Ontario hospitals affected by COVID-19 transfer record number of patients to province

Ontario hospitals are transferring unprecedented numbers of patients within the province as the COVID-19 pandemic puts intense pressure on the health care system. Doctors say the record number of patient transfers comes as hospitals face an increase in hospitalizations and admissions to their intensive care units during the third wave. And they say they are worried about what could happen […]

Super League on the verge of collapse as English clubs drop project after backlash

The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after it was abandoned by all six English football clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham have dropped plans for a largely closed midweek competition amid a growing backlash from their supporters and government warnings that […]

Sports world applauds ‘responsibility’ as ex-cop convicted of George Floyd murder

Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter on Tuesday after using his knee to press on George Floyd’s neck, ultimately killing him in May 2020. The murder sparked global protests for social and racial justice, in part led by professional athletes. Many North American sports leagues, teams and athletes reacted to the guilty verdict on Tuesday, […]

MPs hear heartbreaking tale of sexual assault in military

A House of Commons committee today heard startling testimony about rape and punishment from various witnesses as it continued its examination of sexual misconduct in the military. The Status of Women Committee heard from the complainants and former senior officer Bernie Boland – who alleges he spoke out against the harassment of a colleague and faced a deliberate smear campaign […]

Aid groups call new federal budget a ‘missed opportunity’

Aid groups in Canada express disappointment with the federal budget presented by the minority Liberal government, calling it a “missed opportunity for Canada’s global engagement” and saying it limits Ottawa’s ability to play a “role.” significant long-term ”in a post-pandemic global recovery. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday unveiled $ 101.4 billion in new spending in the first federal budget […]

Jury delivers verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Jury delivered verdict in murder trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin accused of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died while being held by police during arrest last May. Chauvin, who is white, is charged with unintentional second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. The verdict, rendered after about 10 hours of two-day deliberations, […]