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'It’s Bizarre & Dangerous' William Shatner Just Threw Serious Shade At Alberta On Twitter

Can you guess what it's about?

Alberta has yet to get on board with the national COVID-19 contact tracing app and it has not gone unnoticed. Justin Trudeau has mentioned it more than once and now William Shatner has even chimed in. 

The actor, known to many as Captian Krik in Start Trek, took to Twitter to encourage Canadians to download the COVIDAlert app. 

Health Canada responded, thanking the celebrity for spreading the word and quoting his character "As Captain Kirk once said, one way to survive is through mutual trust and help," they wrote. Shatner responded, throwing some serious shade at Alberta. 

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Now you just need to get Alberta on board I’ve heard that certain people have an issue with the app because they have their own app. William Shatner

"I guess if you block off Alberta there app may work but people do travel," he continued

He called the fact that Albertans aren't able to use the app "Bizarre & dangerous" before concluding with "What do I know? I’m just an actor."

During a public address on November 20, Canada's premier begged Albertans to download the app even though Jason Kenney hasn't yet made it available to the province. 

"It’s an extra tool we have at a time where we need to be using all the tools we have," said Trudeau

Maybe Shatner's cheeky post will be the final push Alberta needs to spring for the national app in place of the provincial one. 

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An Ontario Woman Got Charged With Impaired Driving After She Crashed Her Car Into An LCBO

She was four times over the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration.

A 60-year-old Thunder Bay woman is facing charges after she crashed her vehicle into the side of an LCBO building on Wednesday afternoon.

Thunder Bay Police were dispatched to the LCBO at 969 Fort William Rd. at around 1:20 p.m. following reports of a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred, according to a press release.

"When police arrived on the scene and approached the driver, they observed several signs of impairment," the release read. "The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street for further evaluation."

Police found she had "a blood alcohol concentration of 320 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood" — which is four times over the legal limit.

According to police, the driver was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle while impaired, and operation of a motor vehicle while impaired blood alcohol concentration.

Harvest season is here, but it's not all about apples and pumpkins. This Ontario winery is full of bright red cranberry marshes, and you can actually splash through a sea of berries this fall.

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is bringing back its annual Cranberry Plunge starting September 25.

You can pull on a pair of chest waders and get lost in a sea of floating cranberries for a totally unique autumn experience.

Other harvest actives available at the winery include wagon tours, trails filled with fall colours, wine and cheese on the patio, and more.

Reservations are available online and must be booked in advance. Don't forget to bring an extra pair of socks with you!

Cranberry Plunge

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Price: $20 + per person

When: September 25 - October 24, 2021

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: Plunge into a sea of floating cranberries for a unique fall adventure.

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times to take a stroll, and these spots around Toronto will whisk you away to Central Park.

While it may not be New York, the quaint bridges, tree-lined pathways, and ponds at these places have similar vibes and are especially beautiful during the autumn season.

Mill Pond

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Price: Free

Address: Mill Pond, Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Mill Pond's short loop will take you around a pond where you can see all the fall colours reflected.

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High Park

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Price: Free

Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This park explodes with colour every autumn, and while it may not be New York City, it certainly has the vibes.

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Spencer Gorge Conservation Area

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Price: $10 reservation fee, $5 per person

Address: Harvest Road, Dundas, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Webster Falls walk at this conservation area will lead you past a cobblestone bridge, and you can imagine you're strolling through Central Park as you cross it. A reservation is required in advance.

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Victoria Park

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Price: Free

Address: 32 Dill St., Kitchener, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic park features an iron bridge, towering trees, and a beautiful pavilion.

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Claireville Conservation Area

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Price: Free

Address: 8180 Hwy. 50, Brampton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Described as an "urban oasis," this area is full of valleys, forests, and wetlands.

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Guild Park

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Price: Free

Address: 201 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough, ON

Why You Need To Go: Featuring a number of regal sculptures and architecture, this park is even more stunning during the fall season.

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The Arboretum

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Price: Free

Address: 200 Arboretum Rd., Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Boasting 400 acres of tree-lined pathways and natural beauty, this spot is a dreamy place for a walk on a crisp autumn day.

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Canada's western provinces are once again proving to be some of the most desirable places to be in the country, landing a few of their hot spots on a list of the best cities in the world.

The 2021 World's Best Cities report was released by Resonance Consultancy, ranking the top cities globally with populations of over 1 million people.

According to their website, the rankings evaluate each city based on six categories: place, product, programming, people, prosperity, and promotion. The categories look into factors like weather, restaurants, nightlife, education, and even social media mentions.

While the highest-rated Canadian city on the list was Toronto coming in 18th place, some western cities didn't do too shabby.

Taking the 46th spot was the ever-so beautiful Vancouver, which also came in sixth place in the People category for its immigration rate and diversity.

