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Do You Use Winter Tires? 7 Out Of 10 Say Yes

According to this insurance study, the number of people in Ontario and other provinces using Winter tires has increased upwards of 10% year over year.  This survey says close to 7 out of 10 drivers (not including Quebec where it

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New Federal Rules On The Way For Parental Leave

 New federal rules are set to take effect sometime next month  concerning new mothers and fathers who want to take more time off  around the birth of a child.  The Trudeau government will unveil the details today, including  the exact

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Did You Know This Is The Most Prevalent Job Held By Men In Canada?

A few weeks ago we were talking about the fact that there will be a shortfall of 48,000 truck drivers in Canada in the next 7 years ( See that story here).  I was looking up some job stats for

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Amazon Looking For Second North American Headquarters In Canada

 Canada’s major cities are all vying to become Amazon’s second  home in North America.  The online retailer announced Thursday it’s hunting for a site  for a new headquarters, in addition to its sprawling hub in Seattle.  The mayors of Toronto,

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Free Admission To Our National Parks Are A Hit

The federal government says it’s thinking about what to do now, after the Canada 150 — free admission to national parks program — turned out to be so popular. Parks Canada says preliminary estimates show more than 14-million visits to

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What Is The True Cost Of Healthcare?

Most Canadians are unaware of the true cost of health care because we never see a bill for medical services and may only pay a small public health insurance “premium” tax (in provinces that impose them). But in 2017, a

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Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebrations!

Celebrations leading up to Canada’s 15oth Birthday on July 1 are in full swing. Yesterday marked the newly named, National Indigenous Peoples Day.  June 24 – Saint-Jean Baptiste Day, fete nationale du Quebec et de la Franophonie canadienne, marries the

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It’s Tax Freedom Day In Canada

According to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations, today is Tax Freedom Day in Canada. Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial and municipal governments. If you had to pay all your

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Weather Statements and Advisories For Monday

Special weather statement in effect for: Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham

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New York Tourism Visiting Canada To Avoid “Trump Slump”

New York’s tourism leaders are visiting Canada today in a bid to prevent a potential so-called “Trump slump.” The head of New York City’s official tourism organization — N-Y-C and Company — says it’s worried the “America First” policies of

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Environment Canada Has Issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Areas included are: Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Muskoka Toronto Burlington – Oakville Caledon Halton Hills – Milton Mississauga – Brampton Newmarket – Georgina

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Update – Located Safe – Orangeville Police Need Your Help Locating a Missing Female

Update – Latifa Niomi Tyra Singh has been located and is safe. *** Orangeville Police is asking for help from the public to locate a 22-year-old female who was last seen when she left an Orangeville home on April 12,

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Car Lovers Gearing up for Gravenhurst Show

Car enthusiasts from all corners of the province and beyond are gearing up for the 24th annual Gravenhurst Car Show. The largest show of its kind in northern Ontario, the car show typically draws about 500 cars and thousands of

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We Do Love To Talk About Our Weather. 229% More Than Any Other Country

Q: When it comes to media. Compared to 160 countries, this subject took up 229% more place in our media (radio,TV,print) than anywhere else in the world. What is it?

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COTTAGE SEASON IS CALLING!

Join the Jewel 88.5 on location all weekend. The Spring Cottage Life Show kicks off the season and celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with a focus on preserving the natural beauty of cottage country March 31- April 2, 2017 It’s the

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