COVID-19 vaccine side effects less likely in pregnant people, study says

Pregnant people experienced fewer side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine than their counterparts who were not pregnant, a new Canadian study suggests. The Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network collected data from 191,360 vaccinated women, ages 15 to 49, between December 2020 and November 2021. The researchers asked participants to report “major health events” severe enough … Read more

FBI director denounces threats against agents after Trump’s house search

Margery A. Beck, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022 5:59 PM EDT OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The FBI director on Wednesday spoke out harshly against supporters of former President Donald Trump who have used violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency’s search for Trump’s … Read more

John Derringer leaves Q107 amid investigation

John Derringer, a longtime radio host, leaves his position as host of Q107’s ‘Derringer in the Morning’ after 22 years as part of an investigation into verbal abuse and gender discrimination in the workplace. Q107, a rock station in Toronto owned by Corus Entertainment, made the announcement Tuesday in a statement shared on their Twitter … Read more

Gabby Petito’s family records claim police abandoned her

Brady McCombs and Sam Metz, The Associated Press Published Monday, August 8, 2022 7:54 PM EDT SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Gabby I askThe Utah family on Monday notified officials in Utah of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit after police failed to recognize their daughter … Read more

Toronto Public Health finds West Nile virus in five mosquito pools

A number of mosquitoes in Toronto have tested positive for West Nile virus, the city’s health service has confirmed. In a press release published Monday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said five pools of infected mosquitoes from Etobicoke, North York and western Toronto are some of the first to test positive for the virus this year. … Read more

Father and son get life for hate crime in death of Ahmaud Arbery

Russ Bynum, The Associated Press Published Monday, August 8, 2022 3:21 PM EDT Last updated on Monday, August 8, 2022 5:45 PM EDT BRUNSWICK, Georgia (AP) — The white father and son convicted of murder in the deadly shooting of Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the 25-year-old … Read more

Boy at heart of UK lawsuit dies after life support ends

Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:36 AM EDT LONDON (AP) – A 12-year-old boy, who has been in a coma for four months, died Saturday in a London hospital after doctors ended a life-prolonging treatment that had been the subject of a … Read more

China Cuts Vital Contacts With US Over Pelosi Taiwan Visit

Ellen Knickmeyer, Zeke Miller and David Rising, The Associated Press Published Friday, August 5, 2022 5:19AM EDT Last updated on Friday, August 5, 2022 4:50 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) – China on Friday cut ties with the United States on vital issues — including military affairs … Read more

Toronto awaits drug decriminalization

While Toronto waits to hear whether the federal government will grant its request to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, harm reduction advocates say approval is urgently needed as governments fail to match the severity of the opioid crisis. This week marks seven months since the city sent its decriminalization request to Ottawa, … Read more

There are now over 400 confirmed cases of monkey pox in Ontario

There are now more than 400 confirmed cases of monkey pox in Ontario, the vast majority of which have been discovered in Toronto. The latest update from Public Health Ontario suggests the number of confirmed Monkeypox infections has jumped 15 percent from July 28 and now stands at 423. The agency says nearly 78 percent … Read more