Documentary on personal mental health and the role exercise plays - to be screened May 6th

By Pepper Parr

April 26th, 2024



I am not sure that I would use the word “celebrate” to announce the screening of a film on mental health – recognizing might be a more appropriate word.

Having said that, the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton and United Way Halton & Hamilton found that the response to an insightful documentary screening titled “The Human Race-Around the Bay” was so big that they had to change the date of the event.

It will now take place on Monday, May 6, at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

Ted Michaels, a Hamilton broadcaster, avid runner, and advocate for health and wellness.

To be hosted by Ted Michaels, a renowned Hamilton broadcaster, avid runner, and advocate for health and wellness, the documentary explores the profound impact of exercise, particularly running, on mental health issues. With a keen focus on showcasing the therapeutic benefits of physical activity, the screening promises to shed light on an increasingly recognized aspect of mental health management.

“The Human Race will show that everyone has to take care of their mental, in addition to physical, health,” says Michaels. “I’d suggest that most of us are dealing with something in our lives. What you see on the surface is not what’s happening inside. This documentary will shine a light on what people are going through, and just as importantly, how to get the help they need.”

Ted Michaels brings his wealth of experience and passion for both broadcasting and running to this project, aiming to inspire and inform audiences about the positive correlation between exercise and mental well-being. Through captivating storytelling and compelling visuals, “The Human Race-Around the Bay” aims to initiate meaningful conversations surrounding mental health and encourage individuals to explore the potential of incorporating exercise into their daily routines as a form of self-care.

 Monday, May 6, 2024 – Doors open: 6:30 pm, Premiere: 7:00 pm, Q&A: 8:00 pm  Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore, Burlington, ON

Following the event, additional airing of the documentary will take place on the following stations:

  • Cable 14, Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 pm
  • Your TV Halton, Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 pm
  • Rogers Grand River, Saturday, May 18 – 9:00am, Sunday, May 19 – 9:00pm, Monday, May 20 – 3:00pm


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Summer swimming lessons, aquatic leadership and adult 19+ and 55+ programs will be opening for registration on May 4.

By Staff

April 24th, 2024



The City’s summer swimming lessons, aquatic leadership and adult 19+ and 55+ programs will be opening for registration on May 4. The programs can be found online now.

View registration information at

Registration dates and program highlights


Date Time Program
Saturday, May 4 9 a.m.
  • Summer Adult 19+ and 55+ programs
  • Variety of arts, sports, games, fitness, creative activities, music programs, social events, discussion and learning programs


Saturday, May 4 11 a.m.
  • Swimming lessons for all ages and skill levels are available in group and private lesson formats
  • Aquatic leadership courses
  • Log in and register at

Non-resident registration opens May 10 for swimming lessons and aquatic leadership programs, and adult programs.

Summer youth programs and camps registration opened in the spring. Space is still available in some programs. Music lesson registration is open all year round.

Assisted registration

Residents who need extra support or do not have online access to register for programs can call 905-335-7738 for staff-assisted telephone registrations May 4 at 9 a.m. The Recreation customer service team is also available through email at Phone and email support is available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In-person registration is available starting Monday following the launch at Tansley Woods Community Centre, Burlington Seniors’ Centre, Haber Community Centre and other recreation customer service counters open during program times. For more information on hours and locations visit

For more information on how to set up an account or register online, visit

How to Register – online class

For those looking for assistance before registration day, we have created a free session where you bring your electronic devices and have a staff member help you navigate the registration process, so you are all ready on May 4 to do it on your own. Two sessions are available at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre: April 30, 2:30 to 4 p.m. and May 2, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Residents can register by calling 905-335-7738. For those with family or friends assisting, registration is also available online at

Recreation fee assistance

Recreation is for all, regardless of financial situation. Recreation Fee Assistance is funding made available to resident individuals or families who need help to pay for City of Burlington recreation programs. For more information or to apply, visit

Burlington is a City where people, nature and business thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at and follow @CityBurlington on social media.


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If your are in the New Street Fortinos keep an eye out for City Staff in the Food Court

By Staff

April 19th, 2024



Not the easiest bit of news to find.

There has always been slip ups when it comes to involving the public in what gets done at the Bateman Community Centre.

The city announced yesterday that they have added two neighbourhood drop-in sessions at Fortinos Burlington New Street location (5111 New St.).

Stop by the food court area to speak with staff to tell them how you envision using the green space.

  • Tuesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to noon

No registration necessary.

The redesign of the former high school had problems with determining how many parking spaces would be needed.  One of the current solutions was to eliminate the track and field at the rear of the property. The City is now looking for public input on how the remaining greenspace will look.  The City also wants to know-how some space from the adjacent Frontenac Park can be used.

Nice idea – it will be interesting to see how it works.

Aerial view of what was formerly Bateman High School. The city seems to have determined that the sports field has to be turned into a parking lot.


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Convergence of Video Gaming and Casino Entertainment in Burlington


By Daniel Fraser

April 10th, 2024



Burlington from the air.

Burlington has always had a diverse economy and embraced many types of industries to continue its success and economic growth. It’s in a prime location within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and its economic diversity is shown by the fact that there isn’t one business that dominates employment or GDP.

While various industries, such as business services, transportation, electronics, and food processing, have had a long-standing in the area, we are also seeing new business opportunities thrive, with some interesting convergences. Two of these are video gaming and casino entertainment and below, I’ll take a look at how these industries are growing and the opportunities Burlington residents have for these forms of recreational entertainment.

The Rise in Popularity of Video Gaming and Casino Entertainment

So, is there a convergence in Burlington and are we seeing increased activity in these industries? The evidence certainly points that way, with a range of related businesses continuing to experience success, including online casinos, esports, brick-and-mortar casinos, and gaming venues.

Increased Interest in eSports and Online Casinos

Burlington residents have access to loads of online casinos, where they can play slots, table games, live dealer games, and more. But not all sites are designed the same, for example, payment methods can vary from site to site¾with platforms like Daily Spins Casino accepting a variety of digital and cryptocurrencies, while others might have purchasable currency from their online store. Always seeking to expand and embrace new trends in technology, there is always a constant influx of new casinos trying to carve a space out for themselves online.

Some of the events are huge – do they have the potential to become Olympic level events?

The same can be said for esports too, and while esports as a career is becoming more viable for the younger generation of Canadians, Burlington residents also have access to a range of esports betting sites that are one of the most direct convergences of video gaming and casino entertainment. Here, you can place wagers on popular games like CS:GO, League of Legends, and StarCraft 2.

Although laws are still developing for online gambling activity in Canada, there’s certainly been a huge development in this industry. From this, as you will see below, other offshoots and establishments are also being created that use the principles of online casinos, esports, and video gaming to create hybrid entertainment for Burlington residents.

Brick-and-mortar Casinos In and Around Burlington

While online casinos and esports are becoming a major source of fun for Canadians, so is the availability of brick-and-mortar casinos. Indeed, Burlington and the surrounding towns and cities have a plethora of brick-and-mortar establishments if you prefer a physical experience as opposed to an online one. These include

Elements Casino, Brantford
Elements Casino, Mohawk
Elements Casino, Flamboro
Delta Bingo & Gaming, Burlington
Rocky Mountain Jackpot, Burlington
Gate Casino, Burlington
Rama Gaming House, Mississauga

The Elements Casino brand is one of the most popular in the area, with three establishments around Burlington. These casinos are known for their huge table game floors, plus their food and drink options. You can make a trip to the casino a day out and they are perfect for things like birthday celebrations.

Burlington itself has a handful of venues, too, including Delta Bingo & Gaming, Rocky Mountain Jackpot, and Gate Casino. Many of these establishments also feature video game elements, with their games and the inclusion of classic arcade games, and this is another area where we see an overlap in the industries.

Gaming Opportunities In and Around Burlington

Video gaming, arcade games, and games utilizing new technologies are also seeing a boom in Burlington. There are some incredibly interesting establishments that utilize features from casino entertainment, such as bright lights, epic sound effects, and immersive experiences, together with elements of video and arcade gaming. Three particular examples spring to mind

  • Gametime Social, Burlington
  • Activate, Burlington
  • Zero Latency, Burlington

Gametime Social is a huge, dedicated venue complete with a bar and restaurant, but the main feature is the epic games floor. Here, you can find an endless array of classic arcade games, slot machines, and more. It’s an assault on the senses, but in a good way, and there’s also pool and 9-ball tables too.

In contrast, Zero Latency in Burlington gives customers a free-roam virtual reality experience. The huge room gives you freedom of movement, which is often lacking in home VR setups, and you can embark on amazing VR experiences with up to seven of your friends simultaneously. This shows the adoption of new gaming and casino technologies in Burlington.

Zero Latency in Burlington gives customers a free-roam virtual reality experience.

Could These Industries Continue to Thrive in Burlington and Ontario?

As you can see, casino gaming, video gaming, and esports are booming in this region of Canada, and Burlington residents have an amazing range of brick-and-mortar casinos, video gaming establishments, and online gaming opportunities.

We expect this to only improve and develop further as technologies like VR and online casinos become more widely available. Because of this, we can also expect more overlap between these different industries as they do share many similarities.

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Social vs. Economic Benefits: A Deep Dive into Online Casino Contributions

By Milos Stojanovic

April 9th, 2024



When you take a deeper look at top online casinos you can see that they are a digital evolution of traditional gambling establishments. They offer the same amount and versatility of games, if not more than traditional casinos, to players worldwide using the good old internet. With these online platforms, all of us enjoy the convenience and flexibility which in this day in age is more than important. They allow us to enjoy gambling thrills from the comfort of our homes or on the go.

