Alberta online gambling platform delayed until 2021

It looks like the provincial government of Alberta, the United Conservative Party (UCP), still plans to allow a locally licensed online gambling platform, according to the 2020-21 budget released on February 27. But it doesn’t look like that will likely occur until at least the middle of 2021. This new delay was revealed in an email from Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) sp [...]

17 September 2020

Canada’s casinos crawling back to life, but still far from lively

Canada’s land-based casino sector is slowly creaking back to life after its long pandemic shutdown this spring. Last Friday, casino operator Great Canadian Gaming Corp (GCG) announced plans to reopen 11 casinos in Ontario that were ordered shut in mid-March as local COVID-19 infection rates spiraled out of control. The venues are scheduled to reopen on Monday, September 28. The Ontario L [...]

17 September 2020

Fort St. John urges province to reopen casinos as city revenue shrinks

The mayor of Fort St. John, B.C., is asking the provincial government to show its cards on reopening casinos, as the pandemic continues to drain municipal coffers. In a letter to Premier John Horgan, Mayor Lori Ackerman said her town's revenue has shrunk since mid-March from nearly $900,000 last fiscal year to around $270,000 during the first six months of thi [...]

17 September 2020

Great Canadian Gaming to reopen casinos in Ontario and New Brunswick Sept. 28

TORONTO -- Great Canadian Gaming Corp. says it will reopen its casinos on Sept. 28 in Ontario and New Brunswick that have been closed since March 16. The Toronto-based company says 11 Ontario casinos will adhere to provincial guidelines, which include indoor limits of 50 people and no operation of table games or other amenities. Its casino in New Brunswick will also open that day, w [...]

17 September 2020

Mayors press premier to work with casinos on reopening plans

LONDON, ONT. -- With casinos still closed in the region, municipalities feeling the financial impacts are speaking up. “You can’t open a casino with only 50 people in the door not in a practical way anyways,” says Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor. In a letter obtained by CTV News, 25 mayors who make up the Casino Host Municipalities Group express concern about the “significant job [...]

17 September 2020

Casino Nova Scotia Halifax, Sydney Relaunch Gaming

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is here to make a new announcement regarding its daily operation in Atlantic Canada. Casino Nova Scotia is going to relaunch its gaming offerings on October 5, following the implementation of all safety protocols. Both Sydney and Halifax will see the return of in-person gaming come next month. The two casino venues in question had to close for business [...]

17 September 2020

Unprecedented number of birds dead in New Mexico in a mysterious die-off

(Natural News) An unprecedented number of migratory birds have been dropping dead in southern New Mexico over the last few weeks. Wildlife experts are still uncertain what caused the die-off, but it’s posited that the extreme weather conditions in the western United States may have forced birds to migrate before they’re ready. Martha Desmond, an ecologist at the New Mex [...]

17 September 2020

With COVID-19 vaccine looming, worries intensify over potential mandates

(Natural News) As the world inches closer to developing a COVID-19 vaccine, we are also on the brink of facing the very disturbing prospect of a push for mandatory vaccination. President Trump told the military to prepare for the delivery of as many as 200 million doses of the vaccine, which they hope will be ready by the end of the year “for everybody that wants to get it.” But w [...]

17 September 2020

'Go straight home': B.C. premier concerned Americans abusing border exemption

VANCOUVER -- Reports that U.S. residents are vacationing in British Columbia as their country's COVID-19 crisis spirals out of control are concerning, Premier John Horgan said Thursday. Horgan said he's heard stories from MLAs and community leaders from across B.C. about Americans who appear to be abusing the current border crossing exemption designed to let Alaska residents enter C [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto's top public health official wants city to consider quarantine facility for COVID patients who can't isolate at home

Toronto’s top public health official is recommending that the city establish a quarantine facility to “support members of the general population who need to self-isolate but are unable to do so safely.” The recommendation is contained in a report by Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa that was considered during a virtual meeting of the city’s board of health on Thurs [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto's racialized, low-income communities have higher rates of coronavirus cases

Data collected by the City of Toronto around COVID-19 cases shows that low-income residents have the highest rates of the virus, as well as racialized communities. On Thursday, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said that recent data from the past three weeks has shown that new cases and hospitalizations are higher in areas with a high proportion of low-income [...]

03 July 2020

Watch out for the pitfalls of online gambling

The world of online gambling is filled with mysteries, legends, and pure misinformation. We’ve all heard stories about scams, huge jackpot wins, free bonuses, and problems with withdrawing winnings from the casino account. It’s thrilling and chilling at the same time, and as human beings - what we don’t know, scares us. Knowledge is power, and knowledge about online gambling is key to [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto might create a central quarantine facility for people with COVID-19

If you or someone you know lives in a house packed with roommates and are wondering how you would possibly quarantine if you (god forbid) somehow contracted COVID-19, the city may soon have you covered. Toronto is considering following the lead of locales like Miami and L.A.in opening up a special quarantine facility for people infected with COVID-19 who don't have a place to [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto restaurant changes its patio rules after it fails to control large crowds

Some newly reopened bars and restaurants are taking heat for not enough social distancing, and one in particular has already decided on a new system patrons must abide by. Ruby Soho at the corner of King and Portland opened its patio last Wednesday as part of the Stage 2 reopening. After only a few days, things have already gotten out of hand. Crowds o [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto restaurant owner barks back at customer who left one-star review

A online dispute between a customer and restaurant owner in Toronto has brought to light some important questions about the customer experience versus safety measures amid the pandemic. Restaurateur and chef Anthony Rose issued a response to a 1-star Google review posted yesterday about one of his restaurants, Madame Boeuf. "Don't go unless you have a smart phone with data and you'r [...]

03 July 2020

Popular buffet restaurant is shutting down all locations in Canada

A popular buffet joint is closing all its Canadian locations after being temporarily closed since mid-March due to COVID-19. The Tucker's Marketplace website now lands on a letter informing the public that none of their locations will be reopening. The buffet chain once had restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington. They were known as a place to get together with big groups with a ho [...]

03 July 2020

Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s Legal Team Sues FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Legal Team Sues FCC – The team includes RFK, Jr., IRREGULATORs’ Attorney Scott W. McCollough & Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of Stop 5G & Wireless Harms Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense (CHD), is committed to be proactive on the concerns regarding excessive exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation. To fulfill [...]

01 May 2020

End of Trump’s social distancing policy spurs fears of virus rebound

The Trump administration’s “Stay at Home” guidelines will quietly expire Thursday with little fanfare — letting states decide what’s next. But as President Donald Trump repeatedly declares that “we’re opening our country again,” the inconsistent patchwork of state, local and business decision-making is exactly what could drive a second wave of the coronavirus — or [...]

01 May 2020

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