November 8, 2017

Published On November 8, 2017 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

1 The monthly Blood Donor Clinic is today at the Spirit and Life Centre (Wellington St., Chatham) from 1-7.

Stop in to make a donation or book an appointment at or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

Five Things - 2Construction delays have pushed back the opening of the Fifth St. bridge.

The delays were resulting from both demolition schedule and minor design changes upon completion of demolition. Attempts were made to accelerate the schedule but were unable to achieve opening prior to the end of the year.

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Five Things - 3Twitter announced yesterday that it is rolling out a 280-character limit for single tweets after testing the option among a handful of users since September.

Twitter says the move is designed to remove the frustration of shoe-horning thoughts into 140-characters, a limitation that regularly makes for awkward grammar and creative spelling.

The new character limit applies to languages where cramming is an issue, such as English. The change won’t apply to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages because the density of those languages’ writing allows users to say more with fewer characters.

Five Things - 4Former Toronto Blue Jay and future Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash yesterday.

He was flying his new plane when it went down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. It’s unclear what happened.

Roy just bought the small plane last month. He and his wife filmed a video where he talked about how it was his dream to be able to fly a plane like that, and his wife expressed some apprehension. Chilling.

Roy was 40.

Five Things - 5There’s been a lot of dumb fashion this year. We’ve heard about things like socks and sandals at a Louis Vuitton show, a $2,100 Calvin Klein sweater that’s just sleeves and jeans with a butt crack zipper. And this is just as good.

The clothing brand Moschino just started selling a dress that looks like a dry cleaning bag. The shoulders look like a dry cleaner’s hanger that says “We Love Our Customers,” and the dress itself is see-through like a plastic bag.

If for some reason you want it, it’ll run you $736. Ironically, the washing instructions say that you shouldn’t have it dry cleaned.

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