Besides sheer entertainment online casinos, believe it or not, contribute to both social and economic spheres. They make room for community engagement in this branch through sponsorships and charitable initiatives all of that while raising economic growth by opening new job positions, paying more taxes and working on constant innovations.

Gaming is now a sport that brings together who are both very smart and very committed to an activity that is good clean fun.

This business isn’t without any challenges though, and some of the ones that constantly plague this business are regulatory complications and the ever-rising concern when it comes to gambling addictions. The more serious casinos implement things like very harsh regulations, increase priority when it comes to consumer protection and promote responsible gambling. These few things help them reach the top and stay there as well as increase their social status and acceptance.

As you can see from this brief intro, in this day in age, these casinos are operating as an important part of the entertainment industry. Who would guess that we would discuss about their “significant” impact on society and the economy? Well, we have prepared for that and this article will try to decipher this complicated relationship between online casinos and social and economic spheres.

Social Benefits

  1. More access

When it comes to social benefits one is more obvious than anything else. With just a simple registration you can access online casinos all over. This means that these services transcend geographical barriers all while offering easy access to gambling entertainment for everyone worldwide, including those located in remote.

  1. Responsible gambling efforts

As already mentioned more reputable online casinos always look to apply strict responsible gambling measures. Those include anything from self-exclusion, deposit limits and access to support services. With these, they are trying to get rid of that addiction stigma and help those who want to be helped and all that by promoting safe and healthy gambling practices among players.

  1. Community presence

Since these businesses make a lot of money and since they hold their community opinion very important you will very often see them actively engage those communities with versatile initiatives. They can opt for many things but the most popular ones are sponsoring local events, donating and promoting charities and developing partnerships with organizations dedicated to social welfare.

Economic Benefits

  1. Job Creation

The Gaming industry employs tens of thousands; from the people who are in the casino to those who are behind the scenes creating the software and the hardware infrastructure.

When you mention an online service you immediately think of one person sitting behind a laptop or a PC moderating and looking over everything. You couldn’t be more wrong. Online casinos open up so many job roles from those in customer service, software development, and marketing to regulatory compliance positions and much more. This is their sure way of boosting economic stability by creating job opportunities.

  1. Tax Revenue Generation

Believe it or not, one of the biggest revenues Governments gather is from online casino operations. This money then goes to a lot of different public funds that the Government deems important to allow normal operations. Some of that tax income that the Government shares usually goes into healthcare, education, and infrastructure development.

  1. Stimulated economic growth

Since the business we are dissecting today operates in highly dynamic surroundings, this means that they constantly have to adapt, develop and revolutionize. This means that they will stimulate the economic growth of the country of their origin and more simply by innovating, attracting investment, and supporting entrepreneurs in their niche. This as a result fuels entire economic development.

Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

  1. Regulations

Regulations are a thing that online casinos battle all the time. When we state this we do not mean battle them because they want to tax them more or make them more transparent, no. they battle because there is a fine line that needs to be located when innovation and safety of consumer interests and data is considered. Implementing very strict and robust regulations is important if they want to stop addictions, identity thefts, bank account thefts and other sorts of cybercrime that may occur.

  1. Consumer protection

This is imperative if you are a serious business in any branch. The fact that this is an online world makes the burden fallen onto online casinos heavier. They have to have top-notch and broad consumer protection measures that include age verification tools, responsible gambling acts and protections as well as very strict anti-money laundering measures.

  1. There is help for those that xxx

    Public Awareness

This is another thing that increases their presence in public and makes them good in the public eye. It all starts with battling addictions in general with a focus on gambling, logically, and it can span through anything else that they see fit. They can organize education or start funds for these causes, and all that to properly address all the concerns related to online gambling.

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Top 6 Recommended Casino Software Providers in Canada

By Jack Henry

March 27th, 2024



Are you a Canadian resident looking for reputable casino software to put your money on? Have you ever been overwhelmed with so many questions regarding casino software providers in Canada but didn’t know where to find answers? That search ends here, as this article offers all the solutions.

We have examined over 100 casinos operating in Canada and selected the top 6 ones powered by Canada’s popular casino software providers.

Before we start with the article, it is vital to understand the difference between online casino operators and software providers. When you deposit at a casino, you’re paying the casino operator, not the software provider; the software providers are the owners of the game.

A reputable software provider in the gaming sector. Their programs could well be on several casinos all over the world.

With this understanding, it’s easy to know why the same software provider may be working with more than one casino. Also, every online casino platform game is unique and selects the casino software provider, which they partner with.

How These Software Providers Were Chosen
Selecting the right gambling software providers for Canadian casinos involves meticulous consideration, with a primary focus on various aspects, notably the availability and quality of casino bonuses tailored for players in Canada. In Canada’s competitive iGaming market, a casino’s credibility hinges not only on its overall performance but also on its ability to provide enticing bonuses to attract and retain players.

Ultimately, a significant determinant of a software provider’s trustworthiness lies in its ability to facilitate the seamless integration and management of bonuses within the casino platform. We understand that innovative bonus features, fair wagering requirements, and transparent terms and conditions are paramount for player satisfaction and retention.

In essence, while we consider various factors in our evaluation process, the prominence of casino bonuses for Canadian players underscores their critical role in determining the reliability and appeal of both casino operators and the software providers powering their platforms.

Bonuses are a big part of the gaming experience.

We recognize that these bonuses not only enhance the gaming experience but also serve as powerful incentives for players to choose one casino over another. As such, we meticulously scrutinize the bonus systems implemented by both casino operators and the software providers they partner with.

Ultimately, a significant determinant of a software provider’s trustworthiness lies in its ability to facilitate the seamless integration and management of bonuses within the casino platform. We understand that innovative bonus features, fair wagering requirements, and transparent terms and conditions are paramount for player satisfaction and retention.

In essence, while we consider various factors in our evaluation process, the prominence of casino bonuses for Canadian players underscores their critical role in determining the reliability and appeal of both casino operators and the software providers powering their platforms.

Top 6 Recommended Casino Software Providers in Canada

To run a successful casino business in Canada, you must install the best casino software providers on your systems. Some of the best casino software providers are:

Thunderkick, one of the casino software providers on the rise, is a company worth mentioning. They have already launched over forty slot titles and are growing rapidly. This particular firm is not afraid to be unique.

Among its games, it is very common to find quirky and original gameplay, which is very different from blockbusters and movie titles in casino software by other developers. Their most-played online slot game Is Esqueleto Explosivo. The other games include Carnival Queen, Well of Wonders, Birds on a Wire, Fruit Warp, and Pink Elephants.

Yggdrasil Gaming
The Yggdrasil Gaming company was launched in 2013. It has created great slot games and partnered with the most reliable casino operators. This software developer has been repeatedly awarded for its excellent customer service for many years. The most popular games among its customers include Blood Moon Wilds, Multifly!, Wilhelm Tell, and Sahara Nights.

Yggdrasil provides an impressive selection of slot features like Super Free Spins, Boost, Brag, and Infinite API. Similarly, such traits have become the company’s brand attributes. The company has launched the Splitz logo, giving the players 3 options to earn prizes.

Betsoft is a casino software provider that developed The Slotfather

Betsoft is a casino software provider that developed The Slotfather, The Slotfather 2, Good Girl Bad Girl, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Tipsy Tourist, the Sugar Pop series, and Greedy Goblins. Established in 2006, Betsoft now has about 200 online slots.

It is also notable that this software supplier includes its ToGo. This software allows users on their desktops or mobile phones to enjoy the same cinematic experience.
Evolution Gaming

The company, Evolution Gaming, is exceptionally distinguished among the live casino providers. This gaming platform has been at the forefront of gaming software development for many years.

This software’s biggest benefit is that it streams live video in high definition from a real land-based casino. This feature lets video slot players enjoy popular casino games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and others on their mobile phones.

Making a Choice on Live Casino Software Providers

Gambling is a sport: know your limits and stick to them. Have fun!

We selected Evolution Gaming as the top choice among our live casino software providers. They offer live casinos for every corner of the world 24/7, so the customers only need to log onto their account and choose the game from a multitude of available games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and many more varieties.

While that’s the case, NetEnt, Games Global, and Playtech are other live casino software providers you can take into consideration. If you are in search of a casino software provider that does online casinos, our recommendations are a great place to start.

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Unstoppable PWHL Toronto Wins Nine On The Bounce As They Continue To Gather Momentum

By Leslie Gouin

March 15th, 2024



Toronto’s Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) team, now on a winning streak of nine games, beat Montreal in a hotly contested and physical game last Friday. The contest was marked by several scuffles, with six players sent to the penalty box for roughing. Toronto’s Rebecca Leslie scored a double, while Hannah Miller and Emma Maltais also scored to seal the win.

At this point the six teams do not have names. The name of the city they represent is what appears on their jerseys.

Toronto’s latest win was their third straight against their rivals; the physicality and intensity of their rivalry were on full display.

Toronto’s Rebecca Leslie was checked hard into the boards in front of Montreal’s bench by Sarah Lefort, which led to a series of skirmishes and punches being thrown by players from both teams at one point. Leslie later doubled Toronto’s lead in the third period with her first goal of the season. The physicality of the game was likened to playoff hockey by Leslie, who said she expected the “tough stuff.”.

The Toronto team has been very strong – faces challenges from the Montreal team – creating a great rivalry.

“It’s a hard-fought game, that’s a really good hockey team and so I think that’s playoff hockey,” Leslie was quoted as saying.

“There’s going to be some tough stuff going on and obviously it felt good for my line to contribute in that way (offensively).”

While it is a cause for concern, the physicality across the PWHL makes for more excitement and could see added interest, with sports betting already becoming an avenue through which fans can invest in the games.

