Ontario reporting 1,345 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 165 people in ICU

Ontario is reporting 165 people in ICU due to COVID-19 and 1,345 in hospital overall testing positive for COVID-19, according to its latest report released Tuesday morning. Of the people hospitalized, 38.5 per cent were admitted for COVID-19 and 61.5 per cent were admitted for other reasons but have since tested positive. For the ICU … Read more

Sioux Lookout plane crash killed fugitive wanted for murder in Thailand

The flight of a fugitive named as Canada’s second most wanted — on the run after the murder of a gangster in Thailand — ended when a small plane crashed in remote northwestern Ontario last weekend. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) confirmed in a press release Tuesday that 36-year-old Gene … Read more

Ontario’s COVID ICU cases continue to creep higher

Ontario is reporting 207 people in ICU due to COVID-19 and 1,626 in hospital overall testing positive for COVID-19, according to its latest report released Thursday morning. Of the people hospitalized, 45 per cent were admitted for COVID-19 and 55 per cent were admitted for other reasons but have since tested positive. For the ICU … Read more

COVID-19 Ontario: Hospitalizations reach 1,486, ICU admissions increase to 206

Hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 in Ontario have increased to 1,486 as the number of patients in the ICU with the virus grows to 206. Tuesday’s report marks the highest number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 since February 15 when 1,550 were receiving care. Of the patients currently in hospital, 954 are fully vaccinated, 193 … Read more

Toronto subway: Woman charged with attempted murder

Toronto police say they have arrested and charged a suspect with attempted murder after a woman was pushed onto the tracks at a subway station Sunday evening. Police said officers responded to a call about the incident, which took place at Yonge and Bloor Subway Station, at around 9:03 pm on Sunday. When emergency crews … Read more

Snow in Toronto: Southern Ontario getting spring storm

A spring storm hitting southern Ontario, which is expected to bring up to eight centimeters of snow by Tuesday, is causing messy conditions on the roads. Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory on Monday for most of southern Ontario. The Greater Toronto Area is expected to receive between four and eight centimeters of … Read more

Suspect wanted after woman pushed onto Toronto subway tracks

A suspect who allegedly pushed a woman onto the tracks at a Toronto subway station Sunday evening is now wanted on an attempted murder charge, police say. The incident happened at Yonge Station just after 9 pm When emergency crews arrived, they found the victim conscious and breathing, police said. She was rushed to a … Read more

Ukraine war: Canadians help archive digital history

What may sound like a simple act — scanning and downloading content from websites — is playing an important role in the effort to preserve Ukraine’s history and heritage. Canadians are among those involved in a global mission to preserve digital content and data from Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions, under threat by Russian President Vladimir … Read more

Hit-and-run victim in Toronto’s Fashion District dies in hospital: police

A 30-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle in downtown Toronto in an alleged hit-and-run has died in hospital, police say. The crash occurred early Thursday morning at approximately 3:15 am near Spadina Avenue and King Street West in the city’s Fashion District. At that time, police said a vehicle driving at a high … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth following cancer diagnosis

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. In a statement released by Sportsnet, Martinez said Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics would be his last for “a little while” as he begins weeks of cancer treatment. Martinez, 73, said he hoped to rejoin … Read more