Today’s coronavirus news: Worrying number of pregnant individuals remain unvaccinated

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 8:07 a.m.: Dr. Mariam Hanna noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments in her Burlington, Ont., clinic after the province began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. Whether … Read more

Analysis | The Scarborough Maple Leafs strike back against the Senators. And the U of T goalie had a quiet night

It was a good night for the Scarborough Maple Leafs. Michael Bunting and Wayne Simmonds — both from Scarborough — got a couple of working-class goals, leading the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. And those greasy, gritty goals are what the team needs when its best player is injured and … Read more

Kingston police declare homecoming gathering ‘aggravated nuisance’

KINGSTON, ONT. — Kingston called in the OPP’s riot squad on Saturday to help clear an illegal university homecoming party that saw 8,000 people, and a crowd-surfing sofa, swarm a storied section of the University District. What started as a rather tame gathering of a few hundred hanging out on the lawns and porches of … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: New Zealand administers record number of vaccines at ‘Vaxathon’; Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 1,000

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:20 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 486 new cases of COVID-19 with 329 cases in individuals who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 157 are … Read more

TTC to fire employees who don’t get vaccinated

The TTC has confirmed it will suspend and ultimately fire employees who don’t comply with the agency’s mandatory vaccination policy, setting the stage for possible labour shortages and cuts to transit service next month. In a press release Friday, the TTC announced it had revised its policy on COVID-19 vaccines for employees, pushing the deadline … Read more

U.S. expected to approve Canadians who had mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines as border crossings resume Nov. 8

WASHINGTON— It appears good border news could be on the way for Canadians who received mixed doses of COVID-19 vaccines: “The new U.S. travel policy *will* consider people with mixed vaccine doses as fully vaccinated, I’m told,” Bloomberg White House reporter Josh Wingrove tweeted Friday morning. The Star could not immediately confirm the report Friday … Read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to name new cabinet Oct. 26, with Parliament set to return Nov. 22

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that he intends to swear in his new cabinet on Oct. 26, less than one month before Parliament is set to return on Nov. 22. As Trudeau has previously stated, his third cabinet will continue to be gender balanced, a news release sent Friday morning read. In late … Read more

General Motors Canada announces it will require all workers to be fully vaccinated by December

General Motors Canada says its employees have two months to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In a statement released Thursday, the company said that all personnel, including visitors, at General Motors facilities across Canada must have two doses of a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine as of Dec. 12. “We are joining many other companies, from multiple … Read more