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Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break
Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

Toronto - Apr. 12, 2021: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions. FULL STORY

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Is hockey betting gaining traction in Canada?
Is hockey betting gaining traction in Canada?

Toronto - Jul. 9, 2021: Hockey has been around for a very long time and it’s fair to say it’s a staple sport to watch in many households around the world. Canada has a long-standing history when it comes to hockey. Records suggest the first game was played in 1875, making it a tradition of over 140 years. Sporting events are no strangers to the betting world. In fact, it was estimated that over US$3 billion worth of legal bets were placed on sporting events in October 2020 alone. FULL STORY

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Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
Toronto - Apr. 7, 2021:

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for work that cannot be done remotely. As Ontario's health care capacity is threatened, the Stay-at-Home order, and other new and existing public health and workplace safety measures will work to preserve public health system capacity, safeguard vulnerable populations, allow for progress to be made with vaccinations and save lives. FULL STORY

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Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
Toronto - Apr. 6, 2021:

The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in "hot spot" communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions in April 2021. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and end of June 2021. FULL STORY

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Can you game on an Apple Watch?
Toronto - Apr. 6, 2021:

Since its original release in 2015, the Apple Watch can become an essential fashion-piece and tech gadget. Apart from notifying you of messages and calls, it can monitor your health vitals and even double as a walkie talkie. What you might not already know is that there is a thriving gaming niche dedicated to the device. FULL STORY

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TEAM STATEMENT - Panarin to take leave from Rangers
New York - Feb. 22, 2021:

Artermi Panarin will take a leave of absence from the New York Rangers. The team issued a statement today. Artemi vehemently and unequivocally denies any and all allegations in the fabricated story. FULL STORY

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Spitfires honour Captain Mickey Renaud
Windsor - Feb. 18, 2021:

Today February 18th, 2021 we celebrate the life of our Captain Forever Mickey Renaud. His spirit and memory is always with us all. We miss you and love you Mickey. FULL STORY

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TSN Bob McKenzie retiring, will continue in smaller role going forward
Toronto - Aug. 10, 2020:

Twitter Statement today from Bob McKenzie of TSN. Today is the last day of my working life as I have known it for more than 40 years – not as much as the end of the road as it is a move into the slow lane. I’ve been talking about and planning semi-retirement for quite some time. The 2020 Stanley Cup final in June as to be my last. July 1 was to be my final day of work as a 24/7 Hockey Insider. FULL STORY

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Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake
Toronto - Apr. 1, 2021:

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks. FULL STORY

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Lakeshore to offer modified recreation programs in Level Orange
Lakeshore - Feb. 19, 2021:

Lakeshore Recreation will begin to offer modified recreational programs, and use of its recreation facilities once the region officially enters Orange-Restrict of the response framework. Activities that may become available will include the indoor walking track, ice sports, open skating, shuffleboard, instructional classes at the Atlas Tube, Libro Centre in Woodslee and the Comber Community Centre, as well as a potential re-opening of the WFCU Pools at the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre. FULL STORY

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Ontario postpones March break until mid-April
Toronto - Feb. 11, 2021:

Today, Stephen Lecce, Ontario's Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding March break: "In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health. FULL STORY

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Caggiula suspended one game in Qualifiers for actions in Blackhawks game
Edmonton - Aug. 3, 2020:

Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis during Game 1 of the teams' Stanley Cup Qualifiers series in Edmonton on Saturday, Aug. 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. FULL STORY

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Caggiula to have hearing for actions in Blackhawks game
Edmonton - Aug. 2, 2020:

Drake Caggiula will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday. The Chicago Blackhawks forward is facing discipline for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis. FULL STORY

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2019-20 Hometown Hockey NHL Playoff Pool - register today
Stoney Point - Jul. 30, 2020:

Hockey is Back! The NHL has entered to bubble cities and the real games are about to begin. It is time for the NHL Playoffs, where this year 24 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. When my Dad was alive, he enjoyed running a playoff pool each season. Since his passing in 2008, his tradition has continued and we are ready to launch the 24th Annual Hometown Hockey Playoff Pool. FULL STORY

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Lakeshore to offer modified recreation programs in Level Orange
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Lakeshore to offer modified recreation programs in Level Orange
Media Release
Municipality of Lakeshore

Lakeshore - Feb. 19, 2021: Lakeshore Recreation will begin to offer modified recreational programs, and use of its recreation facilities once the region officially enters Orange-Restrict of the response framework. Activities that may become available will include the indoor walking track, ice sports, open skating, shuffleboard, instructional classes at the Atlas Tube, Libro Centre in Woodslee and the Comber Community Centre, as well as a potential re-opening of the WFCU Pools at the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre. FULL STORY



Windsor Orders Use of Masks inside Public Spaces
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Windsor Orders Use of Masks inside Public Spaces
Media Release
City of Windsor

Windsor - Aug. 13, 2020: As Windsor-Essex enters Stage 3 of the provincial reopening framework this week, Mayor Drew Dilkens is taking action to clarify and standardize the rules regarding masks and face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Effective August 19, 2020, a mask that covers the nose and mouth will be required in all indoor public spaces FULL STORY



COVID Update - Windsor-Essex to remain in Stage 2
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COVID Update - Windsor-Essex to remain in Stage 2
Media Release
Ontario Government

Toronto - Aug. 4, 2020: In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the local medical officer of health, other health experts, and local authorities, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will remain in Stage 2 as the province continues to monitor local transmission of COVID-19 and support efforts to contain its spread. FULL STORY



Water over Road Warning - Lighthouse Cove
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Water over Road Warning - Lighthouse Cove
Media Release
Town of Lakeshore

Lighthouse Cove - Aug. 3, 2020: Several roads in Lighthouse Cove currently have water over the road. North West winds along with high lake levels have caused this surge. Lakeshore crews have been dispatched and road barricades are erected. These barricades are to ensure local traffic only pass along the roads as driving through water covered sections of roads can exacerbate flood water conditions for area residents. FULL STORY



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