Day: January 30, 2022

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday

The latest: COVID-19 hospitalizations are ticking down in Canada’s two most populous provinces, which are easing some restrictions as of Monday. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario has steadily declined from 4,016 on Wednesday to 3,019 on Sunday, amounting to a drop of 997 patients over four days. The province reported that 587 patients were in […]

Woman assaulted by husband awarded $800K in civil lawsuit. He received an absolute discharge in criminal case

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse. A B.C. woman has been awarded $800,000 in damages after filing a lawsuit against her husband for assaulting her in 2018. The financial award for the 43-year-old woman came in a decision by a judge in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in November 2021 after her husband, 48, pleaded guilty to assault […]

‘We’re here to stay’: Quebecers who fought to get Muslim cemeteries built say they’re a sign of progress

Standing in front of the gates of the Quebec City Muslim Cemetery, Boufeldja Benabdallah reflects on the more than two decades he spent trying to establish a local burial ground for his community. “It was 22 years of fighting, research and meetings,” he said. “People were burying their loved ones at the Muslim cemetery in Montreal.”  Benabdallah, who is the cemetery […]

People say they want COVID-19 to become ‘endemic.’ But what does that really mean?

As Canadians grow increasingly weary after two years of COVID-19, many people are tossing around the term “endemic” as an expression of hope that we’re moving into a stage where we pull back public health restrictions and live with the virus.    “The word ‘endemic’ has become one of the most misused of the pandemic. And many […]

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