A New Bill In Oklahoma Would Create An Official Bigfoot Hunting Season

A member of the Oklahoma state House of Representatives named Justin Humphrey just introduced a bill to create an official Bigfoot hunting season. And, it’s not a joke.  He wants the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission to, quote, “set annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees.” The wildlife commission isn’t hot on the idea, … Read more

Look Who Is Back At The White House COVID-19 Briefings

Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear yesterday he’s happy to be working for President Joe Biden, taking a few pot shots at what it was like operating under Donald Trump. Fauci appeared in the White House press briefing room for the first time since this spring and, in several jaw-dropping comments, revealed his true feelings on Trump.  He didn’t mention … Read more

The Governor General Has Stepped Down After Reports Of Her Creating A Toxic Workplace

The Queen’s representative in Canada has stepped down — ahead of the imminent release of results of an independent investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace at Rideau Hall. In a statement, former astronaut Julie Payette says she is resigning as Canada’s governor general to protect the integrity of her office and for the good of the country. Several months … Read more

Ontario Government Investing More Money Into Fighting Gangs And Human Trafficking

The Ontario government is providing $2.8-million dollars to police forces across the province to help fight gun and gang violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. It says 16 police services will receive the funding over two years for projects that address the three areas identified as provincial priorities. Initiatives receiving funding include education and awareness campaigns, enhanced training for police … Read more

The Vaccine Shortage Will Hurt More Than We Were Lead To Believe – Full COVID-19 Update

The delivery slow-down of vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech will be bigger than previously thought. Major-General Dany Fortin, who’s overseeing the vaccine rollout, says Pfizer won’t be delivering any doses to Canada next week — and then only a fifth of its promised allotment the following week. Pfizer is expanding its plant in Belgium to produce more vaccines overall.

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Pizza Hut To Test Drone Delivery To Landing Zones

Tech company Dragontail Systems Limited announced this week that it has deployed drones for restaurants to carry meals to delivery drivers in remote landing zones.  Those drones will be flying pizzas from a Pizza Hut location in northern Israel starting in June.  Current weight limits will restrict deliveries to about 5.5 lbs., or two pizzas and a bottle of soda, … Read more

Biden Said No To Keystone XL – 2,000 People Instantly Lost Their Job

US President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the permit allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed is reverberating across Canada. The move was condemned by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which claimed it would kill thousands of Canadian and American jobs at a time when both economies badly need private investment. The Prime Minister said he was disappointed by … Read more

Online Learning Will Continue Past Monday At Most Schools In Ontario – Full COVID-19 Update

Many schools across the province are going to remain online-only for the time being. Due to the COVID-19 numbers being so high, only schools in 7 public Health units will be allowed to open on Monday as scheduled. Those include: Grey Bruce; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge; Hastings and Prince Edward Counties; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington; Leeds, Grenville and … Read more

Women 50% More Likely To Suffer Concussion In Sports Than Men

It might seem obvious that male athletes, who compete fiercely in a number of brutal contact sports, would also suffer the worst head injuries.  But a growing number of studies show substantially higher rates of concussion among female athletes – a finding that still baffles researchers who wonder whether the field of sports medicine has succumbed to age-old gender biases.… Read more

Canada To Face A Major Vaccine Shortage – Full COVID-19 Update

The flow of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine into Canada is about to be disrupted — albeit temporarily. The US drugmaker recently told government officials that it’s cutting deliveries in half over the next four weeks as upgrades are being completed at its facility in Belgium. They say the upgrades will eventually allow more doses to be produced. Still, the man in … Read more

New Dating Terms For 2021

Every year new dating terms enter the pop culture lexicon and prove just how complex modern relationships have become. The world of infidelity is no exception, so Ashley Madison has released its annual discreet dictionary defining the current state of extramarital affairs. The confidential collection of code words narrating the secret lives of cheating husbands and wives took a different … Read more

Hot Pockets Recall In America

Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling about 762,615 pounds of pepperoni pizza Hot Pockets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Friday.   The frozen stuffed sandwiches, which were shipped to stores nationwide and produced in November, are being recalled because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic,” … Read more

Sloan On His Way Out From The Conservative Caucus

 

Ontario Conservative MP Derek Sloan is accusing the party of hypocrisy. Sloan could be expelled from caucus as early as Tuesday for accepting a donation to his leadership campaign from a white supremacist. He says Paul Fromm, who has been associated with neo-Nazis for years, was a party member and voted in last year’s leadership contest. He says that … Read more

The Boeing 737 Max Can Start Flying Again In Canada

Transport Canada has approved the Boeing 737 Max aircraft for a return to service in Canadian airspace — but with conditions. Boeing can start flying the jets in Canada tomorrow. But the plane maker must meet conditions specified by Canada in December. The planes have been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, one in Indonesia the other in … Read more

Study Finds Money Can Buy Happiness

Money really can buy you happiness, no matter how rich you get, a new study has revealed.  It has long been thought that wealth improves people’s lives up to a certain point, but then stops making a difference.   Previous research suggested the point at which money no longer led to more happiness was around $75,000 a year.  However, the new … Read more

