Ontario husband and wife with COVID-19 die within days of each other

TORONTO — For the past week, 91-year-old Ted Pollock had been mourning the death of his wife, Jean, who died last weekend after becoming infected with COVID-19. Pollock, a resident of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., where the deadly virus has killed more than 20 people, was forced to grieve the loss of his…

PM Trudeau urges Canadians to donate blood during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to keep donating blood during the widening COVID-19 pandemic. During an update he provided outside of his home in Ottawa on Thursday, Trudeau said donating blood is one way people can help others in need. “Even if you don’t work in a hospital you can still…

Here’s how coronavirus could spread in Ontario

By now, we’ve all heard federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s announcement Wednesday that between 30 and 70 per cent of Canadians could become infected with the novel coronavirus. But what would that actually look like, on the ground and in number terms, for Ontarians? Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph…

Disc golf soaring to popularity in Saskatchewan

If you like golfing, but don’t like waiting for the snow to melt, a sport taking off in Saskatchewan might be for you. Disc golf has grown in popularity over the years. Related News Murray Gordon opened his 13-acre course in Watrous, Sask., in 1997. At the time, there were only three courses in the…

Brockville, Ont. teen found guilty of manslaughter in connection with Hardy Park death

The now-15-year-old Brockville girl charged with manslaughter in the death of Damian Sobieraj was found guilty Wednesday evening. In her judgment, Justice Kimberly Moore explained that she didn’t accept the defence’s argument that the teen was defending her friends when she rushed in and “body-checked” Sobieraj off the Hardy Park boardwalk and into the St….

Government of Canada evacuating Canadians on board Diamond Princess cruise ship

TORONTO — The Canadian government has chartered a plane to repatriate Canadians on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan. Global Affairs Canada confirmed late Saturday night that the decision was taken “because of the extraordinary circumstances faced by passengers on the Diamond Princess and to lighten the burden on the…