Snow, doughnuts and Monopoly - it must be winter
The Rundown returns, with news of the new doughnut at Tim Hortons, the promise of a streamlined Oscar presentation, a library book returned after 55 years, and a change in Monopoly tokens, as voted on by fans of the board game.
Elsewhere this week:
Never mind why the chicken crossed the road, how about why a moose does it?
Canada is increasingly being used as the testing ground for new mobile games and apps.
The family of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali dismissed reports he was near death.
Canadian baby boomers are not as healthy as they think they are, according to a poll.
The Conference Board of Canada says Canada is slipping when it comes to dealing with societal issues such as poverty and inequality.
The average Canadian’s consumer debt load spiked to record levels at the end of last year.
In what may become a trend, a ‘sleep studio’ has opened in Vienna. Customers pay $15 for a 30-minute power nap.
Pakistan plans to build a theme park near the town where Osama bin Laden was killed.
In Japan, A member of the popular girl band AKB48 shaved her head and issued a tearful videotaped apology after contravening the band management’s no-dating rule.
A major snowstorm was pounding Southern Ontario as the week came to a close.
A year from now, the Winter Olympics will be underway in Sochi, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has decried the construction delays and cost overruns but 80 per cent of the facilities are said to be completed. Canada’s medal hopefuls were in the spotlight this week as part of the countdown to Sochi.