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Starbucks Canada Debuts New Dark Mocha Frappuccino & Maple Pecan Latte


Starbucks Canada is officially welcoming the arrival of fall by debuting two new beverages: Maple Pecan Latte and Dark Mocha Frappuccino®.

The new Dark Mocha Frappuccino® consists of coffee, cocoa, with rich chocolaty chips blended with milk and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream. What makes this cool beverage doubly delicious? The flavour of chocolate and more chocolate – something we just can’t get enough of. There’s the rich, creamy taste of mocha-flavoured sauce blended with milk. Plus chocolaty chips in every sip. Well deserving of two enthusiastic thumbs up!

While the annual return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte has long-heralded the change in season for many, this year a second fall flavour is sharing the spotlight Starbucks menus nationwide: the new Starbucks® Maple Pecan Latte.


Health Canada Announces Ban on Trans Fats

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Health Canada is taking the final steps towards a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canada. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all food sold in the country. The substances have been under fire for years and the food industry had been phasing them out on a voluntary basis.

The trans fat ban will come into force in September 2018, giving the food industry enough time to find suitable alternatives. After that date, it will be illegal to sell any food containing PHOs. It will apply to all foods sold in the country, including imported products and foods prepared and served in restaurants and food service establishments.

There are 3 main kinds of fat: trans, saturated and unsaturated. Trans and saturated fats are not good for your health. They can increase your risk of heart disease because of how they affect your cholesterol levels. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Both trans and saturated fats will raise your level of LDL cholesterol. Trans fats will also lower your level of HDL cholesterol.

In the 1990s, Canadians had one of the highest trans fat intakes in the world. Since the early 2000s, Health Canada reduced the trans fat intakes of Canadians through various approaches, including:

  • requiring trans fat labelling on packaged food
  • setting voluntary targets for trans fat maximum limits in processed foods
  • setting up a 2-year program to measure the food industry’s progress to meet the voluntary targets

Heart & Stroke Foundation predict that the ban will reduce the number of heart attacks in Canada and save lives.


Toys R Us Canada FREE Family LEGO Events Calendar for September & October


Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in October. The Toys R Us August Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.

Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.

Now – Saturday September 30, 2017Nerf Fest Promotions

  • FREE Nerf Accustrike 6-Pack Darts ($4.99 value) with any Nerf purchase

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Wednesday October 25: Celebrate LEGO Bricktober

  • Bring in your kids to celebrate Bricktober, for exclusive LEGO gifts and brand new activities all month long!
  • FREE LEGO Minifigure Build when you spend $30 or more (before taxes) each week on any LEGO Building Sets
    • September 27 – October 5: LEGO NINJAGO Kai’s Dojo Pod
    • October 6 – 12: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Armor Pod
    • October 13 – 19: LEGO Star Wars Scarif Stormtrooper Minifigure
    • October 20 – 25: LEGO NINJAGO Dragon
  • FREE LEGO Minifigure Collection when you spend $75 or more (before taxes) each week on ANY LEGO Building Sets
    • September 27 – October 5: LEGO Ninjago Collection
    • October 6 – 12: LEGO Batman Movie Collection
    • October 13 – 19: LEGO City Collection
    • October 20 – 25: LEGO Classic Collection

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Sunday October 29: LEGO Boost Master Class Only at Toys”R”Us. Select times and locations only.

  • Learn to code and join “Us” for a new LEGO play experience!
  • LEGO’s new programmable robotics kit teaches kids and adults how to build, code and play!
  • Bring your tablets for a more interactive experience!

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Child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Click here to view the Toys R Us flyer.

