Watch This Man Take A Zamboni Through Tim Hortons Drive-Thru

It simply doesn’t get any more Canadian than this – taking your Zamboni through a Tim Hortons drive-thru.

That’s exactly what Albertan Jesse Myshak did this week on his way home from his shop in Stony Plain, Alberta on Tuesday. He purchased the Zamboni for use on his backyard ice rink.

But Myshak faced one problem – his shop is a couple of kilometres away from his home.

“I figured I’d just drive it home,” CBC quoted Myshak as saying. “Guys at work were kind of laughing after I was driving home, [they said] to drive through Timmies and get a coffee,” Myshak added.

Jesse Myshak on his Zamboni
Jesse Myshak on his Zamboni

You can check out Myshak ordering a hot chocolate from the seat of his Zamboni in the video below. Incidentally, Myshak’s backyard rink is about half the size of an NHL rink.

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Old Dutch Recalls Cheddar And Sour Cream Potato Chips Over Salmonella Concern

Old Dutch Foods Ltd is recalling its Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the affected lot of Old Dutch brand Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips in 66 gram and 255 gram bags have been sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario.

Consumers are being advised not to eat the recalled products.

The smaller 66 gram bags have best-before dates of Aug. 10, 2016 through Feb. 24, 2017 while the larger 255 gram bags carry best-before dates of Aug. 10, 2016 to March 2, 2017.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with eating the chips.

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Corner Gas Animated Series Coming To The Comedy Network

Fans of the popular series Corner Gas will be over the moon to learn that the iconic Canadian smash-hit is coming back as a new animated series next year on The Comedy Network.

The all-new 13-episode, half-hour animated series of Corner Gas will be produced by 335 Productions and Vérité Films, with executive producers Brent Butt, David Storey and Virginia Thompson in association with The Comedy Network.

Pre-production will begin in January 2017 in Vancouver and Toronto, with the main cast confirmed to return. Producers also confirmed that beloved character Emma will live on in the new animated world with the blessing of the late Janet Wright’s family.

Here’s a closer look at the cast:

Brent (Brent Butt), Lacey (Gabrielle Miller), Oscar (Eric Peterson), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), Davis (Lorne Cardinal), Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn), and Wanda (Nancy Robertson) are all getting a cartoon makeover as the main cast returns to Dog River for Corner Gas. Casting for the voice of Emma is currently underway.

The series will be broadcast on The Comedy Network as part of the network’s 2017-2018 season.

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Funny Guy Howie Mandel To Host 2017 Canadian Screen Awards In Toronto

Actor, comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel has been tapped to host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. I don’t only look at it as honouring the best in Canadian entertainment, but more importantly, I am so excited about the free trip home!” Mandel said in a statement.

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on the CBC from the Sony Centre Performing Arts in Toronto on March 12, 2017.

Mande’s versatile career in the entertainment business spans more than 30 years in all aspects of the spectrum, including television, film and stage. He currently serves as a judge on NBC’s popular talent competition series, America’s Got Talent.

The full list of nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards will be announced on January 17, 2017.

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First Jollibee Restaurant In Canada Opens In Winnipeg

A new fast food giant is setting up shop in Winnipeg and chances are you’ve probably never heard of them. Jollibee is a massive Filipino multinational chain of restaurants based out of the Philippines that is often referred to as Asia’s answer to McDonald’s.

The chain is set to open its first Canadian store in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The brand specializes in burgers, spaghetti, fried chicken, and peach mango pie.

Jollibee currently operates 34 stores in the United States. The new Winnipeg location marks the chain’s 35th store in North America, with at least three or four more coming to Canada over the next couple of years.

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Arby’s Canada Offers New Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake For A Limited Time

Arby’s Canada will have the competition turning green with envy with the launch of their new limited-time offering: the Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake.

The new Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake features Andes mint chocolate pieces swirled in a chocolate mint shake and finished with a whipped cream topping and pieces of crumbled Andes mint chocolate.

Arby’s Mint Chocolate Swirl Shake is available at participating locations across Canada for a limited time.

