Prince Philip Has Passed Away

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99. The Queen’s husband was admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 17 after feeling unwell. He spent a month in hospital and was released on March 16, when he returned to Windsor Castle. His illness was said to not be related to COVID-19.  The Queen and Prince … Read more

Wedding Planner Shares A Bouquet Mistake That A Lot Of Brides Make During The Ceremony

A wedding planner has revealed the one mistake that bride’s always make that makes her cringe.  Creative director and wedding planner at Grit & Grace Events, Claire, regularly shares wedding tips and tricks on her TikTok, where she’s known as @gritandgraceeventsco.  But it’s her reminder to brides that everyone’s raving about.  In a video that has been viewed 15.4 … Read more

Rory Mcilroy Hit His Dad’s Leg With A Ball At The Masters

Rory McIlroy accidentally hit his father with a golf ball yesterday during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia.  The golf pro, who parred his first four holes and bogeyed the next two holes, hit a spectator on the left leg with an errant shot on the seventh hole. The man turned out … Read more

Small Businesses Desperately Need Help From The Government – Full COVID-19 Update

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the province needs to do more to help small businesses survive the latest stay at home order. It’s calling on the province to allow appointment-based sales and service limited to one customer at a time during the month-long lockdown. Under the new rules, only stores that sell goods such as groceries, cleaning supplies … Read more

Explaining The New Stay At Home Order

Ontario is headed into another stay-at-home order.  This means everyone must stay home except for essential reasons. These include heading into work where there is no option to work remotely, heading into school, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, using health care services (including getting vaccinated), or heading outside to exercise.

Along with the stay-at-home order comes new restrictions … Read more

Starbucks Testing A Borrow A Cup Program With Reusable Cups

Starbucks is launching a “Borrow A Cup” program letting customers order their java in a reusable cup for a $1 deposit after having to suspend its bring-your-own cup policy during the pandemic.  The two-month program will run at five stores in Seattle through May 31 letting customers order a hot or cold beverage in a reusable cup. Once … Read more

Dog Swallows 4-Inch Kebab Skewer

A dog amazed vets by surviving for eight weeks with a 4-inch wooden kebab skewer inside her.  Bear the German Shephard started limping after the stick passed all the way through to her leg.  An ultrasound eventually revealed the skewer, which had missed all her vital organs, lodged in the 10-month-old, which was surgically removed.  Vet Riccardo Minelli of Abington … Read more

KW Humane Society Raising Money For Much Needed Medical Equipment

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth is starting a Centre Advancement Campaign to raise $100,000 which they need to purchase important medical equipment and to build and improve onsite parks for dogs at the shelters. The money being raised will go to a new x-ray machine with dental imaging capabilities, a Cautery Unit, and an onsite park … Read more

Ontario Identifies Hot Spot Regions To Prioritize For Vaccinations – Full COVID-19 Update

13 Ontario Public Health units have been deemed hot spots by the province which means they can expect to see an influx of COVID-19 vaccines. Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Ottawa, Peel, Simcoe-Muskoka, Southwestern, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Windsor-Essex, and York Region can now move to phase 2 of vaccinating. Many more essential frontline workers are included in phase 2, including … Read more

Schools In Peel And Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Ordered Shut Down By Public Health

Schools in Peel Region are closed for in-person learning starting today. Dr. Lawrence Loh, the region’s medical officer of health, has ordered schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to move classes online. The closure will remain in place until April 18 and Loh says it may be extended if necessary. The top doctor in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph public health unit has … Read more

The Hotspots Now Want The Rest Of Ontario Under A Stay-At-Home Order – Full COVID-19 Update

Top doctors in three Ontario virus hot spots want the province to impose tougher restrictions. Chief medical officers of health for Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa have written to their provincial counterpart recommending a stay-at-home order. They asked Dr. David Williams to move schools online in regions dealing with significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The Ontario Medical Association is also calling for … Read more

For Some Reason A Drive-Thru Dinosaur Experience Is Closed As Part Of The Provincial Shutdown

It’s a move that has a lot of people here in the Region shaking their heads.  Bingemans has been forced to temporarily close their Dino-Drive-In experience because of the Provincial shutdown. Despite visitors remaining in their own vehicles and having virtually no contact with staff, the drive-thru attraction is apparently not allowed to open. Refunds are available for anyone who … Read more

