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Kenny Shields Of Streetheart Dead At 69

A Canadian music legend, lead singer of Streetheart, Kenny Shields has passed at age 69. He had been in a Winnipeg hospital where he was undergoing cardiac surgery, according to band mate and close friend Jeff Neill. Shields’ wife and

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Metal BBQ Brush Concerns

Everyone knows that after you use the BBQ you need to take the time to scrub it down before it’s next use or risk flare ups and fire from the left over food and grease on the grill. For years

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Lunchtime Trivia Friday July 7

Thanks for playing Lunchtime Trivia with us again Today. This week has been all about Canada as we continue to celebrate Canada 150. Today’s question dealt with some of the things that have fallen by the wayside over the years.

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Giant Rubber Duck Departs Toronto

As part of the Canada 150th celebrations that went on a giant rubber duck, costing $200,000 floated in the Toronto waterfront over the weekend. You may recall a previous post on this site talking about it.   There had been

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Lunchtime Trivia For Tuesday July 4th

Our Lunchtime Trivia question put many minds to the test and was a little out of this world in it’s challenge.   The question was, nearly one third of Canadians believe that this will happen within the next one hundred

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New Canadian Astronauts Named

Canada is going to have two new astronauts! Two Albertans were named to represent Canada in space on our nation’s 150th birthday.   .@Astro_Kutryk and @Astro_Jenni will begin two years of training at @NASA_Johnson in August 2017. https://t.co/JzhsmlQCac pic.twitter.com/OTwcYd8RgX —

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Canada Day Firework Safety

It’s Canada Day and many people will be setting off some dazzling displays of fireworks this weekend. And while it’s a lot of fun to see the flashing lights and hear the big bangs, it is important to remember that

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Tim Hortons Offers Poutine Doughtnut For Canada 150

Tim Hortons is ruffling feathers and possibly upsetting stomachs, depending on your opinion of sweet and savoury, with an offering of a special doughnut for Canada’s 150th celebrations this Saturday.   For one day only the well known chain is

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Canadian Truths

5 stereotypes that are true about Canadians: 1. We’re all about the maple syrup According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada is the world’s largest exporter of maple syrup products. In 2015, alone, those exports were valued at $360 million.

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Canada Poll

In a word can you describe Canada? A number of questions were asked of Canadians in a recent poll, commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos. When asked what single word would describe Canada, the most popular answer was

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National Aboriginal Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Aboriginal Day Ottawa, Ontario June 21, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Aboriginal Day: “Over twenty years ago, the Government of Canada, together with

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Sears In Trouble

Sears Canada announced this morning that the company may be forced to restructure or sell in the challenging retail market. “Based on management’s current assessment, cash and forecasted cash flows from operations are not expected to be sufficient to meet

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Canadians And Sports

For The Canada Project, Maclean’s magazine surveyed 1,500 people for their views on a wide range of issues including the wide world of sports. In partnership with Abacus Data, we asked respondents about their views on the Olympics, great athletes and backyard

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Canada Coin

The Canadian mint has issued a silver coin commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. It costs $29.95 and is GST and HST exempt. Go to mint.ca for yours Source/Pic:mint.ca

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Canada’s Birthday Is Ducky

A giant rubber duck costing $200,000 is coming to Canada to celebrate the 150th birthday. The six-storey-tall, 13,600-kilogram yellow duck is being brought to Toronto by the Redpath Waterfront Festival, at a total cost of $200,000, combining a provincial contribution

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