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London Drugs is Offering Shelf Space to Local Small Businesses Closed by COVID-19

London Drugs has announced that it will offer shelf space in select stores to local small businesses that have had to close their doors due to COVID-19…. Read more »

More Than Half of Canadian Companies Seeing Sales Drop at Least 20%: Statcan

More Than Half of Canadian Companies Seeing Sales Drop at Least 20%: Statcan

Statistics Canada reports nearly one-third of Canadian businesses who responded in a newly released survey have seen their revenues plummet by 40 per cent as a result… Read more »

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Starbucks to Resume Operations Across Canada

Starbucks Canada has announced that it will resume operations across Canada starting this week and will open as many stores as possible by the end of May…. Read more »

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Tim Hortons’ Nova Scotia Strong Donuts are Available Now Across Canada

Tim Hortons launched Nova Scotia Strong donut in support of those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia. The campaign started in Nova Scotia on April… Read more »

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WE CELEBRATE: CLASS OF 2020 to Hold Virtual Graduating Party Featuring Host Lilly Singh

CTV and WE have announced that they will be holding a One-hour primetime special WE CELEBRATE: CLASS of 2020 so that students can celebrate the end of… Read more »

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Amazon Launches Prime Video Store in Canada

Amazon has launched the Prime Video Store for Canada with new movie releases such as Jumanji: The Next Level and Sonic the Hedgehog. All Amazon customers in… Read more »

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April 28: Alberta Releases Updated COVID-19 Modelling that Projects Less than 300 Cases Requiring Hospitalisation During Peak

The Government of Alberta has released a new COVID-19 mathematical modelling with a new “low” modelling scenario which estimates about 298 Albertans requiring hospitalization and 95 in… Read more »

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April 28: Latest COVID-1 Modelling Forecasting up to 66,835 Cases by May 5 in Canada

New models released by the federal government show a pandemic paradox is playing out in Canada as more people die from COVID-19, even as the increase in new… Read more »

Canadians Divided Over Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory: Poll

Canadians Divided Over Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory: Poll

While researchers across the planet race to find a vaccine for COVID−19, a new poll suggests Canadians are divided over whether getting it should be mandatory or… Read more »

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April 27: How to Apply for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Applications are Now Open

The federal government has announced that applications for 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses will open on April 27th. Officials expect to have processed 90… Read more »

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April 26: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases in Calgary Crosses 3,000

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta is nearing 4500. As of April 26, a total of 4,480 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Alberta. Of… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Messenger Rooms Where You can Do Group Video Calls with up to 50 People

No more Zoom Bombing! Facebook is rolling out Messenger Rooms where-in you can do group video calls with up to 50 people. According to the news release,… Read more »

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WHO: Currently No Evidence That People Who Have Recovered From COVID-19 Are Protected From a Second Infection

As governments across the world are spending millions for antibody tests, WHO has issued a Scientific Brief, stating “There is currently no evidence that people who have… Read more »

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Ontario Police Provides Tips on What to Do If You Think You Are Pulled Over By Fake Police Car

Since the incident, many were left wondering how to spot a fake police car and what to do in case an unmarked police car pulled you over. Ontario Police has provided detailed instructions on what to do if you’re pulled over by an unmarked police car.

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Make IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs – IKEA Meatballs Recipe

IKEA has shared the recipe for the famous meatballs served in its restaurants in the pictured step-by-step guide format. The recipe sure looks easier than putting together a piece of their flat-pack furniture.

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Suncor Salute: See Suncor Workers Paying Tribute to Essential Workers with Heavy Haulers

As people across the world fight COVID-19 pandemic, the frontline workers are being recognized and appreciated in creative ways across the world. Canadians are coming together to… Read more »

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From Egyptian Tombs to Monasteries: You Can Tour Egyptian Heritage Sites Virtually

All of us, travel enthusiasts have been travelling virtually for some time now. Adding on to this virtual experiences are virtual tours of historic sites in Egypt…. Read more »

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University of Alberta Students Name a Plesiosaur, Dr. Deeno Hinshaw

Our Public Health Officers are the face of Canada’s fight against COVID-19 and they are all being honoured in various ways across the country. Recently, the famous… Read more »

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Harness Your Magical Powers with Harry Potter at Home

From the time the first Harry Potter book was released in June 1997, kids of all ages have been under its spell. With the world now focusing… Read more »

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Alberta Parks Suspends Camping Reservations up to May 19, 2020

Alberta Parks has suspended camping reservations up to and including May 19. The suspension will remain until the Chief Medical Officer of Health is confident the health… Read more »

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Watch The Hunger Games, Dirty Dancing, La La Land and John Wick For Free Online

Lionsgate has announced that it will stream four of its most popular films for free. Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies will be hosted by Jamie… Read more »

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Canada’s Zoos and Aquariums Seek Financial Help to Feed Animals or To Save From Permanent Closure

Some of Canada’s famous zoos are asking for financial help and donations to keep food on its animals’ plates while they remain closed due to COVID−19. Vancouver… Read more »

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Ontario Company Clēan Works Gets Approval From Health Canada to Sanitize Used N95 masks

As the whole world is scrambling for N95 masks and is looking for ways to safely reuse select PPEs like N95 masks, a Beamsville, Ontario based company… Read more »

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April 16: Business With Minimum Payroll of $20,000 Now Eligible For Canada Emergency Business Account

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is expanding a loan program for small businesses suffering from the COVID−19 pandemic and is working on new support… Read more »