Omicron’s spread is affecting even the youngest members of families, as scientists urge vaccination

Omicron’s spread has been so extensive that there are few families that haven’t been touched by it at all — and for some families, that means worrying about their children. In the Toronto area, Sarah Bankuti watched as her newborn baby Aviv spent Saturday in hospital suffering with COVID-19. “Very scary because my daughter, she’s … Read more

Quebec returns to in person classes this week, but parents denounce lack of safety measures – Montreal |

Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec this week, but parents say they’re concerned the province hasn’t done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19‘s virulent fifth wave. Premier Francois Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning … Read more

Memorial for 17-year-old shot and killed in Montreal’s Plateau: Mourners urge government action to stop gun violence – Montreal |

A small memorial was held in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough Sunday afternoon to denounce the recent violence among the city’s youth population. It came just days after a 17-year-old was shot and killed in that neighbourhood. Amir Benayad was working on getting his drivers license before his life tragically ended. “He was a great guy, big … Read more

Iqaluit seeks alternate water source after recurrence of fuel odour issue

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit says it is working to find an alternate source of drinking water following a recurrence of fuel odours in its municipal water distribution system. In an update posted to social media on Sunday, the city says the water that’s been tested remains safe under Canadian guidelines. But it … Read more

Search for missing Indigenous logging protester grows tense in B.C.

PORT-RENFREW, B.C. Family and friends of an Indigenous protester missing for seven weeks in the woods near a logging blockade on Vancouver Island lashed out Saturday at a logging company’s security for hampering their increasingly frantic search. Bear Henry, a two-spirited 37-year-old who has been protesting old-growth logging at Fairy Creek, since March 2021, went … Read more

Stunning images show aftermath of eruption and tsunami in the Pacific

After an enormous undersea volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga on Saturday, photos and videos taken across the Pacific have captured the aftermath of the eruption, as well as the tsunami that followed. The phenomenon prompted authorities worldwide to issue tsunami warnings and advisories as far away as British Columbia and Alaska, where a … Read more

Parents, teachers in four provinces prepare to return to class as Omicron spreads

OTTAWA — Parents and teachers in four provinces are preparing for students to return to the classroom on Monday as the Omicron variant-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread. Kids in Ontario and Quebec, Canada’s largest provinces, will resume in-person learning after their governments delayed their return in the face of record-setting case numbers over … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reporting 3,595 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 579 in ICUs, 40 more deaths and at least 10,450 new cases

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. 11:45 a.m.: Quebec is reporting yet another jump in COVID-19-related hospitalizations today, saying the figure climbed by 105 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 3,300. The … Read more

Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics |

Fed up with nuisance deer raiding gardens and colliding with vehicles, a town in central Nova Scotia has hired four crossbow hunters to kill up to 20 of the animals inside town limits. “There been a lot of property damage, and it’s not just gardens,” said Mike Dolter, Truro’s chief administrative officer. “Trees are getting … Read more

Omicron may seem unavoidable, but experts say ‘let it rip’ isn’t the solution

Despite Omicron gaining a reputation as a “mild” virus variant, doctors say Canadians can’t afford to be so cavalier about Omicron. While the risks of infection seem lower to some individuals, abetting the variant’s supercharged spread would have devastating consequences across society. Source link