The top doctor who ordered some of the strictest COVID-19 measures in Ontario shares why

TORONTO — As the medical officer of health for a region in Ontario hard-hit by the pandemic, Dr. Lawrence Loh has spent more than a year making difficult decisions and enacting strict measures in a quest to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Region of Peel in Ontario has faced a punishing third wave with … Read more

Canada’s blackout of Israel’s crimes against humanity | Crimes Against Humanity

Sometimes, it requires a little patience to reveal the truth. Here is the truth: Canada’s political and media establishment employs an ingrained modus operandi not only to shield their coddled confederate in the Middle East, Israel, from the censure it has so blatantly earned, but to allow powerful politicians and news organisations to lie about … Read more

Coronavirus: Ottawa-designed vaccine system gains praise in N.S., company says it wasn’t approached by Ontario

TORONTO — An Ottawa-designed immunization booking system is gaining praise in Nova Scotia for its simplicity and effectiveness compared to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in other provinces. CANImmunize, the company behind the site, caught the attention of N.S. public health authorities in September, after it created a clinic management system for a flu vaccine campaign … Read more

Bombardier sees profit jump as wealthy travelers return to flying

By Ankit Ajmera and Allison Lampert Reuters Posted May 6, 2021 9:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s Bombardier reported a 43 per cent increase in quarterly adjusted profit on Thursday, helped by a recovery in business aviation, as rising COVID-19 vaccinations encourage wealthy travelers … Read more

Royal Family wishes Archie a happy birthday as he turns 2 years old

Members of the Royal Family have wished Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a happy birthday as he turns 2 years old. Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne but does not have an official royal title, has lived in California with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex … Read more

What happened to… the Quebec mosque shooting – Toronto

On this episode of the Global News podcast What happened to…?, journalist Erica Vella revisits the Quebec City mosque shooting. Aymen Derbali knew he would be late for evening prayers, but he decided to go anyway. He left his home in Sainte Foy, Que., on Jan. 29, 2017. Story continues below advertisement “I put on … Read more

5 things to know on for Thursday, May 6, 2021: COVID-19 aid for India, Pfizer approval for youth, food bans in schools

TORONTO — Canada has now administered at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 42.43 per cent of the country’s eligible population. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day. 1. Aid for India: Canada is sending as many as 25,000 vials of the antiviral remdesivir and up to 350 ventilators … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: More groups eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments today; Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity from COVID-19, experts say

KEY FACTS 6:21 a.m.: People aged 50+ across Ontario are among a number of new groups who can book a vaccine appointment starting today The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Thursday. Web links to longer stories if available. 7:06 a.m. It’s been almost a year since a visibly upset Premier Doug … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada may find it challenging to reach herd immunity, experts say

Herd immunity may not be reached in Canada but a return to life similar to that before COVID-19 is possible through immunization, experts say. Such immunity is achieved when enough people are immune to a virus, either through vaccinations or natural infections or a combination of both. Prof. Paul Tupper of Simon Fraser University’s mathematics … Read more

Before COVID-19 hit CSIS, intelligence officer fought for mandatory masking but was rejected

Gary Vos Smith thought he was proposing a sensible precaution against the spread of COVID-19 when he began advocating for mandatory masking at Canadian intelligence headquarters. As an intelligence officer who manages three teams at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in Ottawa, he reasoned that requiring masks would keep everyone safe and ease anxieties. He … Read more