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No Ordinary Juke Box
It will play all of your favorite songs from 1950 through 1982. Each year has a scroll or drop down box that shows all the great songs for that year. Most years have over 40 songs.
Once you click on a song it will play and when it finishes it automatically plays the next song in the list and continues until it has played all the songs.
It has a volume control which you should use in conjunction with your computers volume control.
One of the best features is that it will play in the background.
There is also Christmas Music, Movie Themes, Show Tunes and lots of other categories.
This Jukebox plays any popular song from 1950 through 1982. Something for everyone to enjoy.
There are three new mortgage rules coming into force on April 19, as announced on February 16 by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
#1 – Minimum down payment requirements for non-owner-occupied homes will increase to 20 per cent from five per cent, and the way that rental income is considered has been scaled back from a maximum 80 per cent offset to 50 per cent added to income.
#2 – All borrowers will have to meet qualification standards for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage even if they choose a mortgage with a lower interest rate and shorter term.
#3 – The maximum amount Canadians can withdraw when refinancing their mortgages will be reduced from 95 per cent to 90 per cent of the value of their homes.
(Apr 14, 2010)
The 905 will adopt a triple identity by 2013.
The CRTC announced yesterday the 905 area — which covers Hamilton, Halton and Niagara as well as cities in the regions of Peel, York and Durham — is set to become the first region in Canada with a third area code.
It acquired a dual identity when the area code 289 was sprung on it in 2001.
The third area code will be 365.
According to the Canadian Numbering Administrator, a group that reports to the CRTC, and a consortium of phone carriers, the third area code is being added because the 905 region is expected to run out of telephone numbers by March 2014.
Rapid growth in the suburban regions and rising use of wireless devices are cited as reasons.
Each area code has a potential of about 7.5 million unique phone numbers. Certain numbers, such as those beginning with 911 or 666, are deemed unusable.
Dr. Shauna Brail, of the Urban Studies Centre at University of Toronto, said people associate qualities with area codes.
Telephone numbers beginning with 647 or 289, for example, may lead to the assumption that the phone’s owner is a newcomer, and Toronto area code 416 is often associated with more liberal political views.
Some, Brail said, may resist a new area code because they find it confusing, others simply because they don’t like change.
“It seems kind of traumatic to add on a whole new area code, but I think people are resilient and eventually, they do adjust,” she said.
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The Hamilton Spectator
DUNDAS (Apr 5, 2010)
The campaign organizers that propelled Dundas to win this year’s Kraft Hockeyville title celebrated the victory the same way the journey began — with a game of road hockey.
Only this time, next to a communal bag of Oreo cookies was the Hockeyville trophy.
The community’s love of hockey was the inspiration to participate. There are 22 boys under 12 on Sunrise Crescent and all play hockey, or will play when they are old enough. Basking in the glow of the win, some suggested the street should be renamed Hockeyville Way.
With its Gotta Be Dundas campaign, the Valley Town beat out more than 250 small Canadian communities, making the top 12 and then top five and then finally being named winners Saturday after securing 1,066,855 votes registered online.
More than 2,000 people packed into J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena to watch the announcement on Hockey Night in Canada. As 2010 winners the 60-year-old arena will get $100,000 toward a facelift to make way for an NHL pre-season game between the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators on Sept. 28.
“We were standing there counting down the numbers from fifth place and when it got to the top two and (NHL commissioner) Gary Bettman had the envelope, people were going crazy,” said Barry Forth, co-chairperson of the Dundas Hockeyville campaign.
“Then he said Dundas is Kraft Hockeyville … it was pretty awesome.”
With little sleep, and losing his voice slightly, adrenalin kept Forth and the community going yesterday.
Sporting a yellow-and-blue Gotta Be Dundas hockey jersey that hung past his knees, Forth’s son Oliver, who will be two in June, had a cookie-smeared smile yesterday.
With a miniature hockey stick in hand he hit the orange road hockey ball and scored. This is what the win is all about.
For cochair Leslie Watson the real beneficiaries of the win will be kids like her 6-year-old son Matthew who will have the memories and the revamped arena to play in.
The arena will come in serious use as the town of 25,000, has roughly 700 children registered in minor hockey.
Watson was the one who signed Dundas up for the challenge. She first signed the town up in 2009, but only three weeks before the competition began.
This year they had momentum from 2009 and what Watson called the “apprentice moment” when she asked Forth to help and he said he would “make some calls.”
Both Forth and Watson say use of social media, including Facebook, was a huge reason their campaign garnered so much attention and so many votes. Businesses, schools, politicians, the whole community was on board.
Dundas has the largest population of the five finalists and its proximity to an urban centre also helped garner more votes as residents from across Hamilton participated.
No one yet knows what the renovations will look like, but Watson said she hopes it will not only improve the facility but commemorate the moment for the kids in the community.
Forth hopes part of the money will go to a new sound system. The Hockeyville organizers will come by to survey the property in a couple weeks.
Tickets to that preseason game will be a hot commodity, but it has not yet been made clear how they will be distributed. The arena has 980 seats, and Forth said it’s not likely there will be the time or space to expand. The tickets will be free, but they will not be first come, first served, he said. In the past the Hockeyville organizers have done a lottery.
Hamilton may not be getting its own NHL team, at least not for the time being, but the preseason game is something that community members may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger said it was interesting to watch NHL commissioner Gary Bettman award Dundas Hockeyville, and by extension Hamilton.
The win shows the level of interest and commitment to hockey in the Greater Hamilton community, he said.
“That file is still on my desk,” Eisenberger said, adding that he still believes there could be an NHL team in Hamilton.
He was at the arena where the win was announced Saturday night and said he was impressed with the level of community spirit.
As if the Hockeyville crown wasn’t enough, the Dundas Real McCoys beat Kenora 4-1 in Thunder Bay on Saturday to advance to the Allan Cup in senior men’s hockey. It’s the third straight year Dundas has reached the championship.
Beth Wallace doesn’t have any personal connection to hockey, but loves to watch the kids on her street play and relished in the opportunity to back her community.
“Maybe there’s the next Wayne Gretzky,” she said, as little Oliver scampered by.
While undergoing dialysis treatment Wallace said she sat for four hours voting, hanging up and redialling to vote again. Over the final days of voting, she guessed she voted over one thousand times.
Congratulations were extended by Kraft Canada president Dino Bianco, and NHLPA chief of business affairs Mike Ouellet.
The four runner-up communities — Bishop’s Falls, N.L., (928,004 votes), Stanstead, Que., (222,517), Cranbrook, B.C., (786,165) and Lawrencetown , N.S., (723,571) will receive $25,000 each in arena upgrade money from Kraft Canada.