United Has Ordered New Planes That Are Super Sonic

United Airlines hopes to bring back supersonic travel before the end of this decade. United says it has reached a deal with startup aircraft maker Boom Supersonic to buy 15 of Boom’s Overture jets. The planes haven’t been built yet, but Boom says they will fly at 1.7 times the speed of sound. That would be fast enough to zip … Read more

September 30 Is Now A Federal Holiday In Canada

Canada’s first national day for truth and reconciliation will take place on September 30th. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools received royal assent Thursday. Bill C5 received fast-track approval after last week’s grisly discovery in Kamloops, BC of what are believed to be the remains of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves … Read more

Now Doug Says Those Graduation Ceremonies Are Optional – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s school principals say the premier’s plan for outdoor graduation ceremonies for all classes is “impractical and unrealistic” so late in the school year. The Ontario Principals Council says schools have been planning virtual ceremonies for weeks or months, and don’t have time to pivot to an outdoor in-person gathering. The council says schools don’t have the budget … Read more

Paul Bernardo Has Another Parole Hearing Later This Month

The latest parole hearing for convicted teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo has been tentatively set for June 22nd. Bernardo became eligible for parole more than three years ago after being convicted in the kidnapping, torture and killings of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines in the early 1990’s. The 56-year-old lost his first bid for both … Read more

Airlines Preparing for a Rough Summer In The Sky

Airlines in Canada say they’re ready to contend with what could be a turbulent summer season after months of reduced air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Canada and the Air Line Pilots Association of Canada say there has been in increase in disruptive passenger behaviour on flights since the beginning of the pandemic. In the US, Southwest Airlines … Read more

Ford Says Schools Are Staying Closed – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Doug Ford says the risk of COVID-19 spreading in classrooms is too great to allow schools to re-open for the final month of the academic year. Ford announced the decision yesterday, despite the advice of the province’s top doctor, numerous public health units, scientists and his own Education Minister.  Ford says he understands kids will be losing out on … Read more

Pizza Hut Is Bringing Back The Edge Pizza

Pizza Hut has announced that they are bringing back their famous thin-crust pizza called “The Edge”, that originally debuted in 1997. The main feature of this pizza was that all the toppings went the whole way to the edge of the pie, so there was no crust. The pizza is made with their Thin ‘N Crispy crust, which is the … Read more

The Average Person Trusts Just 7 People In Their Lives

The signs you are trustworthy have been revealed in a new survey of 2,000 adults. According to the study, the average adult trusts just seven people in their lives.  And, 40% say the pandemic has actually helped reveal who’s trustworthy and who isn’t.  This might explain why more than half find it difficult to trust other people and also … Read more

Six Nations Chief Calls For Federal Help To Search Residential School Properties

Canada’s largest First Nations territory is asking the federal government to help it search the grounds of a former residential school for unmarked graves. Six Nations of the Grand River issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday, calling on the government to equip the community for a comprehensive search. Elected Chief Mark Hill notes that the Mohawk … Read more

All Public Health Measures Will Remain In Place Until June 14 – Full COVID-19 Update

The Ontario government has confirmed that all COVID-19 public health measures will remain in place now that the province-wide stay-at-home order has expired. It says restrictions on social gatherings, businesses, services and activities will continue until the province enters step one of its road map to re-opening. That’s scheduled to happen on June 14th. Emergency orders that enforce the restrictions … Read more

DiGiorno Is Introducing A Donut-Pizza Hybrid This Friday

This Friday is a big day on the calendar. We will celebrate National Cheese Day and National Donut Day simultaneously.  A company known for their frozen pizzas intends to honour these occasions by creating a mash-up. The makers of DiGiorno frozen pizzas will be giving away 10 boxes of pizza-donut “hybrids” called “DiGiornuts.” The collaboration calls for donuts to be … Read more

Ford Government Says No To Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Attending Tonight’s Leafs’ Game

The province has refused a suggestion that tonight’s game 7 between the Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens be open to fully vaccinated healthcare workers. The suggestion came from multiple calls on the After 9 Podcast, and by Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, and from countless users on social media to allow overworked healthcare workers, who have received both doses of vaccine … Read more

Flags Will Be Lowered Across Canada Starting Today

Across Canada, flags will be lowered to half-staff today. This is to mourn the 215 children found in a mass grave on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, BC. Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, along with mayors across the country, have ordered flags to be lowered for 215 hours, beginning today, to honour each child discovered. This will happen … Read more

Say Goodbye To Dr David Williams – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott is thanking Dr. David Williams for his leadership in the province’s COVID-19 response. The province’s chief medical officer of health heads into retirement next month. The government will introduce a motion in the legislature today to appoint Dr. Kieran Moore, who has a long record in public health and emergency medicine. He will work alongside … Read more

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