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Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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    COVID Vaccine: Trudeau failed Canadians says O’Toole

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    The Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition Erin O’Toole didn’t pull any punches when discussing Canada’s poor performance in its rolling out of the COVID-19 vaccine. In an exclusive Niagara interview with The Niagara Independent O’Toole was frank in his assessment of the Liberal government’s handling of the situation. “The federal government is responsible for vaccines and last I checked this country was in 40th place. It’s Justin Trudeau’s fault,” said O’Toole during a weekend interview.

    O’Toole did a virtual roundtable discussion with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and followed that up with another virtual meeting with several other Niagara business and community leaders. That discussion was moderated by Niagara Falls MP Tony Baldinelli.

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    Designing a game changer for rental industry

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    Andrews Moses has grown up around the property rental business. His family has been involved for years and Moses himself rented out his first property not that long ago.

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    Innovation during lockdown

    Business

    There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has made things difficult for many small businesses over the past year.

     

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    The right call

    Opinion

    Give the Ontario government credit for this one, keeping schools open but delaying the regularly scheduled spring break was the right call.

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    The paid sick leave debate

    Provincial

    Discussion in recent months on the issue of government-imposed paid sick leave has been revived because of the pandemic and the dangers around sick people going to work because they cannot afford to take unpaid time off.

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    Flurry of Liberal promises signals a Spring election is still on the table

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    The federal government claims they’re laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, procuring vaccines, and not at all interested in a Spring election.

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    Hirji re-issues orders for shopping and dining

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    In a letter issued to a variety of business owners including bars, restaurants, wineries and shopping malls, Niagara’s acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Mustafa Hirji has put them on notice he is issuing orders under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act that will add “modest restrictions” to local businesses.

    While Niagara’s COVID-19 case count continues to drop and daily case numbers also fall, Niagara Public Health says it’s concerned about the virus variants that are spreading throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  Niagara’s Public Health officials are calling this time “a precarious point in the pandemic.”

    The restrictions are separated into two business categories, Food Premises and secondly, Shopping and Retail and come into affect Feb. 22.

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    Brock Earth Sciences professor lands Mars mission role

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    When the Perseverance rover landed on Mars yesterday, Mariek Schmidt will be ready to search for signs of ancient life — albeit from millions of miles away.

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    Buffalo Bisons sign long term agreement with Major League Baseball

    Sports

    It’s hard to believe that the Buffalo Bisons are entering their ninth season of affiliation with the Toronto Blue Jays.

     

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    Blame Harper doesn’t work with gun homicides

    Opinion

    Years ago I was standing at the entrance to the Tsuu Tina First Nation, bordering Southwest Calgary, on the day of the funeral for Connie and Ty Jacobs.

     

     

     

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    Politicians behaving badly

    Provincial

    This was not a banner week in the Ontario Legislature for anyone. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath continued with her ongoing opposition to opening up the economy, even a little, to give small businesses and their employees, among others, a chance at survival.

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    The Ties that Bind the Trudeau Liberals to Communist China

    National

    Canada-China relations dominated the news in the Nation’s Capital this week – more accurately, Canada’s many questionable dealings with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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