Nearly 4 Out Of 10 Will Skip Valentine’s Day To Save Money

A new survey from personal finance company LendingTree shows that 39% of us will skip out on Valentine’s Day to save money.  The survey commissioned from experience management company Qualtrics, surveyed 1,250 people across four generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z.  

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Taxing Streaming Services Could Be A Cash Cow For The Feds

A new report from the parliamentary budget officer says the government may be slightly underestimating how much revenue it could get by taxing services like Netflix. As it is, foreign-based online services can sell their products in Canada without charging federal sales taxes. The PBO estimates the bump in tax revenues could be more than $1.3 billion dollars over five … Read more

Trudeau Asked India For More Vaccines – Full COVID-19 Update

The Trudeau government is asking the government of India if it can send some COVID-19 vaccines Canada’s way. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country will do its best to help Canada, but stops short of making any specific guarantee. Canada is also not among 25 countries cleared by the Indian government to receive exported doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine … Read more

Louis Vuitton Had To Pull This Jamaican Flag Sweater Because They Got The Colours Wrong

Fashion icon Louis Vuitton has removed their new “Jamaican Stripe Sweater” after admitting that they got the colours from the Jamaican flag wrong. The sweater, which retailed for $1,340, is supposed to pay homage to the Jamaican flag.  But the sweater is green, yellow, and red. The Jamaican flag is green, yellow, and black. It appears that Louis Vuitton may … Read more

Americans Will Be Able To Get COVID Shots At Pharmacies Starting Next Week

After weeks of vaccine distribution being largely limited to hospitals, health systems and local health departments, COVID-19 vaccines are already poised to roll out at major pharmacies throughout America, including the nation’s two largest chains, CVS and Walgreens.  At CVS, which has nearly 10,000 locations, including pharmacies inside Target stores, vaccination appointments can be scheduled beginning tomorrow for about 350 … Read more

Flair Airlines To Start Flying Out Of The Region Of Waterloo Airport

Flair Airlines has announced a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). Flair Airlines will provide non-stop domestic air service to Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax multiple times a week. The current anticipated start of service is May 1, 2021 pending the lifting of travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

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Update: Marco Muzzo Granted Full Parole

The Parole Board of Canada has granted full parole to the man who killed three children and their grandfather while driving drunk. But the board has imposed a number of conditions on Marco Muzzo, including that he not consume alcohol or go into bars and strip clubs, He also has to stay out of Brampton and York. Muzzo was denied … Read more

Ford Government Investing More Into Mental Health And Addiction Supports For Post-Secondary Students

Post-secondary students needing mental-health or addictions services are getting a boost. The Ontario government says it will put seven million dollars towards on-campus and virtual supports. The money can also be used to address the needs of Indigenous and LGBTQ students as well those with disabilities. The province says the funds will allow colleges and universities to expand services.

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Travellers Coming To Canada at Land Crossings Will Need To Show A Negative COVID-19 Test – Full Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians arriving at the border by land can’t be refused entry. But Trudeau says, as of next week, those who don’t have proof of a recent COVID-19 test upon arriving at the border could face fines of up to $3,000. They will also be subject to a rigorous follow-up process to make sure they complete … Read more

Tires Falling Out Of Hatchback Leads To Impaired Charges

A Guelph male who didn’t notice that tires were falling out of his motor vehicle’s hatchback Monday evening faces impaired driving charges. About 7:10 p.m., a Guelph Police Service officer on patrol spotted the male’s SUV leaving a business on Woolwich Street near Marilyn Drive with the hatchback open. As the vehicle accelerated, three full-size tires fell from the vehicle, … Read more

Facebook Taking On COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation On Their Platform

Facebook is moving more aggressively to combat vaccine misinformation, taking down debunked claims on Facebook and Instagram including that vaccines cause autism or that it is safer for people to get COVID-19 than to receive the immunization.  Facebook also warned that groups, pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that repeatedly share these falsehoods may be removed.

