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Health Challenges Prompt An Earlier-Than-Planned Retirement For Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers has cancelled the remaining 2018 dates of his farewell tour as he battles “a series of health challenges”. Kenny initially cancelled concerts in North Carolina and Pennsylvania set for May, but now he’s been advised by doctors to

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OPP Seek Missing Teen Last Seen In Clarence-Rockland

Darcy Desjardins, 16, has been missing Tuesday night, after leaving her home in Clarence-Rockland on foot. Provincial police are looking for your help locating her. Darcy is described as: -5’9 tall -150 lbs. -black hair -Blue eyes Darcy was last

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The Falcon Lake Incident Depicted In A New Coin From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a limited-edition $20 coin to commemorate the unusual story of a Manitoba man’s close encounter with a flying saucer. The one-ounce silver coin immortalizes Stefan Michalak’s harrowing experience in Whiteshell Provincial Park, east of

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“It Really Doesn’t Matter What Happens Now. I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”

The speaker was Martin Luther King Jr. His audience was a cheering crowd of some 2,000 supporters. It was Wednesday night, April 3rd, 1968. Less than 24 hours later, the nation’s foremost ‘apostle of non-violence’ was dead, the victim of

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Taking Too Many Pictures Might Be Blurring Your Vacation Memories

It seems counter intuitive, but all those selfies and sweeping vistas we take the time to photograph on vacation might be affecting how we remember the trip. According to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, taking

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Changes In OC Transpo Pet Transportation Policy Starts Today

As of today, some pets are now allowed on public transit in Ottawa. Small pets, including cats and small dogs, can ride on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train as long as they’re in a pet carrier. They must remain

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Switch From Winter Blend To Summer Gasoline Blend Means Another Hike At The Pump

According to Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com, drivers should be prepared for another price hike in the price of gas in the coming days. He says the increase could be as high as four cents, pushing the

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Brand Power In Canada Belongs To U.S. Tech Giants

Some of Canada’s best known brands are slipping… In its latest survey of influential brands, Ipsos found that Google came in first and Facebook ranked second, just as they did in 2017. The survey was carried out in January and

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Food Recall Issued For Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for Harvest Creek brand chicken nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination. The agency says the recall impacts consumers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec,

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Happy Piano Day!

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm Piano

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Why You’re More Likely To Find Easter Bilbies Than Bunnies Down Under

Rather than celebrate Easter with chocolate bunnies, Australians like to exchange Easter bilbies. The bilby is a marsupial with long, rabbit-like ears. They are also called rabbit-bandicoots. Two centuries ago, the arrival of European rabbits nearly drove them out of

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Hard Decision – Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre To Stop Allowing Public Visits

A hard decision has been made by the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. Starting April 1st, visitors will no longer be able to tour and meet the patients at the bird sanctuary. The main reasons are an increase in

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#deletefacebook Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Traction In Canada

Over the past week or so, there’s been a lot of social media buzz about people pledging to delete their Facebook profiles in the wake of last week’s alleged privacy breach by data firm Cambridge Analytica. However, according to a

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Low Value Of The Loonie Has Many Canadians Re-Thinking Vacation Plans

All of those beautiful TV ads for Newfoundland & Labrador might really pay off this year. The lower loonie has Canadians rethinking their summer travel plans. In a recent BNN.ca poll, 40 per cent of respondents said they would stay

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Don’t Eat The Orange Snow Either!

Certain areas of Eastern Europe are starting to take on an orange hue. Over the last few days, snowy places like Sochi, Russia have experienced an unusual snowfall that coated mountains in an orange powder. The orange snow is the

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