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Alberta to Give $100 to Those 18+ Who Now Take COVID-19 Vaccines, Makes Masks Mandatory Indoors From Sept 4th

Alberta has announced a one-time incentive of $100 to all Albertans age 18 or older who receive a first or second dose of vaccine between Sept. 3 and Oct. 14.
Starting September 4th, the province is also making masks mandatory at all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Alberta pubs, restaurants and nightclubs will have to end alcohol service at 10 p.m.

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Things to Do This Labour Day Weekend in Canada

Whether you want to go hiking, visit a farm, or check out a local event this long weekend, you are sure to find something on this list.

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Scam Alert: Beware of Personalised Letters Bearing Canada Post Stamp Claiming to Send Inheritance From Hong Kong

Yesterday, a To Do Canada staff member in Toronto received a personalised letter with Canada Post stamp claiming to be from Bank of China’s Hong Kong branch…. Read more »

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70 Per Cent of Albertans Aged 12 and Older Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Alberta says more than 70 per cent of eligible Albertans are now fully immunized against COVID-19 and 78.2 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose.

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IKEA Hosting In-Store Festival Across Canada Offering Discounts and Workshops This Month

Ikea will be hosting a festival featuring musicians, artists, chefs, designers and creators online and across 50 markets around the world this month. The free festival will… Read more »

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Alberta’s New Overdose Prevention App, DORS is Now Available in Calgary

Digital Overdose Response System app or DORS is now available for download in Calgary. The application is meant to protect those who are using recreational drugs when… Read more »

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Alberta Offering Additional Vaccine Doses of Pfizer or Moderna to Those Who Got AstraZeneca or Mixed Doses

Alberta has announced that additional mRNA vaccine doses will be available to those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine or mixed doses of mRNA vaccines. Alberta says this change… Read more »

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Sept 1: Alberta Offering Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine to Vulnerable Residents, Additional Doses For Travel

Alberta has announced that starting Sept. 1, third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be available for all seniors living in congregate care facilities and for immunocompromised Albertans…. Read more »

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Aurélie Rivard Wins Canada’s First Gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Aurélie Rivard has won Canada’s first gold medal at Tokyo Paralympic Games. St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec swimmer won the women’s S10 100m freestyle on Saturday in 58.14 seconds –… Read more »

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Manitoba Vaccine Passport: List of Places Where COVID-19 Vaccination Proof is Required Starting Sept 3rd

Manitoba, today, announced that the province will require patrons to show COVID-19 vaccine proof at places like restaurants and theatres. Starting September 3rd, places where vaccine proof… Read more »

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Health Canada Approves Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 12+

Health Canada has authorized the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 and up in Canada. Until now, only Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for available… Read more »

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Alberta Reports 1000+ New COVID-19 Cases

Alberta reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases on August 25th, the highest daily case count recorded since May 15, 2021. The number of people hospitalized and in intensive… Read more »

Disney Stores in Scarborough, Toronto and Vaughan Will Close in September

Disney Stores in Scarborough, Toronto and Vaughan Will Close in September

Disney will be closing all stores in Canada by September end. As per Disney’s website, Disney stores Scarborough, Toronto, and Vaughan will close in September. Disney earlier… Read more »

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VaxiCode: What You Need to Know About Quebec’s Vaccine Passport Effective September 1st

Quebec will require visitors and residents to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting September 1st to access non-essential facilities and activities like restaurants, theatres, group sports and… Read more »

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Starbucks Canada Adds Delicious Apple Crisp Macchiato Drink to Its Fall Menu, Available August 24th

Starbucks Canada has unveiled a new delicious drink as part of its 2021 Fall season menu in addition to drinks like Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Cream… Read more »

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BC Vaccine Card: List of Places & Events Where COVID-19 Vaccination Proof is Required in British Columbia Starting Sept 13th

British Columbia has announced that proof of vaccination will be required for people to attend select events and businesses starting September 13th. The province says people aged… Read more »

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Things to Do on Your Visit to Taber, Alberta During Late Summer & Fall

Many of us are aware of the one single great reason to visit Taber, Alberta: for the best corn in Canada. The area produces amazing corn and… Read more »

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Temporary Wage Increase For Ontario PSWs Extended Until October 31st

Ontario government has announced another extension of the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time. The temporary wage enhancement… Read more »

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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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U.S. Extending Land Border Travel Restrictions With Canada Until Sept. 21

  Department of Homeland Security announced the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel across American land and ferry crossings with Canada until Sept. 21. The… Read more »

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A Rare Sturgeon Blue Moon to Illuminate Skies This Weekend

August’s full moon will rise on the night of August 21 and will reach peak illumination the next day on Sunday, August 22nd. The full moon in… Read more »

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Alberta Reports 817 New COVID-19 Cases

Alberta reported 817 new COVID-19 cases on August 19th, the highest daily case count recorded since May 19, 2021 Currently, there are 6,367 active cases across Alberta,… Read more »

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Toronto Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory For City Employees

Toronto announced mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for its employees today. The City says that all members of the Toronto Public Service will be required to disclose and provide… Read more »

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Alberta Reports 678 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Since May 2021

Alberta reported 678 new COVID-19 cases on August 18th, the highest daily case count recorded since May 20, 2021 Currently, there are 5933 active cases across Alberta,… Read more »