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Doug Ford rejects plan to eliminate 6 statutory holidays for frontline retail workers

Just days after having their pandemic pay premiums cut by most major grocers, Ontario’s frontline retail workers were incensed to learn this week that they could lose six of their nine guaranteed days off per year thanks to the Ford government. That outrage was quelled, fortunately, by Premier Doug Ford himself who rejected a proposal on Friday …

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6 beaches in Toronto opening for swimming next week

Get ready for some splashy fun, Toronto, because several beaches will be open for swimming next week. Part of the SwimTO program, swimming is permitted six Toronto beaches with lifeguards on duty beginning Monday, June 22. Beaches around the city were never officially closed but now lifeguards will be actively monitoring them from 11:30 a.m. …

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Dollrama Just Closed All Stores In Canada For At Least 14 Days

At this point, more closures shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Canada essential services list was revised, and one of the stores that didn’t make the cut was Dollarama. It will now only be offering curbside pickup and delivery. In an June 17 press release the company stated that effective at business …

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Doug Ford plans to extend Ontario’s state of emergency yet again

It’s been more three months now since Ontario Premier Doug Ford first declared a province-wide state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — a drastic, yet necessary move that likely saved tens of thousands of lives. The declaration (and most orders made under it) has been extended no less than five …

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Vaughan Mills is reopening this week and here’s what to expect

Vaughan Mills mall is reopening as part of Stage 2 and like other major shopping centres around the country, it’s going to look a bit different. The mall is set to reopen this Friday, June 19, and will see enhanced cleaning processes undertaken around the entire space. Hand soap and sanitizer dispensers will be stationed at designated spots …

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Ontario hospital workers are protesting lack of pandemic pay

Tens of thousands of frontline healthcare workers across the province are formally protesting the fact that they never actually received the pandemic pay bump Premier Doug Ford promised. While hospital staff members have been revered as heroes who are the ones putting their lives most at risk every day to help fight COVID-19, …

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The First Day Of Summer Is This Weekend & It’s Bringing A Massive Heatwave To Ontario

Summer is right around the corner and Mother Nature is wasting no time with bringing the heat. Southern Ontario weather is going to get sweaty this week with humidity and temperatures expected to intensify as the days go on. So you might want to consider spending your first day of summer in …

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Ontario extends emergency orders until the end of month

The Ontario government is extending all emergency orders currently in force until June 30. On Wednesday, the province announced the extension under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. According to the provincial government, the extension is to ensure the government continues to have the necessary tools to “safely and gradually” reopen the …

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The tourist attractions at Niagara Falls are starting to open again

Niagara Falls is starting to open again for tourists after months of closures due to the pandemic. Visitors will finally be able to experience what its like to be up close to the world famous waterfalls beginning on July 1. From Canada Day onwards, the renowned Hornblower Cruises will begin once again taking passengers …

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Canada Is Full Of Heat Warnings Today & Even Nunavut Is Going To Be Hotter Than Usual

Try and stay cool! Summer may not officially be here yet, but it is definitely getting hotter. Canada’s weather forecast for the day shows a number of regions getting heat warnings. That even includes one of the country’s coldest regions. According to Environment Canada’s public weather alerts, six provinces, as well as Nunavut, …

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