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1/3 of All the World’s French Fries Are Canadian!

New Brunswick based MCain Foods, makes 1/3 of all the frozen French Fries produced in the world. Many of them come from a $65 Million state-of-the-art processing plant that’s in Florenceville-Bristol. The small town in western New Brunswick has take

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Today is International Self Care Day

According to a new survey, Canadians with higher health literacy scores tend to enjoy better health. The findings suggest that Canadians are well positioned to practice responsible self-care in their daily lives. Self care for ourselves and families includes:- -Not

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Visit Jewel 88.5 at Bradford Greenhouses & Garden Gallery, Friday July 21 from 3-7pm!

Join Jewel 88.5 at both locations of Bradford Greenhouses,  Friday for a live remote from 3-7pm.  Gary Gamble will be at the Bradford location, on Hwy. 11 just north of Bradford.  Brian Master is at the Barrie location, 4 Dunlop

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The World’s Best Baseball Bats Are Made in Carleton Place near Ottawa!

In 2012 over 100 Major League Baseball players were swinging Canadian maple wood bats.  It’s better known as the “Sam Bat”. The bat was invented by Sam Holman and his company, The Original Maple Bat corporation. Rather than using traditional

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‘Don’t Re-use Passwords’, Privacy Commissioner Warns.

The Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is urging individuals to stop re-using passwords and business to require employees to reset their passwords, in order to curb a recent trend involving similar breaches. That trend  has raised alarms

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Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

If you’ve ever felt like there’s not enough time  in the work week, your cell phone and list of errands may be to blame. Canadian  professionals surveyed by Office Team said they squander 43 minutes per day. That’s the equivalent

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Why Women on Dating Sites Take Selfies from Above – Men From Below

Just how lifelike are selfies posted on dating sites?  New research done by a team at The University of Saskatchewan  shows that both sexes are prone to manipulating their images to create the right impression for potential  lovers.  Men are

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A&W Root Beer Declares Saturday July 22nd -“Free Root Beer Day”

A&W has been on a relentless journey to source natural ingredients for all its menu options. The launch of A&W Root Beer crafted with natural ingredients earlier this month marked a significant milestone.  It’s now made with:  Natural Cane Sugar-harvested

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The World’s Most Expensive Chocolate

A Danish artisan  chocolatier showed off a  process creating the worlds most expensive chocolate for the Guinness World Records  at The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn recently. His name is Fred Knipschildt-sometimes know as the Willy Wonka of Connecticut, and he

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Shania’s One-of-a-Kind Motorcycle Can Be Yours

Shania Twain is using her first new album in 15 years, to raise some serious money for her foundation that helps underprivileged children. If you have $100,000. to donate you can choose one of two amazing ‘Thank You’ gifts. Either

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Constantly Improve Yourself

This is an idea from W. Edwards Deming, one of the most influential productivity experts  of all time. Continually work to improve everything you do and every part of yourself. You’ll find that the people in life that are always

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Mind the $ : Is That Price in Canadian or American Dollars?

Imagine you’re looking  for a good price on a flight for your summer vacation. Your budget is tight but you want to squeeze it in.  After a long search..you find it..and you book it!  But….did you think to  check which

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Managing Debt When Interest Rates Rise

At a time when Canadians are carrying record amounts of debt, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is advising consumers to take steps to manage a rise in interest rates. For some consumers, higher debt payments mean having less

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The 400 Market This Saturday With Jewel 88.5

Join me, Brian Master, along with our Jewel Crew at The 400 Market, this Saturday July 15 from 10 am- 2pm. We’ll have some Jewel goodies and a Jewel VIP Win Card for you.  The 400 Market, Hwy 400 at

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Happy Birthday to ‘The Hammer’ !!

To my  Super-Jock radio colleague down the hall at Z1035…The Hammer!  All the best , you’re the greatest! Cheers, Brian  

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