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Man accused in killing of London Muslim family to face terrorism charges

Terrorism charges are being pursued against the London man accused of running down and killing four members of a Muslim family and injuring a fifth.

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, was informed during a court appearance on Monday morning that both federal and provincial prosecutors have consented to moving forward with terrorism proceedings against him.

Minister announces acclerated framework for return of professional sports

Whether the Jays and Raptors can start playing games at home again may depend on what the federal government says, but the province has released a framework that could see a return to play.

Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Lisa MacLeod announced today 18 leagues in six sports could start playing games so long as they get their public health unit’s approval. Players would also have to adhere to mask-wearing, cohorting, and other restrictions.

Fireflies need dark nights for their summer light shows—here’s how you can help

Before humans invented fire, the only things that lit up the night were the moon, the stars and bioluminescent creatures—including fireflies. These ambassadors of natural wonder are soft-bodied beetles that emit “cold light,” using a biochemical reaction housed in their abdominal lanterns.

Owen Sound officers allegedly assaulted, man faces charges

A man is accused of assaulting two Owen Sound police officers responding to a dispute at in the Walmart parking lot.

In a release, police say they got a report that a man was allegedly attacking another man. Officers say when they arrived they were approached by “an enraged” man who they say did not listen when told to back away.

One of the officers used a taser but was hit causing the weapon to miss. The second officer was then punched.

These simple DIY projects will turn your gently used items into trendy cottage focal pieces

Even the most traditional cottages need a bit of sprucing up from time to time.

A new item or two can take a room from feeling cluttered to cohesive.

You won’t be alone in your DIY project either, as a recent study from Kijiji called The Home Sweet Home Report found that 60 per cent of Canadians have been using the extra time at home over the past year to take on home renovation and decor projects. So if you’re ready to clean up your cottage and tackle a DIY project in the process, here are a few simple ideas that you can try this summer.

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Grey Bruce Health Unit reports five new COVID-19 cases

COVID case numbers are remaining steady in the Grey-Bruce region.

Saturday’s report the local public health authority reported just five new cases. Two in West Gray, and one each in South Bruce, Saugeen Shores and Hanover.

This is the second consecutive day that the health unit has reported five cases.

It brings the region’s total number of cases to 1393 throughout the pandemic. 41 of the cases are considered to be active, and only three involve variants of concern.

There have been 117,166 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations given in Grey-Bruce as of Friday.

Grey-Bruce Public Health Unit reports five new COVID-19 cases Saturday

The Grey-Bruce Public Health Unit added five new cases of COVID-19 to its total on Friday.

Of the new infections, three are in Owen Sound, one is in Arran-Elderslie, and one is in West Grey.

That brings the total caseload since the start of the pandemic to 1,384.

There are 35 active cases in the region now, three of which involve a variant of concern. Another 64 people are high-risk contacts.

Across Ontario, there were 502 new cases on Saturday and 15 deaths.

Ontario shortens wait time to get a second shot for some

If your first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 was from AstraZeneca, you don’t have to wait as long to get the second dose now.

The Ontario government is shortening the interval between doses for those people to eight weeks, down from 12, with informed consent. Starting Monday, June 14, at 8 a.m., they can book an appointment for the second dose through a pharmacy or primary care provider for an AstraZeneca shot.

Family of London Muslims killed in targeted attack “overwhelmed by the compassion and kindness”

As the community continues to mourn the deaths of four Londoners murdered in what police are calling a targeted hate attack, family members of the victims have released a statement.

Four members of the family, 46-year-old Salman Afzaal, his wife 44-year-old Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal, and Salman Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother Talat Afzaal were killed. Nine-year-old Fayez Salman suffered serious injuries, but survived.