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People Are Stunned After Tiny Ontario Town Wins 3 Weed Dispensaries Within 200 Metres

This seems... wrong?

The lottery system seems to work great for a lot of things like prizes and big cash wins, but when it comes to deciding on business locations, it's perhaps not the most logical. Tell that to the town of Innisfil. The town, boasting a population of around 36,000 people and located approximately 80 kilometres north of Toronto in Simcoe County, was awarded not one, not two, but three cannabis stores in principle in the Ontario Cannabis Lottery on Wednesday.

That's not even the full extent of the problem, though. Even aside from the fact that's one dispensary per handful of thousand people in the town, the three locations drawn in the lottery are all on the same street.

In fact, they would be literally minutes away from each other at 2008, 1988, and 1982 Commerce Park Drive.

Now, a lottery system may seem like a fair and unbiased way to do things, but in cases like this, it's inevitably going to lead to a lot of issues being raised and questions being asked.

And sure enough, many people on Twitter are criticizing the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's choice of utilizing a lottery system to determine where, across Ontario, shops should be opened.

One Twitter user shared pictures of where the Innisfil locations would be, calling out the AGCO for not doing their research.

And now people are questioning the legitimacy of the applicants.

According to the AGCO website, applications were randomly selected while using a third-party-certified AGCO lottery software program. The KPMG, a Canadian audit, tax, and advisory service, was there to ensure the lottery process was conducted fairly.

There were 4,864 eligible applicants included in the lottery draw, and only 42 were selected, according to globenewswire.com

Whether or not you believe the lottery was a fair system, you can theoretically expect to see three new shops in Innisfil in the near future. Although, you know, it makes zero sense.

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Si tu comptes aller voir la demi-finale des Canadiens de Montréal dans le Quartier des spectacles, sache qu'une lumière rouge géante de 20 pieds a été installée ce samedi 12 juin à la brasserie sportive La Cage sur la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest à Montréal.

Tu te demandes sûrement à quoi va bien servir cette installation devant le Complexe Desjardins ? Eh bien il s'agit d'une lumière à but prêtée par la marque de bières Budweiser à la ville gagnante de la division Nord de la Ligue nationale de hockey et heureusement, c'est à Montréal qu'elle a été installée ce week-end.

Cette lumière sonnera pour chaque but que les Canadiens de Montréal marqueront tout au long des demi-finales... Alors, espérons que cela soit souvent.

Dans un tweet des Canadiens, on a appris ce 12 juin que Jake Evans, Jeff Petry et Jon Merrill accompagneront l'équipe à Vegas.

Le premier match des demi-finales contre les Golden Knights de Vegas aura lieu ce lundi 14 juin à 21 h.

Two more attractions are reopening in the West Edmonton Mall and Albertans will be able to visit them in under a week's time.

World Waterpark and Galaxyland are reopening to the public on June 18, which means that all of the mall's attractions will be open as of that date.

Everyone has to wear a mask or face covering in all indoor spaces at West Edmonton Mall. According to CTV News, masks will be required to be worn in all non-aquatic areas of World Waterpark.

Alberta moved into its second stage of reopening on June 10 and the third stage is expected to start "in late June or early July."

When that happens, all public health restrictions will be lifted except isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19.

« Émue, honorée, émerveillée », ce sont les premiers mots que Rita Baga a utilisés pour définir ce qu'iel ressent après avoir fait la couverture du magazine ELLE Québec pour l'été 2021.

« Une drag sur le cover? TOUT EST POSSIBLE! 💥💖🔥Merci à toute l'équipe pour ce rêve, cette journée tout en respect et en douceur », a écrit Rita Baga sur son compte Instagram en partageant la photo de couverture du magazine de mode iconique et reconnu mondialement, qui sortira dans les kiosques ce jeudi 17 juin.

De son bord, Valérie Plante a tenu à féliciter dans sa story Instagram Rita Baga : « comme d'habitude, tu nous en mets plein la vue! »

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Un compliment qui a su aller droit au cœur de la star ayant dernièrement participé à l'émission Big Brothers Célébrités : « reine de Montréal ou quoi ? » a-t-iel écrit.

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Et Valérie Plante a répondu : « La reine de Montréal, c'est Rita Baga »

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Rita Baga ne semblait pas s'attendre à cet échange : « C'est confirmé par la mairesse, m'a mourir », peut-on lire dans sa story.

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A Lobster Diver In The States Says He Got Swallowed By A Humpback Whale & Spat Back Out

He was reportedly inside the whale's mouth for a "terrifying" 30 seconds.

A Lobster Diver In The States Says He Got Swallowed By A ...

It's not every day that someone can say they've experienced something biblical, but that's exactly what happened in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where a man was swallowed by a humpback whale.

According to the Cape Cod Times, Michael Packard went down to dive for lobsters on Friday, June 11, when he felt a massive shove and everything suddenly went black. Suddenly he realized he was inside the mouth of a whale.


Speaking to CBS Boston, Packard said he thought he was done for.

"I realized, 'Oh my god, I'm in a whale's mouth. I'm in a whale's mouth. And he's trying to swallow me," Packard said. "And I thought to myself, 'Okay, this is it. This is finally — I'm gonna die."

After 30 seconds trapped inside, Packard said the whale surfaced, shook its head and spat him back out. He was bruised up, according to CBS, and left the hospital with a limp.

