Waking up and realizing it’s Friday is kind of the best feeling. To help keep the vibes high we always like to highlight some of the best things that have happened around the country. And it turns out this week has actually been pretty great for Canada. Without further adieu, here are five good news stories to celebrate the end of the week.
Toronto’s very own star, The Weeknd, has broken the Billboard Hot 100 song record with his hit Blinding Lights. It’s now the longest-charting Billboard Hot 100 song in history at 88 weeks and chances are it will continue on for weeks to come. So end your weekend right with a good dance party to Blinding Lights.
Want to attend a Live Nation Canada concert? Be prepared to prove that you’re COVID-free. Live Nation Canada announced this week that they will soon require ticket holders to prove that they’ve been vaccinated OR have tested negative for the coronavirus in order to enter one of their concerts. Smart choice, smart choice.
Stargazers get excited, Waterton, Alberta was able to minimize its light pollution just enough to become one-half of the planet’s first and ONLY cross-border park (stretching from Alberta to Montana) to be named an avid sky gazer must-visit. The area was able to do this by replacing old lighting with fancy new view-friendly LED fixtures. And they even supplied all residents with new outdoor bulbs approved by the government. Time to plan a stargazing trip.
Universities in three Canadian provinces have landed on the prestigious ShanghaiRanking’s top 100 ranking of the world’s best universities for 2021. Those schools include the University of Toronto in 22nd place, the University of British Columbia in 42nd place, McGill University in 67th place, and McMaster University in 92nd place. If any of those schools are your alma mater, give yourself a pat on the back.
To truly end the week and weekend on a high note you’re going to want to watch the sky. The next full moon is this Sunday, August 22, and it’s a rare one that only comes around every five years. This particular moon is called the Blue Corn Moon and it’s the third of four full moons we can expect to see this season. It’ll reach its peak on Sunday morning and will be visible on Saturday night too. So be on the lookout, this one will be hard to miss!
It’s a good week to be Canadian folks. With that, we hope you all have a great weekend. Do something relaxing, have a dance party, watch the moon, whatever floats your boat. We’ll catch you back here next week for some more good news stories from across Canada