The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating claims that a staff member at the Bowmanville Zoo repeatedly shot a giraffe with a BB gun. Animal rights group PETA says that an alleged eyewitness says they saw a woman in what appeared to be a zoo uniform fire seven times at the giraffe, after closing time … Read more
A Baltimore police body camera caught a distracted “Pokemon Go” driver crashing into a parked police patrol car. The incident happened early Monday morning when three officers were standing next to a police cruiser as an SUV approaches, as seen on footage from one of the officers’ body cams. Seconds later, the driver swerves, side-swiping the cruiser. “That’s what … Read more
Canada’s newest discount airline is now letting travellers bid on unsold seats. NewLeaf, which flies out in Hamilton in the GTHA, has partnered with Jump On Flyaways to auction off unsold space on flights.
The federal government’s new child benefit will arrive in bank accounts and mailboxes starting today. The money replaces payments made to families with children under the universal child care benefit, the Canada child tax benefit and the national child benefit supplement.
The new benefit is non-taxable and is expected to mean more money for many households, and less for others. … Read more
A couple from Markham has been charged after leaving their 3-month old baby girl in the car alone for about 45 minutes yesterday evening while they shopped at Costco. The incident happened in the parking lot at 1 Yorktech Dr. (Hwy 7 and Woodbine Ave). Concerned citizens spotted the baby and contacted police. York Region Police responded and placed the … Read more
Police have charged a 52-year-old Brampton truck driver with careless driving after his load of salad dressing spilled all over the ramp from the DVP to the 401 yesterday and caused traffic chaos most of the day. The rollover caused a flood of thick neon green and white sludge to spill over the road. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says the … Read more
A man has found the perfect way to cool himself off in a heatwave – by building a swimming pool in his living room. Proud homeowner Hasim Kilicoglu, who lives in Turkey, said that the heat had proved unbearable in recent weeks. In a video he said: “I work as a painter but nobody is working at the moment, … Read more
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer adult colouring book is on its way. Dark Horse Books is publishing the adult coloring book, bringing Buffy’s world to life in 45 intricately detailed illustrations from moments throughout the series. The pages will feature … Read more
Twitter is opening up its “Blue Checkmark” verification process for the general public – meaning anyone can apply. Twitter has set up an application page where users can petition to become officially verified on Twitter, provided they meet certain criteria and are of “public interest.” Previously, Twitter traditionally reached out to influencers privately to walk them through the … Read more
Orangeville Police are investigating after the death of a family cat that was allegedly thrown from a moving vehicle near Dawson Road and Townline early Friday morning. Police said that at approximately 1am on Friday July 15, 2016, a witness reported four teenagers throw a black and white cat from a moving vehicle. The witness said the cat was unable … Read more
Authorities say two airline pilots have been arrested at Glasgow Airport on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, shortly before they were due to take off on a trans-Atlantic flight. Air Transat says the two crew members were arrested before a Glasgow to Toronto flight on Monday. Police Scotland says the men, aged 37 and 39, are due … Read more
Playboy’s Playmate of 2015 has now formally apologized for posting a photo on Snapchat of an unsuspecting woman at her gym. (Video below). Dani Mathers faced unrelenting criticism on Thursday after she shared a photo of a naked woman showering at her gym, mocking the woman’s body. “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either,” she captioned … Read more
Last night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Melania Trump addressed the crowd and gave a great speech in support of her husband. Unfortunately, the speech she gave had lines that were almost word-for-word the same as those from a speech that Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic Convention back in 2008. Some are suggesting this is a case … Read more
Have you ever driven in Niagara Falls and wondered how far down the river you could go before it’s too late to turn back from the falls? A couple of Buffalo residents now know the answer to that question. Authorities say two boaters put their lives at risk by cruising too far down the Niagara River and had to be … Read more
Check your lottery tickets. The winning Lotto 649 $5 million jackpot ticket from Saturday’s draw was sold somewhere in Richmond Hill. The winning ticket for a guaranteed $1 million prize was sold somewhere in Toronto. Two Encore tickets worth $100,000 each, were sold in the Oshawa area and in Ottawa.
Time is also running out for a $10,000 prize-winning lottery … Read more
Walmart has begun to make good on a threat to eliminate Visa cards as a form of payment at their Canadian stores. After months of negotiations, Walmart has removed Visa as a payment option at three stores in Thunder Bay and vowed to phase it out at all of their 400 locations in Canada. Despite the impasse, Walmart says it … Read more
A Virginia coffee shop is drawing international attention after a photo of a sign promoting politeness with selective pricing went viral. The sign outside CUPS Coffee & Tea went viral after a photo of the sign was shared on Reddit.
