More than 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases are missing from the map the City of Toronto released last week that shows infections by neighbourhood, CBC News has found. ET, showed 9,623 positive COVID-19 cases distributed over 140 neighbourhoods. Similar proportions of missing data were found in the map and case counts from previous days. But with 2,000 cases missing, one researcher familiar with Toronto's map data said health authorities could be missing out on other vulnerable communities. "We may be missing COVID-19 hot spots or certain vulnerable populations may be missing from the narrative about COVID-19 in Toronto."
June 04, 2020 22:01 UTC
And we didn't do or say anything, we're just standing there ... and one of them yelled out, 'You shouldn't even be here, you dirty, COVID-spreading traveller!'" Under Yukon's pandemic-related restrictions, travellers going to or from Alaska are allowed just 24 hours to drive through the territory. She's now several days out of Yukon, and looking back she says it felt different travelling through the territory. In all, the territory has seen 11 confirmed cases — all related to travel outside Yukon — and all of those people have recovered. As of Thursday, according to the Yukon government, 11,537 travellers have been allowed entry into Yukon.
June 04, 2020 21:56 UTC
“Saudi Arabia has gone after dissidents abroad … this did not begin with MBS (Mohammed bin Salman),” said Juneau. “Canada and Saudi Arabia do not have an extradition treaty, and there are currently no extradition proceedings in progress regarding Mr. al-Jabri,” the email said. Canada has had a contentious relationship with Saudi Arabia in recent years. Saudi Arabia reacted swiftly, recalling its ambassador from Canada, sending Canada’s ambassador home, and accusing Canada of “blatant interference in the Kingdom’s domestic affairs.”Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, Raif Badawi’s sister, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. Aljabri had, until 2015, been a key figure in the relationship between Western and Saudi intelligence agencies, in part responsible for the modernization of Saudi intelligence after May 2003 bombings in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
June 04, 2020 21:55 UTC
Alberta reported one more death from COVID-19 on Thursday and 15 new cases of the illness. The most recent death was a man in his 80s who was a resident of Extendicare Hillcrest, a nursing home in Calgary. There were 334 active cases in the province, down from 344 on Wednesday. A total of 6,611 people are now listed as recovered, an increase of 24 from the day before. The regional breakdown of cases on Thursday was:
June 04, 2020 21:45 UTC
A high-ranking official with a private long-term care company is now out of a job after she was overheard mocking the residents of a beleaguered Toronto-area care home following a virtual town hall meeting. 'Deeply regretful'In a statement responding to a request for comment from CBC News, Sienna Senior Living said Dykeman is no longer with the company. "Despite receiving hospital support, Woodbridge Vista Care Community has been unable to contain the spread of COVID-19," the province said in a statement. Angela Zuccareli's father is a resident at Woodbridge Vista Care Community. (Grant Linton/CBC)On Sunday, Woodbridge Vista Care Community sent 18 residents, most of whom had tested positive for COVID-19, to hospital because they needed more care than the facility could provide, Sienna said.
June 04, 2020 21:42 UTC
Strains traced to Europe and Eastern Canada are by far the largest source of COVID-19 infections in B.C., according to new modelling presented by the provincial government Thursday. But beginning in March, with an outbreak that began with the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, infections with strains from Eastern Canada and Europe spiked dramatically. Genomic tracing of different strains of the novel coronavirus show most infections are linked to variations that have been traced to Europe and Eastern Canada. The numbers also show that Richmond had no new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks of May, the only part of the Lower Mainland where that was the case. While slightly more women and girls have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C., men and boys have been much more likely to have serious cases of the disease.
June 04, 2020 21:39 UTC
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June 04, 2020 21:11 UTC
The University of British Columbia is expanding its Okanagan presence by building a new campus in downtown Kelowna. 's Interior in 2005 when the UBC Okanagan campus, near the Kelowna International Airport, was established. Planning for the downtown Kelowna UBC campus is set to take place over the next 12 to 18 months. (UBC Okanagan Media Relations)The campus will be located at the former Kelowna Daily Courier building, at 550 Doyle Ave., and is expected to have up to 100,000 square feet of floor space. UBC, the City of Kelowna and local Indigenous communities will work together in the coming months to decide how best to use the space.
