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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 9, 2018

The number of flu cases continues to spike across Canada, suggesting the peak of the season could still be weeks off. Infectious-disease experts describe this influenza season as “unusual,” citing the mix of two strains that are dominating this year’s

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Ask Your Fridge To Book A Ride With Uber

It’s now possible to ask your fridge to book a ride with Uber. Samsung has unveiled its latest home appliances at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, including an upgrade to its line of Internet-connected refrigerators. People talking to

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 8, 2018

Joshua Boyle who spent five years as a hostage of a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan is to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing. He was arrested in Ottawa last month on eight counts of assault, two

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STEP– To Focus On Following Too Close And Stop Sign Violations     

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on following too close and stop sign violations during the month of January.   Following too close Between 2012 and 2016, following too

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 5, 2018

Environment Canada also has issued extreme cold warnings for all of Ontario and much of Quebec, saying the regions can expect to be in the deep freeze each night through until Sunday morning. Wind-chill readings are making it feel like

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Canadians Working Fewer Hours Before And After Vacation Time

Canadians are starting to take work-life balance a little more seriously around the holidays, according to a new survey.   The study found that although 71 per cent of Canadians report needing to put in extra time at work before

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 4, 2018

Residents across a huge swath of the U-S and eastern Canada are hunkering down for a massive winter storm that’s packing snow, ice, and high winds.  The storm is moving up the Eastern Seaboard, leaving thousands of cancelled flights, closed

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How To Fall On Ice Without Injuring Yourself

Record-breaking cold  hit  and icy sidewalks are putting people in danger of slipping and falling. Falling etiquette, such as the tuck-and-roll and using other body parts beside your arms to break the fall can mean saving a trip to the hospital,

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 3, 2018

A former Canadian hostage of a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan is now facing 15 criminal charges in Ottawa. Thirty-four-year-old Joshua Boyle was rescued, along with his wife and children, last October after having been held hostage in Afghanistan since 2012

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List of Words Banished From English For Misuse, Overuse And General Uselessness

Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University has released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The tongue-in-cheek, non-binding list includes “let me ask you this,” ”unpack,“ ”impactful,“ ”nothingburger,“ ”tons,“ ”dish,“

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — January 1, 2018

As of January 1st people across Ontario will see their wages rise $14 an hour as the new general minimum wage takes effect.  The minimum wage will increase again to $15 an hour on January 1, 2019, to be followed by

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

1. TO FEEL MORE FULFILLED, VOLUNTEER. 2. TO INCREASE DISCIPLINE, REDUCE “ACTIVATION EFFORT.” 3. TO BE MORE CREATIVE, MAKE ART WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY. 4. TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE, TAKE MORE BREAKS. 5. TO EXPERIENCE GREATER HAPPINESS, TRAVEL MORE. 6. TO

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In The News For Clarence Rockland –December 29, 2017

Ottawa Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 7th in the Ottawa area, where an elderly female was drugged and robbed of valuables while inside her home. Posing as a prospective home buyer, the male suspect offered chocolates

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What To Do With Those Not Needed/Wanted Gifts ?

What do you usually do with gifts you don’t like/need? According to a recent poll this is what people say they do…   17% I regift them 23% I return them to the store 15% I donate them to charity

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In The News For Clarence Rockland — December 28, 2017

Environment Canada is cautioning that the frigid cold blanketing much of the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec can cause frostbite on exposed skin within minutes. Extreme cold warnings continue in much of those regions and the weather agency has issued special

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