Monthly Archives: July 2018

Pregnant mom served cleaning solution instead of latte at southern Alberta McDonald's

A pregnant woman was served a cleaning agent in a cup rather than the latte she ordered from a McDonald’s in southern Alberta. Sarah Douglas was taking her son to a baseball tournament on Sunday evening when she went through a drive-thru at the McDonald’s restaurant on University Drive W. in Lethbridge and ordered a latte. As she drove onto Highway 3, she took a ...

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Seth Rogen too busy? Suggestions for other celebrity transit voices

Actor Seth Rogen has just been announced as the voice of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). As with his previously announced work for Vancouver transit, Rogen will be voicing the public service announcements played at Toronto subway stations, promoting passenger courtesy.  But surely, in a country so rich with voice talent, there are other contenders who could challenge Rogen’s apparent transit supremacy. Here are some ...

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Air passengers still slowing down emergency evacuations by grabbing carry-ons, says TSB

Canada’s air safety agency says passengers continue to slow down emergency aircraft evacuations by stopping to grab their personal belongings, despite the warnings it has issued since 2007 about the dangers. But Transport Canada is resisting a longstanding recommendation that flight safety briefings for passengers include mandatory warnings against collecting carry-on bags and electronic devices in the event of an ...

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Rare vehicle bombing kills 11 in southwest Philippines

A bomb exploded in a van in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing 11 people at a military checkpoint in an attack officials blamed on militants with ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The blast took place on Basilan, the island stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf group notorious for kidnapping and banditry, which was the ...

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Northerners targeted for tax reassessment 51% more often than rest of Canada: document

Northerners are getting their taxes reassessed 51 per cent more often than other Canadian residents, according to a document tabled in June in the House of Commons. In 2016, nine per cent of Canadians had their taxes reassessed by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). But for northerners, that number was 13.6 per cent. Yukon had the highest rate of reassessment in the whole ...

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