Major fines expected for students who don’t adhere to covid 19 guidelines this weekend during Queens University homecoming.

The penalty for people caught breaking covid-19 regulations could mean a fine ranging from $100 for noise complaints to $880 for attending a party, that breaks guidelines.

While those caught hosting a large party that breaks provincial gathering rules could face a minimum $10,000 fine under the Reopening Ontario Act.

Under provincial guidelines, no more than 10 people can gather inside a residence and no more than 25 can gather outdoors.


A long-term care staffer has been charged with breaching federal quarantine rules for returning to work after travelling abroad.

Ottawa police say the woman was supposed to quarantine until October 9 after travelling outside the country.

She allegedly went to work at an Ottawa care home on September 30, when she was supposed to be isolating.

She has been charged with failing to comply with isolation requirements and with causing risk of death or serious bodily harm.


A long-term care association says it is concerned its homes are not ready for the second wave of COVID-19.

The Ontario Long-Term Care Association made the comments last month at the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission.

C-E-O Donna Duncan says staffing shortages were a root cause that led to deaths in nursing homes in the spring.

She says immediate government action is needed to help deal with the shortage.


Toronto’s police chief says there is genuine relief that a suspect in the 1984 murder of a nine-year-old girl from Queensville, Ontario, has been identified.

Chief James Ramer said Thursday D-N-A evidence indicates Calvin Hoover, then 28, had sexually assaulted Christine Jessop and would have been charged with her murder if he were alive.

A lawyer for the Jessop family says they learned from police that Hoover died by suicide in 2015.


Liberal M-Ps frustrated and filibustered opposition attempts to re-open the probe into WE Charity’s contract with the federal government.

Two House of Commons committees, finance and ethics, spent a combined 21 hours debating and discussing Conservative motions.

One denounced redactions to roughly five-thousand pages of documents released by the government in July.

The other heard calls for the speakers agency that made arrangements for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family members to appear at WE Events to hand over 12 years of paid receipts.

Both committees finished talking for the day without resolution when Bloc Quebecois M-Ps joined Liberals in voting to pause.


The family of a 17-year-old Indigenous boy found dead in a closet at a group home in B-C says while their hearts are broken, they still want to know what happened.

A relative says the family still hasn’t been told what happened in the time leading up to the teen’s death last month or what efforts were made to look for him during the time from when he was reported missing and when his body was discovered.

The woman says a public inquiry would shed light not only on the boy’s death but on broader discrimination in the child welfare system.


U-S President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, last night.

They each held a televised town hall instead of their shared second debate.

Their events showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to COVID-19.

Trump was defensive about his administration’s handling of the coronavirus, and evasive when pressed about whether he took a required COVID-19 test before his first debate with Biden.


The Trump administration has installed two political operatives at the country’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about COVID-19.

It comes as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.

The two appointees assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Atlanta headquarters in June have no public health background.

They have instead been tasked with keeping an eye on Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency director, as well as scientists.


An alleged neo-Nazi and white supremacist has pleaded guilty to a hate crime for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Richard Holzer pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce.

The pleas came in a deal with prosecutors who have promised not to ask for more than 20 years of jail time for Holzer when he is sentenced in January.


Former Mexican defence secretary General Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in Los Angeles on drug trafficking and money laundering charges

The general served from 2012 to 2018 as secretary of defence under former president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Mexican officials say Cienfuegos was arrested at the L-A international airport as he was arriving in the United States with his family.


New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during tomorrow’s election.

One is whether to legalize recreational marijuana and the other is whether to legalize euthanasia.

Polls indicate the euthanasia referendum is likely to pass while the result of the marijuana measure remains uncertain.


India’s capital’s air quality levels have plunged to very poor.

This comes days after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.

New Delhi enjoyed a respite from air pollution until September due to a strict virus COVID-19 lockdown.

But with industrial activities resuming and cars back on the roads, the air quality in the city has once again fallen to unhealthy levels.

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