder To Get A Mortgage And New Federal COVID19 Models Predict Many More Deaths – Full Update

Yesterday Ontario reported 356 new COVID19 cases and 45 deaths. By the end of the weekend, the province will mark it 30,000th case. Over 23,000 are resolved. Yesterday was particularly encouraging because … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Trump Now Has The Highest Disapproval Rating Of Any President … Ever

President Trump has the highest disapproval rating of any president at this point in office, according to a new poll.   Opinion poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight shared numbers showing that Trump’s disapproval rate is at 54 percent, the highest it’s been since October 2019.  “Trump’s disapproval rating has been on the rise again, now up to 54 percent. There were Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Charges Laid Against All 4 Police Officers Involved In George Floyd’s Killing

The three other Minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest that led to the death of George Floyd are now being charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

A Memorial Will Be Held Today For George Floyd

A private memorial is planned for George Floyd in Minneapolis today, more than a week after his arrest and subsequent death in the custody of local police. Floyd’s killing sparked a series of protests calling for an end to racism and police violence that spread across the U.S. and around the globe. Officials say although the event is private, a … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Some Areas May Open Bars And Patios Before Others – Full COVID19 Update

Yesterday the province reported 338 new COVID19 cases and 19 more deaths. That brings the total in the province to 29,047, including 2,312 deaths. The testing numbers were solid.  More than 17,500 tests were done on Tuesday, which is well over the 16,000 the province pledged.

Ontario May Reopen Regionally:

Premier Ford says he’s looking at the possible reopening of … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Pepper Spray And Black Lives Matter Shirts Become Amazon Best Sellers

Protest gear is selling like hotcakes on Amazon.  Pepper spray and “Black Lives Matter” merchandise have become some of the e-tailer’s best sellers amid raging demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd.  A pocket-sized bottle of pepper spray with a keychain attachment was the top-selling item in Amazon’s “Sports & Outdoors” section as of early … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Black Drivers More Likely To Be Pulled Over During Day

Researchers at Stanford University led the largest-ever study specifically focusing on racial profiling during traffic stops. They say that while black drivers are more likely to be pulled over than white drivers during the day, the shade of night reduces the likelihood that they’ll be stopped because “a veil of darkness” masks their faces.  The term “veil Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Apple Is Tracking iPhones Stolen By Looters

Apple has an eerie message for the looters who have pillaged its stores during recent protests: We’re watching you.  Thieves who made off with iPhones from ransacked Apple retail locations in recent days quickly learned that the gadgets were loaded with special security software, as they displayed a message on their screens indicating that their locations were being monitored.  “… Read more

Posted in News

The Latest On Anti-Racism Protests And The Death Of George Floyd

Despite an 8pm curfew thousands of defiant demonstrators continued to march through the streets on New York City, late into the night– but much of the recent destruction and looting seems to have been tempered. Mayor Bill de Blasio shifted the citywide curfew from 11pm to the earlier hour, while at the same time rejecting President Trump’s demands that he … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Ontario’s COVID19 Case Count Climbs Again – Full Update

Yesterday Ontario reported 446 new COVID-19 cases, a 1.6 per cent increase over the previous day. There were also 17 more deaths, bringing the total to nearly 2,300. Of the 28,700 cases in the province, roughly … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Another Night Of Protests In America After Trump Called In The Military

Anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests have rocked much of the U.S. for a week now. Yesterday evening, President Trump threatened to deploy the United States military unless states quickly halt the violence that has dogged many of the demonstrations. Shortly after his Rose Garden speech — and ahead of Washington’s curfew — law enforcement officers used tear gas to clear … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Ontario Extending The State Of Emergency Until At Least June 30 – Full COVID-19 Update

Politicians will be in the legislature today to debate extending Ontario’s state of emergency measures meant to combat the spread of COVID-19. The measure, is expected to pass. It would extend the state of emergency until June 30. The measure bans gatherings larger than five people and continues the closure of some businesses.

