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So tomorrow is “Black Friday” which means people will be heading to the mall and basically any store which will be offering up those incredible deals. Most of us tend to gravitate towards “electronic gadgets” and “big screen TV’s” but other items will be drastically reduced to kick off the Christmas Shopping.

My wife and I are already at loggerheads over what we should add to the “Salmon&...
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"As God as my witness..." 26/11/2015 09:24

It was one of the funniest moments in TV I had ever seen

That, and when Mary Tyler Moore couldn't stop laughing during Chuckles the Clown's funeral

"A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants..."

oh, and ALL the Ca...
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Grey Cup game=mixed emotions 26/11/2015 09:16

When your team is not in it, it’s sometimes tough to find a team to cheer for in the Grey Cup. And since my Winnipeg Blue Bombers are hosting the big game and not playing on Sunday, my allegiances, temporarily at least, have to turn elsewhere. First off, I have to say, I like all 9 CFL teams. Although the Hamilton Tiger Cats, after having injured Bombers quarterback Drew Willy not once, but twice this season, slid way down the list of teams I would root for. As a matter of fac...
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Turkey Day in the U.S.A. 25/11/2015 09:45

First off, I’d like to wish anyone from the U.S. side of the border or anyone who’s originally from the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving. I have to say, as much as we love our Thanksgiving here in Canada, they do it right in the U.S. of A.

While we do get to view the beautiful colours of fall for our Thanksgiving, and no one is complaining about a Monday off in October, the American version of the holiday blows ours out of the water. Sure, most of u...
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The creepy Christmas tradition returns... 24/11/2015 09:53

Sure, parenting is a tuff, thankless job...but it does have its benefits

It lets you tap into your creative, twisted side...and if you're lucky, your kids will inherit this unique view of the world.

OR, you'll scar them for life.

It's a coin toss.

Here's hoping I don't cost my kids thousands in therapy

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STEP FORWARD MR.UGLY 2015 23/11/2015 10:18

Let the trumpets sound, let the curtain rise so we can see this years winner. Usually when you hear that you think to yourself, “Alright who won what superficial competition” Well this year it was close but congratulations to a Mr.Sere of Zimbabwe who is this years.. “ MR.UGLY WINNER OF 2015”

Every year in this South African Country 30 or so men compete for this prestigious title for a grand prize of $500. This years competitio...
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THANK YOU!! 23/11/2015 09:38

Once again, our furrever friends were helped out by the generosity of the Niagara community

I just wanted to say THANK YOU on their behalf

The Annual Welland SPCA Christmas Dinner auction was held over the weekend and thanks to your generous donations and support along with the amazing volunteer crew...
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Revenge for a Hall of Famer 23/11/2015 09:09

The Ottawa RedBlacks, in just their second year of existence, are off to the Grey Cup game in Winnipeg this Sunday, where they’ll meet the West Division champion Edmonton Eskimos in the 103rd edition of the CFL championship game. The RedBlacks advanced with a dramatic win over the Hamilton Tiger Cats on Sunday in the nation’s capital, thanks to a 93 yard touchdown play from quarterback Henry Burris to receiver Greg Ellingson, both , ironically,...
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Welland LOVES a Parade! 22/11/2015 10:02

Met up with good Buddy Chuck LaFleur yesterday afternoon at the corner of Wellington and Main St. East. We were doing the honours, and waving and smiling at the assembled multitudes, getting ready for the WELLAND Santa Claus Parade to begin.

Chuck and I, being the great creative decorators that some claim us to be, busily pasted and taped Christmas decorations all over the Giant FM Cruiser. We had lots of Scotch tape left over, which we tried to apply to each other'...
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The real-life version of "The Notebook" 19/11/2015 09:21

You may have heard, the parents of former CFL stars Doug and Darren Flutie both passed away in Florida on Wednesday. According to reports, the father, Dick , died of a heart attack, and less than an hour later, the mom, Joan, died of a heart attack as well.
While this is a tragic and sad story, it’s also about as heartwarming as anything I’ve heard in a long, long time. Now we’re not sure if Mrs. Flutie had a pre-exist...
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No words? How about a song... 18/11/2015 09:59

Sometimes in life, you have a hard time expressing yourself

What's a girl to do?

Write a song!

OK, I'm no songwiter, but thankfully...there are many people who are

Since they are humans too, we may share the same feelings on I turn to their music and lyrics to express myself.&l...
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This past Saturday I had the pleasure of driving the Giant FM “Christmas Cruiser” in the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade. As I was “duct taping” all the ornaments on to the side of the vehicle, I started thinking about all the processions I’ve been involved in throughout the years and most importantly, the adventures.

I recall driving in one where even though I was traveling very slowly, I nearly hit a group of...
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Tis' the season to drive your better half loopy 17/11/2015 09:27

I’m not trying to scare you or bum you out, but can you believe it, Christmas Day is 5 weeks from this Friday!!!!

Are you feeling it yet? I have to admit, my wife and I are. O.K., maybe I am a little more than she is right about now. I think I already started driving her a little nutty when we were putting up our mountain of indoor Christmas decorations on the weekend.
I actually bought a stuffed Santa a few years ago. Press his finger and he fart...
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Did you know this was a thing? 16/11/2015 12:30

I'm not a big fan of vegetables, apparently I'm not the only one

Time now for today's episode of....



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Years and years ago I remember a friend of mine asking if I believed in “the devil” at that time I recall saying something along the lines of, “no not really I just think some people are just wired differently.” I no longer feel that way after what transpired in Paris,France. I started leaning towards the “evil one” scenario after 9-11 but even then I wasn’t quite on board. After learning that these twenty...
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It's really about the KIDS. 15/11/2015 09:58

It has been awhile since I fit the description, but I retain vivid memories of my own childhood. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, and memories of wandering in the woods and biking the rural roads are some of the still fresh thoughts that I still carry with me daily.

It was great to be a kid, and I had a fun, free childhood. I explored the outdoors, and went to a 6 room schoolhouse with a real bell that actually rang to summon us to classes. The school was built in...
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RnR Saturday Night! 14/11/2015 19:14

Here we go! Got a great show lined up tonight. Email me for a shout out!

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