'Go straight home': B.C. premier concerned Americans abusing border exemption

VANCOUVER -- Reports that U.S. residents are vacationing in British Columbia as their country's COVID-19 crisis spirals out of control are concerning, Premier John Horgan said Thursday. Horgan said he's heard stories from MLAs and community leaders from across B.C. about Americans who appear to be abusing the current border crossing exemption designed to let Alaska residents enter C [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto's top public health official wants city to consider quarantine facility for COVID patients who can't isolate at home

Toronto’s top public health official is recommending that the city establish a quarantine facility to “support members of the general population who need to self-isolate but are unable to do so safely.” The recommendation is contained in a report by Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa that was considered during a virtual meeting of the city’s board of health on Thurs [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto's racialized, low-income communities have higher rates of coronavirus cases

Data collected by the City of Toronto around COVID-19 cases shows that low-income residents have the highest rates of the virus, as well as racialized communities. On Thursday, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said that recent data from the past three weeks has shown that new cases and hospitalizations are higher in areas with a high proportion of low-income [...]

03 July 2020

Watch out for the pitfalls of online gambling

The world of online gambling is filled with mysteries, legends, and pure misinformation. We’ve all heard stories about scams, huge jackpot wins, free bonuses, and problems with withdrawing winnings from the casino account. It’s thrilling and chilling at the same time, and as human beings - what we don’t know, scares us. Knowledge is power, and knowledge about online gambling is key to [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto might create a central quarantine facility for people with COVID-19

If you or someone you know lives in a house packed with roommates and are wondering how you would possibly quarantine if you (god forbid) somehow contracted COVID-19, the city may soon have you covered. Toronto is considering following the lead of locales like Miami and L.A.in opening up a special quarantine facility for people infected with COVID-19 who don't have a place to [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto restaurant changes its patio rules after it fails to control large crowds

Some newly reopened bars and restaurants are taking heat for not enough social distancing, and one in particular has already decided on a new system patrons must abide by. Ruby Soho at the corner of King and Portland opened its patio last Wednesday as part of the Stage 2 reopening. After only a few days, things have already gotten out of hand. Crowds o [...]

03 July 2020

Toronto restaurant owner barks back at customer who left one-star review

A online dispute between a customer and restaurant owner in Toronto has brought to light some important questions about the customer experience versus safety measures amid the pandemic. Restaurateur and chef Anthony Rose issued a response to a 1-star Google review posted yesterday about one of his restaurants, Madame Boeuf. "Don't go unless you have a smart phone with data and you'r [...]

03 July 2020

Popular buffet restaurant is shutting down all locations in Canada

A popular buffet joint is closing all its Canadian locations after being temporarily closed since mid-March due to COVID-19. The Tucker's Marketplace website now lands on a letter informing the public that none of their locations will be reopening. The buffet chain once had restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington. They were known as a place to get together with big groups with a ho [...]

03 July 2020

Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s Legal Team Sues FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Legal Team Sues FCC – The team includes RFK, Jr., IRREGULATORs’ Attorney Scott W. McCollough & Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of Stop 5G & Wireless Harms Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense (CHD), is committed to be proactive on the concerns regarding excessive exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation. To fulfill [...]

01 May 2020

End of Trump’s social distancing policy spurs fears of virus rebound

The Trump administration’s “Stay at Home” guidelines will quietly expire Thursday with little fanfare — letting states decide what’s next. But as President Donald Trump repeatedly declares that “we’re opening our country again,” the inconsistent patchwork of state, local and business decision-making is exactly what could drive a second wave of the coronavirus — or [...]

01 May 2020

Donald Trump accuses WHO of 'misleading' US over coronavirus – video

Donald Trump has accused the World Health Organization of being a 'pipe organ for China' and misleading the US over the coronavirus crisis. The US president suggested the US could take action against the WHO. 'We're coming up with a very distinct recommendation,' Trump said. 'We're not happy with it.'  [...]

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: Trump says China wants him to lose re-election

US President Donald Trump has said China "will do anything they can" to make him lose his re-election bid, stepping up his criticism of Beijing amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a White House interview with Reuters news agency, he said Beijing faced a "lot" of possible consequences from the US for the outbreak. He said China should have let the world know about the contagion much soo [...]

01 May 2020

Trump says federal social distancing guidelines will be 'fading out'

(CNN)A day before federal guidelines on slowing the spread of coronavirus are set to expire, Trump administration officials signaled that the strong federal social distancing guidelines would be relaxed as states begin to reopen their economies. "Frankly, every state in America has embraced those guidelines at a minimum, or even done more, and now our focus is working with states as go [...]

30 April 2020