Mobile Testing Units:

Premier Ford says COVID-19 … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

New Nike Campaign Following Death Of George Floyd

Nike has released a new ad on social media urging people to join the fight against racism in America following the death of black man George Floyd.  The brand, famously known for its “just do it” slogan, flipped its catchphrase to “don’t do it” as it delivered a powerful message against police brutality and racism.   “… Read more

Posted in News, Racism, Trending Now

Costco Bringing Back Free Samples – But It’s Not Going To Be Like It Was

After temporarily discontinuing the practice in early March, Costco is planning to once again offer free samples at its stores – but only on a “slow rollout basis.”  Speaking in a third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Costco CFO Richard Galanti revealed that he expects store locations to resume sample giveaways this month.  “We’re going to start doing Read more

Posted in News

Monkeys Steal Coronavirus Blood Samples From Lab Worker

A mob of monkeys stormed a lab worker in India and snatched several coronavirus-positive blood samples — causing outbreak-fearing neighbours to go ape, according to a report Friday.  In the attack, a laboratory technician was carrying boxes of the blood across the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, near Delhi, when the primates pounced.  “Monkeys grabbed Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Bingeman’s In Kitchener Is Running A Gourmet Poutine Drive-Thru This Weekend

Bingeman’s in Kitchener is doing something fun on Saturday. They are running a “Grand poutine drive-thru“.  There is an excess of potatoes due to the closures of so many restaurants. So Bingemans decided the best way to help our potato farmers is a massive Poutine event. There will be several lanes open to get your poutine in their … Read more

Posted in News

Ontario To Amend Labour Laws And Hydro Rate Relief Extended – Full COVID19 Update

Ontario is temporarily amending its labour laws to help businesses avoid permanently laying off workers and paying out severance — which could send some into bankruptcy during the pandemic. The government is expected to announce today that it will amend the Employment Standards Act, which requires businesses to terminate employees who’ve been laid off for 13 weeks. The law then … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News

Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Maker Asking Fans To Help Name Its Newest Creation

Whatchamacallit, owned by Hershey’s, is expanding its “wacky, crazy, crunchy, chewy” brand by releasing another equally layered and equally zany confection in July.  However, instead of adding another no-named bar to its repertoire, Whatchamacallit wants its fans to weigh in.  The as-yet-to-be-named candy, the first released under the Whatchamacallit brand in 10 years, will be made up of … Read more

Posted in News

Bottle Of Cognac From 1762 Sells For $146,000

A 1762 vintage bottle of cognac, one of the oldest surviving cognacs in the world, sold for $146,000 at an online auction.  The Gautier cognac, one of only three surviving bottles of the spirit, was sold yesterday by Sotheby’s auction house.  The bottle is known as the “grand frere,” or “big brother,” as it is the … Read more

Posted in News

[Video] Twitter Flags Trump Tweet About Last Night’s Violence Related To The Killing Of George Floyd

Police in Minneapolis were forced to abandon their precinct after massive crowds of protesters began to set the building on fire. The thousands of protesters were angry over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while pleading for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Several other buildings were torched, marking the third night … Read more

Posted in News, Racism

Woman Posts Selfie On Instagram – Boyfriend Was Wiping His Butt In The Background

A woman was shocked when she realized a selfie she had uploaded on Instagram featured her boyfriend wiping his butt in the background.  Shannon Butt, 22, (seriously. That’s her name) took a selfie of herself at home and uploaded it on social media without realizing what was lingering in the reflection of the mirror.  Upon closer look, Shannon, from Gloucestershire … Read more

Posted in News

Couple Plans To Host A Huge Post-Coronavirus Orgy

In an effort to give their neighbors a laugh during the coronavirus pandemic, a couple recently posted 30 flyers advertising an Avengers-themed “Post Pandemic Pan-Philadelphia Orgy” around their South Philly neighborhood. While the event started as a joke, the pair have received so many inquiries that they now intend to actually host it.  “The orgy is on,Read more

Posted in News

Ford Says Inspectors Were Afraid To Enter Long Term Care Homes – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Ford says some government inspectors were too afraid to go into long term care homes at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford says he understands the inspectors are not medical professionals but he isn’t going to continue “taking bullets” for OPSEU, which is the union representing the inspectors. He adds the situation contributed to his decision … Read more

Posted in COVID19, News
Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan