Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake back on duty, won’t face discipline – National

A white policeman cleared of criminal wrongdoing after shooting an African-American man in the back last August in Kenosha, Wisconsin, igniting deadly protests that helped stoke a summer of U.S. racial tensions, has been returned to duty. Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said in a statement posted on Tuesday that officer Rusten Sheskey was back … Read more

Doctors’ message for anyone worried by blood clot news: ‘They’re good vaccines’

TORONTO — In the wake of the first reported blood clot in Canada linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, many doctors are emphasizing that undergoing the risk of an exceedingly rare adverse response to a vaccine is far more safe than risking contracting COVID-19 during Canada’s devastating third wave. “The vast majority of people that get … Read more

‘It’s truly a miracle’: 16-year-old blind, deaf dog survives 9 days lost in Surrey

The owner of an elderly dog, who is almost completely blind and deaf, said it’s a “miracle” she survived by herself for nine days after going missing from her Surrey, B.C., home. Sherri Storoshenko has had her dog Sheba, a Labrador and pit bull mix, for her whole adult life. “She’s quite the character. She’s … Read more

B.C. COVID-19: Premier John Horgan says more travel restrictions still on the table

VICTORIA — B.C. Premier John Horgan says he’s open to the idea of travel restrictions if public health deems them necessary, and his cabinet will discuss the issue when it meets on Wednesday. The premier’s willingness to add travel restrictions comes as the province continues to battle high COVID-19 case numbers, and as a set … Read more

W. Galen Weston, ‘a giant of Canadian business’ and patriarch of Loblaw food and retail empire, dies at 80

As a young father, W. Galen Weston would take his children to grocery stores on Saturday mornings, pushing them up and down the aisles in a shopping cart so they could feel the rhythm of the family business and spend time with the people who worked and shopped there. “My father understood that people were … Read more

Longshoremen at Port of Montreal set to strike – Montreal

Delays in the delivery of products to your front door could be inevitable as 1,150 longshoremen (dockworkers) at the Port of Montreal go on a partial strike. The employees are refusing to work on weekends as well as work overtime. The labour dispute, which has lasted more than two years, largely revolves around work schedules … Read more

Coronavirus: Littered masks and gloves are harming and even killing animals

TORONTO — Discarded masks and medical gloves have littered the streets since the outset of the pandemic, and it wasn’t long before they claimed their first victim: a robin in British Columbia that became entangled in a mask. That bird’s death in April 2020 is the first of many chronicled in new research in in … Read more