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latest CoronaVirus news

May 7, 2020

  • Google’s Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto Quayside smart city project.
  • One employee has died and 25 employees have become infected with COVID-19 at Maple Lodge Farms in Brampton.
  • US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid Coronavirus
  • As of today, 63,895 virus infections in Canada
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Ontario was 19,121 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Quebec was 34,327 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia was 2,255 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Alberta was 5,963 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba was 284 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan was 512 as of May 7, 2020.

April 23, 2020

  • As of April 23, 2020, 620,101 people have been tested for Covid-19 Virus, with 40,813 confirmed cases and 2,028.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Quebec was 20,965 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Newfoundland and Labrador was 256 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Ontario was 12,879 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • US unemployment claims hit 26.4 million amid virus

April 06, 2020

  • Canada based company Medicom to begin manufacturing N95 masks in Canada as foreign countries curb exports.
  • The daily number of deaths in Spain has fallen for a fourth consecutive day as Monday’s death toll due to Covid-19 was 637 which is the lowest recorded since 24 March.
  • The death count in the USA to exceed 10,000 today as total infected cases exceed 337,971.

March 30, 2020

  • Ontario reported on Monday 351 new novel coronavirus cases, the largest single-day increase by far.
  • The growth in coronavirus cases in Spain appears to be slowing as 6,400 cases were confirmed on Monday, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. The total of deaths reached 7,340 after 812 new fatalities.
  • Trump: 1 million have been tested in US for coronavirus, the US has more than 16,000 confirmed virus cases and nearly 3,000 deaths.
  • Macy’s will furlough the majority of its 125,000 employees

March 29, 2020

  • Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she has recovered from COVID-19, after contracting the illness while on a trip to the United Kingdom earlier this month.
  • 211 News Cases in Ontario today as the Virus Spread is on the rise
  • More than a million Canadians have applied for employment insurance due to the coronavirus outbreak
  • 5 Toronto firefighters test positive for coronavirus
  • Canada has a total of 5,866 COVID-19 cases with 63 deaths mas of March 29, 2020.

March 28, 2020

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: anyone exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus will not be allowed to travel by plane or train. The restrictions come into effect at noon Monday and apply to anyone showing signs of the virus, which include a cough, fever and difficulty breathing.
  • US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • An LCBO employee working at the Allen and Rimrock Roads location in Toronto has been tested positive.
  • Canadian Air and Transport Security Authority (CATSA) also confirmed Friday one of their screening officers at Toronto Pearson Airport had also tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The USA has crossed 100,000 cases now, at least 1,590 people have died in the US, with at least 402 of those deaths reported on Friday alone.
  • Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths from coronavirus in the world – after Italy. 832 people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its deadliest day since the outbreak began.

March 27, 2020

  • US President Donald Trump has signed a $2.2 Trillion bailout bill passed by Congress, the largest fiscal stimulus in US history. This bill will bring relief to companies and average Americans, more than 3.3 million of whom are out of work due to the global CoronaVirus pandemic
  • Ontario issue Amber alert to all people who travelled out of Canada and are back. The Government is also using the system to alert residents to stay home for all non essential requirements.
  • Ontario announces 135 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 993. So far 18 people have died.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus. The British Prime Minister has mild symptoms and will continue to lead the UK’s response to the pandemic. He will self-isolate in Downing Street.
  • Italy, so far the worst-hit country from the Covid-19 Virus has confirmed 969 more deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 9,134. The only hope is that the number of new infections is decreasing.
  • Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 0.25% due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

  • Worldwide CoronaVirus infections have reached 400,000 cases, a new milestone in the number of infections, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games have also been postponed by a year because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020

2:00 pm: Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford has announced the shutdown of all non-essential services across the province in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and takeout restaurants will be allowed to stay open. The Premier also sais that essential manufacturer and supply chain providers will also open. The order is effective for 14 days. The Government will release the names of the Businesses that will remain open.

11:00 am: Ontario reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 503.

10:30 am: Prime Minister Trudeau to address the nation after call with premiers about COVID-19 response. Trudeau remains in self-isolation and will be speaking from his residence at Rideau Cottage. He has been holding daily briefings for more than a week since in self-isolation as his wife Sophie was tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from UK.

10:00 am: Canada declined to sent its Contingent to Tokyo Olympics for 2020 which means the games are almost set to postpone until the Covid-19 Virus in controlled.

March 22, 2020

Italy today reported 651 deaths due to virus bringing the total deaths at 5,476 due to coronavirus. Italy has banned any movement inside the country and closed all non-essential businesses. Italy has the most affected country and trying hard to control the infections. Today’s death rate shows a drop-down in the number of deaths suggesting that Italy has peaked the virus infections and hopefully the death rate and new infection rate will be down now onwards.

