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    Edmonton is taking a serious look at its proofreading policies after multiple grammatical errors were found on a city sign.

    The sign was promoting municipal land for sale, but it read, “Multi Family Opertunity.”

    This not only spells the word opportunity wrong, but it is also missing the hyphen between the words multi and family. The sign was located near the Belvedere LRT station.

    A Twitter user soon noticed the error and tweeted a photo of it to Mayor Don Iveson, who responded with a ‘sigh’, the Huffington Post reported.

    At first it only appeared that there was some grammatical mistakes to correct, but it turns out both the web address and the company phone number were also incorrect.

    The web address ends in .ab, when it

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  • B.C. dad gets 'monster spray' so his daughter can fall sleep at night

    Instructions: Spray around bedroom at night before bedtime

    (Photo: Reddit)(Photo: Reddit)One father found a cute way to keep the monsters under the bed away from his little girl. The remedy is “monster spray” and it can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart. 

    The dad from Sooke, British Colombia, walked into a local Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy with a spray bottle and asked for some labels to go with it for his daughter Mya, BuzzFeed reports.

    The photo of the ‘monster spray’ was posted on Reddit showing the bottle with custom made Shoppers Drug Mart stickers meant to help children fend off the scary creatures for a good night’s sleep.

    The instructions read: “Spray around bedroom at night and before bedtime and repeat if needed.” The additional labels say to shake the bottle well and the other, warns the spray may cause a drowsiness or dizziness.

    The father came into the store with some examples of ‘monster sprays’ he found online and asked if they could make something similar for his daughter. 

    Dee Vivian was the pharmacy technician at the time and was more than happy to oblige

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  • Getting that picture-perfect selfie with your furry friend isn’t easy when they are more than likely to be distracted to even look at the camera. 

    But one Kickstarter project may just have found the perfect solution to grab your dog’s attention long enough to snap that perfect photo.

    Jason Hernandez from San Diego, California, has come up with a simple attachment that can be used on any smartphone and in theory it keeps your dog’s gaze on the camera allowing you to take a few pictures.

    The Pooch Selfie uses a mount that holds a tennis ball, which fits on top of your phone. 

    (Photo: Facebook / Pooch Selfie)(Photo: Facebook / Pooch Selfie)
    “Pooch Selfie does exactly what it is suppose to do in holding a dog’s attention,” Hernandez told boredpanda.com. “It doesn’t change who the dog is, so if you have a bad dog, you have a bad dog.”

    The gadget is designed to “take advantage of a dog’s natural draw and focus to a tennis ball.”

    If your dog gets restless, the Pooch Selfie ball is squeaky and removable so that you can play fetch with them and regain their

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  • It’s not easy being green, especially if you get suspended for it.

    An eight-year-old girl showed up to her New Jersey elementary school in a shirt that was deemed to be the wrong colour. As a result, she received a one-day suspension.

    Her mother told WTXF-TV that Kylie was sent home from Winslow Township Elementary School No. 4 for wearing a kelly green polo shirt.

    According to the school’s dress code, students must only wear shirts or blouses that are white, dark green or navy. 

    Being several shades off was considered a violation of the code, which states “school attire can influence a pupil’s behavior and potentially impact the academic environment.”

    “My child messed up, I messed it up for my child, and she be suspended next time for it, but to suspend a child over the shade of a shirt. I found it a little ridiculous," she told the station.

    Another woman told the station that her grandson was also suspended for wearing the wrong shade of blue, which she said he had worn to school

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  • Noise complaints are one of the more tedious tasks handled by the police. But what happens if the cops are the ones responsible for the noise?

    In Swindon, UK, the police had to apologize for blaring their sirens for completely non-emergency reasons. The officers were blaring their horns in an attempt to distinguish whether the sound they omit was “nee-nah” or “woo-woo.” 

    The inquiry came from school children the officers were visiting as part of a presentation. The police force later took to Facebook to apologized for the noise disruption with the following message.

    Apologies to anyone in the Haydonleigh area who may have been disturbed by our sirens yesterday morning – the PCSOs were at the Primary School having a very important debate with the new Reception Year children about whether they go nee-nah or woo-woo.

    Our thanks to the teachers and pupils from the Robins, Puffins and Duckling classes for being so attentive to our ‘People Who Help Us’ talk, we were very impressed by your

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  • Crazy Indians Brotherhood deal in good deeds in Saskatoon

    'Our main objective is to help those who cannot help themselves'

    (Photo: Facebook / Crazy Indians Brotherhood)(Photo: Facebook / Crazy Indians Brotherhood)
    A new chapter of the ‘Crazy Indians Brotherhood’ has formed in Saskatoon and their leather-clad members are certainly no ‘Sons of Anarchy.’ 

