Montreal investigating up to 13 possible monkeypox cases: report

Montreal health officials are investigating up to 13 possible cases of monkeypox, Radio-Canada reported Wednesday, as other countries around the world are reporting cases of the rare virus. The news comes as Massachusetts on Wednesday confirmed the first case of the year in the United States of a man who had recently traveled to Canada. … Read more

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

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

David Milgaard, who spent decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, dies at age 69

David Milgaard saw that I was a little uneasy when he unexpectedly passed the Toronto Star editorial office in July 1993, dripping wet and half naked. It was a year after he was released from prison – after spending nearly 23 years behind bars as the victim of one of Canada’s most notorious miscarriages of … 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

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

Students protest Catholic high school dress code in Ottawa

Several hundred students gathered in front of a Catholic high school in Ottawa on Friday to protest the massive enforcement of the dress code the day before. The efforts of the staff of the Béatrice-Desloges high school in Orléans sparked outrage among students, who said the action was unjust and appeared to target female students. … 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

Mountie faces investigation after video shows officer arresting ‘slamming’ man in northern Alberta

Remark: This article contains graphic content, including a video, which may be upsetting to some viewers. An RCMP officer has been given administrative duties pending the results of an investigation after video surfaced online of an arrest in High Level, Alta., showing an officer repeatedly beating a man as he lies on the ground. The … Read more