Alberta has announced the latest on CoronaVirus – 33 new COVID-19 cases reported today taking the total toll to 259 infections. According to updated data on Alberta Health Services’s website, 26,999 tests have been done so far.

Toronto to provide free, 24/7 childcare for essential and critical service workers. Precautions will include daily screening of children and families prior to admission, increased cleaning, and reduced group sizes. Visit http://toronto.ca/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

Brampton City Hall will be lit yellow every night until April 5 as a sign of hope for our community impacted by COVID-19.

An employee has a confirmed positive case #COVIDー19 who worked at the @TimHortons @petrocanada location at 11980 Highway #10 in #Brampton. The period of concern is from March 9 to 20th. Anyone who went here for gas, coffee or supplies requested to self isolate for 14 days.

Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide

Deaths in New York climbs to 114. Of nearly 30,000 cases in the United States, more than 15,000 are in New York state, including more than 9,000 in New York City.

March 19, 2020

4:00 PM: The death toll in Italy now exceeds that of China due to Covid19. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. The Death count in China is reported at 3,245 however, the number may be much more as the data sent by Chinese Government is not considered reliable.

7:00 PM: Toronto police have confirmed a civilian member of the force has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Infection count in Ontario stands at 258 with addition of 44 new cases reported today.

8:00 PM: Brampton Transit: Starting March 23, Brampton Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule and will implement ways to support social distancing. New Schedule will be published soon.

March 18, 2020

5:10 pm: Now Saskatchewan government declares state of emergency after number of cases doubles

5:00 pm – After Ontario, B.C. declares a provincial state of emergency to respond to COVID-19 where the number of infected cases has climbed to 180.

4:00 pm: All Ford, GM factories in North America to close over COVID-19

23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario today March 18th, 2020.

USA and Canada shutting down the Border to all non-essential travel in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Why Buy a home in Toronto?

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Toronto Condo Sale

The time to move has come around again. For whatever reason, the current home just doesn’t fit anymore. Maybe it’s too big, now that the kids are gone. Or, maybe it’s too small with the expected arrival of yet another little one. Maybe in these tough Economic Times, the job you thought would last until retirement has disappeared, and there is no reason to stay in the area anymore. Possibly, you’re not happy with the school system or need a stable Healthcare System. Or maybe it’s just a desire to try something new and different.

Whatever the reason, many people have begun to look northward, into Canada, for their answers to bigger, better or more secure homes and Toronto is the destination to be. Why Toronto? What is it about Toronto real estate that people find so attractive these days?

Why Toronto? 

Toronto is the fifth largest city in all of North America, yet with a population of 5 million (Greater Toronto Area), it can seem grossly underpopulated and spread out according to American Standards. The city has the largest subway system in the North American continent outside of Manhattan. So, if you plan carefully, it might not matter which neighborhood you choose to live in. If the subway goes through, and it probably does, then you almost certainly guarantee yourself an effortless commute to work.

Cultural Dіvеrѕіtу

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Like America, Canada and particularly Toronto, is a Melting Pot of cultures. It is a city made up of many interesting and diverse neighborhoods where crossing streets is like stepping from one country into another. And since Toronto draws its diversity from migrants rather than you sometimes overwhelming aspect of illegal immigration, internal growth is somewhat slower than in America, meaning there is less stress on the schools, public health and safety systems. 

Hosing Market

The current World economic crisis has affected Canada and Toronto in particular as well as the United States. However, Toronto is seeing a boom in housing that has began to reverse the ill fortunes of the past several months. The introduction of Mortgage Stress test and series of increase in the interest rate had affected the Toronto Housing market but the new sales numbers in spring are healthy signs that the Toronto Real estate market is booming again. Toronto’s condo market in particular has been a story of rising prices, rising rents despite a slump in the last two years. The Market for Toronto Condos for sale is ever strong  and experts are attributing the up-tick to stored consumer confidence, lower interest rates and pent up demand. 

Cоmраrаblе Living

Overall, living in Toronto would not be a great change from living farther south in America. The demographics are similar. English is spoken in both. However, many Canadian speak french as well. Sports aficionados will find plenty to cheer about in Toronto with baseball, football, Basketball, Cricket, Curling and more as anyone can desire. The Cost of living is also similar with America’s cost of living being only slightly higher.  The USA ѕpends more money on education, but the schools are comparable and literacy rates are the same within Canada as they are in the states. One of the few differences would be holidays. Canada gets more statuary holidays than the US counterpart. 

Before Making the Move

Despite all the good things that you’ve heard about moving to Toronto, it would be wise to check out the city first before making the final decision. Make it your next vacation stop. Spend some time in the various neighbourhoods. See which one could possibly contain your family’s dream home.  