Montreal’s star player, Marie-Philip Poulin, admitted that payback would be in mind when the two teams face off again on March 17. She was obviously disappointed with the loss and said that the team was looking to avenge the losses they’ve suffered against Toronto this season. Poulin also commented on the lack of discipline she reckons is evident throughout the league and not just in Friday’s game.

“Obviously it’s going to be in the back of our mind, no doubt about that,” she remarked. “It’s been three games that we lose against them.”

Toronto forward Natalie Spooner spoke about the rivalry between the two teams, saying that it dates back quite a while, stemming from the now-defunct Canadian Women’s Hockey League. She pointed out that both teams were physical and fast and that this was evident in their style of play. Spooner also suggested that Montreal was probably their biggest rival so far in the new season.

“We’re both pretty physical (and) fast teams and I think today you saw it out there, the little scrums and everything,” she said. “The Toronto, Montreal rivalry even in the CWHL (now-defunct Canadian Women’s Hockey League), I think dates back quite a while so I’m sure there’s still some of that blood kicking around a little bit, too.

“New league, new season, and I think it’s probably our biggest rival so far, for sure.”

Toronto’s Hannah Miller and Emma Maltais also scored in the game, with Maltais sealing the win with an empty-net goal with 1:06 left in the game. Montreal’s head coach, Kori Cheverie, conceded that Toronto had capitalized on their chances while Montreal had not. Cheverie also commented on a hit by Toronto’s Brittany Howard on Montreal’s Catherine Daoust, which caused her to stay down for a bit before going to the bench under her power. Cheverie was disappointed that the officials did not call the hit and said that she had asked for an explanation from them.

“They didn’t see it,” she said. “I just said, ‘when one of our players is coming back to the bench with a face full of blood with a cage in women’s hockey, something happened.’”

Montreal’s Marie-Philip Poulin scores against Toronto goaltender Kristen Campbell (50) during second period PWHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, January 20, 2024. CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal’s Poulin said that the game was physical and that the teams were trying to find that balance of staying within the rules while playing a hard, fast game. Toronto’s assistant coach, Rachel Flanagan, agreed with Poulin, saying that the game was more physical, and that the teams were all trying to find that balance between playing hard and staying within the rules.

“The game is more physical and we know that,” she offered. “We’re all trying to find that balance of where do we stay within the lines of the rules and play a really hard, fast game.”

The rivalry between Toronto and Montreal is still alive and well, even in the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Toronto’s winning streak now stands at nine games, and Montreal will be looking for payback when they meet again on March 17.

When the Toronto – Montreal teams meet in April at the Bell Centre in Montreal the crowd could exceed that of one of the NHL games

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BLOMHA Goalies have access to new equipment

By Staff

March 4th, 2024



She didn’t strap on the pads but she was in the room for the photo op celebrating the $25,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant.

The grant was to help cover the costs of the equipment goalies need to stand between the pipes and stop the puck.

“Through the government of Ontario’s OTF funding stream organizations like BLOMHA are able to provide services and supports that young people need to succeed,” said Natalie Pierre, MPP for Burlington. “I am pleased that the Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association has received funding to help aspiring goaltenders reach their potential.”

Back row left to right: Director of Hockey & Marketing Anthony Miele, Admin. Coordinator Heather Bohlmann, Burlington MPP Natalie Pierre, Executive Director Rick Dawson, Admin. Coordinator Heather Smart.  Front row: Luca Ilczyszyn (white jersey) and Kellan Capern (red jersey).

The grant, which was first awarded in September 2023, was used to purchase additional new goalie equipment to be lent out to prospective goaltenders. The goal of the project is to help stimulate involvement of goaltenders in the sport while alleviating the financial barriers faced by those seeking to play the most expensive position in hockey.

“It takes three main components to run a recreation hockey organization- referees, volunteers & goaltenders. This grant helps us to allow the opportunity to provide programming so that kids can stay in hockey in Burlington,” said Rick Dawson, Executive Director of Burlington Lions-Optimist Minor Hockey Association.

The Burlington Lions Optimist Minor Hockey Association was formed in 1951 by members of the Burlington Central Lions Club and the Optimist Club of Burlington, making it one of the oldest and longest serving youth recreational organizations in our city.

BLOMHA is a volunteer-based organization with approximately 1,800 players registered, making us the largest recreational minor hockey association in Burlington. Our objective is to promote, provide and develop recreational youth hockey within the City of Burlington, and to provide the maximum amount of opportunity for all eligible participants regardless of their ability.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”





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Why progressive jackpot games at online casinos are often the first games players gravitate to.

By Sherry Blue

March 1st, 2024



The most popular games that online casino players tend to gravitate to the most are the progressive jackpot games. These are the ones with pooled jackpots that will keep on climbing until one lucky player wins.

You can play progressive jackpot games at regular online casinos using fiat currency. You can also now find a growing number of fully licensed and regulated online casinos that accept blockchain payments, meaning you can play progressive jackpot slots using your cryptocurrency balance.

Let’s dive straight in to explore the allure of progressive jackpot slots on crypto-accepting online casinos like 10bet, which can be accessed from any modern Wi-Fi/internet-connected smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or tablet device.

With progressive jackpot slots, everyone who plays these games automatically contributes a tiny percentage of each stake to the progressive jackpot, and there is no limit to how big they can grow.

Why are progressive jackpot slots at online casinos so popular?

There are two types of online slot machines – fixed coin jackpot slots and progressive jackpot slots. In a fixed coin jackpot slot, the top prize is capped at a certain amount and will never climb any higher.

In progressive jackpot slots, everyone who plays these games automatically contributes a tiny percentage of each stake to the progressive jackpot, and there is no limit to how big they can grow.

In December 2023, one lucky player netted an incredible €39 million jackpot playing a Mega Moolah jackpot slot from Microgaming/Games Global – the single biggest jackpot win in an online slot machine in the history of online slots.

The reason why progressive jackpot slots are so alluring is because they can literally turn players into instant multi-millionaires from just one spin, and the lucky winning spins can cost as little as $/€/£0.10 or $/€/£0.20.

Those are real numbers – it doesn’t happen every day – but it does happen.

Online slots are the most popular online casino games anyway, so when you add a multi-million-dollar jackpot to the mix, you can see why progressive jackpot slots are the first games most players instantly seek out when logging into their online casino account.

When a progressive jackpot is won, it will always reset to what is referred to as the ‘seed amount,’ which is hardly ever zero ($/€/£0.00).

In some of today’s most famous jackpot slots from Games Global, Playtech, NetEnt, and others, the seed amount might be $/€/£1,000.000.00 or $/€/£2,000,000.00. You can find several rewarding jackpot slots on 10bet casino right now, but you must be at least 18 to play them.

The progressive jackpots will then continue to climb as more people play them, and you can watch as the jackpot tickers grow in real time. It all adds to the excitement. The other thing that makes these games so popular is that progressive jackpots can drop at any time.

It doesn’t matter what stake you play with. Everyone stands a chance at winning. Additionally, most jackpot games are not ‘local’ to one online casino. They are often connected to vast networks of 100+ online casinos, which is why individual jackpots often climb so high in such a short time.

Additionally, some games, like the Daily Jackpot slots from Red Tiger Gaming, comprise an entire series of 20 or more slots. All of the Daily Jackpot slots from Red Tiger are connected to the same progressive jackpot.

What famous progressive jackpot slots can I play at 10Bet?

The progressive jackpot slots you can play at 10Bet will depend on which country you live in and, therefore, which 10bet domain you are legally permitted to visit (due to local online gambling laws and regulations in your country).

For example, people living in the United Kingdom can access the domain and will find progressive jackpot slots from Playtech, but when players from other countries visit the .com domain, they will see famous progressive jackpot slots from Microgaming/Games Global, Play’n GO, and Red Tiger Gaming.

The ten most famous progressive jackpot slots you can play today at are the following hit titles:

      1. Leprechaun Goes to Hell online slot from Play’n GO
      2. Major Millions online slot from Microgaming/Games Global
      3. Shamrock Holmes Megaways online slot from All41Studios/Games Global
      4. Aztec Spins online slot from Red Tiger Gaming (daily jackpot slot)
      5. Lucky Oktoberfest online slot from Red Tiger Gaming (daily jackpot slot)
      6. Rainbow Jackpots Power Lines online slot from Red Tiger Gaming (daily jackpot slot)
      7. The Wild Hatter online slot from Red Tiger Gaming (daily jackpot slot)
      8. Piggy Riches Megaways online slot from Red Tiger Gaming (daily jackpot slot)
      9. Beast of Wealth online slot from Play’n GO
      10. Gunslinger Reloaded online slot from Play’n GO

These games are playable from around as little as $/€/£0.10 up to usually no more than $/€/£20.00 per spin and are usually only available in the real money mode. However, some games may also be accessible in the free-play demo mode.

Honourable mentions

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Final note

Know your limits – and have fun.

Before playing progressive jackpots in the hope of winning an alluring sum of money, always remember to gamble responsibly by setting a reasonable budget before playing.

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Most major fiat currencies and traditional payment methods, such as Trustly, Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe card, and many others, are also accepted for those who don’t like using crypto.

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The Role of Data Analytics in Personalizing the Online Casino Experience

By Catalin Constantin

February 19th, 2024



Big data analytics is business’s closest ally and remains transformative in industries that make the most use of it.

Loads of data out there – finding what you need and putting those information nuggets to work for you is now possible.

It enables organizations to digest a lot of data in tiny pieces. It enables them to comprehend some attributes like what their clients are doing, their trends and how they interact with the enterprise.

Certainly, there are many advantages which may be received by an online casino if they can use big data for their benefit.

