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Canada’s Wonderland Is Reopening In July And Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Get ready to scream and shout because Canada’s Wonderland, the nation’s favourite playground, is reopening and making an iconic comback this summer. The park is planning to reopen to the general public on July 7. Season pass holders will have a chance to preview the park between July 5-6th. However, before you pack your swimsuits and gear there’s been some changes because of COVID-19. All visitors need to make a reservation in order to manage capacity levels and to ensure all health and safety protocols are followed, according to the company’s press release. Early reservations are open on June 17 at 9 a.m. sharp for all guests planning to visits. Wonderland is now asking at least one member of your group to download the park’s mobile app. The app features your...

Islamophobia Is On The Rise In Canada And The Attack In London Isn’t An Isolated Incident

Canada labels multiculturalism and diversity as its greatest strength, but the brutal reality of being Muslim-Canadian proves otherwise. The recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario is just one of many other Islamophobic attacks to take place in Canada. Challenging Canada’s alleged existence of “diversity” and “multiculturalism,” racism and hate are very present below the surface of Canada’s misleading reputation. The question arises: does Canada’s fabric of multiculturalism even exist? Islamophobia in Canada With nearly 46 per cent of Canadians hosting an unfavourable view of Islam, it is without a doubt that threads of Islamophobia are weaved into Canada’s social fabric. To make matters worse, Islamophobia, in Canada, is a gendered form of hate and racism. While Muslim men are stereoty...

These Canadian Universities Are Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated Before Moving Into Residence This Fall

Canadian students’ “staycation” will soon be over this coming fall with universities and colleges reopening. However, there is one slight catch. If you plan on attending certain schools, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: One Of Ontario’s Biggest Universities Is Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated Before Moving Into Residence Western University is asking students who are planning to live on campus to have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Students who cannot access the shot immediately will have a 14-day grace period to receive their first dose. Following in the same footsteps, the University of Toronto is requiring all students living in residence to have at least one dose of a vaccine. U of T will provide vaccines to students ...

6 Of Canada’s Richest And Most-Wanted Drug Lords

You might be familiar with Pablo Escobar and El Chapo, but, over the years, some of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins have reigned up north as well. Here are six drug lords that were once one of the richest and most-wanted in Canada. Bernardo Arcila: The Cocaine King In 1972, Bernardo de Jesus Arcila Londono, a native of Colombia, arrived in Toronto as a poor immigrant. He and his family settled in a small apartment near the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, while Arcila found a job as a truck driver. Through networking with other Colombians, Arcila was initially paid to stash cocaine and money in his apartment. He then worked as a courier, smuggling cocaine from Buffalo to Toronto. By the 1980s, he had branched off to form his own network that imported ...

A Spa Owner Turned Chef Reignited His Love For Cooking During The Pandemic And Is Blowing Up Online

For the past year, COVID-19 has reconnected many of us with our passions and hobbies. For Jonathan Robson, COVID has been a blessing in disguise. It gave him the opportunity to fall back in love with cooking.  Robson is a business graduate who ran a spa business prior to the pandemic. Like many small business owners in Ontario, he found himself closing down due to lockdown measures. He started cooking as a way to keep himself busy and started an Instagram account to share the dishes he’d been cooking up. The Canadian-Pakistani home chef, based out of Mississauga, is known as 6ixhomechef to more than 15,000 of his Instagram followers. His Instagram page, started in 2020, captures the cooking journey of the home chef.  “It has been extremely positive and overwhelming,” Robson told 6ixb...

EXCLUSIVE: High School Seniors Are Calling For The TDSB To Host In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Rather Than Virtual

Last week, Toronto’s elementary and secondary graduating class of 2021 were informed that their schools would be moving forward with virtual graduations rather than traditional in-person ceremonies. “All TDSB schools will continue with their previously planned virtual graduation ceremonies,” a statement released on June 4 from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) reads. “We know how important graduation ceremonies are for students, staff and families—especially after such a challenging year where “in-person” memories have been few and far between. At the same time, months of planning have already gone into creating virtual graduations for students, costs have already been incurred and there is very limited time to plan in-person ev...

This Canadian Province Is Giving Away Almost $2 Million In Cash And Scholarships To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations

One Canadian province is following in the same footsteps as some U.S. States to increase their COVID-19 vaccination numbers, by way of bribery via cash! The province of Manitoba is offering Canada’s first ever vaccine lottery. READ MORE: This U.S. State Is Giving Away Guns, Trucks & Cash If You Get Vaccinated Manitoba’s Premier Brian Pallister and Manitoba’s Liquor & Lotteries CEO Manny Atwal announced the news during a press conference Wednesday. The stakes are looking pretty sweet with almost $2 million in cash and scholarships up for grabs. Manitobans will receive an automatic entry into the lottery draw once they’ve receive the jab. Residents have 2 chances to win During the press conference, Pallister stressed the importance for Manitobans to receive th...

6 Brutal Serial Killers That Once Terrorized The Greater Toronto Area

Netflix’s highly popular true crime content has renewed the public’s interest in the darker side of humanity. However, very rarely are Canadian serial killers spotlighted. While serial killers in Canada may not be as popular or as many as our neighbour down south, there’s no denying that our country has seen some seriously heinous crimes committed over the years. Here are six of the most vicious and evil serial killers that once terrorized the Greater Toronto Area. Peter Woodcock David Michael Krueger, best known by his birth name Peter Woodcock, began as a troubled child. He was given up for adoption by his teenage mother and experienced abuse at the hands of foster families.  As a youth, he travelled around Toronto on his bike, molesting children. In the late 1950s, ...

It’s Filipino Heritage Month And These Toronto Entrepreneurs Are Pushing For Representation Across The Globe

June is Filipino Heritage Month, and two Toronto entrepreneurs have spearheaded a brand new movement to push for more representation across the globe. Argentina Beltran and Joycelyn David are fellow Filipino-Canadians who are passionate about highlighting the invaluable contributions of the growing Filipino diaspora. And like all successful movements, they started a hashtag: #FILIPINOW. #FILIPINOW is a social media campaign calling on the Filipino diaspora to tell their stories throughout the month of June.  “Our hope is that Filipinos of all backgrounds, and our allies, will stand up to proudly represent and celebrate each other,” David said in an interview with 6ixBuzz. “There’s about 12 million of us outside of the Philippines that are doing amazing things but most times are ...

EXCLUSIVE: This Toronto Startup Created A Wholesome Solution To Wasteful Greeting Cards

Plantiful Crafts is reinventing the way we express sentiment by giving greeting cards an entirely new life – literally! Founders of the company, Carol Huynh and Jin Chen, have a solution to the awkward throwing away of printed greeting cards. They created an alternative that you plant instead! “We’ve given a second purpose to these thoughtful gifts by making them plantable,” they said in an interview with 6ixbuzz. The duo launched Plantiful Crafts in April this year, delivering beautifully designed and affordable greeting cards to patrons all across North America. The cards are made using seeded paper, with one’s choice between wildflower or basil. “Our wildflower cards help us save the bees (it’s among their favourite flowers) while our basil cards bring joy into the kitchen,&...

You Can Now Be Fined $5K For Refusing To Quarantine In A Hotel When Returning From Travel

Have an extra $5000 to spare? If not, you better cancel your travel plans. The federal government has decided to raise the fine for travellers if they refuse to quarantine in a hotel. In fact, instead of paying $2,000, the fine has increased to $5,000. READ MORE: Ontario Students Will Not Be Returning To In-Class Learning Anytime Soon However, even with the substantial increase, some travellers are deciding to take the fines instead of staying at the quarantine hotels for three nights. Travellers have also complained about the government-approved quarantine hotels because in some cases, the cost can range well above $2,000. The federal government implemented the quarantine hotel mandate in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 as a result of people returning from overseas. However, ...

6 Of Canada’s Craziest Prison Escapes You Won’t Believe Actually Happened

Every now and then, an escaped felon or two will make headlines when they manage to scale the walls of one of Canada’s most secure prisons and make a run for it. Move over Shawshank. Here are six of Canada’s craziest prison escapes, like something straight out of a movie. Literally—some of them actually turned into one. The Boyd Gang Nicknamed ‘the Boyd Gang’ by the media, these Canadian bank robbers managed to escape twice from Toronto’s Don Jail, once in 1951 and the second time in 1952. Edwin Alonzo Boyd, arrested for six bank robberies, was imprisoned at the Don Jail in 1951. There he befriended two other bank robbers: Steve Suchan and Lennie Jackson.  The three used a hacksaw that one of the men had managed to hide inside his wooden leg to cut through their cell bars. They tied b...