Viola Desmond $10 Bill wins international bank note of the Year competition

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Canada’s latest $10 Bill showing Viola Desmond has won a major International Banknote Competition beatings the finalists from Venezula, Switzerland and Russia.
The bill beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. The current $10 note is purple, and the obverse features a portrait of Viola Desmond, a Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. A successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, she defiantly refused to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946 and was subsequently jailed, convicted and fined. Her court case was one of the first known legal challenges against racial segregation brought forth by a Black woman in Canada.

This Bill was introduced on 8 December 2016 by the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Contemporary Design Solutions for an Open-Plan Kitchen and Dining Area

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Open-Plan Kitchen and Dining Area

Even those people who don’t like cooking like eating tasty and delicious and that means we all deserve a nice kitchen, regardless of our culinary skills. However, not all kitchens are the same, and the majority of people are looking for practicality as much as ingenuity. That’s why they insist on connecting their cooking and dining areas, creating an amazing open-plan area every member of their family – not to mention their guests – is going to love. If you too want to design such an area, here are a few ideas that might help you.

Connecting kitchen island

Everyone loves having a kitchen island and this is probably one of the most practical and functional parts of every modern kitchen. This is where you can prepare and serve your food, as well as use that extra space for storing your pots and pans. But, when you’re creating an open-plan area, such an island can serve another purpose and connect your kitchen to the dining room.

Placing a kitchen island right between these two areas will help you utilize every inch of space it has, and you’ll be able to approach it from both sides. The side closer to your kitchen can be used for preparing the food, and you can equip the other side with some bar stools, connect it to a table and use it for eating. This is particularly useful if you have lots of people over and the dining room can’t accommodate all of them.

Unifying colour scheme

Unifying colour scheme

If you really want to connect your kitchen and dining room into a single unit, you need to pay attention to the colour scheme as well. This is the easiest yet most effective way to create a huge open-plan space and blend everything together, and the best thing about it is that you can do all the work yourself.

Even though most people don’t like painting, applying a new coat of paint on your walls is actually more than they can imagine – all you need is a few hours of free time, a bucket of paint and a few brushes. You can even invite a couple of friends over and turn this project into a fun time you can enjoy with your buddies.

Fix the floors

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Most kitchens are equipped with ceramic tiles and the dining rooms with hardwood flooring, and this could be quite a problem when trying to mix these two into one distinct space. One of the ways to do that is by installing brand new floors in the entire open-space area and opt for materials that will work well in the kitchen and the dining room at the same time.

Cork, bamboo, and vinyl are among the most practical and easy-to-maintain materials for your floors, so take them into consideration first. Don’t forget to add some rugs, though, especially if you prefer walking barefoot. A visually appealing modern rug can also add some charm to your new cooking and dining space, so be sure to find one that matches your colour scheme and works for you the most.

Using the same materials

Using the same materials

Both your kitchen and your dining room feature tons of different surfaces – from your countertops and your cabinets to your cupboards to your dining room table – and using the same material is another way to put these two areas together. Though most people prefer quartz and marble for their kitchen countertops, these materials can turn out to be too different from the rest of your new kitchen/dining room area, so going in another direction might be a better idea.

Using wood, for instance, could be a good solution – not only do wooden countertops look amazing and unusual, but wooden cabinets are what most people are already using. The same goes for your dining room furniture, i.e. your table and your cabinets, so using this material is probably the easiest way to solve all your problems.

Turning your kitchen and dining room into one open-plan area could seem like the hardest thing in the world, but if you know what you’re trying to achieve and aren’t afraid of experimenting, you could easily create a cosy, inviting and welcoming space everyone in your family is going to love.

Type of Houses in Canada

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The homes in Canada are as diverse as the population of Canada. Here is a list of different types of houses available in Ontario Canada.

Bungalows

Bunglow

The bungalows have been a popular choice amongst Canadian residents given the ease of use as this type housing style lack of stairways with the primary living area contained on one floor and are predominantly low rise home. In Ontario, the bungalows date from the early 1900’s, but gained its greatest popularity during the post­ war years of the late 1940’s. Bungalows remain popular, particularly for Seniors  or empty nesters, but 2 storey houses now dominate the residential market.

One and one-half Storey:

1 and half storey

The one and one ­half storey was popular post war era but now not very popular unline 2 storey home. Typically, about 60% of the total living area is contained on the first floor. From a cost perspective, this style is more cost effective than the bungalow, by providing more square footage on the same building coverage (or foot print) on the land.

Two-Storey Home

2 storey home

The two ­storey home is arguably the most popular Home Style in Ontario. This type of home offer a mix of large living area combined with a separate level for sleeping areas. Two-storey designs are very popular in the Greater Toronto Area especially the suburbs of Toronto such as Mississauga, Vaughan, Milton, Oakville, Markham and Brampton. These homes offer a vast variation in terms of interior design, roof design and floor layouts.

