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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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Proposal for Toronto Isolation Centres Approved by City’s Board of Health

Toronto’s board of health has approved a proposal that would see the city move towards creating voluntary accommodations for those who test positive for COVID−19 but can’t self−isolate at home…. Read more »

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Toronto Extends Hours of Select Outdoor Pools Until Nearly Midnight Due to Heat Warning

The city of Toronto is extending hours at select outdoor pools to help residents cool off during Heat Warning. Extended pool hours will be in effect during… 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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Toronto City Council Makes Masks Mandatory in Indoor Public Spaces

Toronto city council has approved a bylaw to make masks mandatory in public indoor settings to help slow the spread of COVID−19. The bylaw was written on… 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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Toronto Zoo to Reopen to the Public From July 4

The Toronto Zoo will be reopening to the public on July 4th. The Zoo reopened its doors for members on June 27th. Face masks will be mandatory… 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 »

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Shopping Malls Open on Canada Day in Greater Toronto Area – July 1, 2020

List of shopping malls open on Canada Day in Greater Toronto Area.

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Ontario Proposes New Rules for Taking Groundwater, More Municipal Power

Ontario is proposing to effectively give municipalities veto power over new water bottling permits and set new rules and priorities for taking groundwater. The planned changes come three… Read more »

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Canada Day in Toronto & GTA 2020

Canada Day in Toronto & GTA 2020 – A comprehensive list of most of the Canada Day events, festivals and family activities happening across GTA including cities in Regions of Peel, Halton, Durham, & York.

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Ontario Power Generation Scraps Plan to Bury Nuclear Waste Near the Lake Huron Shoreline

A politically fraught plan to store hazardous nuclear waste deep underground near the Lake Huron shoreline has been formally put to rest more than 15 years after… Read more »

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COVID-19 Interactive Travel Map: Canadian Travel & Tourism Website Lets You Know Where You Can Travel Now

Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable has launched a website that lets you know where you can travel now – whether it is interprovincial travel or international travel…. Read more »

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Royal Ontario Museum Reopens on July 9th

Royal Ontario Museum is reopening on Thursday, July 9 to Members and Saturday, July 11 to the public. The admission will be through timed tickets which will… Read more »

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PM: Canada Almost Self-Sufficient in PPE as Canadian Businesses Step Up

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian companies are now producing so much personal protective equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19 that Canada is almost at the point of being self-sufficient.