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Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Jan. 31

Jeff Simmons | posted Saturday, Jan 31st, 2015

Get ready for a full day of hockey.

The action begins with an early afternoon game in Montreal before a six-game set that includes four Canadian teams.

In the Cheat Sheet each week, we provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada:

Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time.


Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: John Bartlett, Jason York
Game notes: Entering Friday, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals… Carey Price has a .894 save percentage in 16 career games against the Capitals…Price is fresh off his 28th career shutout.


Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
Game notes: The Leafs are 3-15-1 in their past 19 games…Flyers defenceman Nicklas Grossmann practised Friday and could return to the lineup Saturday…During nine games in January, Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier has combined save percentage below .900.

Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets 
Channel: City
Broadcast crew: Dave Randorf, Garry Galley
Game notes: Stars forward Tyler Seguin has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 17 career games against Winnipeg…Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson ranks second in the NHL in save percentage (.932) and third in goals-against average (2.00)…Winnipeg is 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Boston Bruins 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has allowed two goals or fewer in his each of his past five starts… The Kings have two wins in their past nine games and have not won consecutive games since Dec. 18 and 20…Boston has registered points in 12 of their past 13 games (8-1-4).


Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson
Game notes: Flames defenceman Mark Giordano has 19 points in 35 career games against the Oilers…Edmonton has a 5-5-0 record in their last 10 games…Calgary was shut out for the first time this season on Thursday night.

THE 10:30 P.M. GAME:

Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Entering Friday, the Blackhawks have just a 5-6-0 record in January…Sharks forward Joe Thornton had a pair of assists on Thursday to move into 37th place on the career points list with 1,233.

5 things to do this weekend: Drink tea, eat poutine, watch Super Bowl

Patricia D'Cunha | posted Friday, Jan 30th, 2015

Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015

Toronto Tea Festival: Tea is more than just a beverage, it is a lifestyle. Sample different types of teas and learn what’s new from exhibitors on how to process and prepare it. You can also purchase tea and related products, and participate in a silent auction. Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single ticket: $12 + HST; two-day pass: $20 + HST. teafestivaltoronto.com

Winterlicious: Chase away the winter blues by taking in the best of the city’s culinary delights. More than 210 restaurants are participating in this year’s event, offering three-course prix fixe lunch menus priced at $18, $23 and $28. Some of the restaurants taking part this year are Bindia Indian Bistro, Luckee by Susur Lee, La Creole and Pero Restaurant. Jan. 30 to Feb. 12. Toronto.ca/winterlicious

Walk for Memories: Enjoy music and other entertainment at the 25th annual Walk for Memories, presented by Memory Care, which is being held to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. The 2.2-kilometre indoor walk — the largest walk for Alzheimer’s in Canada — takes place on the PATH system that begins and ends in Brookfield place. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. alzheimertoronto.org

La Poutine Week: French fries topped with gravy and some cheese — what could be more comforting than that? Starting Sunday, the week-long foodie event, attempts to locate the best poutine offerings across the city. Try them out and submit your vote. Some of the 21 participating eateries include Caplansky’s Delicatessen, Cut the Cheese, Monarch’s Pub and Rock Lobster. Various locations. Feb. 1-7. lapoutineweek.com

Super Bowl Sunday: Catch all the action on a big screen at Mill St. Brew Pub, as the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl 49. Sip on draught beer and eat some finger foods as you cheer on your favourite team. Distillery District. Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. thedistillerydistrict.com

Hitting a high note with exclusive multiplatform coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Breakfast Television | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

All-Access Pass to Music’s Biggest Night® with Rogers’s Exclusive Multiplatform Coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Feb. 2 to 9 

A Canadian first for the GRAMMYs – log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s for an interactive second-screen experience live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live –

– Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join Rogers’s A-list team of on-air personalities –

To tweet this release: http://goo.gl/WgQ4bT

TORONTO (January 29, 2015) The Hollywood hills are alive with the sound of music as the countdown to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® gets underway. Whether it’s inside L.A.’s hottest parties, front and centre on the red carpet, backstage at the show, or interviewing music’s hottest stars  Rogers hits a high note, bringing fans live multiplatform coverage of Music’s Biggest Night®.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® air live on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City, with coverage airing before and after across Rogers’s suite of media assets.