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Ontario Starts To Recover Today As The Province Allows The State-Of-Emergency To Expire – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Ford says Ontario will start to transition out of a province-wide shut-down this week starting with regions with the lowest COVID-19 cases. Ford says the state of emergency will be allowed to expire today but the stay-at-home order will remain in place as regions transition back to the province’s colour-coded restrictions system. Three regions in eastern and northeastern Ontario … Read more

Respected Harvard Astronomer Claims That An Alien Traveler Paid Us A Visit In 2017

Aliens already visited planet earth in 2017 and scientists ignored it, a top astronomer from Harvard said.  Professor Avi Loeb, the longest-serving chair at the Ivy League college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who has collaborated with Stephen Hawking, argues in a new book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, that the best explanation for the highly unusual … Read more

Introducing The “One Night Stand” Scented Candle

A UK novelty company is selling a sex-themed candle.  Yorkshire-based candle company Flaming Crap debuted the “One Night Stand(le),” a scented candle which is meant to evoke memories of a single night of sex.  To achieve that special fragrance, the candle has notes of pizza, passion fruit martini, condoms, and a taxi.  The candle is selling online for £14.99 ($19.50).  … Read more

The 10 Careers With The Most Single People At Age 40

Life can be busy sometimes. In fact, life can get so busy that one day you wake up and realize that you’re 40 and still single. It appears some career choices have more single people working in them than others. It could be because of long hours or because the job comes with a large social network and people feel … Read more

Today We Find Out How Ontario Will Start To Reopen The Economy – Full COVID-19 Update

Some Restrictions Are About To Get Lifted

A senior government source says the province will announce its plan for gradually loosening COVID-19 restrictions today. The source says that according to the plan, regions with fewer cases — Hastings Prince Edward, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington, Renfrew County and Timiskaming Health Unit — will begin reopening first. They’ll move into … Read more

Waterloo Resident Wins Over $56,000 Playing OLG Pools

Who says betting on sports doesn’t pay off? Congratulations to Waterloo’s own Mohamed Adan. Yesterday OLG announced Adan recently won $56,000 playing OLG Pools. Mohamed said he enjoys watching the games and following along on his ticket. “It feels great to win. I will use this toward a down payment on a house,” he shared. The winning ticket was purchased … Read more

The Top Foods We Will Snack On During Super Bowl

Super Bowl celebrations will look different this year, but snacks will continue to be a welcome guest. According to results from Frito-Lay’s latest Snack Index1, a poll focused on consumers’ snacking habits, more than 40 percent of Americans are snacking more than they did last year as the Super Bowl LV broadcast is still expected to be the most-watched event … Read more

Thai Fisherman Finds Rare Orange Pearl Worth $330,000

Brothers Hatchai Niyomdecha and Worachat Niyomdecha were walking the shore of Nakhon Si Thammarat in the Gulf of Thailand on Jan. 27 when they spotted an abandoned buoy, dotted with shellfish.  The brothers plucked three snails from the apparatus with plans to have them for a snack. But what their father Bangmad Niyomdecha found while cleaning the shells was worth … Read more

Dr Fauci Assures That There Are No Red Flags For Pregnant Women Receiving COVID Vaccines

Dr. Fauci says there are no red flags so far for pregnant women getting COVID vaccines after more than 10,000 mothers-to-be got their shots.  Pregnant women were not included in the vaccine trials run by Moderna and Pfizer – but that left health officials and women keen to discover the results once they became available.  FDA officials gave emergency authorization … Read more

All Of The Drug Companies Said No To Canada Making It’s Own Vaccines – Full COVID-19 Update

With Canada facing more delays in shipments of COVID-19 vaccines, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says every company that signed a contract to supply doses was asked if it was possible to manufacture the drug here. All of them said no. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada has a new contract with Maryland-based Novavax to eventually make doses … Read more

A New Autism Supports Program Is Being Launched In Ontario

A new autism services program is being launched in Ontario in March, starting with six-hundred children. The program will provide children with needs-based supports, including applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, and occupational therapy. Social Services Minister Todd Smith says the program will expand throughout the year to include eight-thousand more children by the end of 2021.

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