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Provincial Government Spending $2 Million for Drive-In Space at Ontario Place

The provincial government says it’s investing $2 million for socially distanced summer activities at Ontario Place, which will include a drive-in version of the Toronto International Film… Read more »

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Feds Increase Canada Child Benefit (CCB) For 2020-21 Year Effective July 20

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen, announced that it is increasing Canada Child Benefit (CCB) effective July 20 for the 2020–21 benefit year to… Read more »

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List of Regions in Ontario (Map) That Can Move to Stage 3

Government of Ontario announced effective Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., select public health regions in Ontario can move to stage 3 of reopening. 24 regions… Read more »

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Canada Ordering Two Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine For Every Canadian When It is Ready

The federal government is ordering more than 75 million syringes, alcohol swabs and bandages so it can inoculate Canadians as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is ready. Procurement… Read more »

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Toronto Company Hoping Tom Hanks Has ‘Big’ Impact as Physical Distance Marker

It could be “A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood” if you come across a life-sized decal of Tom Hanks in downtown Toronto. Images of the Oscar-winning actor have… Read more »

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Art Gallery of Ontario Giving Away Free Annual Pass to Essential Workers

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is thanking front-line workers by giving away free AGO Annual Pass to essential workers. The pass is valid for a year and… Read more »

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U of T Test Confirms ‘Self Cleaning’ TrioMed Mask Deactivates Coronavirus; Masks Available Online to Purchase

i3 BioMedical Inc. says the University of Toronto scientists tested and established that the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, cannot be recovered after being applied to the… Read more »

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Quebec Company Begins Human Testing of ‘Vegan’ COVID-19 Vaccine Based on Tobacco-Like Plant

  Medicago, a Quebec biopharmaceutical company says the company has started Phase 1 clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine. Drugmakers are racing to make a successful vaccine; with… Read more »

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Stage 3 Gathering Limits & Rules in Ontario

The province has increased gathering limits in jurisdictions entering Stage 3 on July 17th. Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people not including venue staff are allowed… Read more »

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List of Activities and Businesses Allowed to Reopen During Stage 3 in Ontario

Twenty four regions of Ontario will enter Stage 3 on Friday, July 17, 2020. Jurisdictions in Stage 3 can hold indoor gatherings of up to 50 people… Read more »

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Officials Investigating “Rare” Collision Between Two Cargo Ships on Welland Canal

Transportation officials say an investigation is underway after two large cargo ships collided in the Welland Canal over the weekend. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation said the “rare” incident… Read more »

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Blake Shelton to Hold Concert at Select Drive-In Theatres Across Canada

Encore Drive-In Nights presents Blake Shelton with Very Special Guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. As per the news release, “the concert will be created exclusively for… Read more »

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A Quick Look at June 2020 Unemployment Rate in Canadian Provinces and Cities

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 12.3 per cent in June. A quick look at Canada’s June employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 12.3… Read more »

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WE Details Thousands in Fees for Trudeaus as Volunteers Await Revamped Program

The WE organization has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family, it acknowledged Thursday, as organizations that… Read more »

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DavidsTea Closing 82 Stores in Canada and All 42 Stores in the U.S. Market

Insolvent beverage retailer DavidsTea is closing 82 stores in Canada and all 42 of its stores in the U.S. as it focuses on its e-commerce business and supplying… Read more »

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Confusion, Frustration Abound as Feds Weigh Options for $900M Student Program

Anxious students and non-profit groups say they’re frustrated over a lack of answers from the federal government as they wait to hear what will happen to the $900-million… Read more »

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Ford Government Introduces Omnibus COVID-19 Recovery Bill That Changes 20 Laws

Premier Doug Ford’s government has introduced a sweeping new piece of legislation it says will help the province’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The omnibus bill — dubbed… Read more »

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Service Canada Centres to Slowly Reopen With New COVID-19 Measures Starting July 8th

The federal government says it plans to slowly reopen Service Canada centres it shuttered in late March over public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up… Read more »

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Ontario Mayors Call for COVID Relief Funding to Prevent Tax Increases

Upper levels of government must stop “wrangling” and provide immediate financial support to municipalities coping with massive pandemic-related costs, leaders of Ontario’s largest cities and regions said Monday. The municipal… Read more »

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Canada Restricts Dealings, Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over New Security Law

Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the territory,… Read more »

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COVID-19: Metrolinx Installs Plastic Dividers Between Seats of Some GO Transit Buses and Trains

Metrolinx is installing clear plastic dividers between seats on some of its GO buses and GO trains to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Clear plastic dividers between… Read more »

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All Five of Canada’s Big Banks Join Anti-Hate Advertising Boycott of Facebook

All five of Canada’s biggest banks are joining an international boycott of Facebook over concerns that the platform is complicit in promoting racism, violence and misinformation. Scotiabank,… Read more »

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Free Admission to Ontario Parks on Canada Day

Visit Ontario Provincial Parks for free on Canada Day – July 1, 2020. The Ontario government is celebrating Canada Day by offering free day-use at all provincial… Read more »

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Lululemon Buys In-Home Fitness Company Mirror

Lululemon Athletica Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire in−home fitness company Mirror. The deal is valued at $500 million and will see the Vancouver−based athleticwear brand take over New York−based… Read more »