June 04, 2020 20:58 UTC
Ontario and Quebec have accounted for more than 90 per cent of national COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days, according to Tam and Njoo. Today was the third time Canada's leading public health officials have given an update on the expected impact the novel coronavirus will have on the Canadian population. Canada's Rt has remained below one for the last two weeks, suggesting public health measures are being effective in controlling the epidemic, said Tam. "I don't think anyone would have difficulty if they were increasing the budget for the Public Health Agency," said Julian. CBC News readers, viewers and listeners have sent in countless questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including this one.
June 04, 2020 20:48 UTC
A spate of police-involved deaths and serious injuries in north central B.C. The man was in police custody in Prince George when he died. Rally organizer Cheryl Casimir said she welcomed the three RCMP officers who stood in the parking lot to listen. Charges against 5 Prince George Mounties under considerationEverett's death in police custody is still being investigated by the IIO. So is the case of Dale Culver, who died after being arrested in Prince George in 2017.
June 04, 2020 20:08 UTC
The City of Ottawa says swimmers should be allowed back in the water at its five beaches early next month, despite the pandemic. On Wednesday, the announced it's opening public washrooms and drinking fountains at Britannia Park, Andrew Haydon Park, Westboro Beach, Mooney's Bay Beach and Petrie Island Beaches. City crews will clean the washrooms throughout the day, the city said. Swimming at those beaches is currently off limits because there are no lifeguards on duty, and because the city isn't carrying out water quality testing for potentially harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Chenier said testing should resume "several days" before lifeguards take up their posts this summer.
June 04, 2020 19:52 UTC
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered. Meghan told graduates at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles that she wrestled with the question of what to tell them, given the days of protests after the May 25 death of Floyd. The handcuffed black man pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck in Minneapolis. In a virtual address, she said she realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing, because Floyd's life mattered. Meghan said she wished the graduates were starting their young lives in a better world.
June 04, 2020 19:52 UTC
After casting his line into the Old Man River for about 60 hours over several days with barely a nibble, Blair Murphy was starting to think he was cursed. "It was quite a battle," said Murphy, talking by phone, back at the river where he landed his sturgeon. Swim in from SaskatchewanMurphy caught his sturgeon, which he released back into the river, at the western edge of the fish's habitat, and he says you can see them in the Old Man River for only about a month each year. Murphy, an avid fisher, has caught a bigger sturgeon, but that was in the Fraser River in B.C. An avid fishermanHe fishes in the river not far from his Lethbridge home and in the pond up the hill that's even closer.
June 04, 2020 19:23 UTC
This week, responding to an assertion that Nenshi's 2017 win represented Calgarians' endorsement of the Green Line project, Wilson tweeted: "No. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called the tweet by W. Brett Wilson regarding his last election win was a cheap insult. "I posted a thoughtless and inflammatory tweet about the 2017 Calgary municipal election that upset Mayor Nenshi and many others," Wilson wrote. Speaking Thursday during a news conference, Nenshi brought up Wilson's comments when referencing the challenges of handling casual racism in the community. Wilson says he has many concerns about the Green Line, including rising cost-per-kilometre since it was proposed, its alignment and its ridership forecasts.
June 04, 2020 19:06 UTC
Nunavut RCMP say they will conduct a review of an attack against an Inuk man from Kinngait, Nunavut, who was allegedly assaulted while in police custody by another inmate following his violent arrest captured on video earlier this week. It shows a police officer using the door of an RCMP truck to knock the man over before he was arrested by five police officers. 'Viciously attacked'A court document obtained by CBC News reveals that after his arrest he was put in cells where he ended up being "viciously attacked" by another inmate. When the man in the video accidentally made contact with him, he was repeatedly punched and kicked. WATCH | RCMP officer uses pickup truck to take down manA video shared on social media appears to show the door of an RCMP pickup truck in Kinngait, Nunavut, strike a man before making an arrest.
June 04, 2020 18:48 UTC