‘This is real. The kids are getting very sick,’ Respiratory viruses impact younger population

Pediatric units are overwhelmed with an “unheard-of level” of sick children as the triple threat of respiratory viruses, COVID-19, RSV, and influenza, circulates. “The pediatric side of the health care system is really struggling, and not in a good way,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) medical director of critical care. … Read more

Alistair Johnston ‘honoured’ by Celtic transfer rumours as he admits link blew his phone up

Canada World Cup star Alistair Johnston last night admitted he’s honoured at the prospect of joining Celtic. The 24-year-old right back is closing in on a move to Parkhead as boss Ange Postecoglou continues work to bolster his squad in the January window. Having already secured a deal for Japanese defender Yuki Kobayashi, Johnston appears … Read more

Christmas controversy: Cape Breton parade organizers, mayor receive threats after route change

After three years, the Sydney Santa Claus Parade is back, but its return is not putting some people into the Christmas spirit. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Amanda McDougall says she’s been targeted after organizers decided to change this year’s parade route. “People have been driving by my house slowly and doing things that are … Read more

Young man dies after horror crash on Highlands road

A young man has died following a horror crash in the Highlands. Tragedy struck shortly after 7.30am on Friday, November 25 when officers were called to a three-car smash on the B9101, near the junction of the A939, in Bognafuaran, Nairn. Emergency services, including Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Service, sped to the scene, but … Read more

Filmmaker Paul Haggis told to pay US$10M total in rape suit

NEW YORK – Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis was ordered Monday to pay an additional US$2.5 million in damages in a rape lawsuit, bringing the total to US$10 million for a woman who said he sexually assaulted her nearly a decade ago. Jurors decided on the additional, punitive damages after hearing testimony about Haggis’ finances. The … Read more

Queen ordered to rest by doctors after ‘full day yesterday’ – meeting tonight postponed

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “After a full day yesterday, has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest. This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged.” The 96-year-old monarch was set to attend a Privy Council meeting on Wednesday evening with the new Prime … Read more

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