The Waterloo Region Airport Is About To Double In Size

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is about to double in size. There was a groundbreaking ceremony at the airport yesterday celebrating the new $11 million dollar terminal expansion and work is going quickly. Construction is expected to be done this spring. The two new terminal buildings will feature baggage carousels, holding areas, food services and pre-board screening. Regional Chair Read more

The Maple Leafs Have Signed A Deal With TikTok

The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets Wednesday night for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The team’s parent company announced a deal with TikTok earlier Wednesday for the logo to appear on players’ helmets throughout the season. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment said the one-year agreement with the video-sharing service also includes in-arena and digital … Read more

America Sets New Sodium Targets For Food

American regulators are spelling out new guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods ranging from condiments to french fries and potato chips. The voluntary targets are intended to help lower sodium intake, especially in packaged or restaurant foods. The US Food and Drug Administration says reductions have to be across the food supply so people can get … Read more

Facebook Expands Their Policy On Harassment

Facebook says it will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content. Under the new, more detailed harassment policy, Facebook will bar content that degrades or sexualizes public figures, including celebrities, elected officials and others in the public eye. Another change will add more protections from harassment to government dissidents, journalists and human rights activists around the world. … Read more

Ontario Expected To Receive Saskatchewan ICU Patients – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario may soon accept critical COVID-19 patients from Saskatchewan since the western province’s hospitals are over capacity. Saskatchewan Health Authority’s CEO says that the province is preparing air ambulance flights. Transfers to Ontario could likely happen this week, but that depends on the admissions to Saskatchewan’s intensive care units. On Tuesday, Saskatchewan had 114 people in its ICUs _ just … Read more

The Top 100 Patio Dining Spots In Canada

This warm stretch of October weather has unofficially extended patio season and some restaurants have reason to celebrate. OpenTable has announced the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, which includes the highest rated spots in cities across the country. With 43% of Ontarians planning on dining outdoors as far into the fall as possible according to an OpenTable survey, restaurants … Read more

Millions Of Canadians Don’t Like Facebook

An online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian studies suggests 40 per cent of Canadians have a negative opinion of Facebook, with half of respondents saying the social media giant should be regulated or broken up. The vast majority agreed Facebook amplifies hate speech, helps spread fake news and damages people’s mental health. However, more than three in … Read more

The Land Crossing With America Will Open Next Month

The Biden administration says the United States will reopen its land borders to non-essential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian vacationers and day-trippers have perhaps been the greatest casualties of the land-border closure. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the US, Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as … Read more

Get Ready For Gingerbread Flavour Mountain Dew This Christmas

Mountain Dew is releasing a Gingerbread flavour soda for the holidays.  It’s called Mountain Dew Gingerbread Snap’d. On the bottle, it’s described as Mountain Dew with a, “blast of artificial gingerbread flavor.”  The company hasn’t revealed a release date yet.  All we know is it’ll hit shelves before the end of the year. This isn’t the first holiday flavour they’ve … Read more

Merck Applies For Approval For It’s New Oral Anti-Viral Drug Treatment

Drugmaker Merck has asked US regulators to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic. Merck reported earlier this month that in clinical trials, the pill cut hospitalizations and deaths by half among patients with early symptoms of COVID-19. Since the pandemic started, health experts … Read more

People Who Got AstraZeneca Will Soon Be Able To Visit America – Full COVID-19 Update

Canadians immunized with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to travel to the US when new travel rules come into play next month. The AstraZeneca vaccine is approved by the World Health Organization, but not by the US Food and Drug Administration White House officials said last month the US would begin welcoming fully vaccinated international travelers in November, but … Read more

Tinder And Lyft Team Up To Send A Ride For Your Date

Tinder and ride-hailing company Lyft are partnering on a new feature that lets Tinder members buy a Lyft ride for a date. Tinder members can access the Lyft integration from a new Explore section of Tinder’s app, where they can buy a Lyft ride credit for a person they’ve matched with. The person buying the credit doesn’t get any details … Read more

