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Keep your masks handy, Torontonians, because the city is looking at extending its physical distancing and mask bylaws for a few more months.

The temporary bylaws were set to expire at the beginning of February, but now Toronto wants to extend them until at least June 2021.

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B.C. 911 operators have had their hands full with reports of people breaking COVID-19 rules and they say these calls need to stop. 

A spokesperson for E-Comm, a dispatcher in British Columbia, told Narcity in an email that the company is seeing an influx in calls related to COVID-19. 

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The City of Calgary has voted to ban anti-abortion and other "advocacy" messaging near schools on Monday, October 5. 

According to a statement sent to Narcity by the city, Calgary's sign bylaw amendment will make it illegal to display "messaging that publicly expresses an opinion on an issue or cause" near a school.

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One city in Ontario has a plan for the Homecoming season. Waterloo has put a public nuisance noise bylaw into effect this weekend to stop student partying. Waterloo party fines will cost attendees $880, while organizers could get ticketed a minimum of $10,000. 

The City of Waterloo announced on its website that the noise bylaw will be in place from September 25 to 27. 

The move is being made to discourage large gatherings during a season that's traditionally full of socializing and meeting others. 

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It looks like masks will be a part of daily life for some Ontario residents for a while yet.

Kitchener-Waterloo's mask policy was just extended until next spring in a unanimous vote by the region's city councillors.

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