CHEO suspends virtual ER service to meet demand for personalized care

OTTAWA – The Eastern Ontario Children’s Hospital says it is suspending its virtual emergency room to meet increased demand for personal care. The hospital says the virtual ER will be on hold for at least 90 days. CHEO says the move will allow the hospital to shift staff from virtual care to in-person support, which … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Biden launches winter COVID-19 booster, test campaign; India confirms cases of Omicron variants

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 7:25 am India on Thursday confirmed the first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in two people traveling abroad, and a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated. India’s … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: United Nations raises humanitarian aid request from $29 billion to $41 billion amid ongoing pandemic

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 6:02 am: Public Health Sudbury and districts reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the catchment area on Wednesday. According to the health unit’s website, 22 of the new cases … Read more

coronavirus covid 19 updates toronto canada december 2

Thursday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 6:02 am: Public Health Sudbury and districts reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the catchment area on Wednesday. According to the health unit’s website, 22 of the new cases … Read more

Prime Minister Says He ‘Can’t Stand By’ As First Nations Land Claim Notifies JD Irving And Other NB Firms

New Brunswick’s prime minister has publicly attacked an “unprecedented” claim of land titles by six First Nations communities, after it was amended this week to target some of the province’s largest companies. Prime Minister Blaine Higgs’ comments have been described by one of the heads involved in the legal proceeding as “fear-mongering” aimed at turning … Read more

‘Unacceptable’: Alberta Education Minister criticizes association after allegations a teacher abused 200 children

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Secretary of Education says “nothing is off the table,” in the wake of revelations the province’s teachers’ association has failed to report to police one of its members who admitted he was “mentally and physically attacking his students.” had mistreated”. A proposed $40 million class-action lawsuit was filed this week, alleging that … Read more

You are on our land, say six First Nations, as they alerted JD Irving and other major corporations

First Nations suing to assert their claim to two-thirds of New Brunswick’s land have extended their challenge to some of the largest corporations in the province. The six Wolastoqey communities say they want compensation for the years of profits those companies have made on the traditional indigenous territory. “We chose these suspects because they are … Read more

A teacher now accused of abusing 200 children was sanctioned in 2006 by the Alberta Teachers’ Association – but didn’t tell police

An investigation by the Alberta Learning Association into the behavior of a teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted high school students for years concluded that he had “mentally and physically abused his students,” but it did not pass that information on to police. Three alumni this week filed a $40 million lawsuit alleging that Michael Gregory, … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: unvaccinated travelers are banned from entering Canada’s planes and trains from today; Japan and France report first cases of Omicron variant

Tuesday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 5:35 am Canadian doctors say the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on the health of Canadians, including those who haven’t contracted it, with delayed surgeries and procedures costing … Read more

A lawsuit alleges that a Calgary teacher sexually assaulted 200 children. Monday three former students told their story

Warning: This story contains a description of sexual abuse As they wept and comforted each other in Calgary on Monday, three former high school students reminisced about the teacher who abused them, and untold numbers of others, for years. Now adults, the former students of John Ware Junior High, have come forward to tell their … Read more