14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde wins U.S. National Spelling Bee

Whether dribbling a basketball or identifying obscure Latin or Greek roots, Zaila Avant-garde doesn’t show much stress. The 14-year-old from Harvey, Louisiana, breezed to the championship at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, becoming the first African American winner and only the second Black champion in the bee’s 96-year history. Zaila has described […]

Tyson Foods recalls almost 4,500 tons of chicken products

Tyson Foods is recalling almost 4500 tons (4082.33 metric tonnes) of ready-to-eat chicken products after finding the products may be tainted with listeria bacteria, federal officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall a month after two consumers reported falling ill with listeriosis. Further investigation revealed one death besides the two listeriosis […]

Toronto launches ‘playbooks’ to help businesses plan for return to offices

The City of Toronto has launched a campaign to help encourage a safe return to offices in the downtown core. In partnership with the Toronto Region Board of Trade, the city released “playbooks” this week that offer reopening strategies for businesses that have had employees largely working from home during the pandemic. “It’s not just […]

Woman dies due to ‘force’ of rollercoaster ride

Article content Well, not quite. But a 47-year-old Ohio woman did die from “severe blood loss internally,” according to the autopsy report obtained by the Indy Star, after riding an Indiana rollercoaster in June. Dawn R. Jankovic was found unresponsive on June 4 in her seat on the Voyage wooden rollercoaster at Holiday World & […]

Minnesota youth baseball coach victim of suspected road rage

Article content An apparent road-rage shooting led to the death of a youth baseball coach on a Minnesota highway Tuesday night and whoever’s responsible is still at large. Article content The New York Post says, according to police, Jay Boughton, who was driving back from a game with his son at the time, was hit […]

Photo released, reward increased in Airbnb double slaying in Fort Erie

Breadcrumb Trail Links Ontario Crime A Toronto and a Windsor woman were found fatally shot on Jan. 19 Author of the article: Kevin Connor Publishing date: Jul 08, 2021  •  5 hours ago  •  1 minute read  •  13 Comments Niagara Regional Police detectives investigating a double murder are looking to identify the two people not […]

GTA COVID-19 hot spots cool

Article content The three former COVID-19 hot spots of Toronto, Peel and York had a combined 45 out of the 210 new cases reported Thursday across the province. Article content Waterloo now records the highest number of daily cases — 52 on Thursday — as it battles the delta variant. Much of the province reported […]

Toronto Police release security video in Chavaughn Jones murder

Article content Toronto Police have released video of three people in relation to the July 2 shooting death of Chevaughn Jones in the lobby of an apartment building at Vendome Place and Grenoble Drive area. Article content The brief security video shows the trio, all covered up in clothing and wearing hoodies, walking along a […]

Low-vaccinated, but is Taylor-Massey high priority?

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto & GTA Reopening Canada PostPandemic Ontario News East York neighbourhood has lowest vaccination rate in the city Author of the article: Scott Laurie Publishing date: Jul 08, 2021  •  9 hours ago  •  2 minute read  •  26 Comments A few thousand people showed up to a pop-up vaccination clinic at Dentonia […]