WOW Air, Iceland's official low-cost air carrier, is giving Canadians the best Christmas present ever with a massive holiday flash sale and discounts on all their fares.
If you want to get away this Christmas this flash sale is your chance because for a few days only WOW Air is offering up to 50% on some fares including flights from Toronto or Montreal to select European cities.
From now until December 16th, you can use the promo code WOWXMAS to get up to 50% on all their destinations. Some examples of these amazing holiday deals are from Toronto and Montreal to Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Dublin, or Frankfurt.
The only catch is that you have to travel between now and March 31st, but that's a popular time for Canadian travellers anyway since it includes both Christmas break, March break, and also reading week at most universities.
WOW Air is the only low-cost airline in Iceland and has won numerous awards as an ultra-low-cost carrier. In 2018 they were named the Low-Cost Airline of the Year by the Centre for Aviation. The holiday sale is, in part, to celebrate their successful year.
With vaccination rollouts happening all across the globe, there were always bound to be some odd and unique vaccination sites out there. But some sites are a little bit more interesting than others, and, as it turns out, some of them are just downright bizarre.
Here is a selection of some of the most interesting places across the whole world where you could potentially take a vaccine selfie!
An Italian Modern Art Museum
"Art heals," according to the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. The modern art museum started its vaccination centre back on April 29, and visitors could receive their dose inside the Claudia Comte exhibit.
Canada's Wonderland isn't open for its normal activities, but you can still (sort of) scratch your theme park itch if you're eligible to be vaccinated in York Region. The drive-through site on the park's grounds has been administering vaccine doses since March 29, providing a truly scenic backdrop for anybody passing through for their shot.
They used to want your blood, but now they just want your arm. Romania's Bran Castle — famously known and advertised as the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula — is running a vaccination clinic throughout the month of May to encourage Romanians to get their doses.
The U.S. Navy might have everyone beat for the biggest vaccination clinic with the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier. The Navy set up a clinic on February 19 inside of the ship's hangar bay while docked in California, administering nearly 3,000 doses on the day. Good thing there's likely lots of room to line up on a 1,000-foot-long aircraft carrier.
An MLB Stadium
The Toronto Blue Jays — exiled from Canada due to border restrictions — are playing some home games in Buffalo, New York, at Sahlen Field. And to ramp up the FOMO for Canadian Blue Jays fans, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that fans could receive a vaccine dose at Blue Jays games starting on June 1. A hot dog, a beer and a vaccine — baseball is truly America's pastime.
The Scarborough Health Network is setting up a one-day vaccination clinic at the Toronto Zoo, but only for humans who live in hot-spot communities in Scarborough. Health officials will have 3,000 Pfizer doses to give out to eligible Torontonians — unfortunately, the new tiger cubs don't qualify.
An 800-Year-Old English Cathedral
In a truly remarkable meeting of religion and science, England's magnificent Salisbury Cathedral was turned into a vaccination site in January 2021. According to the BBC, attendees were even treated to organ music while they waited to receive a dose of a vaccine. If that doesn't sound miraculous, what does?
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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Atlantic Canada will be colder than normal, with temperatures that feel like they belong in April rather than the end of May, and Alberta and B.C. will be on the chilly side but still within a few degrees of seasonal.
There's some uncertainty from Southern Ontario all the way to Southern Quebec because the region is setting up to be a "battlefield" between warm, summer-like weather to the west and cold weather to the east. Where the boundary ends will decide what temperatures are like for Ontarians and Quebecers.
At this point, The Weather Network is predicting that it's more likely that Southern Ontario will enjoy warmer weather for Victoria Day.