Police Warn Of Major Traffic Issues Over The Next Few Days – Full COVID-19 Update

Police are warning Ontario drivers to expect significant traffic delays on major highways when a trucking protest convoy enters the province. Sault Ste. Marie police say they’re expecting delays on Highway 17 in northern Ontario as the Freedom Convoy makes its way to Ottawa for a rally on Saturday. The OPP say delays are expected on the QEW, Highway 400, … Read more

New Poll Has O’Toole Quickly Catching Up To Trudeau

A new poll suggests the federal Conservatives are back within three percentage points of the Liberal party in the polls. Leger executive vice-president Christian Bourque says its the second consecutive month his polling firm has seen small gains for the Tories, bringing them back to the level of support they enjoyed before last fall’s federal election. Despite enjoying 31% support … Read more

Returning Office Worker Pimps Out His Workspace

After more than a year of customizing Zoom backgrounds, returning office workers may be tempted to deck out their cubicles. A man named Lucas Mundt recently got a job at a company called Simple Modern, and he went to his boss and asked if he could pimp out his cubicle? He made the whole thing look like a rustic cabin, … Read more

Another Week Of Restrictions Begins In Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

Today Ontario businesses enter their final week of provincial closure orders. Since January 5th, thousands of small businesses in the province have been under new restrictions that Premier Ford said were necessary to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant. Restaurants, gyms, movie theatres, indoor attractions and more have been ordered closed and retail settings are reduced to 50% capacity. … Read more

Instagram Is Testing A Subscription Service That Lets Creators Charge A Fee To Access Exclusive Content

Instagram influencers could soon start charging users monthly subscription fees to access exclusive content.  The Meta-owned platform is testing the ability among 10 creators in the US, allowing them to turn a profit with Live videos and Stories.  This feature is similar to the one rolled out to Facebook in 2020, which Meta said it would hold off on collecting … Read more

Tragic Fire In Brampton Kills 3 Young Boys

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown says he is heartbroken that three boys have died as a result of a fire in the city yesterday morning. Brown says the community is grieving with the family members of the boys and their friends. Peel Paramedic Superintendent Jay Szymanski says the boys, ages nine, 12 and 15-years-old, were pronounced dead in hospital after they … Read more

Starbucks Drops Their Vaccine Mandate For Staff

Starbucks is no longer requiring workers in the US to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — reversing a policy it announced early this month. Starbucks says it’s responding to last week’s ruling by the US Supreme Court rejecting the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. Starbucks had announced on January … Read more

Ford To Announce When Restrictions Start To Ease – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an announcement today about loosening public health restrictions. Senior government officials have already confirmed that Ford will announce indoor dining can resume on January 31st but only at 50% capacity. Many will also be watching to see when gyms and indoor attractions can resume. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling on … Read more

Free App For Victims Of Domestic Violence Allows Users To Log Evidence Until They Are Ready To Contact Police

A new app that allows users to log legally-admissible evidence of violent crimes has launched in a bid to empower victims of abuse to come forward.  Injury Capture, which is available globally, allows victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault to record forensic images using only a mobile phone, a card and the app installed.   The app, founded by … Read more

5G Concerns Result In Flight Schedule Changes

In the U.S., AT&T and Verizon say they will delay some new 5G wireless service after the U.S. airline industry raised alarms about potential interference with important systems on planes. The airlines had warned of massive flight cancellations and disruptions if the telecom companies’ rollout of new 5G service takes place near major airports. Airlines want the new service to … Read more

Ford Hints That Good News Is Coming – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Ford says he expects there will be some positive news soon about easing current pandemic restrictions. Ford told an Ottawa radio station that nobody dislikes COVID-19 lockdowns more than he does and he believes there will be announcements this week about going back to lower levels of restrictions. The province has closed movie theatres and attractions, banned indoor dining … Read more

Canada Has Approved The COVID Drug But Supply Is Limited – Full COVID-19 Update

The Federal Government has announced Canada is getting the new Pfizer drug meant to treat those infected with COVID-19. The Procurement Minister says Canada now has about 30,000 treatments on-hand and another 120,000 courses of the antiviral will be shipped by the end of March. Paxlovid helps to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from reproducing in an infected person. … Read more

Businesses May Not Reopen Businesses On The 26th – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s top doctor says he can’t yet guarantee that current COVID-19 public health restrictions on businesses will be lifted on January 26th. Chief medical officer Dr. Kieran Moore says he understands that business groups have been calling for greater clarity on the restrictions, with schools re-opening for in-class learning next week. But he says that will depend on when COVID-19 … Read more

Kit Kat Has 2 New Permanent Flavours

Hershey has two new Kit Kat flavours.  Yesterday, the candy maker announced the debut of Kit Kat Duos Strawberry + Dark Chocolate, and Kit Kat Thins Chocolate Hazelnut — two permanent additions to their ever-growing lineup of unique and delicious spins on the classic crispy treat.  Both new items are available in retailers nationwide now.  Strawberry + Dark Chocolate is … Read more

Rapid Tests And New PPE Part Of The Back-to-School Plan – Full COVID-19 Update

There are more details about what Ontario’s reopened classrooms will look like in the Omicron era. Education Minister Stephen Lecce provided an update yesterday, ahead of Monday’s return to school. Testing is no longer available to all, so the province will send two rapid antigen tests home with each student, and P-C-R tests will be given to kids who develop … Read more

Be Careful With Your Space Heater

The US National Fire Protection Association says about half of home heating fire deaths are caused by having heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding.  That’s why heaters should be kept at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.  “Space heaters really do need space,” said … Read more

Quebec Plans To Tax The Unvaccinated – Full COVID-19 Update

Quebec’s unprecedented plan to tax adult residents who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is coming under fire. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says the tax plan announced yesterday amid a surge of virus-related hospitalizations is deeply troubling, noting the Charter of Rights and Freedoms recognizes individual autonomy over our bodies and medical decisions. In a statement, the acting general … Read more

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