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September 26, 2018 8:15 PM Death toll for flu in U.S. last winter hit 80,000

NEW YORK—The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter—the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. “That’s huge,” said Dr. William 15

June 11, 2018 6:47 PM Donald Trump makes a hero out of Justin Trudeau

The basket, woven out of Canadian steel and aluminum, could be filled with Kraft Dinner, poutine, a Canada Goose parka and crude oil. And it could be sent to the Capella Hotel in Singapore. That’s where Trump is summiting with Kim Jong Un this week, energized by his layover in Quebec this weekend, where he turned the G7 into a gong show for the ages. I suppose 63

March 22, 2018 5:27 PM Leafs’ Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev will return to lineup against Predators

Matthews has missed 10 games with a shoulder injury, while Zaitsev sat out five games with a flu bug. The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a big boost to their lineup Thursday night when they face the Stanley Cup-favourite Predators in Nashville. Top forward Auston Matthews and top-four defenceman Nikita Zaitsev will return to game action, ending lengthy 27

March 22, 2018 2:18 PM Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into flu vaccine test

Prosecution spokesman says dozens of participants denied information about potential health hazards Prosecutors in Poland are suing a private firm accused of tricking homeless people into unwitting participation in bird flu vaccine tests in 2007. Prosecution spokesman Andrzej Kukawski said Wednesday that dozens of participants, including a pregnant woman 18

March 19, 2018 10:19 PM Leafs in no hurry to bring back Auston Matthews

With their spot in the standings pretty secure, the Leafs can afford to be patient. “It felt good,” Matthews said of his practice Monday. “More bumps, stick battles, and other stuff. But it feels better.” “My biggest concern is, when (injured players) get back, are they ready to play?” the coach said. Babcock could take the same approach with Andersen 14

March 19, 2018 4:17 PM Matthews ruled out for Leafs-Lightning matchup, Andersen a maybe

Both Auston Matthews and goalie Frederik Andersen participated in practice on Monday. Nikita Zaitsev and Leo Komarov will also be out of the lineup on Tuesday. Matthews was on the ice for practice but did not participate in line rushes Monday. He skated afterwards with extras Matt Martin, Josh Leivo and Dominic Moore. “It felt good out there,” said Matthews 22

March 2, 2018 4:43 PM Damian Warner 2nd after 4 heptathlon events at indoor track and field worlds

Canadian sets PBs in shot put, high jump, matches PB in 60m to open 2-day event Damian Warner attained two personal bests and tied another to open the two-day men's heptathlon competition at the world indoor track and field championships on Friday in Birmingham, U.K. The London, Ont., native cleared a personal-best 2.02 metres on his second attempt in high jump during 36

February 16, 2018 11:09 PM Why it's been such a tough flu season for children

Two strains of influenza are circulating at once in Canada and hospitals are bearing the load More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels 75

February 9, 2018 12:39 PM Guelph girl, 12, died from flu, second death suspected to be flu-related

A parent from Westminster Woods Public School told CBC news the death was at her child's school But the Grade 7 student from Westminster Woods Public School in Guelph died on Jan. 31 after she contracted influenza B, her father told CBC News. "She was a very loving child," Stan Pollard said in messages on Facebook, saying they had just laid his daughter 167

February 3, 2018 6:03 PM Rielly, Hainsey return, Holl, Borgman scratched as Leafs take on Bruins in Boston

The Leafs went 5-1-0 without Morgan Rielly — Ron Hainsey missed two games —, bolstered by the enthusiasm and smart play of some of their rookie defencemen, namely Travis Dermott and Justin Holl. Roman Polak skated Saturday but will likely remain on the injured list. BOSTON—Defencemen Morgan Rielly and Ron Hainsey will return to the Maple Leafs lineup 25