Mississauga or Brampton: Where to buy a home

Split level

split-level-home

The split level home is also called Tri-level home is mix of bungalow, split entrance bungalow and the two­ storey.  The most common split-levels built at that time were the side split and the back split. The main level typically contains common living areas (a living room, kitchen, dining room, and/or family room).Side and back splits can involve three or more levels of living area depending on size; e.g., lower family room, main level living room, dining room and kitchen, and upper-level bedrooms.

Attached or Detached

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Attached homes in Ontario are more preferred and have the highest valuation in terms of price and demand. The attached Homes share one or more common (party) walls which reduce the overall building cost. A lot of the immigrant population prefers to buy fully detached homes. Detached homes as the name says are detached homes without sharing all walls with neighbors.

Semi-detached

semi-detached home type

Semi-­detached homes are another popular home style where homes are attached to neighbor’s home on one side while the other side is detached. Semi-detached homes are cheaper to buy as compared to detached homes and are in demand as they provide many features associated with detached homes (i.e., size and individual title to the land) while offering certain price advantages, particularly for young families.

Townhouses

townhouse

Row housing has also become a popular alternative in which three or more units are joined together by common party walls. Each townhouse unit typically contains a full basement, main level living area and upper level for bedrooms. Many variations exist in the marketplace. Townhouses are attractive from a developer’s perspective given higher densities available. Two examples are illustrated. Townhouses are normally grouped in sets of three to six units. Townhouses are either offered as freehold (the owner holds title to the structure and the land) or condominium (the unit owner owns the structure as defined in the condominium documentation) and shares the land as a common element with other unit owners.

Apartment/Condo

Condo type home

High-Rise buildings are getting popular in major metro cities of Canada including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Vancouver. This trend is expected to continue, especially as the baby boomer bulge continues to age. A Condo is popularly used for a Condominium which is a privately-owned individual unit within a community of other units. While the buyer of a unit within a condominium
building/complex takes ownership of the fee simple of that unit itself, the buyer becomes a tenant in common with all the other owners of units in the condominium with respect to the common elements; e.g., hallways, gardens, underground garage, recreational
facilities etc.

Check out our other articles:

Tips for first time home buyers

Should you buy a house or a Condo

Your Dream Home: Luxurious Furnished Apartments in Nashville for rent

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Nashville Homes

Nashville is an artistic and unique place to live. It is so organised and has a charming small-town vibe. It is in Tennessee, USA. Nashville is part of a prominent urbanised area that is embraced by seven different countries. Nashville is a good place for education and is also known as a religious centre. Health care, finance and insurance sectors are contributing on a large scale.

Many company’s headquarters are there in Nashville so that urbanisation is faster here, and the unemployment rate is less. Automobile, printing and publishing, and tourism are playing an essential role in the economy and lifestyle. The main attraction of this place is worldwide music, and this place is famous for its Opry House.

The central location is surrounded by an Airport facility, port facility, and railway connections that make this place convenient for distribution and transport.

Nashville is always people’s favourite choice for living.

Luxurious Rental Apartments In Nashville

  1. Bells Bluff:

This apartment has an astounding view of the Cumberland River and a large living room. It is in West Nashville, 7600 Cabot Drive, Tennessee, USA.

Some unique features:

  • The river runs through it and a fantastic view of waterside
  • Natures’ place and  a private walk path for feel calmness
  • Superior resident services with 24-hours maintenance
  • Perfect house for pets and their spa facility

Community amenities:

  • Waterfront side
  • Conservation corridor
  • Substantially lower rent
  • Downtown access
  • Fitness and training centre
  • Playhouse for pets
  • Game lawn
  • Outdoor movies
  • Saltwater pool
  • Club and gaming platform
  1. Vertis Green Hills

This apartment elevates your homely feeling. Decoration and design fulfil your needs and anticipates your luxurious lifestyle. It is in 4000 Hillsboro Pike, Tennessee, Nashville, USA.

 Some unique features about Vertis Green Hills:

  • Private balconies with high-end interior design  to experience the sky
  • Upscale Residential
  • Nest thermostat for energy savings
  • High-efficiency Stainless steel appliances
  • Quartz countertops
  • Washer and dryer
  • Elevated ceiling heights
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Business centre
  • Fire pits and outdoor kitchen
  • Furnished guest suite
  • Resident lounge
  • Controlled Parking zone,  underground garage parking in addition

Exclusive Amenities :

  • Heated saltwater pool
  • 24-hours fitness centre
  • Yoga studio and spin bikes
  • Dog’s playground
  1. 1200 Broadway is a high-rise apartment with a combination of elegancy and tranquillity. The location is best in the entire Nashville. It is located in the Gulch.

