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April 3: Ontario Releases Updated List of Essential Businesses in Ontario; Non-Essential Businesses to Close From April 5

Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health… Read more »

Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Hit Musicals Like “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” For Free Online

You can watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music videos online for free for a short duration. Starting today, Andrew Lloyd Webber will be releasing a full-length, smash-hit… Read more »

Justin Trudeau Announces $100 Million for Urgent Food Needs of Vulnerable Canadians

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the… Read more »

White House Tells 3M to Cease Shipping N95 Masks to Canada and Other Countries Under Defense Production Act

Yesterday, the United States formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) that required U.S companies to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As per… Read more »

Are Canadians Obeying Social Distancing Rules: Google Releases Mobility Reports

Google has analysed location data from billions of Google users’ phones from around the world and has released mobility reports to help the public and health authorities… Read more »

Ontario’s Peel Health Region Accidentally Sent Wrong Results to Positive COVID-19 Patients

Peel Health Officials mailed the wrong test results to 16 residents COVID-19 patients in their region. The results advised them that they had tested negative, while they… Read more »

Toronto Will Fine You $5,000 If You Don’t Social Distance

Mayor Tory has signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares. This emergency action is in effect for at least… Read more »

Canada Releases List of Essential Workers Critical to Canada’s Infrastructure During COVID-19

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair has released the list of services and functions deemed essential to Canada’s critical infrastructure during COVID-19. Public Safety… Read more »

How to Apply For Canada Emergency Response Benefit When it Launches on April 6

Today, the Government of Canada announced that Canadians will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from April 6th. Canada Emergency Response Benefit… Read more »

How to Apply For Canada Emergency Business Account Through CIBC

CIBC announced that it is launching a fully digital application process for clients eligible for the new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) as part of the federal… Read more »

$100,000 in Fines and One Year in Jail if You Violate Ontario’s COVID-19 Rules

Ontario has announced strict measures as people continue to flock to parks even after the government declared a state of emergency to prevent the rapid spread of… Read more »

Thornhill Medical to Deliver Mobile Ventilator Systems to Canadian Facilities By Early April

Thornhill Medical announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Ontario to produce and supply several of its compact, portable ICU units for use… Read more »

Canadian Geographic Education Launches Free Online Classroom

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching Canadian Geographic Education’s #OnlineClassroom, which will offer its free, bilingual learning tools to all Canadians to support teachers, parents… Read more »

Ontario Extends School Closures Until May 4

Ontario has announced that it is extending school and child care centre closures until May 4 to continue the efforts to strop the spread of COVID-19. Public… Read more »

Ontario Announce Six-Month Interest-Free Student Loan Deferrals

The government of Ontario has announced that it temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans. Eligible Canadians to Get $2000 Under Canada Emergency Response… Read more »

March 30: Snapshot of COVID-19 Cases in Ontario

Ontario has reported 351 new cases of COVID-19 cases taking the total number of cases to 1706. 23 people have died due to COVID-19 related complications in… Read more »

Price Gouging: Ontario Will Fine Vendors up to $500,000 and a Year in Jail

Premier Doug Ford has announced penalties to combat price gouging and hold offenders accountable for raising prices significantly on the necessary goods. To this effect, the government… Read more »

These are the New Rules on Domestic Travel – Denial of Boarding to Those Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms

Today, Justin Trudeau announced that people who are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms will be denied boarding domestic flights and trains. This is part of the Government of Canada’s… Read more »

March 28: Snapshot of COVID-19 Cases in Canada

As per Public Health of Canada Website, there are currently 4757 reported COVID-19 cases and 55 deaths in Canada as of March 28, 2020, 08:25 AM EDT…. Read more »

Alberta Closes All Non-Essential Services

Premier Jason Kenney announced that as a result of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at certain businesses and organizations across the province will be prohibited effective immediately…. Read more »

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Offers Free Introductory Astronomy Lessons Online

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting introductory astronomy sessions called Homebound Astronomy to help Canadians keep learning about the sky from your own from your… Read more »

GST/HST Remittance Deferral Support for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government is deferring Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) remittances and customs duty payments to help with cash… Read more »

Canada Emergency Business Account and New Loan Programs for Small Businesses

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government will increase its wage subsidy for eligible small businesses to 75% from 10% announced earlier as part… Read more »

March 27: Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rates to 0.25 Percent

The Bank of Canada has lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to ¼ percent. After the rate cut, the bank rate is ½ percent and… Read more »