Potential Omicron spike has experts cautiously optimistic

Potential Omicron spike has experts cautiously optimistic

Canada’s top doctor says the latest wave of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant may have peaked. But while the modeling looks encouraging, experts say the news should be interpreted with cautious optimism. Chief Medical Officer Dr Theresa Tam told reporters on Friday there were “early indications that infections may have peaked nationally” based on … Read more

Indo-Canadian group in Manitoba seeks relatives of frozen family

Indo-Canadian group in Manitoba seeks relatives of frozen family

Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press Posted Saturday, January 22, 2022 2:43 PM EST Last updated Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:43 PM EST The president of the India Association of Manitoba says he hopes the RCMP and the Indian Consulate General can identify four bodies found in southern Manitoba near the US border. Ramandeep Grewal … Read more

Ottawa Weather: End of extreme cold conditions in Ottawa on Saturday

Ottawa Weather: End of extreme cold conditions in Ottawa on Saturday

The extreme cold warning that gripped the capital for three days is officially over. Environment Canada lifted the extreme cold warning just before noon on Saturday, but below normal temperatures will hover over the capital throughout the weekend. The temperature dropped to -29C by 8am, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 39. … Read more

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

OC Transpo and Rideau Transit Maintenance say the extended period of very cold temperatures impacted power on the Confederation Line on Saturday morning, causing five trains to stop and service to the east to close. The transit service reported “local power issues” along the Confederation Line, with service interrupted between Blair and Hurdman stations just … Read more

Ontario Reports Over 4,000 Coronavirus Hospitalizations, 47 More Deaths

Ontario Reports Over 4,000 Coronavirus Hospitalizations, 47 More Deaths

Ontario has reported more than 4,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations today and another 47 virus-related deaths, including one youth under the age of 19. There are currently 4,026 patients with the virus in Ontario hospitals, up from 4,114 hospitalizations yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health. Of the latest hospitalizations, Health Minister Christine Elliott said 56% had … Read more

Man dies after shooting in Toronto; homicide unit investigation

Man dies after shooting in Toronto;  homicide unit investigation

Toronto police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year, a 19-year-old who was shot in the parking lot of a North York fast food restaurant. On Saturday around 12:40 p.m., Toronto police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Ingram Drive at Keele Street. A man was found … Read more

Man shot multiple times in second scene of gunfire during violent night in Montreal

Man shot multiple times in second scene of gunfire during violent night in Montreal

MONTREAL — Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating a second shooting overnight that left a young man in hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Police responded to a 911 call at 2:20 a.m. Saturday after gunshots rang out at the intersection of Brussels Avenue and Monselet Street in Montreal North. When officers arrived at the scene, they … Read more

COVID-19 testing at Brewer Park Arena moves to do-it-yourself testing system

COVID-19 testing at Brewer Park Arena moves to do-it-yourself testing system

Brewer Park Arena’s Adult COVID-19 Assessment Center is moving to a do-it-yourself testing model. From Monday, the assessment center will distribute and collect do-it-yourself test kits, instead of carrying out tests in person. “The DIY model reduces interactions to keep assessment center staff and patients safe during the current wave of COVID-19,” the Ottawa COVID-19 … Read more

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

O-Train out of service in Ottawa’s east end due to cold temperatures affecting train power

OC Transpo and Rideau Transit Maintenance say the extended period of very cold temperatures impacted power on the Confederation Line on Saturday morning, causing five trains to stop and service to the east to close. The transit service reported “local power issues” along the Confederation Line, with service interrupted between Blair and Hurdman stations just … Read more

Toronto police are investigating the city’s 9th homicide of 2022

Toronto police are investigating the city’s 9th homicide of 2022

Toronto police are investigating the city’s ninth homicide of the year, a 19-year-old who was shot in the parking lot of a North York fast food restaurant. On Saturday around 12:40 p.m., Toronto police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Ingram Drive at Keele Street. A man was found … Read more