“Canadian music fans are getting more GRAMMYs than ever before, with our expanded rollout of multiplatform content,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice President, In-House Productions, Rogers. “From our exclusive red carpet access to this year’s innovative new second-stream broadcast, Rogers’s exceptional on-air team are ensuring fans don’t miss a second of the action and get the most out of their GRAMMYs experience, no matter where they are.”


Monday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 6:

Entertainment City: Daily on Breakfast Television, Your World This Week, and CityNews

Beginning February 2, tune in to Entertainment City all week long, as host Brad Smith brings viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes highlights and interviews from all of L.A.’s biggest parties – including Clive Davis’s annual pre-GRAMMY party, the 25th anniversary of MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, honouring Bob Dylan, and the Canadian Consulate GRAMMY Gala.

Friday, Feb. 6:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

As the countdown to the awards continues, Breakfast Television goes live from City’s exclusive GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live for a special national edition. Anchored by Kevin Frankish and featuring Rogers’s on-air red carpet team – Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (Cityline), Brad Smith, Tara Slone (Breakfast Television Calgary/Rogers Hometown Hockey), Alex Despatie (Breakfast Television Montreal), Winston Sih (Breakfast Television Toronto), HELLO! Canada editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood, and Chatelaine style correspondent Susie Wall – viewers will get the first sneak peek at all of the glamorous pre-GRAMMY events, straight from the heart of the action.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Get red-carpet ready with a special GRAMMY-themed “Fashion Friday,” as host Tracy Moore and stylist Lynn Spence turn celebrity glamour into every-day wear and take viewers through trendy red-carpet looks. Plus, makeup artist Dino Dilio and hairstylist Janet Jackson provide tips on how to get a picture-perfect face and a head-turning hairstyle, and Kleinfeld’s Jessica Mulroney showcases accessories that rock.

Sunday, Feb. 8:

Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**Live Stream Available at Citytv.com/GRAMMYs**

As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster from the official GRAMMY red carpet, City’s A-list team of on-air personalities give viewers a front-row seat to all of the action with the night’s biggest celebrity appearances. Additionally, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join the team as special guest host.

Plus, in a Canadian first for the GRAMMYs, music fans can log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during the red carpet special, for a 90-minute, exclusive second-screen broadcast, produced live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live. From this interactive hub, hosts will bring viewers behind the scenes of this innovative new experience, reacting to celebrity arrivals and sharing their expertise on fashion, music, and entertainment news. Tweet along using the hashtag #CityGRAMMYs.

Monday, Feb. 9:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

Viewers get an insider’s tour of the music industry’s biggest event with another special national edition of Breakfast Television from L.A. Live, where Kevin Frankish and the GRAMMY red carpet team share highlights from the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Joining the action live from Los Angeles, host Tracy Moore takes viewers behind the scenes of her own GRAMMY experience, and Cityline’s fashion panel – including Alison Eastwood and LOULOU beauty director Katherine Lalancette – react to red carpet looks and recap the night’s hits and misses. Plus, digital media correspondent Winston Sih recaps results from the night’s interactive polls at Cityline.ca/GRAMMYs, including best dressed, best performance, funniest moments, and surprising snubs.


Bringing listeners the music they love most, Rogers Radio presents a one-hour special hosted by Cory Kimm (98.1 CHFI), featuring today’s hottest hits and intimate interviews from this year’s GRAMMY nominees, including Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams. The special will air on select Rogers Radio stations across Canada, beginning February 2. Plus, tune in to select stations countrywide leading up to the big show to hear special profiles on this year’s nominees, and log on to Rogers Radio websites for a new ‘Great GRAMMY Moment’ uploaded each day, featuring the most memorable highlights from GRAMMYs past.

