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Canadiens apologize to fans after draft fallout

The Montreal Canadiens say they have accepted the criticism thrown at them after a London Knights player fined for a sex charge was drafted by the team.

In a statement issued by the NHL club Wednesday, Canadiens Owner, President, and CEO Geoff Molson apologized to fans upset by the team’s drafting of Logan Mailloux with the 31st overall pick in last week’s NHL Entry Draft.

Midwestern Ontario sees new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Grey Bruce Health Unit confirmed eight additional cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, and 79 active cases.

Huron Perth Public Health added no new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. There are five active cases.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health added no new cases in Wellington County. There are two active cases in Wellington.

Ontario increases surgical capacity

Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliot says her government is committed to ensuring timely access to health care for all residents.

Elliot announced an up to $324 Million investment as part of a comprehensive surgical recovery plan to address wait times, and improve access.

She says that will enable hospitals and community providers to operate at 110 to 115% capacity

Destination Stratford relaunches Bacon & Ale Trail

Destination Stratford has relaunched the 2021 Bacon & Ale Trail, which was put on the back burner during last summer due to the pandemic.

The Bacon and Ale Trail features 15 stops in St.Marys, Shakespeare, and Stratford. It boasts new experiences, while encouraging visitors to explore a wide variety of breweries, pubs and retail shops.

A media release says the trail provides an authentic experience with many local Perth County pork products, delicious desserts, and craft beers from a variety of microbreweries

Weak tornadoes confirmed in Bayfield and Thornbury

The Northern Tornadoes Project at Western University has confirmed weak tornadoes touched down and caused some damage in both Bayfield and Thornbury.

The team received a witness report of a tornado east of Bayfield, and video and photographs show a twister.  The report says a shallow tornado debris signature was picked up on radar. The NTP survey team found weak tree damage caused by an EF-0 tornado, which had wind speeds of up to 90 km/hr.

Ontario Liberals want vaccine certificates and more paid sick leave

Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca says with rising cases of COVID-19 expected in September, the government needs to take action immediately to prevent a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Del Duca continues to ask for 10 paid sick days to be accessible for the duration of the pandemic, but says at the very least the Ford Government needs to extend its program offering three paid sick days.

Ontario’s best butter tarts, according to you

Who has the best butter tarts?

We asked, and you answered. After receiving over 400 responses, we’ve created a map with your favourite butter tart stops in Ontario. So if you’re heading to cottage country this summer—or if you just want a sweet, gooey, quintessentially Canadian treat—be sure to visit these locations and try one (or many) of their dangerously delicious butter tarts.