Tim Hortons Introduces ‘New And Improved’ Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich

Tim Hortons gives an old favourite new life with the introduction of the “New and Improved” Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich.

The Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich features seasoned, oven-roasted 100 per cent Canadian carved turkey, hickory smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato on a new rustic bun.

While not announced officially by Tim Hortons, it’s probably fair to assume the brand will upgrade their current lineup of sandwiches to the new rustic bun.

The new limited-time sandwich can be found at participating Tim Hortons locations across Canada.

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Halifax Removes Controversial Cornwallis Statue From Local Park

A statue of Halifax’s controversial military founder Edward Cornwallis has been removed from the park that also bears his name.

Halifax council voted 12-4 on Tuesday to “temporarily” remove the bronze statue and put it into storage.

Workers could be seen Wednesday morning setting up a crane and scaffolding around the bronze figure in preparation for its removal.

Cornwallis is a polarizing figure viewed by some as an honourable leader who founded Halifax in 1749, while others see him as the military commander of a bloody and barbaric extermination campaign against the Mi’kmaq people.

In October 1749, Cornwallis issued an order that came to be known as the scalping proclamation – where his government would pay a bounty to anyone who killed a Mi’kmaq adult or child.

Cornwallis died in office in 1776 while serving as governor of Gibraltar.

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Ribfest Is Back At Montana’s For 2018

Montana’s is once again setting the table for ribs with the annual return of Ribfest, for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

The All-You-Can-Eat ribs event is one the highlights of the year for many foodies across Canada.

This year’s event features a variety of rib-inspired dishes, including the Big Rib Burger, Rib N Wing Combo, Rib Taster Plate, Large Ribs, BBQ Platter for Two, Kids Ribs, and of course, All-You-Can-Eat Ribs.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs features the brand’s signature pork back ribs with your choice of sauce, in-house baked beans or coleslaw plus in-house baked cornbread and seasoned fries.

During Ribfest, All-You-Can-Eat Smokehouse Pork Back Ribs are available for dine-in only, all day, every day for $29.99 per person, through March 12, 2018.

Start with a large rack, and as long as you keep eating ‘em, Montana’s will keep ‘em coming.

Here’s Where You’ll Be Able To Buy Legal Pot In Nova Scotia In July

Cannabis will be available at just nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation stores across the province when the product is legalized in July.

The province announced Tuesday that pot will be available at four stores in the Halifax area, as well as stores in Yarmouth, Truro, New Glasgow, Amherst, and Sydney River in Cape Breton.

The corporation said it will be reopening the former liquor store on Clyde Street in Halifax as a cannabis-only outlet.

The complete list of cannabis outlets:

Amherst – 126 South Albion St.
Dartmouth – 650 Portland St.
Halifax – 5540 Clyde St.
Halifax – 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.
Lower Sackville – 745 Sackville Dr.
New Glasgow – 610 East River Rd.
Sydney River – 95 Keltic Dr.
Truro – 6 Court St.
Yarmouth – 104a Starrs Rd.

Online sales via the corporation, with home delivery, will also be available. Residents of the province will also be permitted to grow up to four plants per household.

Big Mac Bacon Returns To McDonald’s Canada

McDonald’s Canada is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the brand’s most recognizable menu item by bringing back the Big Mac Bacon for a limited time.

First launched in 2017, the Big Mac Bacon features two all-beef patties, special sauce, bacon, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.

As part of the launch, McDonald’s is running a national billboard campaign featuring a new series of ads comparing the Big Mac Bacon to a piece of art.

When the Big Mac Bacon was first unveiled last year, it sparked a national debate among Canadians from coast to coast to coast on whether a Big Mac with bacon is still a Big Mac. According to a survey released by McDonald’s, more than 60 per cent of participants agreed – a Big Mac with bacon is still a Big Mac.

Invented by McDonald’s franchisee Jim Delligatti in Pittsburgh in 1967, the Big Mac first appeared on national menus across the United States and Canada in 1968.

Big Mac Bacon can be found for a limited time a participating McDonald’s locations across Canada.

