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City of Toronto Cancels 2021 In-Person Events and Festivals Including Canada Day Until July 1

The city of Toronto has announced that it is cancelling in-person major outdoor events to July 1, including Canada Day parades, festivals and fireworks. All City-led major… Read more »

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Visit Ontario Parks for Free with Day-Use Passes From These Ontario Public Libraries

You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits to Ontario Parks from participating Ontario libraries.

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Estimated COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline for Ontarians Aged 60 and Older

Ontario has announced new details of its vaccine rollout for residents aged 60 and older. Here’s a look at the timeline issued by retired Gen. Rick Hiller,… Read more »

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Alberta Parents to Receive $561 Per Child Towards Child Care

  Alberta government is providing a new, one-time payment to help parents with the cost of child care. The payment of $561 is available for families with… Read more »

Tragically Hip to Receive Humanitarian Award at This Year’s Juno Awards

Tragically Hip to Receive Humanitarian Award at This Year’s Juno Awards

The Tragically Hip will be toasted with this year’s humanitarian award at the 2021 Juno Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it selected… Read more »

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You Can Now Buy An Ikea Tiny House on Wheels

If you are looking to get on to the tiny homes trend and an Ikea fan, then Ikea is bringing Ikea Tiny House to North America. Ikea’s… Read more »

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Nova Scotia to Offer $19 Million in Rebates for Electric Cars, Home Energy Efficiency

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin has announced $19 million in rebates to help people buy electric vehicles and to assist low-income families in making their homes more… Read more »

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Booking for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Alberta Seniors Opens on Feb 24

Alberta is opening online reservations for COVID-19 vaccines on February 24, 2021, 8 a.m as part of Alberta’s Phase 1B of the provincial vaccination program. Starting February… Read more »

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Quebec to Begin Vaccinating General Population Next Week, Starting With Age 85 and Up

Quebec will begin vaccinating the general population next week, beginning with Montreal-area seniors aged 85 and up, Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday. All seniors in the province… Read more »

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Minimum Wage in New Brunswick to Increase on April 1

  About six per cent of the paid workforce in New Brunswick are minimum wage earners and they will see a slight increase in their pay as… Read more »

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Seal Found Scooting Through P.E.I. Neighbourhood Gets Ride in Police Cruiser

The seal was wandering the streets of Charlottetown, P.E.I., Sunday morning, prompting a concerned neighbour to call police. Though eyewitnesses say the seal did its best to resist arrest, police got it into the back of a cruiser and, in consultation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, released it back into the water where it belongs.

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Premier Iain Rankin, New Nova Scotia Cabinet Sworn in by Lieutenant-Governor

Nova Scotia’s lieutenant-governor has sworn in new Liberal Premier Iain Rankin along with a cabinet that includes his rivals from the leadership race. Rankin was chosen as… Read more »

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Prince Edward Island Begins Airport COVID-19 Testing Pilot Project

  Prince Edward Island is starting a COVID-19 testing pilot project today for travellers arriving in the province by air. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison… Read more »

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Estee Lauder to Buy Canadian Skincare Company Deciem at US$2.2-Billion Valuation

The Estee Lauder Cos Inc. says it has struck a deal to buy Canadian skincare company Deciem Beauty Group Inc. at a valuation of US$2.2 billion The… Read more »

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Disney Plus Makes a Play for Adult Viewers With Star, but Don’t Expect All Hulu Hits

Disney Plus is introducing viewers to its older sibling: a new streaming hub named Star. After establishing itself as the family-friendly home to Disney, Pixar and Marvel… Read more »

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Toronto May Get a $500M E-Sports And Entertainment Venue at Exhibition Place

OverActive Media has released details of its plan for a new entertainment venue, shown in an artist’s rendition, at Exhibition Place. The esports company, home to the Toronto Defiant and Ultra teams, says the project is worth close to $500 million and includes a 7,000-seat theatre-style venue and hotel complex.

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Go Glamping With Kids at Sandman Hotels in Calgary

If you are in search of a wonderful spring break getaway with kids without leaving Calgary, then book a “Glamping experience” getaway at Sandman Hotels. Glamp inside… 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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Alberta Premier Announces Priority List for Second Round of COVID-19 Vaccinations

  Premier Jason Kenney says more seniors, along with Albertans in group homes and homeless shelters, will be among the priorities in the next round of COVID-19… Read more »

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Toronto Seeks Injunction to Stop Man From Building Tiny Shelters for the Homeless

The City of Toronto is asking a court to order a local man to stop building small wooden shelters for the homeless. The city filed an injunction… Read more »

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Pfizer to Ask Health Canada to Adjust Rules to Say Vaccine Safe in Regular Freezers

Pfizer and BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine can now safely be stored in regular freezers for up to two weeks, potentially easing some of the difficulty getting… Read more »

Feds Urged to Speed up Tech Bill as Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Law

Feds Urged to Speed up Tech Bill as Facebook Retaliates Against Australian Law

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s promise to introduce legislation that would force tech giants like Facebook to pay Canadian media companies for their content is taking far too long, experts say.

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Canada Extending CRB and Other COVID-19 Benefits

The federal government has announced plans to add extra weeks of income support for unemployed workers and parents at home with children because of the pandemic. The… Read more »

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Single Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Reduces Risk of Virus By 80 Per Cent: B.C. Health Agency

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control says new preliminary data shows that a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of the virus by… Read more »