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Many Canadians plan to spend less on holiday shopping, CIBC Poll

Many Canadians plan to spend less on holiday shopping, CIBC Poll

Canadians plan to spend less than last year this holiday season, yet more than half expect to go over budget. According to a new CIBC poll, Canadians will spend, on average, $567 during their holiday shopping, compared to $652 last year. “The danger comes from what’s not wrapped — the entertaining, travelling, or even tempting Boxing Day sales and New ... Read More »

Ford GT Production has Officially Begun (Photo)

Ford GT Production has Officially Begun (Photo)

The first road-going 2017 Ford GT is finally here, and it’s just as wonderful as you’d expect. According to Ford, Multimatic in Markham, Ontario finished the first 2017 Ford GT today, marking a major milestone in the company’s reborn supercar program. And Ford Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair was on hand to ... Read More »

China’s TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

China's TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

It’s not exactly the most shocking news of the year to find out Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry that will see the former design and produce phones for the latter. TCL, who designed the DTEK50 and DTEK60, will be able to produce, market, and sell BlackBerry branded phones, as well as provide customer service. ... Read More »

Winnipeg police arrest 10 as part of Checkstop campaign

Winnipeg police arrest 10 as part of Checkstop campaign

The second week of the Winnipeg police festive checkstop program has turned up 10 more impaired driving charges. In total, 1,860 vehicles were stopped by police during the week, with one of the impaired driving arrests being made for drug use. Four 72-hour driver’s license suspensions were also handed out, as were 38 tickets for various other offences. Read More »

Oldest Water Found On Earth in Ontario Base Metal Mine

U of T researchers discover worlds oldest water

Researchers probing the deepest reaches of the Earth to find clues about the origins of life have found something unique: the world’s oldest water. The University of Toronto researchers found the primordial water at a depth of 2.4km in Kidd Creek Mine, which is located in Timmins, Ontario. University of Toronto’s Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar told the BBC it wasn’t ... Read More »

Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday. Facebook is making a bid to stem the “fake news” phenomenon in which critics have suggested the social-media giant has played no small part. The company said it would partner with ABC News, Snopes.com, FactCheck.org and PolitiFact, and use ... Read More »

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism, Says New Study

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism, Says New Study

Study has found that a vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of autism traits in children. Lead researcher Professor John McGrath, from the University of Queensland, said this suggested vitamin D supplements could reduce the incidence of autism. “This study provides further evidence that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders,” Professor McGrath said. ... Read More »

Jollibee opens first restaurant in Canada

Jollibee opens first restaurant in Canada

Jollibee, known as the “McDonald’s of the Philippines,” will open its first Canadian store in the city on Thursday. Jollibee is famous for its signature crispylicious and juicylicious fried chicken, which is delicately breaded to be crispy on the outside, and its secret marinade makes it juicy inside. Kids love the Jolly Spaghetti’s signature sweet-style sauce, loaded with slices of ... Read More »