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The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops: October Schedule FREE Workshops for You & Your Kids

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has a new list of FREE workshops for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels that are going on October, 2017! You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops, the registration dates are shown beside each workshop. The Home Depot Canada October, 2017 :

  • Do-It-Yourself Workshops:
    • Saturday, October 07, 2017 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Winterize Your Yard: Protect your yard during the winter season. (Registration closes Sep 30, 2017 )
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Install Crown Moulding and Trim: learn how to measure, cut and install crown moulding and trim. (Registration closes Oct 14, 2017 )
    • Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM: Install Laminate Flooring: learn to measure, cut and laminate flooring. (Registration closes Oct 22, 2017 )
  • Do-It-Herself Workshops:
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM: Family Fire Safety: prepare for home emergencies. (Registration closes Oct 11, 2017 )
  • Kids Workshops:
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Build a Fire House Bank.  (Registration closes Oct 07, 2017 )

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to register in advance to be able to attend these FREE Workshops.

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Netflix Canada October 2017 Titles

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Here’s a full list of all of the television shows and movies coming to Netflix Canada this October:

October 1

  • Alienate
  • As You Are
  • Black Mass
  • Boys in the Trees
  • Dead Set
  • Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High: Season 1
  • Generation Iron 2
  • Ghost Patrol
  • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
  • Our Brand Is Crisis
  • Patriots Day
  • Sticky Notes
  • Valley of the Dolls

October 2

  • Los 33
  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

October 3

  • 13 Demons
  • Cult of Chucky
  • Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth

October 5

  • Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1
  • It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond

October 6

  • Chelsea: Season 2: New Episodes Weekly
  • ID-0: Season 1
  • Kibaoh Klashers: Season 2
  • Once Upon a Time: Season 6
  • Scandal: Season 7
  • Skylanders Academy: Season 2
  • Suburra: Season 1
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Word Party: Season 3

October 7

  • Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
  • Wolves

October 10

  • Christina P: Mother Inferior

October 11

  • Goosebumps

October 12

  • Ali G Indahouse
  • Dynasty: Season 1: New Episodes Weekly
  • Fe de etarras
  • Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  • Riverdale: Season 2: New Episodes Weekly
  • The Kite Runner

October 13

  • Dragons’ Den: Season 14
  • El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial
  • Kingdom Of Us
  • MINDHUNTER: Season 1
  • Super Monsters: Season 1
  • Supernatural: Season 12
  • The Babysitter
  • The Meyerowitz Stories
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4

October 14

  • Jane The Virgin: Season 4: New Episodes Weekly
  • This Is Not What I Expected

October 15

  • Learning to Drive
  • LEGO: City: Season 1
  • Money
  • Slasher: Guilty Party
  • West Coast Customs: Season 6
  • What We Did on Our Holiday

October 16

  • Deep Undercover Collection: Collection 1

October 17

  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

October 19

  • EDtv
  • War of the Worlds

October 20

  • 1922
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Haters Back Off: Season 2
  • One of Us
  • The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story
  • Wheelman

October 21

  • The Vampire Diaries: Season 8

October 24

  • The Hunt: Season 1
  • Wanted: Season 1
  • Wanted: Season 2

October 25

  • Godzilla
  • The Final Master

October 26

  • Friday the 13th: Part 4: The Final Chapter
  • Friday the 13th: Part 5: A New Beginning
  • Friday the 13th: Part 6: Jason Lives
  • Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood
  • Iceman
  • Strange Weather

October 27

  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Life in Pieces: Season 2
  • Stranger Things 2

October 30

  • Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States

October 31

  • Ben’s at Home

Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies Promotions: The Princess Bride For $2.99/Ticket, Today, Saturday, September 23 at 11AM!


Cineplex Canada has released their . The Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies include:

  • , Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11am the film The Princes Bride, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Classic, is the Family Favourites for $2.99 (1h 38m).

