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TOP CLICKS: The week that was in viral stories

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Whether it’s local news, provincial and national politics, or the worlds of celebrity and sports, we have you covered.

Some stories set the world on fire. And these ones are the most popular online stories from the past seven days, clicked on by Sun readers like you.

Here are our top stories:

Forecast calls for some winter-like weather in the GTA

Every year, we get a preview as to when we can expect the first signs of winter and for 2021, it was this past week.

Some areas of southern Ontario experienced lake effect snow and cooler temperatures, with the first winter weather travel advisories already issued.

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Residents can expect a mixed bag of blah throughout the month of November until things become “consistently colder” as we head into December.

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Anyone else reliving the Compton Clovers’ killer routine from Bring It On ? No? Just us? Brrrr. It is cold in here.

Ireland Baldwin’s bloody Halloween costume drew ire on social media with many calling the outfit “tone deaf.” (Ireland Baldwin / Instagram)
Ireland Baldwin’s bloody Halloween costume drew ire on social media with many calling the outfit “tone deaf.” (Ireland Baldwin / Instagram) Photo by instagram.com/irelandbasingerbaldwin

Ireland Baldwin slammed for gruesome Halloween costume

Alec Baldwin’s daughter was under fire after she bloodied herself up on Oct. 31. Some saw it as a sign of major disrespect, considering the accidental shooting death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Baldwin had happened only 10 days prior. Others chalked it up to what it was: a last-minute, cobbled-together Halloween costume.

During those 10 days, Ireland vowed to take an Instagram break after getting into it with conservative talk show host Candace Owens. Perhaps her hiatus should have been longer.

A Pegasus airplane prepares to land. (Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pegasus airplane prepares to land. (Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images) Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP /Getty Images

Fully vaccinated plane passenger found dead from coronavirus

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Because those travelling to Germany must reveal their COVID status by providing a negative test result or proof of immunity, it was assumed a passenger who flew into the country from Turkey was fully vaccinated.

But when the flight arrived in Hamburg, the passenger was found dead in his seat. Forensics determined the man tested positive for COVID, though the official cause of death was unclear.

FILE PHOTO: Steven Guilbeault is sworn in as the Environment and Climate Change during the presentation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 26, 2021. (Blair Gable/Toronto Sun)
FILE PHOTO: Steven Guilbeault is sworn in as the Environment and Climate Change during the presentation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 26, 2021. (Blair Gable/Toronto Sun) Photo by Blair Gable /Toronto Sun

LILLEY: Elites running Canada seem to hate what this country is

It’s been on Brian Lilley’s mind for a while now, but he finally put it on paper (or on screen, depending on how you’re reading this). He believes much of Canada’s woke ruling class does not like who we are as a country.

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What does he want in the long run? Better leadership who look at Canada and want it to be better.

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The Canadian flag flies at half-mast over the Peace tower and Parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
The Canadian flag flies at half-mast over the Peace tower and Parliament buildings Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Photo by Adrian Wyld /THE CANADIAN PRESS

HONOURABLE MENTION : This week’s fifth-place finisher comes from the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Erin O’Toole called on the Prime Minister to raise flags before Remembrance Week.

The national flag has been flying at half-mast for five months to recognize our country’s tragic history of residential schools and the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.

O’Toole said he understands the grief remains but believes Canadians also have pride in their country and want to see the flag raised before we get to the week marking Remembrance Day.

After consulting with Indigenous groups, the Trudeau government has announced the flag will be hoisted at sunset Sunday in time for Remembrance Day.

The flag will also be lowered again at sunrise on Monday to mark Indigenous Veterans Day and raised again that evening at sunset.

The flag will then fly at half-mast again on Thursday, Nov. 11 — the day it is traditionally lowered to honour Canada’s veterans and war dead.

dwilford@postmedia.com

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