Nova Scotia Reveals Annual Christmas Tree Gift For City Of Boston

The Nova Scotia government says this year’s annual Christmas tree gift to Boston is coming from Cape Breton.

The tree is given in recognition of its support in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, which occurred 100 years ago this December.

Bob and Marion Campbell and their family from Blues Mills in Inverness Co., are the 2017 tree donors.

The 16-metre white spruce will be celebrated during a public cutting ceremony beginning at the Campbell’s property at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. After the ceremony, the tree will be trucked to Halifax for another celebration at city hall on Friday, November 17, after which the tree will be shipped 1,100 kilometres to Boston.

In 1917, Boston sent medical personnel and supplies when nearly 2,000 people were killed and hundreds more left injured and homeless by the historic Halifax Explosion.

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SiriusXM Canada Announces Holiday Music Channels

SiriusXM Canada will be celebrating the festive season with the launch of eight commercial-free channels celebrating the holiday season, with two set to go live on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The new holiday music channels offer fans a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, Hanukkah music and Latin seasonal music.

SiriusXM’s holiday channel lineup includes:

Holly (via satellite on channel 70)

Contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Michael Bublé, Sam Smith and Mariah Carey.
Available beginning Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 pm ET through Saturday, December 30 at 3:00 am ET.

Holiday Traditions (via satellite on channel 4)

Traditional holiday music from the ’40s through the ’60s by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby and Nat “King” Cole.
Available starting on Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 pm ET through Saturday, December 30 at 3:00 am ET.

Holiday Pops (via satellite on channel 76)

Classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites by the greatest classical musicians of all-time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boston Pops, Luciano Pavarotti, The New York Philharmonic, King’s College Choir and Thomas Hampson.
Will air from Sunday, December 24 at 12:00 pm ET until Tuesday, December 26, at 3:00 am ET.

Country Christmas (via satellite on channel 58)

A mix of country Christmas music from contemporary and classic country artists like Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson.
Sarting Monday, December 4 at 12:00 pm ET through Tuesday, December 26, at 3:00 am ET.

Navidad (via online on channel 785)

Contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional classics, including Jose Feliciano, Fania All-Stars, Gloria Estefan, Marco Antonio Solis, El Gran Combo and Tito El Bambino.
Beginning Monday, November 27 at 12:00 pm ET through Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00 am ET.

Holiday Soul (via satellite on channel 49)

Classic soul and Motown holiday music from the ’60s and ’70s as well as R&B from the ’80s and ’90s including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O’Jays, James Brown, The Temptations, Lou Rawls and Toni Braxton.
Starting Monday, December 4 at 12:00 pm ET through Tuesday, December 26, at 3:00 am ET.

Radio Hanukkah (via XM satellite on channel 77, via online on channel 787)

An extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, including contemporary, traditional and children’s selections as well as daily reflections and prayers related to the holiday.
Beginning Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 pm ET until Thursday, December 21 at 3:00 am ET.

New Year’s Nation (via satellite on channel 4)

The ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform.
Saturday, December 30 at 12:00 pm ET until Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 3:00 am ET.

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Buy One, Get One Free Pizza At Boston Pizza On October 31, 2017

Boston Pizza is running a special Halloween promotion where you can buy one pizza and get a second pizza of equal or lesser value for free on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

The offer is valid on the purchase of medium and large pizzas only – when ordered online using the promo code “BOOGO” at checkout.

Just take note that there’s a limit of 5 free pizzas per order. As an example, you can order up to 10 pizzas online and you will get 5 for free when you apply the “BOOGO” promo code at checkout.

The BOGO offer is available at participating locations across Canada for one day only on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Dairy Queen Canada Launches New Oreo Hot Cocoa Blizzard – Brings Back The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard

Dairy Queen Canada serves up a duo of holiday Blizzard treats with the introduction of the new Oreo Hot Cocoa Blizzard and the returning Candy Cane Chill Blizzard.

The new Oreo Hot Cocoa Blizzard consists of Oreo cookie pieces and cocoa fudge blended with vanilla soft serve and finished with a whipped topping. Meanwhile the returning Candy Cane Chill Blizzard features peppermint candy cane pieces and choco chunks blended with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve.

Both Blizzard treats will be available at participating DQ locations across Canada through December, 2017.

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Dairy Queen Canada Offers New HP Bacon Cheeseburger $7 Meal Deal

Dairy Queen Canada gets saucy with the introduction of the new HP Bacon Cheeseburger featuring iconic HP Sauce.

The HP Bacon Cheeseburger features a 100% all beef patty, topped with HP sauce, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce, onions and processed cheddar cheese served on a warm toasted bun.

