US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. is sending 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment was due to arrive by plane later Sunday, the de facto U.S. embassy said. “The donation reflects our commitment to Taiwan […]

Three kids, one man wounded as tot’s birthday party shot up in Rexdale

Article content A toddler’s outdoor birthday party at a Rexdale townhouse complex was the target of a “horrific” shooting that saw one man and three young kids injured Saturday evening. Toronto Police say the gunfire erupted outside of 920 Tandridge Cr. — southeast of Albion and Islington Rds. — around 8 p.m. “There was a […]

Uganda Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks. The eight other members of the team left early Sunday by chartered bus for host town Osaka, central […]

LEVY: Fullerton offers no apologies only shameless back-patting

Breadcrumb Trail Links Ontario Outgoing Minister of Long Term Care shuffled into Children, Community and Social Services portfolio Author of the article: Sue-Ann Levy Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario’s former Minister of Long-Term Care, answers questions while about a disturbing report from the Canadian military regarding five Ontario long-term care homes at Queen’s Park in Toronto on […]

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, June 19, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Saturday June 19, 2021. There are 1,408,123 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,408,123 confirmed cases (12,225 active, 1,369,844 resolved, 26,054 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 865 new cases Saturday. The rate of […]

BRITTLESTAR: Stratford comic a hit on social media

Breadcrumb Trail Links Ontario Celebrity Author of the article: Jane Stevenson Social media sensation Brittlestar, born Stewart Reynolds, of Stratford, Ont., is enjoying midlife success with his wildly popular comic videos. Photo by Terry Manzo Article content Stewart Reynolds is enjoying middle-age success as a breakout social media star known simply as Brittlestar. The 51-year-old […]

KINSELLA: Previously unknown NACI becomes infamous amid pandemic

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Canada Author of the article: Warren Kinsella Publishing date: Jun 19, 2021  •  6 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  7 Comments A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium, March 18, 2021. Photo by Yves Herman /REUTERS / FILES Article content […]

HUNTER: Millennial Bonnie and Clyde accused of shooting that shattered a family

Breadcrumb Trail Links World Toronto & GTA Crime Canada Author of the article: Brad Hunter Publishing date: Jun 19, 2021  •  17 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation An incredible father. Tyler Pratt was the third murder in Hamilton in 2021. Photo by HANDOUT /HAMILTON POLICE Article content In every homicide the […]

BRAUN: War on drugs an epic failure after 50 years

Breadcrumb Trail Links News The sooner a truce is declared the better Author of the article: Liz Braun Publishing date: Jun 19, 2021  •  8 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  7 Comments Photo by handout /Getty Images Article content It was 50 years ago that U.S. President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. […]

GOLDSTEIN: Linking Israel to apartheid now ‘acceptable’ anti-Semitism

Breadcrumb Trail Links Columnists Canada Author of the article: Lorrie Goldstein Former Green Party MP Jenica Atwin, who recently defected to the Liberal Party, is seen here during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Photo by Justin Tang /THE CANADIAN PRESS Article content If […]