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Fonthill Girl Wins Greeting Card Contest With Heartwarming Message

A Niagara region girl has the right message for the right time of year. 9-year-old Alexa Kirkwood of Fonthill was named the grand prize-winning entry of the 12th Annual Holiday Card Contest for kids. She is the daughter of a Service Desk Analyst

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Christmas Tree Rentals

Millions of Christmas Trees are purchased in Canada each and every year, millions more are exported from Canada; in 2016 alone nearly 2 million Christmas Trees were sent out into the rest of the world. It is a Christmas tradition that

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Why Do Fruitcakes Last So Long?

Fruitcake is a shelf-stable food unlike any other. One Ohio family has kept the same fruitcake uneaten (except for periodic taste tests) since it was baked in 1878. In Antarctica, a century-old fruitcake discovered in artifacts left by explorer Robert

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Why “The Twelve Days of Christmas” isn’t keeping up with inflation

Your true love is getting a bargain this year: Buying all the goods and services in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is just 1.2 percent more expensive in 2018, or less than half the rate of inflation. The total cost

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Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, December 5

This Lunchtime Trivia had people thinking of all sorts of old fashioned items that might have come in handy, and mostly had the idea right that it was something you would still find Today. Our Question was: This was invented

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Your Holiday Lights May Be Slowing Down Your Wi-Fi

You may want to consider your holiday streaming plans before hanging that eighth set of string lights around the living room this year. According to UK communications company Ofcom, Christmas lights and other electronic devices, including baby monitors and lamps,

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Lunchtime Trivia Tuesday, December 4

Our Lunchtime Trivia Question of the day got a little bit into the festive season asking everyone to answer the following: In 2016 it is reported that Canadians Spent over $77 million dollars on these. What are they?   And

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5 Clever New Uses For Candy Canes

Got more candy canes than you could possibly eat? Here are five tasteful ways to use candy canes around the house. New Uses for Candy Canes: Make S’mores Need a tasty Christmas dessert for your holiday party? Follow our irresistible Hershey’s

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The Curious Tradition of Hanging a Christmas Pickle Ornament on Trees

Every family has its own holiday traditions. Maybe they open Christmas presents after dinner. Perhaps they hang stockings up for their pet. Some might display homemade decorations. Others might hide a Christmas pickle ornament in their tree, as simplemost highlights.

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Google, NORAD Santa trackers 2018: Santa trackers go live this weekend

Let’s face it, Santa is kind of a big deal. For thousands of years, he has been the face of the Christmas gift-giving franchise: a jolly guy who oversees a toy distribution system that would make Amazon blush. He’s so

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7 Smart Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

1. DECLUTTER. The holidays can bring a lot of clutter into your life, whether it’s decorations, endless rolls of wrapping paper, gift bags, the gifts themselves, cards and letters, crafts, or plates of holiday-themed cookies. Before you even think of

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5 Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Are Impossible to Shop For

Want to make your favorite dog lover’s life infinitely easier? Dogipack is one of the best Christmas gift ideas of the season because it frees up hands and time when walking Fido, and there is simply no greater gift than

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5 Unusual (and Cost-Saving) Ways to Wrap Gifts

While it’s fun to get a present no matter what kind of packaging it comes in, there’s a special joy in receiving a beautifully wrapped gift. Elegant wrapping shows an element of creativity and care that simply sticking something in

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Old and Rare’ whisky advent calendar costs $13,000

(UPI) — A British company is offering a unique advent calendar featuring 24 rare varieties of whisky with a price tag of nearly $13,000. Drinks by the Dram announced its 2018 lineup of advent calendars, including the “Very Old and

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Santa Claus Parades Sunday November 18 2018

The running of Santa Claus Parades continues Today with the 114th annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade, the City of St. Catharines’ Santa Claus Parade, the Milton Santa Claus Parade, and the Guelph Santa Claus Parade. Each parade comes with it’s

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