Every year Upper Canada Village turns into a winter wonderland and 2016 will mark Alight at Night's 16th year. If you haven't gone before, this is the year. You'll be able to enjoy carollers at the Christ Church, a sound and light show at Saint Nick's Merry Mansion, and have a meal at one of their delicious restaurants or grab a quick bite at a café.
You can also hop on a romantic pommier carriage ride for two, or ride the ferris wheel and take in the beauty of the village. If you feel in the mood to treat yourself, you can stop by the mouthwatering bakery and pick up a warm cinnamon bun to share. And if you're feeling like a true kid, you can ride the life size train around the village to view the lights up close or make your way through the Mistletoe Maze.
This festival starts on December 2nd, 2016 and goes until January 7th, 2017 however it is only open on the weekends.
Start the holiday season off right and make your way up to Upper Canada Village for the most unreal holiday experience. For more information click here and you can purchase your tickets here ahead of time so you don't miss out!
If 2016 was not your year like it wasn't for a lot of people, stop by Saint Nick's Merry Mansion and ask Santa for a wish. And obviously, get a picture for Instagram. Can't forget that!
Trudeau is clapping back against Doug Ford's targeted ads about tightening border restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a press conference on Friday, the prime minister stated that these "personal attacks" are not what Ontarians need right now. Instead, Trudeau states he will continue to work with Ford to come to a conclusion about border restrictions if Ford will get back to him.
"If the Ontario government wants to do more to restrict the volume of people coming into Ontario, we are more than happy to work with them on it," Trudeau stated.
"But it's been a week since we've received that request directly from the premier that they haven't followed up on except with personal attacks, which doesn't make sense and quite frankly won't help Ontarians."
Earlier this week, the Ontario PC Party released an ad campaign, which claimed that Trudeau's lack of border control could lead to the fourth wave of COVID-19.
Ford keeps reaching out to Trudeau
While Trudeau claims he has yet to hear back personally from Ford, the targeted ad does follow multiple letters and comments from the premier.
Back in April, both Ford and Quebec's premier François Legault sent a joint letter to Trudeau, stating that the number of international flights landing in Canada should be reduced.
After this, Ford released his own statement on May 4 asking to ban all non-essential travel and close the "quarantine loophole at land border crossings."
Ford has also used his Twitter account in an attempt to get the prime minister's attention. "In the last two weeks, we have sent the federal government 3 urgent letters requesting immediate action on the borders," he claims.
According to the province, newly eligible groups include First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals; anyone 50 and over; people with high-risk health conditions and a number of people who aren't able to work from home.
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— Ontario Ministry of Health (@Ontario Ministry of Health)1620302870.0
The province has split "workers who cannot work from home" into two groups; only the first group is eligible as of Thursday (the second group becomes eligible next week), and Group 1 includes the following:
Education staff (teachers, bus drivers, custodians and administrators)
Emergency service workers
By-law enforcement officers and food/workplace/health inspectors
Ontario is currently in the middle of Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, and the province is targeting adults living in hot spots, individuals with health issues, people who can't work from home and seniors 50 years old and over.