Child drowns at sea off Greece in first fatality after Turkey opens border

KASTANIES/LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – A young Syrian boy died on Monday after being pulled from the sea when a boat capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos, Greek officials said, the first reported fatality since Turkey opened its border last week to let migrants reach Europe. Separately, two Turkish security sources told Reuters a Syrian […]

2 homes destroyed, others damaged by fire in Calgary’s Riverbend area

Two homes were destroyed and the neighbouring houses damaged after a fire broke out late Tuesday night in southeast Calgary’s Riverbend neighbourhood. Firefighters responded around 11:15 p.m. to the house fire in the 2400 block of Riverstone Road SE. A second alarm was quickly called due to the amount of smoke and flames shooting from […]

India's coronavirus cases nears 30, hits major payments firm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The total number of known coronavirus cases in India rose sharply to 29 on Wednesday, including 16 Italian tourists who had tested positive for the disease as well as an employee of a digital payments company who had traveled to Italy. On Monday, the world’s second-most populous country had only six […]

New Ottawa Senators CEO fired after two months on the job

The Ottawa Senators fired new CEO Jim Little on Wednesday, continuing a string of executive departures for a club that has struggled on and off the ice in recent years. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk named Little the club’s CEO on Jan. 10. The Senators say Little’s conduct was “inconsistent” with the core values of the […]

The coronavirus outbreak will end eventually — the question is how

As the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus rises in Canada, health officials are scrambling to stop its spread. Unfortunately, it’s very rare that a virus of this kind is ever completely eradicated from the earth, said Steven Hoffman, director of the Global Strategy Lab and professor of global health, law and political science […]