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‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs to prove point

Hot dog water

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man who sold bottles of “Hot Dog Water” for nearly $40 each says he was trying to see how marketing of health claims backed by supposed science amounts to quick sales. Douglas Bevans said he boiled about 100 organic beef hot dogs and put each one in a bottle of the water he sold at an annual car-free event. Each bottle of the “keto-compatible,” unfiltered water sold for $37.99, but two bottles cost only $75 because of a special deal last Sunday at his booth, whereRead More


Special weather event issued for Ottawa Sunday

Ottawa Heat Wave Beach

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa.  The first “heat event” of the season will take place in portions of Central and Eastern Ontario Sunday.  A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into the region with temperatures between 20 and 31 degrees Sunday. But the hot weather event isn’t expected to stick around very long. Colder temperatures are predicted to move in on Monday. Anyone going outside is encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen and keep well hydrated.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More


Toronto Marlies beat Texas Stars 6-1 to win AHL Calder Cup final in seven games

Garret Sparks

TORONTO — Andreas Johnsson scored two goals and added an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night to win the Calder Cup final in seven games. Mason Marchment also had a pair for the hometown Marlies while Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added singles. Austin Fyten scored the lone goal for the Stars, ending Garret Sparks’ shutout bid midway through the third period. Toronto outshot Texas 46-30. The victory capped a dream season for the top development team of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.Read More


Midtown Plaza plans $80M renovation for Sears space, requests tax abatement

A rendering from the City of Saskatoon website shows proposed plans for the former Sears space at Midtown Plaza. (supplied)

CTV Saskatoon Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:45PM CST Managers at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon’s downtown are hoping a tax abatement will help the mall cover the costs of a more than $80-million renovation plan for the former Sears space. The mall’s request for the tax abatement passed through a city committee Wednesday and now only needs to be approved by city council. “This isn’t about, you know, an ask to have taxes reduced. The plaza will still be paying millions ofRead More


Renovation work halted after shards of glass fall onto busy sidewalk

falling glass

Renovations on a historical downtown building have been suspended since authorities were alerted to some public safety concerns. On Tuesday, pedestrians dodged shards of glass falling from the two-storey building as a worker hammered away at the window panes above. “I’m really grateful to the pedestrians who called this incident in,” Labour Minister Christina Gray said. She said occupational health and safety officers visited the building on 100 Street north of Jasper Avenue, and ordered the employer to conduct a hazard assessment and prove the site is safe before workRead More


Pedestrian cycling bridge proposed to join areas divides opinions

Orange Bridge design

A City of Winnipeg proposal to build a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists between Osborne Village and downtown is dividing some Winnipeggers. There are three different bridge proposals being mulled by the city right now which would function solely for pedestrians and cyclists. But the proposed location is the same is the same with each design. If approved, the bridge would go from Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the Assiniboine River and McFayden Park on the north side. The new crossing would fall between bridges on DonaldRead More


Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes, Hannibal Buress topline JFL42 in Toronto

Seth Meyers

TORONTO — Seth Meyers, Jo Koy, Wanda Sykes, and Hannibal Buress are among the headliners booked for Toronto’s JFL42 comedy festival. Organizers says September’s laugh-fest will also feature Anthony Jeselnik, Chris D’Elia and Ken Jeong, while other names set to appear include “The Daily Show ” correspondent Dulce Sloan and JFL42 veteran Andy Kindler, who returns for the seventh year in a row to host The Alternative Show. The festival’s daytime program ComedyCon returns with onstage conversations including Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, and Comedy Central funnyman Anthony Atamanuik of “TheRead More


Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

Alina Zagitova

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan’s prime minister. Zagitova said at this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed — which she calls a “devoted friend” — while training before the Games. Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan. Japanese dog enthusiasts then rallied round to send the 16-year-old skater the puppy, named Masaru, or “victory”. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and hisRead More


Appeal board denies Capital Pointe’s request for stay on filling hole

Capital Pointe

The Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board has denied the Capital Pointe developer’s application to stay the City’s order to fill in the hole. The board heard arguments for a stay on the order on May 16. Westgate Properties Ltd. Obtained for the building permits for the Capital Pointe project in 2015. The permit expired in September 2017. In a written decision, the board said the developer had excavated the building site and there is now a 17 metre excavation hole at the project. Westgate was given a deadlineRead More


North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

North Korea offer hope of talks after Trump cancellation

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:30AM EDT SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North’s autocratic leader, Kim Jong Un. The statement by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator and senior diplomat,Read More