Poland wants to let some prisoners go home due to coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – More Polish prisoners will be given the possibility to serve their sentences at home due to the coronavirus epidemic, under a justice ministry proposal that could benefit up to 20,000 convicts. Poland has so far reported 684 cases of coronavirus, including eight deaths. It has shut schools,…

Hamilton-area man dead after single-vehicle collision near Mount Hope

Hamilton police are investigating a fatal collision south of the city in the Mount Hope area. Investigators say the crash happened around noon on Sunday near Miles Road and English Church Road East and involved a single vehicle. Police say a 28-year-old man from Binbrook was found dead inside the…

COVID-19 isolation, treatment centre for homeless opens in Ottawa

A local recreation centre in Ottawa has become an isolation and treatment centre for homeless people with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. The centre opened Monday near the city’s ByWard Market, which is a few blocks east of Parliament Hill. The facility has been filled with beds, linens, medical…

Northumberland County launches website for virtual patient care during coronavirus pandemic

Online walk-in clinics and patient appointments are now available to residents in Northumberland County as health units across Canada press for social distancing and self-isolation. Northumberland Care is launching a new website, northumberlandcare.com, to help virtually connect patients with physicians. A release from Northumberland Care states that doctors are now…

Sex workers get coronavirus sex position advice with list of diagrams released

A Russian sex worker movement has released a list of sex positions that best protect prostitutes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Unlike many countries in Europe, prostitution does not have legal status or industry protection in Russia and there are concerns for sex workers during this troubled period. The Facebook group…

Coronavirus: Stocks slide at the open despite Fed’s massive credit boost

U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday as a brief spurt of optimism from an aggressive credit boost by the Federal Reserve was overshadowed by the still rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 145.62 points, or 0.76 per cent, at the open to 19,028.36. The S&P 500 opened lower…

PG&E utility to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter over 2018 fire

(Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N) said on Monday its utility unit agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive fire in California’s history. In a regulatory filing, PG&E said the plea by its Pacific Gas & Electric unit was…