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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Port Dalhousie PIER MARINA, ST. CATHARINES (26 Photos)

We visited the marina a few weeks ago and the water levels were still high - but slowly receding.
Located approximately 9 miles west of the Niagara River and adjacent to the beautiful old town of Port Dalhousie in St. Catharines, Ontario, Port Dalhousie Pier Marina is considered one of the premier and most popular marinas on the south shore of Lake Ontario and is always filled with boats from ports all over the great lakes.






I searched Google Maps to find images of what the marina looked like on better days... 

Google image by Paul Chak


Notice the benches?

VIDEO: Kadyrov: "Homosexuals must be eliminated in order to purify the blood of the Chechen people."

Ramzan Kadyrov says there are no gay men in Chechnya - and if there are any, they should move to Canada



“They are devils. They are for sale. They are not people,” he says. “God damn them for what they are accusing us of. They will have to answer to the almighty for this.”


In an interview, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies reports that gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic — not because such abuses would not be allowed, but because he thinks there are no gay men in Chechnya.

“This is nonsense,” Kadyrov said when asked about the allegations. “We don't have those kinds of people here. We don't have any gays. If there are any, take them to Canada.”

“Praise be to god,” the Chechen leader adds. “Take them far from us so we don't have them at home. To purify our blood, if there are any here, take them.”

Source(s): washingtonpost

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

5 THINGS: You Need to Get Rid of like, RIGHT NOW

There are many but let's start off with these...


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Vehicle Drives into Fish & Chips Business, Niagara Falls (6 Facebook Photos)

"Two females took off running after the accident - naked btw..." - Lakeport Fish & Chips
😮😮


Lakeport Fish and Chips in Niagara Falls will be open for business today despite a vehicle driving into the Lundy's Lane establishment early this morning.
The owners posting on their facebook page pictures of significant damage and joking someone mistakenly thought they were a drive-thru. - 610CKTB

Lakeport Fish  Chips:
Good morning everyone!!!
Well - today started off eventful in the wee early hours of 2-3am! Apparently, someone wanted fish & chips at that time and mistakenly thought we were drive-through!!! 😂😂😂So - currently our front shop at the Niagara Falls location is . . . well . . . frightenly . . . DISASTROUS!!! 😳We are currently waiting on a construction company to help us make this location safe for use asap, and are hoping to be open for take-out business (or delivery) by 11:00am! Needless to say - there are no guarantees in this respect, and customers can expect longer wait times for service then normal - but - hey - what can anyone do???
Anyway - we will post updates as we proceed! Thankyou for your understanding and support during this . . . (interesting??? Unique??? Unfortunate???) time - and check out the fun photos below!!! 😂😂😂👍🏻

Overall view from parking lot - 5:00am - parking lot is cleaned up at this point. 
Posted by Lakeport Fish & Chips on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

VIDEO: Racist Woman yelling and demanding to see a white doctor born in Canada.

This racist incident close to home is making its rounds on social media...

CBC News Toronto:
'This is bad, this is inappropriate and shouldn't go unnoticed,' says witness who shot video 
A Mississauga, Ont., man is stunned after witnessing and filming a woman make several demands for a "white doctor" who "doesn't have brown teeth" and "speaks English" at his local walk-in clinic on Sunday.
Hitesh Bhardwaj recorded the incident while waiting for his own appointment at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists in Mississauga, Ont. He shared his video with CBC News. 



Extremely rude and racist woman openly asking to see a white doctor who doesn't have brown teeth, who is born in Canada and who can speak English. Incident happened at around 12:30 PM on June 18, 2017 at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists (Clinic) in Mississauga, Canada




Sharing a PRODUCT/PRODUCE: Oreo's Limited Edition 'Firework' Cookies

While grocery shopping the other day, I came across these limited-edition cookies from Oreo called 'Firework' with Popping Candy inside. Just in time for Canada Day. I just had to try them.



And just like the Cheetos 'Bag of Bones' White Cheddar product I talked about last year, this too was being sold on Amazon for way more than what it cost in the stores. I think I paid under $4 for this bag.


Anyways, back to the cookie.






I lifted off the top to check it out before taking a bite...

Friday, 16 June 2017

That's One Hungry Pike! (Facebook Video)

This here folks is what we call a '2fer'. Two for 1...






