Lawsuits in U.S. demand unproven ivermectin for COVID-19 patients

At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S. by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.

Cap-strapped Maple Leafs sign university goalie to be back up Saturday vs. Senators

University of Toronto goalie Alex Bishop is set to live out his dream as he’ll suit up as backup to Maple Leafs starter Jack Campbell on Saturday night against visiting Ottawa. Regular backup Petr Mrazek is nursing a groin injury and the team is facing a salary cap squeeze.

Support for long-term care homes in Ontario extended to manage COVID-19 outbreaks 

The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, confirmed that the Government of Canada has approved an extension to a Request for Federal Assistance from the Province of Ontario to manage the COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes.

‘Good desi girls don’t date’ — so where does that leave me?

South Asian women — especially Muslim women like myself — experience love in constant dichotomies, writes Aysha Tabassum. When we’re abstinent, we’re being oppressed and making our parents proud. When we’re promiscuous, or even when we’re just falling in love, we’re both empowered and enslaved by internalized orientalism.

Canadian government braces for surge in passport renewals ahead of U.S. border reopening

The Canadian government still recommends against non-essential travel outside of the country because of the risk of contracting COVID-19 abroad and bringing it home. But with the U.S. border set to reopen to vaccinated travellers on Nov. 8, the federal government is preparing for a rise in demand for passport services.