Dairy Queen Canada Offers New Honey Hot Chicken Strip Basket

Dairy Queen Canada offers a new twist on its chicken strips with the introduction of the new Honey Hot Chicken Strip Basket.

The Honey Hot Chicken Strip Basket features the brand’s signature 100 per cent white meat tenderloin chicken strips tossed in a Honey Hot Glaze sauce made with a blend of Frank’s Red Hot sauce and honey. Baskets can be ordered with 4 or 6 chicken strips and include fries and ranch dipping sauce.

Additionally, the Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard treat returns to take its place as the February 2018 Blizzard of the Month.

The Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard is made with a combination of Dairy Queen’s vanilla soft serve blended with brownie pieces, choco chunks, and cocoa fudge.

For Valentine’s Day, Dairy Queen is serving up the Ultimate Choco Brownie Cupid Cake. The seasonal heart-shaped cake is made especially for two and features layers of frozen vanilla, chocolate and fudge soft serve decorated and topped with brownie pieces, choco chunks and drizzled chocolate.

CraveTV Now Streaming On Amazon Fire TV In Canada

Bell Media announced Monday that its subscription TV streaming service, CraveTV is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices in Canada.

Crave TV subscribers now have access to the full lineup of television programming directly from their Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition.

Amazon launched the Canadian version of Amazon Fire TV last November.

“We’re pleased to welcome Amazon Fire TV as a CraveTV distribution partner,”  Tracey Pearce, president, distribution and pay, Bell Media said in a statement.

“The addition of this new platform reinforces our commitment to delivering CraveTV and its best-in-class programming lineup to Canadians, how they want, when they want, and where they want”.

CraveTV is also available to subscribers on a variety of other platforms, including mobile apps on iOS and Android, Microsoft Windows 8.1, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and on select Samsung Smart TVs.

Alcohol-Free Heineken Beer Now Available In Canada

Heineken announced Monday that its alcohol-free beer is now available in Canada.

Heineken 0.0 is an alcohol-free lager brewed from scratch with a unique recipe using natural flavours for a beverage that offers a balanced taste with fruity notes and a soft malty body.

Available in over 16 international markets, Canada is the first country in North America to offer Heineken 0.0.

Featuring 69 calories per 330ml bottle or can, the brand’s iconic green Heineken label has been replaced with a new blue version associated with the alcohol-free category.

Heineken 0.0 can be found at grocers and select retailers across Canada in n 330ml cans and bottles, 6 packs of 330ml cans and 6 packs of 330ml bottles.

Boston Pizza Cooking Up Heart-Shaped Pizzas On February 14, 2018

The tradition continues at Boston Pizza as the brand celebrates Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped pizzas on February 14, 2018.

Heart-shaped pizzas will be available at participating locations in small and medium sizes – excluding thin crust – on classic or multigrain dough . Boston Pizza has been celebrating Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped pizzas since 1980.

Additionally, $1 from each pizza sold, including heart-shaped pizzas  supports Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, which helps youth across the country benefit from positive role models and mentoring programs.

The brand is also encouraging fans to donate $2 to Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects. In return, you’ll receive $5 off your next online order of $25 or more.

Proceeds from Boston Pizza’s annual heart-shaped pizza fundraiser support role modelling and mentoring for Canadian kids

Fleetwood Mac Channel Coming SiriusXM Canada On February 1, 2018

SiriusXM Canada announced Friday that Grammy-award winning rockers Fleetwood Mac will be launching a limited-time channel on the service beginning Thursday, February 1, 2018.

The Fleetwood Mac Channel will feature music from band’s extensive career, including their hits, solo material, live songs, rare demo tracks and musical influences.

The new limited-run channel will also offer inside stories and insights from Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, plus exclusive special hosted shows by band members.

You can find The Fleetwood Mac Channel on SiriusXM via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app and other connected devices, as well as streaming online.

On Friday, Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in recognition of their significant creative accomplishments and their long-time support of a number of charitable causes, including MusiCares, the premier safety net of critical resources for the music industry.