Coronavirus: St. Catharines man tests positive for COVID-19

A man in his 80s is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Niagara region, according to Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH). In a release, the agency said the 84-year-old man was picked up by paramedics in St. Catharines on Tuesday for an unrelated health condition. He was subsequently tested for COVID-19 and it came back positive on Thursday, […]

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Daniel Radcliffe addresses coronavirus rumour: ‘I look ill all the time’

Daniel Radcliffe has addressed a fake online report that circulated earlier this week claiming he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The hoax originated from a fake BBC news account called @BBCNewsTonight, which tweeted: “BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe tests positive for coronavirus. The actor is said to be the first famous person to be publicly confirmed.” “I walked into the […]

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Hamilton teacher charged in arson murders of mother, stepfather denied bail

A Hamilton teacher charged in the arson deaths of his mother and stepfather has been denied bail. Richard Taylor, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2018 deaths of Carla and Alan Rutherford, who died as a result of a fire that police say was deliberately set in the bedroom of their home on Greening Court in Dundas, […]

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Exclusive: U.S. Fed, banks discuss possible leniency on liquidity threshold to aid lending, sources say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is talking with lenders about potentially going easy on them if they deplete their liquidity reserves while trying to support customers hurt by coronavirus disruption, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. Following the 2008 financial crisis, banks built up billions of dollars in liquidity buffers to ensure they could meet […]

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Rage Against the Machine postpones reunion gigs over coronavirus

Only a month after announcing its upcoming reunion tour, Rage Against the Machine (RATM) has postponed the initial spring portion of the trek due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The political rap-rock group confirmed the news via Instagram on Thursday. Twenty-one shows on the long-awaited Public Service Announcement tour — including two already delayed Coachella Music […]

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How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus without scaring them

As people stockpile groceries and schools across the country temporarily close, children may feel anxious about the novel coronavirus pandemic and what it means for them and their family. The fear and uncertainty around COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is stressful for many adults and can be especially anxiety-provoking for children. “Kids speak energy long before they […]

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Céline Dion postpones spring North American tour due to coronavirus

Despite recently testing negative for COVID-19, it seems the new coronavirus will still be taking a toll on Céline Dion‘s touring plans this spring — as it has for many, many other musicians. On Thursday, the Canadian pop legend made the decision to postpone the remaining concert dates between March and April on the North American leg of her extensive […]

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