The Canadian subsidiary of General Motors is trying to stop an auto workers union from airing a critical TV commercial during the Super Bowl.The 30-second ad calling the automaker greedy and “un-Canadian” is scheduled to broadcast on Canadian TV stations during Sunday’s game.GM announced plans in November to close its car factory in Oshawa, Ont., costing the jobs of about 2,600 blue-collar workers.The commercial accuses GM of continuing to expand in Mexico while leaving Canadians “out in the cold” and makes claims about the costs of a 2009 auto bailout.GM sent a cease-and-desist letter to Unifor giving it a Saturday deadline to stop using the ad.GM says in a statement that the ad is misleading and inaccurate.The Associated Press read more

Extensive renovations have finished at the first ever Tim Hortons doughnut shop, which has been at the corner of Ottawa and Dunsmure in Hamilton for 50 years.“Store One” re-opened quietly this weekend and it has been jammed ever since with customers who want a jolt of the past with their java.The unassuming little re-purposed garage is gone leaving no doubt that this corner of Ottawa Street North is home to the original donut shop opened by a hockey player and a police officer.Customers walk in to a full service store, with some retro design touches. Up the stairs you’ll find a little corner that looks just like it did 50 years ago, including the original uniform, and treats that were on the menu back then.You can also take a stroll down memory lane.Sandy Vanrijn has spent 24 years working at Tim Hortons and curated the new museum portion of the store.The grand opening celebration is set for January 7. read more