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Facebook Gives Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Spot Fake News

With human moderators sent home due to the coronavirus, and artificial intelligence systems scrambling to replace them, Facebook is taking a small step to educate its users on how to spot fake news themselves.  “We are committed to reducing the spread of false news on Facebook,” the social media giant writes in a post in its help center, … Read more

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Crocs Giving Away Free Shoes To Healthcare Workers Fighting The Coronavirus Crisis

The Crocs brand announced yesterday that they will provide free footwear to health-care workers helping combat the coronavirus..  The “A Free Pair for Healthcare” campaign invites doctors, nurses and other hospital staffers to choose a free pair of Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles. The offer, available while supplies last, can be redeemed through their website.  … Read more

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Mcdonald’s Cuts Its Menu And Will Stop Serving Certain Items During The Coronavirus Pandemic

McDonald’s has announced it will temporarily remove some items from its menu as it focuses on simplifying operations in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Restaurants in the United States have been forced to either shut doors or limit service to delivery and takeaway, pressuring operators that are struggling with staffing and plunging traffic, among other issues.  McDonald’s will … Read more

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Ontario Takes On Price Gouging And Service Canada Is Closing Their Doors

Yesterday Ontario repeated with another “largest single-day spike” in cases of COVID-19. There were 170 more cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total to 858. That includes 15 deaths. Across Canada, COVID-19 totals are rapidly growing. There are now 4,043 confirmed and presumptive cases. 39 people have died. The U.S. now leads the world in the number of … Read more

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Strip Club Uses Dancers As Delivery Drivers After Being Shut Down Due To The Coronavirus

The governor of Oregon recently issued a mandate shutting down all nonessential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While this has caused many businesses to close their doors, there was one establishment that came up with a unique way to keep its employees working.  Shon Boulden, the owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge strip club in Portland, Ore., said … Read more

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How To Look Your Best On Video Calls

FaceTime and other forms of video calls are extremely popular right now with so many people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a service, the NY Post has revealed some tricks to make sure that you look professional on your video call.

Here are the five things you can do to make sure you look your best:

  1. Clothing. 
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100 New COVID-19 Cases In Ontario – Full Daily Update

Yesterday was a landmark day for COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 100 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 688. It was the largest single-day jump in Ontario thus far. There were also four more deaths. Thirteen Ontarians have now died from the infection.

The Latest Numbers:

Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada: There are now … Read more

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How To Safely Order Takeout And Delivery Food During Coronavirus Lockdown

The NY Post spoke to Dr. Kristen Gibson, an associate professor of food safety and microbiology at the University of Arkansas, about what you should know before you order food delivery.  “I wouldn’t say avoid eating to-go food,” she says.  Plus, you probably won’t get COVID-19 through consuming food. “The risk of contracting coronavirus through food has Read more

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Italian Priest Accidentally Live Streams Mass With Facebook Filters Active

An Italian priest’s live streamed mass on Facebook went viral after the religious leader accidentally left the platform’s AR filters active, causing him to appear in various cartoon disguises.  Paolo Longo, parish priest of the Church of San Pietro and San Benedetto di Polla in Salerno province, live streamed mass on Facebook to allow parishioners to attend the service virtually … Read more

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Construction Workers Questioning Essential Service Tag – Full COVID-19 Daily Update

Canada’s chief medical health officer says an equal number of Canadians who have tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus from travel and from the community. Doctor Theresa Tam says this represents a fundamental shift in the spread of the virus in Canada. She also notes that, while age is an important factor in how sick people get from the … Read more

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Ford Says Non-Essential Businesses Must Close By Tonight – Full Daily COVID19 Update

Today is layoff day for tens of thousands more people in Ontario. Premier Ford announced yesterday the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses in Ontario by 11:59pm tonight. Ontarians will still have access to grocery stores and pharmacies and gas, hydro, the media and telecommunications will continue to run.

To view the detailed list of which businesses are considered non-essential: … Read more

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Sex Doll Companies Trying To Cash In On Self Isolation

Sex doll companies have an important public service message: Self-isolating can be fun and safe at the same time.  Abyss, the maker of sex robots RealDolls, assured potential buyers that its dolls are free of COVID-19 in an Instagram post.  “Self-isolating doesn’t have to be the worst!  All RealDolls are made from Platinum Grade Silicone and are naturally Read more

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Health Minister Threatens Criminal Charges For Those Who Ignore Quarantine Rules – Full Daily COVID19 Update

Today is a strange day. It was supposed to be the first day back-to-school following March Break but the COVID-19 pandemic still has schools closed, most businesses closed and Canadians wondering what is coming next?

