November 24, 2022

A list of Christmas markets and other holiday events happening in Toronto this weekend

Christmas is less than a month away and holiday markets are popping up all over Toronto. Here is a list of some of the festive events, markets and celebrations happening in the city this weekend. The 2022 Distillery Winter Village The annual holiday market at Toronto’s...

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Data continues to point to reduction in COVID-19 viral activity, even as influenza and RSV cases surge

Most public health indicators continue to point to a reduction in COVID-19 viral activity, even as Ontario’s pediatric hospitals struggle to manage an influx of patients with other upper respiratory infections, such as influenza and RSV. The latest data released by the Ministry of Health on...

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Gay club owner: Shooting comes amid a new ‘type of hate’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre said he thinks the shooting that killed five people and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has evolved from...

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Virginia Walmart shooting bolsters case for violence prevention at work

NEW YORK —  The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence, particularly...

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In India, believers in an ancient Indigenous faith seek formal recognition

GUDUTA, India —  The ritual began with a thunderous roll of leather drums, its clamor echoing through the entire village. Women dressed in colorful saris broke into an Indigenous folk dance, tapping and moving their feet to its galloping rhythm. At the climax, 12 worshippers — proudly...

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Seniors at high risk for RSV, experts warn, as Health Canada reviews 60-plus vaccine

Nicole Ireland, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 24, 2022 2:43PM EST TORONTO – As pediatric hospitals fill up with young children sickened by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), doctors are worried that older adultswill be the next wave to become seriously ill. “Right now everyone is...

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