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You Be The Judge: Parking Spots

Posted on by chris.mcewin

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Ever had this experience: you see what you think is an empty parking spot, but when you get closer there’s someone just standing in it and they say they’re “saving it for someone else”?
 
Had this happen recently and they looked at me like I was the idiot when I told them parking spots are for cars, not people and you can’t really just stand there to reserve it for your friend.
 
What do you say?
 

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E Coli at Grand Bend

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Signs warning of high levels of E Coli have been posted this weekend at Grand Bend South Beach. Public Health officials recommend against swimming in that area.
All other beaches tested (Grand Bend North, Highland Glen, Bright’s Grove, Pinery Provincial Park, Canatara and Ipperwash) are clear for swimming.
All beaches can become temporarily polluted for up to 48 hours following heavy rainfall.

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Ahh, holidays!

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Headbanging hazardous to your health?

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Music can be hazardous to your health.
German doctors have treated a Motorhead fan whose habit of headbanging led to a brain injury. In January, the 50 year old saw a doctor for constant worsening headaches. He had no history of head injuries or substance abuse. He did however say he’s been a headbanger for years including at a recent Motorhead concert. A scan revealed a brain bleed.
Doctors say the risk of injury caused by headbanging is incredibly low for the general metal population.

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How much money do Michael Jackson’s kids spend?

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Michael Jackson’s children Prince, 17, Paris, 16, and Blanket, 13, have money allocated for their living expenses, separate from the $1 million plus their grandmother Katherine receives to watch over them.
Costs: Prince’s $30 thousand dollar tuition at private school adds up, while it’s six-figures for Paris to stay at a therapeutic boarding school in Utah after her suicide attempt. The children were given $3 million to pay for their education.
Prince has spent over $50 grand on custom-made jewellery and gifts he gave to at least three different girlfriends.
The children have three holidays a year costing $350 000, paying for bodyguards, family, chauffeurs and first-class travel.
Paris buys gifts for her school friends and Blanket spends $200 an hour for karate lessons, and more for a personal trainer.
The three have a chef at their $26 thousand dollar-a-month rented mansion in California and they dine at trendy restaurants.
They were given $10 000 for orthodontic bills.
Other costs included over $154 thousand for renovations, $12 000 for renovations on their home cinema and $35 thousand for utility bills at the house, even though no one was living there at the time!

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Put Your Dog’s Poop Where It Goes…Which Is In The Toilet!?

Posted on by chris.mcewin

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(Yes, this pic is totally unrelated…but still amazing!)
 
Not matter what city you visit – there’s a universal truth: Dog poop poses a problem.
 
Now a city in B.C. think they’ve solved it, although it just seems like they made things worse. Port Coquitlam’s new recycling rules say that dog owners can’t throw bags of their dog’s waste out at all. Not in public garbage cans, and not in their house either, even if the bag is biodegradable.
 
Instead, owners now have to flush their dog or cat’s waste down the toilet (but not kitty litter), build a pet poop compost, hire a “professional pet waste disposal service,” or “search the Internet for pet toilet training techniques.”
 
So, this was already an issue for your city and you’re going to make owners jump through more hoops? Good luck with that.
 

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Should Canada Day Always Be A Long Weekend?

Posted on by chris.mcewin

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What Would Be On Your Ultimate Canadian Playlist?

Posted on by chris.mcewin

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There are so many great Canadian acts, but for my money these guys would be my first choice for Greatest Canadian Band, and in terms of an ultimate song I’m going with the first half of the 2112 album. Which, arguably may be too much Rush for some people but it is just one of the greatest stories in the world of music.
 
Here were three guys being pressured by their label to deliver short, catchy hit singles…or face being dropped. The band went the complete opposite way with since they figured if it was their last kick at the can they were going out the way they wanted to. And the album blew up. The label never really bothered them again and for decades they’ve been going strong doing what they want to do!
 
What’s your pick?

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Don’t leave pets in hot cars

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With humidex temperatures skyrocketing, the London Humane Society is reminding you not to leave pets in your car under any circumstances.
Parked cars can reach deadly temperatures very fast, even on a relatively mild day. If a car is parked in the shade with the windows cracked it can still reach deadly temperatures. Even if it doesn’t seem all that hot, if it’s 27 C outside that means it’s 47 C inside the car, which is already far too hot for a pet.

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Maclean’s Magazine surveys the cities that swear most on Twitter

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Holy bleep! Maclean’s Magazine has mapped the Canadian cities that swear the most on Twitter.
A company analyzed a year of tweets to find in which cities the F-word appeared most often. They adjusted it for population, but Toronto still came out on top, with over 5 400 f-bombs tweeted. Vancouver was second, Windsor third, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton all had about the same in 4th place, Halifax, Calgary and Winnipeg swore the least on Twitter.

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