London Police Urging People To Come Forward About Multiple Sexual Assault Claims Online

London Police are urging anyone with information regarding alleged sexual assaults at Western University to come forward. The police service says it is investigating allegations made online about recent incidents, but hasn’t received any official complaints yet. Last week was Orientation Week at the university. Several online reports say more than 2-dozen woman were drugged and/or sexually assaulted, although that … Read more

The Plan For Unvaccinated Ontario Teachers

Ontario school boards have received more details from the province around protocols for unvaccinated staff who must take twice-weekly rapid COVID-19 tests. The deputy education minister says testing is to be done at home, at least three days apart, and no more than 48-hours before coming to work. The province has instructed all boards to implement the vaccination rules no … Read more

Hurricane Nicholas Is Heading For The Gulf Coast

Nicholas has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane ahead of its expected landfall in Texas. The storm has top sustained winds of 120-kilometres-per-hour. The state has placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast. Coastal areas in Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana also are expected to see heavy rain and flooding from Nicholas. Louisiana … Read more

Scientists Say It’s Way Too Soon For A COVID Booster Shot – Full COVID-19 Update

An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet. Two of those scientists are top US vaccine regulators, raising questions about whether White House plans for booster doses are getting ahead of the government’s own experts. The group analyzed a long list of worldwide studies and concluded the shots still work well despite … Read more

We Are One Week From Election Day

The federal election campaign is now into its final week. The three main party leaders are zeroing in on Ontario and British Columbia today. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, meanwhile, will open the day in a rural Ottawa suburb, and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh will be in … Read more

[Video] The Federal Leaders Debate

Last night was the only opportunity for Canadians to see the federal leaders debate in English and the debate lived up to the hype. Green Party Leader Annamie Paul accused the Prime Minister of not being a feminist as he claims, and called him out for removing senior women like Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus. NDP Leader Jagmeet … Read more

The Science Table Warns Ontario Needs To Tackle The Opioid Crisis – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s science table says new strategies are needed to tackle the opioid crisis. The group of independent scientists that advises the province during the COVID-19 pandemic says fatal overdoses are up 60 per cent since March 2020. The science table says the province, service providers, researchers and those with lived experience should be collaborating on the issue. It says marginalized … Read more

Whole Foods Is Going Cashierless

There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year — the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, says it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and leave without having to open their wallets. One of the new stores will … Read more

Bill Gates Now Has A Controlling Interest In The Four Seasons

Bill Gates is buying a controlling interest in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Toronto-based Four Seasons manages 121 hotels and resorts and 46 residential properties in 47 countries. Gates’s private investment company, Cascade Investment LLC, will pay 2.21-billion US for half of the 47.5 per cent stake owned by an affiliate of its long-term investment partner, Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding … Read more

Recall On European Butcher Expands

European Butcher has added an additional product to an ongoing recall over a possible Listeria contamination. The company says it is recalling its European Butcher brand Smoked Side Bacon Slices in a variety of sizes with all best before dates. It had previously recalled 200g packages of its European Butcher brand Bacon Chunks, now amending that to include all best … Read more

All Of Ontario’s Schools Are Now Fully Ventilated – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s education minister says all 72 publicly funded school boards have achieved the goal of a stand-alone HEPA filter be installed in every learning space that wasn’t mechanically ventilated. Stephen Lecce had made that a mandate for the upcoming school year. The Toronto District School Board says that it has actually exceeded that goal, with many classrooms having both a … Read more

Pumpkins After Dark Returns To Milton

Now in its third year, Experience Ontario’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event, PUMPKINS AFTER DARK Drive-thru event features 8,000 hard carved pumpkins and 200 sculptures.  Pumpkins After Dark: Enjoy a scenic 2.5 km driving tour featuring thousands of hand carved jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin sculptures and live carving demonstrations, all illuminated after dark.
Located at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario, the
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Trudeau Responds To The Gravel Throwing Incident As The Leaders Prepare For Tonight’s Debate