Personalized Services

Online casinos have used the technology to ensure they offer a level of rationalization as they look to keep players onboard due to the competitive nature of the sector. Although it is hard to pinpoint the actual number of options players have, there are thought to be thousands of sites all offering gambling activities, thus highlighting why there has been a focus on making things as personal as possible.

They can create unique experiences that are tailored to the player, as they can analyze their behaviours and playing patterns. For instance, they can create recommendations based on their location and the time they spend on the website, or even give them ways in which they can personalize their profile more, such as providing them with aesthetic features.

A customized selection of games can be offered

While there are thousands of game – the choices are overwhelming at time – the objective for the player is to have fun – and winning helps.

Although an online casino might have thousands of games available to pick and play from, they can use big data to make sure only the most relevant options are more visible to the player. Big data allows them to see which games are being enjoyed the most, which they can then ensure they continue to show on each visit.

By making the game library look more appealing because it is based on personal preferences, the casino will immediately become more appealing than other competitors that may not have any information or data about the visitor. This can help retain them and give them the competitive advantage that is so desperately needed in this saturated industry.

Personalized rewards and bonuses can be used

The online casino can also use big data analytics to allow its players to enjoy tailored bonuses and rewards. They can use the collected data to make personalized offers that they know will have a greater chance of being redeemed, thus allowing them to be more efficient and potentially increase their revenues.

An example of this might be offering a player a free spins bonus on a slot game that they have been enjoying. In doing so, a player might be more likely to use the bonus as it aligns with their interests and playing preferences. If they were offered a bonus on a game they have never shown an interest in, then it is likely they would avoid it.

Improve player and casino safety

Responsible gambling and safety have been huge areas of the online casino industry in recent years, with there having been a focus on these aspects externally. However, the use of big data analytics has allowed operators to do so much more than they were once able to, thus helping them promote a more positive experience.

Use the data to make sure players are better protected from potential threats to player and casino safety.

Big data has allowed the casino to track player trends and behaviours related to their gambling activities and their spending. They are better positioned to spot when a player may be in trouble, meaning they can act before it is too late. Additionally, they can use the data to make sure they are also better protected from potential threats to player and casino safety. They can use the data to prevent fraudulent activities, which can help to foster a sense of trust among its player base.

Big data’s highly influential impact on the online casino industry

As there are so many more aspects and elements in which big data analysis has had a positive impact in personalizing the online casino experience for players, it is clear that it is impossible to deny how crucial it has become for the industry.

With so many different options now available in the market for players to choose from, a level of personalization is needed nowadays to convince visitors that they truly value their custom. In doing this, they are better positioned to retain them and not lose them to a competitor.

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PinUp Canada followers on Instagram are almost always lucky

By Mia Gonsaco

February 15th, 2024



It has long been believed that casinos and sports betting are closely related. You can learn about many of the sacraments taking place in Pin Up casino from social networks.

Various myths often surround huge bets, cool winnings and gaming paraphernalia. Thanks to the Pin-Up Instagram page, subscribers can access the latest information about current events in the field of new gambling technologies and sports betting. Communication through social networks helps bring together gambling enthusiasts. They have a source of additional information, which is often helpful, helping to penetrate deeper into the mysteries of gambling.

Why is an Instagram page better than the official website

Instagram followers have a new tool to receive additional incentives related to sports betting and casino games.

At its core, any gaming platform is a very static resource. While providing the primary type of service at a high level, it cannot additionally act as an information portal on which administrators can post additional information related to gambling.

One of the goals of creating the Pin-Up platform on Instagram was to fill the need for more information. It is on such resources that you feel an informal atmosphere filled with a lot of useful content.

The Pin Up Canada player community is beneficial from all sides

The world of gambling entertainment is exceptionally dynamic, and innovations regularly appear in it. Bookmakers are changing the rules for calculating bets; new games are appearing, and bonus programs and user agreements are being updated. Unlike a gaming site, a page on a social network is a specialized platform where any subscriber gets access to verified information online.

With the increase in the number of users, social networks are turning into colossal marketing platforms. Thus, Pin Up CA has an influential audience at its disposal, some of which are potential clients. In turn, Instagram followers are purchasing a new tool to receive additional incentives related to sports betting and casino games. After all, through a social network, organizing some entertaining competition among subscribers and providing a prize fund for the lucky winners is relatively easy.

Connecting with people who want to talk about what you want to talk about are out there on Instagram.

Instagram is a great place for communication between game participants. Watching the successes of other subscribers, it is always easier to be inspired for further achievements. Newcomers get a chance to learn from veterans and gain confidence. Players who have gone through a serious school can reboot their imagination and get acquainted with new trends to expand their personal bet coverage.

Finally, the instant access page can be a great place for humor and jokes related to gambling. No reputable betting site can afford such content. Having cheered up and rested on such a resource, getting ready and preparing to storm new heights will be easier.



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Returning to the Rink: Ovechkin's Outlook and the Capitals' Playoff Push

By Roger Henderson

February 10th, 2024



Washington Capitals: Chasing a playoff berth.

As the Washington Capitals gear up for their post-All-Star break matchups, all eyes are on their iconic captain, Alexander Ovechkin.

Following a brief hiatus, Ovechkin was the first player back on the ice for the Capitals’ practice session, signalling his readiness to lead the team into the second half of the season. With their sights set on a crucial game against the Montreal Canadiens, Ovechkin and the Capitals are poised for a strong finish as they chase a playoff berth.

Reflecting on the break, Ovechkin expressed optimism about the team’s refreshed mindset and eagerness to get back on the ice. The opportunity to spend time with family and recharge away from the rigors of hockey has left the team feeling energized and motivated. As they return to action, Ovechkin’s leadership will be instrumental in setting the tone for the Capitals’ playoff push.

The Capitals want to do this again.

Despite his seasoned prowess, Ovechkin’s performance on the ice has faced scrutiny this season, particularly in light of his scoring struggles. While his recent contributions, including a critical goal and assist in their last game before the break, have been notable, Ovechkin acknowledges that he hasn’t met his own lofty expectations. With just nine goals to his name thus far, Ovechkin is determined to elevate his game and lead by example as the Capitals navigate the remainder of the season.

The Capitals’ success hinges not only on Ovechkin’s performance but also on the collective effort of the team. Head Coach Spencer Carbery has been strategizing ways to maximize offensive production, recognizing the need for improvement beyond Ovechkin alone. With key players like Dylan Strome and Tom Wilson stepping up, the Capitals are focused on generating more scoring opportunities and boosting their goal output.

Looking ahead, the Capitals face a challenging stretch of games against top-ranked opponents, including the Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, and Colorado Avalanche. As they prepare to take on these formidable foes, Ovechkin emphasizes the importance of smart play and capitalizing on scoring chances. With a lineup boasting talent and experience, the Capitals are poised to rise to the occasion and solidify their playoff aspirations.

Ovechkin a formidable force on the ice.

As the Washington Capitals prepare to resume their season, all eyes are on Alexander Ovechkin and his team’s playoff prospects. Despite a sluggish start to the season, Ovechkin remains a formidable force on the ice, poised to lead the Capitals to victory. However, with key matchups against top-ranked opponents on the horizon, including the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins, the Capitals face an uphill battle in their quest for postseason success. NHL odds Canada reflect the uncertainty surrounding the Capitals’ playoff chances, with bookmakers closely monitoring Ovechkin’s performance and the team’s ability to secure crucial wins.

Alexander Ovechkin: .With determination, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.

While Ovechkin’s scoring woes have raised concerns among fans and analysts alike, his veteran leadership and determination to succeed provide hope for a strong finish to the season. As the Capitals navigate the challenges ahead, NHL odds in Canada offer insight into the team’s odds of securing a playoff berth and making a deep postseason run. With the stakes higher than ever, Capitals fans eagerly await the outcome of each game, hopeful for a triumphant conclusion to the season.

As Ovechkin and the Capitals hit the ice once again, the stage is set for an exhilarating conclusion to the NHL season. With determination, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose, the Capitals are ready to write the next chapter of their journey, with Ovechkin leading the charge toward postseason glory.

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Vermont Catamounts vs. America East: A March Madness Ticket in Sight?

By William Sherry

February 5th, 2024



The quest for a March Madness ticket is often filled with nail-biting games, remarkable performances, and the relentless pursuit of excellence on the basketball court. The Vermont Catamounts, with their impeccable 7-0 record in the America East Conference, are no exception to this thrilling journey.

This article dives deep into their season’s highlights, player performances, and the statistical marvels that make their quest for a tournament berth not just a possibility but a spectacle worth following.

Recent Triumph Over Albany: Nick Fiorillo’s Stellar Performance

TJ Long is letting everyone know just how he feels.

Nick Fiorillo’s contribution to Vermont’s 81-59 home victory against Albany on Thursday is a testament to his skill and determination on the court. Scoring 15 points, Fiorillo was efficient in his shooting, with a 5-of-8 overall and 1-of-4 from the 3-point range. His prowess at the free-throw line, going 4-of-5, further cemented his role in the Catamounts’ win.

This game not only showcased Fiorillo’s individual talent but also underscored Vermont’s collective strength as they improved their record to 17-5 overall and maintained a perfect 7-0 in the America East Conference.

Support From TJ Long and Aaron Deloney: Contributions Across the Board

TJ Long and Aaron Deloney played pivotal roles in Vermont’s triumph over Albany, showcasing the depth of talent in the team. Long scored 14 points, going 6-of-12 on field goals, including 2-of-8 from beyond the arc. His seven rebounds were crucial in giving Vermont additional possessions and opportunities to score.

