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

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

Dispute between neighbors escalated into car vandalism, stabbing in Toronto

A man is in serious condition in hospital and another man is in police custody after an argument between members of two households escalated into an early-morning stabbing in Scarborough. toronto police said they were called to Port Royal Trail and Ashcott Street, south of Steeles Avenue East between Brimley Road and Midland Avenue, at … Read more