What we know and do not know about new COVID variant

Travelers wearing protective face masks arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday. (Ariel Schalit, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes LONDON – South African scientists have identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent rise in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous … Read more

2 taken to hospital after collision with four vehicles in Richmond Hill

TORONTO – Two people were seriously injured in a collision in Richmond Hill on Sunday afternoon. York regional police said the accident happened on Stouffville Road between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue around noon. Four vehicles were involved in the collision, police said, and two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. It is … Read more

Great Barrier Reef comes alive in ‘magic’ spawning event

The Great Barrier Reef has “gave birth” to its annual coral spawn, creating a cacophony of color on the Australian landmark. (Gareth Phillips, Reef Teach) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes CAIRNS, Australia – The Great Barrier Reef has “gave birth” to its annual coral spawn, creating a cacophony of colors on the Australian landmark. Scientists … Read more

VIA Rail cancels four trains on the Ottawa-Toronto Corridor Monday and Tuesday

OTTAWA – VIA Rail has canceled four trains between Ottawa and Toronto on Monday and Tuesday this week due to an “operating problem affecting the infrastructure owner.” In a statement on Twitter, VIA Rail said some trips on the Ottawa-Toronto and Toronto-Montreal corridors were canceled, “due to operational issues affecting the infrastructure owner, which is … Read more

Toronto police are warning of suspicious drug related to two overdose deaths in Deer Park

TORONTO – Toronto police are warning the public about a suspicious drug linked to two overdose deaths in the city’s Deer Park neighborhood on Sunday. Police said a 53-year-old man and a 33-year-old man went to a home party in the area of ​​Yonge Street and Lawton Boulevard. The two men, police said, ingested some … Read more

Toronto Elementary School closed for personal learning due to COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO – Elementary school students in the city’s Wychwood neighborhood have been fired from personal learning and activities due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) announced Sunday that McMurrich Junior Public School will be temporarily closed from Monday following a recommendation from Toronto Public Health (TPH). All students will move to … Read more

Delays are expected on the GO Lakeshore East line from Monday due to accident investigation

TORONTO – GO Transit users on the Lakeshore East line will experience travel delays this week as labor authorities investigate an accident along the train tracks in Pickering that left a contract employee dead. Metrolinx said it plans to use a combination of trains and buses to run a half-hour service to all Lakeshore East … Read more

Longest Canadian pier in the Great Lakes coming to Mississauga

TORONTO – About 72 acres of land previously occupied by a coal-fired power plant in Mississauga will soon be home to the longest Canadian pier in the Great Lakes. The pier will rise 600 feet into Lake Ontario and is part of Lakeview Village, which developers have designated as the “most transformative waterfront community” currently … Read more