Man that pike was hungry!
Posted by Trophy Walleye on Friday, June 9, 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Capturing the 'Sea Keeper' Mural on the CSL St-Laurent Bulk Carrier | Welland Canal, ST. CATHARINES

Talk about perfect timing! On a gorgeous sunny day, before entering one of my favourite spots - the Welland Canal, I noticed a cargo ship moving amongst the trees in the distance. 




 As I got closer, I realized it was not just any cargo ship but the Trillium Class* bulk carrier CSL St-Laurent - the one with that 'famous' mural of a colourful Canadian icon, the goose, painted on it. 


The Canada goose with its powerful wings spread in flight, in a forward motion is a tribute to Montreal and to Canada.

I've read about the mural earlier in the year and knew it was special, and the last time I visited the canal was over a year ago. What were the chances?! I was thrilled! Good thing I had my camera with me! 
At the end, I've included my not-so-professional video of my capture as well as 2 additional videos (professionally done) by CSL, of the artists behind the mural and viewing the finish creation from sea...


Saturday, 3 June 2017

SHAREABLE Tip #18 - FIGHT GUM DISEASE with THIS Home Remedy!

A salt water mouth rinse is the best thing ever that is often overlooked when it comes to a sore throat or gum disease (gingivitis). I've even used it to temporary calm a toothache! You see, the salt helps to neutralize the acidic environment in our mouths that promotes bacteria, making it difficult for bacteria to breed. Therefore, no bacteria = no gum disease which means no bad breath, sore gums or mouth ulcers! Try it!




FIGHT GUM DISEASE with THIS Home Remedy!
This is one of the most simple and effective home remedies for gum disease.

Add ½-1 teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water.
Gargle mouth with this water for about 30 secs,
 twice or three times a day, consistently.
You will see the difference within a few weeks.



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.

Friday, 2 June 2017

WATCH As Car Slams Into Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Facebook Video)

Scary. This incident occurred yesterday - and it was all captured on camera!...



Footage of a car slamming into a Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurant has surfaced. It happened Tuesday afternoon at Silk's Country Kitchen on Niagara Stone Road. Police say the driver of the car put it in drive instead of reverse and drove into restaurant. - 610CKTB

Blair Robertson Psychic Medium Car Crash
Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes. Wendy and I appreciate it very much, and I have passed those thoughts onto Eddie Diijon. I got the CCTV footage of the incident from the management of the Silk's Country Kitchen in Virgil, near Niagara-On-The-Lake. I cannot believe we walked away from this. To be clear: we are NOT "okay." In my case, I'm clear to fly but need immediate followup. I'll be seeing the docs tomorrow. I'm battered and bruised, have a nasty headache and assorted aches and pains. Not fun. What's holding me/us together is that I'm ALIVE. The driver was NOT charged. She refused medical attention. They cleared her of alcohol being a factor, but nothing else is known of her mental health, prescription drugs, etc. For reasons entirely unknown to me, she was allowed to simply go home. I WILL be pursuing this in due course, but for now, I need to get home and get taken care of. BLESS all of you for your love and energy. I truly appreciate it. And if you're ever in the vicinity, check out Silks for fantastic food and great service. Tell them Blair sent you. :-) <3
Posted by Blair Robertson on Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Source(s): 610CKTB

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WATCH: Moose caught swimming in Northern Ontario lake like a boss

It's a boat... It's a plane. It's a...... moose??!! Yes, and according to the The Weather Network, Moose are excellent swimmers. 
This one was spotted swimming across a lake in Magnetawan, Ontario - like a boss!...



A family exploring a lake came across a head bobbing in the water...



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

VIDEO: Vinyl Ambush and Peel Region Police Jam Session!

So much for calling the police on a noise complaint. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? ...
The police were called to a birthday party in Mississauga to investigate a band playing too loudly. The teenage members of Vinyl Ambush expected to get shut down, but to their surprise, one of the officers sat down at the drums and proved he had some musical chops of his own. - thestar

(Video snapshot)
Vinyl Ambush played a private event last night and it wasn't long before the Peel Police showed up. We thought the show was over but much to everyone's delight, they joined in for an incredible jam session. They were so impressed by the band instead of putting a stop to the show they wanted to join in then offered the band words of wisdom. Talk about community outreach. Many thanks to Peel Region Police for making it such a fun and memorable night for the Band and everyone there. You guys ROCK!




Source(s): thestar

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."

Source(s): cbc.ca


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...


WHY SHERPAS CLIMB
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.




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