Seeing stars, not cars, when you Roll up the Rim? Turns out it’s just a misprint. A Halifax man thought he was entitled to a grand prize after he rolled up and only saw a row of stars under the rim, but a phone call to Tim Hortons’ head office quickly cleared things up. ‘Basically, it’s either just the beginning or end of a print run when the machines run out of ink, and that’s basically what happened,’ spokesperson Michelle Robichaud said.
Playing with Barbie won’t get you a dream house: It turns out the doll might damage career aspirations. Psychology professor Eileen Zurbriggen gave a group of young girls two different toys to play with, a Barbie doll and a Mr. Potato Head. After they played with the dolls for several minutes, the girls were shown pictures of workplaces and asked if they thought they could do the job when they got older, or whether a boy was more capable. Check out the results below:
No snoozin’, all boozin’: Montreal’s mayor is considering a 6 a.m. closing time for bars. Denis Coderre said the current 3 a.m. closing time often causes security issues and noise problems when too many people head home at the same time. But Coderre said that in certain situations where bars have remained open all night, like for Nuit Blanche, he’s been impressed by how Montrealers behaved.
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Suspended over a sandwich? When a toddler brought a cheese sandwich to an Ottawa daycare, she was put in ‘time out’ (suspended) because of the businesses’ no outside food policy. Earlier this year, another child was suspended for bringing in a cucumber. ‘I thought it was a joke,’ her father Randy Murray said. ‘I smiled, but nobody else was smiling.’
Russian soldiers training in Canada have been given 24 hours to leave the country. Nine Russian soldiers have been expelled from the country after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that all planned bilateral activities between the two militaries have been suspended. This comes just a day after lawmakers in Crimea voted unanimously to leave Ukraine and join Russia.