Coronavirus news and updates for Monday, May 23, 2022

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

South Korea could be getting a floating city — a concept that could work in Toronto, company says

South Korea could be getting a floating city — a concept that could work in Toronto, company says

A United Nations group and a large New York-based biotech company are among the players joining forces to build what could become the world’s first floating city adaptable to rising sea levels. Called Oceanix Busan, it’s named after the large coastal city in South Korea that the yet-to-be built project is slated for. The project … Read more

Most of Peterborough city and county still without power Monday

Most of Peterborough city and county still without power Monday

Most people living in Peterborough city and county woke up Victoria Day to a third day without power. A sudden storm with rain and winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour tore through Ontario Saturday, causing widespread damage. Three people in the Peterborough area were killed by falling trees. The city issued an update … Read more

At least nine dead after severe thunderstorm tears through Ontario

In one afternoon, a thunderstorm comparable in ferocity to a tornado made its way from Sarnia through Quebec and into Maine Saturday, along the way killing at least nine people, tearing up the earth and demolishing electrical infrastructure. The full scale of damage was still being calculated Sunday with additional deaths being reported into the … Read more

Republicans channel unapologetic trashiness of reality TV

WASHINGTON—At her 224th — and last — briefing as White House press secretary just over a week ago, Jen Psaki had some farewell messages. “People always ask me — and I’m sure you guys get asked this too — about whether Washington is rotten; you know, whether everybody is corrupt here,” she said. “And I, … Read more

Updated: Three dead after storm in Peterborough County and surrounding area

The Peterborough County OPP are investigating after a woman was struck by a tree in North Kawartha Township. This came after a major windstorm swept across the province Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to a home on Highway 28 at about 6 pm Saturday. A 64-year-old woman from Cornwall was pronounced deceased at the … Read more

Severe thunderstorm watch for Peterborough and area

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area, calling the situation “potentially life threatening.” Saturday afternoon could see the storm hit the city and county, Lindsay and the City of Kawartha Lakes as well as other parts of central Ontario. “This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” the weather agency states. … Read more

Severe thunderstorm brings nickel-sized hail, 130 km/h winds and over 55,000 power outages

WATERLOO REGION — A severe thunderstorm producing nickel sized-hail and wind gusts up to 130 km/h ripped through Waterloo Region early Saturday afternoon. At its peak, at least 55,000 people were experiencing power outages across the region as a result of the storm — about 21,000 with Kitchener Wilmot Hydro and 37,000 with Energy+ Hydro. … Read more

‘This is unbelievable’: Intense thunderstorm rolls through Toronto

Sunny skies darkened in the blink of an eye. A severe thunderstorm with “almost hurricane force winds,” according to one meteorologist, materialized out of nowhere Saturday afternoon, down hydro linescutting power and smashing up houses across Ontario. “Wow, this is unbelievable,” said Weather Network meteorologist Mark Robinson in a video dispatch during the storm. Robinson … Read more

String of driveway carjackings a gunpoint ‘spree,’ Toronto police say

Three Toronto residents had their cars stolen from them at gunpoint while standing in their own driveways during early evening hours Wednesday, leading police to seek public help in what they’re calling a carjacking “spree”. The unsolved robberies all occurred in the northern part of the city near Sheppard Avenue East, in a stretch from … Read more