Shane and Laura Toms of North Bay have $245,723.10 more in their bank account after winning a LOTTO MAX second prize in the September 24 draw.
Shane and Laura matched six numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.
The parents of two, discovered their win when Shane checked their ticket using the OLG Lottery App.
“I laughed, I thought it was funny,” Shane shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their cheque.
“Then I called my wife while she was at work to tell her the big news!”
The couple plan on saving their winnings for their children’s future.
“It feels good. We’re excited. The future is taken care of,” they concluded.
BCCDC flags 8 Vancouver flights for possible COVID-19 exposure – BC News – Castanet.net
The BC Centre for Disease Control is warning airline passengers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 on multiple recent Vancouver flights.
Eight new flights have been added to the BCCDC’s list of affected flights:
- Oct. 15: Air Canada 8187, Vancouver to Fort St. John (Rows 2 – 6)
- Oct. 19, Air Canada 8484, Vancouver to Edmonton (Rows 7 – 13)
- Oct. 14: Air Canada 299, Winnipeg to Vancouver (Rows 21 – 27)
- Oct. 16: WestJet 714, Vancouver to Toronto (Rows 17 – 23)
- Oct. 17: WestJet 139, Calgary to Vancouver (Rows 1 – 7)
- Oct. 11: WestJet 141, Edmonton to Vancouver (Rows 1 – 6)
- Oct.14: Aeromexico 696, Mexico City to Vancouver (Not reported)
- Oct. 16: WestJet 725, Toronto to Vancouver (Rows 2 – 8)
Any travellers returning to B.C. are encouraged to check the public health agency’s website for updates about flights identified for the risk of exposure. Those travelling from outside of Canada, meanwhile, must arrive prepared with a 14-day self-isolation plan.
Another store in Orchard Park Mall calls it quits – KelownaNow
Yet another Canadian retailer has called it quits in 2020.
This time it’s Montreal-based fashion retailer Le Chateau, which has occupied a storefront in Orchard Park Mall for decades.
On Friday, the company announced it will be closing 123 stores and cutting 1,400 employees who work in stores and at the company’s head office.
After 60 years in operation, Le Chateau Inc. is seeking court protection from creditors to allow it to liquidate its assets and close its stores.
The company said it has spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic trying to refinance or sell the business to a third party that would keep it in operation, but was unsuccessful.
“Its already evident impact on consumer demand for Le Chateau’s holiday party and occasion wear, which represents the core of our offering, has diminished Le Chateau’s ability to pursue its activities,” the company said.
“Regrettably, these circumstances leave the company with no option other than to commence the liquidation process.”
The company’s application comes after several other Canadian retailers have shuttered or downsized operations in the wake of the pandemic.
Reitmans Canada Ltd., Aldo Group Inc., DavidsTea Inc., Mountain Equipment Co-operative, Moores the Suit People Corp. and Laura’s Shoppe Inc. are among the dozens of retailers that have all filed for CCAA.
With files from the Canadian Press.
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Protesting COVID-19 measures 'just nonsense' — Windsor-Essex's top doc – Windsor Star
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“They think, ‘I know more than them — but I never went to any university or any school. I read something on the Facebook or I heard someone say that,’” Ahmed said. “It’s just nonsense.”
Ahmed said he is disturbed by the spread of misinformation, and lamented the “confusion and chaos” that lead to large numbers of people ignoring COVID-19 guidelines.
“Not following those measures results in what we are seeing right now in the U.S., what we are seeing right now in other areas of the country,” Ahmed said.
“I really worry about these people. They are doing a complete disservice to the entire community.”
Expressing his exasperation with anti-mask protesters, however, wasn’t Ahmed’s purpose for speaking with media on Friday.
In an update on the region’s COVID-19 situation, Ahmed noted that — in recent contrast to parts of the province like Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa — Windsor-Essex is doing well on most metrics.
For example, a new graph by the health unit shows that the percentage of local COVID-19 cases resulting from community transmission has not increased. Indeed, the figure dropped this month: as of Oct. 22, the proportion of new cases in Windsor-Essex that were acquired in the community is 25 per cent, going by a seven-day average.
“It’s not bad compared to some of the other regions, and what it could be,” Ahmed said.
Local hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19, going by a 14-day moving average, have remained in the single digits since the beginning of September — a trend the health unit considers “low and stable.”
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