Canada’s hospital emergency rooms bear brunt of ‘perfect storm’

Canada’s hospital emergency rooms bear brunt of ‘perfect storm’

TORONTO, July 3 (Reuters) — Health authorities across Canada have cut the hours of hospital emergency departments and urgent care clinics in recent weeks, a move that in some cases may extend through the summer, due to a surge in patients and staff shortages. The situation, clinicians say, is tied to a resurgence of viral … Read more

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press Published Saturday, July 2, 2022 11:04AM EDT The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the US with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last … Read more

Two dead, four others injured in pair of crashes in Peel Region

Two dead, four others injured in pair of crashes in Peel Region

Two people died and four others including a nine-month-old baby were injured in a pair of crashes that occurred two hours apart in Peel Region overnight. Peel Regional Police say they were first called to Derry Road and Ninth Line in Mississauga at 10:38 pm Saturday for a two vehicle collision. They arrived to find … Read more

Toronto library may launch CO2 lending program in mid-July

Toronto library may launch CO2 lending program in mid-July

Toronto residents may soon be able to rent out a carbon dioxide (CO2) monitor at the public library as part of the city’s pandemic response. In April, the City of Peterborough became the first municipality in North America to facilitate such a program—lending out CO2 monitors to residents for a week at a time so … Read more

Pedestrian killed in Toronto collision identified

Pedestrian killed in Toronto collision identified

The pedestrian who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver in downtown Toronto on Canada Day has been identified by his family, remembering him as someone with a great sense of humor and a “huge heart.” Twenty-six-year-old Gregory Girgis was one of two pedestrians hit during a multi-vehicle collision at Wellington Street and … Read more

This man arrived from Calgary 16 days ago. He is still looking for his bags at Toronto Pearson airport

This man arrived from Calgary 16 days ago.  He is still looking for his bags at Toronto Pearson airport

As unclaimed luggage continues to pile up at Pearson International Airport, one local resident has been looking for his bags for 16 days after arriving in Toronto. The man who identified himself as Dean told CP24 Saturday afternoon that he flew from Calgary on a direct flight, landing around 12:30 am on June 17. He … Read more

Man charged with impaired driving after fatal crash in Toronto

Man charged with impaired driving after fatal crash in Toronto

A 26-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed, and several others were injured in a downtown collision Friday night. At around 11:45 pm, emergency crews responded to the intersection of Wellington Street and University Avenue for reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving pedestrians. Police said a 26-year-old man … Read more

Dog left in vehicle at Mississauga’s Square One mall

Dog left in vehicle at Mississauga’s Square One mall

Animal control is investigating after a dog was left inside a locked vehicle in a mall parking lot in Mississauga on Canada Day. Peel Regional Police said they received a call about a dog left inside a vehicle at Square One Shopping Centre, in the area of ​​City Center Drive near Duke of York Boulevard, … Read more

‘Every dollar counts’: Ontario gas tax cut brings some relief amid record prices

‘Every dollar counts’: Ontario gas tax cut brings some relief amid record prices

Jordan Omstead, The Canadian Press Published Friday, July 1, 2022 3:25PM EDT Last Updated Friday, July 1, 2022 3:25PM EDT TORONTO – Ontario drivers experienced some relief from record-setting prices at the pump on Friday as the province’s gas tax cut came into effect. The Ontario government cut the gas tax by 5.7 cents per … Read more

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers’ reservation and fee

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers’ reservation and fee

ROME (AP) — Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals. Venice officials on Friday unveiled new … Read more