It may seem like a super nice sunny day, but the intense heat has sparked a series of dangerous forest fires across the country. The main areas that have been affected by the fires are Ontario and British Columbia.
Both provinces are currently enduring an intense heat wave, which has led to the perfect conditions for an outbreak of forest fires.
According to CTV News, there are more 90 active forest fires currently burning in Northern Ontario. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry state that 23 of the fires are under control, 18 are not under control, six are contained and the rest are being observed by officials.
Last week, the town of Temagami was put into a "state of emergency" because of a devastating forest fire that was sparked by a strike of lightning. Areas in the town were set to start evacuating because of the fire.
In BC, 14 new wildfires were sparked across the province over the last week. The wind seems to be a key factor in the fires in BC. An especially disruptive fire near Kamloops has forced many homeowners to evacuate their houses.
Firefighters from across the country have swarmed to Ontario to help combat the ongoing forest fire situation.
A new survey suggests that Canadian credit cards are going to get put to good use once COVID-19 restrictions ease up.
Conducted by insurance comparison website RATESDOTCA, the study suggests that 72% of Canadians expect they'll increase their post-pandemic monthly credit card spending in certain areas, primarily on dining and travelling.
Despite that, though, the survey suggests some Canadians won't spend as much money after the pandemic as they did before it started.
While 42% of respondents say their monthly travelling spending dropped once the pandemic began, only 36% say they'll increase their spending back to pre-pandemic levels.
And while 39% of respondents said their spending at restaurants dropped by $50 during the pandemic, only 33% of respondents say they'll go back to spending that extra $50 at restaurants each month.
History was made at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in East York as it set Canada's record for most doses administered at one location in a single day.
The Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic administered 10,470 vaccine doses on Sunday, May 16, Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) announced on Twitter. Michael Garron Hospital shared photos of the clinic on Monday, which even has a live DJ to keep the energy high.
CBC Toronto shared a video capturing the cheers and celebrations that ensued when the clinic reached its 10,000-dose milestone — according to TEHN, the Thorncliffe Park clinic is made up of 108 volunteers, 74 pharmacy staff, 65 vaccinators, 55 registration clerks, and dozens of other team members.
Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted his congratulations to the clinic, saying, "This is exactly the kind of determination and teamwork it's going to take to beat this virus. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen."