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St. Catharines - Not so Ratty After All

We don't know why, but for some reason, we thought St. Catharines was one of the rattiest cities in Ontario.
Perhaps it stemmed back from an old 2016 article we read about a former GM property on Ontario Street in St. Catharines that was infested with rats ... and then later, our own experience with them outside an old townhouse we used to live in.
So needless to say, we were quite surprised when Orkin came out with their Top 25 'Rattiest' Cities in Ontario and discovered St. Catharines barely made the list. Yay for St. Catharines!

Image: Orkin

According to their website, Orkin ranked the cities by the number of rodents (rat & mice) treatments the company performed from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. The ranking included both residential and commercial treatments.

Source(s): Orkin

'SMART CART'. Coming to a Store Near You... (VIDEOS)

Isn't there an app for that? ;)

If you haven't heard by now, Canadian grocery chain, Sobeys, is creating something that is said to be the first of its kind in Canada. It's called the Smart Cart and no, it is not a substitution for workers of the human kind. At least, so it has been said. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm still trying to avoid self-check outs just for that sole purpose.

In the meantime, check out (get it?) more in the video below...

And if all that isn't good enough for your lazy ass for you, perhaps a Drive-thru supermarket is more up your 'aisle'. ...

Still ain't cuttin' it? Then this autonomous supermarket on wheels should do the trick...

VIDEO: Safety at Niagara Parks

Good to know...

We have implemented additional measures across Niagara Parks to ensure the health and safety of our guests and our employees.


Interesting graphic on the history of pandemics...

Pan·dem·ic /panˈdemik/ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has.

Today’s visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event.

Source(s): visualcapitalist

VIDEO: Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian travellers scramble to get home; provinces announce school closures

Don't travel if you don't have to people! And for goodness sakes, wash your hands!...


Abigail Bimman reports on the scramble of Canadian travellers to get back home as the federal government prepares to escalate its response against the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, Heather Yourex-West looks at the tough measures provinces are taking to keep people safe.