Starbucks Drops Their Vaccine Mandate For Staff

Starbucks is no longer requiring workers in the US to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — reversing a policy it announced early this month. Starbucks says it’s responding to last week’s ruling by the US Supreme Court rejecting the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. Starbucks had announced on January … Read more

Ford To Announce When Restrictions Start To Ease – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an announcement today about loosening public health restrictions. Senior government officials have already confirmed that Ford will announce indoor dining can resume on January 31st but only at 50% capacity. Many will also be watching to see when gyms and indoor attractions can resume. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is calling on … Read more

Free App For Victims Of Domestic Violence Allows Users To Log Evidence Until They Are Ready To Contact Police

A new app that allows users to log legally-admissible evidence of violent crimes has launched in a bid to empower victims of abuse to come forward.  Injury Capture, which is available globally, allows victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault to record forensic images using only a mobile phone, a card and the app installed.   The app, founded by … Read more

Wayne’s World AMC Pacer Up For Auction Ahead Of Film’s 30th Anniversary

The 1976 AMC Pacer featured in the 1992 movie “Wayne’s World” is being auctioned just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie’s premiere on Valentine’s Day.  The custom baby blue hatchback was previously owned and restored by Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison and appears exactly as it did on screen, including its flame graphics, mismatched wheels, dashboard-mounted … Read more

5G Concerns Result In Flight Schedule Changes

In the U.S., AT&T and Verizon say they will delay some new 5G wireless service after the U.S. airline industry raised alarms about potential interference with important systems on planes. The airlines had warned of massive flight cancellations and disruptions if the telecom companies’ rollout of new 5G service takes place near major airports. Airlines want the new service to … Read more

Ford Hints That Good News Is Coming – Full COVID-19 Update

Premier Ford says he expects there will be some positive news soon about easing current pandemic restrictions. Ford told an Ottawa radio station that nobody dislikes COVID-19 lockdowns more than he does and he believes there will be announcements this week about going back to lower levels of restrictions. The province has closed movie theatres and attractions, banned indoor dining … Read more

Canada Has Approved The COVID Drug But Supply Is Limited – Full COVID-19 Update

The Federal Government has announced Canada is getting the new Pfizer drug meant to treat those infected with COVID-19. The Procurement Minister says Canada now has about 30,000 treatments on-hand and another 120,000 courses of the antiviral will be shipped by the end of March. Paxlovid helps to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from reproducing in an infected person. … Read more

This Is A Pretty Epic Snowstorm

Today: Scott has a great hack for shoveling the driveway, Kanye mentioned Pete Davidson in a new song, The Buffalo Bills are heading to round 2 of the playoffs, and It’s a snow day! Also: Vax mandates are going to send prices through the roof and some restaurants are low-key allowing indoor dining.… Read more

Tiffany Haddish Arrested And Charged With DUI After Reports Of A Woman Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia early Friday morning on suspicion that she was driving under the influence.  Peachtree City Police said they arrested Haddish around 2:30 a.m. ET after she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel.  Cops had received a call that a driver was dozing off on the road, and Haddish’s vehicle matched the caller’s description.  Police conducted … Read more

Businesses May Not Reopen Businesses On The 26th – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s top doctor says he can’t yet guarantee that current COVID-19 public health restrictions on businesses will be lifted on January 26th. Chief medical officer Dr. Kieran Moore says he understands that business groups have been calling for greater clarity on the restrictions, with schools re-opening for in-class learning next week. But he says that will depend on when COVID-19 … Read more

The Back-To-School Plan And Dr Moore Talks About Vaccines

Today: The back-to-school plan is out and it’s an unusual way of keeping parents informed, Dr Moore comments on the “newness” of the vaccines, The CDC reminds people that vaccines don’t stop transmission, A new study that links cannabis to COVID prevention, and more. PLUS: A new survey on women and aging, mixing different cereals, A senior’s residence that got … Read more

Kit Kat Has 2 New Permanent Flavours

Hershey has two new Kit Kat flavours.  Yesterday, the candy maker announced the debut of Kit Kat Duos Strawberry + Dark Chocolate, and Kit Kat Thins Chocolate Hazelnut — two permanent additions to their ever-growing lineup of unique and delicious spins on the classic crispy treat.  Both new items are available in retailers nationwide now.  Strawberry + Dark Chocolate is … Read more

Rapid Tests And New PPE Part Of The Back-to-School Plan – Full COVID-19 Update

There are more details about what Ontario’s reopened classrooms will look like in the Omicron era. Education Minister Stephen Lecce provided an update yesterday, ahead of Monday’s return to school. Testing is no longer available to all, so the province will send two rapid antigen tests home with each student, and P-C-R tests will be given to kids who develop … Read more

Drake – Hot Sauce – Condoms

Today: Drake adds hot sauce to used condoms to make their nobody tries to scam him, Wednesday is an unpopular day to have sex, The things we don’t like discussing with our doctor, and Ontario is making the G road test easier to pass for drivers. Also: Quebec wants an unvax tax and yesterday’s news conference with the Health Minister. … Read more

Be Careful With Your Space Heater

The US National Fire Protection Association says about half of home heating fire deaths are caused by having heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding.  That’s why heaters should be kept at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.  “Space heaters really do need space,” said … Read more

Quebec Plans To Tax The Unvaccinated – Full COVID-19 Update

Quebec’s unprecedented plan to tax adult residents who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is coming under fire. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says the tax plan announced yesterday amid a surge of virus-related hospitalizations is deeply troubling, noting the Charter of Rights and Freedoms recognizes individual autonomy over our bodies and medical decisions. In a statement, the acting general … Read more

Maybe Common Sense Is Starting To Prevail

Today: Schools are going back on Monday, Dr Fauci says the numbers are wrong, The CDC says the death toll numbers are wrong, and it’s now time to end vaccine passports and mandates. ALSO: A man just got a heart transplant from a pig, A close encounter with a mountain lion, and spicy new foods from Arby’s. … Read more

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