Some features of Penthouse:

  • Built-in wine fridge
  • Vented hood range
  • Turkish quartz countertops
  • Butler’s pantry
  • 24-hours residential and maintenance services
  • Reservable parking spaces

Some features of 1200 Broadway:

  • Distinctive finishes
  • Wooden floor
  • Contemporary colour palettes
  • Distinguished tile backsplash
  • 24-hours  one package lockers
  • Lounge and recreation room
  • On-site storage
  • Conference room
  • Parking garage
  • Pet-washing station
  • Dry cleaning lockers
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Refrigerator storage for cold deliveries
  • Firepit
  • Guest suite
  • 65000 sq. ft area of office space

Community Amenities:

  • Outdoor bar
  • Bike storage
  • Outdoor dining room and barbeque
  • Dog’s playhouse
  • Fitness centre
  • Spin room
  • Yoga lawn
  • Indoor lounge and bar
  1. Bexley Donelson is like a shining star among all other real estate companies in Nashville. Novo Donelson apartment has its glory and popularity. It is in Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Bexley Donelson has some unique features:

  • Rail is 3mins away, and Hermitage rail is 11mins away from the apartment
  • 2miles only to reach the international airport                        
  • Major cards access facility
  • 24-hours maintenance and emergency service
  • Automatic payment of monthly rent

Apartment Features:

  • Full-size washer and dryer
  • Luxurious wooden floor
  • Residential services are available any time
  • Gourmet and catering kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stainless Steel appliances

Community amenities:

  • Clubhouse for gathering and parties
  • Coffee bar
  • Games facilities with indoor games
  • Storage rooms are available
  • Pet play area
  • Lounge
  • 24-hours Wi-Fi connection
  • Gym and fitness hall
  • A special cardio training centre
  • Conference room with a large screen with projector and TV

It is built up with a total of 199 units( 4 stories)

  1. Infinity Music Row brings infinite possibilities to your life. Its beautiful architecture is a small piece of heavenly feeling. It is at 1221 Division Street, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Some features of penthouse:

  • Chef handled kitchen with islands, upgraded stainless steel appliances, hardwood cabinet
  • Granite kitchen and bathroom countertops
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Expensive closet
  • Luxurious tubs
  • Nest thermostat to preserve energy
  • Dryer and washer in every room

Some features on Infinity Music Row:

  • Good fibre Wi-Fi connection
  • Expensive rooftop terrace with an outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor kitchen with multiple grilling stations and fire pit
  • Smoke-free community
  • Flexible working space

Community Amenities:

  • An outdoor with TV, bar and lounge sitting
  • Water deck- stunning resort style-pool with sunroof
  • Per friendly paw station and paw spa
  • Fitness and training centre with functional exercise equipment
  • Rhythm’s room and writer’s corner
  • Clubroom with a performance stage

Conclusion:

The luxurious apartments of Nashville are a great place to live with all the necessary facilities and all super-class amenities. The connection to outer parts of the country and the transportation are great and convenient. If you are a fancy person and love to live an elite life, you must make one of these apartments your first choice to enjoy the smell of luxury and extravagance.

Federal Elections in Canada Monday, September 20

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Elections Canada estimates about 5.8 million Canadians cast their ballot at federal election advanced polls.

The Elections Canada polls were open from Friday to Monday.

The number of early voters does not contain mail-in ballots received by Canada Elections so far.

Tuesday is the last day for people who want to cast their vote before Election Day to apply for a mail-in ballot.

20. Sept is Election Day.

How many parties and who is leading?

There are 5 big political parties in Canada – The Conservative party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, the Bloc Quebecois, the New Democratic Party, and the Green party. Each of these parties, plus any of the lesser-famous parties putting 4th nominations, is needed to nominate candidates to run in the Canada election.

Who can vote?

To vote in a Canadian federal election you must be:

  • A Canadian citizen (permanent and temporary residents cannot vote)
  • Eighteen years old or older on Election Day
  • Registered on the voters list
  • A residential in the electoral district

If you meet the first three requirements but are not on the voters list, you must include your name to the list using the online voter’s registration service at your domestic polling station or office of Elections Canada.

Where can I vote?

There are many choices accessible for those eligible to vote in the 2021 Canada federal election. The time, date and address of Election Day polls are accessible on the Elections Canada site as well as on voter information cards.

According to 2021 Elections Canada, the polls will be open for twelve hours periods, though these hours will change across time zones.

There is also the choice of registering in person at domestic elections Canada offices or at polling areas.

For those looking to cast their vote in early, advance polls will be open current year from Sept 10-13.

