Tag Archives: News/Canada

California company likely source of North American salmonella outbreak linked to onions

By | August 1, 2020

U.S. federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and they identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif., has notified the food agency that… Read More »

Manitoba among provinces warned not to eat U.S. red onions amid salmonella outbreak

By | July 31, 2020

Health officials have tracked a salmonella outbreak in Canada reported earlier this week to red onions imported from the United States. According to a release from the Public Health Agency of Canada, there have been 55 additional illnesses in Canada since the outbreak was first announced for a total of 114 cases of salmonella across five provinces.  Sixteen people have been hospitalized.… Read More »

COVID-19 taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows

By | July 17, 2020

Robert Langevin was scared he might die behind bars. “I am an urgent case and I am a vulnerable human being. I have rights. This isn’t human,” he pleaded in writing with Quebec’s provincial ombudsman in March from his cell at Bordeaux jail, known officially as the Montreal Detention Centre, where he was awaiting trial. The 72-year-old from Valleyfield,… Read More »

In a time of protest, Black LGBTQ voices rise

By | June 28, 2020

For decades, Nik Redman felt that as a Black transgender man, he had to leave a part of himself behind depending on what room he was in.  But the long-time Toronto activist says the recent wave of protests give him hope that things are beginning to change. “There’s definitely a coming together. There’s been recognition [of] who has… Read More »

New StatsCan data reveals hundreds of ‘excess’ deaths in Canada amid pandemic

By | June 19, 2020

Hundreds more Canadians died in the early weeks of the pandemic than in the same period in previous years — but not all were directly connected to COVID-19, according to new figures released Friday by Statistics Canada. The report compared weekly deaths from this year against the highest number of deaths for those same weeks over the past five years — looking… Read More »

Most police watchdog investigators are white and former officers, Canadian Press tally finds

By | June 19, 2020

The majority of independent investigators delving into alleged police misconduct in Canada are white men who are former police officers. Seven provincial independent investigation units currently look into incidents involving police. The Canadian Press has found that of the 167 members involved in these units, 111 are former officers or have had a working relationship with police, and… Read More »

Breaking their silence: 2 Canadian women say they were raped by Peter Nygard

By | June 14, 2020

WARNING: This story contains graphic details. The doorbell rang one fall day in 1993, dropping a bomb on April Telek’s seemingly storybook life in North Vancouver. A box of free clothes had arrived from a Canadian designer for the up-and-coming model and actor. The 20-year-old had recently represented Canada on the international pageant circuit, spent a year as… Read More »

Health Canada recalls some hand sanitizers over industrial-grade ethanol content

By | June 7, 2020

Health Canada says some hand sanitizers are being recalled because they contain industrial-grade ethanol. The agency says industrial-grade ethanol contains chemicals that may not be approved for use in hand sanitizers. It warns that frequent use of these products can result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking. The products on the recall list include Eltraderm Hand Sanitizer,… Read More »

Demands grow for police in Canada to wear body cameras

By | June 6, 2020

An online petition calling for Toronto police officers to be equipped with body cameras is approaching 100,000 signatures, highlighting renewed pressure on Canadian law enforcement to employ the devices. But high costs associated with the technology — and warnings the devices only capture part of a police intervention — have so far left bodycams largely absent from Canadian… Read More »