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Monday, 22 May 2017

TWITTER: The catering requirements for #TrumpInIsrael seem kinda OCD...

It seems he's a fan of Sara Lee pies, Krispy Kreme donuts, Hungry Man Fried Chicken Frozen dinners - all the good stuff...

(snapshot | @AAhronheim)

WATCH: Sea Lion Unexpectedly Drags Girl into Water at Vancouver-area Wharf

That's one huge sea lion - and it all happened so fast! The sea lion dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, B.C.
Thankfully, as you'll see, the little girl was rescued immediately.

Initially, after watching the video, we were curious as to why the sea lion showed an interest in the girl but discovered later (after reading the CBC news article), that it probably thought her dress was food!
According to SFU student Michael Fujiwara, the guy who captured it on video, the family began feeding it bread crumbs as the young girl got closer to the edge of the dock.

Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, does not blame the animal for its behaviour in the video, according to another CBC news article:
"My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect," he said. "This was a male California sea lion. They are huge animals. They are not circus performers. They're not trained to be next to people." 
According to Canada's Marine Mammal Regulations, "no person shall disturb a marine mammal except when fishing." 
Trites says the sea lion in the video looks like it is used to having people feed it.

As a result of the incident...

It's a good thing it didn't bite her when it dragged her in because their bites "can cause very serious infections that may lead to amputation of a limb or even death."


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

VIDEO: Carp have taken over a baseball diamond on Toronto Island

Seems like the recently flooded Toronto Island has attracted some new residents...

Toronto Island have a carp infestation at Gibraltar Point Baseball Park. The fish will eventually have to be caught by net when the water resides.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Our Images of Flooded Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie (32 Photos)

Took a trip down to the ol' port the other day to personally check out the flooding and it was exactly as we've been witnessing in the many photos online. It was a clear day, the sun was shining brightly - from the beach you could see Toronto in the distance (as you'll see in some of the photos) but the wind was very cold. As you'll also see, despite the flooding, work still goes on, on the pavilion...

Thursday, 11 May 2017

VIDEO | EMOTIONAL: Real estate agent visits her flooded (Ottawa) home for the first time

Not something you see every day. Very shocking and sad. Can you imagine walking into your home after a flood and seeing this?...

It's a raw reaction for homeowners as they walk through their flooded home in Ottawa suburb.

Monday, 8 May 2017

VIDEO(s): Toronto's Raccoon baggage handler (+ more)

An undercover agent perhaps? Maybe not - but they seem to be everywhere in Toronto - on the subway, in a baby stroller and let's not even talk about the one captured doing the tightrope walk across some power lines back in 2013!

This latest one made headlines when he was spotted peeking out from the ceiling, checking out the passengers below in the baggage claim section at Toronto Pearson International Airport,...

Toronto Pearson International Airport has a new baggage handler. Taken at Terminal 3 on May 5, 2017.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Port Dalhousie Under Water...

We compared a photo from The St. Catharines Standard that was taken recently of Lakeside Park Beach - with one we took a few years ago...

We were actually standing behind the trees when we took this next photo but the lighthouse can still be seen in the background...

Monday, 1 May 2017

Famed Swiss Mountain Climber Falls to His Death | RIP Ueli Steck (1976-2017) The Swiss Machine

They didn't call him the 'Swiss Machine' for nothing...
Famed rock climber and mountaineer, Ueli Steck, won two Piolet d'Or awards, in 2009 and 2014. He was also famous for his speed records on the North Face trilogy in the Alps.

Steck died on April 30, 2017, while acclimatizing for an attempt of the Hornbein route on the West Ridge of Everest without supplemental oxygen. This route had been climbed only few times the last of which was in 1991. His plan was to then proceed with a traverse to the peak of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest mountain. This combination had not been achieved. During a preparatory climb on Nuptse, a smaller peak near Everest, Steck fell about 1000m.

His death was the first casualty of the Everest climbing season.

“Failure for me would be to die and not come home.” - Ueli Steck

Remembering Ueli Steck...

It was reported that back in April 2013, Steck and two other mountaineers, Simone Moro and Jonathan Griffith, were involved in an altercation with local Sherpas while on the west face of Mount Everest - so much so that it became an international media event. This led me to ask, 'Who are these Sherpas anyways?' Well, they are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, the Himalayas and they climb for a living...

Although the climbing industry has taken a heavy toll on Sherpa families, it has also brought income and opportunity. Sherpas talk about why they risk such danger—such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 expedition workers on April 18, 2014—to help climbers summit difficult peaks.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

LOOK: A Rare and Recent Video Capturing the Streets of North Korea's Capital City, Pyong

(Video snapshot)

With all the news going on about North Korea lately, seeing this rare and recent Facebook video footage, (shot by Foreign Editor, YLE's Asian correspondent, Mika Mäkeläinen) of the streets of the country's capital city, gives us a glimpse into the daily life, the roads and city landscape there.