Aaron Deloney, on the other hand, added 13 points to the scoreboard, with a shooting performance of 4-of-8 and an impressive 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. These contributions were vital in securing the Catamounts’ eighth straight win, demonstrating the team’s cohesive play and the players’ ability to step up when needed.

Defensive Prowess and Tempo: The Catamounts’ Strategic Edge

Vermont’s success this season can be attributed not only to its scoring ability but also to its defensive prowess and control of the game’s tempo. Known for having the best defense in the conference, Vermont has mastered the art of slowing down the game to their advantage.

This strategic approach allows them to dictate the pace, making it difficult for opponents to find their rhythm. The Catamounts’ ability to blend strong defense with a slower tempo showcases their tactical awareness and adaptability, components that are crucial in their quest for a March Madness ticket.

No one is going to get in the way of Seth Joba and he sets things up for a clear shot.

Signature Wins: A Closer Look at Key Victories

Vermont’s journey through the season has been marked by several key victories that underline their potential for March Madness glory. A signature win came against the Yale Bulldogs on December 2, with a close 66-65 victory. TJ Long led the scoring with 23 points, along with four rebounds and two assists, against a team ranked No. 80 in the RPI.

Other notable wins include a 73-64 victory over Charleston (SC) on November 16, a 67-57 win on the road against Bryant on January 27, an 86-60 win on the road over Toledo on December 20, a 72-65 road victory over UMass-Lowell on January 25, and a 78-68 win over Saint Louis on November 17.

These victories, particularly against teams with RPI rankings like No. 99 (Charleston SC), No. 117 (Bryant), No. 122 (Toledo), No. 144 (UMass-Lowell), and No. 161 (Saint Louis), have been instrumental in bolstering Vermont’s resume for the NCAA Tournament consideration.

Remaining Schedule and Odds: The Path Forward

Looking ahead, Vermont faces a 251st-ranked schedule in the nation for the rest of the season, with nine games remaining. These include matchups against teams with worse records and six against teams with records north of .500. Interestingly, none of these upcoming games are against Top 25 teams, which presents a unique opportunity for Vermont to solidify its standing in the conference and nationally.

As of February 2, Vermont has a 53% chance to make the NCAA Tournament, with the same percentage chance to get an automatic bid. Their most likely seed is projected to be No. 13 (25.2%), a position that reflects their strong performance thus far and the challenges that lie ahead.

As the Vermont Catamounts chase March Madness glory, staying informed is key. For all the latest NCAA Basketball updates, trust the best sports betting apps to provide expert commentary and exclusive insights.

NCAA Tournament Criteria: Understanding the Selection Process

The journey to the NCAA Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is paved with specific criteria that teams must meet to secure their berth. Performance in the regular season, strength of schedule, key wins against ranked opponents, and conference tournament outcomes all play significant roles in the selection process.

The team in White is Northeastern and the Green ones are Vermont.  Northeastern wasn’t able to get their hands on the ball.

For teams like Vermont, excelling in their conference and securing key out-of-conference wins are crucial steps toward making a compelling case for tournament selection. The selection committee also considers metrics such as the RPI, team records, and other statistical data to determine the field of 68 teams that will compete for the national championship.

Vermont’s March Madness Aspirations: A Dream Within Reach

The Vermont Catamounts’ quest for a March Madness ticket is a journey filled with determination, skillful play, and strategic prowess. With a 7-0 record in the America East Conference, key victories against ranked opponents, and a defense that stands as the best in the conference, Vermont has positioned itself as a formidable contender.

The road ahead is paved with challenges, but the team’s depth, talent, and strategic gameplay suggest a promising path toward achieving their NCAA Tournament dreams. As the season progresses, all eyes will be on Vermont to see if they can turn their aspirations into reality.

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Former Bateman student has recommendations: Number one, stop the conversion of the playing field into a parking lot..

By Oubaida Ikharbine

February 5th, 2024



Morning, my name is Oubaida Ikharbine.

I am a proud and loyal citizen of Burlington and alumni of Robert Bateman High School. I’m here to speak on a matter that is not just close to my heart, but resonates with the heartbeat of our community. The preservation, protection and defence of the running track and field at the future Robert Bateman Community Center. The City of Burlington has taken an admirable step toward sustainability and community building by re-purposing the Robert Bateman high school into a multipurpose asset. However, the initiative has been marred by controversy division and scandal to the issues with with plans prostheses and, and reports surrounding this project.

Oubaida Ikharbine: “The running track and field which has been a cornerstone of our neighbourhood for numerous decades should not be turned into a parking lot,”

This has put a crucial element of our community’s fabric at risk, not only the running track and field which has been a cornerstone of our neighbourhood for numerous decades, but also the setting of a dangerous precedent that will surely be judged by future generations. Instead of protecting, defending and upgrading our already limited running tracks and sports fields. Our little corner of paradise in southern Ward five, the city has decided to make way for divisive and irreplaceable plans to build parking spaces. What someone likes to call the million dollar parking lot. This secret area is more than just a piece of land. It is a place where people come together to build friendships, enhance their physical and mental health and foster a sense of community. sporting groups come here to play and practice. Both fitness and leisure groups benefit from the existing infrastructure from the students of ascension from NAC elementary schools, who use it for gym and sports activities to our seniors, to our senior residents and young families, which you could save space for exercise and leisure. This space is a testament to the importance of an active and connected lifestyle. It is not just a 400 meter track and field. It is a symbol of our community’s vitality. It represents a future that is not centered around our current society, but a window to what could be for future generations. It is a part of our community’s DNA. It is our duty to protect it, not to destroy it. I like many others have grown up around this communal space. It’s where I’ve spent countless hours my friends enjoying the greenery and vibrancy of our community.

During the pandemic. It was one of the few places that served as a portal to a place of peace and solace without breaking any health guidelines. Today, it continues to thrive. It is a popular hub of activity during the warmer months. It is one of the only track and fields in southern Burlington that is open for free and public passive use without requiring a permit to be purchased. This communal landmark is a part of our identity and collective memory inspired by the delegation of Rachel Murphy, a fellow council member and various community members. I feel it is my duty as part of my civil service to carry the voice of those who feel unheard in this democratic process. The lack of proper and necessary public engagement is clear. There has been mixed messaging, misinformation and a lack of empathy for the community’s wants and needs, especially considering the trauma had to endure with the school closure.

Where is the parking going to be – and how much parking should there be?

The lack of proper public engagement is turning parts of this project into a fiasco by going forward this outrageous proposal to destroy a secret communal space some could argue the only one of its kind in southern Burlington. We are changing Burlington unofficial model to live, learn and play in this city to live, learn and park your cars. This is unacceptable. I’m here today to voice these concerns. And frustrations on the public record. And to say that enough is enough. We must find a new way forward to ensure this project success without destroying the community’s DNA. A shift away from cars has been deferred from generation to generation with a climate crisis unfolding political instability and the want to protect ensure that Burlington continues to be the best city to live in. My generation has been tasked to start what will be uncomfortable, but necessary change to the mechanics of our society. We understand the need for parking solutions for incoming tenants. However, demolishing a piece of our community soul for parking spaces is not the answer.

Oubaida Ikharbine: “By adding a parking lot and destroying this precious space, we are perpetuating the problem of a car centric city.”

The Burlington of the 20th century was designed for cars, but we cannot continue to subsidize driving cars and finding places to park them. Our future generations won’t be driving our cars anymore. That’s assuming we have enough fuel left to run them or can still afford them. It’s essential to plan for a city that doesn’t need to rely on them.

By adding a parking lot and destroying this precious space, we are perpetuating the problem of a car centric city. We have repeatedly suggested alternative parking solutions, such as underground or structured parking, utilizing nearby land for parking facilities or incorporating a bus pass into Brock University’s tuition. And increasing bus frequency during peak times. These solutions preserve our communal space and align with our city’s sustainability goals. We must plan for the future and pass on this asset to the next generation considering their needs and best interests. We cannot predict the future but we can use forecasted trends and societal innovations as a starting point to strategically plan for an inevitable car less society, a society where we take back our green spaces where they coexist harmoniously with public transit. A plan for the future that’s not in this room today, but instead at school enjoying the trucks and fields that they play on without worrying about paradise being paved over to put up a parking lot. The decision to close our school what was already a de facto community hub was made without our proper democratic input, leaving a lingering feeling of trauma for all those in the community. We fear that this is continuing with repurpose of the building today.

We have ideas on the Get Involved portal where an avenue public engagement is encouraged. An idea that received the most votes keep the track and field as his lawn signs have been distributed to spread information and awareness of the petition that has garnered over 860 signatures and counting. All screaming the same message stop the parking lot conversion. questions have been asked that mentioned the trauma and horror that was felt and endured by the committee the by the community during the park process only to be told the use of the park and the fate of the track will be will be determined by the mandated and legislated parking needs. How is this a respectful and mindful approach to community engagement? Today my generation who witnessed and was directly affected by the outcome of that decision stands to ensure that history does not repeat itself. We demand a transparent, genuine engaged engagement in the decision making process involving every concerned citizen we are not just demanding our truck and field, our communal Civic Center be left alone. We are advocating for preserving a legacy, a space that embodies our community spirit and resilience in order to be a productive member of society. It is my right to come here today and voice my concerns. But it is also my responsibility to be constructive and provide solutions to these issues. As a result, we are asking for the following four initiatives to be undertaken.

The communication strategy employed by city officials needs to shift the tone from parking needs to emphasizing community engagement and involvement.

Number one, stop the parking lot conversion.