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Amazon Prime Video Canada Review

Amazon Prime Video Canada is a streaming service now available in Canada where you can stream movies, TV shows and exclusive content on mobile devices and PCs. This is a review of the serevice available in Canada.

The streaming service launched in Canada as part of Amazon‘s global rollout of the service.

If you’re not already a Prime member, you will have to purchase an annual subscription to Amazon Prime in order to take advantage of the service. An annual subscription in Canada will cost you $79. Prime membership has many other benefits. I won’t get into those added benefits here, but you can check out our original article on the launch of Amazon Prime Video to get a better idea of what Prime a all about.

Before Amazon Prime Video launched in Canada I was already a Prime member, so the addition of streaming video is another free benefit that I welcome.

I also have subscriptions to Netflix Canada and CraveTV. The first thing I noticed about Amazon Prime Video is that it doesn’t offer nearly as many titles as Netflix, and Crave TV. That’s understandable, due to the fact that Amazon Prime Video isn’t a standalone product – it’s basically an added benefit offered to Prime members.

If you’re in the market specifically for a streaming service that offers almost unlimited content Amazon Prime Video is not for you. I would have to advise you to go with Netflix. If however, you want to enhance your streaming sources, I have no problem recommending Amazon Prime Video*. When you consider the other benefits included with your Prime membership, this is a great free addition, but it’s far from being a Netflix killer, or even a competitor – at least not in Canada.

I was able to stream great quality video on my PC as well as my iOS device. There’s also an option to download content to watch later. That’s great for taking content with you without using valuable data. Incidentally, Netflix Canada recently introduced the download option as part of their streaming service.

*Full Disclosure: After a month with Prime Video, I have re-evaluated the service and downgraded my original ratings. I just want to reiterate my belief that Prime itself is a decent service, but Prime Video as a standalone product is not something I can recommend.

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Amazon Prime Video Now Available In Canada

Much to the delight of many a Canadian, Amazon Prime Video service in finally available in Canada.

The streaming service offers original series, exclusive movies and TV shows like The Grand Tour and award-winning titles like The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle, and Transparent.

Amazon Prime Video Canada
Amazon Prime Video Canada

If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, it won’t cost you anything to start steaming movies and TV shows. If you’re not a Prime member, you can join for $79 per year. Your membership includes access to Amazon Prime Video, free two-day shipping on many items for sale in its online store, as well as free same-day shipping in select Canadian markets. Your Prime membership also comes with other benefits, including special discounts, early access to deals, and free access to Amazon Drive for secure unlimited online photo storage, automatic photo backup from your phone, computer or tablet.

Prime members can watch Amazon Originals, movies and TV shows on www.PrimeVideo.com, or on iOS and Android mobile devices.

After you download the app, log in with your Amazon Prime or Prime Video account to watch. Browse available content and tap a title to watch it. On iOS and Android devices, you can also download a title by tapping the download icon from the video detail page.

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Apple’s AirPods Now Available In Canada For $219

After weeks of delays, Apple’s highly anticipated wireless AirPods are finally available to order online through its website in Canada for $219.

The AirPods are currently available on Apple’s Canadian website for $219 (Selling in the US for $159). I placed an order just to check on the delivery and received an arrival date of December 30. If you want these before Christmas, you may want to take a pass on ordering online. According to Apple, the AirPods will be available next week at Apple Stores, Apple-authorized resellers and select retailers across Canada.

Nothing is guaranteed of course, so you’ll be taking a chance either way.

AirPods can deliver five hours of listening time on a single charge, while the included carrying case can also charge the headphones to increase batter life to over 24 hours.

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Popeyes Canada Introduces Tabasco Spiced Pepper Barrel Tenders

Popeyes Canada brings on the heat with the introduction of new Tabasco Spiced Pepper Barrel Tenders for a limited time at participating locations.

An order of Tabasco Spiced Pepper Barrel Tenders feature three all-white meat hand-battered and breaded chicken breast strips marinated in a white oak aged Tabasco spices and fried until crispy. You also get a side of fries, a buttermilk biscuit and dipping sauce.

Tabasco Spiced Pepper Barrel Tenders first appeared on menus at US locations about a year ago.

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