Collision in Etobicoke leaves pedestrian seriously injured: ambulance personnel

Toronto police respond to a collision in north Etobicoke Friday night that seriously injured a pedestrian. It happened at the intersection of Rexdale Boulevard and Queen’s Plate Drive, police said in a tweet published just before 7 p.m. Officers at the scene said they found a female pedestrian with injuries. Toronto Paramedic Services told CP24 … Read more

Health officials confirm case of COVID-19 in unvaccinated child as first case of Omicron in York area

York Region has confirmed its first positive case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in a child who recently traveled to southern Africa, according to the region’s top doctors. dr. Barry Pakes, a health official for the York area, told CTV News Barrie that a child under 12 tested positive after traveling to southern Africa with … Read more

Three Toronto residents test positive for Omicron COVID-19 variant

Toronto on Friday reported the first three cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of known cases in Ontario to 11. In a press release, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said two out of three residents who tested positive for the variant of care (B.1.1.529) had returned from a trip to Nigeria, while … Read more

TPH recommends firing students from North York school after COVID-19 investigation

An investigation into the transmission of COVID-19 at a North York school has prompted health officials to recommend the temporary layoff of students starting next week. On Friday evening, Toronto Public Health said that following an ongoing COVID-19 investigation, students at Eitz Chaim – Viewmount Branch, just south of Bathurst Street and Glencairn Avenue, will … Read more

Nearly 100, Betty White’s Life Is A Page Turner In New Book

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A photo of Betty White, with a dimpled smile and unsuspecting stare, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evokes the true white, according to the book’s author, Ray Richmond. After delving into her life and career, he came to the … Read more

Toronto Public Health warns of sudden spike in suspected opioid overdose calls

Toronto Public Health says there has been a sudden spike in suspected overdose calls in the past week, raising concerns about the presence of “highly potent opioids” in the city’s unregulated drug supply. Paramedics responded to a total of 108 reports of suspected overdose over a two-day period earlier this week, three of which were … Read more

Canadian and US officials meet today to discuss the PEI potato ban

FREDERICTON — Officials from the United States and Canada are meeting today to discuss the suspension of potato exports on Prince Edward Island south of the border. Canada banned shipment of PEI potatoes to the US last month after the October discovery of a fungus called potato wart in two fields in the province. Federal … Read more

Coronavirus exposure in Toronto restaurant may be linked to Omicron variant

Individuals who visited a restaurant in downtown Toronto in late November are being warned of possible exposure to COVID-19 linked to a suspected case of the Omicron variant. Toronto Public Health (TPH) said an employee of Piccolo Caffe E Vino, located on John Street near Adelaide Street, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 26 … Read more

Actor Kal Penn to Play Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia in New Movie

Hollywood actor Kal Penn gears up to play Toronto Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia on the big screen. The news first broke through in an exclusive report from Deadline, but was later confirmed by both sides on social media. “Superfan goes to Hollywood,” said Bhatia on Twitter. “Excited to see Kal Penn say yes to me … Read more

NACI says eligibility for third dose of coronavirus should drop to 50+

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press Published Friday, December 3, 2021 5:30AM EST Last updated on Friday, December 3, 2021 11:02 AM EST OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization now strongly recommends booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines for people over the age of 50. The committee has also strengthened its recommendation to several other … Read more