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Timmie's opened up earlier this year in down town St Paul. Passed by it a week ago and may stop in some day. Am in no hurry to do so since I drink Gevalia at home and it is quite good.
 

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Man sets girlfriend, himself on fire at N.Y. Tim Hortons: Cops
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Published:
December 18, 2018
Updated:
December 18, 2018 5:58 PM EST
Jessica Cameron. (GoFundMe photo)
TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A man set his girlfriend on fire outside a coffee shop in an apparent domestic dispute over child custody and accidentally burned himself in the process, authorities said.
Police in the city of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, said the man contacted the 25-year-old woman, who works at a Tim Hortons’ shop, and told her to come outside Monday afternoon. He then doused her in flammable liquid and set her on fire.
The 28-year-old boyfriend “was lying in wait” by a trash bin, Police Capt. Fredric Foels told local media. He said police had recently been called to the couple’s house for a custody dispute.
As the man sprayed the woman with the flammable liquid and ignited it, police said he also set himself on fire by accident. Both were taken to a hospital with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
Police Tuesday did not identify either person, but relatives of the woman identified her as Jessica Cameron, a mother of three. A GoFundMe page said she was hospitalized in critical condition and will undergo a series of surgeries.
Donations for Cameron’s three young sons were being accepted at the City of Tonawanda Fire Department.
Police say they expect to charge the man with attempted murder.

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Burns are like bear attacks, after a certain point there is no real recovery. Drawn and quartered as the fitting punishment would create employment for 4 people and 4 horses, that part has to be good news.
 

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'UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY': Tot dies after fall into Tim Hortons grease trap
Brad Hunter
Published:
July 16, 2019
Updated:
July 16, 2019 12:24 PM EDT
The sign over a Tim Hortons in Magog, Quebec. ROBERT MACPHERSON / AFP/Getty Images
A toddler was killed after falling into a grease trap outside a Rochester Tim Hortons outlet in a ‘horrible’ accident.
The three-year-old Rochester boy fell through a plastic lid into the trap embedded in the ground, similar to a manhole, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Police were called on Monday around 11 a.m. with a report of a child missing from his mother’s care. Minutes later, horrified witnesses removed the child from the trap and began performing CPR.
The boy was taken to a Rochester hospital but did not survive.
“This is a horrible, unimaginable unspeakable tragedy,” Rochester Police Det. Francis Camp said. “Rest assured that before the Rochester Police Department leaves the scene, this thing (the grease trap) will be secured.”
It isn’t the first time a tragedy of this nature has occurred. In 2017, a three-year-old girl died after falling into a restaurant’s grease trap in Alabama.
A Tim Hortons spokesman said the chain is cooperating with investigators.
“What occurred today was a tragedy and on behalf of the Tim Hortons family, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the young boy who passed away,” the company said in a statement to the Democrat and Chronicle.
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One just as bad was the end-gate on a truck with hot asphalt opened and buried a 15yr old kid. The recovery would have lasted hours. The boy happened to be the Superintendents son and you have to be 16 to work with asphalt as the temp makes it a dangerous good.
 

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'FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF': Clarington man wants to make Lego Timmies a reality
Aaron Chapman, the master Lego builder, spent six months creating the coffee shop set

Author of the article:Jenny Yuen
Publishing date:Mar 13, 2021 • 6 hours ago • 3 minute read • comment bubbleJoin the conversation
Aaron Chapman, 45, with his Lego Tim Hortons set.
Aaron Chapman, 45, with his Lego Tim Hortons set. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /AARON CHAPMAN
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Make it a double-double, but in Lego block form.

Aaron Chapman, 45, has been building Lego since he was four years old. He took a brief hiatus in his late teens to early 20s, but that spark reignited when his parents downsized their home and gave him back a box of his stuff. When he rummaged through the items, he discovered all his old Lego blocks.

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The Clarington TTC train operator wants to take his talents and showcase Canada on the Lego world stage.

“Canada keeps getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the world market. Lego is no exception to that,” he explained.


He’s created an entry to have a Tim Hortons shop made by Lego and then manufactured and sold as a set.

Two years ago, he attempted to do the same by building a TTC subway and managed to get 10,000 votes, but it never went further.

