This Christmas, it’s important to go out and buy gifts and vouchers at your local shops. Elora makes for a great day trip from Waterloo but with COVID-19 numbers on the rise, stay safe and check out some of the shops online.
Author: Samantha Smewing
Located 30-minutes from Waterloo, the town of Elora refers to the month of October as Monster Month. The downtown streets of Elora are decorated with lantern sculptures meant to look like monsters, all created by local artist Tim Muton.
Blue Mountain is an alpine ski resort located in Collingwood, Ont., with a great view of the Nottawasaga Bay. It’s a two-hour drive from Waterloo but is well worth the trip for an afternoon.
Despite the addition of new beds, departments and staff members, some of Ontario’s largest hospitals were already running at near full capacity in the recent months before the COVID-19 numbers even began to rise.
New rules at pools in the Waterloo Region because of COVID-19 have altered the jobs of local lifeguards. Local recreation officials say the health and well being of staff and swimmers is their top priority.
The Ontario Hockey League announced that players will be starting training camps in early November and begin their season not long after. With new rules in place, fans will get the chance to support their local teams after eight months.
“It makes me uneasy thinking that someone who is considered high-risk is out in a city that so many students call home,” said Amy Lovelacey during a phone interview with Spoke.
Based on statistics gathered by the World Health Organization in 2019, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults, ages 15 to 35 in Canada.