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Anyone in Ontario with symptoms of COVID-19 can now go get tested

Confusion abounds in these uncertain times about what we can do, where we can go and who we can see as the coronavirus pandemic rages on — but Ontario’s government wants to make it clear that anyone can now get tested for COVID-19 if they’re experiencing symptoms. You’d be forgiven for …

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Toronto Premium Outlets shopping centre officially reopens today

Hot on the heels of the province entering Stage 1 of its framework to reopen the economy, Toronto Premium Outlets has announced it will reopen on Friday, May 22. The property, which has been closed since March 19, has published a comprehensive COVID-19 Exposure Control Policy, developed in conjunction with a team …

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Ontario just confirmed its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in two weeks

A troubling trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded per day continues to emerge in Ontario as residents of the province end out their tenth full week in semi-quarantine. Public health units reported 441 new coronavirus patients on Thursday, according to figures released by the provincial government Friday morning, representing an increase …

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Ontario’s Getting Hit With A Heat Wave Next Week With Highs Near 40 C

It’s about to get stupid hot in Ontario. Summer heat is finally on its way. Ontario’s weather is looking pretty warm and toasty in the final week of May. A possible heatwave will make temperatures soar into the 30’s. But with heat comes humidity, which could push highs to nearly …

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Loblaws says stores in Canada will soon start to return to normal but precautions remain

Loblaws stores in Canada will reopen a number of in-store services in the coming weeks as provinces begin to ease restrictions, according to the latest update on Thursday. The Canadian supermarket chain says that it will slowly reopen supermarket service counters in meat, seafood, and bakery, and it will also begin accepting product …

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People are calling for a 4-day work week in Canada as we emerge from lockdown

If the pandemic can break down the world economy, it has the potential to build it up again in ways that we’ve never expected. One such suggestion involves shortening the work week to four days, something New Zealand and some European countries are currently mulling over. The idea has made its way to Canada where people …

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Snowbirds are grounded for now but they’ll fly again says Canada’s Defence Minister

The CF Snowbirds will fly again despite the tragic accident that claimed the life of Captain Jennifer Casey on Sunday, according to Canada’s Defence Minister. Speaking with the Toronto Star, Minister Harjit Sajjan said that the government will support the long-term future of the aerobatics team, who have operated in some capacity since World War II. …

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Johnson & Johnson says it won’t sell baby powder in Canada anymore

The American household brand Johnson & Johnson has announced that it’s will no longer sell its talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.  The company issued a statement today saying that the popularity of its longtime talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder has declined in North America due to “misinformation around the safety of …

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Costco is now asking people in Canada to wear a face mask while shopping

Costco Canada is now asking shoppers to wear a face mask in stores, according to the latest updateon the company’s website. “It is recommended that all Costco members and guests wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose, at all times while on Costco premises,” the statement …

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Ontario won’t be lifting its 5 person gathering limit this week after all

Two days into the official start of Stage 1 of the province’s reopening, Premier Doug Ford has shared some bad news for those hoping to get out and enjoy the sunny summer weather with a few of their friends. Despite hints and hopes that the number of people allowed to gather in Ontario might be raised from …

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