Ontario’s top doctor urges mask wearing, warns mandate could return

Ontario’s top doctor urges mask wearing, warns mandate could return

Ontario’s top doctor fears rising COVID-19 cases and the approach of winter could further jeopardize the province’s struggling health-care system, forcing the Ford government to potentially re-implement a mandatory masking policy if the situation worsens. In an interview with Global News, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s medical officer of health, urged people to get vaccines, boosters … Read more

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

September 30 holiday in Ontario: Who gets the day off?

The second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is approaching in Canada, and while it is not a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are some things you should know about. Sept. 30 is observed in Ontario only as a federal holiday, which means provincially regulated businesses are not required to give employees the day off … Read more

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Half a million Toronto residents in apartments with no air conditioning this summer

Kiki Jones has spent the past few days taking cold showers, avoiding physical activity, keeping the blinds shut and blasting electric fans in their non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto. But despite those measures, the 31-year-old hasn’t found much relief from the intense summer heat that’s gripped the city this week. “I’ve lived in Toronto for about … Read more

Heavy rain, thunderstorms headed for Toronto

Heavy rain, thunderstorms headed for Toronto

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto and the surrounding areas ahead of potentially “significant rainfall” and accompanying thunderstorms. The rain will start falling Monday night and continue until at least Tuesday evening, the agency said in a news release. “Showers and occasional thunderstorms are expected to move across the region as … Read more

Toronto high school lockdown lifted after receiving threat

Toronto high school lockdown lifted after receiving threat

The Toronto District School Board says police are investigating a threat at a school in the city’s east end while a lockdown at the institution has been lifted. The TDSB says that all students at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, located at Guildwood Parkway and Livingston Road in Scarborough, are safe. Due to a separate threat, … Read more

Seven Muslim nations complain about senior Indian officials’ remarks about Islam

Seven Muslim nations complain about senior Indian officials’ remarks about Islam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major outrage from Muslim countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of diplomatic blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi struggling to contain the damaging fallout. At least five Arab nations … Read more

Ontario COVID news: positivity falls to multi-month low

Ontario COVID news: positivity falls to multi-month low

Ontario reported one new COVID-19 death on Monday, as test positivity continues to fall to levels seen rarely since the arrival of the Omicron variant. The Ministry of Health says the death reported today occurred more than 30 days ago. There have been 64 deaths reported in the past seven days, 368 in the past … Read more

NS mass shooting: RCMP faces scrutiny for never sending alert

NS mass shooting: RCMP faces scrutiny for never sending alert

HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting will examine this week one of the most contentious aspects of the RCMP’s handling of the tragedy: public communications. The Mounties have faced intense criticism for delaying the release of key information about the killer during his rampage, and there was confirmation last month … Read more

Three killed, 14 injured in shooting outside Tennessee nightclub

Three killed, 14 injured in shooting outside Tennessee nightclub

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting near a Tennessee nightclub early Sunday led to three deaths and 14 people suffering gunshot wounds and other injuries, police said. Fourteen people were hit by gunfire and three were hit by vehicles while trying to flee the scene, according to Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy. Two people died … Read more

Several residents displaced after fire damages townhouse complex in Mississauga

Several residents displaced after fire damages townhouse complex in Mississauga

Several people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a townhouse complex in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to 2869 Battleford Road, a three-storey multi-unit residence, just after 2 pm for a significant fire. One firefighter was injured, but no residents were hurt, officials said. They added that the fire left extensive … Read more