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Select Shoppers Drug Mart locations may soon offer free menstrual hygiene products

Two Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart locations may soon have free menstrual hygiene product dispensers. A Member Motion by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam heading to City Council this week recommends the approval of the temporary installation of free menstrual hygiene product dispensers by Shoppers Drug Mart “within the public right of way fronting or …

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The Biway $10 store is set to make a huge Canada comeback in 2019

It’s been gone for years, but the Biway $10 store is expected to return to Canada next year. According to a recent interview with Mal Coven, the retail veteran is planning on bringing back everyone’s favourite childhood store by August 2019. Retail Insider reports that the future site will be a …

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre now has an all-gender washroom

Yorkdale Shopping Centre employees and shoppers will now be able to use an all-gender washroom at the major Toronto mall. The new addition provides an inclusive option for everyone, including transgender people, people of diverse gender identities and those who may require an accompaniment of some kind. According to a release …

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Free Movement Between Canada, Australia, New Zealand And The UK Is Likely To Become A Reality

Armed with official support from the federal Conservatives in Canada and the promise of a Brexit deal next year, advocates of an agreement calling for freer trade, movement, and greater co-operation between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom are ramping up their efforts. The petition for the idea …

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Vancouverite shocked by $52 refund two years after being accidentally overcharged

A Vancouver man is applauding a local business owner’s honesty and impressive memory after getting a $52 refund for being accidentally overcharged — two years ago. Cory Jennermann went to Gastown Collectibles Inc.  earlier this month to exchange currency for an upcoming trip, and was surprised to hear Owner Moe Tavakoli …

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There’s a Santa Speedo Run happening in Toronto December 15

Santa Speedo Run/Facebook Everybody’s favourite non-running event returns this weekend, as the annual Santa Speedo Run takes the streets of Toronto. On Saturday, December 15, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BY BIA) invites the public to cheer on the 12th annual Santa Speedo Run – a “cheeky” little jog through …

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A ‘very, very cold’ winter is coming for Canada

Canadians are being warned to brace for a winter that will be nasty, brutish and not at all short. The Farmers’ Almanac has released its winter forecast, which editor Peter Geiger says is based on mathematical and astronomical formulas. “What we’re saying for this particular winter is that it’s just basically …

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The First ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Trailer Is Here, And It’s Glorious

The Crawley family finally hits the big screen September 2019. Fans got a first look at the hotly anticipated “Downton Abbey” movie Friday with the release of the film’s first teaser trailer. The dialogue-free footage, which can be viewed above, consists mainly of sweeping shots of the Crawley family’s home …

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Hundreds Mistakenly Call Toronto Man After Papa John’s Puts Up Wrong Number

Since October, a Toronto man’s phone has been ringing off the hook after a Papa John’s Pizza franchise incorrectly put his number in an online ad. Anastasis initially thought the mistaken phone calls were his friends playing a prank on him but now he’s had enough. Making the problem worse …

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38 charges laid against BC farm in chicken abuse case

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced multiple charges against a man from Chilliwack, BC, and two companies, for alleged animal abuse against chickens caught on video in 2017. CFIA says that Elite Farm Services in Chilliwack, Sofina Foods Inc., in Markham, Ontario, and Dwayne Paul Dueck “unlawfully” beat the chickens and caused …

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