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Roll Up Yer ̷K̷i̷l̷t̷ Rim Tae Win, Laddie

One of Canada’s most iconic commercials brands is UK-bound. Tim Horton’s will reportedly open its first British outlet next month in Glasgow, Scotland, with plans to subsequently expand across the United Kingdom. We don’t for a minute doubt the brand’s

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Glen Campbell Says Goodbye in Song

Despite being in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, country music superstar Glen Campbell has a farewell album due for release later this spring. Recording of the album “Adios” began after Campbell was diagnosed in 2011, and includes collaborations with

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Hudson Fire Department Shave To Save Is BACK!

The Hudson Volunteer Fire Department’s 4th annual Shave to Save is fast approaching, and chief organizer (and cancer survivor) Andrew Dumas joined us in-studio to talk about this year’s event, which includes a gala dinner sponsored by one of the

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RIP To The Sultan Of Insults And Merchant Of Venom

Thirty-eight years ago, I was rummaging through the miscellaneous comedy records bin at Sam the Record Man in Toronto when I came across a record called “Don Rickles Speaks”. It was recorded in 1969 and stands today as a testament

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Spring Into Wellness With The West Island Cancer Wellness Center

  “Cancer wellness” sounds like a contradiction in terms, but the West Island Cancer Wellness Center believes in improving the health and well-being of people living with cancer by addressing their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.  To that end, the

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Pepsi P***es Off Everyone

In these polarized political times, it takes a Herculean effort to outrage both sides in the culture wars, but Pepsi managed to pull off the near-impossible with its tone-deaf ad featuring Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner. The two-and-a-half minute video

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The Pipes Are Calling

The stirring spectacle of the massed pipes and drums at the Bell Center is only five days away and takes on added significance this year as Canada marks the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, where historians say our national identity

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Vimy Ridge 100 Years Later

It was our great pleasure and privilege to welcome Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Robinson into the Jewel studios to talk about the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, where historians say Canada’s nationhood was forged in the fire 50 years after Confederation. Colin

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Drake’s New Digs Coming Together

Canadian hip hop artist Drake is sparing no expense on his new hometown digs. A drone video of the mansion under construction in Toronto’s exclusive Bridal Path district shows an estate comparable to a moderately-sized hospital or legislative building. The

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The Authentic Bachelor

Tom Whelan and I have decided there’s not enough reality in reality television. None of the bachelors we know is as impossibly handsome and successful as the stars of The Bachelor, nor are they pursued by a gaggle of attractive

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Easter Brunch At The Bijou

  Here’s a novel solution for Easter Sunday dinner: a brunch so boundless and satisfying that you won’t need to eat for the rest of the day. Bijou Resto-Bar in the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is putting on an

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Living It Up With The Seniors

I don’t know about you, but when I think seniors residences, I think shuffleboard, TV and a card table – or at least I did until I learned about what’s planned for the Chartwell le Prescott residence under construction in

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2017 Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Bigger and Better Than Ever

Led by Grand Marshal PJ Stock, the Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade went next level, with the most participants and the biggest crowd in the event’s eight year history.  As ever, the Jewel 106.7 FM was privileged to be involved

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St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast With The Boys – Join Us!

Well, here we are on the cusp of the one day of the year when you have an excuse for showing up to work with liquor on your breath (unless you’re a sommelier, in which case it’s practically mandatory).  We’ll

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2017 Irishman Of The Year

Congratulations to Father Roland Demers of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Hudson, who’s been named  2017 Hudson Irishman of the Year and will be front and center for the parade this Saturday and other St. Patrick’s Day festivities.  Father Demers

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