Peel Police looking for witnesses in Hate motivated incident

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The Peel police are investigating an hate-motivated incident against a family in Mississauga. According to the update from the Peel Police, tt was reported that on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the victim, a 44-year-old man and his family were conducting a faith ceremony in the area of Barbertown Road and Mississauga Road in the City of Mississauga. Two males approached the family, shouted derogatory and hateful remarks assaulted the victim several times, including throwing rocks at him. The victim was able to break away and he and his family retreated to their vehicle. As the victim drove away, stones were thrown at his car, causing damage.The victim attended a local hospital for his injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening in nature. His wife and two young children did not suffer any physical injuries.

Both suspects are described as being 16 to 18 years of age with dark hair. One male is believed to be Caucasian, and the second male is believed to be Asian.

“The abundance of rich culture and diversity that we have here in Peel Region is one of our many strengths.  Being able to practice and celebrate one’s faith in peace and safety is a fundamental right here in Canada. Hateful, deliberate acts such as this will not be tolerated and I can assure you that the appropriate resources are being allocated to identify those responsible.” – Nishan Duraiappah, Chief of Peel Regional Police

Investigators are appealing to anyone with information including dashcam video regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

Enrich Your Home with an L Shaped Computer Desk with Drawers

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L-Shaped-Desk

It’s always a good time to revamp your home and add new elements to it, so why not a wonderful desk? Especially apt for those who need a larger surface to work on and extra storage, an L shaped computer desk with drawers is the perfect solution.

What’s wonderful about it is that you can use it in so many different ways and don’t have to give up a lot of space. An L shaped computer desk with drawers can help you keep your office organized, revamp your room, and gain more focus and concentration.

Still skeptical? Hear us out. Let’s look together at all the ways an L shaped computer desk with drawers can add so much to your home.

Bye-Bye Clutter

One of the reasons why an L shaped computer desk with drawers is a fantastic option even for the smallest homes is that it offers a very wide surface to work on. This means that you will not have to get up every two minutes to look for something that you didn’t have the space for on your desk. It also means that you can keep your belongings organized and handy at all times.

Lack of space can lead to clutter, and coming up with ingenious ideas is key. An L shaped computer desk with drawers is both wide enough to allow you to comfortably work on a big surface, and offers storage solutions directly built into the desk. These  L shaped computer desks have built-in drawers, and sometimes even laptop or keyboard trays that you can conveniently pull in and out when needed.

If the built-in storage space is not enough for you, there are also some additional storage solutions such as a filing cabinet or a bookcase. Moreover, a hutch or desktop organizer can do the trick if you tend to work with a lot of materials on your desk. It’s a practical way to store everything and keep your work surface organized at all times.

Create a Private Work Corner

If you tend to get distracted during long work shifts, you’re not alone. When working remotely, many are the distractions that come into play — family, pets, phones and other devices going off. A great way to prevent distractions is by using  your L shaped computer desk with drawers to create a secluded work corner.

By placing your L shaped computer desk with drawers next to a wall or better yet in a corner, you’ll create a private area for yourself where you can work undisturbed and finish your daily tasks with ease.

Additionally, placing your L shaped computer desk with drawers in the corner can further help you keep your place neat and tidy.

More Space to Decorate

Of course, more work surface means more space to decorate! Thanks to the wonderful hutches included in a lot of models of L shaped computer desk with drawers, you can add decorations such as photographs, plants, books and other items to your desk.

There are so many plants you can add to your office, from picky ones to low maintenance ones. If you’re not a green thumb, fear not! You can also add fake plants and other decorations to make your office area equally well decorated and aesthetically pleasing.

Moreover, you can pair your L shaped computer desk with drawers with a wonderful office chair or an additional storage solution for a cohesive and coordinated design.

To set up your office in a modern industrial style, check out the gorgeous Anthropology Collection by Bush Furniture. You can find plenty of gorgeous furniture pieces, including an L shaped computer desk and other storage solutions for your home office. The stunning fusion of wood, metal and glass will add a wonderful atmosphere to your home.

Ontario announces new vaccine certificate system

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ntario's COVID-19 vaccine certificate plan

The Government of Ontario announced their plan for a COVID-19 vaccination certification system that will be a key tool to enhance public safety and keep businesses open as Ontario enters the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Beginning September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.

This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:

  • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
  • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
  • Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
  • Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
  • Sporting events;
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
  • Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
  • Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
  • Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).

These conditions do not apply to outdoor settings where risk of Covid spread is minimal or low.


Ontario moving to Step 3 to reopen July 16

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stage 3 toronto

Ontario is set to move to Step three on Friday, July 16, 2021. This is due to further improvement to key health indicators and a consistent decline in Covid numbers across the Province. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our frontline heroes, and the ongoing commitment of Ontarians to get vaccinated, we have surpassed the targets we set in order to enter Step Three of our Roadmap,” said Premier Doug Ford.

