Booster Juice Introduces New Caribbean Dream Smoothie

Booster Juice looks to make your tropical dreams come true with the introduction of the new Caribbean Dream Smoothie.

The new smoothie features a creamy blend of O.N.E Coconut water, coconut milk, bananas, pineapples, mangos and vanilla frozen yogurt.

You can satisfy all your Caribbean Dreams for a limited time at participating Booster Juice locations across Canada.

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Canada Post Unveils Admiral James T. Kirk And Starfleet’s Finest Captains Stamps

Canada Post sets all phasers to stunning with release of seven new Star Trek stamps in celebration of Starfleet’s finest leaders, alongside their most cunning adversaries.

Five of the seven stamps in the issue are dedicated to the exploits of James T. Kirk (Montréal-born actor William Shatner), Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) and Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula).

Canada Post Unveils Starfleet's Finest Captains Stamps
Canada Post Unveils Starfleet’s Finest Captains Stamps

The sequel to last year’s 50th anniversary collection also includes two additional stamps: the intrepid shuttlecraft Galileo, and the ominous Borg cube.

The full issue includes:

  • Admiral James T. Kirk with Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982)
  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard with Locutus of Borg (Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1987-1994)
  • Captain Benjamin Sisko with Dukat (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1999)
  • Captain Kathryn Janeway with the Borg Queen (Star Trek: Voyager, 1995-2001)
  • Captain Jonathan Archer with Commander Dolim (Star Trek: Enterprise, 2001-2005)
  • The classic shuttlecraft Galileo (first appearance in Star Trek, 1966)
  • The Borg cube (first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989)

Official First Day Covers – all cancelled in Vulcan, Alberta, except Kirk’s, which is cancelled in Montréal, Quebec – are priced at $16.95 for a set of seven. Booklets of 10 stamps are available for $8.50.

For the serious collector, Canada Post is offering limited-edition prints, and other Star Trek related collectables.

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BlackBerry KEYone Available For Pre-Order In Canada On May 18, 2017

BlackBerry’s next flagship smartphone, the KEYone, will be available to pre-order in Canada on May 18, 2017. The new hardware is manufactured by TCL Communication, in partnership with BlackBerry.

The KEYone will also be available for purchase beginning May 31, at Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel and Telus starting at $199 on a two-year term. Non-contract pricing is not available at this time.

The smartphone features Android 7.1 Nougat and includes BlackBerry Hub. Fans can expect to get up to 26-plus hours of mixed use, thanks to the 3505mAh battery. It also sports a 12MP rear camera and a 4.5-inch touch display that features Corning Gorilla Glass 4, all set in an aluminum frame with a soft grip textured back built to offer increased durability.

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Tim Hortons Introduces New Turkey Jalapeño Jack Sandwich

Tim Hortons jacks up its sandwich menu with the launch of the new Turkey Jalapeño Jack Sandwich at participating locations.

The Turkey Jalapeño Jack Sandwich features sliced turkey, lettuce, tomato, Jalapeno Jack Cheese and sweet honey mustard, all sandwiched inside a freshly baked croissant.

The new sandwich is available for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

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‘The President Show’ To Premiere On Comedy Network Canada On April 27

Comedy Network Canada plays their late-night Trump card with the premiere of The President Show, a new weekly satirical series starring comedian Anthony Atamanuik as President Trump.

The show follows POTUS as he bypasses the crooked media by hosting his own late-night show direct from the Oval Office. With no unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies, and no bedtimes, the show imagines Trump in a world where he can put his unique Trumpian spin on such late-night staples as desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews. Peter Grosz (Veep) co-stars as Vice President Mike Pence – Trump’s goofy late-night sidekick.

The President Show premieres Thursday, April 27, following The Daily Show, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, on the Comedy Network.

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Sportsnet Launching All-Sports Radio Station In Vancouver

Vancouver’s CISL 650 Smooth & Easy radio station is getting a major format makeover. Rogers Media announced their intention to acquire the station from Newcap Inc., with plans to change the station’s format to all-sports – subject to approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Sportsnet 650 is expected to launch later this fall, with year-round top-tier sports content, including Vancouver Canucks and Blue Jays games, plus the MLB post-season.

Rogers said additional programming details and on-air personalities will be announced in the coming months.

If approved, Sportsnet 650 will mark the third all-sports radio station for Sportsnet, alongside stations Sportsnet 590 The FAN in Toronto and Sportsnet 960 The FAN in Calgary.

Rogers says the station will continue to be broadcast in its current format until Sportsnet 650 radio launches in the fall.

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Various Brands Of Pie And Tart Shells Recalled Due To E. Coli Contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says various brands of pie and tart shells are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.

The agency indicated the shells in question are produced by Edmonton-based Harlan Bakeries and were sold under a variety of brand names across Canada.

The best-before dates on the affected shells range from November 24, 2017, through December 21, 2017.

The Deep Dish Pie Shells, Sweetened Tart Shells and Tart Shells (various sizes) are sold under the following brand names:

  • No Name Brands
  • Great Value
  • Apple Valley
  • Western Family

The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled products.

Consumers are being advised not consume the recalled products.

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Free Rose Gold Perfect Spoon At DAVIDsTEA With $40 Purchase Through May 1, 2017

Just in time for Mother’s Day, DAVIDsTEA is offering fans a chance to get a Rose Gold Perfect Spoon for free with the purchase of $40 or more.

In order to take advantage of the free offer simply use the promo code ROSEGOLD online to redeem your free spoon – while supplies last.

The Rose Gold Perfect Spoon normally sells for $12 on its own.

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Taco Bell Canada Adding Beer To The Menu Starting In June 2017

Taco Bell Canada has announced plans to start serving beer at select locations beginning in June.

The chain made the announcement Tuesday, saying its flagship restaurant, located at 484 Queen Street West in Toronto is expected to be the first location in Canada to introduce alcohol to the menu.

“Consumers aged 19-plus can expect a selection of beer on the menu, with the potential for more beverages to be added later,” the chain said in a statement.

In addition to serving beer, Taco Bell Canada also said it plans to expand to 700 locations, from the current 170 locations across the country.

As part of the brand’s growth strategy, newly opened Taco Bell Canada locations will showcase an overhauled design footprint, featuring updated décor, local artwork, open kitchen layouts, open plating and shareable menus.

Taco Bell concept store
Taco Bell concept store

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Robin’s Donuts Launches New Smoked Ham And Swiss Pretzel Bagel Sandwich

For a limited time, Robin’s Donuts will be expanding their sandwich lineup by serving up the new Smoked Ham & Swiss Pretzel Bagel Sandwich.

The new sandwich features sliced smoked ham, Swiss cheese, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on a pretzel bagel.

You can find the new Smoked Ham & Swiss Pretzel Bagel Sandwich at participating Robin’s Donuts locations across Canada.

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