Month: January 2021

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 […]

Alberta will begin easing COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, gyms Feb. 8, premier says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province will begin loosening up its health measures on Feb. 8 as part of a new “path forward for easing COVID-19 health restrictions, with clear benchmarks for hospitalizations.” A detailed plan for gradually reopening businesses in the province was outlined by the premier, under which decreasing hospitalization numbers will trigger new levels of […]

Judge’s ruling on Quebec’s Civil Code hailed as victory for trans, non-binary people

A Quebec Superior Court judge is forcing the province to reword several sections of the Civil Code of Quebec because they discriminate against trans and non-binary people. In a landmark decision, Justice Gregory Moore invalidated several articles of the Civil Code, including the one that prevents a person from changing the sex listed on their act of birth […]

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