Then, in addition to City’s expansive television coverage, Damnit Maurie (KiSS 92.5’s Roz & Mocha Show) lends an ear to listeners with behind-the-scenes backstage interviews live throughout the night.


A one-stop online shop for all things GRAMMY-related, Citytv.com/GRAMMYs invites viewers to immerse themselves in the music leading up and following the big night with tweets, photos, articles, and four exclusive live streams, including:

  • Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s broadcast special
  • Live 90-minute second screen broadcast from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live
  • Arrivals cam – be the first to see music’s biggest stars as they arrive
  • Fashion cam – get up close and personal with the most-talked-about looks of the night

Additionally, fans can get their GRAMMY on all week long leading up to the main event, with special online GRAMMYs content from Rogers magazines, including FLARE, LOULOU, and HELLO! Canada.

Social Media Links

About The Recording Academy®

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely local, urban-oriented, culturally diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Perron, City, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253
Stephanie Leslie, City, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191

Ontario reportedly considering lowering default speed limits to below 50 km/h

Winston Sih | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

In a bid to improve road safety and cut down on deaths on Ontario streets, the province is reportedly considering reducing speed limits.

The change could reduce the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h.

The Toronto Star reports Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca will consult with municipalities to determine an action plan.

Sources tell the paper the province is changing their tune on the issue in response to concerns from municipalities.

In 2012, then-mayor Rob Ford dismissed a similar recommendation from the Board of Health as “nuts, nuts, nuts.”

The Liberal government have four options:

  • keep the default limit at 50 km/h
  • change the provincial law to make the default speed limit 40 km/h
  • let municipalities choose between a 50 km/h or 40 km/h standard
  • let municipalities set different default limits within their boundaries, or within specific neighbourhoods

The World Health Organization has found that a pedestrian hit at 45 km/h has 50 per cent chance of being killed. When a person is struck by a vehicle travelling 30 km/h, the chance of surviving is 90 per cent.

The organization also found that a car travelling 50 km/h needs 13 metres to stop, but can stop in 8.5 metres or less if it is going 40 km/h. And an increase in speed by one km/h results in three per cent higher risk of crash involving injury, and a four to five per cent increase for crashes that kill.”

With files from CityNews.ca

Connected City: Dinesafe app for Toronto

Winston Sih | posted Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015

Connected City

City digital media correspondent Winston Sih takes a closer look at an app that allows you to view the health inspection levels of all Toronto restaurants.

Catch Connected City with Winston Sih on his weekly segment airing on CityNews: The 5.  View all previous segments by clicking here.

WATCH: 8 Super Bowl commercials worth seeing

Christina Balram | posted Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015

It’s no surprise that people tune in to watch the Super Bowl because it’s one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, but it also has the best American commercials.


No one really knows why Kim Kardashian is still famous. She can be described as conceded, self-absorbed and taking more selfies than healthy. She is well aware of this and decided to play on it in a clever ad for T-Mobile. Regardless, she makes a valid point.

Old Spice – Terry Crews

There’s no horsing around this time! The Old Spice commercials are iconic and Terry Crews is not letting that stop now. In the newest commercial for the deodorant company, Crews enters into a nightmare wherein he marries himself. This commercial is nothing less than hilarious.

Snickers – Brady Bunch meets ‘Machete’

Snickers has stuck with their tagline of “you’re not you when you’re hungry.” If you have ever watched The Brady Bunch, and know who Danny Trejo is, then this combination is both strange and amazing.

Wix.com #ItsThatEasy

Wix is an American website company that makes it easy for people to create their own web page. This commercial seems to blend in with the rest, but it is worth watching for the plethora of football players.


This commercial with Nick Offerman from the show Parks and Recreation, seems to be a spoof of Clint Eastwood’s “It’s halftime in America” ad. Quite frankly, it’s one of those it’s-so-stupid-it’s-funny type of commercials.

