Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

Ontario pediatricians warn of flu shot ‘crisis’ to meet anticipated demand

A group representing more than 1,400 Ontario pediatricians is warning of “an imminent crisis” in rolling out the flu shot this season. An online petition by members of the Ontario Medical Association says there’s already “unprecedented strong interest amongst parents for the influenza vaccine.” At the same time, they say it will be impossible for […]

Pediatricians issue urgent call for help to get flu shot to more people this fall

Pediatricians issue urgent call for help to get flu shot to more people this fall

Ontario pediatricians say their calls for the financial and logistical support needed to do more flu vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic have so far gone unheeded and fear an “imminent crisis” lies ahead. “We … would like to express our urgent concerns regarding an imminent crisis in influenza vaccination,” said an online petition launched on Change.org […]

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with air gun

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with air gun

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, where threats to the endangered species have increased as the palm oil and paper industries shrink its jungle habitat. An X-ray showed at least 74 air gun pellets in her body, including […]

Late shot, missed shots a recipe for a tough Raptors loss

Late shot, missed shots a recipe for a tough Raptors loss

Seems the Raptors can’t always pull a rabbit out of the hat. Tough finish to a tough night and a tough road loss to a struggling team won’t have them feeling so good heading into the hardest part of the schedule so far. But nights like that are going to happen, it’s all about maintaining […]

Man shot at legal cannabis grow-op in rural Niagara Falls, Ont.

Man shot at legal cannabis grow-op in rural Niagara Falls, Ont.

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.—Police say they’re investigating a shooting at a licensed medicinal cannabis grow operation in rural Niagara Falls, Ont. Niagara regional police say officers and paramedics responded on Monday afternoon after a 45-year-old man called 911 to report that he had just been shot. Investigators say the man was found suffering from a gunshot […]

Canadians have a shot to win some BAFTAs this weekend

Canadians have a shot to win some BAFTAs this weekend

TORONTO—Quebec director Denis Villeneuve may not have received an Oscar nomination for Blade Runner 2049, but this weekend he could get a similar trophy across the pond. Villeneuve is nominated for best director for the sci-fi sequel, going into Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, a.k.a. the BAFTAs, which air here at 6 p.m. on Hollywood […]

Man in 20s fatally shot in Scarborough apartment building

Man in 20s fatally shot in Scarborough apartment building

A man in his early 20s is dead after a shooting at an apartment building in Scarborough on Sunday morning.  Toronto paramedics say gunshots were fired around 10:30 a.m. in the six-storey building at Eglinton Avenue East and Mason Road, near Markham Road.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  No other people were injured […]