The city was also given props for its "proactive response to and containment of the pandemic."

Not far behind was Calgary, taking the 49th spot on the list. According to the report, Calgary boasts the country's youngest population and ranked 33rd in the People category.

The third and final Western city to crack the list was Edmonton coming in 86th. The city was ranked 30th in the People category, beating out Calgary with its "healthy immigration."

The other Canadian cities that managed to crack the list were Montreal in 48th place and Ottawa in the 84th spot.

Don't say goodbye to patio season just yet — this Toronto restaurant was recently ranked among the top 15 in North America for outdoor dining.

On August 30, 2021, OpenTable revealed the 15 "coolest outdoor restaurants" across Canada and the United States. These are spots that have "turned outdoor dining into art" and boast beautifully decorated outdoor dining spaces, and Toronto's El Catrin made the list.

Nestled in the heart of the historic Distillery District, El Catrin is a Mexican restaurant serving tacos, guacamole, churros, and Canada's largest tequila and mezcal collection.

The year-round patio is filled with colourful furniture, leafy plants, and cozy fire pits for cooler days.

Patio dining is first come, first served, and you can be added to a digital waitlist if no tables are available when you arrive.

El Catrin

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Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This spot just made the list for one of the best outdoor dining places in North America.

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If you are trying to look for fun Halloween events in Ontario, we have you covered. This October, Sudbury's Dynamic Earth will be transforming into a spooky wonderland with tons of brand-new features.

Pumpkinferno is returning from October 2 to 30, Friday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and you'll be able to explore a trail with over 3,000 pumpkins carved into 19 displays.

There is also a scavenger hunt along the walking path, where you'll need to find hidden objects.

New for this year, there will be several indoor attractions, like a haunted maze, creepy-crawly show, and bug bistro.

Tickets are already on sale and are $11 for members and $13 for the general public.

Halloween At Dynamic Earth

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Price: $11 for members and $13 for the general public

When: October 2-30 (Friday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Address: 122 Big Nickel Rd., Sudbury, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll also be able to take a seat next to the fire and listen to chilling stories or watch a show projected on the iconic Big Nickel.

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued an apology for the first time to the Indigenous communities who suffered under the residential school system.

"Along with those Catholic entities which were directly involved in the operation of the schools and which have already offered their own heartfelt apologies, we, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, express our profound remorse and apologize unequivocally," said a statement from CCCB on Friday, September 24.

The apology comes just days ahead of a new federal statutory holiday on September 30 called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The holiday was established to "commemorate the legacy of residential schools," Justin Trudeau previously said.

The discovery of unmarked mass graves at former residential schools earlier this year made headlines across the country and the world, with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh calling the situation "genocide." Perry Bellegarde, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said that the news was "absolutely tragic, but not surprising."

"We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual," the statement from CCCB said. "We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day."

"We commit ourselves to continue accompanying you, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of this land. Standing in respect of your resiliency, strength and wisdom, we look forward to listening to and learning from you as we walk in solidarity."

Set within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the charming town of Tofino was just listed as one of the best small towns in Canada, according to Travel + Leisure, and it comes as no surprise to those who have visited.

The surfer's paradise has that classic beach town feel, with small shops and intimidatingly big waves. Non-surfers can breathe a sigh of relief though, with the countless other activities the town has in store for you.

From sprawling beaches, breathtaking mountains, and magical rainforest hikes, here's why Tofino is a must-visit destination.

The Views

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The vibrant greenery of the forest next to the bright blue coastline makes for some pretty epic views. Even the drive there is filled with amazing scenery.

A crowd favorite is the Cox Bay hike, where you can see everything in one glance from the peak.

Whale Watching

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Walk into almost any shop in Tofino and you're bound to see a photo of a whale. The whale watching industry is huge in the town, and if you book a tour you're almost guaranteed to see a picture-perfect whale tail pop out of the waves.

The Eats

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The town is kind of a low-key foodie hub. The star of the show is the iconic Tacofino, a popular chain that was actually started in Tofino (if the name didn't already give that away).

It's filled with more hidden food gems too, like Rhino Coffee, and Shelter Restaurant.

Beaches For Days

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Sit on the sandy shore as you watch the surfers brave the cold water to ride the waves in front of you. Hop along the 35 kilometers of beaches that mirror a tropical vacation, and you won't be able to choose a favorite one.

The Nature

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The bountiful nature in Tofino makes you feel like you're on the other side of the world, exploring the depths of an ancient rainforest.

While it's not across the globe, it is an old-growth rainforest that is ready to be adventured into.

The Unique Stays

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Take your pick of pitching a tent at one of the campsites, shacking up in a super cute cottage, or living the van life for your stay.

However you roll, we promise that it's well worth the trip.