Doug Ford has just announced that Ontario's stay-at-home order has officially been extended into next month.
In a press conference on Thursday, the premier revealed that the order, which was expected to come to an end on May 20, has been extended for another two weeks. This means, that residents can expect to be under the same restrictions until at least June 2.
"We need to maintain the stay-at-home order and all public health measures until at least June the 2nd. These are precious weeks we won't put to waste," said Ford.
The decision comes after COVID-19 cases start to drop and vaccination across the province increases. However, multiple hospitals have announced that they are still struggling with capacity.
Yet, Ford does give hope to residents about how the summer will turn out this year. "My goal is to have the most normal July and August possible," he states. "If we manage the next few weeks properly, I believe that we can have things in a very good place this summer."
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Justin Trudeau threw some shade at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday morning, stating that their chances of winning the Stanley Cup this year are "unthinkable."
In an interview with CP24, the prime minister jokingly mocked Toronto fans, saying that he admires their ability to always be able to cling onto hope for their team.
"As a Habs fan, I'm kind of in admiration of Toronto fans who continue to cling to hopes every year, year in and year out, it's impressive to see," Trudeau told CP24. "If the unthinkable does happen and we're all wonderfully surprised to see the Leafs in the Stanley Cup finals, I know there will be ways to make sure that everyone gets to watch."
The leader also revealed where the federal government stands on letting the Toronto team do playoffs on home soil this year.
"I can tell you that one of the things that will make that decision easier if it comes, is for everyone to get vaccinated and for the cases to be driven down in those coming weeks," he stated. "More than 75% of Canadians need to get vaccinated, that's how we get back to normal, which I'm not going to say normal includes the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup, but it does mean we're moving in the right direction."
Ontarians will have the chance to book Sunwing flights to sunny getaway destinations this upcoming winter.
The airline has announced that it's resuming trips to popular vacation spots like Varadero, Cancun, and Punta Cana starting in December 2021.
London International Airport and Thunder Bay International Airport will have weekly flights to all three of these tropical places until mid-April 2022. Residents of Windsor will get to jet off to Cayo Santa Maria and Varadero, and Waterloo International Airport will have weekly trips to Cancun.
Plus, Sunwing is resuming flights between North Bay and Cancun, as well as Sudbury and Varadero each week from December to April.
The airline told Narcity that "winter schedules for Hamilton and Toronto's [Pearson Airport] are currently being finalized and more details will be announced soon."
Air Canada is also announcing the start of non-stop flights to Hawaii that will take off this December from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.