67% of Canadians believe fully-vaccinated population still won’t stop Omicron’s spread: Ipsos poll

Even if every eligible Canadian is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, more than two-thirds of people in the country believe that won’t be enough to stop the spread of the virus’ Omicron variant, according to the results of a new survey. Results from a poll about COVID-19 vaccination conducted by Ipsos Global Public Affairs on … Read more

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK – Meet Luv, the heavyweight rock star loved by millions for his album “Bat Out of Hell” and for his grim theatrical anthems like “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “Two out of Three Aren’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything From For love (but I wouldn’t).” Born singer Marvin Lee Aday passed away … Read more

IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early on Friday, killing 11 soldiers while they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said that the attack took place in the Al-Azim area, north of Baquba, in Diyala Governorate. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately … Read more

Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have difficulty feeding family: poll

A new poll shows that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have difficulty providing enough food for their families. An Angus Reid Institute poll, released Friday, found that 57% of Canadians reported having difficulty feeding their family recently, up from 36% when the question was last asked in 2019. The report notes that inflation plays … Read more

World worse now due to COVID-19, climate, conflict: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS – As he begins his second term as United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the world is in many ways worse than it was five years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that sparked war. Conflicts are everywhere – but unlike US President Joe Biden, he … Read more

Police seeking assistance locating missing man in Toronto – Toronto

Police are seeking public assistance in locating a man reported missing in Toronto. Toronto police are looking for 38-year-old Gashawbeza Kefene, who was last seen on January 9 in the Queen Street East and Bond Street area. Police say Kevin is five feet nine inches tall, of medium build, brown eyes, short black hair and … Read more

Kingston Police searching for missing elderly woman around Rideaucrest Home – Kingston

On Thursday at approximately 8 p.m., Kingston Police were notified by Rideaucrest Home staff that one of its residents had gone missing from their headquarters at 175 Rideau Street. Police are asking for public assistance in locating 71-year-old Heather Gurney. According to the police, earlier in the evening, Gurney went out for a cigarette and … Read more

Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky blanks Edmonton Oilers – Edmonton

Sergey Bobrovsky saved 40 saves for the first time of the season as the Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-0 Thursday night at Rogers Place. The Oilers have not won in their last seven games, going 0-5-2. Sergey Bobrovsky (72) of the Florida Panthers rescues Jesse Poligarvi of the Edmonton Oilers (13) during the … Read more

MP Sukh Dhaliwal considering a run for mayor of Surrey – BC

It may be nine months now until the mayoral election season, but the mayoral race in British Columbia’s second most populous city is already heating up. Veteran Liberal MP Sok Dhaliwal is the latest name to cause a stir, and the three-term MP does nothing to placate the viewer. “Many people have come from different … Read more