The sign reads:
Small coffee – $5.00
Small coffee, please – $3.00
Hello, one small coffee please – $1.75
Café … Read more
Comedy Central has announced that Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade will serve as celebrity judges for “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle”. The insult competition series will be taped at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, airing as four … Read more
Most of us would recognize a photo of a Pizza Hut pizza. But would we understand an entire menu written in pictures? Customers will soon find out as Pizza Hut launches a menu that’s written entirely in emojis. With no words to explain, customers will only have images including chillis, slices of cheese, cow’s faces and mushrooms to help them … Read more
Following McDonald’s lead, Starbucks has announced they will use filters to block customers from using their free Wi-Fi to watch porn. Anti-porn groups Enough is Enough and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, who fought for the changes, commended the decisions. “Parents can have peace of mind that, when they or their children go to McDonald’s, they will have … Read more
The Toronto Maple Leafs have launched a talent search to find their next in-arena host and anthem singers for this season. Here is the job posting and details on how to apply:
BECOME THE IN-ARENA HOST FOR THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
As part of the Game Presentation team, the Toronto Maple Leafs In-Arena host is an integral part of the … Read more
Today Uber is doing something cool. It’s #UberIceCream day. When you use the UberEATS app between 11am-3pm, you’ll be able to order a free box of 3 Magnum ice cream bars. It’s available in Toronto, Mississauga and Kitchener-Waterloo. Uber users in participating markets without the UberEats app can request a box of Magnum bars for $5.
**How It Works (Uber … Read more
It’s a devastating end to the search for missing 5-year-old, Taliyah Marsman. Calgary Police say a body believed to be hers has been found on a rural property near Chestermere, Alberta. At a sombre news conference, Calgary police revealed that by the time they were called earlier this week, the little girl was already dead. An autopsy will be performed … Read more
In France, 84 people are confirmed dead and dozens are injured after an attack in Nice where a man plowed a large truck into a crowd of people. It happened last night when crowds gathered for a fireworks display to celebrate the French holiday – Bastille Day. Officials say the driver of the truck was shot and killed by police, … Read more
Jeff Teat (Brampon, ON) had four goals and two assists as Canada beat the Iroquois Nationals 14-11 on Thursday to earn a spot in the under-19 lacrosse world championships. Ryan Lanchbury (Burlington, ON), Treton Leclaire (Surrey, BC) and Rylan Rees (Port Coquitlam, BC) each had a pair of goals for the Canadians, who will face the United States in the … Read more
Starbucks baristas have found themselves at the center of a race debate. Baristas find themselves yelling Black Lives Matter in-store thanks to a Facebook post that has gone viral. Starbucks customers across the US have been telling baristas that their name is “black lives matter,” so the baristas shout “black lives matter” when their drinks are … Read more
The OPP are warning about fraudulent Canada’s Wonderland tickets for sale on the Internet. They say the fake discounted tickets have surfaced on the website redgroupdeals.com. Investigators say Canada’s Wonderland has confirmed tickets purchased from Red Group Deals are not valid. Police say in one instance a couple bought tickets from the site to take their grandchildren to Canada’s Wonderland, … Read more
A teenager from Oakville has come up with a pretty amazing invention. 17-year old Emma Mogus says having a friend with ALS inspired her to develop a type of computer mouse that can be directed with your tongue. Her Tongue-Interface-Communication project — also known as “TIC” — consists of a sports mouthguard with five buttons that can be pressed with … Read more
UPDATE – 7:43am: Calgary Police took a man into custody last night. Investigators believe he may have information about the disappearance of Taliyah. Information was obtained that has pointed police in the direction of a rural area east of Chestermere for evidence related to the investigation.
Original post – 5:30am:
The Amber Alert issued Tuesday in Calgary is still in … Read more
A Colorado sheriff’s office said deputies rescued a bear that somehow managed to close itself inside a local resident’s car. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded Tuesday morning to a call about a bear inside a car and they arrived to find an intriguing mystery: the bear was inside the car with no broken or open windows, and … Read more
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Ocean Brands is recalling some of its tuna because of leaking cans. The products being recalled are six packs of Ocean Brands flaked white tuna and solid white tuna in 184-gram cans. The CFIA says anyone who believes they have become ill from consuming the recalled product should call a doctor. Any recalled product … Read more
The landscape of Niagara Falls is going to be changing. Work is underway on a new $35 million hotel on the American side of the falls. The Hyatt Place will be located on Rainbow Blvd. It will be a 128-room, 111,000 square foot hotel and will be completed in the fall of 2017. New York’s Governor says it’s one of … Read more