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

Some Have To Travel A Long Way To Get Their Second Shot – Full COVID-19 Update

Residents in COVID-19 Delta variant hot spots are expressing frustration after finding out they can’t get an earlier second dose of vaccine near their homes. Residents of seven regions, including Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, Halton, Peel, York and Porcupine, were allowed to move up their second vaccinations starting yesterday, due to evidence that one shot provides less protection against the Delta … Read more

The Linda O’Leary Trial Gets Underway Today

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A trial is set to begin today for Linda O’Leary, who faces charges under the Canada Shipping Act following a deadly boat crash. The wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary is charged with careless operation of a vessel in the crash that killed two people nearly two years ago. Her lawyer has previously said she is … Read more

Woman Got Stuck In A Folding Chair While Making A Fetish Video

A woman in Michigan got a folding chair stuck around her waist last week, and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get her out. The 27-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan resident, who goes by Sydney Jo on TikTok, makes money posting something called “stuck” videos. She films herself getting stuck in different ways.  For example, she might get … Read more

Millions Of Ontarians Can Book An Accelerated Second Shot Today – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario Finally Shortens The Second Dose Wait Time For AstraZeneca:

Ontarians who received a first jab of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get a second shot a little bit sooner than expected. The province announced Saturday that it has shortened the minimum interval between doses from 12 weeks to eight weeks. That brings Ontario in line with … Read more

A Scathing New Report On The Liberal WE Scandal

The House of Commons ethics committee has issued a scathing report on the Trudeau government’s now-cancelled deal with WE Charity. It calls on the government not to work with WE again until an audit by the Canada Revenue Agency or an independent group can determine how the company operates. The report also flags what it sees as gaps and weaknesses Read more

MPP’s Will Debate Doug Ford’s Not Withstanding Bill All Weekend

The Ontario legislature will sit this weekend to debate a bill that will include the notwithstanding clause to restore Elections Act restrictions on third-party advertising. Government House leader Paul Calandra says the bill restoring provisions that were ruled unconstitutional by an Ontario Superior Court judge were introduced for first reading yesterday. Calandra says the House will be brought back after Read more

It’s Step 1 Reopening Day in Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

Today is Step 1 reopening day in Ontario. As of midnight, restaurants are now allowed to reopen for outdoor dining only. Outdoor fitness classes can resume and bigger outdoor gatherings are now allowed. Non-essential items at essential stores can be sold again and retail stores deemed non-essential are allowed to open up again. All activities remain subject to capacity limits … Read more

Big Changes Coming To Grade 9 Math Curriculum

Education Minister Stephen Lecce has announced a new Grade 9 math curriculum that eliminates the streaming of students into academic or applied courses. Critics had been calling for an end to a practice they said discriminated against students from marginalized communities. The new curriculum to begin in the fall will involve more real-life math applications and include lessons on financial … Read more

The Bingemans Drive-In Reopens Friday Along With Various Other Attractions

Bingemans has announced that they will be opening the “On the Grand” drive-in theatre this Friday night. Friday will be a double header of Spongebob The Movie & Mission Impossible 6: Fallout. Saturday will feature Monster Trucks & Gemini Man. Tickets for the drive-in start at $25 per vehicle. All visitors are encouraged to purchase online, in advance. The full Read more

Jeff Bezos Is Going To Space In July

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be aboard for Blue Origin’s first human space flight next month. In an Instagram post yesterday, Bezos says he, his brother, and the winner of an ongoing auction will be aboard Blue Origin‘s New Shepard spacecraft when it launches on July 20th. Bezos said in early February that he was stepping down as CEO … Read more

Liberal MP William Amos Found In Contempt Of The House

A second incidence of inappropriate exposure on camera has resulted in consequences for Quebec Liberal MP William Amos. He’s been found in contempt of the House of Commons. Speaker Anthony Rota ruled Amos breached the privileges of his fellow MPs last month when he urinated while his computer camera was on during the internal parliamentary feed of proceedings. He noted … Read more

Ontario Moves To Step 1 On Friday – Full COVID-19 Update

The Ontario government says COVID-19 health indicators have improved enough to begin re-opening the economy on Friday. Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people and limited outdoor dining will be permitted and more retail businesses will be allowed to open for in-person sales with capacity restrictions. Premier Doug Ford says the first step in Ontario’s roadmap to recovery is beginning … Read more

Off Field Lacrosse Fight Leads To Serious Injury

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The excitement of opening weekend for the Premier Lacrosse League in Foxborough, Massachusetts was overshadowed by a grizzly incident that allegedly happened off the field. Reports say there was an altercation between Hamilton’s Matt Gaudet and Austin Staats of Six Nations of the Grand … Read more

The Archbishop Of Toronto Addresses The Abuse At Residential Schools

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Toronto says the church is working toward reconciliation with Indigenous people about the abuse suffered by children and families during the residential school system. But Cardinal Thomas Collins also accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being unfair in his comments about the church’s role in residential schools. Collins says he feels Trudeau’s comments that the … Read more

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