Apart from our favourite inmates at Litchfield making a return on June 9, there are a number of other much anticipated releases coming to Netflix Canada this month. Movies that I’m most excited about (*cough 13 Going on 30) may not be classically defined as “good film”, but that’s the whole fun of Netflix. Popping on your guilty pleasures with a fresh popped bag of popcorn and just ‘chilling’ until that not so friendly pop-up pauses your streaming and asks, with a hint of judgement, “are you still watching?”
Here’s a list of shows and movies that you can get lost in over the month of June:
13 Going on 30
Amelia – A Tale of Two Sisters
The Birth of a Nation
Homeland (season 5)
Jackie – A Tale of Two Sisters
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson
Kate and Mim-Mim (season 2)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
The Mitfords – A Tale of Two Sisters
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
West Coast Customs (season 3)
You’re Not You
Chelsea (season 2)
Flaked (season 2)
Blue Gold: American Jeans
War on Everyone
TURN: Washington’s Spies (season 3)
The Eyes of My Mother
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (season 2, part B; new episodes weekly)
Health Canada is investigating three cases of burns that have been allegedly reported to be caused by the use of Banana Boat sunscreen product. The three reported cases are just the last ones to come in over the past few weeks, though the federal agency said they have received a total of nine complaints about the company’s product.
The agency released a statement saying that:
“To date, Health Canada has received nine adverse reaction reports involving Banana Boat products as suspected products. Four of the reports were for Banana Boat products for kids and three were for Banana Boat Baby. The other two reports were for adult products,” said Renelle Briand, a Health Canada spokesperson.
Health Canada has advised parents to go to the adverse reactions database to fill out a product complaint form should they find that they’re child present any strange symptoms after using Banana Boat product.
There is one case that has yet to be registered with Health Canada’s investigation, and it’s coming from a mother in Quebec who says that her son suffered second-degree burns from the application of one of Banana Boat’s products.
In her Facebook post, Caroline Morneau described how her nine-month-old son developed blisters on his skin after the application of a Banana Boat sunscreen. She alleges that the sunscreen product was at fault and after taking him to his paediatrician she was able to confirm that her child had succumbed to second-degree chemical burns.
Rebecca Cannon, another mother who made a public post on Facebook about her child’s reaction to the sunscreen product, has said that her daughter’s dermatologist confirmed that one-year-old Kayla had incurred second-degree caustic burns – better known as chemical burns.
Banana Boat has come out to say that they acknowledge that there has been some “discussion” about their product, but that they want to assure the public that their product goes through rigorous testing. They posted on their Facebook page asking that if anyone has any issues with their product that they reach out to the company and let them know about their concerns either by email or by phone at 1-888-786-8477.
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, made an announcement on Tuesday about raising the minimum wage that has since shook the province with both positive and negative feedback. The Premier said that she plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 2019. This increase will be phased in over the next 18 months, with the first increase to $14 an hour coming in January 2018 and then the extra dollar an hour would be phased in by the following year.
After this increase, the minimum wage will rise annually according to inflation.
Ontario will be the second province in the country to raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour, with Alberta being the first province to make the jump into the next bracket of minimum wage payment.
This wage increase is part of a larger plan from the Wynne government, all under the umbrella of the legislation called, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.
In this act, part-time workers and contract workers will be required to be given a minimum vacation entitlement of three weeks for workers who have been with an employer for five years or more. In addition to this added vacation time, employees would also be entitled to 10 personal emergency days a year, with a minimum of two of those days being paid.
For small businesses, arguably the ones who will be hurt the most by this announcement, this increase in the minimum wage marks a change that could add the average Ontario restaurant an extra $47,000 a year.
This June, instead of rushing to the Eaton Centre to update your summer wardrobe, consider dropping by one of these warehouse sales taking place in Toronto throughout the city.
We’ve rounded up some of the best places to shop the biggest designer discounts in unsuspecting locations. But keep in mind that a lot of these sales will only be available for a limited time (sometimes just one weekend!) So mark your calendars off and get ready to do some big shopping this June.
