Omicron variant detected in Kingston, Ont. region in person with no travel history
KFL&A Public Health announced that the Omicron variant has arrived in Kingston. With this and rising case counts, the medical officer of health will implement more restrictions.
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2 new synthetic skating surfaces opening in downtown Kitchener on Friday
The City of Kitchener says two new outdoor skating options will open downtown on Friday as synthetic ice surfaces are being installed at 44 Gaukel St. and the Kitchener Market.
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Saint John police officer accused of falsifying report elects judge and jury trial
A Saint John Police officer charged with falsifying a police report has elected to be tried by a judge a jury. David Kimball was charged in November, 2021.
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Canada’s response to fall of Afghanistan target of new special committee of MPs
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election as the Taliban was advancing through Afghanistan and came under heavy criticism for the government's handling of the crisis.
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Canada’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics a sign of ‘progress,’ athletes say
Canada has decided to impose a diplomatic boycott for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in China. a decision some applaud as it gives the 'moral choice' to the athletes.
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Longer wait times after sprinkler head bursts in Guelph hospital’s emergency room
Officials are still assessing the damage but about 20 per cent of the emergency department has been taken out of service for at least three weeks. 
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Quebec police reform law expands BEI mandate
The bill would also give more power to ethics commissioner, and allow police forces to hire experts in other fields to work with them.
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Which Ontario political leader can meet the moment?
Being the right person at the right time has been the key to victory for many campaigns but it is tough to predict and nearly impossible to create.
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COVID-19: KFL&A Public Health reports 2 new deaths, 101 new cases and 439 active
On Wednesday, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health reported 101 new cases as well as two new deaths.
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Biden warns Russia’s Putin of ‘severe consequences’ if he attacks Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden said he was "very straightforward" with Putin during their call, warning the Russian leader that he will pay a heavy price if he invades Ukraine.
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4 homes searched, 19 arrested during drug bust: Vernon RCMP
Police say officers located suspected quantities of fentanyl, meth and cocaine, along with weapons and cash.
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How a 13-year-old faced anti-Black violence at school: a mother’s story
There’s been an explosion of anti-Black racism in schools across Ontario, often intersecting with other forms of hate, including antisemitism.
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Why did Amazon Web Services crash? Here’s what it means
A major outage of Amazon Web Services severely disrupted a wide range of U.S. companies for hours, raising questions about the vulnerability of the internet and how it happened.
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Cracked Cyclones: One military helicopter repaired using reinforcement in the tail
Repairs have been completed on one of the Royal Canadian Air Force's 19 Cyclone helicopters recently found with cracks in its tail.
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2 suspects charged with 1st-degree murder in connection with Toronto man’s death
Toronto police said officers responded to a radio call for a well-being check on May 24 in the area of Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East. 
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Ban on conversion therapy receives royal assent, now law in Canada
Bill C-4 makes providing, promoting or advertising conversion therapy a criminal offence in Canada. It was fast-tracked through the House of Commons and Senate.
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Sask. audit report highlights inconsistencies in inspection, enforcement of vape shops
The provincial audit report found that 19 per cent of more than 1,200 retail locations that sell vape products did not receive an annual inspection in 2020-21.
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312 active COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region has jumped drastically over the past few days as there were just 230 active cases last Friday.
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Dollarama well-stocked for holidays despite supply chain, inflation woes
"We entered the fourth quarter in a solid inventory position with well-stocked stores ahead of the important holiday season,'' Dollarama CEO Neil Rossy said in a conference call.
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Witness in Chez Cora kidnapping trial says the accused was 'a mentor' to him
Yacin Ben Romdhane said he "didn't ask any questions" about a request to do surveillance on a residence in Mirabel that turned out to be the home of Chez Cora's president.
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COVID-19: HKPR reports 9 new cases, 4 active outbreaks and hospitalized cases
In addition to new COVID-19 cases and outbreaks, the health unit reported Wednesday there are 335 individuals identified as high-risk contacts, up from 285 reported on Monday.
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City of Toronto to hold ‘unprecedented’ fireworks show to ring in new year
Prior to the fireworks show, there will be a livestream from the CN Tower on the City's YouTube page with a mix of live and pre-recorded music and performing arts shows.
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West End homes evacuated after Winnipeg cops spot early-morning explosions
Winnipeg police evacuated some West End homes early Wednesday morning after their helicopter spotted some explosions in the area.
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Ottawa council approves 2% police budget hike in 2022
Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly said there will be no officer layoffs in 2022 despite getting less funding than he wanted in the next year's budget.
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COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 37 cases
The rate of active COVID-19 cases within the MLHU continues to climb dramatically among those in the 0-11 age group, from 33 cases Friday to 80 on Wednesday.
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Second-degree murder charge laid in northeast Edmonton shooting death
At about 12:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, police were called to a weapons complaint at a residence in the area of 67 Street and 127 Avenue. 
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Canadiens remain third-most valuable NHL franchise, worth US$1.6 billion
The Rangers and Leafs are the only NHL teams worth more.
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Western, St. Joseph’s partner to offer on-campus domestic violence, sexual assault supports
The partnership will see specialized nurses, doctors and social workers provide services on campus, at no charge, as needed and requested, according to Western.
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Availability of rapid tests crucial for Christmas period, expert says
“If I want to go to a party, I can test myself and say I'm not contagious right now. It's the perfect use of the test at this time."
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Abandoned Manitoba church goes up in flames
The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, pending an investigation by the Office of the Fire Commissioner, but RCMP said they don't believe anyone was inside at the time.
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