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Lambton County sees first confirmed human case of West Nile virus of the year

LAMBTON COUNTY, Ont. — Health officials say someone in Lambton County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus - the first confirmed human case in the region this year.

Drive-through COVID testing centre in Kitchener closed over safety concerns

A hospital in Kitchener, Ont., closed its drive-through COVID-19 testing centre on Wednesday, citing concerns for the safety of its staff and the public amid a spike in demand.
Spin Master launches 'Mighty Express'; says 'Paw Patrol' 'isn't going anywhere'

Spin Master launches 'Mighty Express'; says 'Paw Patrol' 'isn't going anywhere'

TORONTO — The Canadian company behind "Paw Patrol" has launched a new children's animated series about trains, and insists the blockbuster puppy predecessor that counts Prince George among its fans still has a long life ahead of it.
Raptors Uprising GC retains three star players for 2021 NBA 2K League season

Raptors Uprising GC retains three star players for 2021 NBA 2K League season

TORONTO — Raptors Uprising GC has retained its star trio of point guard Kenneth (Kenny Got Work) Hailey, centre Jerry (Sick One) Knapp and lockdown defender Trent (Timelycook) Donald for the 2021 NBA 2K League esports season.

Ontario to review COVID-19 symptoms list for schools, minister says

TORONTO — Ontario's education minister says he is considering shortening the list of COVID-19 symptoms that require kids to stay home from school.
Leading CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on 'silver lining' of a 'strange' year

Leading CCMA Awards nominee Tenille Townes on 'silver lining' of a 'strange' year

TORONTO — Tenille Townes is making waves in Nashville, but the Alberta-raised musician says her heart will be back home this weekend for the biggest night in Canadian country music. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Grande Prairie, Alta.
Sens GM Dorion says longtime goalie Anderson not expected back next season

Sens GM Dorion says longtime goalie Anderson not expected back next season

Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion says longtime Senators goaltender Craig Anderson will not be offered a new contract by the NHL club.

TDSB turning to supply teachers as it rushes to hire for online classes

TORONTO — Canada's largest school board is drawing on its pool of supply teachers as it rushes to meet a surge in demand for online learning.
Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

TORONTO — Encouraging Ontario residents to get the flu shot is the first part of the province's plan to combat COVID-19 this fall, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday, as critics said rising case counts warranted far more decisive action.

Major League Rugby to kick off fourth season in March 2021 with 13 teams

TORONTO — Major League Rugby will kick off its fourth season on March 20, 2021. The 18-week regular season will features 13 teams including the Toronto Arrows, who joined in 2019. The championship game is scheduled for Aug.
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