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Super Bowl Champ Duvernay-Tardif Joins Front-Line Workers at Quebec Long-Term Care Facility

A Quebec−born Super Bowl champion is making the move from the offensive line to the medical front line. Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Laurent Duvernay−Tardif is working at a… Read more »

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Foodora to shut down in Canada on May 11

Food delivery app Foodora is closing its Canadian operations in May, just months after a key labour board decision laid the groundwork for the company’s workers to push for unionization. The… Read more »

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Quebec Plans to Reopen all Elementary Schools and Daycares by May 19

As long as Quebec’s health−care system doesn’t become overwhelmed between now and then, elementary schools and daycares in much of the province will reopen in two weeks, Quebec… Read more »

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Ontario to Reopen in Three Stages After COVID-19

Ontario says its plan to ease restrictions introduced because of the COVID−19 pandemic will happen in three stages, though the steps unveiled today contain few specifics or… Read more »

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TELUS and Koodo Offer Two Months of Free Wireless Service to Frontline Workers

Telus and Koodo are offering two months of free wireless service to hospital frontline workers. TELUS will be crediting monthly rate plan charges for two months for… Read more »

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Premier Doug Ford to Lay out Plan Today to Reopen Ontario Economy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected today to lay out his plan for reopening the province’s economy, which has been largely locked down due to the COVID−19 pandemic…. 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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COVID-19: Quebec Set to Announce Progressive Return to Class for Students

Quebec will present its plan to get kids back to school and daycare on Monday, outlining the first part of the province’s timeline for getting activities and businesses up… Read more »

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Ontario Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 31, 2020

Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020. According to the news release, if the… Read more »

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Pandemic Payment: Ontario Front-line Workers to Get $4 Per Hour Increase

The government of Ontario has announced temporary pandemic payment for front-line workers. There will be an of four dollars per hour worked on top of existing hourly… 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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GM Canada Retooling Oshawa Plant to Make 1 Million Face Masks Per Month

GM Canada has announced that it is retooling portions of the Oshawa plant to produce face masks for health care professionals and for other Canadians. GM Canada… Read more »

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Ontario Joins the Federal Government For $900M Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

The Ontario government has announced that is partnering with the federal government by committing $241 million through the new Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA) to… 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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Pregnant Women Who Were Left Out of CERB Will Soon Receive Financial Help

Expectant mothers who have been left out of a key COVID-19 emergency-aid program will receive financial help, and will qualify for federal benefits when they go on maternity… Read more »

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COVID-19: When Will Canada Reopen

Each province in Canada will reopen in stages at various dates depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and how effectively each province can respond to the… Read more »

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Canadians Trust WHO More Than Justin Trudeau on COVID-19, Says Poll

Canadians trust health professionals like their family doctor first and foremost when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis, a new poll suggests. The poll, conducted by Leger… Read more »

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Facebook Takes Canada’s Privacy Czar to Court Over Personal Data Probe

Facebook wants a judge to toss out the federal privacy watchdog’s finding that the social media giant’s lax practices allowed personal data to be used for political purposes…. Read more »

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April 20 COVID-19 Modelling: Ontario’s Community Cases Appear to Have Peaked

Ontario is in the midst of two different COVID-19 outbreaks, health officials said Monday, as community spread appears to have peaked, but cases in long-term care homes… Read more »

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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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Get 4 Small Pizzas for $20 on 420 Day Across Canada From Pizza Pizza

You can get 4 small one-topping pizza for $20 at Pizza Pizza locations across Canada on Monday, April 20. The delicious offer is available at all Pizza… 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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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 »