What’s opening in Step 3:

25 people are allowed for Indoor social gatherings and organized public events

Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people

Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;

Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;

Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 percent capacity indoors and 75 percent capacity outdoors;

Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two meters;

For more details, your can visit the Ontario website.

The province has reported less than 200 cases, seventh day in a row which is a clear sign that the 3rd wave is slowing down. While the rest of the world including Europe and USA is seeing surge in Covid number, Canada so far has successfully managed to keep the numbers low thanks to one of the toughest lockdown in the world. A number of countries in Europe including France, the Netherlands, Greece and Spain announced new restrictions on Monday in a bid to curb the rise in infections, particularly among younger people who are the last in the queue to be vaccinated against Covid. Cases began to surge again in the middle of June after a long decline, propelled by the Delta variant and more socializing among younger groups.

Email security issues and solutions

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Email security Issues

You may have heard of terms, such as Malware, or ransomware like people discuss cybersecurity. These are nothing more than different types of programs, cyber attackers used to infect computers and devices. A common term used to describe all these different programs is the word malware. Simply put, malware is software that is used to perform malicious actions. In fact, the term malware is a combination of the words, malicious and software. Cyber attackers try to install malware on your computers or mobile devices to gain control over them. Once installed, these Cyber attackers can use malware to spy on your online activities, steal your passwords and files, or use your system to attack others. Cybercriminals these days are not going after company systems anymore but are targeting company’s users. They know that any employee can be spoofed or tricked easily via fishing email to install Malware or Virus.

Phishing is a type of attack that uses email or messaging services to trick you into taking an action, such as opening an infected email attachment, or clicking on a malicious link. Cyber attackers don’t know who will fall victim, they simply know, the more phishing emails they send the more fish they will catch. In a phishing attack, cyber attackers, put out bait for you in the form of an electronic message. Their email is designed to look authentic, and it is often appearing to come from a trusted source. The attackers often don’t know much about you personally. So, they choose a familiar bait, they think people will go for such as a message from a popular online service or brand of credit card.  

Another type of popular email attack is Social Engineering. Rather than hacking enjoy system, an attacker can use email to gather sensitive information from an organization’s users, or get users to perform actions that further attack. A common social engineering attack is email spoofing, in which one person or program successfully masquerades as another by falsifying the sender information is shown in emails to hide the true origin, unintentional acts by authorized users.

Here are some tip on how to avoid getting caught in the Phishing Scam:

  • Never click links in email from unknown sources. Don’t be in a hurry to jump on every link text and attachment, be skeptical of messages that are unexpected or seem odd.
  • Avoid using a personal account for transmitting company data.
  • Make sure that you don’t risk your company’s security, and your job by transmitting sensitive company data via your own personal computer or email address.
  • Always remember to sign out when you finish with secure websites.
  • Don’t click on suspect links.
  • If a link looks hidden or if it comes from an unfamiliar source, simply don’t click it. It might take you to an unspecified location and possibly inject malware into your machine when you attempt to download the page.
  • Be cautious of messages that say dear customer, or don’t address you by name.
  • Hovering your mouse over a link before you click it, so you can see the true destination.
  • Sometimes we even give sensitive information away by accident. One of the biggest culprits, is the Reply All button on your email, or the group text function on your smartphone. Always be sure you know exactly who your responses are going to. In addition, be careful when you’re typing in email addresses, make sure that you spell them correctly.
  • Never respond to spam emails.
  • Always update your web browsers to the latest version
  • Make sure you have a reliable antivirus or Malware suite installed. This will help if you have accidentally clicked any suspicious email link.

Hire the services of a professional IT security company as a Telus customer service. The company will ensure your email is secure and will manage, maintain, and monitor your email. Their IT security experts will enforce rigid email security strategies that will keep your emails safe.

Common Email Issues and How to Solve Them

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People encounter different types of issues when working with their email clients. There can be several issues related to the email depending on the client and the user environment.  The solution of these issues can be addressed only if you have adequate technical knowledge or take help from email support such as Telus technical support. Here are some of the common email issues and their solutions:

the common email issues and their solutions:

  1. Issue 1: I can’t send the e-mail or receive the email

There can be a typical problem, when you are able to connect with the Internet without having problems but cannot send or receive an email. The reason can be that the mail server runs smoothly, but the connection-route to server fails somehow. So first check that the connections to server works well. You may check this yourself, and it’s a good practice to always do so before start working on your system. This test requires you to know your mail server’s name or IP address. We assume that you use a system based on Windows.

Open the command-prompt by clicking on ‘Search’ and typing “cmd” in the Windows-menu icon Utilize the following commands to try to manually connect to the mail-server once the prompt window has been opened:

Telnet xxxxx.mail.com 25

Where you have to substitute xxxx.mail.com with your mail server address or name.