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Il a enfreint les règles de santé publique du Manitoba lors d'un « rassemblement pour la liberté », le chef du Parti populaire du Canada (PPC), Maxime Bernier est de retour à Montréal après son arrestation et voici ce que tu dois savoir les derniers développements de l'affaire.

Il aura passé huit heures en prison avant d'être libéré dans la nuit du 11 juin et il a payé 1 000 dollars de caution, peut-on lire dans un communiqué de presse du PPC.

Selon une vidéo publiée par Maxime Bernier lui-même sur Twitter, lors de son arrestation, on peut voir un agent de la GRC lui demandant s'il porte une arme, ce à quoi il a répondu : « seulement mes paroles ».

À 9h45 ce matin, Maxime Bernier a pris un vol pour retourner à Montréal après avoir annulé sa « Mad Max Manitoba Tour », jurant de « continuer la lutte pour mettre fin aux confinements injustifiés et désastreux au Manitoba et dans tout le pays ».

Il devrait comparaître à Winnipeg le 27 juillet.

Ce n'est pas la première fois que le chef du Parti populaire du Canada a des démêlés avec la justice pour non-respect des règles de santé publique.

En mai dernier, il avait déclaré sur Twitter, avoir été condamné à une amende de 2 800 $ à Regina, en Saskatchewan, pour un autre « rassemblement pour la liberté ».

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A Game At Euro 2020 Was Postponed After A Player Collapsed On The Field

UEFA has confirmed that the player is stable and in hospital.

A Game At Euro 2020 Has Been Postponed After A Player Collapsed ...

A game at the Euro 2020 Championship between Denmark and Finland has been postponed after a player collapsed on the field and medics had to perform CPR.

UPDATE: UEFA confirmed that Christian Eriksen has been transferred to hospital and stabilized. Eriksen is awake, according to the Danish football association, and the game is scheduled to resume later this afternoon.

Eriksen, a midfielder for the Danish national team, collapsed with no other player around him while on the field during the match on Saturday, June 12.

The game stopped and medics quickly came onto the field to help Eriksen, and cameras at the stadium showed the player receiving chest compressions.

Players from both teams could be seen crying and praying while medics were on the field. Eriksen was eventually removed after several minutes, leaving the pitch on a stretcher and with white sheets held up around him to block people's view.

If you consider yourself a foodie, then you've probably been to these popular Toronto restaurants and maybe even more than once.

With towering dishes of pasta, colourful tacos and iconic milkshakes, these spots are always worth coming back to.

Gusto 101

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 101 Portland St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find this spot in a repurposed garage, and the food will sweep you away to the streets of Italy.

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El Catrin Destileria

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 18 Tank House Ln., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting a colourful patio and the largest tequila collection in Canada, this spot is a go-to for Mexican food and margaritas.

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The Lakeview Restaurant

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Cuisine: Brunch

Address: 1132 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Known for its 24-hour brunch, this iconic Toronto diner has an apple pie milkshake that will change your life.

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PIANO PIANO

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 88 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wood-fired pizza, gooey pasta and more await you at this colourful restaurant.

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Sugo

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 1281 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This Italian spot is loved for its affordable prices and massive portion sizes, and you can dig into mountains of pasta when dining here.

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Salad King

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Cuisine: Thai

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Don't let the name fool you — this restaurant serves up mouth-watering curry and Thai food that will keep you coming back.

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Alo

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Cuisine: French

Address: 163 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ranked as one of the top restaurants in Canada, this French venue boasts a multi-course menu and wine that pairs perfectly with your dish.

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PAI

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Cuisine: Thai

Address: 18 Duncan St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Experience the authentic taste of Thailand at this restaurant, which is known for its Pad Thai.

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La Carnita

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: From tacos to churros, this spot has you covered when it comes to Mexican fare.

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PLANTA

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Cuisine: Vegan

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: The plant-based restaurant is a go-to for vegans and non-vegans alike, and you can get everything from burgers to cheesecake.

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Oretta

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 633 King St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're craving Italian food, look no further than this chic spot, which has everything from pizza to tiramisu.

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The Stockyards

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Cuisine: Comfort food

Address: 699 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Known for its drool-worthy burgers and fried chicken, this spot will take you to comfort food heaven.

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Miku

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Cuisine: Sushi

Address: 10 Bay St. #105, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a wide sake selection and flame-seared sushi when dining at this spot.

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This Is The Luxurious Beachside Hotel Trudeau & World Leaders Are Staying ...

Even though Justin Trudeau's G7 trip is a work trip, it almost seems like a mini-vacation because of the beautifully luxurious beachside hotel that he's staying in.

This year's G7 Summit, a gathering of world leaders from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the EU, is taking place at Carbis Bay Estate Hotel in Cornwall, U.K.

During the summit, Trudeau will take part in meetings, working sessions and receptions with other world leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden and the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.*

The focus of this G7 Summit is to help the world fight and build back from the COVID-19 pandemic and create a greener future, which is fitting because the hotel received the Eco Hotel Award in 2019.

The Carbis Bay Estate Hotel is closed to the public because of the summit, so the world leaders have the whole place to themselves. It has a main house, beach lodges and beach suites for accommodations along with a spa, a bunch of restaurants and, of course, a 25-acre beach.

A one-bedroom beach suite (that features an en-suite bathroom, living room and ocean-facing balcony) starts at £1,210 a night, which works out to over CA$2,000!

*This article has been updated.