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Amazon Launches Prime Video Store in Canada

Amazon has launched the Prime Video Store for Canada with new movie releases such as Jumanji: The Next Level and Sonic the Hedgehog. All Amazon customers in… Read more »

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Canada’s First Virtual Sitting of MPs “Successful” With Some Glitches

About 280 MPs took part Tuesday in Canada’s first-ever virtual House of Commons and declared it a success despite numerous technical hiccups. Commons Speaker Anthony Rota wrapped… Read more »

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McDonald’s Canada to Start Using Imported Beef and to Remove Angus Burgers From Menu

McDonald’s Canada says it will start importing beef as Canada’s beef supply chain struggles to meet current demand amid COVID-19. The restaurant chain, which prides itself on… Read more »

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April 28: Latest COVID-1 Modelling Forecasting up to 66,835 Cases by May 5 in Canada

New models released by the federal government show a pandemic paradox is playing out in Canada as more people die from COVID-19, even as the increase in new… Read more »

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Canada Making Progress Against COVID but No Quick Reopening, Trudeau Says

Canada is making progress in the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic but we’re far from out of the woods, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday as… Read more »

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RCMP to Harvest Data From Social Media for Threats Ranging From Disease to Shootings

Canada’s national police force wants a digital tool to harvest data from a sweeping variety of online sources, including the darkest reaches of the internet, to provide… Read more »

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Doctors Say They See Little Progress on Improving PPE Supply: Survey

The Canadian Medical Association has called for greater government transparency about the available supply of protective equipment in light of a new survey that suggests most respondents have seen… Read more »

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Canadians Divided Over Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory: Poll

While researchers across the planet race to find a vaccine for COVID−19, a new poll suggests Canadians are divided over whether getting it should be mandatory or… Read more »

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B.C. Planning to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions, But No Date Yet, says Top Doctor

British Columbia is making plans to relax provincewide restrictions aimed at fighting the COVID−19 pandemic, but a firm date has not been set, says provincial health officer… Read more »

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Foodora to shut down in Canada on May 11

Food delivery app Foodora is closing its Canadian operations in May, just months after a key labour board decision laid the groundwork for the company’s workers to push for unionization. The… Read more »

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VanDusen Botanical Garden, Fraserview and McCleery Golf Courses to Open on May 1

The Vancouver Park Board has announced that it is reopening Fraserview and McCleery golf courses and VanDusen Botanical Garden for public use on Friday, May 1. The sites… Read more »

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April 27: How to Apply for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Applications are Now Open

The federal government has announced that applications for 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses will open on April 27th. Officials expect to have processed 90… Read more »

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B.C. Records COVID-19 Related Death at a First Nations Community

British Columbia counted its first COVID−19−related death in a First Nations community on Saturday, the province’s top doctor said as she announced 95 more people had been… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Messenger Rooms Where You can Do Group Video Calls with up to 50 People

No more Zoom Bombing! Facebook is rolling out Messenger Rooms where-in you can do group video calls with up to 50 people. According to the news release,… Read more »

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WHO: Currently No Evidence That People Who Have Recovered From COVID-19 Are Protected From a Second Infection

As governments across the world are spending millions for antibody tests, WHO has issued a Scientific Brief, stating “There is currently no evidence that people who have… Read more »

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Get Athletic Quality Facemasks By Vancouver Whitecaps Released in Support of Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 70,000 animals – from the jellyfish, to the frogs, to rescued otters. Vancouver Aquarium, recently said that the aquarium might permanently… Read more »

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Ontario Police Provides Tips on What to Do If You Think You Are Pulled Over By Fake Police Car

Since the incident, many were left wondering how to spot a fake police car and what to do in case an unmarked police car pulled you over. Ontario Police has provided detailed instructions on what to do if you’re pulled over by an unmarked police car.

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Pregnant Women Who Were Left Out of CERB Will Soon Receive Financial Help

Expectant mothers who have been left out of a key COVID-19 emergency-aid program will receive financial help, and will qualify for federal benefits when they go on maternity… Read more »

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Facebook Takes Canada’s Privacy Czar to Court Over Personal Data Probe

Facebook wants a judge to toss out the federal privacy watchdog’s finding that the social media giant’s lax practices allowed personal data to be used for political purposes…. Read more »

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Make IKEA’s Swedish Meatballs – IKEA Meatballs Recipe

IKEA has shared the recipe for the famous meatballs served in its restaurants in the pictured step-by-step guide format. The recipe sure looks easier than putting together a piece of their flat-pack furniture.

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B.C. Will Fine You $2000 for Price Gouging and Reselling Essential Supplies

B.C. police and enforcement officers will start issuing $2,000 tickets for price gouging and reselling essential supplies during the COVID-19 state of emergency. “In the past month,… Read more »

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From Egyptian Tombs to Monasteries: You Can Tour Egyptian Heritage Sites Virtually

All of us, travel enthusiasts have been travelling virtually for some time now. Adding on to this virtual experiences are virtual tours of historic sites in Egypt…. Read more »

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COVID-19: T&T Supermarket to Check Temperature of Customers

Most supermarkets have installed plexiglass barriers and have limited the number of customers inside the store at any time. Now, T&T Supermarket is going to provide a… Read more »

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Harness Your Magical Powers with Harry Potter at Home

From the time the first Harry Potter book was released in June 1997, kids of all ages have been under its spell. With the world now focusing… Read more »