The Province Is Opening A New COVID Hospital In Vaughan – Full Daily Update

The province says it will spend $125-million dollars to create 500 additional hospital beds to deal with the latest surge of COVID-19 cases. Premier Ford says some patients from overcrowded hospitals in the GTA will also be transferred to a new facility in Vaughan when it opens next month. The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital will add 35 new critical care beds … Read more

Blackberry Reaches Settlement With Facebook

BlackBerry says it has resolved its disputes with Facebook, after both companies took aim at each other’s patents. In 2018, BlackBerry alleged in California court that Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms were infringing on seven of its inventions. BlackBerry accused Facebook and its subsidiaries of using its technology in messaging apps. Those included methods for photo-tagging, and a … Read more

GM Workers Voting On New Contract That Includes A Billion Dollar Investment In Ingersoll

Results are expected today from a ratification vote stemming from General Motors Canada’s plan to invest one billion dollars in an electric vehicle plant in Ingersoll. Unifor Local 88 members voted online yesterday on a tentative deal the union struck with the automaker to transform GM’s CAMI plant into a hub for producing electric commercial delivery vans. If members vote … Read more

Charles Barkley Says Pro-Athletes Should Get The Covid Vaccine First – Because They Pay More In Taxes

Charles Barkley thinks professional athletes should be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because, according to him, they pay more in taxes.  Barkley generated buzz with his remarks during Thursday night’s Inside the NBA broadcast on TNT alongside his colleagues Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal.  “NFL players, hockey players, as much taxes as these players Read more

Rich People Are More Likely To Socially Distance

Wealthy people are socially distancing at higher rates than low-income households.  Economic researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified a stark metric: People making more than $230,000 per year are up to 54% more likely to engage in pandemic safety measures, such as wearing masks or maintaining distance from others, compared to individuals bringing in around $13,000 annually.  Economists think … Read more

Multiple COVID-19 Related Charges Were Laid This Weekend – Full Update

Toronto Police say two people are facing criminal charges after allegedly organizing large gatherings in the city’s downtown core on Saturday. They say officers broke up the gatherings, which violated pandemic lockdown rules, and charged both organizers with common nuisance. They also laid 18 fail to comply charges. And police say a 22-year-old man who was at one of the … Read more

Arizona Shop Owner With A No Mask Policy Pulls Gun On Customer Who Refused To Remove His Face Covering

The owner of an Arizona gift shop pulled a gun on a customer after the two got into an argument over the store’s “no mask” policy.  Scott Cerkoney, owner of Teeslangers, contacted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in November to report that a customer had gotten physical in his Cave Creek store.   The altercation spawned after Cerkoney asked … Read more

The Stay-At-Home Order Doesn’t Allow Police To Randomly Pull You Over – Full COVID-19 Update

The provincial government says police don’t have the authority to randomly stop residents to ensure they’re following the stay-at-home order that took effect yesterday. Under the order, Ontarians are to go out only for essential purposes such as health-care, food and exercise, in an effort to bring down soaring COVID-19 cases. But a spokesman for Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says … Read more

TikTok Introduces New Protections For Teen Users

TikTok has unveiled new privacy protections for teens on the popular social media platform.  The app has announced new privacy settings for users under 18.  TikTok said in a statement, “Starting today we’re changing the default privacy setting for all registered accounts ages 13 to 15 to private.”  This means that all followers must be approved by the … Read more

The Provincial Stay-At-Home Order Is Now In Effect – Full COVID-19 Update

As of midnight, the provincial stay-at-home order announced earlier this week is now in full force. The new rule requires people to stay at home except for essential activities, but it doesn’t specify what’s considered essential. The province says it left that up to interpretation since different people consider different things essential. Premier Ford has urged people to use their … Read more

U.S. Will Require Negative COVID-19 Tests From All International Travelers

The CDC will start requiring all international travelers coming into the U.S. to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country, sources close to the decision told the Wall Street Journal.    Global testing requirements would be an expansion on a Trump administration policy barring UK travelers without a negative test from entry, which was announced … Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Debuts Doggie Desserts

On Monday, Ben & Jerry’s debuted Doggie Desserts, nondairy frozen treats for our four-legged friends that were inspired by the pets of Ben & Jerry’s employees themselves.  The snack is made with ingredients you’d find in human ice cream—including sugar, wheat flour, and coconut oil—but the dairy portion has been swapped out for a sunflower-butter base. For now, there are … Read more

Explaining The New Public Health Measures In Ontario

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted  purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely. This order and other new and existing public … Read more

Provincial Stay-At-Home Order Kicks In At Midnight – Full COVID-19 Update

The Stay At Home Order Kicks In At Midnight:

Premier Ford has announced a new stay-at-home order and declared another state of emergency to try to curb soaring COVID-19 infection rates. Ford says residents will be required to remain home starting at midnight, except for essential activities such as grocery shopping or medical appointments. Non-essential stores will also be required … Read more

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