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Doug Ford Said He’d Help Lockdown Protesters “Pack Their Bags” If They Don’t Like Canada

He was mad about an upside down flag. Doug Ford is still not happy with Ontarians flouting social distancing. Another Queen’s Park protest took place today, and something they did really set off the premier. He let them and everyone else know exactly how he felt. During a May 2 …

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Doug Ford says lockdown in Ontario could end a lot sooner than we thought

During his regular press conference about the pandemic on May 2, Premier Doug Ford gave some hope to Ontario residents who have now been in relative lockdown for more than six weeks. Ford noted that Ontario’s case numbers have been on a downward trend, saying that “if we keep going the way we’re going, …

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Farms in Ontario hopeful that pick your own strawberries will happen this year

Picking your own strawberries is a time honoured tradition for many in Ontario but with the ongoing pandemic that summertime ritual may not happen this year.  “At this point we can not foresee strawberry season proceeding as usual. We are hopeful but, not very optimistic that we will be able to …

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Air Canada says it expects to be flying planes regularly again by Christmas

After temporarily culling the majority of its flight offerings due to the pandemic — including cancelling all flights to the U.S. — Air Canada has said it hopes to have a lot more travellers back up in the sky by December. A representative for the company said during a virtual Canadian Club Toronto event on Friday that the carrier will …

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Canada bans 1,500 models of military-grade assault-style guns

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today revealed the details of new gun control measures that will be enacted across the country immediately. “Every one of us remembers the day when we realized that even in Canada, a man with a gun could irrevocably alter our lives for the worst,” he said in his …

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Ontario says some businesses can reopen and here’s the official list

Some Ontario businesses will soon be allowed to reopen their doors, according to an announcement from Premier Doug Ford, in the province’s first step towards reopening the economy. The Ontario government announced today that select workplaces and businesses will be allowed to reopen on May 4, albeit with strict safety guidelines …

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Canada just got its first-ever UV disinfection robot for hospitals

Anyone who owns a dishwasher, a Roomba, or even one of those automated air freshener spray pod things can attest to the effectiveness of robotic cleaning devices in the home — but can robots be trusted to disinfect germ-laden hospitals rife with vulnerable patients? I mean, they’re already used in operating rooms to help …

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Drive-in movie theatres could soon make a comeback in Canada

Grab your popcorn and car keys, because drive-in movie theatres could be making a major comeback in Canada over the next few years — poodle skirts optional. The ’50s trend took a bit of a hiatus over the past few decades, but it seems to be picking up steam again …

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Doug Ford says Ontario businesses should start getting ready to reopen

The provincial government is “getting close” to reopening Ontario’s economy, according to none other than Premier Doug Ford, who announced during his daily press conference at Queen’s Park on Thursday that he is “laser-focused right now on opening things up as quickly as we can.” Ford, while still adamant that …

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McDonald’s shuts down restaurants in Canada after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A busy McDonald’s restaurants in Canada is the latest local workplace to close down, unexpectedly yet temporarily, on account of COVID-19. McDonald’s Canada announced Wednesday evening that an employes had tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Upon learning of the diagnosis on April 29, McDonald’s Canada decided to shut …

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