Month: February 2021

Hockey arena, shopping mall prepped for vaccinations in Montreal’s west end



The CIUSSS West-Central Montreal didn't provide an estimated start date for the local vaccination campaign, given the uncertainty around the rollout of the vaccine in Quebec and across Canada.


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The CIUSSS West-Central Montreal didn’t provide an estimated start date for the local vaccination campaign, given the uncertainty around the rollout of the vaccine in Quebec and across Canada.

The health authority responsible for Montreal’s west end is preparing turn a hockey arena, a shopping mall and an office building into mass vaccination centres. But when exactly residents will be able to get shots still isn’t clear. 

In a statement, the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal said work is underway to convert the following locations:

  • Décarie Square shopping centre (6900 Décarie Blvd.).
  • An office building (7101
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The Best Inauguration Day Accessories and Where to Buy It | The Strategist

Amanda Gorman, Bernie Sanders, and Ella Emhoff on Inauguration Day
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While everyone else was (understandably) atwitter about Kamala Harris’s purple Christopher John Rogers dress-and-jacket duo and Michelle Obama’s Sergio Hudson belted jumpsuit, we — in true Strategist fashion — found ourselves obsessing over some of the lesser-discussed Inauguration Day accessories. How fast could we find baby Beau Biden’s itty-bitty plaid blazer, we wondered? Who was behind Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson’s indigo-dyed couple’s masks? And where in the world did Lady Gaga buy that massive bird brooch? Those

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Mass vaccinations to be held at hockey arena, shopping centre



The three newly announced mass vaccination sites will operate seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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The three newly announced mass vaccination sites will operate seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A hockey arena, a shopping centre and an office building have been chosen as mass vaccination centres by the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal health authority.

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As the province prepares to begin vaccinating the general public against COVID-19, starting with seniors age 80 and up in late February, mass vaccination centres are being set up to deliver the inoculations.

The Bill-Durnan Arena (4988 Vézina St.), Décarie Square shopping centre (6900 Décarie Blvd.) and an office building

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Facebook suspends ads for weapon accessories until at least January 22nd

Facebook has updated its Inauguration Day preparations to include a temporary ban on ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment at least through January 22nd “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in a new blog post Saturday. “We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US,” the statement reads.

The ban comes after Facebook was criticized for allowing posts across its platforms that promoted and organized the deadly January 6th attack on

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Gift baskets to be donated to Regina seniors left empty-handed over holidays – Regina

A local business has stepped up and is hoping to make things right for seniors at a Regina care home who were left empty-handed over the holidays, after being promised gift baskets they never received.

Last October, Jackie Harrower said she was contacted by Justin Newberry, the owner of JT Candy Creations.

She said he told her that her care home was chosen to receive 85 gift baskets for seniors, all donated through his sponsor, a senior program.

“He was very sincere and said, you know, we feel really bad. The seniors have been through some hard times, and this

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Stylist Laura Sophie Cox Interview

Only a few weeks into 2021, and it feels like we’re all just living in Olivia Rodrigo’s world. The 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress kicked off the year with a breakup song titled “Drivers License” that’s dominating the charts and a moody music video to match. I’ve kept the track on repeat (and since it’s breaking records left and right, I’m sure I’m not alone), and I’m now deep into the Olivia fan club. So much so that I’m not only admiring her voice — I’m admiring her fashion, too.

I chatted with Olivia’s stylist, Laura

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