June 1-4: True Religion Warehouse Sale (International Centre Hall)
June 1-4: The Kooples (533 College Street)
June 1-10: Lipson Shirts Warehouse Sale (190 Norseman Street)
June 2-25: Samtack Warehouse Sale (455 Gibraltar Drive)
June 2-4: Inaria Activewear Sale (INARIA warehouse)
June 9-11: Wolverine Shoe Warehouse Sale (6225 Millcreek Drive)
June 9-11: Estee Lauder Mac Warehouse Sale (Markham Fairgrounds)
June 21-25: OPM warehouse sale (400 Harry Walker Parkway)
June 23-26: Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse Sale 2017 (135 Wendell Ave)
IKEA Canada has some great sales in each store every Wednesday, also known as Wacky Wednesday! The following list includes the IKEA Canada Wacky Wednesday deals and sales that will be valid on Wednesday May 31, 2017.
Check out the list below before you visit your local IKEA store to take advantage of the savings! If your location has yet to be announced, stay tuned for more details! It’s a 1-day only sale and limited to the stock available.
Toys R Us Canada has FREE Family Events in June. The Toys R Us June 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.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Summer Kick-Off Play Day:
Despicable Me 3 (MEGA Construx)!
Twozies and Dragon Club Giveaways!
Hasbro Flip Challenge
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Cars 3 Pit Stop Play Day:
Visit each pit stop to play with the hottest CARS 3 toys and pick-up your FREE Toys”R”Us exclusive Die-cast Collector Poster!
Saturday, June 24, 2017 All Day Event (while supplies last): Canada 150th Anniversary Celabration:
Ohhhhh CANADA! Come out and celebrate Canada with “Us” with specially themed giveaways, eh?!
PLUS, receive a $10 Savings Card when you spend $50 or more (before taxes) on anything in-store.
Friday, June 30, 2017 All Day Event (while supplies last): Schools Out! Report Card Event:
Bring your little ones and their report cards on Saturday June 30th for the Toys”R”Us graduation stamp
and receive a FREE Back to Summer $5 Shopping Card!
Thursday, June 1st to Thursday, June 8th, 2017, Shimmer and Shine Gift with Purchase:
FREE Shimmer and Shine Bracelet when you spend $20 or more (before taxes) on ANY Shimmer & Shine products.
Friday, June 16th to Thursday, June 29th, 2017 (while supplies last), Despicable Me 3 Cineplex Movie Voucher:
Receive a FREE Despicable Me 3 Cineplex Child Movie Voucher* when you spend $30 or more (before taxes) on ANY Despicable Me 3 products.
Three Dolphins Wholesale is recalling L.A. Lucky brand Sweet Basil Seed from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold from Three Dolphins Wholesale, 4801 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia.
What you should do
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
Graco Canada released a Safety Advisory in Canada today stating that some of the My Ride convertible car seats manufactured in the summer of 2014 and sold in Canada afterwards are being recalled due to not meeting some of Transport Canada’s standards.
The release comes after a test that showed that the car seat’s restraints did not perform to industry standards during a simulated car crash scenario. The specific requirement that the restraints did not meet was their breaking strength was not in accordance with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213.
If you purchased one of these car seats, Graco is going to be providing free replacement kits with new harness restraints and instructions on how to install these restraints. The site says that you can continue using your Graco My Ride car seat in the time being before receiving your new installation kit.
To find out if your My Ride convertible car seat is part of the recall, you can go to this link and check to see if your model number, date of manufacture and webbing tag code match the affected car seats.
The addictive and exploding with viral popularity Fidget toys are definitely the ‘it’ toy of the summer if not for 2017. The toys can be used for controlling stress or aiding in focusing your attention, and they are suitable for both children and adults – though I’ve more commonly seen them used by kids and teens.
Here’s a roundup of where you can find these hot toys and at what prices they can be bought for:
KFC Canada is stepping up their summertime snack game! KFC has unveiled their newest summer 2017 offering and it’s going to be perfect for walking around the city or the beach, as it’s a handheld Kentucky Flatbread Sandwich.
The sandwich will come in two options, one regular and the other spicy, but both will feature an original recipe chicken tender, lettuce, and either spicy mayo or pepper mayo.
Here’s the price breakdown of how you can order these delicious and convenient sandwiches:
$5 Fill up, includes Kentucky Flatbread Sandwich, individual Popcorn, Individual Fries, 355ml Drink & Chocolate Chunk Cookie
$9 Kentucky Flatbread Mighty Bucket For One, includes 2 PC Chicken, individual Popcorn, Kentucky Flatbread Sandwich, Individual fries, Individual Salad, 355ml Drink & Cookie
$2.50 Kentucky Flatbread Sandwich (regular or spicy) individual