Across Ontario, people are finding new ways to adapt to physical distancing and the isolation lifestyle. Some businesses have come up with a creative way to keep serving customers from a distance, and it’s peak Canada. It turns out hockey equipment doesn’t just come in handy on the ice. Ontario’s hockey stick payment terminals will keep you both safe and patriotic.\nIt looks like Ontarians are fighting COVID-19 with the most Canadian weapon possible: a hockey stick.\nBusinesses have taken the "hockey stick length" apart rule quite literally, and are now using an actual hockey stick to deliver payment terminals to customers.\nPhotos of machines taped to the end of a hockey stick and stuck through car windows across the province are popping up on the internet.\nSome photos appear to be taken at drive-thru windows, while others show gas station employees using the sticks to receive payments from a distance.\nThere have also been tweets about this new Canadian trend, with reports of these hockey stick machines being spotted at Dairy Queen and Harvey's.\nCanadian-ness is prevailing through these difficult times.\nOne man even shared a photo on Facebook of a hockey stick being used to pass a terminal over at a Harvey's drive-thru in Kingston, Ontario.\nAnother shared a photo from Chatham, Ontario, of a worker using a hockey stick to help practice social distancing.\nMeanwhile at Harvey's they are using a hockey stick attached to their debit machine lol Canadian social distancing at it's best lolPosted by Mark Lynn on Wednesday, April 8, 2020\nOnly in CANADA - Grand Ave, Chatham, Ontario - pay with your debit card on a hockey stick!!! Big shout out - VERY COOL! #Socialdistancing!Posted by Linda Lucas on Wednesday, April 8, 2020\nThe "Caremongering" trend has spread throughout the nation, encouraging people to support one another during the pandemic.\nHotels have lit up with hearts to spread love and heartwarming sidewalk chalk messages are encouraging people to stay positive.\nharvey’s has their payment machine on the end of a hockey stick. very canadian.— rhiannon (@rhiannoneyree) April 8, 2020\nI went through the DQ drive thru yesterday and they handed the card machine out on a hockey stick. Oh Canada. 😂❤️— Alyssa J. Donahue (@alyssajdonahue) April 7, 2020\nThe CN Tower is lighting up every night with a colourful show to brighten spirits across the 6ix.\nWhile times may be hard, our patriotism and Canadian-ness is keeping us united, one hockey stick length at a time.\nUsing a hockey stick to pass the POS machine at UPI Energy Gas Bars and practice social distancing! What’s more Canadian that that! Nice pass. #upienergyfs pic.twitter.com/ur1Sw7ERal— Robert McIntosh (@RMcintosh_UPI) April 4, 2020\nNext time you visit a drive-thru, don't be surprised if from the window, a hockey stick emerges instead of an arm.