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BT live from Deerhurst Resort

Winston Sih | posted Friday, Oct 11th, 2013

On the Road: Deerhurst Resort

Breakfast Television was live from Huntsville, Ont., at Deerhurst Resort Friday morning as Dina Pugliese, Frank Ferragine, and the BT crew took the show on the road.

Follow along with us on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #BTdeerhurst, and if you joined us on location, email us your pictures at comments@bttoronto.ca.

Take a look below to follow along with the show’s live chat, as well as on-location photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes clips, and more!

Live chat transcript (For a mobile-friendly version, click here):

Alice Munro wins prestigious Nobel Prize for literature

CityNews | posted Thursday, Oct 10th, 2013

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Author Alice Munro of Clinton, Ontario, has won the Nobel Prize for literature.

The 82-year-old becomes the 110th Nobel laureate in literature and the first Canadian-based writer to secure the honour.

She also becomes only the 13th woman to receive the distinction.

 

 

Considered one of the world’s greatest living writers of short stories, Munro last published the 2012 collection Dear Life.

That book won the Ontario-born writer her third Trillium Book Award.

She has also previously won the Man Booker International Prize for her entire body of work, as well as two Scotiabank Giller Prizes, three Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the inaugural Marian Engel Award and the American National Book Critics Circle Award.

She had been considered a perennial contender for the Nobel prize in literature, with British-based betting company Ladbrokes positioning her as the second-most likely recipient this year behind Japanese master Haruki Murakami.

Among Munro’s celebrated works are her 1968 debut Dance of the Happy Shades, 1986′sThe Progress of Love, 2004′s Runaway and 1978′s Who Do You Think You Are?

Past winners include such literature luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Hesse, T.S. Eliot and Toni Morrison, with the last three prizes being awarded to Chinese writer Mo Yan, Sweden’s Tomas Transtromer and Spanish scribe Mario Vargas Llosa. Canadian-born, American-raised writer Saul Bellow won in 1976.

The award money fluctuates, but in 2012 the monetary value of the prize was 8,000,000 Swedish krona (roughly C$1.3 million).

With files from The Canadian Press and CityNews.ca.

Cityline celebrates Tracy Moore’s 1000th show

Cityline | posted Tuesday, Oct 8th, 2013

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She’s done it all — from interviewing celebs (hello, Oprah!), to cooking with the 3 Chefs, to admiring the latest styles with our Fashion Friday stylists, to helping our decor experts with their DIY projects — and she’s done it with grace and poise. (Although Trace would probably laugh to read that.)

Tracy Moore and Cityline are celebrating her 1000th show as host with Canada’s longest running and most successful daytime show for women in Canadian history.  She was on Breakfast Television Tuesday to celebration this momentous occasion.

The crew at Cityline was able to sneak in a few surprises for her big day, including  getting their beloved viewers to share congratulatory messages, memories, and photos.

While Tracy wasn’t looking, their producers also shot video messages from some of the show’s amazing roster of guest experts.

Watch below as she stopped by Breakfast Television this morning, and see the full episode of the Cityline special.  Plus, check out Tracy’s favourite moments and the behind-the-scenes photos from the show taping here.

From everyone at BT, congratulations, Tracy!

With files from Suzanne Ellis, Cityline.ca.

Tips for improving your circulation and energy flow

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Oct 7th, 2013

Spending time sitting in an office chair or driving in your car can create stagnant circulation and bloating in your legs. This can be even more prominent for pregnant women, and it affects more than 50 per cent of men and women over the age of 50.  Alternative health expert Bryce Wylde stopped by to share his tips for improving circulation and energy flow.

  1. Wear compression socks to promote blood circulation back to the heart.  These socks will prevent blood from pooling in the veins in your legs, and Wylde says this is something that can be easily warn while flying or driving.
  2. A lymphatic brush can boost blood flow in the peripheries.  Simply brush in an upwards direction and towards the heart.
  3. A leg massager will improve circulation and compression in your legs and ankles.  They can be purchased for approximately $500, and the vibrating motions will move blood back up your legs to reduce swelling–perfect for pregnant women.
  4. If you’re laying down at home, a few pillows to elevate your legs will encourage blood flow back towards the heart.  
  5. Lastly, a topical cream like Delivra from LivRelief is an excellent, safe product to tighten and prevent visible varicose veins (also known as spider veins) often visible in the leg area.

What other tips do you have to improve circulation and energy flow in the peripheries? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

Week of Oct. 7, 2013

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Oct 4th, 2013

It’s an adventurous lineup on next week’s Breakfast Television!

On Tuesday, Jessica Alba stops by for a chat.

The Breakfast Television/CityNews Food Drive takes place Wednesday, Oct 9 at Loblaws – 50 Musgrave St., Victoria Park Ave. and Gerrard St. E.  Come down and donate live on BT and CityNews to help benefit the needs of the Daily Bread Food Bank.  There will be prizes for donations and you can give your company a shout out live on air.

Plus, BT is hitting the road again!  Dina and Frank will be live at Deerhurst Resort, in Huntsville on Friday, October 11!  We’ll have tons of games and prizes, so come down and see us the morning of! Better yet, stay over the night before at a special BT rate of $129.  Visit www.deerhurstresort.com/bt for more details.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, or right here at BTtoronto.ca/live!

 

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