Here’s the upcoming movie every Saturday morning at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites at $2.99 each:

September 2017:

  • Saturday September 30, 2017: Boss Baby


Mastermind Toys Canada Continues to Record Canadian Expansion

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Mastermind Toys Canada continues to record Canadian expansion with five new stores opening this fall! Yesterday, Mastermind Toys opened a 4,500 sq. ft. store in Orleans, ON, the company’s 56th store. Four additional locations will open this Fall in Sudbury, ON, Langford Victoria BC, Fredericton, NB and Rosedale Toronto ON. By the end of this year, Mastermind Toys will have opened 12 new locations. Mastermind Toys expects to continue its aggressive national expansion plan, with 30 additional new stores scheduled to open over the next three years. Since 2011, Mastermind Toys has opened 50 new toy stores, expanding from its roots in the Greater Toronto Area, across seven provinces.

As the opportunity for digital growth explodes, Mastermind Toys continues to invest in its online business. As an early e-commerce adopter, their online shopping website has been in operation since 1999. Earlier this year, Mastermind toys relaunched its website with a fresh new look, providing customers with an expanded product selection, faster checkout and other convenient features including a gift-finder tool.


McMaster University to Become Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus

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McMaster University will become Ontario’s first 100% tobacco and smoke-free campus effective January 1, 2018.

The use of tobacco and all oral smoking devices will be prohibited on the Hamilton campus, inside and on the grounds of the Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington, and at all McMaster-owned properties.

McMaster is globally recognized for its commitment to innovation and advancing health and societal wellbeing through our research, teaching and community service,” says President Patrick Deane. “A tobacco and smoke-free campus is the next important step towards fulfilling our responsibilities as educators, healthcare professionals and to the communities we serve,” he says.

By designating the campus tobacco and smoke-free the University is creating an environment promoting health and wellness that ensures students, faculty, staff and visitors are not exposed to tobacco and smoking products, including second-hand smoke.

Tobacco cessation is the single most important change a person can make to improve their overall health,” says Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health. “Stopping tobacco use and not being subject to second-hand smoke help prevent chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and cancer while improving quality of life. McMaster is congratulated on taking this very important and meaningful step.

Tobacco and smoke-free environments are effective at motivating people towards quitting; starting in September a variety of free cessation programs and resources will also be offered to all members of the McMaster community.

“This change will have different implications for the diverse communities across our campus. As we all manage this transition, it is important that the University’s resources cater to the cultural and mental wellbeing of these communities, and that everyone is aware of these supports throughout this process,” says Ryan Deshpande, Vice President Education, McMaster Students Union.


Via Rail Canada Tuesday Discount Offers: Toronto – Niagara Falls for $17 + More Deals, September 19


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 has a new list of deals where you can save on select train tickets across the country from Vancouver to Halifax! Keep in mind that you’re also permitted to take one stop-over at no extra charge, making this a possible two-in-one trip! Take advantage of Via Rail reduced fares on select routes in Economy and Sleeper class from coast-to-coast. Take a look at some of the deals below as these offers are valid today only, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, until midnight.

  • Toronto – Montreal: starting at $39, was $44
  • Toronto – Ottawa: starting at $39, was $44
  • Toronto – London: starting at $29, was $33
  • Toronto – Windsor: starting at $39, was $44
  • Toronto –Winnipeg: starting at $184, was $204
  • Toronto – Edmonton: starting at $274, was $304
  • Toronto – Jasper: starting at $308, was $3490
  • Toronto – Niagara Falls: starting at $17, was $22
  • Montreal – Quebec City: starting at $29, was $33
  • Montreal – Ottawa: starting at $29, was $33
  • Montreal – Halifax: starting at $108, was $120
  • Montreal – Moncton: starting at $94, was $104
  • Montreal – Bathurst: starting at $72, was $80
  • Montreal – Kingston: starting at $35, was $41
  • Vancouver – Winnipeg: starting at $233, was $359
  • Vancouver – Saskatoon: starting at $181, was $201
  • Halifax – Moncton: starting at $46, was $51
  • London –Windsor: starting at $29, was $33
  • and more


Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies Promotions: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul For $2.99/Ticket, Today, Saturday, September 16 at 11AM!


