Canadian study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19 infection

An extensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals found links between the severity of their infections and the levels of common air pollutants they experience. “This adds to existing evidence that air pollution is a silent killer,” said Chen Chen, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of California and lead author of … Read more

Two men wanted after woman stabbed multiple times in Toronto

Toronto police are looking for two suspects after a woman was stabbed multiple times early Saturday morning. Officers responded to an assault call in the Grenoble Drive and Deauville Lane area at around 2:30 am A man and woman were riding their bicycles when a vehicle approached them. A man exited the vehicle and chased … Read more

Two men wanted after stabbing at Broadview Subway station

Toronto police are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted in a stabbing at Broadview Subway station on Friday. Officers responded to a stabbing at the station, at Broadview and Danforth avenues, shortly before 4 p.m. Police said two men attacked a man and another man intervened. One of the attackers produced … Read more

Record number of children visiting Hamilton hospital resulting in longer wait times

A record number of children have been visiting the emergency room at a Hamilton hospital in the past week, resulting in longer than normal wait times. McMaster Children’s Hospital says a record 230-plus children came to its emergency department on May 16 alone, and pediatric visits have been averaging at about 190 a day in … Read more

Man charged after young girl spat at, mother assaulted downtown: police

Toronto police have made an arrest after a young girl was allegedly spat at by a man downtown on Sunday. Police said they responded to an assault in the area of ​​Yonge and Gould streets at around 1:10 am A man allegedly approached a 10-year-old girl who was with her mother, spat at the girl … Read more

‘Never have I been so ashamed’: Russian diplomat quits over invasion

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A veteran Russian diplomat to the UN Office at Geneva says he handed in his resignation before sending out a scathing letter to foreign colleagues inveighing against the “aggressive war unleashed” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning after … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Monday, May 23, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:50 p.m.: Four photographs of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at a Downing Street gathering when the UK was under lockdown have emerged just as his government braces for … Read more

Taliban begins enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors in Afghanistan

Rahim Faiez, The Associated Press Published Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:38AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:38AM EDT ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift … Read more

Shootings, stabbing, fireworks fights occur at popular Toronto beach: police

Police are investigating three separate violence incidents as well as a number of instances of people discharging fireworks at each other and at police in the Woodbine Beach area on Sunday night, and are taking extra precautions as a park nearby is set to host a fireworks display on Monday. Video posted to social media … Read more

Police identify man shot dead behind wheel of car in Pickering, Ont.

Investigators have identified a 20-year-old man found shot to death inside a car in Pickering, Ont. late last week. Emergency crews were initially called to the area of ​​Taunton Road and Concession Road 4 on May 19 after receiving a report of a single-vehicle collision. The driver, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, … Read more