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Mississauga woman pleaded for her attacker to stop before she was shot and left for dead, court hears

5 hours 12 min ago

Joseph Chang is on trial for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his then girlfriend, Alicia Lewandowski, 25 in a townhouse complex parking lot three years ago.
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Governments across Canada withholding COVID-19 data to regulate public reaction to pandemic, says access-to-information advocate

5 hours 46 min ago

Said Sean Holman, an access to information expert and journalism professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary: “If they have more information than the public, then they can … have more control over the reactions of the public. That’s what’s going on.”
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The Toronto Star takes home two National Newspaper Awards

6 hours 23 min ago

The Star won the awards for best in business, as well as best editorial cartooning.
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Tory MPPs want to reopen golf courses, but Doug Ford’s office is pushing back. ‘Not before we open schools,’ insider says

7 hours 11 min ago

Premier Doug Ford is fighting a golf war against some in his own Progressive Conservative caucus, the Star has learned. Tory MPPs were told earlier this week that golf courses will remain closed until at least June 2 as part of the lockdown measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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‘It’s bigger than me’: Tychon Carter-Newman on making history as Big Brother’s first ever Black winner

9 hours 16 min ago

“Big Brother Canada” season 9 had a historic finale that featured two Black contestants in the final two.
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‘Let us play.’ Campaign launches to pressure Ford government to reopen golf courses in Ontario

10 hours 5 min ago

Golf stakeholders point to data from 2020, which showed that although there were 26 million rounds played in the province, there were no known COVID-19 cases traced back to a golf facility.
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Nearly one in four people sent to Toronto’s detention centres in 2020 were homeless — the worst rate seen in years

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 23:05

At Toronto South and Toronto East, 24.4 per cent of new entrants had no fixed address.
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The clear-as-mud messaging on vaccines and how to fix it

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 21:26

To many doctors across Canada, the latest statement from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) left a lot to be desired. NACI’s guidance on mRNA vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) being “preferred” over viral vector vaccines like AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson seemingly contradicts the messaging from public health officials who say the best shot is the first one you can get. On “This Matters,” we explain how the advisory panel’s advice can fuel vaccine hesitancy and why Canada can’t afford bad public health messaging. Guest: Sabina Vohra-Miller, founder of the web site “Unambiguous Science”
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Have you seen Juniper? Toronto police searching for Nubian goat stolen from Riverdale Farm

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 20:40

Between Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7 a.m., a suspect or suspects entered the pen and stole Juniper.
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Trudeau’s chief of staff ‘very concerned’ about Vance allegation but won’t say why she didn’t tell the PM

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 20:39

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff Katie Telford was testifying Friday at the standing committee on national defence.
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Individuals drinking in parks this summer ‘not a priority’ for enforcement, city says

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 19:47

Large gatherings and parties will continue to be the focus of enforcement, according to a press release Friday.
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Ottawa sends COVID-19 rapid tests to businesses

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 19:09

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement Friday came as new job numbers show pandemic restrictions pummelled the economy last month, driving the unemployment rate up to 8.1 per cent.
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‘Use of force’ required to shut down Mississauga boxing gym allegedly violating COVID-19 rules, city says

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 17:37

HUF Gym operating under disability exemption
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Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario’s official count of COVID ICU patients is missing dozens of cases, physicians warn; Trust in vaccines growing in Canada, but some get more love than others

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 13:28

Meanwhile, New York City wants to begin offering coronavirus inoculations to tourists by stationing vaccination vans at Times Square and other attractions.
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Toronto Catholic schools to fly Pride flag during June

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:50

The Toronto Catholic District School Board voted in favour of flying the flag after a marathon virtual meeting Thursday.
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He was brought in to fix Ontario’s forensic pathology system. Now he’s accused of ‘strong bias’ in investigating a baby’s death

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:00

Lawyer for Dr. Michael Pollanen says the chief pathologist will respond “fully and vigorously” to court filing by former Hamilton, Ont., pathologist.
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Ontario’s official count of COVID ICU patients is missing dozens of cases, hiding the true scale of the crisis in hospitals

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:00

To cope with the surge in patients, hospitals have had to change the threshold for who is admitted to ICUs, saving those beds for the very sickest, with most requiring ventilation and other life-support measures.
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Language can be a barrier to COVID-19 vaccine access. The Star is asking doctors to help

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:00

The Star is launching #VaccineTalk: A series of Q&As to give communities crucial information on vaccines in multiple languages.
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This Canadian company is paying its workers to get vaccinated

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:00

Wood products firm EACOM offering cash incentive for employees, contractors to get vaccinated says it’s ‘pleased’ with results
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Watch in Spanish: What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 07:00

The Star has launched a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between public health information, and those who need it most. The #VaccineTalk in Spanish features Star digital producer Manuela Vega as the host, interviewing Jorge Filmus, a senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute.
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