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

After 25 years in Canada, this Toronto man is being deported to Bangladesh this week — and separated from his son and grandkids

When Mohammad Mahfuz Alam fled Bangladesh and a repressive regime in 1996 to seek political asylum in Canada, he had to leave his family behind. It was his hope that, one day, his wife and two children would join him here. Though his refugee claim was later refused, he would end up spending the past … Read more

‘I didn’t think I was gonna make it’: Man who shot two Métis hunters tells court he was rushing to save his father and brother

EDMONTON—The man who would shoot two Métis hunters dead at a dark intersection in rural Alberta was rushing to the scene when he heard over a phone call the smashing of a window and his younger brother screaming “don’t kill my dad,” a courtroom heard Wednesday. Anthony Bilodeau, 33, and his father Roger Bilodeau, 58, … Read more

Canadian abuse charity cuts ties with Q107 host John Derringer

A Canadian charity that focuses on abuse awareness has cut ties with Q107 morning man John Derringer after his former co-hosts complained of years of verbal abuse. The annual fundraising campaign by Derringer and his show brought in more than $400,000 last year, the charity says. “We are in shock,” said Ellen Campbell, the founder … Read more

Saskatchewan signs $32M long-term care agreement with Ottawa

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan and the federal government have reached a $32-million agreement to support long-term care, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday during a visit to the province. “As we recover from this pandemic, we must all continue to work together to improve care for our seniors,” Trudeau said at St. Ann’s Senior Citizens’ Village … 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

Victoria, BC airport shut due to passenger’s package ‘that resembled an incendiary device’

VICTORIA—All remaining flights in and out of the international airport for British Columbia’s capital city were canceled Tuesday as RCMP investigated a suspicious package. A passenger brought a package to the Victoria International Airport that was flagged as suspicious by airport staff and referred to police, Cpl. Andy Sanchez of the RCMP revealed Tuesday evening, … Read more

Canada has 15 confirmed cases of monkeypox, what you need to know

10 more cases of monkeypox were confirmed in Quebec Tuesday, bringing Canada’s total case count to 15. It was only the week before that the province reported its first case of the virus. The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, said in a statement Tuesday that Canada can expect more cases to be confirmed in … Read more

Alpha-gal causing ticks are in Canada: ‘I felt like I was going to die’

Doris Fox was 34 when she first went into anaphylactic shock. She was returning home from lunch with her daughter when the abdominal cramps and severe diarrhea kicked in; moments later, her heart pounded off-kilter and she struggled to breathe. Rushed to the emergency room, none of the doctors knew what caused the reaction. They … 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