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These are the Ontario Cities With the Highest Rat Infestation – 2021

It is no surprise that cities with the highest population have the highest rodent infestation as Toronto and its administrative areas of Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke… Read more »

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Ontario Enhanced Vaccine Certificate: You Can Now Download Vaccine Passport QR Code That Can be Scanned By Verify Ontario

Ontarians can now download vaccine certificate QR codes from the Ontario website. The enhanced vaccine certificate contains a SMARTⓇ Health Card QR code that businesses can scan… Read more »

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Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centres in Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Sarnia

Ontario is opening three temporary road test centres in Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Sarnia to clear the backlog of road tests due to COVID-19. Those who need… Read more »

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IKEA Canada to Open 3 New Temporary Locations in Brampton, St. Catharines and London

Ikea Canada announced that three new Design Studio locations will open in Brampton, St. Catharines, and London following the successful opening of the first Design Studio in… Read more »

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Ontario to Distribute Free Menstrual Hygiene Products in Schools

Ontario today announced a partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart to launch menstrual products in schools beginning this year. As per the news release, Shoppers Drug Mart will… Read more »

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These are the Guidelines For Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving and Halloween in Ontario

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has released the province’s guidelines for safely celebrating Thanksgiving and Halloween. Dr. Kieran Moore says virtual gatherings or events… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory For Domestic Air, Train, Ship Travellers Effective October 30th

Justin Trudeau today announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for travellers departing from Canadian airports and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travellers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships.

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Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Ontario

From Halloween haunts to glowing pumpkins and Fall fairs, there are plenty of fun and fabulous activities to do with your family and friends on the Thanksgiving weekend. Here is a list of 80+ things to do this Thanksgiving weekend across Ontario.

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Ontario Rolls Out Rapid COVID-19 Tests at High Transmission Area Schools & Child-Care Settings

Ontario today announced that the province will provide rapid COVID-19 tests to schools and child-care settings through participating public health units where the risk of transmission is high…. Read more »

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Tim Hortons Sells Nearly 800,000 Orange-Sprinkled Fundraising Donuts In support of Residential School Survivors

Tim Hortons launched a limited-time fundraising donut in honour of Orange Shirt Day on September 30th with 100 per cent of the proceeds (excluding taxes) donated to… Read more »

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Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in and Around Barrie – 2021

Things to Do this Thanksgiving weekend in and around Barrie including free fun family activities, Thanksgiving brunch and dinner, festivals, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.

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Pumpkinferno: Places to See Enchanting Pumpkin Displays This October in Ontario

Get ready to see extraordinary works of art on pumpkins this fall across Ontario. Set outdoors, you can see hand-carved glowing pumpkins that will blow your mind…. Read more »

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Ontario is Recommending Pfizer over Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine For 18 to 24 Year Olds

Ontario is recommending Pfizer over Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 18-24 years due to a rare heart condition. The province says there was an observed increase… Read more »

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Toronto Health Starts Planning to Vaccinate to Almost 200,000 Children Aged 5 to 11 Against COVID-19

Toronto Public Health is putting plans in place to vaccinate Toronto children 5 to 11 years of age against COVID-19 once Health Canada approves vaccines in the… Read more »

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Ontario Increases Capacity Limits at Theatres, Sports Stadiums, Entertainment Halls Where Proof of Vaccination Required

Ontario has announced that the province is increasing capacity limits for select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required effective September 25, 2021, at… Read more »

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Fall Colours Scenic Hike, Ride & Lookout: Explore Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride

The second oldest family-owned ski hill in Ontario, Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride is an extremely popular skiing and mountain biking location north of Haliburton. Overlooking Eagle… Read more »

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Canada Gets a New Loonie That Commemorates Klondike Gold Rush

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a circulation one-dollar coin to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the discovery of gold in the Klondike.     Through the… Read more »

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Tim Hortons Restaurants Set Record as Smile Cookie Campaign Raises Millions For Charity

The annual charity event – Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign – raised more than $12 million this year. The program started in 1996, originally raising funds for… Read more »

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50 Activities and Festivals to Experience in Ontario This Fall Season – 2021

From spectacular fall colours, harvest activities and festivals, and Halloween events, that are plenty of ways to celebrate this transitional season in Ontario. Here are fifty fun… Read more »

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Ontario’s Most Famous Fall Festival, Bala Cranberry Festival Returns For 2021

Every year the charming, little town of Bala hosts an amazing Cranberry Festival that supports the local community and organizations in need. This year, from October 15-17, you can be a part of these fun-filled festivities!

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Stalking Dead: Can You Escape the Horrors of This Outdoor Halloween Maze in Peterborough

Meet the undead and find out if you can survive the horrors of the night when Escape Maze’s Halloween event returns this October. The Stalking Dead experience follows… Read more »

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Go on This Ultimate Fall Colour Adventure High Above the Forest Floor at World’s Longest Tree Canopy Walkway

Go on a breathtaking journey across Haliburton Forest that includes a scenic drive through a forest, a canoe tour across a wilderness lake, a guided walk along the Pelaw River Rapids and a walk high above the ground through the treetops and via half a kilometre long canopy boardwalk.

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These Are the Restrictions For Businesses That Choose Not to Implement Alberta’s Version of Vaccine Passport

Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program is now in effect across the province. The Restrictions Exemption Program allows eligible businesses, venues and services to be exempt from capacity and… Read more »

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Tim Hortons’ Roll Up To Win Returns For a Second Time in 2021

Tim Hortons’ Roll Up the Rim To Win contest which has been around since 1986 is returning for a second time this year. Starting Sept. 20 through… Read more »