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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 »

Coronavirus: What is Open & Closed in Toronto & GTA – Facilities, Attractions & Events

Ford government has declared a state of emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. Ontario government has issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil… Read more »

How to Do Safe Grocery Shopping and Clean Fresh Produce – COVID-19

According to WHO and Public Health Canada, COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness and currently, there is no evidence to the contrary. Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads through respiratory… Read more »

Check Out the Social Distancing Inspired Logos of Famous Brands

Famous Brands are spreading social distancing awareness by re-creating their logos that put social distancing in focus. See these new logos and campaigns below. You may like:… Read more »

Air Transat to Operate Repatriation Flights From El Salvador and Guatemala

Air Transat has announced that it will be operating two special flights to return Canadians stranded in El Salvador and Guatemala. These flights, operated in collaboration with… Read more »

COVID-19: Canadian Tire Increases Pay of All Active Canadian Tire Store Employees

As the country is dealing with the fall-out of COVID-19 pandemic, the essential services workers are at the forefront of serving Canada’s communities. As a result, Canadian… Read more »

This is What You Will Get Through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Canadian government has announced that Bill C-13, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, has received Royal Assent. This means that all measures announced as part of the… Read more »

COVID-19: Eligible Canadians to Get $2000 Under Canada Emergency Response Benefit

As part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the government is establishing Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that will give eligible Canadians a taxable… Read more »

COVID-19: All Ontario Malls Closed Except For Essential Services

All Ontario malls are closed except for essential services like grocery shopping, banking services, and restaurant take-outs as a response to the Ontario Government’s mandatory closure of… Read more »

Coronavirus: Cadillac Fairview Malls Reduce Hours & Closes Indoor Access in Select Malls

March 25: In response to Quebec and Ontario closing all non-essential services, Cadillac Fairview Corporation have enclosed shopping centres in Ontario & Quebec. What is Closed: Ontario… Read more »

COVID-19: Ontario Reduces Electricity Prices by Changing Day Time Rates For 45 Days

As the province and the country continue to reel under the economic pressures brought on by COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford has announced that the government is… Read more »

Stay Home: Parks Canada Suspends Vehicle Access to National Parks Across the Country

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home. Parks Canada has announced that it is introducing additional measures to reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19. On… Read more »

COVID-19: List of Essential Services That Can Remain Open in Ontario

On the morning of Monday, March 23, the Ontario Government ordered all non-essential businesses to close down effective 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th to prevent the… Read more »

COVID-19: Canada Post Reduces Hours & Changes Delivery Services

Canada Post has announced that in order to keep postal workers and the community safe during COVID-19, Canada Post has initiated some changes to its retail hours… Read more »