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Heat warning continues as Toronto heads into first weekend of July

The heat warning issued for Toronto by Environment Canada on Thursday continues, as the first weekend of July calls for fiery feels-like temperatures in the city. Hot weather is expected to last through the weekend into early next week, the weather agency says, with a risk of a thunderstorm and a humidex of …

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Thousands Demand Mandatory Course On Racism & Privilege In Ontario Schools

Thousands are demanding a change to the province’s school system. A petition calling on Ontario’s high schools to have a mandatory race and ethnicity course has collected over 40,000 signatures. The online movement asks Minister of Education, Stephen Leece, to create the course to provide students with a better understanding of race …

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Nestle exits the bottle water business in Canada after heavy criticism

Nestle has agreed to sell its Pure Life bottled water brand in Canada to family-owned company Ice River Springs, based in Ontario. Nestle, which has been taking billions of litres of water from Canadian underground aquifers, completes the sale just as new restrictions on taking groundwater are coming into effect in October. The sale includes …

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This is how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Canada Day with his family

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Canada Day with his family this year, but they weren’t flipping burgers on the grill or watching the virtual fireworks like the rest of the nation. Instead, Trudeau and his family celebrated the day at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm just outside of the city. The family …

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Wasaga Beach to be closed and rule-breakers fined $1,000 after big Canada Day crowds

Wasaga Beach was a total mess on Canada Day as huge crowds flooded the popular beach near Barrie.  The complete disregard to social distancing and the current pandemic has now forced local authorities to shut down main portions of the beach starting on July 7 and impose fines of $1,000 or anyone …

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Niagara Falls was absolutely packed for Canada Day

As people came to terms with the fact that Canada Day celebrations would look a lot different this year — namely, that some would have to be virtual instead of in-person — many still made it out to major attractions like Niagara Falls, packing main streets and flocking to get photos …

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Canada’s Mandatory Isolation For Entering The Country Just Got Extended

Attention, would-be travellers! Canada’s Quarantine Act order for people entering the country has been extended until the end of August. Until at least that time, anyone coming into the country must still isolate for 14 days whether or not they are showing symptoms. The Quarantine Act order has been in place since late …

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You Can Get Fined $1,400 For Not Wearing A Mask On The TTC

Next time you leave your house, you might not want to forget a face covering. As of July 2, face masks on the TTC have become mandatory for riders. While not wearing a mask could land you a $1,400 charge, TTC officials have announced that they won’t be handing out tickets at …

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Driver charged after video captures dramatic crash on residential street in Brampton

Somehow the driver of a car, which flew off the street, flipped multiple times, and landed on a nearby residential street in Brampton, is okay. The man, reportedly in his 20s, has been charged after a dramatic crash captured on video by a security camera shows a car bursting through a fence and flipping repeatedly …

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These are all the places where it will be mandatory to wear face masks in Toronto

Face masks will soon by mandatory in Toronto after City Council voted in favour of making them required in all enclosed public places as of July 7 to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  The new bylaw will require businesses to enforce policies to ensure masks or face coverings are worn in all indoor public spaces. Here …

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