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Did Paris And Britney Invent The Selfie?

Paris Hilton claims she invented the selfie in 2006 with a photo with Britney Spears and posted two pix with the caption “11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!” I’m sure many people will now dig up

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The Bills Have Hired A Female Coach, An NFL First

There is now another good crack in the glass ceiling. The Buffalo Bills have made Kathryn Smith the first ever full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff. Smith has been hired as the Bills’ special teams quality control coach.

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Ancient Ship Discovered On Toronto Waterfront

A routine archaeological excavation has uncovered a piece of Toronto history near the city’s old shoreline. The team that dug up remains of a 19th century schooner this week believes it may be one of the oldest

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Today Is The International Day of Pink

April 8th, 2015 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across Canada and around the world unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia,

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Taylor Swift Makes Chart History

In the 56-year history of the Billboard chart, no female artist has ever replaced themselves at number one…until now.  Taylor Swift’s new single, “Blank Space” jumps from #13 to #1 this week, replacing her previous release “Shake it

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Today Only – 99 Cent Booster Juice

Today is Customer Appreciate Day at Booster Juice. It was today in 1999 that the first Booster Juice location opened in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Over the past 15 years, Booster Juice has grown to over 308 stores around the world. In honour

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Look What Came Out Of Lake Muskoka Yesterday

It was a strange sight yesterday on Lake Muskoka as a small piece of history was raised from the bottom of the lake. Rusted wreckage from a downed Northrop A-17 Nomad aircraft was hoisted to the surface by a

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Scott Fox To Appear At Campbellville's 100th Anniversary

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Campbellville, Ontario. The festivities take place from June 20th – 21st. This free event will be fun for the whole family. Campbellville is located at Guelph Line and the 401, west of Milton. Former

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[Pics] Scientists Claim This Is The Holy Grail

Apparently the long-lost Holy Grail has finally been found and is on display in a Spanish museum.  The onyx chalice has been sitting in the Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon, north Spain, for 1000 years. Until now visitors were

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The History Of Shrove Tuesday

A lot of pancake will be served today. It’s Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. The name Shrove comes from the word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday in the Middle Ages, people used to

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Today Is Pink Shirt Day

Today, (February 26, 2014), is Pink Shirt Day in Canada. This is the 7th year of the annual event, aimed at promoting anti-bullying initiatives. It takes place on the last Wednesday of every February. Here is the history on Pink

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Super Bowl Set A New Ratings Record

The ratings are in for Super Bowl and for the 4th time in 5 years the game set a new record as the most-watched television event in U.S. history. An average of 111.5 million viewers watched the broadcast where the

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