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Loblaw Recalling Chicken Nuggets Over Salmonella Fears

Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it is recalling select packages of chicken nuggets out of what “an abundance of caution.”   The grocery chain says some packages of President’s Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets may expose consumers to salmonella if the nuggets

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60 Years Ago Lennon Met McCartney

On July 6th 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.   The future Beatles bumped into each other at a garden fete at St Peter’s Church in Woolton, where John’s skiffle band the Quarrymen were playing.

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Spam Is Turning 80. Here’s How the Canned Meat Took Over the World

Before “spam” was a word that represented unwanted emails, it was a word that represented the successful repackaging of unwanted meats. Spam — the square can of pork, salt, water, sugar, potato starch and sodium nitrite that first rolled off

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Health Canada Testing Banana Boat Sunscreens As Complaints Mount

A British Columbia mother says her 12-year-old son suffered burn injuries after using a Banana Boat sunscreen product.   Patrizia Fitch, of Victoria, said Tuesday that her son Daniel was left with severe blisters after wearing a Banana Boat sunscreen

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Celine Dion Appears Naked In Instagram Photo Published By Vogue

Quebec superstar singer Celine Dion has appeared naked in a photo published on Instagram by Vogue magazine.   The photo shows Dion, 49, sitting on a chair with her arms covering her breasts and her right leg crossed over her

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Man Surprises Girlfriend With Marriage-Proposal Tattoo He Tricks Her Into Inking On Him

One Colorado man sealed the deal with more than a ring.   Vinny Capaldo-Smith tricked his now-fiancée, Brooke Wodark, into inking on him her answer to his marriage-proposal.   The moment was caught on camera as tattoo artist Capaldo-Smith, 30, talked

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Mick Jagger Says Newspaper Editorial Saved Him From Prison

Rock superstar Mick Jagger says a newspaper editorial was responsible for helping him avoid prison for a minor drug offence in 1967.   The Rolling Stones frontman tells the Times of London on Saturday that he had been sentenced to

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Comedian, YouTube Celebrity Stevie Ryan Dead At 33

Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33.   Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says

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Tim Hortons Adds Canada 150 ‘Poutine Donut’ For Americans Only

Tim Hortons has added a poutine-flavoured doughnut to its menu for Canada’s 150th anniversary, but the cheesy abomination of Canadian will only be available in the United States.   The Canadian-founded coffee chain plans to roll out the poutine doughnut

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Sony To Start Spinning Vinyl After 30-Year Hiatus

Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format.   A factory southwest of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by

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Elvis Presley Hit ‘Love Me Tender’ Inspires Picture Book

One of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits is the latest song to be turned into a picture book, and part of an effort to introduce the King to a new generation.   Dial Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press

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One Workout Can Make You Feel Better About Your Body

A new Canadian study found that just one 30-minute workout made women feel stronger, slimmer, and better about their body, with the effects lasting after the workout finishes.   According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one half of

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Man Seriously Injured In Stabbing At Grenville Bar

A man was seriously injured after he was stabbed at a bar on Grenville’s Rue Principale in the early hours of Wednesday, June 7, according to a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec.   The victim initially arrived at the Hawkesbury

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Body Of Missing Boater Near Rockland Found

The search for a missing boater has ended with the discovery of a body in the Ottawa River near Rockland. Last Thursday afternoon, an unidentified man got off the ferry in Rockland and took off in a stolen aluminum boat

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George And Amal Clooney Welcome Twins

George and Amal Clooney have welcomed twins Ella and Alexander Clooney.   The Clooneys welcomed Ella and Alexander on Tuesday morning, the couple announced in a joint statement. Both children, born at a hospital in London, are “happy, healthy and

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