You will be able to connect with your e-mail server if you are received with “Connected” or “220” promptly, and the server will probably be able to answer it. Just dismiss the prompt-window or use exit-command to come out of the mail-server. The most typical reason for email failure is because your email server is either entirely offline or has major difficulties. Your server is locally hosted by a third-party company or by the network or server employees. It is a good idea to call them in order to see whether there are any problems.

If you can connect to your server utilizing the above-mentioned test but cannot send or receive emails from your machine. It is better to ensure that you have right settings inside your email software with your administrator. You obviously have some form of network difficulty between your system and the server if you perform the telnet-test and you have “Unable to connect” message.

  • Issue 2: I can send email but I can’t receive it

The MX-records for the domain are always the first thing to examine in this case. You generally won’t have to do that if your email is hosted by a generic email company like outlook.com or googlemail.com, but if your organization has its own domain then it’s the place to check first. Again, your admin or e-mail provider may be required to check the right settings.

Another thing to check is that your e-mail box has no forwarders configured to forward your incoming e-mail to another address. This can be done at a customer or a provider level and is certainly worth checking.

A test-email message from the email-server by you or your provider, can address this issue. Send the test email, record crucial information such as time, headers, etc., and then follow the message from the source to the destination.

  • Issue 3: I can receive but I could not send E-Mail.

The first thing to check here is that you use authentication in your client’s outgoing email settings. Sometimes email configuration wizards override this step, or current configurations can get corrupted. You must check the authentication settings with your email administrator, but in case you know yourself, that’s always a good starting point before you move elsewhere. Find out if you receive error messages or if it rebound with the error “5.7.1 Relay Denied.”

Also make sure that the port-25 (SMTP) or port-587 (Allowed Entry) are not prohibited on your network. Network administrators may have made adjustments and banned this port inadvertently on your network, so preventing the output email from being operated on regular SMTP or authorized ports.

You have probably tried to send e-mails, so you’ve discovered this difficulty, but it’s a good-idea to send your administrator a specific test message to resolve problems. Send a test-message to a different account, and note the time sent to you, the email headers, etc.

  • Issue 4: I have a considerable delay in either direction and/or Disk-Quota or Disk-Full Errors.

This is a typical error, when old mail servers are not updated for some time. Make sure that your server admins tackle the issue, but before they do, make sure you have all your e-mail folders correctly archived. Be sure to also check your Junk -folder.

  • Issue 5: High level of Spam 

The problem of spam can be increasingly found in email accounts. Recent data estimate that spam constitutes 65% to 75% of all email-traffic. There is no way to stop it completely, but precautions to secure your email system against the in-flux that will eventually come is always a good idea. Most email providers have various anti-spam methods, so if you have difficulties with your email and a third party, talk to them. You should try to obtain an additional protection solution if you operate your own email server, especially when you have more than a few employees. 

Malicious e-mails or viruses are one thing to be careful of. If you receive complaints of malicious emails from your network, then you should immediately contact your network-administrator and clean up and audit your network in full.

Thus, we have seen in detail, the common email-related issues and their solutions. In case you are also finding some issues like the ones mentioned above, you can use the above information to troubleshoot them. If you are having issues with Telus Email, Telus technical support promise every user to give the best help from Telus Technical support.

2 Men Charged for firearm and drug possession offenses in Brampton

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Peel Police has charged two men in regards to firearm and drug possession offences. According to the Police, Officers from 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau conducted a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in the area of Sandalwood Parkway and Bramalea Road in the City of Brampton. During the investigation, the Police team found a loaded .380 Colt firearm, a quantity of Canadian currency as well as a quantity of cocaine, heroin and MDMA in the residence. Derick Asiedu, a 22-year-old man from Brampton and Peter Ashu-Achare, a 26-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with the following offences:

Derick Asiedu

Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x3

Peter Ashu-Achare

Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x3

Both men were held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on May 22, 2021

Ontario announces COVID-19 Roadmap to Reopen

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Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario announced its Roadmap to reopen. A three-step plan to safely reopen the Province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. As per the Plan, Ontario will remain in each step for at least 21 days. The Province will move to the next step if vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators.  In response to recent improvements to these indicators, Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. As per information by Ontario Govt, Roadmap to Reopen outlines three steps to easing public health measures, guided by the following principles:

  • Step One: This is starting phase with an initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting retail with restrictions. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15% capacity.
  • Step Two Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, overnight camps, personal care services where face coverings can be worn and with capacity limits, as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15% capacity.
  • Step Three Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness; indoor dining, museums, art galleries and libraries, and casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

Highlights: Restrictions on outdoor recreation facilities will come to an end Saturday after first coming into effect on April 17. which means activities such as golf courses, tennis courts, skateboarding parks, sports fields, BMX and skate parks, shooting ranges and archery ranges, and horse riding will resume.

Outdoor gathering limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people