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Google’s ‘Home’ Smart Speaker Now Available In Canada

Smart speakers are one of the hottest technology crazes right now, led by Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ line of products. Other big tech companies have followed suit with Google’s ‘Home’ and Apple’s recently announced ‘Homepod’, due out later this year. Now, Google’s

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End Of An Era As Peter Mansbridge Departs ‘The National’

Peter Mansbridge doesn’t want to make a fuss about leaving the anchor’s chair at CBC’s “The National.” It’s been nearly a year since he told viewers he planned to retire. That will happen this weekend. He’ll deliver his final broadcast

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Want To Know How Your Quality Of Sleep Is Affecting Your Cognitive Function? Read On…

Brain scientists at a Canadian university are hoping to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what is being called the largest such study ever to be done. The researchers at

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Vancouver Letter Carrier Harassed By Celebrity Crow

Canada Post says it will only resume mail delivery to three addresses in East Vancouver when it’s safe. Shawn Bergman and his neighbours haven’t received mail for more than a month after reports of repeated attacks by Vancouver’s famous ‘Canuck’

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Butter Shortage In France Means Much Higher Prices For The Beloved Croissant

A looming butter shortage in France is pushing the price of croissants to exorbitant levels. One baking industry group is warning of “a major crisis” that could imperil the very existence of the croissant, as we know it. A true

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Bono & The Edge Will Join In The Parliament Hill Celebrations On Canada Day

Word about our BIG ‘Canada 150’ party on July 1st seems to be getting out! Rock superstars Bono and The Edge from U2 will be performing a song on Parliament Hill on Canada Day during the early show, although it’s not

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Strange Drinking Ritual In Dawson City Can Continue Now That Toe Has Been Returned

A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City is back where it belongs. Even the RCMP got involved! The toe, which is used in the Downtown Hotel’s popular “sourtoe cocktail,” vanished

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“Chance For A Spinster” – OK Cupid 19th Century Style

Searching for a mate back in the 19th century wasn’t as easy as it is today, with the dearth of dating websites that have populated the internet. The best way for eligible bachelors to find a wife back in 1865

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Wanted: Nanny Willing To Live In A Haunted House?

A family in rural Scotland is in the market for a new nanny after their “haunted” house scared off five live-in sitters. The family recently posted a job listing, looking for someone to live at their home in the Scottish

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Activating Medical ID On Your Smart Phone Could Save Your Life

You may not know about this, but there’s a vital feature on your smartphone that could safe your life and help medical staff treat you in an emergency….. It’s called a Medical ID and it’s a free feature on any

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[Video] Leave It To IKEA To Create Easy To Assemble Cooking Instructions

IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, and in the spirit of that philosophy, they’ve just released a series of recipes that makes cooking look easier than Paint By Numbers. You may never want to

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It’s Harvest Time For Ontario/Quebec Strawberries!

Did you know that strawberries are actually a member of the rose family? Strawberries are thought to have been cultivated in ancient Rome. The strawberry, as we know it, was originally grown in northern Europe, but species are also found

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Brooke Henderson’s Win At The Meijer Classic Is A Family Affair

Many golf fans glued may have been watching the U.S. Open this weekend, but there was another drama unfolding in Grand Rapids, Michigan involving Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson who earn her first victory of the LPGA season. The Smiths Falls, Ontario

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Free Salsa Dancing Returns To Ottawa City Hall On July 5th!

Salsa @ City Hall is a free weekly Latin dance event taking place on Wednesday evenings from July 5 until August 30 at the Ottawa City Hall. If the weather is good, the dancing takes place outdoors on the Rink

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Ottawa Police Asking For Help Finding Missing Teen

Police are asking the public to help them find a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her south-end Ottawa school Tuesday. Taryn Torrie-Smith is described as white, 5’7″ tall with a thin build, auburn hair and grey-green eyes. She

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