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Academy Award Nominations – Show Is Sunday

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Academy Awards on Sunday.  Here are the nominees for the major categories: Performance by an actor in a leading role Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge” Ryan Gosling in “La

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Toronto Driver Followed GPS Into Streetcar Tunnel

A Canadian driver was fined after he said his GPS caused him to drive more than 2,000 feet into a streetcar tunnel.  Brad Ross of the Toronto Transit Commission shared photos of the vehicle, which had to be extracted from 2,624 feet inside

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Judge Judy Is Seeking An Insane Amount Of Money For Reruns

Judge Judy has is the highest paid person in the reality genre.  Judy Sheindlin pulls in $47 million a year from CBS’s top-rated Judge Judy, which nearly doubles the second place finisher – Matt Lauer from the Today Show who earns $22-25 million.  Judge Judy has

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Hurray !! YouTube Is Ditching Its 30 Second Adverts That Can’t be skipped

YouTube has announced it will be dropping its unskippable thirty second advertising slots.  A spokesman for Google, who own the video hosting site, confirmed that the format will be ditched by 2018, in favor of more user friendly shorter clips. 

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This Email Sign-Off Will Get You More Responses

According to a study of more than 350,000 email threads by the productivity app Boomerang, your e-mail sign-off really does make a difference.  Boomerang studied emails from over 20 online communities’ mailing lists.  Eight closings—”thanks,” “regards,” “cheers,” “best regards,” “thanks in advance,” “thank you,” “best,”

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Edmonton Police Issue Ticket For Wearing Ferret While Driving

A ferret netted its owner a driving ticket after the driver was pulled over during a 24-hour traffic stop.  The ticket was one of 2,442 citations handed out by Edmonton police during its “big ticket event,” when police cited the driver for

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Las Vegas Now Has A Champagne Vending Machine

Head to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas and you’ll discover the world’s only champagne vending machine.  To ensure that no kiddies can take advantage of the device, you head along to the front desk with proof that you’re

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Distracted Driving Blitz Underway

Toronto Police have kicked off a distracted driving blitz. They call it “That Text or Call Could End It All.” Basically, police are stepping up their efforts to catch drivers who using phones to talk, text, type, dial or email.

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Welcome To The Long Weekend!

Believe it or not, It’s the first long weekend of 2017. Family Day is this Monday and it is a provincial holiday, so not everybody gets the day off. The LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed, so will banks, municipal offices,

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Oshawa Man Shoots Himself While Making Necklace From Bullet

A man is recovering from surgery after he shot himself in the leg while making a necklace out of a bullet.  Durham Regional Police say a 50-year-old Oshawa man tried to pull apart a bullet with vise grips around 5

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Today Is National Flag Of Canada Day

Just a reminder that today is National Flag of Canada Day. February 15th was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. It marks the day in 1965 when the red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over

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Atlantic Canada Getting Even More Snow

Let It snow, Let it snow, Let it snow ….. No kidding ……Atlantic Canada has taken a pounding over the last week. Some area have received north of 80 cm of snow, including 60 cm on Monday alone.  Now, they

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Missisauga Based Magellan Aerospace Building Facility In India

 Magellan Aerospace plans to construct a sprawling new  manufacturing and assembly facility in India.    The Mississauga, Ontario-based company says it expects to break  ground for the new facility in June, with the 28-million-dollar  state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly plant to

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Valentines Day Facts

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.  About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.  About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.  Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent

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What You Should Do On Valentine’s Day Based On Your Partner’s Sign

If you don’t have any idea of how you’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day, here’s an idea.  Why don’t you let astrology give you a little guidance?  Your zodiac sign can provide some fun insight into things like how you are in

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