Vaping rates have doubled among youth in the last three years. A new study looks at why 20 January 2021, 11:13 pm

While cigarette and alcohol use has declined among Ontario teens, vaping has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, with rates of youth vaping doubling from 11 per cent to 23 per cent in the last three years.

Toronto taxi driver gets four years in prison for deliberately running down, killing King St. longboarder 20 January 2021, 11:08 pm

The judged rejected Adib Ibrahim’s testimony that he hit Ralph Bissonnette in a lapse of attention — “he did so intentionally, after Mr. Bissonnette had yelled at him, banged on the hood of his vehicle and hit the side view mirror,” Superior Court Justice Alfred O’Marra said.

Doug Ford was Canada’s most pro-Trump politician — until everything changed 20 January 2021, 10:47 pm

There was a time when Ontario’s premier was probably the most unapologetically pro-Trump politician in Canada. But the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump’s threats of trade wars over steel and aluminum, two impeachments, and his misbehaviour have changed all that.

Should nursing homes use rapid tests for COVID-19? It depends on who you ask 20 January 2021, 10:36 pm

The Ontario government wants to expand the use of rapid tests for screening long-term care workers, but some believe they would be better used in less risky settings.

The Biden inauguration was filled with symbolism. Here are six examples 20 January 2021, 10:15 pm

History had its eyes on the swearing-in of America’s 46th president, and first female vice-president.

Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes have 78% more COVID-19 deaths than non-profits, report finds 20 January 2021, 10:12 pm

For-profit nursing homes have a higher risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths than non-profit facilities, the science table advising Premier Doug Ford says in a new report echoing previous advice for the government to improve conditions in long-term care.

‘It’s time to end this uncivil war’: Joe Biden may be ready, but is America? 20 January 2021, 7:36 pm

“This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day,” President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. said around noon on Wednesday in his Inaugural Address, moments after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on steps of the Capitol in Washington.

What we know about Amanda Gorman, America’s 22-year-old youth poet laureate, who made history as the youngest to perform on inauguration day 20 January 2021, 6:30 pm

The Los Angeles-born “inspiration” performed a five minute reading of her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” continuing a tradition — for Democratic presidents — that includes such celebrated poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.

Today’s coronavirus news: Alberta says stricter COVID restrictions appear to be working; Toronto police lay charges after calls about large gatherings; Ontario reporting 2,655 new COVID-19 cases, 89 d 20 January 2021, 11:03 am

Meanwhile, the federal government is extending current restrictions on non-U.S. international travel into Canada until at least Feb. 21.

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