(Video snapshot)

I was so intrigued by the video that I was constantly stopping and starting, to take snapshot images of the things I found interesting. For example, I was curious as to what that huge monument in the middle was - so I had to look it up.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Today is National Day of Mourning in Canada...

The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.

Workers' Memorial Day was started in Sudbury, Ontario in 1984, and the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared it an annual day of remembrance in 1985 on April 28. It has since grown to be observed in over 80 countries.

Injuries and deaths in the workplace continue to be a matter of important concern across Canada. Many Canadians members work hard each day in an effort to minimize accidents and incidents. Risk is an inherent element of many jobs, and this is why safety should be one of the core values in any workplace. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known is most other countries as the Workers' Memorial Day.

What these numbers don't show is just how many people are directly affected by these workplace tragedies. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever.

Source(s): wikipedia | ccohs

Thursday, 27 April 2017

RANDOM RANTS #5 - Why do cashiers diligently look over a coupon like THEY personally stand to lose...

So many rants, not enough time...

If you ARE the cashier, please explain to us who are less educated on the matter.

*We've checked into it briefly with a Walmart cashier a while back who explained they don't have to cover bad coupons but they do go as strikes against them over time.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

VIDEO: Coghlan scores by jumping over Yadi

What a dive! What a play for the run-scoring. Probably won't see this again anytime soon. Now just set it on slow-mo and play it over again...

Chris Coghlan races home on Kevin Pillar's triple, and scores by leaping over a crouching Yadier Molina to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead

"I was coming around third and I looked to my left to see where the ball was and I saw it was going to beat me and probably the last step or two I saw Yadi go down," Coghlan said. "You're first thought is, 'OK, I'm going to run him over cause he's right over the plate.' And then I was thinking, 'since he's down, why don't you jump?'"
Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada couldn't believe it. 

VIDEO: Woman rescued after getting stuck on a crane in downtown Toronto

What in the world??!? What was she thinking? How did she get up there? And guess what? She is said to be a Niagara local! Great job emergency guys!! (A longer version is seen in the 2nd video)...

A woman is rescued by emergency officials after getting stuck atop a construction crane in downtown Toronto

Video: Firefighters rescue woman stuck on crane in downtown Toronto
A woman who got stuck atop a tall construction crane in downtown Toronto has been rescued after being strapped to a firefighter and lowered to the ground.

TWITTER: Stephen Colbert is concerned about the dangerous escalation in tensions between the United States and Canada

"Now for those keeping score at home, Trump is now friends with Putin and an enemy of Poutine," jokes Colbert...

Tonight! Stephen is concerned about the dangerous escalation in tensions between the United States and Canada. #LSSC

All jokes aside, this is actual quite serious for Canada. A 20% levy on one of Canada's main export products will harm our economy, and I fear this is just the beginning...

Monday, 24 April 2017

VIDEO: Premier Wynne and Basic Income Announcement at LIUNA Station in Hamilton

Premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement on Ontario's basic income pilot project. Three cities that will be taking part in the project include Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay.

"The project will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income to people who are currently living on low incomes, whether they are working or not. People participating in our pilot communities will receive a minimum amount of income each year— a basic income, no matter what." (24:21 mark in the video)
She then goes on to say:
"It's not an extravagant sum by any means. For a single person we're talking about just under $17,000 a year. But even that amount may make a real difference to someone who's striving to reach a better life."

Saturday, 22 April 2017

TWITTER: American Airlines attendant 'struck mum with her baby buggy' before picking fight with man defending her

Because, at #AmericanAirlines, we slap faster than #unitedAIRLINES...

American Airlines attendant 'struck mum with her baby buggy' before picking fight with man defending her

"And American Airlines looked into the matter of it"...

VIDEO: 4/20 Toronto: Cannabis fans slam Trudeau

"How does legalizing marijuana going to benefit Canada, sir?", asks the reporter. "It won't help us 'cause Justin Trudeau's laws are shit!", replies the dude as he takes a puff from his bong...

(LANGUAGE WARNING) David Menzies of talks to some of the thousands celebrating marijuana in downtown Toronto on "4/20 Day."
I went down to Toronto's Yonge & Dundas Square yesterday to ask marijuana aficionados what they thought about Justin Trudeau's plan to finally legalize marijuana by next July. You might be surprised by their reactions:

Friday, 14 April 2017

Remembering the Titanic Disaster 105 Years Ago Today | Titanic Disaster - Genuine Footage (1911-1912) (+ Sinking in Real Time)

105 years ago today, the 'unsinkable' did the unthinkable....