Number of Infections:

Here is where the numbers in Canada stand: As of Sunday evening, there are 425 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. … Read more

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Massive Layoffs At Air Canada – Full Daily COVID19 Summary

The head of the Air Canada component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees says about 3,600 of the company’s flight attendants will be laid off starting in April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE says all of Air Canada Rouge’s 1,549 flight attendants are also facing lay-off. Air Canada says the layoffs are temporary and employees will be returned … Read more

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The Border Is Closing And Big Changes At The Beer Store – Full Daily COVID-19 Update

Ontario has reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Most are travel-related, but transmission information is marked as “pending” for four of the new cases. The number of confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Canada has risen to 727. Quebec also announced its first death related to the virus, bringing the national death … Read more

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Westjet Confirms Several Flights Had Confirmed COVID-19 Passengers – Full Daily Update

This is the half way point of the first week of March Break and the first full day of the Ontario State of Emergency. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were laid off yesterday when the province ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, recreational facilities, libraries, theatres, concert venues, childcare centres and private schools. Premier Ford also restricted … Read more

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Westjet Canceling International Flights – Full COVID-19 Update

Many local restaurants are taking COVID-19 seriously enough that they are voluntarily closing their doors. Yesterday, Doctor David Williams recommended that eateries stop serving customers in-person and switch to offering only takeout or delivery. He says the measure is needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. This includes quick service restaurants like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Tim … Read more

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Trudeau To Speak At 1pm – Full COVID-19 Update

It’s officially March Break and unlike in past years, most things are closed for families. Here’s the latest on COVID-19: Again today we are asking ourselves to socially distance ourselves from other people to stop the virus from spreading. If possible, work from home. Avoid large gatherings and having close contact with others. As always: Wash your hands regularly. And … Read more

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Peter Weber And Madison Prewett Call It Quits

In a long Instagram post, Peter Weber thanked fans, apologized to Hannah Ann, and confirmed he has split with Madison following a dramatic end to The Bachelor on Tuesday night. … Read more

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Sophie Gregroire Trudeau Tests Positive For COVID-19 And Ontario Schools To Close After Today

It’s confirmed. Sophie Gregroire Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is under quarantine. The Prime Minister’s Office says she is feeling well and her symptoms remain mild.  At the moment, Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health with no symptoms. He remains in self-isolation for the next two weeks. Gregoire Trudeau … Read more

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Ontario Bakery Creates A 530-Pound Nanaimo Bar For Guinness Record

A pair of Ontario siblings may have set a Guinness World Record when they cooked up a 530-pound Nanaimo bar.  Chantelle Gorham, owner of Northwest Fudge Factory in Levack, (northwest of Sudbury) says her kids, Ella, 10, and Austin, 5, took the lead on creating the massive Nanaimo bar.  A Nanaimo Bar is a dessert with three layers: a base … Read more

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COVID-19 Has Been Declared A Pandemic – NBA Suspends The Season – FULL UPDATE

NOTE: This article contains a lot of information, along with video and various social media components. Please scan down to see the latest news on COVID-19:

To all of those who were skeptical and for those who deny it’s a real thing, today is the day everyone needs to start taking COVID-19 seriously. Yesterday the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 … Read more

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COVID19 Confirmed In Sudbury – Canadian Airlines Now Allowing People To Re-book March Break Trips

Health officials in Sudbury have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the area, bringing the total in Ontario to 37.  In an online statement yesterday, Sudbury public health says a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19 after he went to the emergency department at Health Sciences North on Saturday. That the man attended a convention in Toronto … Read more

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Flight To Aruba Disrupted Yesterday After A Passenger Claimed To Be A Terrorist And Stripped Naked

There was drama in the skies yesterday. It was an After 9 Podcast listener that alerted us to this story. A Westjet flight, heading to Aruba, had to turn around midflight due to an unruly passenger. Approximately two and a half hour into the flight a passenger stood up, said her name, claimed she was a terrorist and said everyone … Read more

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Roll-Up The Rim Begins Today And McDonald’s Extends Their Dollar Coffee Promo

Today the Canadian coffee wars really heat up. First, this is day 1 of Roll Up The Rim to Win at Tim Horton’s. This year the contest is being played online and on the app. Customers are encouraged to download the Tim Horton’s app and link their rewards card information onto it. Paper cups with roll-up rims have been axed … Read more

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Krispy Kreme Debuting Greenified Doughnuts For St. Patrick’s Day

Krispy Kreme is going green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Between March 14 (this Saturday)  and March 17, participating Krispy Kreme locations will debut “greenified” versions of the chain’s popular doughnuts, including — but not limited to — its temporarily renamed “O’riginal” Glazed Doughnuts.  In addition to its “greenified” inventory, Krispy Kreme plans to debut an entirely … Read more

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Gas Prices To Drop 10 Cents Tomorrow Morning

