Some Ontario teachers are refusing work over school COVID-19 concerns

Mary Fraser-Hamilton, a teacher in Brampton, Ont., poses for a photograph outside of her school, on Monday, January 24, 2022. The Brampton, Ont., drama teacher was one of 11 education workers in Ontario who initiated work refusals last week over COVID-19 safety concerns, as students and staff members returned to classrooms with less transparency about the virus in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin Mary Fraser-Hamilton, a teacher in Brampton, Ont., poses for a photograph outside of her school, on Monday, January 24, 2022. The Brampton, Ont., drama teacher was one of 11 education workers in Ontario who initiated work refusals last week over COVID-19 safety concerns, as students and staff members returned to classrooms with less transparency about the virus in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

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Texas gunman walked through apparently unlocked door: police

The 18-year-old gunman who killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school walked in unimpeded through an apparently unlocked door, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The gunman was apparently inside the building for at least three-quarters of an hour before U.S. Border Patrol agents stormed a classroom and killed him.

Trudeau signals new gun-control changes coming; here's what the Liberals have promised

In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signalled that the Canadian government will be moving ahead on new gun-control measures 'in the coming weeks.' In previous Parliaments, the Liberals have made changes to Canada's gun laws, but in the 2021 federal election, Trudeau promised to go further.

'Horrifying' conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

By now it's as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: A mass shooting leaves many dead, and wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage soon follow. Within hours of Tuesday's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, another rash began as internet users spread baseless claims about the man named as the gunman and his possible motives.