Jean-Jacques Savin dies trying to row solo across Atlantic Ocean

Jean-Jacques Savin, a 75-year-old French adventurer, has died while trying to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean alone, according to a statement from his support team for the endeavor. “We have just learned of the death of our friend Jean-Jacques,” his support team said in a Facebook post. “Jean-Jacques’ body was found lifeless in the cabin … Read more

COVID-19 Ontario: Hospitalizations dip to 3,797 as ICU admissions climb to 604

The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Ontario fell to 3,797 while the number of ICU admissions reached 604 on Sunday. The data indicates a decrease from 4,026 patients reported in hospital the previous day and an increase from 600 patients who were being treated in the intensive care unit on Saturday. Health Secretary … Read more

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

TORONTO – When Jillian Pulver picked up roasted sweet potato soup, chicken salad, and chicken salad from Toronto Pusateri’s Fine Foods for $10 last weekend, the deal was too good to brag about. “It’s a fancy, fancy grocery store…so most people don’t necessarily have the budget to go shopping there, but you save money and … Read more

U.K. lawmaker claims she was fired over her Muslim faith

A former minister in Britain’s Conservative government said she was told her Islamic faith was a reason for her dismissal, an allegation that has deepened divisions plaguing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling party. Former Transportation Minister Nusrat Ghani told the Sunday Times that when she was demoted in 2020, a government whip said her “Islam” … Read more

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling PM’s wedding plans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has postponed her wedding after new COVID-19 restrictions were announced on Sunday after nine cases of the Omicron variant were discovered in one family who flew to Auckland for a wedding. The country’s so-called “red preparation” for the epidemic response includes strict measures such as … Read more

What comes after Omicron? U.S. Experts weigh in

Imagine a future not too far away when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you won’t have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting about the pandemic for a while may seem like a fantasy — after all, the coronavirus has raised our … Read more

Russia rejects U.K. claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

On Sunday, the Russian Foreign Ministry rejected British allegations that Russia is seeking to replace the government of Ukraine with a pro-Moscow administration, and that former Ukrainian MP Yevni Murrayev is being seen as a possible candidate. The British Foreign Office also appointed, on Saturday, several other Ukrainian politicians it said have links to Russian … Read more

Belgian tennis player Alison Van Uytvanck in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 following Australian Open

Belgian tennis player Alison van Uytvanck said today, Sunday, that she had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, after her participation in the Australian Open tennis tournament. the main points: Alison van Uytvanck says she has ‘very mild symptoms’ of COVID-19 On Wednesday, China’s Wang Qiang eliminated Van Yutvanck in the second round of singles … Read more

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold to miss Australia’s qualifier against Vietnam after contracting COVID-19

Saudi national football team coach Graham Arnold will miss Wednesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Vietnam in Melbourne after testing positive for COVID-19. the main points: Graham Arnold was fully vaccinated, asymptomatic, and had a booster shot 10 days ago, Australian football says Arnold believed that the “standards, processes, and culture” he instilled would remain … Read more

2 Canadians killed in Mexico, another injured: officials

Global Affairs Canada confirmed Saturday that it is aware of the deaths of two Canadian citizens in Mexico, a day after local officials in the country announced a shooting at a resort near Playa del Carmen, which also wounded a third person. In a statement, a Global Affairs spokesperson said it was aware of a … Read more