Esso Is Expanding Their PC Optimum Program

Loblaw is expanding its PC Optimum loyalty program at Esso gas stations. Starting early next year, Optimum members can earn and redeem points for rewards including fuel and car washes when they fill up their tanks. Since Loblaw and Imperial Oil teamed up in 2018, members could just earn points when buying gas at Esso stations. Imperial is going to … Read more

Ontario Now Saying To Take The 1st Second Shot That’s Available – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario officials are urging residents to take whichever vaccine — either Pfizer or Moderna — that is available first. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says mixing and matching is safe after reports of hesitancy surrounding the Moderna vaccine. She says residents who are concerned should speak with their doctors or pharmacists. Jones says the government will continue to tell the public … Read more

Waterloo Region Dealing With A Delta Variant Outbreak

Yesterday Waterloo Region’s top doctor briefed local officials at a virtual board of health meeting. Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Wang, said the Region is experiencing an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and outbreaks, believed to be due to the Delta variant. Most cases are associated with close contacts and social gatherings. She believes the percentage of variant cases … Read more

Putin Says Canada Is One Of The World Leaders In Cyber Attacks

Vladimir Putin claims most of the cyberattacks in the world are carried out from the United States, but the Russian president says Canada isn’t far behind. Following talks with US President Joe Biden yesterday, Putin alleged two Latin American countries and Britain were also among the biggest sources of cybercrime. The most damaging cyberattacks on record have come either from Read more

The Linda O’Leary Trail – Day 3

The woman who was on a boat during a fatal collision on Lake Joseph back in August, 2019, acknowledged in court yesterday that she can’t clearly recall how many of the boat’s lights were on when it was struck by the other vessel. Susan Auricchio testified yesterday at the trial of Linda O’Leary, who is charged under the Canada Shipping … Read more

Free Fishing This Weekend In Ontario

The Ontario government says families can enjoy fishing province-wide this weekend without having to purchase a licence or carry an outdoors card. John Yakabuski, the minister of natural resources and forestry, says free fishing on Father’s Day weekend is a fun and safe way to bond with your family. The provincial government says it’s still important to help keep recreational Read more

Canada Has Hit 75% Vaccination – Full COVID-19 Update

Canada has hit another milestone in the race to get COVID-19 vaccinations into arms. Shots administered Tuesday pushed the country to the point where 75 per cent of everyone who is eligible has had their first dose. Almost 17 per cent have had their second dose. Recent federal modelling suggested if 75 per cent of eligible Canadians got their first … Read more

Day 2 At The Linda O’Leary Trial

An Ontario Court has been told a boat carrying a group of stargazers on Lake Joseph had its lights on when it was hit by another boat captained by the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary. Richard Ruh was operating the 16-foot Nautique at the time of the late-night crash that killed two people in August of 2019. He testified … Read more

Nasty Road Rage Incident In Oakville

Police say a 35-year-old man is facing charges after a driver was stabbed in the face in a road rage incident in Oakville last weekend. Halton Police say two vehicles followed one another after the incident on Saturday. They say one of the drivers was taken to hospital with a laceration to his face after an altercation occurred when the … Read more

CREA Predicting The Hot Real Estate Market Will Continue

The Canadian Real Estate Association is forecasting record housing sales in 2021 even though the market is starting to cool from highs set earlier this year. CREA says sales last month were down 7.4 per cent from April as declines occurred in close to 80 per cent of all markets. Association chair Cliff Stevenson attributes slowing sales to soaring prices Read more

Calls For Canada To Take On PornHub

International women’s rights advocates are calling on Canada to apply existing laws to hold tech giants like Pornhub accountable in stopping the violence and exploitation of women, not just in Canada but around the world. NDP ethics critic, Charlie Angus, is urging the Liberal government to make Pornhub and other platforms follow legal obligations under child pornography laws and laws … Read more

The Ontario Borders Are Open Again – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s borders with Quebec and Manitoba are fully reopened as of today. An order restricting travel from those provinces through land and water borders expired at midnight. The regulation was introduced in April as the province battled a third wave of COVID-19. It meant people could only enter Ontario for reasons deemed essential and law enforcement could stop and question … Read more

National Security Concerns Around The Two Fired Scientists At The National Microbiology Lab

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says documents related to the firing of two scientists and the transfer of viruses from the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg to a research facility in Wuhan, China are too sensitive to hand over to the special committee on Canada-China relations. She told a Commons committee Monday night the records they seek come with privacy and … Read more

Ford Drops The Notwithstanding Clause

The Ontario government is drawing serious criticism over its use of the notwithstanding clause to pass election-related legislation deemed unconstitutional by a judge. Yesterday the government reintroduced amendments that limit what third parties can spend on advertising in the 12 months before an election is called. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says it is looking into legal options to … Read more

Linda O’Leary Trial Update – Day 1

A man whose boat was struck by a vessel operated by Linda O’Leary on a summer night nearly two years ago testified that he heard an engine revving at high speed, moments before the fatal collision. Irv Edwards, a California-based physician testified yesterday that he was stargazing before his boat was struck by O’Leary’s vessel on the evening of August … Read more

Major-General Dany Fortin Claims He Is Innocent And Blames Trudeau For Political Interference

Major-General Dany Fortin is seeking a judicial review of the decision to toss him from his Public Health Agency job as COVID-19 vaccine logistics boss. Fortin was fired last month, five days before the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service referred a sexual misconduct investigation to the Quebec prosecution service to determine whether criminal charges were warranted. Through his lawyers, Fortin … Read more

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