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Sobeys Buys Farm Boy

Canadian food retailer Empire Co Ltd, the owner of Sobeys, has reached an agreement to purchase the Farm Boy grocery chain for $800 million.  The Farm Boy chain, Ontario’s fastest growing food retailer, has 26 locations in Ontario. The deal is

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In The News For September 24, 2018

Shaken residents began returning to some of the areas hardest-hit by Friday’s twin tornadoes, taking stock of what was lost and trying to figure out what remains. Yesterday, police and firefighters were helping people whose homes were left uninhabitable recover

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New Prince Album Out Today

Prince has a new album coming out today, more than two years after his death. The 35 minute recording dubbed “Piano and a Microphone, 1983,” features Prince sitting at a piano and a microphone back in 1983. It contains nine

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In The News For September 21, 2018

Canada is taking its first step to join a global movement banning single-use plastic, with the federal environment minister announcing the government will gradually eliminate most of the environmentally damaging waste from its operations. Speaking at a meeting of G-7

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We Spend Nearly $50 A Week On Who Knows What…

According to a survey by Visa, Americans are spending roughly $48 a week on, well, who knows what.   We’re spending about $200 a month on miscellaneous stuff that we just don’t keep track of.   That’s $2,400 a year.

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In The News For September 20, 2018

A 51-year-old man from Toronto was charged with careless driving after the tractor-trailer he was driving was involved in a multi-vehicle crash with a school bus in Hawkesbury yesterday around 9:00 in the morning. The bus driver was airlifted to a hospital

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Top 10 Back To School Parental Worries

ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY FROM LICE CLINICS OF AMERICA That children are safe 48% Whether children are happy 44% Whether children will be bullied 43% If children are keeping up in class 41% Getting good grades 39% How well

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Spanking Survey

A new survey by YouGov reveals that 37% of parents think spanking is an effective form of punishment. 45% say it is ineffective while 18% are not sure. Other findings: Men (45%) are considerably more likely than women (29%) to

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In The News For September 19, 2018

Police are looking for Crystal Bastien, wanted on a first degree murder charge after a homicide at a hotel on Walkley Road near Bank Street. Officers responded to a call from a hotel room around 11 p.m. on Saturday, ,

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SpaceX-Moon Flying People For First-Ever Private Commercial Trip Around Moon

A Japanese billionaire says he will invite six to eight artists, architects and other creative people on a weeklong journey to circumnavigate the moon.   At an event at Space-X headquarters near Los Angeles yesterday, Yusaku Maezawa said the company’s

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In The News For September 18, 2018

A 21-year-old Ottawa man is facing six charges, including pointing a firearm, after a road rage incident  in Ottawa on Merivale Road on Saturday. Police say the driver of the suspected vehicle pointed a firearm at the occupants of another

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Calorie Counts On Menus Do Work!

People given nutrition information eat 45 fewer calories per meal (but it doesn’t sway them towards healthier desserts).   People who know how many calories are in their food choose to eat more healthily, a study has found.   While

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In The News For September 17, 2018

The House of Commons resumes sitting today after its summer break. The Trudeau government is expected to face pointed questions from the opposition about its purchase of the multi-billion-dollar Trans Mountain pipeline and the expansion which was stalled by a

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US-Art-Teacher’s-Dress-Sustainability

A New Jersey art teacher is pledging to wear the same outfit for 100 days to teach students about sustainability. Julia Mooney says wearing a different outfit each day is “very wasteful” and that the fashion industry is a “huge

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In The News For September 14, 2018

The Rockland OPP have appealed to the public for its help in locating a missing Cornwall man. Josh Lauzon-McAlear is believed to be in Rockland. The 20-year-old was last heard from late Thursday afternoon; he’s believed to be on foot. He

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