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  1. Ottawa Citizen: Ontario education minister considering cancelling March break to curb COVID spread Speaking of youth and children getting screwed completely...
  2. Jim Weatherly, famed 'Midnight Train to Georgia' singer-songwriter, dies at 77
  3. So sorry to hear about your Mom, Captain. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
  4. Music producer Phil Spector has died at age 81: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-17/phil-spector-dead
  5. That was Tom Petty, who was reported dead, then in critical condition, then dead again.
  6. The Guardian: John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89
  7. American economist, commentator, academic, syndicated columnist and author Walter E. Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 84: https://www.wsj.com/articles/walter-williams-r-i-p-11606934313?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1
  8. It is worth noting that only one human disease has been eradicated, and that is smallpox. It took only 184 years between Edward Jenner developing the modern vaccine in 1796 and the WHO declaring smallpox extinct in 1980. Even then, the smallpox virus is still stored in labs in the US and Russia, so there is the possibility of it being released either accidentally or through an act of terrorism. This is just an indication that it is very, very, very hard to eradicate a virus.
  9. It depends how old the notes are, what their condition is, and if they are of a special variety. The Bank of Canada issued $1 bills in 1935, 1937, 1954, 1967, and 1973 series, and they were last officially issued in June 1989. They are still legal tender at the moment but that status will be removed on 01/01/2021, which means that they will no longer legally be considered money. This change will also affect $2, $25, $500, and $1000 bills, all of which are also no longer being issued. However, financial institutions and the Bank of Canada will continue to redeem them at face value. There's
  10. Here are two from Montreal: http://busfanplace.com/view.php?pict=contram113.jpg http://busfanplace.com/view.php?pict=contram115.jpg
  11. Connery was also in Never Say Never Again, which was a non-official James Bond film released by Warner Bros in 1983.
  12. NWA, WCW, and WWF/WWE wrestler Road Warrior Animal has passed away at the age of 60. WWE statement on the passing of Road Warrior Animal
  13. CBC News: Aline Chrétien, wife of former PM Jean Chrétien, has died at age 84
  14. BBC News: Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82
  15. "End of an era": Ottawa businessman, restauranteur and philanthropist Dave Smith died yesterday at age 87: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/philanthropist-restaurateur-dave-smith-dead-at-87/wcm/df2cdde3-b7b4-41b2-a579-9f0269a10280/ Here is a short film TVO produced about Dave Smith in 2016:
  16. Canadian News Hall of Fame journalist Allan Fotheringham has passed away at age 87: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-allan-fotheringham-dead-at-87-picked-at-the-pretensions-of-the/
  17. https://www.wwe.com/article/kamala-passes-away
  18. Herman Cain, GOP presidential candidate in 2012 and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, has died of COVID-19 at age 74: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics/herman-cain-dies-coronavirus/index.html
  19. Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green has passed away at the age of 73: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-25/fleetwood-mac-co-founder-peter-green-dies-aged-73
  20. The Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole has died at age 75: https://www.npr.org/2020/07/15/891586790/the-magic-school-bus-series-author-joanna-cole-has-died
  21. I found this photo of 9632 in its original livery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/southerncalifornian/281151612 However, I have no idea who took the photo or when it was taken.
  22. Um, no. New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province, with its Official Languages Act (SNB 2002, c O-0.5). Ontario has no official language, but the French Language Services Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. F.32) ensures that provincial government services are offered in French in 26 designated areas across the province with significant numbers of Franco-Ontarian residents, including Toronto. However, it does not define either English or French as "official". French is Quebec's only official language, as defined in its Charter of the French Language (CQLR c C-11), commonly
  23. BBC News: Andy Byford to be commissioner of Transport for London
  24. CTV Toronto: Former TTC boss Andy Byford to take over as London’s transport commissioner
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