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This is what the first official week of winter looks like in Toronto

@hey_eh_joe / Instagram The forecast is up for the first week of winter in Toronto, and according to the Weather Network, we’ll be seeing snow. Not on Christmas day, it looks like, but hey… there’s still time for a miracle. The forecast shows the week of December 22 to 28 as one …

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Today is the busiest shopping day of the year in Canada

Christmas trees (CORE Shopping Centre/Facebook) Days might start to get longer after today’s winter solstice, but checkout lineups around the country will continue to grow as December 21 marks the busiest shopping day of the year in Canada. In a phone call with Moneris, one of Canada’s largest debit and credit …

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There’s a winter solstice parade and celebration in Toronto tonight

The Winter Solstice Parade returns to Kensington Market tonight. And there’s a solid chance it’s going to be lit. This evening marks the 29th annual celebration of the longest night of the year, and you can count on it being a warm and bright affair. The event will begin at 6:30 pm …

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Christmas will bring snowfall, extreme cold to parts of Canada

Toronto The weather agency is forecasting mainly sunny skies over the course of the week, but the temperature will climb — it seems wrong to use the word, somehow — to a high of -16 C over the next few days. It will feel more like -36 C with the …

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Multiple sexual assaults near York University prompt police alert

Multiple sexual assaults near the York University campus has prompted an alert from Toronto Police. According to police, they are investigating a number of sexual assaults that have occurred in close proximity to each other over the last few months, all near York. It’s reported that on Wednesday, December 19, …

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Wind gusts reached 121 km/h during today’s wind storm

While Environment Canada forecasted wind gusts of up to 100 km/h for Thursday as a storm whipped BC’s South Coast, they ended up being much worse. At the peak wind speeds around 1 pm, gusts of 121 km/h were recorded at Sandheads, northwest of Tsawwassen. The weather forced BC Ferries …

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This is what the damage looks like from today’s wind storm in Metro Vancouver (VIDEOS)

Today’s windstorm continues to wreak havoc across the Metro Vancouver region. From fallen trees, power outages, SkyTrain delays and an entire pier collapsing, the storm has caused serious and ongoing damage across Metro Vancouver. As of 2 pm, BC Hydro said that power was knocked out to 300,000 customers across the province, with outages reported in Metro Vancouver, …

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Police In Canada Are Allowed Now To Demand Roadside Blood Samples From Drivers

SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Canada’s largest police forces are grappling with how to reliably — and quickly — get blood samples from suspected drug-impaired drivers in order to use new criminal charges created ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana. Under the new law, police can demand a blood sample once they have …

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Person trapped as White Rock pier severed by severe storm (VIDEO)

With an Environment Canada wind warning in place throughout Metro Vancouver, 300,000 homes without power, and SkyTrain service disrupted, White Rock has just added to the damage toll caused by the storm. The pier in White Rock has been severely damaged by intense waves and rocking boats, and one person has reportedly been stranded …

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Macaulay Culkin Releases Hilarious ‘Home Alone’-Inspired Ad

Kevin McCallister is back with a remake all you filthy animals will love. In a new ad for Google, Macaulay Culkin relives his most famous scenes as Kevin McCallister from the classic Christmas film, “Home Alone,” with an updated twist.  Though Culkin himself is 38, this minute-long clip will make everyone feel …

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