Number two, establish a committee of citizens to review the staff report and act as a community advisory and steering team this committee should assess adjust, offer feedback and highlight the good aspects of a project that uses over 100 million taxpayer dollars. No topic should be off limits, including questions on asbestos removal, the purchase of the building green space modifications and parking issues. All decisions must adhere to the proper democratic principles, ensuring we are accountable to future generations seeking answers from history. The committee will gather community feedback and draft a detailed community report. This document will lay the groundwork for future efforts allowing for direct community involvement in the in the decision making process. It is crucial to provide a forum of direct democracy for this project. This group should be known as the Citizens Advisory Committee validating the community’s contributions and concerns.

Number three, provides communication strategy employed by city officials shift the tone from parking needs to emphasizing community engagement and involvement in this project. Ensure that messaging reflects a genuine commitment to understanding and fulfilling the desires of the community while eliminating elements that are not well received.

And number four, postpone the transfer of the Brock University Programs for one year. This delay will allow sufficient time for thorough evaluation and final decisions be made on numerous parts of this project, taking into account the community’s feedback and committee’s recommendations.

The In closing. I urge city council and all stakeholders to consider the profound impact the sacred space has on our community. We have the moral and ethical obligation to honour the history the heritage and the values it represents. We have an obligation to make a well informed, engaged and ethical decision that we and future generations can be proud of our decisions should should prioritize community engagement, social democracy, sustainability and unity over mere convenience based on yesterday’s parking needs. Let’s preserve not just an act of sanctuary, but the heart of our community. Let us make sure we do not set a very dangerous precedent that would destroy and threaten our running trucks and fields throughout this city. For the sake of putting up parking lots Thank you very much.

It was an outstanding delegation.

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Prospects for the Development of Gambling Regulation in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities

By Jeff Vertes

February 5th, 2024



As we navigate the intricate landscape of gambling regulation in Canada, I, Jeff  Vertes, a seasoned gambling expert and professional poker player, invite you to delve into the multifaceted world of challenges and opportunities shaping the industry’s future. Canada’s diverse provinces, each with its own nuances, present a canvas where the evolution of gambling regulation unfolds, requiring a nuanced perspective and strategic foresight. In this exploration, we uncover the dynamic interplay between regulatory frameworks, technological advancements, and societal expectations. As a gambling enthusiast and industry insider, I aim to shed light on the prospects for the development of gambling regulation in Canada, offering insights into the challenges faced by the industry and the promising avenues for growth. Unlocking success in the world of online gambling is made easier with insightful tips from great players at top gambling sites in Canada.

A journey through the regulatory landscape.

Join me on this journey as we scrutinize the regulatory landscape, dissect the unique challenges, and identify opportunities that can propel Canada’s gambling industry into a new era of responsible and innovative gaming. Through the lens of a gambling expert and poker aficionado, we aim to unravel the complexities and possibilities that lie ahead for the ever-evolving Canadian gambling scene.

Regional Variations and Harmonization
The Mosaic of Provincial Approaches:

Canada’s vast expanse is not only marked by geographical diversity but also by a tapestry of regulatory approaches towards gambling that varies from province to province. As we examine the regional variations, it becomes evident that each province has crafted its own set of rules and policies, reflecting local considerations, preferences, and socio-economic factors.

Challenges of a Fragmented System:
While provincial autonomy brings flexibility, it also introduces challenges, particularly in creating a harmonized national framework. The fragmentation of regulations raises concerns about consistency, fairness, and the potential for regulatory arbitrage. Players and operators alike must navigate a patchwork quilt of rules, leading to complexities in compliance and enforcement.
Seeking Balance through Harmonization:
Harmonizing these regional variations emerges as a key consideration for the future of gambling regulation in Canada. Striking a balance between respecting provincial autonomy and establishing common standards is crucial. Achieving harmonization can streamline operations, enhance consumer protection, and create a more level playing field for operators.

Best practices: creating a regulatory symphony that resonates with fairness, consistency, and adaptability.

Innovative Models for Cooperation
Exploring innovative models of inter-provincial cooperation can foster harmonization without compromising regional nuances. Platforms for information exchange, collaborative policymaking, and shared best practices can contribute to a regulatory environment that is both effective and adaptable to the diverse needs of the Canadian population.

Regional variations in gambling regulation form the intricate threads of Canada’s gaming landscape. As the industry charts its course, the challenge lies in harmonizing these variations, creating a regulatory symphony that resonates with fairness, consistency, and adaptability. The journey towards harmonization is not only about aligning rules but also about weaving a regulatory fabric that enriches the Canadian gambling experience for players, operators, and regulators alike.

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Regulation of Online Gambling

  • The Digital Revolution in Gambling: The advent of online gambling has ushered in a new era for the industry, challenging traditional regulatory frameworks worldwide. In Canada, as we contemplate the regulation of online gambling, we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and the evolving landscape of player preferences.
  • Addressing the Online Challenge: Online gambling presents a unique set of challenges for regulators. The borderless nature of the internet demands a comprehensive and adaptive regulatory approach. How can Canada strike a balance between harnessing the benefits of online gambling and mitigating potential risks such as unregulated operators, underage access, and the integrity of online games?
  • Integration with Traditional Platforms: One of the key considerations is integrating the regulation of online gambling seamlessly with the existing framework governing land-based operations. This cohesion is crucial not only for regulatory consistency but also for ensuring fair competition and preventing the fragmentation of the industry.
  • Ensuring Consumer Protection: As online gambling platforms proliferate, safeguarding consumers becomes paramount. Effective age verification, responsible gaming tools, and secure financial transactions are pivotal elements of a robust regulatory framework. How can Canada enhance consumer protection measures without stifling the industry’s potential for growth?
  • Technological Innovations and Regulatory Response: The rapidly evolving landscape of technology introduces novel gaming formats and features. How can regulators adapt swiftly to these innovations, ensuring that the regulatory framework remains agile and responsive to the ever-changing nature of online gambling?
  • Global Cooperation in Online Regulation: Given the international nature of online gambling, collaboration with global counterparts becomes imperative. Establishing mechanisms for information exchange, harmonizing standards, and collective efforts against illicit operators can fortify Canada’s online gambling regulatory framework.

Player Protection and Problem Gambling Prevention

  • Effective player protection entails the establishment of comprehensive support systems designed to assist individuals who may experience difficulties related to gambling.

    Understanding the Importance of Player Protection: Player protection is a cornerstone of responsible gambling practices, ensuring that individuals can engage in gambling activities in a safe and secure environment. In Canada, as the gambling landscape evolves, it is imperative to prioritize measures that safeguard players’ interests and well-being.

  • Comprehensive Support Systems: Effective player protection entails the establishment of comprehensive support systems designed to assist individuals who may experience difficulties related to gambling. This includes access to helplines, counseling services, self-exclusion programs, and financial management tools aimed at promoting responsible gaming behaviors.
  • Educational Initiatives: Education plays a crucial role in preventing problem gambling by raising awareness about the risks associated with excessive gambling and promoting informed decision-making among players. Educational initiatives, such as public awareness campaigns and educational resources, empower individuals to make responsible choices regarding their gambling activities.
  • Regulatory Requirements: Regulators play a pivotal role in enforcing player protection measures by imposing regulatory requirements on gambling operators. These requirements may include age verification procedures, responsible gaming tools, and transparency in advertising to ensure that players are adequately informed and protected.
  • Collaborative Efforts: Addressing problem gambling requires a collaborative approach involving various stakeholders, including government agencies, gambling operators, healthcare providers, and community organizations. By working together, these stakeholders can implement holistic strategies that address the root causes of problem gambling and provide support to those in need.

Safeguarding players through robust player protection measures and problem gambling prevention initiatives is essential for fostering a safe and responsible gambling environment in Canada. By implementing comprehensive support systems, educational initiatives, regulatory requirements, and collaborative efforts, stakeholders can work together to protect players from harm and promote responsible gaming behaviors.

Global Standards and International Cooperation

  • The gambling industry’s challenges extend beyond national borders.

    The Imperative for Global Standards: In an era of interconnected economies and digital globalization, the gambling industry’s challenges extend beyond national borders. Establishing global standards for gambling regulation becomes paramount to address transnational issues and ensure a consistent and fair playing field for operators and players alike.

  • The Role of International Cooperation: International cooperation is the linchpin for advancing global standards in gambling regulation. Collaboration between countries enables the sharing of best practices, experiences, and insights. By fostering a collective approach, nations can collectively tackle challenges such as cross-border advertising, money laundering, and the proliferation of unlicensed operators.
  • Information Exchange and Best Practices: A crucial aspect of international cooperation is the exchange of information and best practices. Establishing platforms for sharing regulatory frameworks, successful interventions, and technological advancements enables countries to learn from one another and adapt proven strategies to their unique contexts.
  • Harmonizing Regulatory Approaches: While recognizing the diversity of legal and cultural contexts, there is a need for harmonizing fundamental principles in gambling regulation. This involves finding common ground on issues like responsible gaming, player protection, and licensing requirements. A harmonized approach fosters a more cohesive global gambling ecosystem.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Harmonization: Challenges may arise in harmonizing regulations due to differing legal traditions, cultural norms, and political considerations. However, these challenges also present opportunities for dialogue and negotiation, facilitating a nuanced approach that respects sovereignty while acknowledging the shared responsibility for a well-regulated global gambling industry.
  • Benefits for Operators and Players: A globally harmonized approach to gambling regulation benefits both operators and players. Operators gain clarity on international standards, facilitating compliance and market entry. Players, in turn, enjoy a safer and more consistent gambling experience, irrespective of their geographical location.

Global standards and international cooperation are integral to addressing the complexities of the modern gambling landscape. By working collaboratively, nations can collectively raise the bar for regulation, fostering an environment where the gambling industry thrives responsibly and players are protected globally.