Ford To Announce A Province Wide Lockdown Starting Saturday – Full COVID-19 Update

Multiple reports say today Premier Ford will announce a province-wide lockdown, lasting a month. Internal government sources told Global News that all regions of Ontario will move into the Grey Zone starting at 12:01am on Saturday. It will mean that restaurants are shutting down for in-person service and will only be able to offer takeout and delivery. Essential retail stores … Read more

You Can Now Get Emotional Support Beer

Thanks to Woodstock Brewing company, people can now get emotional support beer.  The New York-based microbrewery has created a Citra IPA that comes in a colorful can and features the words “Emotional Support Beer” in bold font. Even better, a portion of the proceeds earned from this limited-time brew will go to Operation At Ease, which is a … Read more

Spring Break Is Still On

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says spring break in the province’s schools will go ahead as scheduled for the week of April 12th. Lecce says the government continues to follow advice from the province’s top doctor and the break originally set for March will not be postponed again. He adds safety protocols will be stepped up when students and staff return … Read more

Woman Asking For Advice After New Boyfriend Sends Her A Spreadsheet Breaking Down The Cost Of Their Weekend Trip

A woman has posted a story on Reddit’s Relationships channel about her first romantic weekend away with her new boyfriend. As they were planning, he sent her a spreadsheet, “literally breaking down the cost of everything to the cent . . . telling me I owed him $167.99.  The noted that she would, “happily have just given him $200 Read more

The Caucus Club Says Guests Who Smell Like Marijuana Aren’t Welcome

A restaurant in Michigan is making it known that requirements for “proper attire” include certain limitations on “odours,” specifically those of the marijuana kind.  The Caucus Club in Detroit recently reiterated its dress code on Facebook, stating in no uncertain terms that the “smell” of marijuana is not welcome inside the business.  “Seriously Read more

Police Say Last Month’s Fire In Georgetown Was A Double Homicide

A 27-year-old man from Mississauga has been arrested in a double homicide in Georgetown last month. Police say Harrison Brown has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and arson in the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found following a fire at their home. Police say the deaths of 56-year-old Krystyna (Emilia) Rerak, and her 59-year-old husband … Read more

AstraZeneca No Longer Recommended For Those Under 55 – Full COVID-19 Update

Multiple provinces are suspending their use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in younger patients. The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations is recommending against administering the shot in anyone under the age of 55. However, the vaccine regulators are not pulling AstraZeneca’s approval in Canada, although the committee says regulatory changes could still be made. Health Canada is demanding the drugmaker … Read more

Dr. Fauci Claims He Gave The Go-Ahead For COVID Vaccine And Gives No Credit To Trump’s Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Anthony Fauci has appeared to claim credit for the decision to quickly develop vaccines against COVID-19, in remarks that are sure to anger Donald Trump.  Fauci made the comment in an interview with CNN for a special last night, diving into the details of America’s pandemic response.  “When I saw what happened in New York City, almost over-running Read more

Just 8 Percent Feel Fully Rested After A Night Of Sleep

A new study reveals less than one in 10 people (8%) actually feel fully rested after sleeping.  A survey of 2,000 respondents finds that, on average, we only get five hours of sleep every night.  More than six in 10 people (61%) cannot remember the last time they felt truly well-rested.  Just over one in five (22%) say they can … Read more

Van Gogh Painting, Hidden For A Century, Sells For $15 Million

For $15.4 million, a newly unearthed Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece that was kept hidden by a French family for more than 100 years now has a new home.  The painting, titled “A Street Scene in Montmartre,” sold Thursday during an auction livestreamed from Paris.  It trafficked high phone and online bids from art enthusiasts in the French capital, … Read more

OHA Claims ICU Capacity Is Reaching Critical Level

A hospital group says Ontario’s intensive-care capacity is reaching a critical level. The Ontario Hospital Association says the number of severely ill patients is approaching a previous peak. The record for ICU patients being treated in Ontario hospitals for COVID-19 is 420 people. This comes as provincial health officials say more contagious variants of the virus now make up half … Read more

Several Million More Vaccines Are On The Way

More Canadians may soon be getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as health officials across the country prepare for the single-largest week of vaccine shipments since the start of the pandemic. Moderna is playing catch-up, sending 600,000 shots this Thursday — part of a shipment of 846,000 that was due last week. The other two approved vaccines, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca, are expected … Read more

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