Pizza Hut

In keeping with the football theme, Jets coach Rex Ryan and Cowboys star Tony Romo discuss the issue of crusts being left behind, wasting a perfectly good piece of the pizza due to lack of flavour.

Dove Men

It’s no surprise that majority of the ads airing throughout the Super Bowl are targeted towards men. Most of the commercials are about men being macho figure but this commercial highlights the importance of being a dad that cares about their childeren and family. Definitely tugs at the heart strings.


Bud Light brings Pac Man to life

The best for last. This is one of the coolest commercials among the pack. Everyone is familiar with the iconic game of Pac Man so what’s cooler than being in a real-life version of the game with hundreds of people cheering you on.

5 ways to keep your bread fresh

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

The truth is that baked goods – bread in particular – are at their prime the moment they come out of the oven. And, as soon as your loaf of bread begins to cool, the quality begins to diminish. If you plan on baking homemade bread, be sure to time it so it can be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the oven. Whether your bread is homemade, from the grocery store or your local bakery, there are several ways to preserve the life of your bread.

Why does bread go stale?

There are two main culprits. The first is a chemical change with a particularly fancy name: starch retrogradation. As soon as bread is removed from the oven, the structure of the starch molecules change, and begin to crystallize. This crystallization forces water out of the bread and the result is staling. The second contributor is the loss of moisture due to exposure to air.

Storing bread in the fridge

Starch retrogradation occurs most rapidly at refrigerator temperatures. Therefore the fridge is your enemy when it comes to bread as it goes stale fastest in that environment. For those who swear by fridge storage, it does have one benefit – it delays the development of mold.

Storing bread in the freezer

Storing your bread in the freezer is a great solution. It prevents staling as freezer temperatures arrest starch retrogradation, holding the bread in a stable state. To get the most out of your frozen bread, freeze it as soon as possible after baking and cooling, and consume it equally as fast after thawing. Bread needs to be properly wrapped in plastic and it’s also a good idea to slice your bread into portions prior to freezing.

Storing bread at room temperature

Room temperature is the ideal environment for bread storage to maintain the proper crumb and crust texture. However, in addition to proper temperature, you also need to manage your bread’s exposure to air and this is done by properly wrapping your bread. The plastic bag is often criticized for trapping in moisture, which can speed up mold development, but it truly depends on the type of bread you are storing. For common store-bought loaves, or any other bread with a similarly tender crust, using a plastic bag stored at room temperature seems to work best. Hard-crusted breads however should be kept in a paper bag – hence how it is sold to you at the bakery. As a loaf of crusty bread dries, the moisture that is pushed out of the bread is absorbed by the hard crusts, turning them tough and rubbery.

Refreshing your loaf

The best way to refresh partially stale bread is to heat it in the oven. If you insist on storing your bread in the fridge, toast it prior to assembling your sandwich to reverse some of the the damage. Similarly, if you have a loaf of crusty bread that has begun to go slightly rubbery, heating it in the oven for a few minutes will help to draw the moisture out of the crust and enhance the quality of the bread. (Breads that are reheated this way should be consumed immediately.)

And after all this talk of bread, why not give some a try. Here are a few of these can’t-miss bread recipes:classic sandwich breadcinnamon raisin swirl bread, and gluten-free multi-grain bread.

Easy things you can do to help the homeless

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

Below is a list of the charitable organizations you can partake in and around Toronto to aid the homeless. We want to start a conversation–comment below with your organization picks, and we’ll add them to the list.

Thank You Toronto

Sells hats for a good cause.

Click here for more info.

Raising the Roof

Buy a toque and help those experiencing homelessness move towards a better future. It’s an investment that makes sound economic and social sense.

Click here for more info.

Tokens 4 Change

Raising funds for Youth Without Shelter, a shelter in Etobicoke that gives a home to 1,000 homeless youth a year.

Click here for more info.

More viewer-submitted organizations:

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