The new cheeseburger is available as part of a $7 Meal Deal, which comes with one HP Bacon Cheeseburger, fries, a drink and a sundae.

The HP Bacon Cheeseburger $7 Meal Deal is available for a limited time at participating DQ locations across Canada.

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Free Slurpee At 7-Eleven Canada On October 31, 2017

7-Eleven Canada will be celebrating Halloween this year by offering fans a free Slurpee on October 31, 2017 – but there’s a catch.

In order to take advantage of the free offer you will have to show up at participating locations in costume. When you do, you’ll be offered a free small Slurpee for your effort.

Just one other thing – 7-Eleven is asking fans NOT to arrive wearing masks. That should go without saying, but you know how it is.

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Burger King Canada Offer 2 Can Dine For $11.99 Mix And Match Deal

Burger King Canada offers fans a chance to Mix & Match with the launch of its latest limited-time 2 Can Dine for $11.99 deal.

The latest Mix & Match deal includes your choice of any two of the following items – Whopper Sandwich, Original Chicken Sandwich or BK Big Fish, plus 2 medium drinks and 2 medium fries for $11.99.

You can find the deal at participating locations across Canada for a limited time. Prices may vary by location.

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Harvey’s Offers Poutine And A Drink For $3.99 Through November 2, 2017

Harvey’s has a new coupon deal where anyone can get poutine and a drink for $3.99, through Thursday, November 2, 2017.

The limited-time offer includes brand’s Classic Poutine and a 20-oz soft drink of your choice, at participating locations across Canada.

Harvey’s Classic Poutine features the skin-on fries topped with 100 per cent Canadian white cheddar cheese curds and Harvey’s gravy.

In order to take advantage of the deal you will have to either print this coupon or show it on your smartphone.

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CHKN Chop Brings Portuguese-Inspired Rotisserie Chicken To Halifax

Foodies in Halifax can now enjoy Portuguese-inspired rotisserie chicken with the arrival of the CHKN Chop in the heart of the city.

CHKN Chop’s menu features rotisserie chicken, poutine, sandwiches, sides, sauces, and cookies.

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For fans only interested in chicken, a variety of options are available, including a whole CHKN (chicken) for $28, and smaller options, like a ¼ CHKN for 8 bucks.

Poutine starts at $8 with house gravy, cheese curds, while a large CHKN Chop poutine with house gravy, cheese curds, pulled chicken and pickled onions is available for $16.

CHKN Chop offers two sandwich options for $10 each – Pulled CHKN and Hot CHKN on a LF Bakery Milk Bun.

Plates range in price from $12 to $36.

Sides are available for $3.75 each, in the following options:

  • Classic Coleslaw
  • House Salad
  • Corn Elote
  • Green Beans
  • Hand-Cut Fries

Located at 6041 North Street, CHKN Chop operates 5-days a week, with lunch served from noon to 3:30 p.m., and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Phone orders not available at this time.

Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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The Works Introduces New Double Stuff’d Reese PBC Burger

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro doubles down on its iconic Reese PBC with the introduction of the new Double Stuff’d Reese PBC as part of the brands’s latest “Get Stuff’d” promotion.

The limited-time Double Stuff’d Reese PBC is a Reese Peanut Butter Cup candy plus Reese’s Pieces candy stuffed burger that’s topped with crispy onion strings, two strips of smoked bacon and even more Reese Peanut Butter Cups candy and Reese’s Pieces. The new offering is available at participating locations for a suggested price of $17.62.

The Get Stuff’d menu also features the following burgers:

Turkey Dinner Burger: A traditional turkey dinner where a juicy turkey burger is topped with a deep fried stuffing patty and gravy with cranberry sauce and gravy on the side for dipping. Available for a suggested price of $17.52, at participating locations.

The Burgeroni The Works-version of a pizza-burger, with a 100% Canadian “AAA” Beef patty that’s stuffed full of cheese and topped off with pizza sauce, crispy onion strings and baked pepperoni. The Burgeroni carries a suggested price of $16.58.

Loaded Lucy: Stuffed melted cheese, topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and mayo ($16.58).

Take Our Curd For It Stuff’d Appetizer

The Get Stuff’d theme continues with the Take Our Curd For It stuff’d appetizer for $11.83. The appetizer consists of cheese-stuffed poutine bites featuring battered cheese curds tossed in a smoked garlic seasoning served on a bed of Works bacon sticks and gravy or marinara for dipping.

The Works “Get Stuff’d” Burgers are available in all restaurants for a limited time only through December 31, 2017.

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