Cineplex Canada has released their . The Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies include:

  • , Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11am the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Comedy, Family, is the Family Favourites for $2.99 (1h 31m).

Here’s the upcoming movie every Saturday morning at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites at $2.99 each:

September 2017:

  • Saturday September 23, 2017: The Princess Bride
  • Saturday September 30, 2017: Boss Baby


Roots Canada Files for Initial Public Offering & Plans International Expansion


 wants to take its company public as it plans a massive North American and international expansion over the next several years. For the fashion retailer, the switch from being a private company for more than four decades comes against a challenging retail environment that’s seen numerous bankruptcies, and mass store closures and layoffs in recent years.

The company has more than 100 stores in Canada as well as four in the United States, partner-operated locations in Taiwan and China and an online retail business. In its filing with securities regulators, Roots said it wants to continue its grow in Canada as well as the United States and in international markets.


Amazon’s Audible Launches Canadian Site with 30-Day FREE Trial


Audible, an Amazon company, has launched a dedicated Canadian version of its audiobook service. Listen to your favourite books wherever you are with the free Audible app! You’re bound to find a title you love in Audible’s vast library; and if you’re not happy with your selection you can swap it for another – for free!

Audible are offering a 30-day FREE TRIAL! How to start:

  1. You can simply sign in using your Amazon account.
  2. Choose any book to get started – your first book is FREE.
  3. Download the FREE Audible app and start listening!

After 30 days, it costs 14.95/month and you can cancel anytime.


Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events: The Grand Event Play Day, Today September 10

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Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in September. The Toys R Us August Family Events include fun make & Takes, product demos, giveaways and more.

Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Events recommended for children ages 4 years and up.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Grand Event Play Day, Available at all Toys”R”Us locations:

  • On Sunday, September 10, we’re inviting all the grand spoilers, the grand teachers, the grand babysitters, and the grand storytellers to our Grand Event.
  • Bring your kids and grandkid(s) to The Grand Event Play Day and take part in all the FUN & FREE activities in-store!
    •  Build and take home a Mega Bloks Animal
    • Get inspired with Disney Princess Dream It, Be It
    • Test your skills in our Nerf target practice
    • Part-take in the Peppa Pig’s Day out with Grand-parents colouring activity
  • Peppa Pig Character Appearances, PLUS Don’t miss a special Peppa Pig Meet and Greet at two of “R” locations!
    • Burlington, ON – 3051 Appleby Line, Time: 10am – Noon
    • Oakville, ON – Oakville 290 North Service Rd. W. Time: 2pm – 4pm
  • Grandparents can take advantage of additional savings in-store!
    • SAVE 10% when you present a photo of you and your grandkid(s)
    • SAVE 15% when you also sign up for R Club

Child must be present to participate. Parental supervision required at all times. Event activities may vary by store and are subject to change. While supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Click here to view the Toys R Us flyer.

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Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies Promotions: Smurfs: The Lost Village For $2.99/Ticket, Today, Saturday, September 9 at 11AM!

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Cineplex Canada has released their . The Cineplex Canada Family Favourites Movies include:

  • , Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11am the film Smurfs: The Lost Village, Animation, Family, is the Family Favourites for $2.99 (1h 30m).

Here’s the upcoming movie every Saturday morning at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites at $2.99 each:

September 2017:

  • Saturday September 16, 2017: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Saturday September 23, 2017: The Princess Bride
  • Saturday September 30, 2017: Boss Baby


The Home Depot Canada FREE Workshops for Kids: Build a Pencil Holder, Saturday, September 9

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has a new FREE workshops available today!  today FREE workshops includes: Kids Workshops – Build a Pencil Holder

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, weve got a special workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own pencil holder. Children must be between the ages of 5-12 and must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit.

 FREE workshops is valid today, Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

To book your slot at a workshop, contact your local Home Depot location. You have to book one day on advance to be able to attend this event

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