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Police have issued a traffic warning ahead of cherry blossom madness

emilyborhi/Instagram It’s true, cherry blossom season has almost arrived. According to Sakura in High Park’s latest update, we could see the High Park cherry blossoms start to open this weekend around May 3 to 5. Then, the peak bloom should be at its fullest between May 7 to 12. And if you’ve …

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On this day last year it felt like 31°C in Toronto

lisarobertsonpics/Instagram It’s hard to believe that summer will soon be here. Not only is it currently a chilly 5°C in Toronto, today’s forecast is showing cloudy skies and periods of rain, with showers and a risk of a thunderstorm later this evening. At this rate it feels like the warm days of …

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This is what cigarette packages will have to look like in Canada soon

Shutterstock The government is always finding new and fun ways to make cigarette smoking less appealing to Canadians. Since including pictures of people dying of cancer, children with respiratory diseases, and that generally awful picture of a tongue on packs of smokes isn’t enough, Health Canada has released updated regulations …

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Ford government considering raising speed limits on 400 series highways

The Ford Government say’s it’s looking at raising speed limits on provincial highways, according to Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek. “The 400-series highways were built for, I believe, a speed limit of 120 km/h safely,” said Yurek, at a press conference on Wednesday. While details on which highways could potentially see increased speed limits, …

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Canadians Can Be Fined $2500 For Texting While Driving Starting Next Month

Distracted driving (especially texting and driving) causes more deaths in Canada than impaired driving. It’s why every province and territory has laws against driving while operating a cell phone, with the exception of Nunavut. Canada is cracking down on its distracted driving problem with the rollout of stricter laws that impose harsher penalties and …

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Salmonella Outbreak In Six Provinces

A salmonella outbreak in six provinces has caused 170 people to fall ill, with 35 hospitalized. The Public Health Agency of Canada said laboratory-confirmed cases have been found in British Columbia (30 people), Alberta (40), Saskatchewan (20), Manitoba (10), Ontario (40) and Quebec (30). The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a …

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Warning: -15°C Is Coming To Almost Every Single Province In Canada Next Week

Only Nova Scotia is safe! In addition to serious rainfall and flooding in several provinces, almost every single province in Canada can expect -15°C and snow early next week. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and PEI all have snow and -15°C in the …

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Fox News host likens Ford government to Trump’s during interview

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Varney & Co. (Screencap) The host of a business show on Fox News had high praise for the policies and practices of the Doug Ford government recently, during an appearance by the premier on his show. Ford was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of Varney & Co., hosted …

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Ford government to introduce legislation for TTC subway upload

garycphoto/Instagram The Ford government says it’s introducing legislation Thursday to upload Toronto’s TTC subway system to the province, a move that would “make sure new subway lines are built quicker.” This announcement comes despite ongoing discussions between the province and the city to share responsibility of Toronto’s subway. On Wednesday, …

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Viola Desmond $10 bill wins international banknote of the year design award

Canadian banknote tops designs from Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Solomon Islands A Canadian $10 bill featuring Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond has been named the best in the world. The International Bank Note Society has announced the Desmond bill won the coveted Bank Note of the Year Award for …

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