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Dr. Bonnie Henry ‘taken aback’ by fierce RCMP union criticism of her comments on police reform

B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer is diplomatically standing her ground amid fierce RCMP union criticism of comments she made on police reform. In a Thursday news conference, Dr. Bonnie Henry says she  “was taken aback by the misinterpretation” of a presentation to a special B.C. legislative committee on Monday. “There was absolutely no criticism at all of anything […]

Coronavirus: 8 new cases in London-Middlesex as region eyes possible move out of red-control – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported on Thursday. The region’s pandemic case tally stands at 6,133, of which 5,869 have resolved, […]

Body of newborn baby found in basement, man and woman charged, police say

A 34-year-old man and 24-year-old woman have been charged after the body of a newborn baby, police say, was found buried in the basement of a home in the central lower city. Det.-Sgt. Jim Callender told reporters on Thursday afternoon that officers and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service found the infant’s body at roughly 5 p.m. “This is a tragic scenario that’s […]

Details on COVID-19 vaccinations for those 80-plus coming next week: MLHU – London

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the London, Ont., region is set to expand once again, this time to all residents age 80 and over. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chris Mackie says the Middlesex-London Health Unit anticipates “being able to move into the over-80 crowd sometime mid-March.” “Maybe sort of early-mid-March rather than later-mid-March,” he […]

Feds get another month to reform assisted-dying law as bill stalls in the Commons

The federal government was granted one more month today to expand access to medical assistance in dying even as its efforts to do so stalled in the House of Commons. Quebec Superior Court Justice Martin Sheehan agreed to give the government a fourth extension — until March 26 — to bring the law into compliance with a 2019 court ruling. […]

Seven new covid19 cases detected

News Paula Lindo 6 Minutes Ago Photo courtesy CDC. Seven new cases of covid19 have been detected from samples taken between February 22 and 24. Of these, one is a recently repatriated person. The Health Ministry’s daily update on Thursday said there are 122 active cases, two more than Wednesday’s figure of 120. Since March […]

Federal Conservatives call for suspension of hotel quarantine policy following reports of sexual assault

Some Conservative MPs are asking the federal government to suspend the mandatory hotel quarantine policy in the wake of two reports of sexual violence. Montreal police have arrested a Windsor, Ont. man alleged to have assaulted a woman at a quarantine hotel in Dorval, Que. The woman in question told La Presse that a fellow traveller forced his […]

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