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Winnipeg suspect in Oshawa killings was largely shut out of father’s will at time of shootings, documents show

By | September 11, 2020

The man suspected of wounding his sister, fatally shooting her husband and three of their kids inside their Oshawa, Ont., home last week, was all but left out of his father’s will, according to court documents obtained by CBC News. Instead, Mitch Lapa’s sister Loretta Traynor and her children were the beneficiaries of almost all of her late… Read More »

Police identify victims of mass shooting in Oshawa, Ont.

By | September 6, 2020

Police east of Toronto have identified the victims of a mass shooting in Oshawa, Ont., as four members of the same family. Durham regional police say the deceased are 50-year-old Chris Traynor and his children, 20-year-old Bradley Traynor, 15-year-old Adelaide Traynor and 11-year-old Joseph Traynor. A 50-year-old woman who was injured in the Friday morning shooting continues to… Read More »

Makeshift memorial grows outside Oshawa, Ont., home where 5 killed in apparent murder-suicide

By | September 5, 2020

Flowers, candles and stuffed toys are piling up outside a two-storey brick house in Oshawa, Ont., the day after five members of a family died in an apparent murder-suicide. Durham Regional Police homicide detectives continue to sift through the scene in the city east of Toronto, looking for clues as to why the killings early Friday morning took place. Four males… Read More »

Makeshift memorial grows outside Oshawa home where 5 killed in murder-suicide

By | September 5, 2020

Flowers, candles and stuffed toys are piling up outside a brick bungalow in Oshawa, Ont., after five members of a family died in a murder-suicide massacre. Durham Regional Police homicide detectives continue to sift through the scene in the city east of Toronto, looking for clues as to why the slaughter took place.  Four males and one female were found… Read More »

5 people dead after shooting in Ont., Manitoba truck part of investigation

By | September 4, 2020

Five people were found dead in a home east of Toronto after an early morning shooting, police say. Const. George Tudos, spokesperson for the Durham Regional Police Service, said multiple callers reported hearing gunshots inside the Oshawa residence, located near the corner of Harmony Road and Parklane Avenue, around 1:20 a.m. ET. Two of the dead are believed to be… Read More »

Alleged shooter of 4 in Oshawa, Ont., identified as Winnipeg relative who entered home uninvited

By | September 4, 2020

Police have identified a man who they allege shot four people in a home east of Toronto early this morning. All four were found dead, along with the shooter who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Durham Regional Police say.  Mitchell Lapa, 48, from Winnipeg, is a relative of the family and was not invited into the… Read More »

As school year nears, some warn Canada ‘lagging behind’ on approving COVID-19 saliva tests

By | August 25, 2020

Giving a school-aged child an invasive, uncomfortable nasal swab test for COVID-19 might be tricky.  Asking them to spit in a cup? It could be a simpler approach. That’s the thought process behind calls from both researchers and public health officials to launch saliva tests in schools. But despite international efforts to make this option a reality, there’s… Read More »

Anti-masking groups draw from anti-vaccination playbook to spread misinformation

By | July 27, 2020

As more regions across the country adopt mandatory masking policies in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, some anti-masking groups are joining forces with anti-vaccination proponents and adopting their techniques to spread misinformation and amplify their message.  The similarities between organized anti-masking and anti-vaccine movements are striking, said Maya Goldenberg, an associate professor of philosophy at… Read More »

6 months after Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case, hospitals ‘better prepared’ to help sickest patients

By | July 25, 2020

By late March, COVID-19 patients had started trickling in to the already-bustling Brampton Civic Hospital.  One of them, a man in his 40s, had previously been healthy. Now, he was hooked up to oxygen, with a respiratory rate of around 40 breaths each minute — more than double the number an adult would normally take.  Critical care physician… Read More »