With an influx of big coffee giants coming north like Starbucks and McDonalds, it looks like people have forgotten about one Canadian chain, and no I'm not talking about Tim Hortons (especially since they merged with Burger King).
A Reddit thread started up in Ontario today wondering about one very specific Canadian coffee joint. The poster asked if anybody actually liked the chain Coffee Time (spoiler alert: they don't), which got me wondering does anyone even remember Coffee Time?
The Canadian chain was founded in the small town of Bolton, On. in 1982 and is currently headquartered in Scarborough. While people seem to have forgotten all about the chain, they actually have over 100 locations across Canada and even some internationally.
The company even had a massive rebrand recently, updating their logo and redecorating stores, in an attempt to look more modern.
Theoretically, Coffee Time should be able to hold it's own, with menu selections like iced coffee, all day breakfast, and soups and sandwiches. But a big factor holding them back may be that a lot of people say their coffee taste like coffee flavoured water at best, and cigarette smoke at worst.
That being said, one menu item has gotten a bit of attention. In a Reddit thread some people said they believe that the chain actually has better donuts than its "Canadian" competition, Tim Hortons.
At the end of the day Coffee Time is holding on, but for how much longer is unknown. Just this year they closed one of their Toronto locations since the landowner wanted to re-develop the property into something else.
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While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Surrey RCMP officers in Port Coquitlam, B.C., busted a massive drug lab on April 19 that police say could produce 39 million fatal doses of fentanyl in just three weeks — roughly matching the population of Canada.
According to a statement from the RCMP, an "illicit fatal street dose" of fentanyl is 2 milligrams and the lab was capable of producing 26 kilograms (13 million potentially fatal doses) of pure fentanyl per week.
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Surrey RCMP said it was helped by various federal and municipal police agencies in dismantling and collecting evidence from the lab, which was so big that it took three days to fully break down.
"This drug and chemical seizure has dealt a multi-million-dollar blow to organized crime and gangs in BC; helping attack the income sources of those who put our communities at risk with drug trafficking; and the gang violence that accompanies it," police said in the statement.
Police say no charges have been laid in relation to the lab's operations, but an investigation is ongoing.