Waterloo Region Has 9 Sports Teams With Suspected Omicron Cases

Region of Waterloo Public Health has now confirmed the region’s first four cases of the Omicron variant. There are also now nine sports teams that have suspect or confirmed Omicron cases with high-risk contacts. Health officials put the number of high-risk contacts associated with the teams and clusters, at over 500. They’re finding rapid and extensive spread among contacts. Region … Read more

FDA Approves Eye Drops To Replace Reading Glasses

A new eye drop approved by the FDA in October has finally become available for purchase.  Participants in a clinical trial for Vuity say buyers can expect big things.  “It’s definitely a life changer,” trial participant Toni Wright told CBS News of her experience with the drops, which take effect in just 15 minutes and enhance vision for … Read more

Auditor General Critical Of Trudeau On Border Enforcement And Protecting Foreign Workers

A report by the auditor general shows Canada failed to adequately enforce border measures designed to keep international travellers from importing cases of COVID-19. The AG says the Public Health Agency of Canada had no idea what became of 59 per cent of travellers suspected of flouting quarantine orders. The auditor assessed enforcement of quarantine and COVID-19 test mandates between … Read more

RCMP Charges Former Canadian Space Agency Engineer

The RCMP say a former Canadian Space Agency engineer has been charged with breach of trust for allegedly acting on behalf of a Chinese company. Federal authorities say Wanping Zheng, who is 61, will appear in court in Longueuil, Quebec, on December 15th. The Quebec resident, is alleged to have used his status as an agency engineer to negotiate agreements … Read more

Joey Chestnut Eats 17 Pounds Of Shrimp Cocktail In 8 Minutes

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut went crazy on shrimp cocktail over the weekend, guzzling 17 pounds of the appetizer in 8 minutes.  He accomplished the wild feat in the eighth annual World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship in Indianapolis on Saturday.  In footage of the event, you can see hundreds pulled up to the contest to watch Chestnut eat.  … Read more

New Modelling Data Predicts Over 3,000 Cases A Day in January – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s pandemic advisers predict COVID-19 case counts could rise to 3,000 a day by mid-January without even accounting for the Omicron variant. New projections from the science advisory table also suggest hospitals may be strained, with close to 400 COVID-19 patients in intensive care — more than double the 165 currently in ICU’s. Advisory panel member Dr. Allison McGeer says … Read more

The LCBO Warns Us To Shop Early – Some Items Are Already In Short Supply

Ontario’s liquor retailer is urging residents to stock up early this holiday season to prevent any supply chain-induced disappointments. The LCBO says transportation issues and the “ongoing considerations of COVID-19,” including changes to consumer demand, have led to a booze shortage. The Crown corporation’s chief supply chain officer says imported products are more likely to be affected. Nick … Read more

Chris Cuomo Fired From CNN

Chris Cuomo was terminated by CNN effective immediately, the network announced in a statement Saturday.  “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense,” the network said in the statement.  “We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have Read more

House Speaker Sides With The Conservatives On Vaccination Rules

House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota has sided with the Conservatives in saying the chamber’s governing body had no right to require anyone entering the Commons precinct to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Rota says only the House itself can make a decision to restrict access to the chamber and other parliamentary buildings. However, Rota’s ruling changes nothing for MPs … Read more

Auditor General Flags Major Financial Issues With Provincial COVID Benefits

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Ontario’s auditor general says thousands of businesses received COVID-19 provincial aid they weren’t eligible for. Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report estimates 200 million dollars in provincial pandemic supports went to businesses that didn’t meet the province’s criteria for eligibility. Her audit found lack of good consultation, improper tracking of funds, and poorly designed eligibility criteria allowed … Read more

CNN Indefinitely Suspends Chris Cuomo After Damning AG Report

CNN host Chris Cuomo was suspended “indefinitely” yesterday over revelations regarding his secret role in trying to defend his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from the sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office, the network said Tuesday evening.  The announcement came a day after state Attorney General Letitia James released a bunch of subpoenaed records that include texts … Read more

Lululemon Is Taking Peleton To Court

Lululemon is suing exercise equipment company Peloton Interactive over allegations of patent infringement. The Vancouver-based retailer claims in court documents that Peloton is selling knock-off Lululemon bras and leggings, infringing on multiple design patents. The lawsuit, filed Monday in the US, comes after Peloton ended a co-branding agreement with Lululemon earlier this year and launched its own private label clothing … Read more

Breaking Down Canada’s Labour Shortage

A new survey of Canadian manufacturers has found that 82 per cent of respondents are facing labour shortages and 75 per cent feel their hiring troubles are even worse than last year. The survey of 445 companies was conducted by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters in October. It found a lack of workers and material shortages have caused the sector’s … Read more

Will Chris Cuomo Get Fired From CNN?

CNN says Chris Cuomo’s fate will be decided in the next several days after texts showed how he helped write his brother Andrew’s rebuttals to accusations of sexual harassment and used sources to dig up dirt on accusers – moves that drew the ire of the former governor’s first accuser.  Documents released yesterday by the office of the New York … Read more

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