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Canada Won Its First Medals At The Tokyo Olympics Thanks To A Usual Suspect

Canada now sits 17th in the medals ranking. 🏅

Two days into the Tokyo Olympics and Team Canada already has a bit of silverware to bring back home.

A couple of sets of Canadians won silver medals late on Saturday night, and one of the victories brought a particular athlete closer to becoming one of the most legendary Canadian Olympians of all time.

Canada's first medals of the Tokyo Olympics came in the 4x100m freestyle relay race. Olympians Kayla Sanchez, Margaret MacNeil, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak swam successfully in the race, finishing just three seconds short of the gold-medallist Australian swimmers.

The win means that 21-year-old Penny Oleksiak has five Olympic Summer Games medals, tied for the most of any Canadian Olympian. This recent win propels her even closer to becoming one of the country's most legendary athletes ever.

On the same night, another team effort scored a silver medal for Canada. The 3-metre synchronized divers Jennifer Abel & Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu came second in their event, finishing a few points behind Team China. It's the country's best diving result in the Games since Beijing 2008.

Nicki Minaj Got Called Out By Trinidad And Tobago's Health Minister After Her Testicle Tweet

"We wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim," he said.

The internet has been abuzz since Nicki Minaj claimed a cousin's friend got into some serious testicular trouble after receiving his COVID-19 vaccine, but Trinidad and Tobago's Health Minister is not impressed.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, September 15, Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh refuted the Trinidad-born rapper's claim and complained that the "false claim" had wasted so much of his department's time.

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Starbucks Canada Has A BOGO Deal On Drinks For The Next 5 Days

A great excuse to try the new apple crisp macchiato.

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If you love Starbucks Canada and love free drinks, you'll be happy to know the coffee chain's BOGO deal is back! Now until September 20, when you buy any handcrafted drink, you'll get a second one free.

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Fasten your seatbelts, Ontario drivers: your commute down Highway 427 is about to get a lot faster.

Ontario announced that it's opening up a 10-kilometre expansion of Highway 427 this Saturday, September 18. The expansion will stretch from Finch Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive in order to help with traffic flow and minimize congestion.

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