Pandemic isolation sees booming demand for pets — and for businesses that cater to them

Pandemic isolation sees booming demand for pets — and for businesses that cater to them

All those new pet photos you’ve been seeing on social media don’t lie. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted booming demand for pets from Canadians feeling isolated after months of social distancing. And that’s meant big opportunities for a slew of Canadian companies that cater to that craving for companionship. Daniela Amorim and Arlin Lincoln of Toronto are among […]

Ontario sees 195 new COVID-19 cases, 66% in people under 40

Ontario sees 195 new COVID-19 cases, 66% in people under 40

Ontario reported an additional 195 cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the majority in people under 40 years old — as more parts of the province move into Stage 3 of the government’s reopening plan.  Windsor-Essex alone confirmed 57 new cases and Ottawa 27, as well as another 31 in Toronto and 18 in Peel.  With the exception […]

Toronto cancels festivals until Sept. 30 as city sees 40 new COVID-19 cases daily

Toronto cancels festivals until Sept. 30 as city sees 40 new COVID-19 cases daily

Toronto has cancelled all city-led outdoor special events until the end of September as the city continues to see about 40 new cases of COVID-19 daily, officials said Monday. Events that have been cancelled include festivals and other large gatherings that are either organized by the city or receive permits from the city, Mayor John Tory told reporters […]

Ontario won't make masks mandatory as province sees 189 new cases

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he doesn’t want to see the border with the United States opened after July 21, considering the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in many U.S. states. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended a ban on non-essential travel between the two countries until at least July 21, and Ford says even lifting the ban after that seems […]

Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured the birth of a planet around a star 520 light-years away. The image might not look like much at first glance. But among the swirling clouds of dust and gas is a little twist. That twist, astronomers hypothesize, is evidence of a planet forming as it rotates […]

Argos’ new coach likes what he sees of McLeod Bethel-Thompson, now the team just has to sign him

Argos’ new coach likes what he sees of McLeod Bethel-Thompson, now the team just has to sign him

New Toronto Argonauts head coach Ryan Dinwiddie likes what he’s seen on tape from veteran quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Bethel-Thompson was just 4-9 as Toronto’s starter last season but guided the Argos (4-14) to all of their 2019 victories, three coming against the 3-15 Ottawa Redblacks. But Dinwiddie, who Toronto hired last month after Corey Chamblin […]