Canada: COVID-19 hospitalizations up 67 per cent in week as Omicron takes hold

The number of COVID-19 patients in Canadian hospitals climbed by 67 per cent over the past week, including a 9-per-cent increase in infected people in intensive care units, according to data compiled by The Globe and Mail. The highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 has swept across Canada in little over a month. Now, asContinue reading “Canada: COVID-19 hospitalizations up 67 per cent in week as Omicron takes hold”

Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen’s neck, prompting calls for investigation

Neck kneeling not prohibited by city police service, but Montreal mayor seeking answers about incident A Quebec legislator is calling for an investigation into a video that shows a Montreal police officer kneeling on the neck of a Black 14-year-old, his face pressed into the sidewalk, in an image reminiscent of George Floyd’s last moments. Frantz Benjamin,Continue reading “Montreal police filmed kneeling on Black teen’s neck, prompting calls for investigation”

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