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau now claims he is afraid for the safety of his volunteers, his security detail and the journalists covering his campaign, after he was pelted with gravel at a campaign stop in London on Monday. Trudeau says the harassment and abuse many people have faced from anti-vaccine and anti-mask proponents is unacceptable. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says … Read more

Major Salad Kit Recall

Curation Foods is adding to an ongoing recall of Eat Smart Chopped Salad kits due to a possible Listeria contamination. The recall covers a number of varieties and sizes ranging from 283g to 680g, with a best before date of September 10th. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the salad kits were sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova … Read more

The New Mars Rover Found Some Rocks To Return To Earth

NASA is confirming the newest Mars rover completed its first sample grab last week, tucking away the tube of Martian rock for return to Earth. The Perseverance rover team reviewed photos of the core sample to confirm the grab was successful. The unexpectedly soft rock crumbled during the rover’s first sampling attempt in early August. The rover team sought out Read more

Trudeau Has Gravel And Small Rocks Thrown At Him During A Protest In London

On the campaign trail, yesterday Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he can’t back down as anti-vaccine protesters trail his events in Ontario. He says the crowds of people who shout conspiracy theories and racist remarks outside his campaign events don’t represent Canada. Protesters even hurled small rocks at Trudeau.  The Prime Minister brushed it off on the campaign bus following … Read more

Starting Today International Travellers Can Come To Canada Without Self Isolating – Full COVID-19 Update

Despite Canada being in a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has allowed the border to reopen to international travellers. As of midnight, travellers can come to Canada for non-essential reasons, without having to self-isolate on arrival. The visiting travellers must be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine to be eligible to enter the country. Read more

Biden Speaks After Multiple Americans Were Killed In Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden says the US service members who were killed in attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, were heroes. Addressing the nation from the White House yesterday, Biden says they were engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others. At least a dozen US servicemembers were killed in yesterday’s attacks, along with scores … Read more

Public Health May Go With Regional Vaccine Certificates If Ford Doesn’t Step Up – Full COVID-19 Update

A group representing Ontario’s public health units is the latest to call for a provincial vaccine certificate system, restricting access to non-essential activities to those who are fully immunized. The head of the Local Association of Public Health Agencies says the province needs a standardized system as more businesses and institutions are requiring vaccination for access. Dr. Paul Roumeliotis says Read more

With No Leadership From The Province, Peel May Create Their Own Vaccine Certificate

Peel Region’s Dr. Lawrence Loh says he’s looking into what could be done locally to create a vaccine certificate program if the province doesn’t implement one. Vaccine certificates can help to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and limit risk for those unvaccinated in settings where precautions can’t be maintained, Loh says. Health Minister Christine Elliott’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Ontario … Read more

Monster Jam Is Coming To Hamilton At Full Capacity

The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world returns to Hamilton for a high-octane weekend at FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, October 2 through Sunday, October 3 at full capacity. Monster Jam®, making its first and only Canadian stop in Hamilton following a pandemic pause, features the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement. Tickets are available on … Read more

Cuomo Stripped Of His Special Emmy Award

Hours after leaving office, scandal-tainted former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suffered another defeat: losing the special Emmy Award he received last year for his daily, televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences says given Cuomo’s resignation amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations, it was taking away the prize and removing Read more

Dr Moore Says Testing And Vaccinations Will Keep Schools Safe – Full COVID-19 Update

Ontario’s top doctor says frequent COVID-19 testing and high vaccination rates among staff and eligible students will keep schools safe when they open in two weeks. Schools are being monitored in the coming weeks, Dr. Kieran Moore says, to see if higher vaccine rates are needed among staff. Moore says he hopes the province’s vaccination policy in the education sector … Read more

MPP Leaves The Ford Caucus Saying He Won’t Be Coerced Into Getting The Shots – Full COVID-19 Update

An Ontario politician says he made a personal choice not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and he won’t be coerced into getting the shots. Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls is now facing removal from the Progressive Conservative caucus. Nicholls was one of two Tory MPPs facing a deadline to show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption or be ousted.  “… Read more

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