Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on March 4
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Thursday.
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Novavax filings give first glimpse of deal Canada made for COVID vaccines
Nonvavax's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission marks the first time a vaccine supplier's deal with the Canadian government has been released in any form.
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17% of food produced globally wasted every year, U.N. report estimates
The waste is far more than previous reports had indicated.
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2 Kitchener men arrested after rental van hits 2 buildings, flees scene
Waterloo Regional Police say two men were arrested after a pair of buildings were struck by a rental van in Kitchener late Wednesday afternoon.
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Woman sentenced for failing to stop after accident causing death of Markham cyclist
In his reasons for sentence over zoom, Justice Edward Prutschi called the circumstances of this case 'a colossal tragedy that has utterly destroyed two extended families.'
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Ontario municipalities to receive $500M in new provincial funding to help COVID-related costs
Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark says the money can be used to pay for community services and ongoing capital projects.
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Health Sciences Centre ER flooded
Manitoba's largest emergency room flooded Thursday morning after a patient allegedly set off the sprinkler system.
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Unifor's Dias says Air Canada pledging passenger refunds as aid negotiations drag on
Unifor president Jerry Dias says Air Canada is promising to refund passengers whose flights were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Loaded shotgun seized during search warrant in the Westmount area: London Police
London police seized a loaded shotgun and ammunition during a search warrant in the Westmount area Wednesday afternoon.
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Pedestrian suffers head injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Guelph: police
Guelph police say a pedestrian suffered significant head injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in the city's west end on Wednesday morning.
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Dr. Seuss tops Amazon charts after 6 titles pulled over racist imagery
Dr. Seuss books are topping Amazon charts in the U.S. this week, with nine out of the top 10 books being by the author.
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Average residential home price in Ottawa passes $700K mark in February: OREB
Homes are spending less and less time on the market in Ottawa as buyers race to snap up properties in the nation's capital, according to the local real estate board.
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Ontario reports 994 new coronavirus cases, 10 more deaths
Thursday's case count is slightly higher than Wednesday's which saw 958 new infections — however, there were more tests processed on Thursday.
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Waterloo Region, municipalities get another $18 million in COVID relief funds from province
This is the third round of funds the province has released to municipalities from the $4-billion Safe Start fund it created with the federal government.
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COVID-19 update for March 4: Seven more deaths | Health officials recommend 4 months between vaccine doses
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
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Bringing Quebec cuisine home: Sugar shacks sell gourmet kits in bid for survival
With upwards of 75 per cent of Quebec’s iconic sugar shacks at risk of permanently closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 70 of them have come together to launch a gourmet meal box initiative they hope will help keep their traditional businesses alive for another year.
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Ontario records fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for third straight day
Ontario is reporting fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day.
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Port Hope man charged after police find multiple firearms ‘laying around’ apartment residence
Police say investigators found 'multiple' restricted and non-restricted firearms unsecured in an apartment residence.
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Spring Arts Preview: B.C. cultural community still standing, but the outlook is rough
One year into the pandemic, the arts and cultural sector remains resilient. But the outlook gets worse as restrictions remain in place
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Indian COVID-19 vaccine proves effective in early trials — bringing relief to the millions who have already gotten it
Indian drug company Bharat Biotech said late Wednesday that initial results from clinical trials showed that its Covaxin vaccine had an efficacy rate of 81 per cent.
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Queen’s Park giving municipalities an additional $500M to offset COVID-19 costs
Ontario’s pandemic-ravaged municipalities are getting an injection of $500 million from Queen’s Park to help with their operating costs.
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Judge refuses to name mass murderer in Toronto van attack verdict, urges ‘careful consideration’
Justice Anne Molloy referred to him as John Doe, lending another voice to a growing chorus urging police, media and the public to refrain from naming fame-seeking mass murderers.
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Cyclist injured following collision on Hunter Street in Peterborough
The collision occurred on Hunter Street East near Burnham Street on Wednesday afternoon.
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Study aims to detect how many Montreal teachers have developed COVID-19
Candidates are sought from the same schools and daycares that participated in an earlier survey of COVID-19's prevalence among children.
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Peterborough transit driver charged following downtown collision with pedestrian
The collision occurred on Feb. 26 at the intersection of George and Simcoe streets.
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Vancouver Weather: Cloudy, then rain
It's going to be a blustery couple of days in Metro Vancouver, with wind and rain in the forecast today and tomorrow. It looks like a soggy weekend too but the sun should make an appearance on Monday.
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B.C. Ferries unveils new fare options, including ‘saver fare,’ ability to pay in advance
A new “saver fare” — ranging from $49 to $73.70 for a car and driver — will be available on less busy sailings throughout the year between Swartz Bay and ­Tsawwassen, Duke Point and Tsawwassen, and Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay, the company said.
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Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand
A shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Thursday, with officials warning of a possible tsunami threat. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
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Powerful quake hits near New Zealand; tsunami warning issued
Officials in New Zealand issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas after a shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast on Thursday night. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
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Canadiens in 2021: It’s all about Carey Price | HI/O Show
It's been another wild week for the Habs.
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COVID-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds
The risk of death from COVID-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum.
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EU to extend vaccine export control measures to end of June, sources say
The measures mean companies must get EU authorization before they can export COVID-19 vaccines.
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Powerful quake hits near New Zealand; tsunami warning issued
A shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Thursday, with officials warning of a possible tsunami threat. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
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Tsunami warning issued to New Zealand after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit
The earthquake occurred east of New Zealand's north island.
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