    Rather than drugs and guns, the CIB deal in good deeds.

    “We’re going to do lots for the community and show these younger people what it is to grow up here in Saskatoon and how to be a better man,” one of the founding members of the Saskatoon branch, Chris Martell, told CBC News.

    (Photo: Facebook / Crazy Indians Brotherhood)(Photo: Facebook / Crazy Indians Brotherhood)Despite their biker-gang appearance, the similarities between the CIB and organized crime ends there, the broadcaster reports. 

    The CIB was founded in 2007 and consider themselves a support group for Aboriginal and Metis men looking to put some distance between them and life in a gang, according to The Manitoban.

    “It was done with the idea of basically helping ex-gang members get out of the gangs and start living a better life, like finding jobs,” a CIB member told the Winnipeg Free Press in 2013.

    “A lot of us, when we got out of the penal system, we were forced back into

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  • Everyone likes getting a surprise care package, but a nearly 24 pound case of marijuana crashing through the roof of your carport is probably not the ‘care’ most people would be hoping for.

    That’s exactly what happened to one family in Nogales, Arizona three weeks ago.

    Maya Donnelly said she woke up early on the morning of September 8 to what sounded like thunder but went back to sleep when her husband dismissed the sounds as just that, thunder, according to the Associated Press.

    Donnelly said when she finally got out of bed later in the morning and went to her carport she got quite the surprise – first seeing wood splinters on the ground, and then a case with 23.8 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $13,000 CAD sitting in her dog’s crate, according to the Nogales International.

    “I went out to investigate, and sure enough, I looked up to see the hole, and then my eyes trailed down and the big dog’s house was destroyed,” she told the paper. “It made a hole in that hard plastic

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  • A four-year-old boy was kept from school on Monday because his mother was concerned after he was told writing with his left hand is “evil.”

    Oklahoma native Alisha Sands was appalled with an article she received from her son Zayde’s teacher last week, which called left-handedness “unlucky” and “evil,” she tells Oklahoma’s KFOR news.

    While the young boy was doing homework last week, Alisha noticed he was writing with his right hand, instead of his natural left, which she is as well.

    “I just asked ‘is there anything his teachers ever asked about his hands?’ And he raises this one and says this one’s bad,” Sands tells KFOR.

    This prompted Sands to write to Zayde’s teacher, with his teacher responding with the article.

    Sands tells KFOR that it’s heartbreaking to think that someone actually believes her child is evil because of the hand he writes with.

    She went to the superintendent with the article, but no action was taken towards the teacher.

    KFOR tried to get in touch for a comment and

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  • Parents beware: Don't let people kiss your children on their mouths.Parents beware: Don't let people kiss your children on their mouths.

    A British woman is reaching out to other parents to warn them of the potential dangers of letting people kiss their new born babies, after she had a close call with her own daughter.

    Claire Henderson, a new mother from Doncaster, England, shared the shocking photos on Facebook on September 16.  She also shared how a person with no visible cold sores transmitted the virus to her baby Brooke by giving the newborn a kiss, Buzzfeed reports.

    Henderson also wrote: ‘Please share this with every new mum and pregnant woman you know… COLD SORES CAN BE FATAL FOR A BABY.  Before three months old, a baby cannot fight the herpes virus. If a baby contracts this it can cause liver and brain damage and lead to death.’

    The visitor, who was in contact with Brooke, carried the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), which causes cold sores.  It can be contracted through oral contact. 

    It wasn’t until a few nights later that Henderson noticed the signs, but luckily she had heard about the severity of cold sores

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  • Adorable two-year-old struggles to blow out his birthday candle

    His dad comes up with a quck solution

    No birthday is complete without a delicious piece of dessert and blowing out your candles and making a wish. In this case, it was beautifully decorated chocolate cupcake with extra vanilla icing and sprinkles. But unfortunately, the birthday boy isn’t able to get his hands onto his cupcake, because he can’t blow out his candle.

    “Our son was having some trouble blowing out his birthday candle,” explains Ashleigh Williamson on her YouTube page.

    The little boy diligently continues to try and blow his candle out, but his efforts went unfulfilled.

    After the third unsuccessful attempt and a very disheartened look on the little boy’s face, his father was quick to come up with a solution.

    His dad rushes off camera and grabs a straw for the boy to try blowing through and it worked. 

    The excited look on the little boy’s face once he finally gets his candle out is priceless.

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