At approximately 7 AM, police state that a K9 officer was able to locate the missing boy not far from his home. In a terrifying turn of events, the child was found unconscious near train tracks close to his house. The boy was found with life-threatening injuries and visible signs of intense physical trauma.
The young child sustained head injuries and was immediately taken to Brampton Civic Hospital. He was later transported to a trauma centre. He was described as having life-threatening injuries, but he was stable.
Hours later, a 28-year-old Brampton man, Dyon Smart has been arrested and charged in court in connection to the assault. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, failure to comply with recognizance and breach of probation order.
The story is even more bizarre because the child's home showed no signs of forced entry, but police say that the man was known to the child; however, police have not stated what relation he had with the child.
Peel Regional Police are currently asking any witnesses to come forward who may have seen what happened. The railway tracks are shut down for investigation and members of the child's family and neighbours are being interviewed.
History was made at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in East York as it set Canada's record for most doses administered at one location in a single day.
The Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic administered 10,470 vaccine doses on Sunday, May 16, Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) announced on Twitter. Michael Garron Hospital shared photos of the clinic on Monday, which even has a live DJ to keep the energy high.
CBC Toronto shared a video capturing the cheers and celebrations that ensued when the clinic reached its 10,000-dose milestone — according to TEHN, the Thorncliffe Park clinic is made up of 108 volunteers, 74 pharmacy staff, 65 vaccinators, 55 registration clerks, and dozens of other team members.
Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted his congratulations to the clinic, saying, "This is exactly the kind of determination and teamwork it's going to take to beat this virus. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen."
As COVID-19 cases continue to drop, one of the province's top doctors has revealed that Ontario's reopening plan is on the way.
According to CP24, Christine Elliott, minister of health, told reporters on Tuesday that the plan will be coming "very soon."
"We have been working with the chief medical officer of health and the medical experts on a safe and careful reopening of Ontario because the last thing we want is to go into it too quickly and to get into a fourth wave. We have to do everything we can to avoid that so we are working on that and we expect it will be available very soon," Elliott said.
"It is sector specific looking at what different types of sectors could perhaps be reopened and what their specific needs and timelines are."