We are about to see an immediate effect at the pumps from yesterday’s terrible day on the stock market. According to EnPro, we will see gas prices drop roughly 10 cents a litre tomorrow. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia slashed its official crude selling price after OPEC talks with Russia broke down without producing an agreement on production cuts. Benchmark global … Read more

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Women In Florida Can Order This Drink To Let Bartenders Know They’re In Danger

Bars in Florida are taking steps to help women get away from dangerous situations.  Members of a student government group came up with a clever idea for women to secretly signal to bartenders or wait staff that they need assistance. All they have to do is order a specific type of shot and help will be on the way.  Students … Read more

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Farm Fire Started After Pig Swallowed A Pedometer 

Firefighters in the UK were recently called to a fire in a pigpen that started in the strangest of circumstances.  “Should be an oink not a tweet,” quipped North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on Twitter Saturday. “Tadcaster and Knaresbororough firecrews attended a fire to 4 pigpens near Bramham.”  The fire at the farm in Northern … Read more

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Police Investigating A Shooting In Kitchener Last Night

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Kitchener last night. It happened on River Rd, between Victoria St. and Frederick St.  Police say they received reports of multiple shots fired in an apartment complex just before 8:00pm. Preliminary details suggest the shooting was targeted but the investigation will reveal more. Multiple people were seen fleeing … Read more

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[Video] Joey Chestnut Breaks The Big Mac World Record

Joey Chestnut may be best known as the 12-time winner of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual belly-stuffing showdown held every Fourth of July on Coney Island. Last year, he downed a hefty 71 franks in just 10 minutes — still three hot dogs short of his 2018 record of 74.  Now, he set his eyes on the McDonald’s … Read more

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COSTCO Is Suspending Free Samples Due To COVID-19 Concerns

If you are like most Costco cardholders, sometimes you like to eat your way through the store while shopping. Sorry to inform you that they have decided to do away with free sampling … Read more

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Vaccine Company Offering Big Money To Infect People With COVID19

A British company called Hvivo, which studies viruses, is one of the many groups working to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19.  They are trying to recruit human guinea pigs to study as they work towards developing a vaccine.  According to their web site, the company is looking for volunteers to intentionally infect with the COVID-19 virus. Participants will … Read more

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Coronavirus Prompts Tim Horton’s To Axe Roll Up The Rim Cups This Year

Tim Horton’s has announced they will be eliminating Roll Up The Rim cups amid coronavirus concerns. In a statement, Tim’s says they do not believe this is the right time to be collecting rolled up tabs, that have been in people’s mouths, during this current public health environment. They say the decision to change the contest this year was made … Read more

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Oil Took A Massive Dive In Overnight Trading – Gas Prices Expected To Drop

It could be a bloodbath on the markets today. Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers (Saudi Arabia, Russia and others) threatens to further damage a global economy already weakened by the COVID-19 crisis. Crude fell $11.44 or 25.3 per cent, to $33.83 cents per barrel in electronic trading today in London. With demand for oil falling as … Read more

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Tito’s Vodka Says Don’t Use Their Vodka As Hand Sanitizer

Tito’s is for drinking, not for sanitizing.  The Texas-based liquor brand known for its vodka is urging the public that its hooch cannot, in fact, be used as a hand sanitizer or in homemade disinfectants to ward off coronavirus.  The Tito’s official Twitter account has been responding to tweets one-by-one from fans who seem to believe that since the recipe … Read more

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There Was A Big Spike In Canadian COVID19 Cases Yesterday – Trudeau Says We Are Not Closing The Border

Toronto’s public health officials will be making an update on the coronavirus this morning. The province currently has 23 known cases of the virus — four of which have since been resolved. Most of those cases are in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Waterloo Region now has it’s first case of COVID19. A woman that just returned from Italy … Read more

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The Amber Alert Is Over And The Boy Has Been Found

Toronto police say they will be providing more information this morning about the case of a 14-year-old boy who was subject of an Amber Alert. Police say the teen was found safe yesterday in Brampton after having been abducted on his way … Read more

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Twitter Is Testing A New Feature That Makes Tweets Disappear After 24 Hours

Twitter will take a page out of the playbook of Instagram and Snapchat.  The social media giant announced that it will test a feature that allows users to post tweets that disappear after just 24 hours, similar to the ephemeral story posts on Instagram and Snapchat.  The new style of tweet, which the company is calling “Fleets” – … Read more

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Starbucks Is Currently Not Accepting Reusable Cups From Customers Due To Coronavirus

Starbucks is temporarily stopping use of reusable, personal mugs in stores because of the coronavirus, the chain announced yesterday.  In an open letter posted on the Seattle-based company’s website,… Read more

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