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Orillia is looking for a few great swimmers. Christine Wareing, the city's local aquatic and fitness supervisor talks about a province-wide shortage of lifeguards, and what the their doing to interest more young people in the job; The pandemic wasn't all screen time and takeout. New research from the University of Guelph says some of the eating habits we developed were good ones. We find out more from David Ma, a professor with their department of human health and nutritional science; After almost 50 years the Nestle plant in Quinte West is shutting down. The nearly 200 people who work there produce food products for the restaurant and hospitality sectors. We have reaction from Jim Harrison, the Mayor of Quinte West and Ann Waller of Liuna Local 3000, which represents the Nestle employees; Our Haydn Watters visits Port Perry on Lake Scugog for a demonstration of amphibious hovercraft designed for emergency response; Jordan Press of the Canadian Press discusses how the federal parties are preparing for a possible election call; A survey from the Angus Reid Institute found that four out of five Canadians say the pandemic fundamentally altered the way they view long-term care homes. Almost half of the respondents said that they would do everything possible to avoid putting a family member in one. We have reaction from Dr. Samir Sinha, the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health and the University Health Network in Toronto.