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As that day draws near, we know y'all can use some help in this department. 
Not sure what to stuff in those stockings this year? Check out a few things we came across and then threw together in our creation below because quite frankly, we wouldn't mind getting some of these things ourselves!!

If you have other ideas, suggest them below!

SHAREABLE Tip #19 - Keep your CHROME Shining with WAX PAPER!

For those of you who are obsessed with keeping those chrome taps sparkling!


Constantly wiping away those water spots from your faucets? Try rubbing a bit of wax paper on the chrome. It will leave behind an invisible coating that will keep them shining for a long time!

SHAREABLE TIPS are pinnable images I create of random tips I come across daily. 
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Making life easier, one shareable tip at a time.

Top TEN DOG NAMES for 2017

There appears to be a lot of 'human' names on the list. We wonder what that means?
These popular dog names are from an America database but we're pretty sure a great deal of you in Canada have dogs with these names too!

To see the Top 100 Male and Female Dog Names of 2017, check out the link further below.

Source(s): rover.com

VIDEO: Blood Water. B.C.'s Dirty Salmon Farming Secret

Bloody waste was captured on film by a B.C. photographer who went underwater to document the shocking discovery being spewed out into the waters off Vancouver Island from a farm-salmon processing plant...

Investigative dives at two farmed salmon processing plants reveal a shocking and horrendous secret hidden below the surface.
Bloody effluent, untreated and infected with Piscine Reovirus, is being dumped into the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound and Discovery Passage, B.C. Canada.
Footage gathered during April, June and October, 2017

This is an international embarrassment to Canada! 

Write to:
Premier John Horgan (premier@gov.bc.ca) 
Prime Minister Justine Trudeau (justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca) 
Tell them the B.C. salmon aquaculture industry MUST transition to land.


Nurses, what would we do without them? Here are a few saying what they wish they could really tell you!...


It's Mondaaaay!...

VIDEO: Roy Halladay Plane Crash Video, Witnesses Say He Was Showboating | TMZ Sports

Roy Halladay appeared to be hot doggin' it in his plane in the moments before his crash -- making extreme and unusual changes in altitude ... this according to multiple witnesses.
TMZ Sports has obtained footage shot by boaters who say the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to 5 feet and then back up again ... repeatedly.


We do a lot of exercises but do we really know how many calories we are burning while doing them? What are the best ones? Here are 7 great calorie-burning exercises we discovered...

VIDEO: The Tragically Hip, screening of the final show

Some fans got a little too excited as you'll see in the video...

This video is from the screening at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines of the final Tragically Hip show in Kingston.

The Performing Arts Centre on St. Paul Street, downtown St. Catharines will be screening the 2017 Tragically Hip concert film Long Time Running at The Film House on:

  • Friday, October 20/6:30pm, 
  • Saturday, October 21/9pm and
  • Tuesday, October 24/7pm.
The Centre will be collecting donations for The Gord Downie Chanie Wenjack Fund. Tickets are $7 for Film House members or $9 for general admission. More information is available on here.

Source(s): stcatharinesstandard 

Inside Canada’s largest privately-owned nuclear fallout shelter (Facebook Video)

"... some things last and some things don't. ... we got these big jugs of V8 juice and after they got 10 years old they went completely black and so I drank a whole jug of V8 juice that was black and over 10 years old. You know, it didn't hurt me. It didn't taste good but I could drink it. And if you're starving that's the difference maybe between life and death."

Great featured article from the National Post

How a Canadian built a DIY nuclear bunker from 42 buried buses and plenty of concrete

Fires, floods, thieves, rodents: The elderly couple has survived all manner of calamity in recent weeks, except for the one disaster they have actually been preparing for over the past 50 years — a nuclear war. Beach is the founder of Ark Two, a privately owned, 10,000-square-foot nuclear fallout shelter, sunk beneath several metres of concrete and soil on a 12.5 acre parcel of land near his home. And, yes, the 83-year-old is accustomed to being dismissed as a “kook.”
But maybe he’s onto something. - National Post

Inside Canada’s largest privately-owned nuclear fallout shelter
Tour a DIY nuclear bunker made from 42 buried buses and plenty of concrete. http://bit.ly/2yrSdn9
Posted by St. Catharines Standard on Monday, October 16, 2017

VIDEO: Gord Downie BOBCAYGEON Live and Acoustic at Niagara on the Lake July 23, 2011 Jackson Triggs

Remembering Gord Downie...

From the Jackson Triggs Vineyard/Winery on July 23, 2011.  Close and intimate concert with Gord Downie, lead of the Tragically Hip.  Fantastic night of acoustic guitar, up front and personal.

10 Signs you're a PERFECTIONIST...

10 Signs you're a PERFECTIONIST... yeah, YOU!
I thought I was a perfectionist until I read #'s 5 and 6. My surroundings are always chaotic-looking and as for #6, there was no way in hell that was me. Most days I looked like I just rolled right out of bed and wherever I had to be...

VIDEO: Why Canadian cell phones are the most expensive on the planet

You can blame it on the 'big 3'...

Canada's monthly bills can be two to three times those in Europe and Asia. 

RANDOM Tidbits #2 - How To Console Those Who Have Lost Someone

We've all been there - or will be sooner or later. That's just a fact of life...


Random Tidbits are useful information we come across - and are now passing on to YOU!

Back to School... BY THE NUMBERS (Infographics)

Number of students enrolled in public elementary-secondary schools


View more stats here.

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...


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!

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. 
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Making life easier, one shareable tip at a time.

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

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...

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

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