COVID-19: Health officials mark 100 days since first warning over virus

Article content It has been 100 days since B.C. health officials first sounded the alarm over COVID-19. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry called Thursday “one of those landmark days,” as it marked more than three months since B.C. health officials first warned of what was then known as the novel coronavirus and the potential […]

Toronto city council meets virtually for the first time ever

For the first time in the history of city hall, council is meeting virtually on Thursday. During the pandemic, council is meeting for the first time since March 6 to discuss urgent business, largely related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Star’s city hall bureau will be covering the unprecedented meeting live, starting at 10 a.m. […]

Boris Johnson, France, Remdesivir: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the rocky road of Boris Johnson, a loss of faith in the French government and a tentative but hopeful coronavirus drug. The roller-coaster ride of Boris Johnson The British prime minister has seen a year of dizzying highs and lows: an […]

Tunisia reports 5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 980 in total

The Tunisian Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday night five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of the infected to 980 in the country, Trend reports citing Xinhua. “Following a total of 585 lab tests, 47 cases tested positive, of which five were new cases and 42 were previously confirmed cases who […]

Hollyoaks star teases if Scott and Mitchell wedding will happen amid split fears

Hollyoaks fans are fearing Scott Drinkwell will leave Mitchell Deveraux after the brutal attack on Felix Westwood. Scott doesn’t completely trust his boyfriend over his father’s assault, after Mitchell disappeared around the time of the incident. Mitchell has been arrested after he was set up by his triplet Celeste, while their sibling Toby was the […]

Scotiabank to close its metals business

Bank of Nova Scotia is closing its metals business, a division whose origins date back centuries and that brought prominence — and then lawsuits — to Canada’s third-largest bank. Employees were informed of the decision to shutter the operation during a conference call Tuesday morning, sources told the Financial Post.  The size and scope of […]

Ottawa’s Bluesfest 2020 cancelled; ticketholders can get full refund – Ottawa

Posted April 28, 2020 10:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Organizers have officially cancelled the 2020 edition of RBC Bluesfest, one of Ottawa’s most popular summer festivals. Bluesfest executive director Mark Monahan said in a statement Tuesday that despite having overcome […]

Las Vegas mayor’s proposed ‘gamble’ for reopening economy denounced by county commissioner

Mayor Carolyn Goodman has taken heat for offering workers as virtual lab rats. April 28, 2020, 5:18 AM 8 min read 8 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Saying that Las Vegas casinos, hotels and businesses will only reopen when scientific data says it’s no longer a gamble with people’s lives, a […]

Israel’s top court says no to digital tracking without legislation

Israel’s supreme court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring under legislation its use of mobile phone tracking in the battle against the coronavirus. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet in March approved emergency regulations that enabled the Shin Bet internal security service to use an anti-terrorism technology to tap into cellular data and trace […]