In conclusion, as we reflect on the prospects for the development of gambling regulation in Canada, it becomes evident that the path forward is fraught with challenges yet brimming with opportunities. The Canadian gambling landscape, characterized by regional variations and the advent of online platforms, presents a complex terrain for regulators, operators, and players alike. However, amidst these challenges lie opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and progress. By embracing technological advancements, harmonizing regional variations, and prioritizing player protection, Canada can position itself as a leader in responsible gambling regulation. As a gambling expert, I believe that a proactive and inclusive approach, informed by international best practices and stakeholder engagement, will be essential in navigating the evolving gambling landscape. By addressing challenges such as problem gambling prevention, regulatory harmonization, and global cooperation, Canada can unlock the full potential of its gambling industry while safeguarding the interests of its citizens. In the journey ahead, I am optimistic about the prospects for Canada to establish a robust and sustainable gambling regulatory framework that promotes fairness, transparency, and responsible gaming. Together, let us seize the opportunities before us and chart a course towards a brighter future for the Canadian gambling industry.


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Statistically Canadians show an increasing trend of downloading apps

By Dianne Hudson

February 2nd, 2024



Mobile technology has effectively given consumers a computer in their pocket or, for real tech lovers, tech that can be worn on a wrist or embedded in another peripheral. There are myriad reasons why we all love our mobile phones, but connectivity, security, and the sheer scale of options available to users are undoubtedly among the reasons that people have an interdependent relationship with their phone, tablet, or other smart device.

App revenue is going from strength to strength.

Most of us access the vast majority of information on our smartphones through apps rather than via web browsers, and in Canada, they are increasingly popular. In a time of economic slowdowns and external pressure on finances, app revenue is going from strength to strength. Unlike many other sectors, there seems to be no shrinkage of the market here.

Initially, market analysts wondered if this was another market boosted by the COVID-19 effect. While some sectors like hospitality and airlines saw massive contractions in the period, other online businesses saw their businesses really take off. The value of the app sector rose from $1.6 billion in 2019 to $2.8 billion in 2021. With so many people restricted to their homes, this could have been expected. However, as the world returned to normal, the sector remained buoyant, and while revenue was down to $2.7 billion in 2022, it is significantly larger than it was pre-pandemic.

The growth is meeting a demand.

Statistics show that in January 2023, Canada had 31.2 million smartphone users and apps were downloaded 1.2 billion times. In 2022, the average Canadian spent 4.6 hours on their mobile device daily, up from 1.4 hours in 2019. Social media makes up for a considerable amount of time passed on our mobile phones, but this landscape is constantly changing. Where Facebook once dominated, TikTok became the most downloaded app in 2022. It was not just the most popular social media app but the top-grossing app in Canada overall. TikTok generated $43.6 million and recorded 4.4 million downloads.

However, people are not only spending all their screen time on social media. Gaming apps are also top-rated. The first gaming app to go viral was, arguably, Flappybird. Forbes magazine even described it as the Justin Beiber of gaming apps, and at the height of its popularity, it was raking in $50,000 a day. While no other game has since captured the collective imagination in such a way, Roblox has been a firm favourite for many years. In 2022, the app was downloaded almost 55,000 times for Android devices alone. However, according to statistics, the most popular Android app game in 2022 was Stumble Guys, which clocked up an impressive 198,758 downloads.

Canadians love to have a flutter; recent poll revealed over half of the population claimed to have gambled within the last month.

Gaming apps are not child’s play. The audience for games on smartphones crosses all demographics. Even people you would not traditionally think of as gamers find a few minutes every morning to battle with the New York Times puzzle app and pit their wits against The Daily Crossword, Wordle and the app’s latest title, Connections. Wordle players are 51% female, 47% male and 2% non-binary. A poll of American Wordle players found more than half of them were Millennials; a quarter were Gen Xers, and the balance were Gen Zs and Baby Boomers.

Mobile gambling and casinos are another sector where apps have captured the public’s imagination. Canadians love to have a flutter and a recent poll revealed over half of the population claimed to have gambled within the last month. There are over 19 million active online gambling accounts in the country, and the sector has been boosted by Ontario opening its fully regulated commercial market, making all forms of gambling in the province legal.

Whether players choose online slots, poker, roulette or other casino games, a wide selection of apps exist. If you talk about the best casino apps for real money, Spin Casino is the one, so writes Hannah Cutajar from Jackpot City and Play Ojo also score very highly for excellent game selection, chances to earn cashback on every bet and the sheer size of their jackpots.

As well as catching up on socials and playing games, there are also more serious uses of apps on mobile devices. Banking and payment apps are also up there with the most downloaded and used apps. There was considerable reticence around online banking security when the concept was first mooted, but improved safety protocols have removed much of these earlier fears. 87% of consumers use their banking app at least once a month. While millennials are the most frequent users, accessing bank accounts using mobile apps is prevalent from Boomers to Gen Zers.

Unique to the Canadian market.

The apps that have skyrocketed in usage in recent years are e-wallets, including ApplePay, GooglePay, PayPal and the like. Many people now do not even consider taking a plastic card or cash with them on a night out or a trip into town to buy a meal at their favourite bar or restaurant. Everything they need is on their phone. No wallet full of dollar bills, just a charged-up phone, and they can pay for everything with a tap and a little bit of face recognition wizardry. Canadians are also fond of using Interac e-transfers to move money around. This service allows them to send and receive money instantly after registering with an email address or mobile phone number. It is so familiar to Canadians that it is sometimes surprising to remember that it is unique to the Canadian market.

Apps are leading the way in accessing information.

Apps are used for every walk of life. You can book a holiday through Airbnb and check the weather in your hometown or on the other side of the world. Video and music streaming apps are now how we expect to access films and TV shows or listen to our top music artists and podcasts. If we do not know what song is playing, we can switch to Shazam to get the artist’s name, song title and lyrics. Apps are the key to endless entertainment and information, and we have not even brushed on retail opportunities in this article.

If there is something you want to do on your mobile, the chances are someone will have created an app for it.




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Day of Reckoning for hockey heros - five players to be finger printed, mug shots taken when they are arrested

By Pepper Parr

January 25th, 2024



Five hockey players who were part of Team Canada’s 2018 squad that won gold at the world junior hockey championship have been invited to the London, Ontario police station where they will be arrested and charged with criminal offences.

It will be more than the five men before the Courts when the trials take place. A public that has tolerated the behaviour that took place in 2018 will also be on trial. There will be  all kinds of media coverage.

It appears that it is going to take a painful trial that could destroy the lives of five fine athletes to bring an end to sexual violence,

A large part of society has been prepared to put up with sexual assault and intimate partner violence. However we have, hopefully, arrived at the point where a tough criminal trial will give this practice the attention it needs and hopefully get to the point where behaviours change

A Halton Regional Police Deputy Chief told Burlington City Council during a virtual Council meeting that whenever he writes in his blog  about sexual assault and intimate partner abuse his readership drops,

People know these things happen – but far too many people take the “boys will be boys” attitude or “she must have done something”.

The London Police have said they will hold a news conference in early February about their investigation.

“We understand that there is significant public interest in relation to a sexual assault investigation dating back to 2018,”  They got that right.

The five hockey players have known for some time that there was likely to be a day of reckoning.  Their actual arrest, finger printing and mug shots being taken will be the first painful steps,

When the matter first came to public attention Hockey Canada blew the credibility they had right out of the water when they used funds that came from fees families paid for their children to play hockey in leagues across the country as a piggy bank to pay a 3.2 million dollar settlement to the victim who felt she could engage in consensual sex with one hockey player but not the other hockey players were brought into the hotel room during what was clearly a raucous event that became a “Debbie does Dallas” evening.

After a lot of bobbing and weaving by the Hockey Canada Board to avoid going public, solid newspaper investigative journalism brought the facts to the surface.

The federal government put a freeze on their funding; major sponsors withdrew their financial support.

It was messy, eventually the Hockey Canada Board was replaced and the London police, who had stopped investigating, took another look

Hopefully the trial will be another step in getting to the point where sexual assault and intimate partner violence are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.  Those who perpetrate this kind of behaviour will get the professional help they need to change their behaviour,

And if that doesn’t work then put them in jail again and again and again if that is what it takes.

Intimate partner violence is hidden because many people are just not prepared to talk about it – to approach someone and ask if they need help and if necessary talk to the police isn’t the way thew public behaves.  You are expected to mind your own business.

The Halton Region Police Service has a top notch team that know how to handle these situations.  They are there to help.

Pascale St-Onge, the minister of Canadian Heritage, the level of government that oversees sports, said she was happy to see the case progress.

“It’s very satisfying to see that the case continues to evolve,” said St-Onge. “We’ve been all waiting for a long time to hear about the consequences and what the next steps are. So we’re going to follow what’s happening in court and with the police and the ongoing investigations.

“But I think it’s a strong message also to send to the victims of sexual violence that it’s worth pushing forward and coming forward. And I again, want to salute the courage of the person who came forward.”

Salt with Pepper is the musings, reflections and opinions of the publisher of the Burlington Gazette, an online newspaper that was formed in 2010 and is a member of the National Newsmedia Council.


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Comprehensive Guide to Reviewing the Deal or No Deal Experience at Minimum Deposit Casinos

By Miranda Hough

January 21st, 2024



The world of online casinos is a vast and dynamic landscape, offering a plethora of options for players seeking excitement and entertainment. As the popularity of online gambling continues to soar, the importance of casino reviewing becomes paramount. This article aims to guide players through the intricacies of casino reviewing, offering insights into what to look for when evaluating a casino’s suitability. As we navigate this journey, we’ll delve into the unique offerings of the Deal or No Deal Casino, particularly within the context of minimum deposit casinos.

