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The Story Behind The Pickle Christmas Ornament Tradition

The Christmas pickle is part of many holiday celebrations in American families. Traditionally, a Christmas ornament in the shape of a pickle is hidden somewhere on the tree. Whoever finds the special pickle ornament is said to have good fortune

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Boil Water Advisory For The Town Of Hawkesbury, Vankleek Hill And L’Orignal

The Town of Hawkesbury and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) are advising all people in the Town of Hawkesbury to boil their tap water before drinking it, after a malfunction at the water treatment plant caused decreased pressure in

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The Ranking Of Tim Hortons Timbits

  Timbits first made their debut in 1976. Flavours vary across Canada, but the most common options include: birthday cake, sour cream glazed, toasted coconut, honey cruller, honey dip, apple fritter, strawberry-filled, chocolate glazed, old fashion plain, old fashion sugar and

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Robert Guillaume, Star Of “Benson” Has Died, He Was 89 Years Old

  Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,”died Tuesday. He was 89.   His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of

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September 11, 2001

Let us never forget the tragedy.  A sad, sad day. So many lives were lost and did not need to. Love each other, there is no need for hatred!   picture credit:

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Skeletons Say Arthritis Isn’t About Aging – It’s About Activity

  A new study has revealed that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the knees of humans has doubled since the mid-20th century – and not because we’re living longer.   Dr. Ian Wallace, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department

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Prince William & Kate Pregnant With Baby #3

The royal family announced the pregnancy Monday morning, and it sounds like their hand was forced due to the fact Kate is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Yeah, we had to Google it too — it’s basically severe morning sickness, but it’s

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News Release From The OPP–Bike Fest In Hawkesbury

On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, the annual Bike Fest event will take place and will be attracting thousands of motorcyclists in the Town of Hawkesbury. For this occasion, Main Street from McGill to John Street will be closed to traffic,

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Hurricane Harvey –Elderly Nursing Home Residents Are Stranded For HOURS In Waist-Deep Water

Residents of a flooded Texas nursing home had to be rescued by helicopter from the waist-deep water in the building Sunday.   The 15 residents of La Vita Bella assisted living in Dickinson, Texas, were rescued hours after an alarming

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Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

The legendary comedian, actor, singer and director — has died.   Penn Jillette just tweeted, “Jerry Lewis just died.  When I met him, I fell apart, just sobbed.  I guess it’s time for that again.” Another tweet from Las Vegas

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Alleged Charlottesville Driver Due In Court

A man said to have harboured Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the U.S. Army is due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a

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What Could It Be? Islanders Puzzled Over Mysterious Beach Debris

Ellen MacLeod was walking along the beach near the harbour in Alberton, P.E.I., last Sunday, when she noticed something strange protruding from the wet, red sand. Some driftwood, perhaps? Couldn’t just be that, she said. The wood was all ragged

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Mom Celebrates Back-To-School Day In Style — At Her Kids’ Expense

When Jena Willingham’s kids headed back to school earlier this week, the Alabama mother was overcome with emotion.   The feeling? Freedom.   “I was like, I’m going to celebrate, because they’ve been arguing all summer and I need a

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Ontario SPCA Charges Woman Found Mistreating Her Dog On Toronto Subway

The Ontario SPCA has charged and arrested, with the assistance of Toronto Police Services 55 Division,  a 37-year-old Toronto woman after a video surfaced of her beating and mistreating her Chinese Crested-type dog.   On August 5, 2017, the Ontario

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Why Are Cats So Insanely Afraid Of Cucumbers?

Cats are deeply curious creatures. Recent evidence suggests that these tiny lions see us as inessential landlords, or rubbish, fur-lacking kittens. A new internet craze involving our feline companions has unveiled another piece of strange information: For some utterly bizarre reason,

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