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Thunder Bay, Simcoe Muskoka Moving into Lockdown March 1

  Ontario will move the Thunder Bay and Simcoe Muskoka regions into lockdown on Monday while loosening restrictions in seven other areas. Local leaders in Thunder Bay… Read more »

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Doctors Urge Alberta to Hold off on Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs…. Read more »

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Best Canadian Whiskies for 2021

The winners of the eleventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards which recognize the very best Canadian whiskies have been announced and nine independent whisky experts named Canada’s oldest whisky,… Read more »

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Ontario Parks Report Reservations for Camp Sites have Doubled From 2020

Ontario Parks says that reservations for its campsites have nearly doubled since the same time last year. The provincial government agency says that bookings made between Jan…. Read more »

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CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin Resigns After Travelling To UAE For Covid-19 Vaccine

The head of the fund managing Canada Pension Plan investments is the latest high-profile Canadian to draw criticism for their behaviour during the pandemic after he travelled… Read more »

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Health Canada Approves AstraZeneca’s COVID 19 Vaccine

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use. Details of the approval and when Canadians… Read more »

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Alberta’s Budget Promises More Help for COVID 19 with a Hard Deficit

Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return. Finance Minister Travis Toews said as… Read more »

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Pandemic Spending, No Tax Increases: Some Highlights From the Alberta budget

Alberta’s United Conservative government tabled its budget Thursday. Here are some of the highlights: No new taxes or tax increases. Deficit of $18.2 billion on estimated revenues… Read more »

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Halifax Museum Seeks to Identify Members of Second World War Volunteer Fire brigade

A military museum in Halifax recently put out an online call for help after acquiring a Second World War era photo depicting an all-Black volunteer fire brigade… Read more »

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Mr. No More: Mr. Potato Head Toys Go Gender Neutral to Promote Equality and Inclusion

Hasbro is doing its part to promote gender equality and inclusion by making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by dropping “Mr.” from the… Read more »

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Wandering Seal Pup Crosses P.E.I. Highway Before Being Picked Up By Police

For the second time in a week, police in Prince Edward Island were called to the scene of a wandering seal, and animal specialists say it may… Read more »

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Ontario Proposes Election Laws Reform to Limit Third-Party Advertising

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government proposed changes to the election laws Thursday that it said were aimed at limiting third-party advertising and boosting voter participation.

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Police Chiefs Endorse New ‘Rescu’ Platform Used to Find Missing Kids

A new alert system that police recently used to find two missing girls received endorsement from the country’s police chiefs on Thursday. The system, known as the… Read more »

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Hamilton Named Host of 2022 World Synchronized Skating Championships

Hamilton has been named the host city for the 2022 world synchronized skating championships. Skate Canada said in a release that the event will be held at… Read more »

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2021 Online Reservations for B.C. Parks Campsites to Open on March 8

Camping enthusiasts in British Columbia will be able to book summer campsites in parks across the province starting March 8. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change… Read more »

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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 »