The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (05:18 GMT) on Monday, 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Today is... International Day of Pink

The International Day of Pink is a Canadian anti-bullying event held annually during the second Wednesday of April. The event started when students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw another student, who was wearing a pink shirt, being bullied in their Central Kings Rural High School in Nova Scotia, and deciding to show support for the student by getting everyone at their school to wear pink the following day.

The initiative inspired youth at Jer's Vision (now known as CCGSD, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity), who founded The International Day of Pink, an effort to support their peers internationally with resources and ways to make their schools safer.

In 2012 over 8 million people participated.

Source(s): wikipedia | ufcw | ccgsd


We all get them - rust rings, on our tubs and sinks so what's the best way to remove them? With aspirins! After all, we always have a few aspirins kickin' around, don't we?...


If shaving cream cans or other metal-bottomed containers have left rust spots around your bathtub, use uncoated aspirins to get the stains out!

Apply a few crushed aspirins onto a dampened surface, let the aspirin sit for about 10 minutes. Wipe clean.

SHAREABLE TIPS are pinnable images I create of random tips I come across daily. 
So go ahead. Share it!

Making life easier, one shareable tip at a time.

TWITTER: Introducing the United SUPERIOR CLASS...

Did you know, US airlines booted off 40,000 passengers in total last year - not counting those who volunteered to give up their seats? 

It ain't over till it's over...

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Vimy Ridge: 360 with Peter Mansbridge (+ Myths and CounterMyths)

Explore Vimy Ridge 100 years after the historic First World War battle that helped define Canada as a nation.

To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your desktop or laptop computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge's myths and countermyths
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great triumph for a young Canada—and it didn't take long for myths to form after the fight.

Friday, 7 April 2017

The New $10 Banknote from Bank of Canada Marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation (Video Playlist)

Update: When visiting the Bank of Canada's webpage, on the new Canadian commemorative bank note, enter the famous Konami Code (up, up, down, down, left-right, left-right, b-a start), combination using the arrows on your keyboard, to reveal an 8-bit rendition of "O Canada" accompanied by a downpour of the new $10 bills!

There will be 40 million of these commemorative bank notes issued, starting in June - a bit more than enough for all of us Canadians to have one...

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor today unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This special note—showcasing our history, land and culture—was revealed during a ceremony at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. It will enter into circulation on 1 June.

“This bank note is intended to captivate our imagination and instill pride in what we, as a nation, have accomplished,” said Governor Poloz. “It celebrates the natural beauty and majesty of our land and some of the important parliamentarians who helped shape our great country.”

The intricately designed note is unique in many ways. For the first time, four individuals are portrayed on the front of a Canadian bank note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone or Akay-na-muka—his Blackfoot name.

Unveil of the Canada 150 commemorative bank note - Speech 

Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor reveal a commemorative bank note that pays tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.

Source(s): bankofcanada

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

VIDEO: Toronto's out-of-control rent problem

Someone only thought of doing this now - increasing the rent substantially, after 26 years? It won't last anyways...

Most people expect their rent to go up each year, but two Toronto tenants saw their rent legally increased by 100 per cent.

Monday, 3 April 2017

BREAKING: St. Petersburg metro blast - SPECIAL COVERAGE (Video)

Started streaming 1 hour ago
- Explosion confirmed by security services
- At least 10 dead & 50 injured
- All the stations closed off, evacuated

Video of the first moments after a twin blast hit #StPeterburg metro stations...

VIDEO: Several luxury cars impounded after reckless driving: OPP

The Fast and the Foolish...

Several drivers were charged after reports of stunt driving on Hwy. 400 on Sunday. Natalie Johnson reports. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

RANDOM RANTS #4 - It's written I A-T-E...

So many rants, not enough time...

I mean, I can't speak English well either half the time - but at least it's not Bingo! ;)

Guy Eats Pancakes in the Middle of Road, Blocking Traffic | FACEBOOK Video

Meanwhile in Florida...
Someone thought eating their pancakes in the middle of an intersection was a good idea.

Source: Lakeland Police (Facebook)

Someone did call police to report the odd incident, but by the time officers arrived, the dude and his pancakes were gone.

Bruh had me rollin dis morning Ke Scummy 😂😂😭😭😭😭 #1500 💩 Sc:Trapskylark Sc:Blakboikt Sc:Jarp
Posted by Travis Trapskylark Riley on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eventually, he was caught.
According to Lakeland Police, he probably would have gotten away with it too - if it wasn't for the video posted on Facebook.
He was later charged with obstructing the roadway and disrupting the flow of traffic...