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“Lego killed it because it wasn’t broad enough, because Toronto is only one market,” he said. “So I thought of other things that are Canadian that are more than one market. Tim Hortons was the first thing I thought of.”

Chapman submitted the Timmies design last week and as of now, has roughly 500 votes. He needs 1,000 in a month to move on to the next round, but ultimately, 10,000 votes by March 2023 is what will be necessary to have Lego judges evaluate whether the Canuck coffee shop mock-up will become a reality.

“So nerds like me will design something and submit it and if they get enough support, they’ll consider it to become an official set,” he said. “Just because it gets 10,000 votes doesn’t mean they’re going to make it, if there’s licensing issues or practicality.”

Aaron Chapman designed and built a Lego TTC subway train two years ago.
Aaron Chapman designed and built a Lego TTC subway train two years ago. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /AARON CHAPMAN
His urban Tim Hortons set measures 32 x 32 studs (roughly 10″ x 10″) and reflects an urban setting with apartment units above the shop and is also a nod to all the hard-working restaurant employees who have struggled during the pandemic.

There are a variety of Lego people, ranging from young to old, all equipped with a Tim Hortons mug.

Aaron Chapman designed and built a Tim Hortons Lego store and if he gets 10,000 votes, Lego may manufacture it.
Aaron Chapman designed and built a Tim Hortons Lego store and if he gets 10,000 votes, Lego may manufacture it. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /AARON CHAPMAN
Inside the shop, there are booths set up, colour coded to Timmies brown and red colours, and a serving area full of doughnuts and coffee machines. In total, there are roughly 2,000 pieces that make up the scene.

Chapman, who has a background in graphic design, said he began executing his mock-up about a year ago, near when the pandemic begin.

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“I designed it with 3D software first, when you’re designing with real bricks, you have to undo everything, but with digital, you can just pull it out and pop it back in,” he said.

Aaron Chapman designed and built a Tim Hortons Lego store and if he gets 10,000 votes, Lego may manufacture it.
Aaron Chapman designed and built a Tim Hortons Lego store and if he gets 10,000 votes, Lego may manufacture it. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /AARON CHAPMAN
“That was probably 20 or 30 hours. Then I had to source the parts, order them and build it. So the process took about six months. The number one complaint I had when I made the TTC lego train was it was too big, too many parts, too expensive.”

Tim Hortons said it gave Chapman permission to use its logo in his set.


“We love it,” said Mary Lowe, the company’s vice-president of public affairs. “Aaron’s passion and attention to detail in crafting his own Tim Hortons restaurant out of Lego, right down to the Smile Cookie posters and Hero Cups decals on the windows, is awesome.”

“We’re always thrilled to see our guests express their love for Tim Hortons and this is one of the most creative expressions we’ve seen yet,” she added.

People can vote for Chapman’s Tim Hortons shop at https://bit.ly/3tblE6y.

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Tim Hortons washroom rant triggers investigation by Hamilton cops
Author of the article:Kevin Connor
Publishing date:Apr 20, 2021 • 1 day ago • 1 minute read • 39 Comments
Hamilton Police are looking into an incident captured on video in which an irate maskless man blasts Tim Hortons staff over washroom access.
Hamilton Police are looking into an incident captured on video in which an irate maskless man blasts Tim Hortons staff over washroom access.
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Hamilton Police are looking into an incident captured on video in which an irate maskless man blasts Tim Hortons staff over washroom access.

The incident happened Saturday at a Tims on Kenilworth Ave. when the man wanted the establishment to allow kids to go to the bathroom.


Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, many establishments such as Tim Hortons have closed washroom facilities to the public.

In the video, filmed by the man, he repeatedly tells an employee he calls Nadia that she is committing child abuse by not letting the kids into the washroom.

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“(You’ll) let a little kid have a bladder infection … that’s child abuse,” the man says.

“Can she please use the washroom? … Fine we will squat right here.”

He uses the F-bomb quite often during his rant.

“See this chick, she is actively committing child abuse,” he yells.

Hamilton Police were made aware of the video on Sunday and “continue to investigate,” Const. Indy Bharaj said Tuesday.

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