Coronavirus news and updates for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. Wednesday 5:52 am: North Korea added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing pandemic caseload on Wednesday, but also said a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 … Read more

Métis hunter’s widow questioned about his drinking the night two men were shot

EDMONTON — Sarah Sansom wiped tears on Tuesday as she looked at some of her husband’s last photos taken before he was shot on a country road, and was questioned by a lawyer about her husband’s drinking habits. On the witness stand, Sansom described her husband, Jacob Sansom, 39, as a passionate fighter and a … Read more

Finland and Sweden on the brink of NATO membership

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS — Against the background of the Russian war in Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are jointly heading for NATO membership. On Wednesday, the Scandinavian countries plan to submit their applications to the intergovernmental military alliance. Russia has underestimated the consequences of the two countries’ possible accession to NATO on Tuesday. “Finland, Sweden and other neutral … Read more

Leafs actor Mitch Marner carjacked at gunpoint in Etobicoke

Toronto Maple Leafs star winger Mitch Marner “is OK, just rattled” after he was carjacked in Etobicoke Monday. Toronto police said the carjacking occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday on Queensway and Islington Avenue, near Cineplex Cinemas, where the suspects stole Marner’s Black Range Rover at gunpoint. multiple sources confirm the Star Tuesday. Investigators said … Read more

Murder Trial: Video of Two Métis Fighters Being Shot on Alberta Road

EDMONTON – A video of two Métis fighters being shot on a rural road was played in court on Monday as a second-degree murder trial began for the gunman and his father. At the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, Jacob Sansom, 39, and his uncle, Morris Cardinal, 57, were gunned down on a … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports seven more deaths from COVID-19

Sunday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available. 13:45 o’clock Ontario reports seven more deaths related to COVID-19. In data posted Sunday morning, the county says 1,024 people have been hospitalized with the virus, a decrease of 429 … Read more

Here’s How Inflation Can Be Challenged In Canada

On an annual basis, CPI inflation stood at 6.7 percent in March. That is, average prices of consumer goods and services were 6.7 percent higher in March than in March 2021 — a rate well above the two percent target and the highest since early 1991. Under pressure from economists and financiers, Tiff Macklem, governor … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Quebec becomes last province to lift mask health order

Saturday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available† 8:05 am Quebec was the first province in Canada to impose a mask mandate after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and on Saturday it became the last province to allow residents … Read more

Canada’s Supreme Court rules women’s misfortune

Canada’s Supreme Court rulings in R v Brown and R v Sullivan and Chan, released Friday, mark a sad day for Canadian women. The court overturned section 33.1 of the Criminal Code, enacted to promote the “equal participation of women and children in society” and their right to “full protection of the rights guaranteed under … Read more

Queen’s University Launches Taylor Swift Course

When it comes to your quintessential English department, the 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift has long been the well-known Swift. This fall, another Swift joins the curriculum with the course, “Taylor Swift’s Literary Legacy (Taylor’s Version).” Each year, the subject of Queen’s University’s cultural studies course depends on the lecturer and “encompasses the fantastic variety of … Read more