What’s Open And Closed On Thanksgiving

We are heading into the Thanksgiving long weekend! Just a reminder that Monday is a holiday so you need to get your shopping done in advance. Grand River Transit and the TTC will operate on a holiday schedule and GO Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. The LCBO and Beer Store will be closed on Monday. Banks and government … Read more

Quebec Paying Out Big Bonuses To Attract Nurses

Quebec’s health system has welcomed more than a thousand full-time nurses since the province offered one-time bonuses of up to 18,000 dollars to help fill critical labour shortages in the network during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 700 part-time nurses have switched to full-time work, 56 nurses have come out of retirement, and 231 new people have been … Read more

Google Now Allows You To Find Greener Flights

Searching for flights on Google just got greener. The tech giant on Wednesday debuted a new tool on Google Flights that tells users which flights in a search result have lower carbon emissions. Flights with significantly lower emissions are highlighted in green indicating what percentage below the median they are for that route. Users can search for flights based on … Read more

Trudeau Orders The Entire Federal Civil Service to Get Vaccinated Or Lose Their Job – Full Update

Federal workers will be put on unpaid administrative leave if they aren’t fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the 29th of this month. The new policy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled yesterday applies to the core public service, airline and rail employees and passengers. Trudeau says exemptions will be difficult and onerous to obtain, and simply having a personal conviction that … Read more

Wendy’s And Kellogg’s Are Teaming Up For A Chocolate Frosty Cereal

Kellogg’s is continuing their fine tradition of disguising dessert as a well-balanced breakfast.  Now they’re teaming up with Wendy’s for a chocolate Frosty cereal. It’s made of little, crunchy balls that basically look like Cocoa Puffs, plus tiny chocolate-flavoured marshmallows.  It’s not clear if they’re also planning a vanilla Frosty version, but the chocolate version will hit stores nationwide in … Read more

The Food At This Fall Fair Is Next Level

After missing last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the N.C. State Fair returns in 2021 with its annual list of diet-busting, heart-challenging concoctions, including a turkey leg stuffed with shrimp Alfredo and barbecue stuffed egg rolls. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports there are more than 20 new foods for the fair, which starts on Oct. 14. The … Read more

Employee Lost A Finger At The Tootsie Roll Factory

Federal officials are recommending that Tootsie Roll Industries pay more than $136,000 in fines after a machine cut off part of an employee’s finger at its Chicago plant this year. The U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Tuesday that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one willful violation “for inadequate machine guarding” and proposed the … Read more

Trudeau About To Make Vaccines Mandatory For Federal Workers – Full Daily Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement today about COVID-19 vaccines, and it may concern mandates for federal employees. Stephane Aubry, vice-president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, says if the government’s draft mandatory-vaccine policy stands, it looks like the Treasury Board is leaning toward making vaccination a condition of employment. He says … Read more

There Was One Winning Ticket Worth Almost $700 Million

After 40 draws without a big winner in the US Powerball lottery, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn last night for the nearly $700-million-dollar jackpot. The Powerball jackpot climbed to 699.8-million dollars, making it the seventh largest in American lottery history. The winner will be able to choose between the annuity option paid over 29 … Read more

Only 80% Of School Staff Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19 – Full Daily Update

Ontario’s education minister says about 80 per cent of school staff have attested to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That is roughly the percentage of vaccination seen in the eligible population provincewide. The government has said employers in settings considered high-risk for COVID-19, including schools and hospitals, need to have workers immunized against the virus or regularly tested for it … Read more

Major Oil Spill Off The California Coast

Update (October 5, 2021): Records show the US Coast Guard received a report of a possible Southern California oil spill Friday evening — more than 12 hours before a pipeline company reported it and the Coast Guard launched a cleanup effort. State reports reviewed yesterday by The Associated Press raise questions about the Coast Guard’s response time as well … Read more

A Big Increase In Skin Cancer In Ontario

Toronto researchers have found that the prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer is on the rise in Ontario, climbing by 30 per cent from 2003 to 2017. Doctor An-Wen Chan, a study co-author and a dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon at Women’s College Hospital, says he noticed that rates of the disease seemed to be increasing and decided to formally examine … Read more

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