Ontario

Ontario – Let Your Grass Grow

Why ‘No Mow May’ could be a boon for Toronto’s bumble bee populations Like the hair on our heads during coronavirus lockdowns, conservationists are encouraging people to let their lawns grow a little wilder than usual this month. That’s the idea behind the burgeoning “No Mow May” movement, which, as you might have guessed, is […]

Ontario – Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Doug Ford appears to contradict official health advice by having daughters over Premier Doug Ford revealed Monday he recently had two of his daughters visit him, in apparent contradiction of official provincial advice.here Asked Monday if the concept of two-household “bubbles” would come to Ontario soon, as it has to other provinces beginning to reopen, […]

Ontario – There Are Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics

He brings up some interesting points. According to the provincial government’s latest fear-porn release, f the province were to do nothing to combat the plague apocalypse, over the next 24 months, 100,000 could die. On any given year, 100,000 people die in the province. Sooo, how many of that 100,000 plague victims would have died […]

Ontario – Computer Modelling Needs Lots And Lots Of Data

Province to release ‘stark’ COVID-19 models on Friday The province is investing millions into mental health supports for Ontarians as it prepares to release COVID-19 modeling numbers on Friday that Premier Doug Ford says will be a ‘real wakeup call.’ “People will see some very stark figures tomorrow,” Ford said during his daily media briefing […]

Thunder Bay – Drivethru COVID-19 Testing

Drive-thru coronavirus test centres could help reduce spread in Canada Drive-thru clinics testing people for COVID-19 in South Korea could serve as a model for Canada, where the spread of the virus is comparatively limited but increasing to the point that such early interventions could be considered, an epidemiologist says. Stephen Hoption Cann of the University of British Columbia’s […]

The World – Hundreds Of NYC Subway Cars Being Pulled From Service Due To Malfunctioning Doors

Hundreds Of NYC Subway Doors Are Being Pulled From Service Due To Malfunctions As many New Yorkers already know, nothing exemplifies government efficiency better than Manhattan’s Metro Transportation Authority. Complaining about it is part of what being a New York resident is all about – just ask the Wall Street Journal’s Charley Grant, who takes to […]

Ontario – Teachers To Challenge Pay Caps

Teachers to challenge pay cap in court Four unions representing hundreds of thousands of Ontario teachers and educators have launched a court challenge of the Doug Ford government’s 1% annual cap on pay and benefit increases. The four union leaders said they are fighting to protect the Constitutional right of their members to free collective […]

Ontario – Only The Ontario Government Can Screw Up Something As Lucrative As Marijuana

Disastrous cannabis rollout cost Ontario $325 million compared to Alberta: analyst The Cannalysts, an independent analysis firm, released data this week showing that if Ontario had followed Alberta’s model, the province would have stimulated an extra $325 million in economic activity. On a yearly basis, the analysis notes, the province is missing out on around […]

Ontario – Gravelle Calls For More Canadian Content In Mass Transit Vehicles

Gravelle calls for more Canadian content in mass transit vehicles MPP Michael Gravelle hopes his new private member’s bill, which lays out rules for Canadian content in mass transit vehicles purchased by Canadian public transportation companies, will help Thunder Bay’s Bombardier plant. Gravelle introduced the bill Monday at Queen’s Park. The bill calls for a […]

Ontario – Ford Motor Company Cutting Hundreds Of Jobs

Ford Motor Company is cutting hundreds of jobs at its Oakville, Ont., assembly plant, with layoffs set to begin in the new year. The company confirmed Monday that it is ending production of its Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT models at the facility, resulting in a loss of 450 positions starting in February 2020. A spokesperson […]