Coronavirus news and updates for Friday, May 27, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Friday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 7:20 a.m. A Toronto physician has vaccinated hundreds of children under five — some as young as six months old — against COVID-19, despite the vaccine not being authorized … Read more

Prices, competition heating up in Toronto’s rental market again

Em Dial filled out application after application during her recent search for a rental home. The now 27-year-old Toronto resident had a budget of $1,300 a month, was open to living with roommates or squeezing into a studio, and figured she might land in a basement unit. Dial trekked out to eight or nine showings, … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 7:38 a.m. Several years ago in Hamilton, a number of city workers were fired for alleged time theft and in some cases, alleged asphalt theft. You probably remember. It … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Tuesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 6:15 a.m.: An extensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals has found links between the severity of their infections and the levels of common air pollutants … Read more

As the pandemic slows so does Toronto city hall

The big number Nine The number of “potentially preventable” collisions within the last three years needed to satisfy City of Toronto criteria for installing an all-way stop sign at an intersection. At a glance, an intersection near Toronto’s eastern waterfront seems like a flat-out obvious place to install traffic lights or stop signs. A no-brainer. … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Monday, May 23, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Monday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 1:50 p.m.: Four photographs of Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at a Downing Street gathering when the UK was under lockdown have emerged just as his government braces for … Read more

Damage is ‘simply beyond comprehension’ as Ontario cleans up after deadly storm

Power has been restored to most homes that lost service in Toronto, but many homes in other parts of the province remain in the dark two days after a powerful storm ripped through southern Ontario on Saturday. Toronto Hydro said about 4,000 customers remained without power as of midday Monday, but that its repair crews … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Sunday, May 22, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:30 a.m. A US based scientific group, aimed at sharing tips and strategies on monitoring wastewater for signs of the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic has ballooned to more than 1,300 … Read more

Star readers captured the moments during and after Saturday’s storm. Here are your photos

A significant cleanup effort continued across Ontario and Quebec Sunday after an aggressive thunderstorm barreled through the region the day before, leaving at least seven dead and thousands without power. Environment Canada meteorologist Daniel Liota told the Star on Saturday that the massive storm had wind speeds equivalent to a low-grade tornado, prompting the agency … Read more

It’s sake time: Five places to enjoy some!

Food writer Nancy Matsumoto’s fascination with sake began a decade ago when she was writing about sake culture in New York City. “Sake is the 2,000-year-old ancient beverage of Japan, made by fermenting rice with water, yeast and a fungus called koji kin,” she explains. “People don’t realize how good craft sake is today, and … Read more