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Hailstorms, floods and ‘snowmageddon’ make Environment Canada’s top 10 weather stories of 2020

Environment Canada has released its top 10 weather stories of the year, and no part of Canada was spared. From the record “snowmageddon” in St. John’s in January to an endless hot summer in eastern Ontario and Quebec to the smoke-filled skies over Vancouver, there was no shortage of stories that affected Canadians weather-wise in 2020. […]

Woman in hijab assaulted in 2nd ‘hate-motivated’ attack in Edmonton this month

Edmonton police are investigating after a woman wearing a hijab was assaulted Tuesday at the Southgate LRT station — the second high-profile attack in seven days against Muslim women wearing headscarves. Both attacks were at Southgate Centre, at 51st Avenue and 111th Street. On Dec. 8, two women wearing hijabs were assaulted in the parking lot. Premier Jason […]

Coronavirus: 1 death, 26 cases in London-Middlesex; 1 University Hospital outbreak resolved: LHSC – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Testing – Ontario One person has died, 26 others have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 50 others have been listed as recovered, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported on Wednesday. It brings the region’s case total to 2,200, of which 1,826 have recovered and 81 have […]

Ontario Taking Action to Reduce Impaired Driving

TORONTO —The Ontario government is investing $4.8 million through the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) grant program to help police services across the province keep impaired drivers off streets and highways. 171 police services will receive funding to carry out important year-round road safety initiatives such as education campaigns and roadside spot checks.

Tight controls on COVID-19 vaccine may limit queue-jumping for the well connected

With vaccinations against COVID-19 now underway, at least one prominent individual has said he won’t jump the queue to procure a dose for himself — the CEO of the giant pharmaceutical company and vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer. “None of the executives and board members will cut the line,’” Albert Bourla recently said on CNBC’s Squawk Box. With a limited supply of doses, government officials around […]

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