Day: January 30, 2021

Fire destroys 147-year-old church in Lax Kw’alaams First Nation on B.C.’s North Coast

A fire has destroyed a 147-year-old church in a remote Indigenous community outside of Prince Rupert, B.C., early Saturday morning.  Dawn Roberts, director in charge of B.C. RCMP communications, said emergency services were called shortly after 5:30 a.m. to the Grace United Church in the Lax Kw’alaams First Nations community on B.C.’s North Coast. Roberts said the […]

Active covid19 cases down to 261

News Janelle De Souza 6 Hrs Ago File photo THE Health Ministry has said nine more people have tested positive for covid19. However, there has been a decrease in the number of active cases to 261. In its 4 pm release on Saturday, the ministry said the total number of recorded covid19 cases is now […]

Headstone of former Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King defaced in Toronto

The granite headstone at the grave of former Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in Toronto has been defaced. Toronto police are investigating and said the offence is considered to be mischief over $5,000. No one has yet been arrested for the vandalism that was first discovered on Jan. 3 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. King’s name was […]

Coronavirus: Ontario’s top doctors ask government to reopen schools before other sectors

Ontario’s regional public health officials are asking the government to prioritize opening schools before lifting other public health restrictions aimed at reducing high levels COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations across the province. The chair of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health wrote to the provincial health and education ministers asking for deployment of extra […]

Strategists say Erin O’Toole must weigh if Jason Kenney is an asset or a liability

Last March, Peter MacKay was the clear front-runner in the race to lead the Conservative Party of Canada — the former Conservative cabinet minister led in polling and was racking up endorsements. But Alberta Premier Jason Kenney broke with the majority on the right, endorsing MacKay’s chief rival Erin O’Toole, calling him “true blue” — a leader who, in Kenney’s view, […]

Coronavirus: 30 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London; 1 death and 12 cases in Elgin Oxford – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Thirty more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported on Saturday. The region’s pandemic case tally now stands at 5,642, of which 3,787 […]

Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito loses everything in fire, including Olympic medals

Tragedy struck the lives of Canadian diver Meaghan Benfeito and her partner, football player Alexandre Dupuis, as the condo they shared together in Mirabel, Que., burned to the ground after a fire broke out in their building on Thursday night. The 31-year-old Montreal native was home alone when the blaze started, but she was able to quickly escape to safety. Unfortunately, her belongings […]

Tamana man shot dead, 2 wounded

News Jensen La Vende 2 Minutes Ago Stock photo A 25-year-old Tamana man was killed on Friday night, and two of his relatives injured, when a gunman opened fire on them as they were liming.According to police, at about 7 pm, Shaquille Joseph of Carmichael Village Street, Tamana was at the roadside when a white […]

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