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Environment Canada Is Warning Of Flash Flooding Across Ontario Today

Drivers are being warned to exercise caution today. It seems that the warm spring weather isn’t ready to show up just yet. Parts of the province are currently under a special weather statement as heavy rain continues to fall throughout the day. Ontario’s weather forecast is calling for massive flash flooding in …

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Some taxi and limousine drivers at Pearson Airport in Toronto have died from COVID-19

As we continue to celebrate and support frontline healthcare workers who are sacrificing the most right now to fight COVID-19 under extremely dangerous conditions, we can’t overlook others in public-facing positions who are taking risks with their health and safety to keep working, too. Along with employees of essential businesses, cleaners, delivery and post office staff, public transit workers, those …

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Starbucks Plans To Reopen ‘As Many Stores As Possible’ By The End Of May

The company expects to gradually resume operations. You might be able to get your Starbucks fix more easily next month. Starbucks Canada plans to reopen “as many stores as possible” by the end of May. The company will evaluate how to best proceed and will gradually resume operations “on a community-by-community basis,” …

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Doug Ford just told the rest of Canada to stay away from Ontario

As several provinces across Canada begin to slowly lift lockdown restrictions and prepare to reopen their economies in the coming weeks, Premier Doug Ford has a message for all those outside Ontario: Don’t come here. Speaking at Queen’s Park during his daily press briefing Wednesday, Ford said people from other provinces …

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Snowbirds to fly over cities in Canada as a salute to everyone fighting the spread COVID-19

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced today that they’ll be crossing the country to salute all those doing their part in the fight against the pandemic.  The new mission is called Operation Inspiration, and it’ll see the team’s signature nine-jet formation fly over cities across the country starting this weekend.  The jets will start …

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McDonald’s Canada says they’re going to start using imported beef

McDonald’s Canada will start importing beef amidst supply chain concerns, according to a statement released Tuesday. The fast-food chain previously sourced 100 per cent of the beef for its hamburger patties from Canadian ranches and farms, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Now, it will temporarily import beef from outside of the country. “Until …

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SickKids Hospital declares COVID-19 outbreak

The Hospital for Sick Children has announced that they have now diagnosed two patients who’ve tested for positive for COVID-19.  The first case, which was diagnosed over the weekend, relates to an outbreak in an inpatient unit that specializes in haematology and oncology, referred to as 8B.  The teenage patient from 8B and …

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Chocolate Factory Shuts Down In Canada After Workers Catch COVID-19

Even Ontario’s chocolate supply is being hit. Ferrero Canada Ltd. has announced that it has closed its Brantford, Ont.-based facility temporarily after an outbreak of COVID-19. The production plant has suffered from seven workers contracting the virus in recent days. The plant in Brantford, near Hamilton, makes Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic …

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It’s going to feel like 19 C in Toronto this weekend

The cool spring weather has certainly made staying home and social distancing easier in Toronto up until now, but that’s about to change as temperatures are set to warm up this weekend.  Weather in Toronto is about to improve significantly — albeit briefly — with highs near 20 C forecasted for both Saturday and Sunday.  According …

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Loblaw says it made more than $1B in sales compared to the same time last year

The company behind Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, T&T, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore and dozens of other major retail chains across Canada has released hard data that proves just how widespread “panic buying” behaviour has grown in recent months.  Loblaw Companies Limited, the country’s largest food retailer by far, stated in a …

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