Understanding the Essentials of Casino Reviewing:

Licensing and Regulation

    • Verifying the platform’s licensing and regulatory credentials is a crucial starting point for any casino review. Reputable casinos, including those operating with minimum deposits, obtain licenses from recognized authorities. The Deal or No Deal Casino Ontario, featured in some minimum deposit platforms, should adhere to strict regulatory standards, ensuring a safe and secure gaming environment.

Game Variety and Software Providers

    • The games’ diversity and software providers’ reputation are vital elements in any casino review. Minimum deposit casinos that feature the Deal or No Deal Casino should offer a broad spectrum of games inspired by the popular television show. Assess the quality of graphics, the responsiveness of the platform, and the variety of gaming options available.

User Experience and Interface

Deal or No Deal – the TV show.

    • A user-friendly interface is pivotal for an enjoyable gaming experience. The ease of navigation, loading times, and overall design contribute to the platform’s user-friendliness. Whether accessing the casino on desktop or mobile, players should feel at ease while exploring the Deal or No Deal Casino offerings within minimum deposit platforms.


Security Measures

    • Security is a paramount concern for players engaging in online gambling. Minimum deposit casinos featuring the Deal or No Deal Casino should implement robust security measures, including SSL encryption, secure payment gateways, and fair play certifications. Ensuring the safety of personal and financial information is fundamental to a positive casino review.

Payment Options and Payout Speed

    • Diverse payment options and efficient payout processes contribute significantly to player satisfaction; in the context of minimum deposit casinos, accessibility to various payment methods, including cryptocurrency options, maybe a key consideration. Assess the transparency of the payment policy and the speed of withdrawals when reviewing the Deal or No Deal Casino.

Bonuses and Promotions

    • Evaluate the terms and conditions of these bonuses, including wagering requirements, to determine the overall value for players engaging with the Deal or No Deal Casino.

      The bonus structure and promotional offerings are essential components of any casino review. Minimum deposit casinos often strive to provide attractive welcome bonuses, loyalty programs, and ongoing promotions. Evaluate the terms and conditions of these bonuses, including wagering requirements, to determine the overall value for players engaging with the Deal or No Deal Casino.

Customer Support

    • Responsive and efficient customer support is a key aspect of a reliable casino. Minimum deposit platforms featuring the Deal or No Deal Casino should offer support through various channels, such as live chat, email, or a comprehensive FAQ section. The availability and effectiveness of customer support contribute to a positive player experience.

Mobile Compatibility

    • The prevalence of mobile gaming necessitates a review of a casino’s mobile compatibility. Minimum deposit casinos, including those with the Deal or No Deal Casino, should offer a responsive and enjoyable mobile gaming experience. Assess whether a dedicated app is available and the overall functionality of the mobile platform.

Navigating the Deal or No Deal Experience at Minimum Deposit Casinos:

Deal or No Deal-Themed Games

    • Minimum deposit casinos featuring the Deal or No Deal Casino should provide players access to a unique array of games inspired by the famous television show. Assess the variety and creativity of these themed games, enhancing the overall gaming experience for players engaging with smaller deposits.

Themed Promotions

    • The Deal or No Deal Casino, particularly within minimum deposit platforms, may introduce themed promotions and bonuses that resonate with the iconic show. Examine the diversity and appeal of these promotions, as they add an extra layer of excitement and exclusivity to the overall casino experience.

Interactive Gameplay

    • Beyond traditional casino offerings, the Deal or No Deal experience should encompass interactive gameplay elements. Minimum deposit casinos should offer games that capture the essence of the television show and engage players with unique and entertaining features.

Community and Social Elements

    • Live chat features, community forums, or social media integration can foster community among players engaging with smaller deposits.

      Minimum deposit casinos featuring the Deal or No Deal Casino may incorporate community and social elements to enhance the gaming experience. Live chat features, community forums, or social media integration can foster community among players engaging with smaller deposits.

Exclusive Deal or No Deal Features

    • Seek out any exclusive features or game modes related to the Deal or No Deal theme within minimum deposit casinos. Whether it’s a particular bonus round, a unique twist on traditional casino games, or exclusive promotions, these elements contribute to the overall appeal and exclusivity of the casino.

As players navigate the vast landscape of online casinos, the art of casino reviewing becomes an invaluable skill. The Deal or No Deal Casino, featured within minimum deposit platforms, adds a unique flavor to the online gambling experience. By considering crucial factors such as licensing, game variety, security measures, and the unique offerings tied to the Deal or No Deal theme, players can ensure a satisfying and secure gaming experience, even within the constraints of smaller deposits.

In the end, casino reviewing is about finding the right balance of elements that align with individual preferences, ensuring an immersive, enjoyable, and potentially rewarding journey within the Deal or No Deal Casino at minimum deposit platforms.


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Skating hours and rental free equipment

By Staff

January 18th, 2024



With all of us now in the grip of winter – time to remember as Canadians we love the outdoors.

The rink at the edge of the lake is something to keep in mind when you want to get the kids out or just go for a skate yourself.

Great for small children – not enough room for people to speed skate.

Ice Conditions Hotline: 905-335-7738, ext. 8587. This line will be updated when regular hours of operation are altered due to ice conditions.

Skating Hours (weather conditions permitting):

  • Daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Skate Lending Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and during school breaks, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sizes and styles are subject to availability. First come, first served. Skate aids are available.

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Safe Betting: How to Spot Secure Betting Websites


By Ralph newsome

January 18th. 2024



In the era of surging online betting popularity, prioritizing the safety and security of your betting experience is of utmost importance. The expansive digital landscape is teeming with a plethora of betting platforms, making it imperative for enthusiasts to discern secure and reliable websites from potential pitfalls.

With the proliferation of online betting options, verifying the legitimacy of platforms becomes a critical step in safeguarding financial transactions and personal information. As the industry evolves, maintaining a vigilant approach to choosing reputable and secure online betting platforms ensures a seamless and worry-free betting experience for enthusiasts.

Licensing and Regulation

When you’re diving into the world of online betting, one key sign that you’re on a secure platform is checking for proper licensing and regulation. Trustworthy betting websites operate under the watchful eye of well-known gambling authorities. Keep an eye out for licenses from reputable organizations like the UK Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority, or the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority.

These regulatory bodies play a crucial role in making sure that the betting site sticks to rigorous standards, creating a safe and fair space for users. For more detailed insights, you might want to check out this handy guide on betting sites for 2024—it could clear up any lingering questions and help you navigate the exciting realm of online betting.

SSL Encryption for Data Protection

Secure betting websites prioritize the protection of user data through the implementation of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. You can identify SSL-secured websites by the presence of “https://” in the URL and a padlock icon in the address bar. This encryption technology safeguards your personal and financial information, ensuring that it remains confidential and inaccessible to unauthorized entities.

Transparent Terms and Conditions

A trustworthy betting website is transparent about its terms and conditions. Before signing up, carefully review these terms to understand the rules governing the platform. Pay attention to aspects such as withdrawal policies, bonus terms and any restrictions on user activities. Transparent and clear terms contribute to a positive user experience and indicate a commitment to fair and honest dealings.

Secure Payment Options

Secure betting websites offer a variety of reliable and secure payment options. Look for platforms that support reputable methods such as credit/debit cards, e-wallets (e.g., PayPal, Neteller) and bank transfers. Additionally, the inclusion of cryptocurrencies adds an extra layer of privacy to transactions. A diverse range of secure payment options reflects the platform’s commitment to providing users with flexible and secure financial transactions.

Comprehensive Customer Support

Quality customer support is a hallmark of secure betting websites. Reliable platforms offer multiple channels for customer assistance, including live chat, email and phone support. A responsive customer support team addresses queries promptly and efficiently, ensuring that users have a positive and trouble-free experience on the platform.

Positive User Reviews and Reputation

User reviews and the overall reputation of a betting website are valuable indicators of its security. Explore independent review platforms, forums and social media to gauge the experiences of other users. Consistent positive reviews, timely payouts and a solid reputation in the online betting community signal that the platform is trustworthy and reliable.

Industry Partnerships and Certifications

Secure betting websites often form partnerships with reputable industry organizations and obtain certifications that vouch for their integrity. Look for certifications from independent auditing bodies such as eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). These certifications validate the fairness and security of the platform’s operations.

Responsible Gambling Measures

A commitment to responsible gambling is a crucial aspect of a secure betting website. Look for platforms that provide tools for users to manage their gambling activities, including options for setting deposit limits, self-exclusion and access to resources for responsible gambling. This proactive approach demonstrates the platform’s dedication to promoting a safe and enjoyable betting environment.

Multifactor Authentication for Account Security

Enhanced account security is a key feature of secure betting websites. Platforms that offer multifactor authentication (MFA) provide an extra layer of protection for user accounts. MFA typically involves a combination of passwords and additional verification methods, such as one-time codes sent to mobile devices, adding an extra barrier against unauthorized access.

Regular Audits and Security Updates

Secure betting websites prioritize the ongoing security of their platforms. Regular security audits and updates ensure that the website is resilient against evolving cyber threats. Look for platforms that communicate their commitment to security through regular updates on implemented measures and improvements made to fortify the website against potential vulnerabilities.

Accessible Privacy Policy

A secure betting website has a clear and accessible privacy policy that outlines how user data is collected, processed and stored. Before registering, review the privacy policy to understand how the platform handles your personal information. A commitment to user privacy is a positive sign of a platform’s dedication to maintaining a secure online environment.

Educational Resources on Safe Betting

Secure betting websites often provide educational resources on safe betting practices. These resources may include information on recognizing signs of problem gambling, tips for responsible betting and links to external support organizations. A platform that prioritizes user well-being by offering such resources contributes to a safer and healthier betting community.



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