Pam Murphy was handed a bag at the drive-thru window with what she thought contained her Tim Hortons grilled chicken wrap, but it most certainly was not. "When I pick up the bag, I kind of automatically knew something was up. I look even closer and it's filled to the brim with the RRRoll up the Rim [to Win] prize tabs," said the Newfoundland woman. "I was like, 'Well, somebody gave me the wrong bag.'" Murphy said the tabs all appeared to be winners, but didn't contain any big prizes.
When a St. John's-area woman was handed a bag at a Tim Hortons drive-thru on Wednesday, she thought it contained a grilled chicken wrap. It most certainly did not. It was "filled to the brim with the Roll up the Rim [to Win] prize tabs," said Pam Murphy, of Paradise, Nfld. "I was like, 'Well, somebody gave me the wrong bag.'" Murphy said the tabs — torn from coffee cups as part of the chain's annual contest — all appeared to be winners, but didn't contain any big prizes.
An alliance of taxi operators in St. John's say they will take a stand against higher insurance rates, even on the busiest day of the year. On Thursday, the group issued the Newfoundland and Labrador government an ultimatum — meet with us or taxi service will be suspended on St. Patrick's Day. "Is it better I lose $600 or $700 or lose my livelihood because I have to pay an eight, 10 or $12,000 taxi insurance premium?" says Doug McCarthy, who is part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Taxi Alliance.
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Selecting a term
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