Source(s): tampabay

Thursday, 30 March 2017

As Niagara Falls (2017) - Short Documentary/Film

The controversial video of Niagara Falls that Jim Diodati, the mayor of Niagara Falls, is defending...
The film claims to reveal “what truly lies within the city” by showing images of dilapidated houses and boarded-up buildings, while unnamed people comment on the wide divide between tourism and the rest of Niagara Falls. Read more here.

Showing truth 1:10..

A short documentary about Niagara Falls, Image to the world and what truly lies within the city.

All credit goes to Mayday Pictures

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


From the Twitter files...
Weird or What?

The Twitter video, which went viral, showed a bunch of Turkeys circling a dead cat - over and over again.

Up until yesterday, no explanation was given, but according to website, The Verge, they might be performing what’s called a “predator inspection,” where the prey performs a risky ritual by approaching its predator to let them know they're being inspected!

However, in this case, the cat's dead so what's up with that? Well, the explanation given was that the turkeys were "stuck in some kind of never-ending circle, with each bird following the tail in front of it."


Source(s): theverge

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

VIDEO: Celebrating the Greenbelt's 12th Birthday: The Growers Prayer by Shane Koyczan

In celebration of World Poetry Day, a reminder of how lucky we are to be living in a place such as Niagara...

The poem is a celebration of Ontario’s bountiful farmland, the calm of its forests, the vitality of its water, and the joys of life in the Greenbelt. It’s also a call to action—the Greenbelt is stronger when we raise our voices to grow and protect it, helping to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. Take a moment to listen, reflect, and connect with Ontario's natural fortune.

HT: 610cktb

Friday, 17 March 2017

Video Captures Moment Good Samaritan Shoots Man Beating a Florida Police

FORT MYERS (CBSMiami) – Cellphone video captured the moment an armed Good Samaritan snuck up on a man pummeling a deputy on the ground.

While the video was released Thursday, the shooting happened back in November near Fort Myers.

Source(s): miami.cbslocal

RANDOM RANTS #2 - Why is it when you finally find something you like...

So many rants, not enough time...

Thursday, 16 March 2017

WATCH as Train Covers Commuters with Snow - in SLOW MOTION

The East Coasters are experiencing a lot of snow but life still goes on for those who have to take the train to get to their destinations. Too bad these ones weren't thinking about the snow right in front of them. Maybe next time they'll learn to wait further back...

Train moving faster than usual plus fresh snow from Stella resulted in a more spectacular arrival than expected.

Source(s): sbnation

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

INSTAGRAM: Chris Hemsworth's Short Workout Video is Enough to Make You... Sweat

Is there anything better than watching Chris Hemsworth working up a sweat? We didn't think so either. We all know how Chris is famous for stretching his body to the limits for powerful films like 'Thor' and 'Avengers' so let's enjoy this short vid and get a glimpse into his intense workout life, courtesy of the ‘the world’s best trainer’, aka his personal trainer Luke Zocchi...

The video, as you can see, has been viewed over 2.5M times on Instagram - in just 4 days!

Source(s): metro

Saturday, 11 March 2017

TWITTER: Huge amount of tanks and armoured vehicles being moved to the East Coast. Is US preparing for a major war?

We'd say they are definitely preparing for something...

Huge amount of tanks and armoured vehicles being moved to the East Coast. Is US preparing for a major war?

Friday, 10 March 2017

TWITTER: This BBC interview is going to make everyone's day. Wait for it. (+ Updated Video)

This is what happens when you work from home...

This BBC interview is going to make everyone's day. Wait for it.

Prof Robert Kelly is back & this time his wife & children are meant to be in shot! BBC News

Prof Robert E Kelly has returned to BBC News to talk about his unexpected viral fame last week, when his children crashed his live TV interview to the amusement of millions of people who later watched the clip. Prof Kelly, an expert on South Korea, was joined in the follow-up video with his wife, Jung-a Kim and children Marion and James.
He confirmed to the BBC's James Menendez that he was, despite online speculation, wearing trousers during the interview.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

TWITTER: Truck being pulled off the skyway...

Just slide 'er on down. Easy does it!. 

Another moment in time captured, courtesy of St. Kerry Schmidt, O.P.P.,  from yesterday's windstorm that shut down the Burlington Skyway bridge for about 5 hours when the strong 100-km/h winds caused a truck to topple over onto its side...

VIDEO: St. Catharines Lakeside Park Pier during Windstorm

We didn't think anyone was brave enough to head down to the pier during the 104km/h windstorm we had yesterday - but someone did...

Water rushing over the Pier at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines

Source: stcatharinesstandard

The wind storm was reminiscent of the wind storm back in 2011 as was captured in these 2 videos:

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